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The Speaking For Profit Podcast

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This is the show for professional speakers, performers, entrepreneurs and business professionals who speak and sell. Performance Coach Cindy Ashton and Speak to Sell Expert Jason Reid discuss the craft of performing, story-telling, and how to connect to your audience so that you can increase your influence and your profits. Cindy and Jason also go behind the microphone and share entertaining stories from the stage, and the road with leading speakers, actors, comedians, and other professionals who speak. Make more money and build your business by knowing how to influence an audience.

This is the show for professional speakers, performers, entrepreneurs and business professionals who speak and sell. Performance Coach Cindy Ashton and Speak to Sell Expert Jason Reid discuss the craft of performing, story-telling, and how to connect to your audience so that you can increase your influence and your profits. Cindy and Jason also go behind the microphone and share entertaining stories from the stage, and the road with leading speakers, actors, comedians, and other professionals who speak. Make more money and build your business by knowing how to influence an audience.
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United States

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This is the show for professional speakers, performers, entrepreneurs and business professionals who speak and sell. Performance Coach Cindy Ashton and Speak to Sell Expert Jason Reid discuss the craft of performing, story-telling, and how to connect to your audience so that you can increase your influence and your profits. Cindy and Jason also go behind the microphone and share entertaining stories from the stage, and the road with leading speakers, actors, comedians, and other professionals who speak. Make more money and build your business by knowing how to influence an audience.

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English


Episodes

S4P 037 Jill Lublin on Creating Your Own Story

12/15/2017
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In this episode Cindy and Jason welcome international speaker and publicist Jill Lublin. Jill’s topics include Radical Influence, Publicity, Networking, Kindness and Referrals. She is the author of 4 Best Selling books including Get Noticed...Get Referrals. Her latest book, Profit of Kindness went #1 in four categories. In addition to speaking, Jill is a master strategist on how to position your business for more profitability and more visibility in the marketplace. She is CEO of a...

Duration: 00:32:31


Episode 36 Dana Pharant - Unleash Your Dominatrix Onstage

12/1/2017
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In this kinky and and extremely deep episode, Cindy and Jason are joined by award-winning speaker and former dominatrix Dana Pharant. Dana talks about the importance of presence and showing up naturally and powerfully. Discussion runs from the importance of being intimate with an audience, dropping into your body, eye contact, vulnerability and more. Plus Dana tells a hilarious story about going through the airport with electric blue hair! For more information, go to...

Duration: 00:34:36


S4P 035 Unlikely Speaking Resources

11/17/2017
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In this insightful and off-the-wall episode, Cindy and Jason look at unlikely resources that will make you a better speaker and performer. Discussion runs from observing people on transit, to personality assessments, books on old carnival performers, movies about religious evangelists and much more! Plus - Bizarre words of wisdom from 1950s speaking coach Prof. E.C. Buehler Here are the links mentioned in the podcast: The movie Marjoe is available on iTunes. There are also a few...

Duration: 00:37:02


S4P 034 Natsuyo Lipschutz on Cross Cultural Communication

11/3/2017
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If you’ve ever spoken to an audience of a different culture you know how difficult it can sometimes be to make a good connection. Jason and Cindy welcome Natsuyo Lipschutz, a cross-cultural communications expert who explains how to be both understood and respected by Asian audiences, particularly Japanese. They discuss the differences between high-context and low-context cultures, plus the importance of body language and reading your audience before you get on stage. Natsuyo also talks...

Duration: 00:28:40


S4P 033 Keith Brown: Performing Magic & Stagecraft

10/13/2017
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This episode is quite literally Magic! Cindy and Jason are joined by popular magician and keynote speaker Keith Brown. Topics include the importance of stagecraft, audience connection, learning from other entertainment disciplines and more. Keith also talks about saying yes to opportunities, and how he became a paid stage performer at only 13 years old. We finish off with a funny story about his gig from hell! Keith Brown is a world-class entertainer, magician and keynote speaker....

Duration: 00:34:34


S4P 032 Five More Ways to Tell Better Stories

9/15/2017
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Our Top FIve Ways To Tell Better Stories episode was a big hit, so we decided to do a sequel, including more advanced tips on telling great stories within your talk. Cindy and Jason discuss the importance of story structure. They also discuss how to spice up stories with scenes, dialogue, and tension, plus how to introduce time travel into your stories for maximum effectiveness. Whether you do keynotes, breakouts, or speak-to-sell talks, you’ll find this episode full of tips and tactics...

Duration: 00:35:00


S4P 031 Top Five Voice Techniques

8/18/2017
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In this latest “Top Five” episode, Cindy and Jason discuss the top five vocal techniques to magnetize your audience. Cindy talks about the importance of breathing and physical relaxation as well as offering some practical suggestions on how to improve both. We then move on to speaking about vocal vibrancy and word accentuation as well as varying the tempo of your speech. Cindy closes out the program by talking about her latest initiative – a revolutionary new speaker booking agency and...

Duration: 00:37:35


S4P 030 Charmaine Hammond on Speaking Sponsorships

7/7/2017
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In this episode Cindy and Jason welcome veteran speaker, conflict resolution expert and sponsorship queen Charmaine Hammond. As a bestselling author, and Certified Speaking Professional she has had tremendous success in finding corporate sponsors to fund her speaking and book projects/events/tours including her printing, graphic design, venues, travel, media, technology, hotels, even her pet food and dog poop bags! She has developed sponsorship relationships with more than 40 sponsors...

Duration: 00:33:12


S4P 028 Jason Reid - 5 Ways to Tell Better Stories

5/12/2017
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In this episode, Cindy and Jason examine 5 ways that speakers can tell more effective and engaging stories that grab an audience and inspire them to take action. Jason discusses the difference between a story’s purpose and point, and talks about what happens when the point of the story is not strong enough to hide its purpose. Next is a discussion of where storytellers should be specific and how they also need to make their story universal. The last storytelling balancing act...

Duration: 00:25:55


S4P 027 Sheryl Plouffe Video Performance

4/21/2017
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Jason Reid welcomes a former long-time TV collaborator - Broadcaster, Coach and Video Consultant Sheryl Plouffe. Sheryl discusses her years of TV performance wisdom with Cindy and Jason. They talk about speaking from the heart and the importance of knowing your message as opposed to knowing a script. Sheryl also talks about how to create videos to brand yourself as an expert and how to do it in an easy and authentic fashion. Cindy and Jason finish the show by talking about how to get...

Duration: 00:32:30


S4P 026 Kat Leonard, Connection, Comedy and Speaker Groupies

4/7/2017
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Cindy and Jason welcome the thoughtful and hilarious Kat Leonard. Kat is a TV host, writer and motivational entertainer who uses the combined forces of music and comedy. Discussion includes: They finish with a frank and funny discussion of speaker groupies. Do they exist? What are they like? Kat Leonard is also a graduate of The Second City Conservatory. Her touring show and workshop Myselfie is a musical comedic approach to loving your body, promoting healthy body image and...

Duration: 00:33:12


S4P 025 Melissa Krivachek Sex, Speaking & Sales

3/17/2017
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On this episode, Jason and Cindy welcome top entrepreneur and transformation expert Melissa Krivachek They discuss the fundamental steps of personal transformation like being healthy, creating great habits and understanding your why. Melissa also explains the intimate connections between sex, sales and speaking. Melissa Krivachek has spoken in front of thousands of people around the world. She’s written six books and is a 4-time international best seller. She was nominated for Inc...

Duration: 00:29:52


S4P 024 Davide Di Giorgio On Creating an Experience

3/2/2017
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In this episode Cindy and Jason talk to the multi-talented David DiGiorgio about how to create an experience for your audience when you speak – as well as the influence of music and theatre on the speaking world. Davide Di Giorgio has been a performer, theater producer, creator, educator and longtime audacious entrepreneur. He started as a composer and musical director and published a musical when he was only 19 years old. He went on to open his own award-winning theatre production...

Duration: 00:35:44


S4P 023 Top 5 Speak to Sell Mistakes

2/10/2017
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Episode 23 – Top 5 Mistakes Speaking to Sell In this top-5 episode Jason and Cindy look at the five of the top mistakes that people make when they speak to sell. They discuss the concept of working backwards from your call to action, matching your content with your offer, avoiding audience overload, managing the energy in the room and how to practice. More than just a list of mistakes to avoid, Jason and Cindy give deep insights into creating and performing talks that are...

Duration: 00:33:32


S4P_022 Lauren Pibworth - Marketing

1/13/2017
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Jason and Cindy welcome Speaker Marketing Expert Lauren Pibworth. Lauren runs Pibworth Professional Solutions, a marketing agency dedicated to helping professional speakers get out there and market their greatness, get more gigs and make more money. Lauren talks about what attracted her to work with speakers and what steps new speakers should take BEFORE they pay someone to do their marketing. They also discuss how to express vulnerability on stage, the future of speaking, as well as...

Duration: 00:33:32


S4P 021 Inspirational Holiday Episode

12/9/2016
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In this inspirationally-themed holiday episode we hear six amazing stories from the professional speaking world with messages of learning, hope, tolerance, and love. Cindy Ashton shares a beautiful Christmas travel story about meeting a crabby old woman with a sad secret. Sarah McVanel talks about the generosity of two fellow speakers and what it meant to her family. Halina St. James shares a story about a challenging speaking engagement and the wonderful surprise she received from what...

Duration: 00:34:09


S4P 020 Brett Abbey

11/18/2016
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In this episode, Cindy and Jason talk to award-winning speaker, author and Message Master J. Brett Abbey Brett known for his ability to help clients change their marketing and sales messages and ultimately change their success. With more than 25 years assisting entrepreneurs and major corporations, Brett is considered the expert in developing strategic and creative messaging solutions. www.messagemasters.ca Brett talks about how his marketing and advertising background has affected...

Duration: 00:29:54


S4P_019 Five Ways to Find Great Speaking Gigs & Leads

11/4/2016
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. In our first “Top-5” episode, Jason and Cindy discuss five of the best ways to find yourself the best speaking opportunities. Jason and Cindy go in depth to discuss how to research conferences, and convention centers, use Linkedin to find leads, leverage your network as well as using valuable corporate tools like trade show magazines and mailing lists. More than just a great list of ideas, Cindy and Jason show you exactly how to use these tools together in a comprehensive way so that...

Duration: 00:29:18


S4P 018 Jacqueline Walters

10/21/2016
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Cindy and Jason welcome a guest who can really kick ass! – literally. Jacqueline Walters is not only a great professional speaker, but also a champion kickboxer It seems Jacqueline Walters has been a professional talker, pretty much ever since she could, …well, talk. Even as a precocious toddler in London, England, Jacqueline would strike up conversations with random strangers. Much to the chagrin of her mother, she was often known to provide a loud commentary on the odd and unusual...

Duration: 00:30:59


S4P_017 On Camera Adventures

10/7/2016
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Working on-camera is different than speaking in front of an audience, but there are a lot of similarities. So what can we learn from working on camera? Cindy and Jason talk about their own adventures on camera in this humorous and story filled episode. Cindy talks about auditioning for a TV commercial where she couldn’t read the tele-prompter. Cindy also talks about her first film appearance which she later found out was part of an adult movie. Jason relates an informative story from...

Duration: 00:30:46

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