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World of Speakers E.27: Inspiring through meaningful connections | Leon Logothetis

Inspiring through meaningful connections. Ryan Foland speaks with Leon Logothetis, an author, TV Host, and cause adventurer. Best known for his Netflix series “The Kindness Diaries”, Leon travels around the world sharing an important and inspiring message: there is kindness in all of us, and we choose whether to make the world better—or not—with it. This interview will offer you a wave of inspiration, to not only find and follow your passion (and create a job from it), but to also be a...


World of Speakers E.26 | Hitchhiker’s guide to professional speaking | Tomislav Perko

Hitchhiker’s guide to professional speaking. Ryan Foland speaks with Tomislav Perko, a travel writer from Croatia. He uses alternative ways of traveling – hitchhiking, couchsurfing, working/volunteering, and manages to wander around the world with just a little bit of money in his pocket, meeting the most amazing people on the way. His insights are unique and inspiring. Ryan and Tomislav talk about the parallels between hitchhiking and professional speaking, drawing lines between how to...


World of Speakers E.25: Learn to leverage | Michael Dermer

Learn to leverage. Ryan Foland speaks with Michael Dermer, an entrepreneur, speaker, lawyer and the author and founder of Lonely Entrepreneur. Michael has created countless resources for entrepreneurs of all stages to help them build successful businesses. Ryan and Michael go into an in-depth discussion about how you can build your speaking business, no matter what stage you are at, specifically by creating leverage and demand for your skills and expertise. While there is no quick fix,...


World of Speakers E.24: Build sales leads with your talk | Jabez LeBret

Build sales leads with your talk. Ryan Foland speaks with Jabez LeBret. Jabez has delivered thousands of presentations globally and has has a regular column on Forbes where he is considered a leading expert in marketing, technology, and managing Millennials in the workplace. There are some important key topics discussed in this interview, such as how to engage and build connections both onstage and online, and how to substantially grow your business by collecting sales leads from the...


World of Speakers E.23 | Sell your talk: Interview with Kim Orlesky

Sell your talk. Ryan Foland speaks with Kim Orlesky, a thought-leader, writer, and speaker. Kim’s courageousness to quit her life and backpack solo around the world inspired her to use her mastery in sales to help entrepreneurs create better sales processes. Kim is an expert in sales, and in this conversation she and Ryan look at key selling tactics for 2018: such as transparency, storytelling, empathy, and building strong relationships with event organizers. This podcast will help you...


World of Speakers E.22 Creating real connections | Michelle Tillis Lederman

Creating real connections. Ryan Foland speaks with Michelle Tillis Lederman, CEO of Executive Essentials. Michelle provides custom communication and leadership training and coaching programs and has been named one of Forbes Top 25 Networking Experts. The main focus of this talk is about building connections with your audience, whether you are on stage or networking. Learning how to deeply connect will help you positively impact your audience with your message, make a great impression on...


World of Speakers E21: Body language in a digital world | Interview with Dr. Nick Morgan

Body language in a digital world. Ryan Foland speaks with Nick Morgan, who is one of America’s top communication speakers, theorists, and coaches. Nick is a passionate teacher, who helps people find clarity in their thinking and ideas – and then delivering them with panache. In this fascinating, high-energy podcast, Nick and Ryan cover a lot of topics that can help you network proficiently on digital communication platforms, building a booming speaking business, and how to use authenticity...


World of Speakers E.20: Adapting your talk | Dr. Natalie Forest

Adapting your talk. Ryan Foland speaks with Dr. Natalie Forest, the Executive Director of Women of Global Change, and leading expert in how to recognize and resolve destructive psychological patterns in order to reach your full potential and success. Ryan and Natalie weave through a number of interesting topics, focusing on how to determine what really empowers you and fires up your passion—and how to use that to motivate not only your talks, but drive your speaking business. They also...


World of Speakers E.19: TEDx Talks | Lori Granito

TEDx Talks. Ryan Foland speaks with Lori Granito, an award-winning entrepreneur, and a TEDx Speaker Coach. She coaches clients on how to go from idea to reality, as well as how to generate more speaking opportunities by using the TEDx platform. Ryan and Lori talk about how to turn difficult situations into messages worth sharing. They also dip into some very practical advice about how to monetize your talk, how to structure storytelling and how to build credibility, even if you are a...


World of Speakers E.18: Marketing mentality | Shakira Brown

Marketing mentality. Ryan Foland speaks with Shakira Brown, an expert in PR and branding. the CEO of SMB Strategic Media, a public relations, branding and website consultancy group that create cutting edge marketing strategies for small businesses. She teaches techniques on how to get yourself in front of the right people to build your business. In this energetic talk, Ryan and Shakira talk about what professional speakers can do to get more bookings. From setting your mentality to...


World of Speakers E.17: Own Your Story | John Lawson

Own Your Story. Ryan Foland speaks with John Lawson, an international speaker who with a wealth of knowledge on online retailing and digital marketing. He has been called one of the Top 100 Small Business Influencers in America, and uses his expertise to teach speakers how to build a business sharing their message with the world. Ryan and John talk about how you can start making more money as a speaker. They offer practical advice on how to become an authority, pitch yourself effectively,...


World of Speakers E.16: Don’t suck on stage | Tiffani Bova

Don’t suck on stage. Ryan Foland speaks with Tiffani Bova, the global customer growth and innovation evangelist at Salesforce. She is a keynote speaker and podcaster who shares ideas on business growth. Tiffani is cutting-edge analyst and an expert growth strategy. Ryan and Tiffani talk about how speakers can hone in on their topic, and how not to suck on stage, and why practice is crucial to really learn how to engage an audience and start getting paid top dollar for your talks. Listen to...


World of Speakers E.15: Authenticity | Linda Williams

Authenticity. Ryan Foland speaks with Linda Williams, a best-selling author and business expert, behaviorist, and Life Coach. She uses her personal story of trauma to deeply connect and inspire audiences, teaching them how to find the courage it takes to face down the past. Ryan and Linda talk about what it means to be a truly authentic speaker. There are thousands of motivational and inspirational speakers, but sometimes their message leaves audiences thinking “Oh, I have heard this...


World Of Speakers E.14: Getting on camera | Dorien Morin-van Dam

Getting on camera. Ryan Foland speaks with Dorien Morin-van Dam, a marketing trainer and consultant, who specializes in video and social media. She is an expert in helping people get over their initial fears of the camera to reach new and wider audiences. Ryan and Dorien thoroughly explore the topic of videos. They discuss how mid-level speakers can maximize on tools they already have, like a smartphone and Facebook Live, to grow their fan base and get more bookings to speak. They also...


World of Speakers E.13: What event organizers look for | Jen Guerrero

What event organizers look for. Ryan Foland speaks with Jen Guerrero, the CEO of eCubed, and event organization company that specializes in multi-million dollar executive conferences and events. She manages and coordinates hundred of events, and knows exactly what to look for when it comes to booking the right speakers for her clients. Ryan and Jen Guerrero explore what the qualities and traits are that some speakers have, which helps them get booked to speak, different ways to get your...


World of Speakers E.12: Finding your authentic voice | Karen Millsap

Finding your authentic voice. Ryan Foland speaks with Karen Millsap, the CEO (Chief Empathy Officer) of Egency, a firm that helps organizations create a human-centric workforce. After experiencing a domino effect of losses, she became acutely aware of the overall lack of support in our society for grieving people. This realization ignited Karen's desire to turn her pain into purpose and pay it forward to help others. Ryan and Karen Millsap sail through this interview, covering a range of...


World of Speakers E.11: Effective speaker websites | Lauren Pibworth

Effective speaker websites. Ryan Foland speaks with Lauren Pibworth, a marketing expert who focuses on helping speaker find the right events, connect with event organizers and build great marketing material. Ryan and Lauren Pibworth have an indepth discussion filled with practical advice on what a great speaker website looks like, and the ins and outs of whether you need one, and how to make yours great so that you start getting booked for more paid speaking events. Listen to this podcast...


World of Speakers E.10: From local to global | Rahfeal Gordon

From local to global. Ryan Foland speaks with Rahfeal Gordon, better known as Rah Gor. Rah Gor provides challenges audiences to look at the environmental and physical circumstances that impact their personal and business performance. He is a life strategist, leadership specialist, and innovator of inspiration. Ryan and Rahfeal Gordon talk about a wide variety of topics— from how to deeply engage your home audience before moving into international speaker, practical tips on getting booked...


World of Speakers E.09: Speaking is an act of service | Daniel Midson-Short

Speaking is an act of service. Ryan Foland speaks with Daniel Midson-Short, an inspirational speaker who teaches audiences around the world on ‘Practical Personal Development’, which is basically the ‘What, Why and How’ of living a great life. Listen to this podcast to find out: - How using the minimalist philosophy can benefit your audience. - Why practicing in front of a group (like ToastMasters) is crucial for leveling up your speaking skills and 10x-ing your self confidence. - Why...


World of Speakers E.08: Observe other speakers | Guido Romeo

Observe other speakers. Ryan Foland speaks with Guido Romeo, a journalist turned professional speaker and panel moderator from Italy. He speaks about communicating complex issue to audiences, to engage and inform effectively. Ryan and Guido discuss how to observe other professional speakers effectively, and steal their presentation skills and make them your own, to become a better speaker. Listen to this podcast to find out: -How to get inspired by other speakers from around the world and...


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