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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...

Duration: 00:47:16

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...

Duration: 00:43:00

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...

Duration: 00:48:59

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 foot...

Duration: 00:43:43

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...

Duration: 00:47:15

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...

Duration: 00:46:46

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...

Duration: 00:48:24

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...

Duration: 00:47:53

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...

Duration: 00:45:36

World of Speakers E.07: Follow your passion | Holly Dowling

Follow your passion. Ryan Foland speaks with Holly Dowling, a uniquely motivating speaker who helps people around the world tap into their passion, and learn how to live fulfilling and impactful lives. Ryan and Holly swing between deep thoughts and light humour in this interview, sharing insights about what they have learned about communication and following your dreams, and how to use your experiences to make a difference in the world. They also talk a fair bit about Gilligan’s Island,...

Duration: 00:49:24

World of Speakers E.06 Turn anxiety into power

Turn anxiety into power: Ryan Foland speaks with Jesh de Rox, a revolutionary photographer, who has spoke to tens of thousands of people in over 30 countries on a mission to raise consciousness and spread ideas that lead to extraordinary, high-impact, beautiful lives. Ryan and Jesh share insights about what they have learned about human connection and art, and how to make a global impact. They also dive into how to become an expert in your field, and engage audiences. Listen to this...

Duration: 00:51:07

World of Speakers E.05 Impactful speaking in a digital age

Ryan Foland speaks with Brian Fanzo, a groundbreaking social media and communications expert, who has mastered Facebook’s Live Video maximizing on the new technology to connect with audiences from around the world. Ryan and Brian share their passion for social networking, giving tips and insights on how to use tools like Twitter and Live Video effectively. Listen to this podcast to find out: How to stand apart from all the noise on social media Why you absolutely need to read your audience...

Duration: 00:47:02

World of Speakers E.04: Who you surround yourself with matters

Who you surround yourself with matters: Ryan Foland speaks with Leo Bottary, thought leader and global expert on the topic of peer advantage. Who you surround yourself with matters and, because of this, business leaders can help each other in ways they just won’t find anywhere else. Ryan and Leo share insights about what they have learned about audience engagement, and how to go from being a good speaker to a great speaker, offering practical advice on how to empathize with your audience,...

Duration: 00:49:49

World of Speakers E.03 Be Responsible For What They Hear

Responsible for what they hear: Ryan Foland speaks with John Bates, a world renowned expert in leadership and communication, and founder of Executive Speaking Success, a leadership communication service. Ryan and John share insights about what they have learned about audience engagement, and how to go from being a good speaker to a great speaker, offering practical advice on how to empathize with your audience, and successfully build your speaking business. Listen to this podcast to find...

Duration: 00:47:37

World of Speakers E.02 One More Thing, Smile.

One more thing, smile: Ryan Foland speaks with Bonnie Harvey and Michael Houlihan are the founders of America’s most popular wine brand, Barefoot Spirit. They are thought-leaders on entrepreneurship and developing a workplace culture. Bonnie, Michael and Ryan share insights about the top things they have learned about becoming professional speakers, and how to make the transition from speaking for free to getting paid to speak all around the world. They also give a handful of great tips on...

Duration: 00:49:43

World of Speakers E.01 Create impactful talks. Interview with Andras Baneth, hosted by Ryan Foland

Create impactful talks: Andras Baneth talks with Ryan Foland. Andras is the founder of SpeakerHub, a social network designed specifically for speakers of all backgrounds to connect with event organizers around the world. Ryan and Andras share insights about what they have learned about public speaking, offering practical advice on how to become a better speaker, and build your speaking business. Listen to this podcast to find out: -Why having valuable content is the most important element...

Duration: 00:47:15

Sneak Peek: World of Speakers Podcast

The World of Speakers podcast series was born out of a genuine desire to help mid-level speakers build their speaking businesses, and to talk with some of the brightest speakers, trainers, and presenters. Hosted by speaking expert Ryan Foland. Topics include what works and what doesn't for speakers, ideas giving memorable presentations, speaking tips, and the in’s and out’s of how to build a thriving speaking business.

Duration: 00:01:48