Speakers often mistake their “norm” as a commonality that they share with many other speakers. In reality, your “norm” is actually your unique DNA. Every speaker has their own unique story/journey and learning how to tell it is absolutely crucial in today’s public speaking environment. On today's show, I interview Travis Thomas, a professional public speaker and seasoned improv performer. Travis has performed in front of thousands of people and trained dozens of organizations like the Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, US Soccer, Gatorade, PepsiCo., and Under Armour. On this episode, you'll learn how being "normal" can actually be the key to your success, how to use your story to create a connection with the audience, and how to use trust, vulnerability, and authenticity to be a better public speaker. You can learn more about Travis at http://liveyesand.com and get his book, 3 Words for Getting Unstuck: Live Yes, And!.
When you're looking for support in accomplishing your goals, where do you turn? Do you value diversity of thought and experience unlike your own when seeking advice and direction? To offer her insight on this topic, I interview Julie Kratz, a highly-acclaimed leadership trainer, frequent keynote speaker, and executive coach. Julie is the author of Pivot Point: How to Build a Winning Career Game Plan and ONE: How Male Allies Support Women for Gender Equality.
On today's episode, we cover:
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