100 episodes

Talking to entrepreneurs, business and thought leaders about their journey and how they discovered the POWER TO SPEAK.
Surprising answers, inspiring stories. Motivational, Inspirational and educational. How did they get here, what did they learn and how can they empower you to do the same?

Power To Speak with Confidence. Conversations that will inspire and empower‪.‬ Jackie Goddard

    • Business

Talking to entrepreneurs, business and thought leaders about their journey and how they discovered the POWER TO SPEAK.
Surprising answers, inspiring stories. Motivational, Inspirational and educational. How did they get here, what did they learn and how can they empower you to do the same?

    How Gymshark embraced Influencer marketing to achieve UNICORN status. #49

    How Gymshark embraced Influencer marketing to achieve UNICORN status. #49

    Stay humble, stay challenged.
    In this previously live episode of Speaking About Speaking I speak with Director, Financial Strategist, and former CFO of Gymshark, Philip Daw.
     
    Chartered accountant, Phil spent 28 years as senior partner in general practice, before in 2019, he was tempted by fast-growing gym wear brand, Gymshark to join them as chief financial officer (CFO).
     
    A brave move considering founder, Ben Francis, was only 27 and the average age of Gymshark employees was 28, but Phil embraced the challenge.
    During his time with them they became what’s known as a ‘Unicorn’ business, that is they achieved a billion-dollar valuation!
     
    Now, as Director and financial lead at We Are Whanau, alongside former Gymshark president, Steve Hewitt, Phil helps other companies find their ‘North Star’ and progress to Unicorn status.
     
    Of course, this is fascinating stuff but - I hear you ask - what has this got to do with Speaking About Speaking?
     
    Let me explain...
    I knew very little about Gymshark, the business or its ethos before Phil asked me in September 2021 to go to Gymshark HQ in Solihull and work with him and the team to help improve their public speaking skills. They were presenting to an important and formidable audience and Phil in particular needed a confidence boost.
     
    As I always do, before heading off I did a little research and found that founder, Ben Francis, being an introvert, realised his lack of speaking confidence was making his audience feel uncomfortable, so decided it was his duty to learn the art of public.
     
    I also found that the company motto is ‘Stay Humble.’ Which I love!
    For me, humility is an underestimated but crucial quality that creates curious and compassionate speakers.
     
    I was honoured and excited to have Philip join me for this conversation.
    We discussed all of the above.
    Plus, the power of ...
    Building a culture that empowers people.
    Influencer marketing.
    A simple business model.
    The sliding doors moment.
    To find out more about Phil go to: https://wearewhanau.com/
    Or find him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/philip-daw-02780810/
    To find out more about Power To Speak coaching follow Jackie Goddard on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackiegoddardpowertospeak/
    Or message her through the website: www.powertospeak.co.uk
    For tips and techniques on improving your public speaking and getting in front of your audience, sign up for the fortnightly Power To Speak newsletter: https://powertospeak.co.uk/newsletter/
     

    • 32 min
    Speaking About Speaking - What is Homophiliy & does it make the boat go faster? #48

    Speaking About Speaking - What is Homophiliy & does it make the boat go faster? #48

    What is homophily and does it make the boat go faster?
    In this previously live episode of Speaking About Speaking I speak with Trainer, Coach and Speaker, Adam Armstrong, a former Head Boy of and teacher at the famous Italia Conti Performing Arts School.
    His acting credits include The Bill, Grange Hill, and The Minder. And his students have included Russell Brand, Danny Mays, Martine McCutcheon, and Claire goose.
    I met Adam a year ago when, alongside fellow acting coach, Peter Ferris, we designed an acting course for stunt trainees which we now run for the British Stunt Register.
    Adam also founded his own training company, Herald, in 2009, which offers bespoke presentation training and coaching around personal effectiveness, communication skills, creative thinking and change management.
    Also, he’s studied Psychology and NLP, and he's ex-champion runner, completing a mile in very close to 4 minutes!
    Before I met Adam, I’d never heard the word homophily or the expression ‘Does it make the boat go faster?’ Now I use both regularly!
    To find out more about Adam go to LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-armstrong-72489a31/?originalSubdomain=uk
    To find out more about Power To Speak coaching follow Jackie Goddard on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackiegoddardpowertospeak/
    Or message her through the website: www.powertospeak.co.uk
    For tips and techniques on improving your public speaking and getting in front of your audience, sign up for the fortnightly Power To Speak newsletter: https://powertospeak.co.uk/newsletter/

    • 32 min
    Come on a TRIPP with me - Build confidence and resilience, through play & positivity. #47

    Come on a TRIPP with me - Build confidence and resilience, through play & positivity. #47

    In this previously live solo Speaking About Speaking episode, I talk you through T.R.I.P.P., my acronym for increased confidence, creativity... and fun in your life.
    You may know me as a speaker and acting coach. It’s my business, it’s how I help people speak to their audience and I love it...
    But my reason for being is to use my training as an actor and artist to build connection, confidence, and resilience, through improvisation, play, and positivity.
    Follow TRIPP to help develop your creativity and your joy.
    So, what does T.R.I.P.P. stand for?
    T - Truth but can also represent TRUST. 'Confidence is a trust in oneself.' Cicero
    R - Resilience. The joy within. Finding and owning your story.
    I - Improvising but can also represent INNOVATION (creativity) "You Can't Use Up Creativity, the More You Use the More You Have" Maya Angelou
    P - Play. The difference between child-ish and child-like. 'Playful people are creative people.' Tom Morris
    P - Positivity. Passion and enthusiasm for life and work.
    I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas on the subject so leave a comment below.
    And if you've enjoyed the episode please subscribe!
    To find out more about Power To Speak coaching follow Jackie Goddard on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackiegoddardpowertospeak/
    Or message her through the website: www.powertospeak.co.uk
    For tips and techniques on improving your public speaking and getting in front of your audience, sign up for the fortnightly Power To Speak newsletter: https://powertospeak.co.uk/newsletter/

    • 17 min
    Inside The Mind of a Podcast Junkie. Why you need a Podcast for your business. #46

    Inside The Mind of a Podcast Junkie. Why you need a Podcast for your business. #46

    "Podcasting changed my life!" so says podcast Junkie, Harry Duran.
    In this previously live episode of Speaking About Speaking my guest, Podcast Strategist, Keynote Speaker, Author and Podcast Junkie, Harry and I discuss the merits of an actors training and how it can help you show and share your vulnerable side.
    Harry spent 20 years working in the Marketing departments of JPMorganChase and E-Trade before switching to the world of podcasting.
    He’s hosted his own show since 2014 and has published over 300+ interviews across his 3 shows.
    Originally, with an interest in electronic music, he intended to podcast interview DJs but soon pivoted when he realised that tracking down and interviewing superstar DJs wasn’t so easy! And so, Podcast Junkies was born, an interview-based show focused on, he says, the true superstars of podcasting, the hosts themselves.
    He’s since founded FullCast, a full-service, done-for-you podcast agency and has made it his personal mission to help one thousand business owners launch their podcast and become the leading authority in their market.
    And if that wasn’t enough, he founded and hosts the Vertical Farming Podcast. He explains what that is and why finding a niche, especially if it's on a topic that 'lights you up' can lead to success for you and your audience.
    This is a fascinating conversation about speaking, podcasting, acting, and farming!
    To find out more about Harry go to https://www.podcastjunkies.com/
    Or find him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/harryduran/
    To find out more about Power To Speak coaching follow Jackie Goddard on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackiegoddardpowertospeak/
    Or message her through the website: www.powertospeak.co.uk
    For tips and techniques on improving your public speaking and getting in front of your audience, sign up for the fortnightly Power To Speak newsletter: https://powertospeak.co.uk/newsletter/

    • 32 min
    Video is the Most Powerful Medium for Social Media and Personal Brand.

    Video is the Most Powerful Medium for Social Media and Personal Brand.

    "The real biggest growth I got was when I started posting my vlogs [...] My content means something to them."
    My guest for this previously live episode of Speaking About Speaking is Content Creator, Business Leader & Speaker, Matt King.
    I first met Matt on a Zoom screen in 2020 during the first lockdown. At that time, he was running his sales coaching business, Sales Change and hosting a podcast of the same name.
    Since then, he’s evolved winning awards for his business leadership, becoming a brand ambassador, vlogger and blogger. Now he’s all about helping teams grow to the next level. Focusing on collaboration, enjoyment, mindset, and everything that builds the momentum that leads to sales and growth - as long as it’s fun!
    He’s a modern-day renaissance man, curious, creative, collaborative and a consistent content creator. We talk about the journey (including stints in the military and broadcasting) that led him to speaking on stages and how congruence, consistency and creativity (so many great C words!!) have contributed to his success.
    We discuss the importance video content for your social media (Matt has become a bit of a celebrity with his clients by vlogging his adventures), and how even an employee needs a personal brand.
    Plus, how a haircut can help you speak with confidence to anyone, even to the most intimidating audience! Such a cool conversation! (more great C words!!)
    To find out more about Matt: https://www.immattking.com/
    or find him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/immattking/
    To find out more about Power To Speak coaching follow Jackie Goddard on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackiegoddardpowertospeak/
    Or message her through the website: www.powertospeak.co.uk
    For tips and techniques on improving your public speaking and getting in front of your audience, sign up for the fortnightly Power To Speak newsletter: https://powertospeak.co.uk/newsletter/

    • 33 min
    Speak With Confidence Even when It feels Uncomfortable. #44

    Speak With Confidence Even when It feels Uncomfortable. #44

    Even though you know speaking in public is going to feel uncomfortable you have to grab those speaking opportunities to grow your business!
    My guest for this previously live episode of Speaking About Speaking is one half of husband-and-wife duo, Yellow Tuxedo. The wife half that is, lovely Emily Braithwaite.
    Emily and husband, Alan have run a business together for over 10 years, firstly in the wedding and events arena and now in the Digital Marketing world.
    With their company, Yellow Tuxedo, they show small business owners how to increase their online presence. They also, launched a podcast last year called Digital Circus LIFE | The Small Business Podcast.
    Although Emily is an adventurous soul, receiving a medal from Queen Camilla for her services to scouting and recently heading a group of women on a trip to Malawi, she is just as happy at home with Alan, their 3 kids and the chickens.
    Although used to speaking to a virtual audience producing videos and webinars for Yellow Tuxedo’s YouTube channel and its Digital Circus membership, Emily is now expected to speak on larger stages to live audiences which she admits to finding it uncomfortable.
    We discuss how she deals with the nerves and whether being part of a dynamic duo helps (or hinders! 😊) her. We also discuss personal brand, personality led content and the importance of speaking for your digital visibility.
    Plus, who is Mrs B and what part will she play in Emily’s future?
    To find out more about Emily and Yellow Tuxedo go to https://www.yellowtuxedo.co.uk/
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     I’m Jackie Goddard, a speaker (and acting) coach, speaker, content writer and creator. I can get you performance ready and excited about speaking to your audience.
    So, if you want to talk more in '24 get in touch. 😊 https://powertospeak.co.uk
    I make authors, entrepreneurs, leaders, and innovators excited about sharing their ideas!
    I do this with creativity, curiosity, and humility by teaching – voice, breath, and performance skills and coaching – mindset, content, and story.
    I'd love to connect with you LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jackiegoddardpowertospeak For tips and techniques on improving your public speaking and getting in front of your audience, sign up for the fortnightly Power To Speak newsletter: https://powertospeak.co.uk/newsletter/

    • 30 min

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