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In this podcast we help growth-oriented financial advisors, leaders, sales professionals and experts stand out and own the room every time they speak. Deirdre will empower you to grab and keep the attention of any audience, live or virtual, make emotional connections with your listeners, and inspire them to take action. Join us on this journey where Deirdre will empower you to become a more confident presenter and knock it out of the park when you speak.

Crazy Good Talks Deirdre Van Nest

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In this podcast we help growth-oriented financial advisors, leaders, sales professionals and experts stand out and own the room every time they speak. Deirdre will empower you to grab and keep the attention of any audience, live or virtual, make emotional connections with your listeners, and inspire them to take action. Join us on this journey where Deirdre will empower you to become a more confident presenter and knock it out of the park when you speak.

    Episode 8 – Speak To Be Remembered — with Craig Valentine, MBA

    Episode 8 – Speak To Be Remembered — with Craig Valentine, MBA

    What if you could become one of the best professional keynote speakers in the entire world? What would that journey look like, and how would you want to be remembered?

    In this episode of the Crazy Good Talks® Podcast, Deirdre Van Nest sits down with Craig Valentine, MBA, an award-winning professional speaker, and speech coach. Join Deirdre and Craig as they divulge their key tips to mastering your skills and how they became World-Class “Crazy Good” Speakers.

    You will learn:



    How Craig turned adversity into an advantage and propelled his career in public speaking with the mantra of “if you can face it, you can change it.”

    Why you have to lose the mindset of “Who am I to think that I could possibly help somebody else?”

    Why you should always be open to incorporate new tools, strategies, and techniques into your presentations

    Why Craig starts every coaching process off by asking “Did you come here for validation or did you come here for education?”

    Craig’s three down and dirty speaking tips to become a Crazy Good speaker

    And more!



    Don’t miss this episode! It will help you become a great educator and speaker, and create strong emotional connections with your audience so that you will be remembered.

    Resources: Crazy Good Talks® | Deirdre Van Nest | Craig Valentine’s 52 Speaking Tips | Craig Valentine LI | Book: World Class Speaking by Craig Valentine | Craig Valentine Bio

    Episode 7 – The Blind Spot of Building Trust — with Guest Joey Davenport

    Episode 7 – The Blind Spot of Building Trust — with Guest Joey Davenport

    Your ability to build trust and emotional connection may not be as easy to quantify, but research shows, to the consumer, these qualities are MORE important than competency.

    In this episode of Crazy Good Talks®, Deirdre sits down with Joey Davenport, International speaker and president of Hoopis Performance Network. Joey and Deirdre share the top four traits consumers look for in a professional, and pinpoint the blind spot of trust, outlining ways experts can become more approachable.

    In this episode you will learn:



    Why competency is the LAST quality the consumer considers when looking for a financial professional

    How to stand out in a sea of sameness on LinkedIn (sneak peek: Humanize your profile!)

    How to create favorable introductions to build a strong connection

    Why if you’re not willing to show appropriate vulnerability with prospects and clients, you may lose them to a professional who will

    The top 4 qualities consumers consider when choosing a financial advisor 

    And more!



    Tune in to learn more on how financial professionals can create an emotional connection with clients and pinpoint the blind spot of trust.

    Resources: Crazy Good Talks® | Deirdre Van Nest | Joey Davenport on LI | Joey Davenport Bio | Trustworthysellinginfo.com | The Soft Skills Gap Article | Hot LZ | Rodger Johnson on LI

    Episode 6 – Is Storytelling in Your Sales & Relationship Building Toolkit? Part 2

    Episode 6 – Is Storytelling in Your Sales & Relationship Building Toolkit? Part 2

    Creating a real connection with your audience through a “Why Story” is like adding lighter fluid to your presentations, conversations and marketing tactics.

    In this episode of Crazy Good Talks®, Deirdre delves into more detail on Why Stories. You will learn why this type of storytelling is so powerful and how to communicate your story to connect on a deeper level with your audience.

    In this episode you will learn:



    How adding Deirdre’s Why Story to her speeches skyrocketed her career

    The key is to choosing your Why Story so it resonates 

    Guidelines to help incorporate your Why Story into a presentation

    The four main ingredients to creating your story

    And more!



    Tune in to learn more about how you can create an emotional connection with your audience and become a Crazy Good Storyteller!

    Resources: Crazy Good Talks® | Deirdre Van Nest | Episode #5

    Episode 5 – Is Storytelling in Your Sales & Relationship Building Toolkit?

    Episode 5 – Is Storytelling in Your Sales & Relationship Building Toolkit?

    Did you know that human brains are ideally set up to understand and learn from a story? In this episode of Crazy Good Talks®, Deirdre will go over three types of stories every business professional MUST have in their tool kit. You’ll learn that stories are an extension of your sales and relationship building team, … Continue reading Episode 5 – Is Storytelling in Your Sales & Relationship Building Toolkit? →

    Episode 4 – How to Grab Attention from the First Words Out of Your Mouth

    Episode 4 – How to Grab Attention from the First Words Out of Your Mouth

    One of the biggest challenges a presenter has is grabbing the attention of your audience from the first words out of your mouth. 

    In this episode of Crazy Good Talks®, Deirdre will teach you how to inspire your audience and hook them at the beginning of every presentation both virtually and in person.

    In this episode you will learn:



    Why you should skip the “unpleasant pleasantries” in your opening

    Techniques to open your next presentation with a bang

    Deirdre’s three go-to-ways to open a presentation

    The difference between opening a presentation virtually and in person

    And more!



    Tune in to learn more about how you can captivate your audience from the first words out of your mouth.

    Resources:  Crazy Good Talks® | Deirdre Van Nest 

    Episode 3 – How To Prepare Before You Step Out on Stage

    Episode 3 – How To Prepare Before You Step Out on Stage

    Are you treating your presentations like any other meeting? You may not realize the work you need to put in before you step on stage.

    In this episode of Crazy Good Talks® Deirdre Van Nest, discusses how to discipline yourself and put the audience’s needs before your own. Deirdre explains ways you can empower yourself and control your energy, to give a powerful presentation with actionable steps and strategies you can use both virtually & In person

    In this episode you will learn:



    How to manage your mindset and energy before you speak

    What an energy protection plan is and how to create your own

    How to get into the mindset of focusing on what you can control as a speaker

    And more!



    Tune in to learn more about how to prepare to deliver an empowering presentation!

    Resources: Crazy Good Talks® | Deirdre Van Nest | Crazy Good Talks® TV | I didn’t come this far to come this far 

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Deirdre’s podcast provides an unbelievable amount of value to listeners, whether you’re a professional in the field, or you’re just looking to improve your speaking.

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