70 episodes

The World of Speaker podcast series, hosted by Ryan Foland and powered by SpeakerHub, helps up-and-coming speakers build their speaking business with expert tips from world-renowned speakers.

Find out more here: https://speakerhub.com/skillcamp

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The World of Speaker podcast series, hosted by Ryan Foland and powered by SpeakerHub, helps up-and-coming speakers build their speaking business with expert tips from world-renowned speakers.

Find out more here: https://speakerhub.com/skillcamp

    69: Creating experiences through empathy with Laura Gallaher

    69: Creating experiences through empathy with Laura Gallaher

    Creating experiences through empathy. Ryan Foland speaks with Laura Gallaher. Laura is an organizational psychologist, speaker, facilitator, and executive coach. She is the founder and CEO of Gallaher Edge, which she started in 2013. Laura’s key topics are self-awareness, accountability, trust-building, and team cohesion.

    In this insightful podcast, Ryan and Laura explore the connections between psychology, acting, professional speaking, and audience engagement. Laura also shares an innovative marketing idea which has helped her make meaningful connections and build her business.

    Listen to this podcast to find out:

    -How empathy can help you frame your talks to the specific needs of event organizers, which will help you get hired.
    -How creating experiences for your audiences can lead them to deeper insights, and why this is becoming essential.
    -How to get more speaking engagements by using social media to find commonalities, then asking for opportunities.
    -How to make rewarding connections by thinking outside (or in Laura’s case, inside) the box.
    -Dynamic, online-offline networking: Laura shares an idea on how to use customized videos to stand out from the crowd.
    -Some simple comedy acting tips on how to be funny on stage.

    • 45 min
    68: Don't be a speaker, be the speaker with Ryan Avery

    68: Don't be a speaker, be the speaker with Ryan Avery

    Don't be a speaker, be the speaker. Ryan Foland speaks with Ryan Avery. Ryan Avery went from never having spoke on stage to winning the Toastmasters World Championships, launching his career as a public speaker. However, it took 3-4 years before he hit the professional level. Now he is booked for 75 international keynotes a year.

    Sprinkled with acronyms and new words, this entertainingly insightful interview shares ideas on how to transition from public to professional speaker, how to connect with your audience, and some key strategies for growing your speaking business.

    Listen to this podcast to find out:

    1. The main key to speaking: which is to speak how you like to be taught.
    2. How finding your key, niche topic can set you apart from other speakers and help you excel in your career.
    3. How to find success in your business by curating content, curating new content, curating stories, curating things.
    4. Why it is essential to hit your audience with something valuable to them in the first 60 seconds if you want immediate engagement.
    5. What the difference is between Toastmasters and the NSA, and how to use both to hone your speaking skills and build your business.

    • 38 min
    67: Preparation, practice, prayer, presence with Tara Jaye Frank

    67: Preparation, practice, prayer, presence with Tara Jaye Frank

    Preparation, practice, prayer, presence. Ryan Foland speaks with Tara Jaye Frank, leadership development expert, speaker, and writer of “Say Yes: A Woman's Guide to Advancing her Professional Purpose”. Tara Jaye speaks internationally on topics such as leading with purpose, inclusion as a business driver, emotional intelligence, and advancing women.

    Listen to this podcast to find out:

    1. The 4 things Tara Jaye does for each talk: preparation, practice, prayer and presence.
    2. How to find out what motivates the event organizer, and why this is essential for ensuring you can offer a talk that meets their needs.
    3. Why being clear on your talk's storyline is more dynamic than rotely memorizing your talk.
    4. Ideas on how to maintain presence both onstage and in daily conversations.
    5. Ryan and Tara Jaye’s thoughts on finding the right balance for what you share on social media.

    • 42 min
    66: The neuroscience of audience engagement with David Meerman Scott

    66: The neuroscience of audience engagement with David Meerman Scott

    The neuroscience of audience engagement. Ryan Foland speaks with, David Meerman Scott, a professional speaker and marketing strategist. He has authored several books on marketing, including “The New Rules of Marketing and PR” and is one of the forefront thoughts-leaders on using content marketing to connect with audiences.

    In this jam-packed podcast, Ryan and David explore how to connect personally and individually with audience members as a strategy for growing your fan base. For high-level speakers, David shares his insights on using speaker bureaus to get more bookings.

    Listen to this podcast to find out:

    1. What David learned about being a speaker from going to 75 Grateful Dead concerts.
    2. The neuroscience of audience interaction, and how simple things like walking directly into the audience or live streaming videos can help you build a strong connection with your audience.
    3. How to incorporate audience engagement into your talk naturally.
    4. A surefire way of building a loyal audience by cultivating fans one by one.
    5. Should you go exclusive with a bureau or not? What can you do to stay top-of-mind with bureaus and agents?

    • 46 min
    65: Tips for taking your speaking business to the next-level with Shep Hyken

    65: Tips for taking your speaking business to the next-level with Shep Hyken

    Ryan Foland speaks with Shep Hyken, a customer service expert and thought-leader. He is a National Speakers Association hall of fame speaker, and a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author.
    Ryan and Shep talk about how to progress your career as a professional speaker, with a variety of ideas on how to build your business depending on what level you are (entry level to seasoned pro).

    Listen to this podcast to find out:
    - The different types and levels of speakers, who makes the most money, and how to take your business to the next level.
    - The newest trends for the speaking industry (Spoiler: it legit includes holograms.
    - How to break an audience from their preoccupations when you first get onto a stage.
    - A technique on how to memorize your talk (that will make it seem seamlessly natural).
    - Niche or broad? How and why you need to hone in on your messaging.

    • 44 min
    64: Building credibility through podcasting with Mary Drumond

    64: Building credibility through podcasting with Mary Drumond

    Building credibility through podcasting. Ryan Foland speaks with Mary Drumond, a fellow podcaster who hosts the show The Voices of Customer Experience. In her podcast she interviews CX thought-leaders, executives, researchers, academia and Customer Experience front-liners. She is also editor-in-chief of the Voices of CX Blog.

    Ryan and Mary talk about how speakers can use podcasting as another stage, helping to build your credibility as a speaker while acting as a showreel for both your speaking style and expertise.

    Listen to this podcast to find out:

    1. How to get started creating your own podcast.
    2. Whether or not you should pay for platforms and tools right from the start
    3. Why it is essential to stay on top of marketing trends, even as they change rapidly.
    4. How to use podcasts to build your credibility and brand

    • 27 min

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