52 episodes

Combining entertaining stories, practical information, and relevant take-aways helping to improve your communication skills so you can feel motivated in all areas of life.

Dr. Jim Van Allan is a speaker & trainer for schools and companies across the nation. He has over a decade worth of experience helping individuals and organizations with communication, leadership, and personal development skills. He is also a Professor of Communication Studies and teaches classes on communication, public speaking, and interpersonal communication.

New podcast episode every Monday where we turn the personal into the powerful!

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Combining entertaining stories, practical information, and relevant take-aways helping to improve your communication skills so you can feel motivated in all areas of life.

Dr. Jim Van Allan is a speaker & trainer for schools and companies across the nation. He has over a decade worth of experience helping individuals and organizations with communication, leadership, and personal development skills. He is also a Professor of Communication Studies and teaches classes on communication, public speaking, and interpersonal communication.

New podcast episode every Monday where we turn the personal into the powerful!

JimVanAllan.com
@JimVanAllan on all social media

    Public Speaking: Voice and Delivery Part 1

    Public Speaking: Voice and Delivery Part 1

    The wonderful world of public speaking continues with a deep dive this week into the power of voice. Your voice is your tool to develop emotional bonds with the audience. We can take them on a roller coaster ride with our voices. Whether it be through inflection, tone, rate, or volume, our voice tries to captivate the audience and hold their attention.
    We also look at using filler words like um, uhs, like, ya' knows. We try to understand why we do it and how we can combat against it.
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    Dr. Jim Van Allan is a speaker & trainer for schools and companies across the nation. He has over a decade worth of experience helping individuals and organizations with communication, leadership, and personal development skills. He is also a Professor of Communication Studies and teaches classes on communication, public speaking, and interpersonal communication.
    He's also a family man and lives with his wife and two boys in South Florida. 
    New podcast episode every Monday where we turn the personal into the powerful!
    www.JimVanAllan.com
    @JimVanAllan on all social media
     

    • 15 min
    Public Speaking: Audience is Everything!

    Public Speaking: Audience is Everything!

    A speaker has many goals as they develop a presentation, but one goal remains central: leave a lasting impact. This is where audience comes into play. Everything the speaker does before, during, and after the presentation is all about the audience receiving the message. It is important to know that how they perceive the message matters so we must leave very little room for misconception.
    When we know who is in our audience, we can deliver an exception message intended for them. They will feel more engaged with the message knowing they are getting something specifically for them. Know thy audience!
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    Dr. Jim Van Allan is a speaker & trainer for schools and companies across the nation. He has over a decade worth of experience helping individuals and organizations with communication, leadership, and personal development skills. He is also a Professor of Communication Studies and teaches classes on communication, public speaking, and interpersonal communication.
    He's also a family man and lives with his wife and two boys in South Florida. 
    New podcast episode every Monday where we turn the personal into the powerful!
    www.JimVanAllan.com
    @JimVanAllan on all social media

    • 14 min
    The Amazing & Terrifying World of Public Speaking

    The Amazing & Terrifying World of Public Speaking

    There is so much talk about people fearing public speaking over pretty much everything...including death! Like anything, public speaking can become a learned skill that just takes intentional refinement and trial and error.
    In this episode we discuss the whys behind a fear of public speaking and how the body goes into survival mode if we are not prepared. There are many links between being prepared for a presentation and the amount of nerves you feel. The end goal is to know that we must learn to manage anxiety with speaking because it will never truly go away. We learn to channel it toward an energetic delivery that will help people to remember your message. 
    I try to use my decade worth of experience teaching public speaking as well as doing it professionally to help ease a lot of nerves out there. Enjoy!
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    Dr. Jim Van Allan is a speaker & trainer for schools and companies across the nation. He has over a decade worth of experience helping individuals and organizations with communication, leadership, and personal development skills. He is also a Professor of Communication Studies and teaches classes on communication, public speaking, and interpersonal communication.
    He's also a family man and lives with his wife and two boys in South Florida. 
    New podcast episode every Monday where we turn the personal into the powerful!
    www.JimVanAllan.com
    @JimVanAllan on all social media

    • 16 min
    UF Gymnast Leah Clapper Joins the Show!

    UF Gymnast Leah Clapper Joins the Show!

    Leah Clapper is a gymnast for the currently ranked No. 1 University of Florida gymnastics team. Her path to UF started in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she became a 'senior elite level' gymnast before signing with UF three years ago. 
    Listen in as Leah talks about life as an ambitious student-athlete, her trials and hardships during her freshman year and how it was actually her Mom that helped snap her out of a difficult mental situation in her life. 
    Leah discusses the importance of communication among team mates, the love they share for each other (even as competitors for limited starting spots) and the balance between love and accountability. All of this contributes to the positive and successful culture of UF Gymnastics.
    In addition to athletics, Leah is driven to help people eat healthy and become their personal best. She has a food blog on Instagram as well as a podcast and both endeavors help in the mental and physical worlds of all her readers and listeners. 
    Leah is a beam specialist but has all-around capabilities and is definitely a well-rounded student-athlete looking to make a positive difference in our world.
    Food blog: @zestandfinesse
    Gymnastics: @leahclapper5
    Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/zest-and-progress/id1545070406?uo=4
    'Search Zest and Progress' on all podcast platforms
    Web site: https://www.zestandfinesse.com/z&f/
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    Dr. Jim Van Allan is a speaker & trainer for schools and companies across the nation. He has over a decade worth of experience helping individuals and organizations with communication, leadership, and personal development skills. He is also a Professor of Communication Studies and teaches classes on communication, public speaking, and interpersonal communication.
    He's also a family man and lives with his wife and two boys in South Florida. 
    New podcast episode every Monday where we turn the personal into the powerful!
    www.JimVanAllan.com

    • 50 min
    Personality Types & Communication: The Encourager, The Challenger & The Peacemaker

    Personality Types & Communication: The Encourager, The Challenger & The Peacemaker

    Join us as we look at the final three Enneagram descriptions and the communication strategies best suited for each one. This has been an enlightening look at just how different we all are. There are so much variations to our personalities, and the way in which we all want to be communicated with is so vastly different as well.
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    Dr. Jim Van Allan is a speaker & trainer for schools and companies across the nation. He has over a decade worth of experience helping individuals and organizations with communication, leadership, and personal development skills. He is also a Professor of Communication Studies and teaches classes on communication, public speaking, and interpersonal communication.
    He's also a family man and lives with his wife and two boys in South Florida. 
    New podcast episode every Monday where we turn the personal into the powerful!
    www.JimVanAllan.com
    @JimVanAllan on all social media

    • 17 min
    Personality Types & Communication: The Individualist, The Investigator & The Loyalist

    Personality Types & Communication: The Individualist, The Investigator & The Loyalist

    This week we are focusing on the Enneagram descriptions of the individualist, the investigator, and the loyalist. All three of these personality types are very different and each comes with a unique communication strategy.
    Take the time to figure out which Enneagram description you most identify with as well as the people around you. It's important to learn about the personality types of others so we can mirror communication strategies that are common with each type. When type people are communicating effectively, the relationship can grow to new heights. 
    Enneagram Descriptions:
    https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/type-descriptions
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    Dr. Jim Van Allan is a speaker & trainer for schools and companies across the nation. He has over a decade worth of experience helping individuals and organizations with communication, leadership, and personal development skills. He is also a Professor of Communication Studies and teaches classes on communication, public speaking, and interpersonal communication.
    He's also a family man and lives with his wife and two boys in South Florida. 
    New podcast episode every Monday where we turn the personal into the powerful!
    www.JimVanAllan.com
    @JimVanAllan on all social media
     

    • 19 min

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