21 episodes

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.

    20. How Harnessing the Power of Emotions Will Create Value in Your Presentations With Sam Palazzolo

    20. How Harnessing the Power of Emotions Will Create Value in Your Presentations With Sam Palazzolo

    There are two emotions you can use to motivate and inspire your audience every time you speak.

    In this episode, Deirdre Van Nest talks with Sam Palazzolo, the managing director at Tip of the Spear Ventures and author of “The Influential Leader”. Sam shares his advice on harnessing the power of two emotions to build yourself as an authority figure to influence and persuade your audience through your messaging.

    Sam discusses:



    How to establish value creation through the power of questions

    Two types of emotions to motivate and inspire your audience

    The Kiss of Death emotion you must avoid and why



    And more!

    Resources: 



    Business Transformation Self-Assessment Workbook

    Crazy Good Talks®: 17. Got “Virtual Fatigue”? A 4-Part Formula for Keeping Your Audience AND Yourself Energized During Virtual Presentations: Part 1

    Crazy Good Talks®: 18. Got “Virtual Fatigue”? A 4-Part Formula for Keeping Your Audience AND Yourself Energized During Virtual Presentations: Part 2



    Connect With Sam Palazzolo:



    LinkedIn: Sam Palazzolo

    Tip of the Spear Ventures



    Connect With Crazy Good Talks®:



    dvn@crazygoodtalks.com

    1 (952)-451-0172

    Crazy Good Talks®

    LinkedIn: Deirdre Van Nest



    About Our Guest:

    Sam Palazzolo brings a wealth of expertise to his client base, composed of Fortune 100, Mid-Cap, and Startup companies. A hands-on C-suite leader, he brings a unique blend of expertise to the daily challenges of leadership/business under pressure. In this New Economy, leaders and their organizations desire a different perspective faster with results, and he establishes the launch-pad for exponential growth!

    Sam is Managing Director at Tip of the Spear Ventures, a Private Equity/Venture Capital and Business Advisory Services firm he established in 2012. In addition to his work at Tip, he founded The Javelin Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing Executive Education through Leadership Development and Executive Coaching programs. He also acts as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) where he annually instructs an Executive Education course based on his fifth book (“Leading at the Tip of the Spear: The Leader” published 2018).

    • 35 min
    19. How To Be More Vulnerable When You Express Yourself – Without Scaring People Away

    19. How To Be More Vulnerable When You Express Yourself – Without Scaring People Away

    As a speaker, you’ve probably heard this advice: “Be vulnerable. It will help your audience connect with you.” 

    But when does being vulnerable cross into TMI? After all, you want to engage your audience and Own the Room –– not clear it!

    In this episode, Deirdre Van Nest shares two ways to show vulnerability that builds trust, likeability, and connection with your audience. You will learn how to serve your audience with every story you tell (and avoid sharing too much information!).

    Deirdre discusses: 



    The benefits of showing vulnerability in a professional business setting

    Top reasons to share your life experiences with your audience

    What gratuitous vulnerability is (and reasons to avoid it)

    How to demonstrate vulnerability, connection, and humanity through storytelling

    And more



    Resources: 



    * Crazy Good Talks®: 4. How to Grab Attention from the First Words Out of Your Mouth

    * Crazy Good Talks®: 5. Is Storytelling in Your Sales & Relationship Building Toolkit?

    * Crazy Good Talks®: 6. Is Storytelling in Your Sales & Relationship Building Toolkit? Part 2 

    * Crazy Good Talks®: 17. Got “Virtual Fatigue”? A 4-Part Formula for Keeping Your Audience AND Yourself Energized During Virtual Presentations: Part 1

    * Crazy Good Talks®: 18. Got “Virtual Fatigue”? A 4-Part Formula for Keeping Your Audience AND Yourself Energized During Virtual Presentations: Part 2

    * “Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works” by A.G. Lafley and Roger L. Martin



    Connect With Crazy Good Talks®:



    dvn@crazygoodtalks.com

    1 (952)-451-0172

    Crazy Good Talks®

    LinkedIn: Deirdre Van Nest



     

     

    18. Got “Virtual Fatigue”? A 4-Part Formula for Keeping Your Audience AND Yourself Energized During Virtual Presentations: Part 2

    18. Got “Virtual Fatigue”? A 4-Part Formula for Keeping Your Audience AND Yourself Energized During Virtual Presentations: Part 2

    During a virtual presentation, one of the most difficult tasks can be keeping the energy moving and your audience engaged throughout the entire presentation. 

    It’s time to relieve yourself of “virtual fatigue”; keep your audience AND yourself energized during your next presentation!

    In part two of this mini-series, Deirdre Van Nest reveals the rest of her CETA formula. This formula is THE key to engaging your audience for your entire presentation. Using the CETA formula, will enable you to deliver an EXPERIENCE to your audience, make an emotional connection with listeners through the screen, and help your content come alive.

    Deirdre discusses: 



    The importance of offering your listener an experience with you, NOT just dumping information—and how you can do this

    How to weave “anchors” throughout your content to engage your audience in their hearts, minds, bodies, and souls

    How to strategically use certain questions to make your presentation highly interactive

    Why you need to make sure your presentation has at least one tangible item the audience can apply to their own life 

    And more!



    Resources: 



    Crazy Good Talks®: 17. A Four-Part Formula for Keeping Your Audience Engaged During Any Virtual Presentation, Part 1

    Crazy Good Talks®: Is Storytelling in Your Sales & Relationship Building Toolkit?

    Crazy Good Talks®: Is Storytelling in Your Sales & Relationship Building Toolkit? Part 2

    Emotionally Engaging Advisor



    Connect With Crazy Good Talks®:



    dvn@crazygoodtalks.com

    1 (952)-451-0172

    Crazy Good Talks®

    LinkedIn: Deirdre Van Nest

    • 22 min
    17. Got “Virtual Fatigue”? A 4-Part Formula for Keeping Your Audience AND Yourself Energized During Virtual Presentations: Part 1

    17. Got “Virtual Fatigue”? A 4-Part Formula for Keeping Your Audience AND Yourself Energized During Virtual Presentations: Part 1

    Energy and the internet can be a tough combo for any speaker. 

    That’s why keeping the energy moving during your virtual presentations is THE key to engaging your audience.

    In this episode, Deirdre Van Nest reveals her go-to formula for getting and KEEPING an audience’s attention during virtual presentations. Use this formula so that YOU AND YOUR audience leave “the room” feeling energized. 

    Deirdre discusses: 



    How to make your webcam feel like an actual person and why that’s critical to your success

    Why you MUST keep the “energy moving” at least every 7 to 10 minutes

    How to make your audience members feel like you’re talking directly to them vs. to a big group

    Proven hacks to instantly make your virtual presentations more engaging

    And more



    Resources: 



    Crazy Good Talks®: 12.  To Script or Not to Script? How To Know Which Approach Will Keep Your Audience’s Attention

    Crazy Good Talks®: 15. Writing a Book Using the Crazy Good Talks® Blueprint With Ross Marino

    Crazy Good Talks®: 8. Speak To Be Remembered With Craig Valentine, MBA



    Connect With Crazy Good Talks®:



    dvn@crazygoodtalks.com

    1 (952)-451-0172

    Crazy Good Talks®

    LinkedIn: Deirdre Van Nest

    • 24 min
    16. 7 Steps To Creating a Clear Brand Message That Turns Prospects Into Clients With Casey Fuerst

    16. 7 Steps To Creating a Clear Brand Message That Turns Prospects Into Clients With Casey Fuerst

    Are you struggling to create a clear brand message? One a 10-year old can understand? 

    No matter how long you’ve been in business, messaging is tough! Especially if you’re not a professional marketer. 

    In this episode, Deirdre Van Nest gets solutions from Casey Fuerst, the owner of Tic Tac Toe Marketing and a StoryBrand Certified Guide. Casey shares seven easy steps for clarifying your message so that more prospects engage with you. This will transform how you talk about who you are, what you do, and the unique value you bring to your clients.

    Casey discusses: 



    What StoryBrand is (and why Deirdre is a big fan!

    Why you want to be Yoda, not Luke Skywalker!

    Seven steps to clarifying your message and helping prospects understand the benefits of working with you

    How StoryBrand and Crazy Good Talks® strategic stories work together to grab and keep your prospects’ attention

    And more



    Resources: 



    “Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen” By Donald Miller

    “Marketing Made Simple” By Donald Miller



    Connect With Casey Fuerst:



    LinkedIn: Casey Fuerst

    Tic Tac Toe Marketing



    Connect With Crazy Good Talks®:



    dvn@crazygoodtalks.com

    1 (952)-451-0172

    Crazy Good Talks®

    LinkedIn: Deirdre Van Nest



    About Our Guest:

    For 20+ years, Casey Fuerst has worked with small businesses and nonprofits to give them messaging, strategic marketing plans, and collateral materials to support their work. Casey is a certified StoryBrand Guide and uses this framework to increase impact and grow businesses.

    • 31 min
    15. Writing a Book Using the Crazy Good Talks® Blueprint With Ross Marino

    15. Writing a Book Using the Crazy Good Talks® Blueprint With Ross Marino

    Do you have a book inside you that’s aching to get out?

    Of course you do! Well, you’re in luck because the Crazy Good Talks® Blueprint will give you the guidance and structure to write it.

    In this episode, Deirdre Van Nest is joined by Ross Marino CFP®, the founder and chief executive officer at Advisor2X. You will learn how Ross Marino CFP® used the Crazy Good Talks Blueprint to write his book. You will also discover how you can use the Crazy Good Talks® Blueprint to make an impact with your words and ideas.

    Ross discusses: 



    How he and co-author Susan Bradley encourage their readers to feel, think, and act differently

    Tips and tricks he learned from the Crazy Good Talks® Blueprint to help write his book

    Top three strategies he used to write his book from the Crazy Good Talks® Blueprint

    How opening up with a bang changed his on-stage experience

    And more



    Resources: 



    Crazy Good Talks: 1. Why You Must Be a Crazy Good Speaker

    “Shaping Change: How To Respond When Life Disrupts Your Retirement Plan” By Ross Marino and Susan Bradley

    Crazy Good Talks® Blueprint



    Connect With Ross Marino:



    Advisor2X

    YouTube: Advisor2X



    Connect With Crazy Good Talks®:



    dvn@crazygoodtalks.com

    1 (952)-451-0172

    Crazy Good Talks®

    LinkedIn: Deirdre Van Nest



    About Our Guest:

    Ross Marino’s fascination with business and investments started in the 9th grade, when he received a copy of Money Magazine as a birthday gift. That fascination led to his career as a financial planner. He founded Transitus Wealth Partners, which has helped individuals, families, and business owners make decisions through life transitions for over 30 years.

    In 2010, Ross founded Advisor2X™ to help other advisors grow their individual and family financial planning and employer plan practices. Advisor2X™ has hosted over 1,000 events in 40 cities for over 30,000 advisors.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

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17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Natalie2207 ,

Educational and entertaining!

I love listening to Deirdre - she’s incredibly passionate and also she shares so much valuable information that can immediately be implemented! I listen to this while running or driving and oftentimes replay some of the best parts of the episode when I have a notepad in front of me to jot down the gems! Deirdre makes it clear that anyone can elevate their public speaking skills by making thoughtful changes to presentations that have a big impact on results!

StrommenView Coaching ,

Succinct

Crazy Good Talks podcast is packed with all the things that create informative and engaging podcasts. Not only is the content informative, Dierdre is generous with her tips. I like Patrice, too! The 2 voices work well together; the contrast and ‘interview’ style companionship is excellent.
I’ll use this podcast to boost my life coaching business. Thanks!

ladymuerta ,

Highly recommended!

I love this podcast! I have never really found anyone that I could listen to for that long or multiple episodes - keep rocking it! Amazing content, valuable takeaways and knowledgeable speakers!

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