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Presenting and Speaking is an art and a science. Confident public speaking and presenting are crucial for entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and C-suite executives. So how does someone with great ideas transform into a skilled public speaker?

Public speaking can be difficult for many, MANY people. Introverts would rather crawl into a blanket fort and hide than be in the spotlight. Experienced public speakers need a place to deepen and extend their presenting skills.

Each episode of the Ongoing Mastery: Presenting and Speaking podcast features conversations and interviews on performance, presenting tools, and public speaking. Kirsten draws on her 20+ years as a speaker and trainer to share her insights and talk with industry leaders.

Irreverent, nerdy, and unafraid to call it as she sees it, Kirsten will be your snarky friend who tells it to you straight while making you laugh. New episodes drop every Tuesday morning.
Join the Ongoing Mastery community and thrive as a presenter and public speaker.

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Ongoing Mastery: Presenting & Speaking Kirsten Rourke

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Presenting and Speaking is an art and a science. Confident public speaking and presenting are crucial for entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and C-suite executives. So how does someone with great ideas transform into a skilled public speaker?

Public speaking can be difficult for many, MANY people. Introverts would rather crawl into a blanket fort and hide than be in the spotlight. Experienced public speakers need a place to deepen and extend their presenting skills.

Each episode of the Ongoing Mastery: Presenting and Speaking podcast features conversations and interviews on performance, presenting tools, and public speaking. Kirsten draws on her 20+ years as a speaker and trainer to share her insights and talk with industry leaders.

Irreverent, nerdy, and unafraid to call it as she sees it, Kirsten will be your snarky friend who tells it to you straight while making you laugh. New episodes drop every Tuesday morning.
Join the Ongoing Mastery community and thrive as a presenter and public speaker.

https://www.rourketraining.com/

    How Does Improv Help Public Speaking?

    How Does Improv Help Public Speaking?

    In this week's episode of Ongoing Mastery: Presenting & Speaking, Kirsten and Kellie talk about attending their first improv comedy workshop. This has been on Kirsten’s ongoing mastery to-do list for a long time, but Kellie was definitely nervous at first. How did it go?
    Key take-aways:
    Improv is about total acceptance: anything the performer does is rightImprov trains you to be present in the momentImprov is a great way to practice reading the room for how others react to what you say
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    Read a transcript of this episode: https://share.descript.com/view/xAh8Bj87GFZ
    For the video version of this episode: https://youtu.be/vrKWQrF9Ei0
    How Do You Design a Language from Scratch? Ask a KlingonYes, and... - WikipediaHome - ImprovBostonLinkedIn Learning with Lynda: Online Training Courses for Creative, Technology, Business Skills -
    The Moth | Radio Hour
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    Looking for a kick-ass speaking group? Use our affiliate link to join Innovation Women: https://bit.ly/innovationwomen

    Need a speaking coach or looking for speaking courses? Here's our affiliate link for Kirsten's speaking coach, Tim David: https://bit.ly/3eCUFPy

     

    • 18 min
    How Can I be a Better Podcast Guest?: Coaching with Sarah Atlee, Improvisational Quilter

    How Can I be a Better Podcast Guest?: Coaching with Sarah Atlee, Improvisational Quilter

    In this week's episode of Ongoing Mastery: Presenting & Speaking, Kirsten gives Sarah Atlee tips for a smoother experience as a podcast guest. Once your lighting is all set and you’re making eye contact with the camera, think about what might go wrong and be prepared with alternatives, just in case. They also discover that they’re both fans of online role-playing games!
    Key take-aways:
    Have a genuine conversation, don’t just deliver your planned talking pointsKnow how your material intersects with the podcast’s audienceConsider having a QR code for your website, etc, rather than sharing a long web address
    Join our Ongoing Mastery: Presenting & Speaking Skills group on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14104216/

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    Ongoing Masgtery: Presenting & Speaking page: https://ongoing-mastery.captivate.fm/

    RSS feed: https://feeds.captivate.fm/ongoing-mastery/
    Read a transcript of this episode: https://share.descript.com/view/cxTaYGFXw7v
    For the video version of this episode: https://youtu.be/qNx9i8SctHU
    Sarah Atlee’s Twitch channel, Wheeless StudiosSarah Atlee's LinkedIn profileSarah Atlee on Instagram
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kirstenrourke/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kirstenmalenarourke
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/kirstenrourke?lang=en
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    • 21 min
    Why Do Speakers Need to be Creative?

    Why Do Speakers Need to be Creative?

    In this week's episode of Ongoing Mastery: Presenting & Speaking, Kirsten and Kellie follow up on last week’s interview with J. Schuh. They talk about the role of planning in creativity and how creativity is connected to a speaker’s audience.
    Key take-aways:
    The work of tomorrow is set up by the work of todayKnow when your sense of humor or niche interests fit your audienceKirsten’s focus word for 2023 is “transformation”
    Join our Ongoing Mastery: Presenting & Speaking Skills group on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14104216/

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    For the video version of this episode: https://youtu.be/yfszqh0YVk8
    Episode 25 Why Embrace the Beginner Mindset?: Interview with J. Schuh - Ongoing Mastery: Presenting & SpeakingHadestown, Broadway musical"It ain't right and it ain't natural" - Chant | Hadestown Wiki | FandomBabylon 5 TV seriesZathras from Babylon 5, "Wrong tool. Never use this."Porg | StarWars.comNutcracker doll - WikipediaThe Story of the Nutcracker BalletKirsten's definitive Christmas cookie: PfeffernüsseCall back to Episode 24: What Are We Looking Forward to in 2023? - Kellie's focus word for 2023 is "joy"Why does everyone hate Comic Sans?J. Schuh's profile on LinkedIn -
    J Schuh and Bennet Litwin’s book, Brilliance
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    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kirstenmalenarourke
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    • 19 min
    Why Embrace the Beginner Mindset?: Interview with J. Schuh

    Why Embrace the Beginner Mindset?: Interview with J. Schuh

    In this week's episode of Ongoing Mastery: Presenting & Speaking, Kirsten talks with J. Schuh about creativity, the connection between empathy and user experience, and the joke on the cover of his book.
     Key take-aways:
    Even experts in their fields experience imposter syndrome and perfectionismWe often constrain ourselves because we don’t want others to misunderstandEmbracing the beginner mindset helps you to learn more effectively
    Join our Ongoing Mastery: Presenting & Speaking Skills group on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14104216/

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    Ongoing Masgtery: Presenting & Speaking page: https://ongoing-mastery.captivate.fm/

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    Read a transcript of this episode: https://share.descript.com/view/2QizzWU1g7A
    For the video version of this episode: https://youtu.be/jc6ZceD0s10
    Why does everyone hate Comic Sans?J Schuh’s imdb.com pageBennet Litwin’s imdb.com page for Frackers - AdobeMax -
    Kirsten's TEDx talk, "The Art of Communicating Effectively for Hybrid and Online Work"J. Schuh's profile on LinkedIn -
    J Schuh and Bennet Litwin’s book, Brilliance
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kirstenrourke/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kirstenmalenarourke
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    Looking for a kick-ass speaking group? Use our affiliate link to join Innovation Women: https://bit.ly/innovationwomen

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    • 22 min
    What Are We Looking Forward to in 2023?

    What Are We Looking Forward to in 2023?

    In this week's episode of Ongoing Mastery: Presenting & Speaking, Kirsten and Kellie talk about an idea they’ve been hearing a lot about, that you’re the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. But did you know that research shows that the influence is wider than just 5 people? They also share how each of them is starting off 2023. Tell us how you’re beginning the new year in the comments!
    Key take-aways:
    Research shows how your community affects your own health and outlookResearch also shows that heart rate variability is an effective tool for mental healthKellie’s word for 2023 is “joy”
    Join our Ongoing Mastery: Presenting & Speaking Skills group on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14104216/

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    Read a transcript of this episode: https://share.descript.com/view/lUkvymGsa6X
    For the video version of this episode: https://youtu.be/b-en601_gCI
    You Are the Average of the Five People You Spend Time With | EllevateDavid Burkus, "You're NOT the Average of the Five People You Surround Yourself With"David Burkus' book, Friend of a Friend …:Understanding the Hidden Networks that can Transform Your Life and Your CareerChristakis, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. and Fowler, Ph.D., “The Spread of Obesity in a Large Social Network over 32 Years” - New England Journal of Medicine, July 26, 2007Ryan Spence 🌱 ⓥ on LinkedIn: Picking the word for 2023Biofeedback - Meru Health
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    • 17 min
    What’s in Our Baker’s Dozen? Season Two Wrap-Up

    What’s in Our Baker’s Dozen? Season Two Wrap-Up

    In this week's episode of Ongoing Mastery: Presenting & Speaking, Kirsten and Kellie review the guests and conversations they’ve had during the season and look ahead to 2023.
    Key take-aways:
    Adding video, more interviews, and mini-coaching sessions to Season 2 worked well Feedback to speakers needs to be specific about the performance Ongoing Mastery is a quarterly or semi-annual assessment, not a one-and-done event
    Join our Ongoing Mastery: Presenting & Speaking Skills group on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14104216/

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    Ongoing Masgtery: Presenting & Speaking page: https://ongoing-mastery.captivate.fm/

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    Read a transcript of this episode: https://share.descript.com/view/f0oCEZmrr6G
    For the video version of this episode: https://youtu.be/1tngwrZOdXQ
    Barbie Rewind 80s Edition Career Girl Doll Hadestown - WikipediaInterview: Vanessa Zamy, the Business Defibrillator - Ongoing Mastery: Presenting & SpeakingInterview: Precious Williams, the "Killer Pitch Master" - Ongoing Mastery: Presenting & SpeakingHow Can I be Better at Live Videos?: Coaching with Keva - Ongoing Mastery: Presenting & SpeakingHow Can I be Better at Live Videos?: Coaching with Keva - Ongoing Mastery: Presenting & SpeakingWhat is the Power of Storytelling? Interview with Kristin N. Spencer - Ongoing Mastery: Presenting & SpeakingHow Does Design Assist Presenting and Speaking? Interview with Von Glitschka - Ongoing Mastery: Presenting & SpeakingInterview: Cait Donovan and Why Burnout is Her Superpower - Ongoing Mastery: Presenting & SpeakingHarvey Fierstein's Character, Arnold Beckoff, "With a Voice and a Face Like This" | Torch Song TrilogyRicola...

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