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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 Can I be Better at Live Videos?: Coaching with Keva

    How Can I be Better at Live Videos?: Coaching with Keva

    In this week's episode of Ongoing Mastery: Presenting & Speaking, Kirsten has a live mini-coaching session with Keva of Le Departique, a fashion and art boutique. Although Keva is a skilled speaker, she wanted tips for doing live videos on social media.
    Key take-aways:
    If you are recording on your phone, listen to the playback with earbuds or headphones Do not underestimate the value of a really good green screenBefore going into a full video production process, start with the equipment you have so you can evaluate what you really need
    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/lRaSR9LVfyt
    For the video version of this episode: https://youtu.be/K63yozZ3A7k
    Le Departique’s website -
    Trilogy Studio, Annapolis, MD -
    Holiday Market, Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, D.C.
    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

    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

    • 14 min
    What Are We Learning from Our Recent Guests?

    What Are We Learning from Our Recent Guests?

    In this week's episode of Ongoing Mastery: Presenting & Speaking, Kirsten and Kellie highlight some of their favorite moments from interviews with recent guests Vanessa Zamy, Precious Williams, and Khadija Moore. We’re seeing new connections in our topics across the speaker-verse, and we’re both grateful for the opportunities that our ongoing mastery journey has opened up.
    Key take-aways:
    Vanessa: Stick with what works, don’t make decisions from fear Precious: Embrace who you are, show up boldlyKhadija: Focus on clear & concise communication for effective leadership
    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/7UVrsryFn23
    For the video version of this episode: https://youtu.be/TqI9WS8jHR8
    Rick Zanotti's LinkedIn profileVanessa Zamy’s LinkedIn profile -
    Von Glitschka’s LinkedIn profile -
    Alex Maureau's LinkedIn profileThe Learning Guild: Community & Resources for Learning Professionals | The Learning GuildEnergizer Bunny - Wikipedia -
    Crossing the Rubicon - WikipediaKhadija Moore’s LinkedIn profile -
    Mark Britz's LinkedIn profilePrecious Williams' LinkedIn profileThe Moth | Radio Hour
    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

    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

    • 19 min
    Interview: Khadija Moore, Organizational Development Strategist

    Interview: Khadija Moore, Organizational Development Strategist

    In this week's episode of Ongoing Mastery: Presenting & Speaking, Kirsten discusses leadership and public speaking with Khadija Moore. Moore says there are multiple reasons beyond giving a speech why leaders need public speaking skills. Find out why she has her clients ask their teams to say in their own words what they took from a presentation.
    Key take-aways:
    Include only what’s immediately relevant for your audience to understand your point in a presentation Keeping the audience in mind is crucial for leaders to get their objectives met Conferences are going to be shifting to include more experiential learning
    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/mMN64gD2T6u
    For the video version of this episode: https://youtu.be/qOWnAoo5oss
    Organization Development Network -
    Subject Matter Expert Paradox -
    Khadija Moore's consulting company, DijitalisedLearning Leaders Winter Online Forum 2022 Program | The Learning Guild - Kirsten and Khadijia met on the “Supporting Your Company during the Great Resignation” panel
    Khadija Moore’s LinkedIn profile -
    Imposter Syndrome | Psychology Today -

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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

    • 30 min
    Interview: Precious Williams, the "Killer Pitch Master"

    Interview: Precious Williams, the "Killer Pitch Master"

    In this week's episode of Ongoing Mastery: Presenting & Speaking, Kirsten has a passionate conversation with an inspiring friend, Precious Williams, the Killer Pitch Master. Precious shares an extremely difficult time in her life and the turn-around that led to her current success atop the pitch universe. She stresses why it’s important that she trusts herself, why she wants to be respected rather than liked, and how creativity beats money.
    Key take-aways:
    You have to define yourself, rather than let others define you If you are truly serving your clients, the company name isn’t about youShare your successes so that others like you can see that pathway for themselves
    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/PlUgdJ3PcPW
    For the video version of this episode: https://youtu.be/FJEdaE5kDFI
    "Grown Woman," BeyoncéThe Bowery Mission Women's Center -
    Crisis Respite Centers - NYC HealthRatchet (slang) - WikipediaPrecious on YouTube -
    Precious on Instagram -
    Precious on Twitter -
    Precious on Facebook -
    Precious on LinkedIn -
    Buy all 4 of Precious’s books -
    Perfect Pitches by Precious website -
    Tammy Faye Bakker talks her infamous makeup and more on TODAY in 2000 -
    Rick Fuller, professional wrestling champion | WikipediaPrecious's Babson TEDx -
    America's Real Deal -
    The Lifeline and 988 : Suicide and Crisis LifelineHome | Innovation Women
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    Facebook: a href="https://www.facebook.com/kirstenmalenarourke" rel="noopener noreferrer"...

    • 27 min
    Interview: Vanessa Zamy, the Business Defibrillator

    Interview: Vanessa Zamy, the Business Defibrillator

    In this week's episode of Ongoing Mastery: Presenting & Speaking, Kirsten talks with Vanessa Zamy, the Business Defibrillator, about growing your business while avoiding burn out. Vanessa shares her perspective on why making decisions from a place of fear is so harmful for business. You’ll also learn what Vanessa would tell the just-starting-out version of herself, as well as her walk-out music choice.
    Key take-aways:
    Business ownership is a marathon; stick with what works Employees stay with teams when they feel like they matter and are part of something biggestRecognize the people around you who support you and cheer you on
    Join our Ongoing Mastery: Presenting & Speaking Skills group on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14104216/

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    RSS feed: https://feeds.captivate.fm/ongoing-mastery/
    Read a transcript of this episode: https://share.descript.com/view/cj1Pb8JLAXk
    Unfortunately, we don’t have a video version of this episode
    Vanessa Zamy’s LinkedIn profile -
    Vanessa's website | Your Vision's Catalyst - Revive. Grow. Scale. -
    Entrepreneurship study at University of California, San Francisco showing that 72% of entrepreneurs have mental health issues (pre-pandemic) -
    Vanessa’s upcoming online workshop, Nov 30, 2022, 8:00-9:15 a.m.: “Recession Proof Leadership: How to Shut Down Your Staff’s Nonsense” -
    Audiobook Kirsten is listening to: Robert E. Quinn, The Economics of Higher Purpose: Eight Counterintuitive Steps for Creating a Purpose-Driven Organization -
    Imposter Syndrome | Psychology Today -
    “Run the World (Girls),” Beyoncé -

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    • 23 min
    Do Experienced Speakers Need Ongoing Mastery?

    Do Experienced Speakers Need Ongoing Mastery?

    In this week's episode of Ongoing Mastery: Presenting & Speaking, Kirsten and Kellie talk about what each is working on now and what’s next to improve their skill, even though both have been speaking and teaching for more than two decades. They also have advice for how to decide what to work on in your speaking and presenting skills.
    Key take-aways:
    Even experienced speakers can improve their craftPlan your progress, rather than trying to work on everything at onceWhat surprises Kirsten’s and Kellie’s audiences when they speak
    Join our Ongoing Mastery: Presenting & Speaking Skills group on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14104216/

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    Transcript: https://share.descript.com/view/xj0PvBX4LDh
    Video version of this episode: https://youtu.be/g5In_N3s7ho
    Marilyn Monroe sings "Happy Birthday" to President John F. KennedyJohn Chen | Engaging Virtual Meetings – Openers, games and activities to boost energy, productivity and participationJeff Evans', magician, LinkedIn profileBobbi Brown CosmeticsMasterclass | Neil Gaiman Teaches the Art of StorytellingTim David's LinkedIn profile
    Looking for a kick-ass speaking group? Use our affiliate link to join Innovation Women: https://bit.ly/innovationwomen

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    • 19 min

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