100 episodes

Public speaking is scary.

Bridgett McGowen is an award-winning international professional speaker and introvert who, when she was laid-off from her full-time job, decided to launch her own speaking business. She sits down with other professional speakers and communication experts to give you experts’ most coveted secrets for how to be confident and poised on the microphone. You will get inspiration for how to to show up and deliver a message people love.

If you want to get past your fears of public speaking and you want real strategies for how to own the microphone, then this podcast is for you!

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    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

Public speaking is scary.

Bridgett McGowen is an award-winning international professional speaker and introvert who, when she was laid-off from her full-time job, decided to launch her own speaking business. She sits down with other professional speakers and communication experts to give you experts’ most coveted secrets for how to be confident and poised on the microphone. You will get inspiration for how to to show up and deliver a message people love.

If you want to get past your fears of public speaking and you want real strategies for how to own the microphone, then this podcast is for you!

    Talk Into the Hearts and Minds of Your Audience

    Talk Into the Hearts and Minds of Your Audience

    On this week's episode of Own the Microphone, Bridgett McGowen welcomes an international speaker, author, coach, and podcaster whose mission is to inspire people to learn and grow in their lives, Kevin McNulty. Bridgett and Kevin discuss tech fails, speaking as the person you would want to see speaking, the importance of preparation, and more!
    1:30
    Technical failures during presentations.
    5:30
    Learn how to speak to the audience hearts and minds.
    8:57
    How does Kevin McNulty move his audience to be their best?
    13:18
    Advice for someone who doubts themself.
    19:00
    Has Kevin always been a confident speaker?
    31:38
    A question for Bridgett.
     
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    • 38 min
    If You Are On the Stage, You Are the Expert

    If You Are On the Stage, You Are the Expert

    On this week's episode of Own the Microphone, Bridgett McGowen welcomes a best-selling author who believes that no matter what life throws at you, there is a lesson to be heard or a story to be told, Eric M. Bailey. Bridgett and Eric discuss how Eric became a speaker, Eric's secret sauce to speaking, self experience, and more!
    1:00
    Did Eric M. Bailey always plan on becoming a public speaker?
    3:00
    What is Eric's "secret sauce"?
    10:51
    LL Cool J.
    16:37
    Using brain science to explain irrational behavior at work.
    21:00
    What is Eric M. Bailey's favorite subject to speak on?
    30:35
    A difficult situation during a presentation.
    36:30
    A question for Bridgett.
    44:09
    One last tip on how to own the microphone.
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    • 45 min
    Ask Yourself "Is This My Jam?"

    Ask Yourself "Is This My Jam?"

    On this week's episode of Own the Microphone, Bridgett McGowen welcomes a cancer survivor and author who finds that everything is belief-based and who created a coaching business to help people reset their beliefs, Trisch Heitz. Bridgett and Trisch discuss how Trisch got to where she is, past trauma, setting positive intentions for your day, missteps in presentations, and more!
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    1:00
    What does Trisch Heitz normally speak on when presenting?
    9:45 
    How do you change what you believe about yourself?
    17:00
    What do people think that they have to be behind the microphone?
    27:35
    A question for Bridgett.
    32:42
    One last tip on how to own the microphone.
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    • 37 min
    Be Ready to Jump

    Be Ready to Jump

    On this week's episode of Own the Microphone, Bridgett McGowen welcomes an entrepreneur and innovator who started 12 companies and who believes that innovation is about change and growth, Bob Roitblat. Bridgett and Bob discuss question and opinion, audience members getting stuck on certain topics, audience size, personal connection to audience members, and more! 
    0:48
    Does Bob Roitblat get nervous before presentations?
    7:10
    The possibility of getting sidetracked during a presentation.
    11:10
    What does Bob normally talk about during his presentations?
    17:57
    Game changing speaking strategy.
    22:56
    A question for Bridgett.
    30:20
    What else do listeners need to know in order to own the microphone?
     
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    • 35 min
    Follow Your Voice

    Follow Your Voice

    On this week's episode of Own the Microphone, Bridgett McGowen welcomes a speaker who believes that God placed purpose in everyone, Tanya J. Miller. Bridgett and Tanya discuss giving authentic answers, what to do if someone leaves a presentation, presentation do's and don'ts, and more!
    0:55
    What is one of the toughest parts about being a professional speaker?
    3:00
    What is a difference between Tanya J. Miller's first speaking event and her most recent one?
    8:00
    How does Tanya speak authentically and passionately about something that may not be personal to her?
    12:40
    What is Tanya's message?
    22:19
    A question for Bridgett.
     
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    • 34 min
    Be F.R.E.S.H.

    Be F.R.E.S.H.

    On this week's episode of Own the Microphone, Bridgett McGowen welcomes a mindset master chef who works with organizations to help people break through mental barriers and turn their aspirations into reality, Frank Kitchen. Bridgett and Frank discuss the joy of speaking, Frank's go-to speaking topics, common mistakes that speakers make, and more!
    2:30
    How did Frank Kitchen start speaking full time?
    6:36
    What does Frank usually speak on? What is the big aha moment?
    8:30
    F.R.E.S.H
    12:30
    What is a big mistake that speakers make?
    18:25
    Was Frank always a confident speaker?
    22:20
    A question for Bridgett.
    30:20
    Where to find Frank.
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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

TJMllc ,

Listen Bridgett is my Big Sis now!

Ok how many characters do I have in this review? Bridgett is phenomenally great at what she does! Do y’all hear me? Just in our conversation/interview alone I could tell why she gets booked over and over again. And she was interviewing me! But seriously, Bridgett is a great Podcast Host of an even greater podcast that I am truly grateful to have connected with her and to have been a part of her show. She’s truly operating in her realm of genius, and can’t wait to see the more in that I know and believe is coming. ~ Tanya J Miller

vlad all ,

Sparks and fire

Bridgett brings sparks and fire to this show. It’s engaging, informative, and very practical. Listen to the show because you will grow

Monique Russekk ,

Outstanding host!

Bridget is an outstanding host. She knows exactly how to extract the wisdom and genius of the guest with her focused and directed questions. Outside of the show, she has a tremendous giving heart and you will always leave elevated when connecting with her!