11 episodes

Public Speaker World is the show that goes behind the scenes of the professional public speaking industry by talking to those involved. How does this billion dollar industry really operate? How do the people in it make a success of it as a business? What are the highs and low points of speaking? This show finds out.

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Public Speaker World is the show that goes behind the scenes of the professional public speaking industry by talking to those involved. How does this billion dollar industry really operate? How do the people in it make a success of it as a business? What are the highs and low points of speaking? This show finds out.

    Charlotte Kemp - From Failure to Future

    Charlotte Kemp - From Failure to Future

    There is a knock at the door.

    The time has finally come.

    Standing at the door is a policeman and a man whose job it is to take away all your possessions. You are about to lose everything.

    What do you do? Do you panic? Cry? How do you protect your young children in the other room?

    Charlotte Kemp went through this and survived.

    She turned this business "failure" around and turned it into a successful speaking business.

    For event organizers, this episode shows how a first-hand, real-life story can deliver so much to the understanding of an audience.

    For speakers, Charlotte shares her journey and how she developed a speaking business from nothing.... almost literally nothing.

    • 43 min
    Anand Tamboli - The speaker who experiments

    Anand Tamboli - The speaker who experiments

    A speaker who stands still will be left behind.

    Speaking is changing and the ideas that used to work are not working anymore.

    In this series, we've heard how the glory days of writing one speech and delivering it at venue after venue, is just not as possible as it was in the past.

    More and more events want to record what you do and share it with their team and more and more events want to pay for your talk in exposure rather than cash.

    So it takes a new way of thinking about speaking to keep moving ahead.

    That is what Anand Tamobii is all about.

    Anand has spent his life innovating and thinking about innovation. One of his early inventions was a better mousetrap but today he talks about innovation in ideas in business

    And he doesn't just preach theory, he uses it.

    He has taught himself video editing and his skills lead him to make a documentary for one company instead of giving a speech during COVID.

    So today, it's time to start thinking about speaking differently.

    This episode is called the speaker who experiments.

    • 38 min
    Being a speaker without the hard sell

    Being a speaker without the hard sell

    If you want to be a speaker and the idea of sending cold emails to people and pressure selling fills you with the shivers then this episode is for you.

    Paul ter Wal has built a career as a global public speaker without any of that.

    As he says, you won't find his email address and social media links plastered all over his last "slide" and you won't hear him talking about how his latest special offer that will end in 15 minutes.

    In this episode, Paul tells us how he does it. He explains how he turned his career as a lawyer into being a speaker on business productivity and happiness.

    For event bookers, this episode will show you that perhaps the people who don't hard sell are actually the better speakers.

    For speakers, Paul shares some of his more "relationship lead" techniques for building speaking opportunities.

    • 42 min
    Is there a market in Spanish speaking events?

    Is there a market in Spanish speaking events?

    "The office is like a fetish!", says remote working specialist Raul Anton.

    Raul has been working in a remote environment for more than 10 years. He has a PhD in communications in distributed teams. As well as leading teams he is a data analytics specialist too, using statistics to help manage processes like hiring in remote environments.

    He spent his first 25 years in a traditional office and in factories but discovered the benefits of remote working long before COVID forced it upon many companies.

    As he says in the podcast, many firms saw remote working as being about just replacing the office with Slack or Zoom. But Raul says, remote working really to comes into its own when you "rethink the workplace". He challenges traditional ideas of work at every level from team motivation to management to show it can work in distributed environments.

    COVID has made Raul an in-demand speaker in both the Spanish and English-speaking worlds.

    For Raul public speaking is much more than just about talking. To him, public speaking is an opportunity for discussion. When he goes on stage he likes it when people question and test his ideas as it helps him learn more from them.

    Raul doesn't just talk about the topic but lives it every day, working in one of the world's most respected remote companies.

    • 27 min
    Katja Schleicher - The Student of Communications

    Katja Schleicher - The Student of Communications

    Katja Schleicher is a non-nonsense speaker who works with people to help them communicate in business.

    When what you say can make a firm succeed or fail, Katja's role is vital in helping people craft both internal and external communication.

    For event organisers, Katja helps attendees focus on what they say to achieve the maximum effect.

    For speakers, Katja is someone who can share some powerful ideas on how to make the talks you deliver quotable in boardrooms long after you have finished speaking.

    • 36 min
    The power of networking in the speaking business

    The power of networking in the speaking business

    How does the professional public speaking industry work? 

    At the top end are people being paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to speak for 30 minutes. At the lower end are people being paid nothing or even having to pay themselves to give long talks and workshops to try to build their brand. 

    Last year I got the opportunity to speak in front of a conference for professional public speakers and it was an eye opener. 

    I made some very good friends and I asked them if they minded me interviewing them about their careers. This series is made up of those recordings. 

    There are some very funny stories, some disasters on stage and some great lessons to learn for both experienced speakers, event organisers and people hoping to get into the industry.

    More at www.PublicSpeakerWorld.com

    • 43 min