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Speaking 4 Profit is a podcast dedicated to sharing the speaking industries top tips and strategies to increase your impact and income. We are here to help you scale to 7 figure's and beyond.

Speaking 4 Profit Podcast Evolve Benton

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Speaking 4 Profit is a podcast dedicated to sharing the speaking industries top tips and strategies to increase your impact and income. We are here to help you scale to 7 figure's and beyond.

    Ep 26 - Have You Ever Wanted to Speak on a TEDx Stage?

    Ep 26 - Have You Ever Wanted to Speak on a TEDx Stage?

    "Like entrepreneurship and speaking and Ted talking is all a journey." - Evolve Benton  
    Public speaking can be a fear for some. So how do others stand in front of a crowd and confidently deliver a TEDx Talk? In this episode, we'll talk about how to prepare for and deliver a successful TEDx Talk as we provide valuable advice on how to develop your idea, find collaborators, and use your voice to make a difference.
     
    [00:01 - 07:51] Leverage Your Business through Public Speaking
    Unleash the Power of Technology Service can be a winning strategy for business Overcoming the fear of public speaking  
    [07:52 - 30:21] Have You Ever Wanted to Speak on a TEDx Stage?
    Public speaking is a hobby. Be yourself. How to Become a TEDx Speaker A Ted talk is just like any other piece of content Be Prepared and Have a Plan Every Ted talk is about solving a problem and coming up with a throughline that leads to your idea  
    [30:22 - 32:29] Final Thoughts
     
    Share your story with the world! Connect with me – leave a review and comment (links below)
     
    Key Quotes:
    "A Ted Talk in some ways is just like any other piece of content. You got to use it. You got to put it out there in other ways." - Evolve Benton
     
    "It's the wrong question to ask about what is the kind of idea that will get selected? Because the kind of idea that will get selected is the one that's authentic to you and the message that you want to put out there and the idea that you want to change the world." - Evolve Benton
     
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    • 32 min
    Ep 25 - How to Pitch Like a Boss with Lauren Fitzpatrick Shanks

    Ep 25 - How to Pitch Like a Boss with Lauren Fitzpatrick Shanks

    “Winning is about confidence. So come in there and be proactive in being able to pitch what you think they're going to ask.” - Lauren Fitzpatrick Shanks
     
    For this Speakers Room Live episode, Lauren Fitzpatrick Shanks discusses how to win pitches and how to use your voice for wealth. She gets detailed on the importance of pitch competitions, strategies for success, and what to do once you've won.
     
    Lauren Fitzpatrick Shanks is the Founder and CEO of tech startup KeepWOL. KeepWOL creates talent development technology that uses live multiplayer games and artificial intelligence to maximize cultural intelligence in the workplace. Working at 5 different Fortune 500 companies, plus being a black millennial woman in engineering & tech, she’s no stranger to being the “first” or “only.”
     
    Lauren is the first Black woman to graduate from The University of Kansas’ Aerospace Engineering Department and the first Black woman to win the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics international design competition. She’s a recipient of the Women in Technology Rising Star Award, and she has an MBA in Operations Management. She is a wife, a mother of two, and an avid conversationalist. Her top two values are authenticity and legacy, and she keeps these front in mind in everything she does
      
    [00:01 - 07:29] All About Lauren Fitzpatrick Shanks
    Speech competitions as a way to get some experience under your belt Lauren’s story from being born and raised in a small town to achieving greater heights The way to help employees learn and focus on their work How entrepreneurs can cultivate creativity, innovation, and better presentation skills  
    [07:30 - 19:14] Step into the Shark Tank with Full Confidence
    An overview of what is to be in a pitch competition and its mechanics How pitching and networking are necessary to win in business It boils down to the story you tell and how convincing you are with your story Tactics to employ for more effective speech delivery and presentation  
    [19:15 - 31:19] The Tools You Need and the Ways to Prepare
    The importance of practice, paying attention to reactions, and keeping a schedule Get over the fear and learn to use your voice to attract money into your business Solid advice for aspiring entrepreneurs - have a backup plan  
    [31:20 - 35:15] Final Thoughts
     
    Giving free content and providing access to invest in personal support Connect with Lauren Fitzpatrick Shanks – leave a review and comment (links below) Closing thoughts and advice from Lauren and Evolve   
    Key Quotes:
     
    “Pitching is all about the story you tell, but not even the story you tell. [It’s about] how convincing you are with your story.” -  Lauren Fitzpatrick Shanks
    “Make sure that you keep that forefront in your mind like this isn't an all-or-nothing type of situation like if this [journey to entrepreneurship] doesn't succeed…have all these different opportunities back doors… Remember that [when] you have a network, you have things to fall back on.” - Lauren Fitzpatrick Shanks



    Connect with Lauren!
    Website: https://www.keepwol.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PlayKeepWOL/
    Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/playkeepwol/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/PlayKeepWOL
     
    What are you promoting right now in your business? Do you have an offer for our listeners? : Complimentary KeepWOL sessions



    Connect with Me!
    Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/speaking4profitacademy
    Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speaking4profit/
    Visit my website https://www.evolvebenton.com/ 
    Follow me on Instagram @EvolveBenton
     
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    • 35 min
    Ep 24 - Manifest Abundance in Your Life

    Ep 24 - Manifest Abundance in Your Life

    “The way that we talk about ourselves, the way we talk about our money, the way that we talk about our future is a scale. It is a manifestation of what will come to our lives.”  - Evolve Benton
     
    Happy Black History month! I’m Evolve Benton and today, I go over the origins of the Speaking 4 Profit Academy and why folks may not be charging enough for their voices. A lot of it has to do with the way we regard ourselves - Do you see yourself as capable of being financially free? Do you talk about yourself in an empowering way? Get into momentum by speaking for prophecy and manifesting abundance in your life.
     
     
    [00:01 - 03:17] Why Your Talent Fee May Not Be Enough
    The start of Speaking 4 Profit Academy It started during COVID-19 - a pandemic baby. When opportunities became less, the academy becomes an avenue for folks to secure the bag. Why you may not be asking enough A $500 talent fee may save a company $40,000! See yourself as someone who can be profitable from your intellectual property.  
    [03:18 - 12:10] Cultivating the Wealth Mindset to Call Abundance
    The significance of support in business ventures Starting a business allows one to serve the world. Through your voice, it is possible to achieve financial freedom. How to build wealth sustainably You cannot rely on just one stream of income. Invest the money and work for a shorter amount of time. Using your voice to call in wealth Be wary of the way you talk about yourself and your life! Being abundant is not built on capitalism, but being able to serve the world.  
    [12:11 - 13:45] Final Thoughts
     
    Share your story with the world! Connect with me – leave a review and comment (links below)  
    Key Quotes:
     
    “Being able to create an incubator like Speaking for Profit University, where diverse leaders like yourself, whoever's watching this…are able to build out businesses, through their voice, through their story, through their knowledge, that gives them financial freedom, right? And that financial freedom gives us an opportunity to be able to live longer lives full of joy and happiness.” - Evolve Benton
     
    “Whatever you are an expert at, you can teach the world about that and make some money while you do it. Invest that money and work for a shorter amount of time so that you can live your life and freedom.”  - Evolve Benton




    Connect with Me!
    Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/speaking4profitacademy
    Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speaking4profit/
    Visit my website https://www.evolvebenton.com/ 
    Follow me on Instagram @EvolveBenton
     
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    • 13 min
    Ep 23 - 4 Tips for CEOs to Have a Great Year

    Ep 23 - 4 Tips for CEOs to Have a Great Year

    “What are the things that add value to your life? What are the things that add energy to your body? What are the things that make you want to show up and continue to show up? What's going to keep you fueled so that you can take your life to the next level?” - Evolve Benton
     
    What does it take to be a great leader? Does life have to revolve around work? Today, Evolve Benton proves otherwise. Taking care of yourself by not making your life all about work and considering ways to keep yourself fueled are the steps to take for a better life as a CEO. Pair this with a heart of gratitude along with the three other tips and you are on your way to a fantastic year!
     
     
    [00:01 - 09:18] Gamechanger Tips to Being a Great Leader
    Tip #1: Embrace simplicity and systems Keep it simple so that delegation is smooth. Be willing to write it down. Tip #2: Set goals and standard Have a roadmap and be specific. Set the standard to scale. Small steps to greatness matter. Tip #3: Collect feedback from your customer base Start surveys and be willing to take in the information. You need to know what the world thinks. Tip #4: Make YOU a priority Making your life all about work is not the way. Set up a morning and evening routine.  
    [09:07 - 12:06] Final Thoughts
     
    Take care of yourself and stay fueled! Connect with me – leave a review and comment (links below) Key Quotes:
     
    “Being able to have simple systems that you're able to share with the world, as you grow is going to be your powerhouse.” - Evolve Benton
     
    “Create the goals so that you can create the roadmap to get there. But also create standards must-haves that have to happen in your business in order for it to grow.” - Evolve Benton



    Connect with Me!
    Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/speaking4profitacademy
    Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speaking4profit/
    Visit my website https://www.evolvebenton.com/ 
    Follow me on Instagram @EvolveBenton
     
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    • 12 min
    Ep 22 - Flip the Script and Exude Abundance with Rebecca Darwent

    Ep 22 - Flip the Script and Exude Abundance with Rebecca Darwent

    “Systemic oppression, anti-black racism is alive and well. And I see that in every single sector, including the nonprofit and charitable sector, where we like to think that we're doing good or organizations and people think you know, I have the right intention. And yet, there's so much harm that is created. And I want to flip the script on that.” - Rebecca Darwent
     
    For this Speakers Room Live episode, Rebecca Darwent calls out the misrepresentation of philanthropy and how black folks can jump into the space, the way to gain confidence to declare success, and how we, despite the existing systemic oppression and racism, can flip the script and live a life of abundance.
     
    Rebecca Darwent is a social entrepreneur, bringing a fresh perspective, catalytic approach, and an intuitive business savvy to solve long-standing issues. A proven builder of relationships and capital, Rebecca has led strategy, policy, fund development, and partnerships mobilizing multimillion-dollar investments in equity, health, and education. In 2020, Rebecca co-founded the Foundation for Black Communities that exists to ensure every Black person in Canada can thrive. She is Vice President of Laidlaw Foundation, a Women Leaders for the World Fellow, and a Canadian Millennium Laureate. Rebecca’s mission is to redefine philanthropy as a philanthropic advisor, speaker, and consultant.
     
     
    [00:01 - 07:58] Flipping the Script to Redefine Philanthropy and Exude Abundance 
    Rebecca on being a social entrepreneur and philanthropic advisor She redefines philanthropy by including those excluded from this space of generosity and giving. Not having a sense of belonging makes you go above and beyond. The concept of generational giving The seed of abundance had been planted in all of us. It is our job to pass it on. Systemic oppression and discrimination are alive; we must strive to flip the script.  
    [07:59 - 18:07] Confidence is Key - Name Your Price and Declare Success
    Gaining confidence in oneself Being in the Speaking 4 Profit University helped her declare success. Surrounding yourself with entrepreneurs of similar trajectories helps you push forward. Scaling the speaking business Learning the industry may be overwhelming, but acknowledge your worth. Ask the budget question and know to build in your price. Taking accountability for momentum Sometimes, we need help and encouragement from others. Be part of a community that feels like your team.  
    [18:08 - 21:27] Acting as the CEO in Your Life
    Being the CEO of your life Trust yourself and your decision-making. Put your best foot forward. Black abundance and the Black History Month We're building self-sufficiency and allowing for the growth of our communities. Let’s celebrate   
    [21:13 - 25:38] Final Thoughts
     
    How can you extend your knowledge and acts of kindness? Connect with Rebecca Darwent – leave a review and comment (links below) Closing thoughts and advice from Rebecca and Evolve 


    Key Quotes:
     
    “Your rate is your rate, regardless of industry, and regardless of [the] company that you're going to.” - Rebecca Darwent
     
    “You have to be grounded in yourself and trust yourself. And trust that you know what is the best thing for your life, your goals, your objectives.” - Rebecca Darwent



     
    Connect with Rebecca!
     
    Website: http://www.rebeccadarwent.com/ 
    Instragram : https://www.instagram.com/rebecca.darwent/ 




    Connect with Me!
    Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/speaking4profitacademy
    Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speaking4profit/
    Visit my website https://www.evolvebenton.com/ 
    Follow me on Instagram @EvolveBenton
     
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    • 25 min
    Ep 21 - How to Get Past the Fear of Speaking in Public

    Ep 21 - How to Get Past the Fear of Speaking in Public

    “When we think about speaking and sharing our story, or sharing what we know, it's an opportunity to, one, impact the world, to educate people, but also to continue to plant seeds that may change people's lives.” -  Evolve Benton 
     
    Welcome to Speaking 4 Profit, where your voice is your power! I’m Evolve Benton and today, I want to share some practical tips to build your confidence in public speaking. By listening to ourselves and understanding the value of authenticity, it is possible to get our impactful message across as we move past this fear. Get into execution and let your story be heard!
     
     
    [00:01 - 05:16] Afraid of Speaking in Public? You Are Not Alone
    The essence of sharing your story The fear of speaking in public gets in the way.  Speaking is an opportunity to change people’s lives The fear of speaking in public You are not alone - 77% of people are scared to speak in public. The more you do it, the easier it becomes.  
    [06:13 - 16:32] Practical Tips to Apply - Building Your Confidence
    Tip #1: Have pre-talk and post-talk rituals Be prepared and listen to your body. Positive reaffirmations and giving yourself love helps! Tip #2: Keep water available Drink water and keep yourself hydrated. Tip #3: Speak with integrity Ensure that your knowledge is sufficient to answer tough questions. Having this allows for more impact. Tip #4: Practice, practice, practice Get started and let others listen to you. Start small and build confidence along the way  
    [16:33 - 28:03] Move Past the Fear Through Implementation
    Special tip #5: Practice slowly Going as quickly as possible diminishes the clarity of your speech.  Be willing to pause and take a break. Tip #6: Have human moments Don’t be afraid to mess up. You don’t need to memorize your speech. We need to move forward and get over the fear.


    [23:07 - 28:52] Final Thoughts
     
    Watch out for more tips and strategies for public speaking! Connect with me – leave a review and comment (links below) Key Quotes:
     
    “Practice sharing your voice, practice sharing your story, practice sharing your pitch, practice talking about yourself, and get more comfortable. And remember, you can always start small.” - Evolve Benton 
     
    “Don't be afraid to be human and mess up. As long as you give them clarity and you're willing to get back to your speech. That's all that matters.” - Evolve Benton




    Connect with Me!
    Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/speaking4profitacademy
    Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speaking4profit/
    Visit my website https://www.evolvebenton.com/ 
    Follow me on Instagram @EvolveBenton
     
    LEAVE A REVIEW + and help someone discover the power in their voice by sharing this episode or click here to listen to our previous episodes.
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    • 28 min

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