12 episodes

Standing Ovation, hosted by keynote speaker and emcee Jay Baer is where the very best public speakers reveal the secrets behind their greatest successes.

In each episode, listeners hear a legendary on-stage story from a world-class speaker, and then hear Jay and his guest dissect and discuss that story. How are the best on-stage stories (some of them decades old) found, written, polished, and changed? When do they work best? When do they bomb?

All that and a lot more insights on Standing Ovation: an intimate conversation where the best talk about their best. If you're a professional speaker or an inspiring speaker, or just want to be a better communicator, you'll learn a ton from each episode of Standing Ovation.

Standing Ovation Jay Baer

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Standing Ovation, hosted by keynote speaker and emcee Jay Baer is where the very best public speakers reveal the secrets behind their greatest successes.

In each episode, listeners hear a legendary on-stage story from a world-class speaker, and then hear Jay and his guest dissect and discuss that story. How are the best on-stage stories (some of them decades old) found, written, polished, and changed? When do they work best? When do they bomb?

All that and a lot more insights on Standing Ovation: an intimate conversation where the best talk about their best. If you're a professional speaker or an inspiring speaker, or just want to be a better communicator, you'll learn a ton from each episode of Standing Ovation.

    Shep Hyken

    Shep Hyken

    A cab ride to the airport is a pretty uneventful experience for most people.

    Shep Hyken isn’t most people.

    Clappers, what should have been an innocuous cab ride became one of Shep’s finest stories – and it’s the one he brings to this episode of Standing Ovation.

    With over a 30+ year career in public speaking, Shep Hyken has seen and done it all, from being inducted to the NSA Hall of Fame, to breaking his own speaking rules to this very day. Shep is a whirlwind of energy and enthusiasm, and his eye-opening conversation has helped hundreds of clients deliver moments of magic through their customer service. And, he does it all through creative storytelling.

    Strap yourselves in and get a pen and paper. This episode of Standing Ovation is an amazing journey of storytelling and speaking, but it all starts with a simple cab ride.

    Find out about:

    How to find stories in real life and bring them to the stage

    The ways Shep’s trademark story has evolved over time

    Why you need to record and listen to your best (and worst) deliveries

    Whether silence and fewer words can really make a better talk

    Why specificity is the most important tool in a speaker’s arsenal

    Two brilliant tactics for testing out new content and acing Q&As

    Shep’s take on the infamous ‘slides or no slides’ question

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    For more information and to explore the show, (https://www.jaybaer.com/podcast/episode-08:-vinh-giang/) .

    • 42 min
    Kindra Hall

    Kindra Hall

    How do you tell the perfect story?

    It’s a question that’s plagued me and many Clappers for years. It’s also been renowned keynote speaker, Kindra Hall’s focus since she first started telling stories at 11 years old. Now, with a lifetime of experience and practice under her belt, she’s ready to share what she believes makes truly great storytelling.

    There is no secret formula or magic pill for being a great storyteller, but there are some universal truths that sit behind every good story.

    As President and Chief Storytelling Officer at Steller Collective, Kindra has spent years teaching people and businesses how to use storytelling to overcome their communication challenges. From working with Facebook and Berkshire Hathaway to delivering in-house training and being keynote speaker at global conferences, Kindra has helped countless people tell their story better.

    I’ve been listening to Kindra’s talks for years and we’ve been bouncing ideas off each other since we first met. To have her join me on Standing Ovation is a real honor and I hope you come away feeling empowered to tell your own story. Like Kindra, it could even put a ring on your finger!

    Find out about:

    How Kindra enlisted Kylie Minogue to win her husband’s heart, and how that story helped her teach sell-out spin classes in Phoenix, AZ.

    Kindra’s genius idea for testing out new stories

    Why you have to bring your own energy, not rely on your audience for it

    How choosing the right details will make your story unforgettable

    How minimal slides will make your words last longer

    Why you don’t want your audience to listen – instead you want them to co-create

    How to tell a better story from beginning to end

    Please Support Our Show Sponsors:

    The sponsor of this episode is Content 10x (https://www.content10x.com/) , the content repurposing experts who have a unique service just for speakers called Talk 10x, where they transform your presentation into a suite of unique content to help spread your message.

    For more information and to explore the show, (https://www.jaybaer.com/podcast/episode-08:-vinh-giang/) .

    • 49 min
    Andrew Davis

    Andrew Davis

    When you tell a story, how much energy do you put into it?

    Andrew Davis is a highly caffeinated speaker who brings a high wire style to every gig. He's also one of the world’s most prolific marketing and communications speakers. Before becoming an internationally acclaimed keynote speaker, Andrew worked for The Muppets in New York, wrote for Charles Kuralt and produced for NBC’s Today Show.

    He’s got an impressive track record but what makes my jaw drop about Andrew is his infectious enthusiasm and magnetic speaking style. Andrew has some great stories and he’s not one to shy away from telling a lengthy and complex story. Actually, one of his all-time gems is a story about meatloaf.

    That’s right Clappers, for the first time in the history of Standing Ovation, you’re going to hear a delicious signature story all about the wonder that is meatloaf. Satisfy your cravings and hear all about how Andrew cooked up this great story, how it’s evolved over time and get your fill on Andrew’s top tips for exuding energy on stage.

    Find out about:

    Hear Andrew’s famous Meatloaf story and how it’s evolved over time

    Whether visuals are always needed to enrich the delivery of a story

    Using audio from presentations to improve tone, pace, and rhythm, etc.

    Why Andrew infuses bounds of energy into each presentation

    How and why Andrew video tapes the audience’s reaction at each event

    Tips for rehearsing your speech until it’s perfect

    How to come up with an impactful lesson to share in your presentation

    Please Support Our Show Sponsors:

    The sponsor of this episode is Content 10x (https://www.content10x.com/) , the content repurposing experts who have a unique service just for speakers called Talk 10x, where they transform your presentation into a suite of unique content to help spread your message.

    For more information on Standing Ovation, (https://www.jaybaer.com/podcast/episode-08:-vinh-giang/) .

    • 44 min
    Vinh Giang

    Vinh Giang

    How well does your audience really know you? Do you ‘let them in,’ or do you remain on your professional speaker pedestal on a stage they can never reach?

    Vinh Giang is one of the most successful speakers in the world today and works incredibly hard on his craft. But what I admire the most about his work on stage is how he humanizes himself immediately. Believe it or not, ‘being human’ on stage is more challenging than you might think and sometimes it’s about not only sharing your own stories on stage but helping the audience to find their own stories too.

    Vinh Giang began his stage career as a very successful magician. Five years ago, he turned to keynote speaking and it wasn’t long before he catapulted to the top of the industry. In this episode of Standing Ovation, you’ll hear one of Vinh’s signature stories about how he became a magician and his family’s reaction to that decision. Discover the origin of the story, how it’s evolved, and get ready to seize Vinh’s top tips for connecting to the audience.

    Find out about:

    Hear Vinh Giang’s story about how he became a magician

    How to use stories to humanize yourself

    Why you should follow a career path that gives you true fulfilment

    How Vinh sprinkles laugh lines throughout his signature story

    Vinh shares the best ingredients for putting together a story that captures the audience

    The biggest difference between doing a magic show and a keynote

    Tips for using the instrument of your voice more effectively on stage

    Connect with Vinh Giang

    Website (https://www.vinhgiang.com/)

    Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/askvinh)

    Twitter (https://twitter.com/AskVinh)

    Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/askvinh/)

    LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/vinhgiang/)

    YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_ewNxRwiHd6BGhwdoNQA9A?view_as=subscriber)

    Please Support Our Show Sponsors:

    The sponsor of this episode is Content 10x (https://www.content10x.com/) , the content repurposing experts who have a unique service just for speakers called Talk 10x, where they transform your presentation into a suite of unique content to help spread your message.

    For more information on Standing Ovation, (https://www.jaybaer.com/podcast/episode-08:-vinh-giang/) .

    • 38 min
    Patricia Fripp

    Patricia Fripp

    When you tell a story, are you telling the story or just delivering the story? Award-winning Hall of Fame speaker, Patricia Fripp, knows how to expertly craft and deliver memorable and powerful stories. She’s also one of the world’s top presentation coaches, helping executives and professional speakers communicate with power and clarity.

    With decades of presentation and coaching experience behind her, fused with her genuine passion to help speakers master their art, Patricia is THE presentation skills expert. She has a library of impactful stories that she’s polished to perfection over the years both for her own work and with other speakers and executives.

    One such story tells the tale of what it’s really like to write a crucial executive speech on the spot and how dialogue became a key component of the final story. Aspiring speakers and presenters who wish to refine their craft will find inspiration and encouragement from Patricia’s nail-biting story. Listen in to find out where this story came from, how it’s evolved and get ready to take away some of the best pieces of advice you’ll find anywhere about how to become a better speaker and a better storyteller.

    Find out about:

    Hear Patricia’s incredible spontaneous speechwriting story

    The ultimate recipe for a perfect story

    Why you shouldn’t report on the dialogue, but deliver the dialogue

    Patricia shares her incredible scriptwriting process and advice for other speakers

    Whether great speakers are born or made

    Tips for becoming a better speaker

    Please Support Our Show Sponsors:

    The sponsor of this episode is Content 10x (https://www.content10x.com/) , the content repurposing experts who have a unique service just for speakers called Talk 10x, where they transform your presentation into a suite of unique content to help spread your message.

    For more information and to explore other episodes, (http://www.jaybaer.com/standing-ovation-patricia-fripp) .

    • 42 min
    Mark Scharenbroich

    Mark Scharenbroich

    Gifted with the ability to create authentic connections with his audience, Mark Scharenbroich is a Hall of Fame keynote speaker who began his career in a comedy troupe in the mid-1970s. His career catapulted to the stars when the Jostens award-winning film, “The Greatest Days of your Life…(so far)” featuring Mark was viewed by millions of high school students in the 1980s. Little did he know that the success of the film would lead him on the path to becoming one of the top-rated keynote speakers in America.

    To Mark, connections are everything and he has built a career speaking about how to create authentic connections in the workplace and between companies and customers. Mark’s signature story, ‘Nice Bike,’ is more than just a bunch of clever words strung together. It’s a metaphor and a memorable principle that, in Mark’s words, ‘helps create raving fans one customer at a time.’

    Interestingly, Mike’s entire brand stems from his ‘Nice Bike’ story. He even wrote a book about it called (https://nicebike.com/about-the-book/) . In this episode of Standing Ovation, you’ll hear the Nice Bike story in all its glory. You’ll also discover where this incredible story came from, how it’s evolved and what’s next for this truly brilliant Hall of Fame keynote speaker.

    Find out about:

    The remarkable genesis story of Nice Bike

    Why you shouldn’t be afraid to be spontaneous and try new things

     How Mark applies the Nice Bike philosophy to different audiences

    An insight into Mark’s approach to preparing stories for the stage

    How specific lines in the Nice Bike story have evolved over time

    Why speakers need to be more open to coaching

    Techniques to paint a picture in the mind of your audience

    Why some speaker’s stories don’t land as powerfully as they hoped

    Quotes from the episode:

    “We all have two core needs: Number one, we need to belong. Number two, we all need to hear, ‘nice bike.’”

    “If you can find a signature story that people remember, that's relevant to them, and has a hook that’s memorable three days, three months or three years later - now you're cooking.”

    Connect with Mark Scharenbroich

       Website (https://nicebike.com/)

       Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/nicebikemark)

       Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/nicebikemark/)

       LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-scharenbroich-sharon-brock-6b4009a/)

       YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/markscharenbroich)

       Twitter (https://twitter.com/NiceBIkeMark)

    2 Key Questions

    What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given about the speaking business?

    “The obvious one that most people hear is to write a book. It helps you frame your writing but more than anything else, its value added. It helps with your negotiation. I’ll throw in 100 books for everybody in the audience and personally sign them. That helps from a negotiation standpoint and it adds value. My second piece of advice is to be open to coaching.”

    Who is your dream guest for Standing Ovation?

    “Jeanne Robertson is in a league all by herself: her storytelling, her humor, her heart, and her work ethic. I asked Jenny, “Does it drive you crazy when people steal your material? And she said, ‘Well, you know, number one, they can’t do it as well as I can. And number two, I'm constantly writing - I'm staying ahead of them.”

    Please Support Our Show Sponsors:

    The sponsor of this episode is Content 10x (https://www.content10x.com/) , the content repurposing experts who have a unique service just for speakers called Talk 10x, where they transform your presentation into a suite of unique content to help spread your message.

    For more information head (http://www.jaybaer.com/)

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

Merit K ,

Jay is extremely insightful

Top notch guests and insightful questions! I have thoroughly enjoyed every episode! Even the sponsors on this show are valuable info for professional speakers.

laadman ,

Count me in as a clapper

Hearing A signature story from a speaker and how they crafted it is gold

Alan Stein ,

An Absolute Masterclass

I’m 3 episodes in and I’ve taken two pages of notes! The insight from Jay and his guests is practical, applicable, and impactful... and is arming me with the tools I need to refine my own signature stories!

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