40 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.

    Why It's Critical to Use Examples The Audience Has Never Heard

    Why It's Critical to Use Examples The Audience Has Never Heard

    Unless you are just an extraordinary motivator on stage, at some point all speakers must provide EVIDENCE that the recommendations they are making to the audience actually work.
    Legendary speaker Zig Ziglar used to say that the similar situation is the best way to make a sale. Show me somebody in my scenario who has benefitted from this solution, and I’m more likely to buy it, right?
    Keynote speaker, author, entrepreneur, marketing consultant, and podcast host Mitch Joel includes a lot of evidence in his presentations, including a closing story about a man who was so successful in following Mitch’s advice, he changed his entire business model. You’ll hear all about this win in this episode of Standing Ovation!
    Find out about:
    Hear Mitch’s signature story about how a rare guitar shop went viral on YouTube
    How Mitch came across the star of his signature story
    How Mitch integrates this story into his keynotes
    Why it’s important to tell stories that the audience can see themselves in
    How Mitch uses visualization to remind him about his stories
    Why speakers need to build their personal brand as a speaker
    How Mitch uses other forms of his content as trial runs for his stories
    The importance of preparing for your keynotes
    How Mitch injects humor in his stories to let him know if the audience is really with him
    Mitch shares his number one criticism for other speakers


    Key Quotes:
    “I collect stories…and integrate them into my master keynote”
    “I like stories that are quirky, weird, and different, but also have the same message that a massive IT association event needs to hear”
    “You need moments in your presentation to let you know the audience is really with you”

    Connect with Mitch Joel
    https://www.mitchjoel.com/ (Website)
    https://www.facebook.com/MitchJoel/ (Facebook)
    https://twitter.com/mitchjoel?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor (Twitter)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/mitchjoel/ (LinkedIn)
    https://www.instagram.com/mitchjoel/ (Instagram)


    Please Support Our Show Sponsors:
    The sponsor of this episode is https://www.content10x.com/ (Content 10x), 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.
    Brand Builders Group can help you start building your personal brand by defining your message, clarifying your positioning, expanding your reach, and increasing your revenue! Just visit http://brandbuildersgroup.com/so (brandbuildersgroup.com/so) to request a free call!
    Want to get better at the business of speaking? If so, you need to attend a 3 Ring Circus bootcamp, a SYSTEM that anyone can use to get more gigs, get more repeat gigs, and increase their fees.
    Only 25 slots are available for every bootcamp and Clappers can get $500 off the 3 Ring Circus bootcamp if you go to http://www.3ringcircus.com (www.3ringcircus.com) and use the promo code STANDING.
    For more information and to explore the show http://www.jaybaer.com/ (click here).

    • 47 min
    How to Tie the Story Back to the Audience's Needs

    How to Tie the Story Back to the Audience's Needs

    What do you think is possible in your speaking career? Could you do 40 paid events per year? Could you speak at the biggest events in the world? Could you have a hugely popular TED Talk? Could you make one million dollars a year as a speaker?
    All of that is possible, and more.
    Our guest on this episode of Standing Ovation is Hall of Fame keynote speaker and leadership expert, Mark Sanborn. Mark uses an outstanding closing story to demonstrate to his audiences that when it comes to what’s possible, they too often are living with artificial constraints.
    Some of Mark’s best stories are best told over a beer or a bourbon, but he tells some good ones while on stage with a mic in hand too. This one is all about speed, and the nature of true potential!
    Find out about:
    Hear Mark’s fascinating signature story about speed and why most people never come close to their true potential
    How Mark came up with this signature story
    How Mark contextualizes his material and draws connections to his audience
    How Mark would change his story if he was doing a 60-minute presentation
    Why Mark enjoys getting the audience involved in his presentations
    How audiences’ expectations from a keynote speaker have evolved over time
    Why Mark decided to be a speaker at such a young age
    How Mark finds new material for his stories


    Key Quotes:
    “A really good story transcends audiences and audience members.”
    “We have not come close to our true potential and we are limited by our thinking because we look backwards instead of forwards.”
    “When there’s a story that’s big enough to carry an entire concept or speech, those are the goldmines.”


    Connect with Mark Sanborn
    https://marksanborn.com/ (Website)
    https://www.facebook.com/marksanbornspeaker (Facebook)
    https://www.instagram.com/marksanbornspeaker/ (Instagram)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/marksanborn (LinkedIn)
    https://twitter.com/mark_sanborn (Twitter)
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu5y2nhhFwzIJL2j3jl6Z5w (YouTube)


    Please Support Our Show Sponsors:
    The sponsor of this episode is https://www.content10x.com/ (Content 10x), 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.
    Brand Builders Group can help you start building your personal brand by defining your message, clarifying your positioning, expanding your reach, and increasing your revenue! Just visit http://brandbuildersgroup.com/so (brandbuildersgroup.com/so) to request a free call!
    Want to get better at the business of speaking? If so, you need to attend a 3 Ring Circus bootcamp, a SYSTEM that anyone can use to get more gigs, get more repeat gigs, and increase their fees.
    Only 25 slots are available for every bootcamp and Clappers can get $500 off the 3 Ring Circus bootcamp if you go to http://www.3ringcircus.com (www.3ringcircus.com) and use the promo code STANDING.
    For more information and to explore the show http://www.jaybaer.com/ (click here).

    • 37 min
    How to Make it All About the Audience

    How to Make it All About the Audience

    What is your actual job as a speaker and as a brand? To educate? To inform? To entertain? To make the audience feel good? Or, is it to make the audience feel good about themselves?
    Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker, author, and acclaimed branding expert Bruce Turkel would probably say the latter, and he tells a story on stage to back it up. Like all good stories, this one raises the stakes, because it involves Bruce’s wife!
    Bruce Turkel is a master at telling stories and observing the truisms of life and business and tying them back to his audience. You’ll hear this signature story and gain lots of great insights into the life of a Keynote Speaker on this episode of Standing Ovation.
    Find out about:
    Bruce shares his signature story that teaches a valuable lesson for brands and speakers alike
    How Bruce develops the on-stage structure of his stories
    How to put the audience at ease
    Bruce shares his opinion on stories in books vs stories on stage
    How Bruce uses sequences of his stories for his presentations
    Why it’s important to find a way to keep track of the stories you share with different audiences
    How Bruce started ‘The Marketing Minute’ on Instagram
    Bruce shares how he stores ideas and moments of inspiration for great stories
    Connect with Bruce
    https://bruceturkel.com/ (Website)
    https://www.facebook.com/turkelbruce/ (Facebook)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/bturkel (LinkedIn)
    https://twitter.com/BruceTurkel?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor (Twitter)
    https://www.instagram.com/bruceturkel/ (Instagram)
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6MwYlzqopL3BaS0x-fzKg (YouTube)


    Please Support Our Show Sponsors:
    The sponsor of this episode is https://www.content10x.com/ (Content 10x), 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.
    Brand Builders Group can help you start building your personal brand by defining your message, clarifying your positioning, expanding your reach, and increasing your revenue! Just visit http://brandbuildersgroup.com/so (brandbuildersgroup.com/so) to request a free call!
    Want to get better at the business of speaking? If so, you need to attend a 3 Ring Circus bootcamp, a SYSTEM that anyone can use to get more gigs, get more repeat gigs, and increase their fees.
    Only 25 slots are available for every bootcamp and Clappers can get $500 off the 3 Ring Circus bootcamp if you go to http://www.3ringcircus.com (www.3ringcircus.com) and use the promo code STANDING.
    For more information and to explore the show http://www.jaybaer.com/ (click here).

    • 42 min
    Differentiation Strategies from Lady Gaga

    Differentiation Strategies from Lady Gaga

    What are you willing to do to stand out? How many chances will YOU take? Will you reinvent an entire product category, just to be different?
    Lady Gaga would and she did. And keynote speaker and author Jackie Huba tells the story of the most unusual Lady Gaga perfume in her presentations.
    You’ll hear all about it on this glamorous episode of Standing Ovation as Jackie Huba takes the stage to share a story about Lady Gaga and her ground-breaking product.
    Find out about:
    Hear Jackie’s signature story about Lady Gaga’s perfume
    Why Jackie leaves the stage and goes into the crowd during her keynotes
    What Lady Gaga can teach you about customer loyalty and standing out
    How Jackie engages with her audience and gets people talking
    How Jackie’s story performs with different audiences and countries
    How Jackie uses a prop (the perfume) on stage
    How Jackie captures new stories to add to her keynotes
    The challenges that come when you tell personal stories on stage
    Key Quotes:
    “We need to create things worth talking about”
    “I spent months preparing (for TEDx) because I had to learn how to speak about these things without looking like a blubbering mess”


    Connect with Jackie
    https://www.jackiehuba.com/ (Website)
    https://www.facebook.com/JackieHubaAuthor (Facebook)
    https://www.instagram.com/jackiehuba/ (Instagram)
    https://twitter.com/jackiehuba?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor (Twitter)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackiehuba (LinkedIn)


    Watch Jackie’s TEDx Talk – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQbTvFHymLc (Unleash the power of your inner drag queen)
    Please Support Our Show Sponsors:
    The sponsor of this episode is https://www.content10x.com/ (Content 10x), 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.


    Brand Builders Group can help you start building your personal brand by defining your message, clarifying your positioning, expanding your reach, and increasing your revenue! Just visit http://brandbuildersgroup.com/so (brandbuildersgroup.com/so) to request a free call!


    Want to get better at the business of speaking? If so, you need to attend a 3 Ring Circus bootcamp, a SYSTEM that anyone can use to get more gigs, get more repeat gigs, and increase their fees.
    Only 25 slots are available for every bootcamp and Clappers can get $500 off the 3 Ring Circus bootcamp if you go to http://www.3ringcircus.com (www.3ringcircus.com) and use the promo code STANDING.
    For more information and to explore the show http://www.jaybaer.com/ (click here).

    • 39 min
    The Magic of Being YOU on stage

    The Magic of Being YOU on stage

    Some of the most effective and impactful stories from speakers are when they are the butt of the joke; when their own foibles and uncertainties make the speaker more relatable to the audience, who can envision themselves doing the exact same thing.
    Meredith Oliver is a Keynote Speaker, author, and sales and digital marketing expert, who often works with homebuilders and their teams. She’s been around a construction site or two in her day, and knows how things work (which is what makes her signature elevator story even funnier).
    On this episode of Standing Ovation, you’ll hear Meredith’s hilarious story whereby she almost stripped herself naked at the National Speakers Association annual conference – INFLUENCE.
    Find out about:
    Hear Meredith’s funny story about the elevator at the National Speakers Association annual conference
    How Meredith encourages her audience to participate during her presentations
    A sneak peek into another hilarious signature story from Meredith
    Why you should try to be more vulnerable and relatable on stage
    How Meredith decides where to place her signature stories in a keynote
    The benefits of building a speaker mastermind group and getting feedback from other professional speakers
    Why Meredith is a big believer in scripting her keynotes

    Key Quotes
    “I didn’t understand how people reacted to my material…until you get a sample of all types of thought-processes, you don’t know what people are hearing”
    “I’m a big believer in scripting out the beginning and end of a story”
    Connect with Meredith
    https://www.meredithspeaks.com/ (Website)
    https://www.facebook.com/MeredithCommunications/ (Facebook)
    https://twitter.com/MeredithCSP?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Eembeddedtimeline%7Ctwterm%5Eprofile%3AMeredithCSPandref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.meredithspeaks.com%2F (Twitter)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/mereditholiver (LinkedIn)
    https://www.instagram.com/meredithsshoes22/ (Instagram)
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw9hPp63Qb8b8Jrp3BW82VQ (YouTube)
    Please Support Our Show Sponsors:
    Brand Builders Group can help you start building your personal brand by defining your message, clarifying your positioning, expanding your reach, and increasing your revenue! Just visit http://brandbuildersgroup.com/so (brandbuildersgroup.com/so) to request a free call!
    Want to get better at the business of speaking? If so, you need to attend a 3 Ring Circus bootcamp, a SYSTEM that anyone can use to get more gigs, get more repeat gigs, and increase their fees.
    Only 25 slots are available for every bootcamp and Clappers can get $500 off the 3 Ring Circus bootcamp if you go to http://www.3ringcircus.com (www.3ringcircus.com) and use the promo code STANDING.
    Our sponsor, https://www.content10x.com/ (Content 10x), 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 http://www.jaybaer.com/ (click here).

    • 40 min
    How to Add Bold Texture to Your Presentation

    How to Add Bold Texture to Your Presentation

    Is it possible that your comfort zone is actually your danger zone? How willing are you to push it up, take a risk, and break through whatever stands in your way? Those are the questions Rob “Waldo” Waldman asks his audiences.
    Rob is a Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker, and retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and Fighter Pilot who has flown 65 combat missions. But even someone who has made a living being courageous and adventurous has to overcome very real fears.
    You’ll hear what scared him, and what he did about it, as motivational keynote speaker Waldo Waldman takes the stage on this episode of Standing Ovation.
    Find out about:
    Hear Waldo’s signature story of how he overcame his worst fear
    How setbacks can be blessings in disguise
    Why Waldo decided to share the scuba diving story on stage
    How Waldo adds more ‘texture’ to his stories
    Why speakers must emulate the same philosophies they share on stage
    What to look for in a speaking coach
    Why you shouldn’t practice in front of your audience
    How (and why) Waldo changes his rate of speaking and volume throughout his presentation
    How to pick up tell-tale cues from the audience to help direct your presentation and keep the audience engaged
    Connect with Waldo
    https://yourwingman.com/ (Website)
    https://www.facebook.com/WaldoYourWingman/ (Facebook)
    https://twitter.com/waldowaldman?lang=en (Twitter)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/waldowaldman (LinkedIn)
    https://www.instagram.com/waldowaldman/ (Instagram)
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKvFBwc0nCO1TsSh_GOPSVA (YouTube)
    https://www.amazon.com/Never-Fly-Solo-Trusting-Partnerships-ebook/dp/B002YCXFSQ (Read Waldo’s book, Never Fly Solo)


    We have two sponsors of the show this week!
    Brand Builders Group is a personal brand strategy firm for influencers and entrepreneurs. Their unique services are designed to help you start building your personal brand by defining your message, clarifying your positioning, expanding your reach, and increasing your revenue! Just visit http://brandbuildersgroup.com/so (brandbuildersgroup.com/so) to request a free call!
    The second sponsor of this episode is https://www.content10x.com/ (Content 10x), 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 http://www.jaybaer.com/ (click here).

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Jonathan Fields ,

Incredible resource

To be able to go behind the curtain and hear how so many amazing speakers have developed their signature stories is invaluable. Such a fantastic resource. Jay masterfully draws out hidden wisdom that helps us all get better at the craft.

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

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