108 episodes

Kick your speaking career into high gear with your host Mary Snyder as she helps you build and sustain a speaking business. Candid discussions with some of the best speakers in the industry, advice on your message, your speaking business, and how to get booked are just a few things you'll find in this show.

Take the Stage - for Speakers, by Speakers Mary Snyder

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 49 Ratings

Kick your speaking career into high gear with your host Mary Snyder as she helps you build and sustain a speaking business. Candid discussions with some of the best speakers in the industry, advice on your message, your speaking business, and how to get booked are just a few things you'll find in this show.

    107: Body Language and Speaking

    107: Body Language and Speaking

    Wouldn't it be great if you could connect with your audience using more than just your voice? Would you believe me if I told you that was possible? As a speaker, it's more than possible – it's essential. When your words don't match your body language, you create tension. This isn't what you want when you're speaking about trusting the Lord and being true to who he has called you to be! If you're ready to learn how to use your body more effectively to share your message with more impact, keep listening…
    Top reasons to listen to the entire episode:
    Learn how to use your body, voice, and message to connect with others.Find out how to effectively communicate your message with your body.Discover simple exercises to practice.
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    • 14 min
    106: The Power of Your Voice

    106: The Power of Your Voice

    Did you know that our voice consists of three things? It's true! Volume, intonation, and pacing all make up your voice. I know what you're thinking. Mary, we've talked about this before - but hear me out, it's a bit different. Have you ever thought about how you can supercharge your message so it sounds like you know what you are talking about while being professional and confident? If so, don't miss this episode! 
    Top reasons to listen to the full episode:
    Learn how your voice is powerful. Discover how to use your voice to get booked.I'll share a recent experiment and why recording yourself is so essential.  
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    • 15 min
    105: Overcoming the Fear of Speaking

    105: Overcoming the Fear of Speaking

    What's your biggest fear when stepping out onto the stage? Maybe it's forgetting what you're talking about or falling off the stage (been there!). If that sounds like you, keep listening...

    Top reasons to listen to the full episode:
    Learn about the fear of speaking. Discover tips for overcoming your fears.The difference between nervousness and excitement. 

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    • 14 min
    104: Be The Best You

    104: Be The Best You

    Are you being the best you? I know you are thinking, "Who else could I be?!" As speakers, it's easy for us to get caught up in how others do things- I know I'm guilty of this! If you're like me, keep listening…
    Did you know that Activate Your Speaking Career is now open? Activate is a coaching program that I open twice a year, in the fall and in April 2023. If you're listening before September 10, 2022, you should head to takethestagepodcast.com and click the Activate button. 

    Top reasons to listen to the full episode:
    How to be an onstage and offstage you. Discover how your story is unique to you. How to show up authentically.

    Full Show Notes Here!

    Resources:
    Link to Activate
     
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    • 14 min
    103: Finding Community as a Speaker

    103: Finding Community as a Speaker

    Does your family or church community not quite get what you do as a speaker? Have you ever wished you had a small group of women or men who understood you? I know that being a speaker can be lonely but keep listening!
    Top reasons to listen to the complete episode:
    Learn the importance of finding a community. Find out where you can find this community. How to go about finding your people. 

    Full Show Notes Here!

    Resources:
    Proclaim Conference

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    • 11 min
    102: What You Need to Be a Successful Speaker

    102: What You Need to Be a Successful Speaker

    Is your speaker's toolkit complete? Do you have all the items you need? If you're fired up to get up on that stage, keep listening! I'll walk you through what you need to become a successful speaker.
    Top reasons to listen to the full episode:
    Learn what your toolkit essentials are. Discover why video is important.How to write a persuasive email.

    Full Show Notes Here!


    Resources:
    Link to Activate
    Elements of a Speaker One Sheet
    How to Craft Your Story in Your Message


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    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

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49 Ratings

49 Ratings

Rachel Lewis, author ,

So many practical takeaways

Each episode is short, targeted, and delivers exactly what is promised. So many practical takeaways are included, you might wonder how you are able to get all this information for free. Mary has a long history of speaking, which fuels her ability to tackle all the subjects you don’t realize you need. Can’t recommend this enough.

MaamaK ,

Super Helpful

I love this podcast because Mary gets straight to the things I need as a speaker. Each episode gives me something to think about and something I can apply immediately. Thank you!

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Fun to Listen and Quality Content!

This podcast is uniquely inspiring and a true joy to listen to. Mary is a genuine person and consistently demonstrates passion for helping her listeners succeed. I am not yet a speaker, but feel called to explore the possibility of building a speaking business. I am filled with doubt, but every time I listen to Mary, I grow in confidence. She is powerfully equipping speakers to step into their calling and doing it with grace! Must listen!

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