Successful speaking as a creative doesn’t have to be a mystery. Whether you’re an entrepreneur ready to add speaking to their business or planning to host your own events, The Creative Speaker Podcast breaks down the barriers between organizers, speakers, and attendees to elevate education in our industry and raise the bar for live events.
Ep 124 - How to use Instagram as a Public Speaker (ft. Natasha Samuel)
Whether you’re already using Instagram to book speaking engagements or you’re just starting to show up more consistently, there’s no denying that event planners are looking to Instagram to spot new speakers. If you’re not sure what you should be posting on your social media platforms, how to build enough confidence to ‘go live’ on camera, or how you should be showing up to position yourself as an industry expert… today’s episode is for YOU!
Natasha Samuel is host of The Shine Online Podcast and the founder of Sol Studio, an Instagram creative studio that specializes in storytelling and strategy. She offers small businesses and creative entrepreneurs Instagram content creation, strategy sessions, and educational resources. She helps clients shine on social media through effective strategies and intentional execution. In this episode, Natasha joined us for a dive-deep conversation on how you can start leveraging your Instagram account to build deeper relationships with your audience, showcase your speaking experience, and connect with organizers who are looking to book you.
For episode links and full shownotes: https://thepublicspeakingstrategist.com/shownotes/124
Ep 123 - How to Book More Clients from Speaking
Wouldn't it be amazing if you could grab a microphone (whether that's virtually or in-person) and share a message that delivered value for your audience and brought in new clients? Selling from the stage growing your business with speaking is hands down my favorite way to grow and scale my business. And it's not my favorite because it's a sleazy get rich quick scheme. It is my favorite sales strategy because we get the privilege of educating our audience, serving from the stage, and delivering a transformation that can change our audience’s lives… all while growing our business at the same time. What more can we possibly ask for in a sales mechanism?
But with so many changes happening to the way that we speak and speaking looks a little bit different these days, you might be wondering if you can still leverage speaking to increase your sales. In today’s episode of The Speak to Scale Podcast I’m going to show you exactly what you need to include in your presentation to increase your conversion from the stage.
Full show notes and links: https://thepublicspeakingstrategist.com/shownotes/123
Ep. 122 Leadership Lessons for Speakers and Entrepreneurs (ft. Kaylan Thompson)
What does it take to be a great leader? When it comes to running a business, it’s easy to get lost in the day to day operations. When you’re busy or stressed, tasks such as social media, which are meant to inspire and motivate can seem like a chore. This can transcend into your business presence and really hurt your client relationships, retention rates and bottom line. At the end of the day, you’ve got to continue to lead from the front no matter the circumstances. If we don’t strengthen our leadership skills, those marketing activities meant to inspire and position us as thought leaders will can become wasted efforts. In today’s episode of The Speak to Scale podcast, we’re chatting with Kaylan Thompson of Joy to Lead on exactly what qualifies a great leader and how we can start leading our teams, clients, and communities better.
For full shownotes and links: www.thepublicspeakingstrategist.com/shownotes/122
Ep. 121 Maximizing PR as a Small Business (ft. Danielle Bayard Jackson)
As you’re growing and scaling your business, publicity should be one of your top priorities. However, before you start looking for a publicity agency to hire, it's important to know what PR is and how you should be leveraging it for your business. Whether you’re looking to speak on more stages, be featured on podcasts, or get published in major publications, this episode is going to help you better understand exactly what public relations actually is and how you can harness its benefits to grow your business.
On this episode of The Speak to Scale Podcast, Danielle Bayard Jackson of Tell Public Relations joins us to give guidance on how to be your own highly effective publicist. She’s also pulling back the curtain and sharing her best tips for getting others to highlight your business for you so that you can focus more on stepping into the role of the sought-after thought leader in your niche.
For more information and episode links: www.thepublicspeakingstrategist.com/shownotes/121
Ep 120 - How to Build an Effective Speaker Webpage
“Do you need a speaker webpage if you’re not a professional speaker? At what point should you consider creating one?”
If you’ve ever considered these questions, this episode of The Speak to Scale Podcast is for you. We’re breaking who should have a speaker page, what it can do for your business, and how to get it set up without overcomplicating the process. Your speaker webpage can be a valuable asset that does the heavy lifting for you and helps you to book more speaking opportunities on podcasts, virtual summits, conference stages, and more.
Grab a pen and paper because this episode is a workshop style. By the end of the episode, you’ll know exactly what to include on your speaker page so that you can get it published in no time.
Read more and grab our episode links, here: www.thepublicspeakingstrategist.com/shownotes/120
Ep 119 - Increase Your Income and Impact with Virtual Summits (ft. Krista Rae)
With so much of our lives and businesses moving online, it’s time to consider alternative routes for sharing our message, serving our audience, and growing our businesses with public speaking. Whether that means appearing on podcasts, doing live-streams, hosting webinars, or more, we want to be sure that our efforts serve both our audience and our business.
On today’s episode of The Speak to Scale Podcast, Krista Rae of ‘Summit in a Box’ joins us (again) to revisit the topic of Hosting Virtual Summits. As more and more of our businesses are taking a virtual route, this episode explores how we can increase our impact, influence, and income without ever leaving our house. Grab a pen and get ready to take some notes because Krista is showing us how to triple our income and grow our email list for free with online summits.
If you loved this episode and it motivated you to add speaking to your business, please take the time to leave me some positive feedback on iTunes. I’d also love to hear about your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag us @speaktoscalepodcast.
Episode takeaways you don’t want to miss:
How to know which summits are a good fit for you and your business (and which ones are NOT). How to measure your success as a speaker on virtual summits and know if that marketing strategy is working for you or not. Why monetizing your summit presentation is not one-size-fits-all and how to determine the best strategy for increasing your income with your virtual presentation. Understand how to leverage virtual summits to create your own stage rather than asking to appear on someone else’s. How to simplify the process of hosting your own virtual summit and ensure it’s a revenue-generating marketing strategy for your business. For full show notes and links, visit: http://www.thepublicspeakingstrategist.com/shownotes/119
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One of my faves!
Jessica knows her stuff - not just with speaking and scaling your business but with all-around business strategy. Every time I listen I learn something new. And bonus - there is always an easy, practical action step that she teaches in each lesson. Whether you want to be a public speaker or not you NEED to be listening to this podcast!
J-RAZ has become my secret weapon
I knew I was lucky to connect with Jessica and this podcast as early as I did when I launched my business, but I had no idea JUST HOW LUCKY I actually was! Through working with her 1-1, in small groups, in masterminds, and binging this podcast, I’ve elevated my speaking and visibility game to an entirely new level. She took me from good to great to extraordinary. (I say that to brag on Jess not me!!) And it shows up not just when I’m on stage or hosting a webinar — I see it when I’m writing any content, during meetings with my team, and as I’m forming new and deeper relationships with business partners. My entire business has Jessica’s dang finger prints all over it, and I’m reminded of that every time I listen to these episodes!
Interview w/ Meghan💰
Jessica- thank you for this awesome episode! Really good nuggets being dropped on podcasting. Felt like I was at McDonalds ordering a 20 piece! Keep crushing it 👊🏾💪🏾