‘Speak to Scale with Jessica Rasdall’ is a podcast for entrepreneurs who want to scale their business with public speaking. Each and every week we’re sharing expert interviews, actionable education, and inspiration to help you grow your business from the stage.
Adding speaking to your business doesn’t have to be a mystery. Whether you’re an entrepreneur ready to add speaking to their business or you’re planning to host your own events, Speak to Scale breaks down the barriers between organizers, speakers, and attendees to elevate education in our industry and raise the bar for live events.
As a fellow entrepreneur, I know just how hard you’ve worked to build a business that you’re proud of. After spending the last 15 years traveling the country sharing my own story I’ve learned a thing or two about the power of speaking. Today, I’m helping you leverage the power of public speaking to scale your business so that you can increase your impact and income. Welcome to Speak to Scale with Jessica Rasdall.
Ep 228 - Choose Your Adventure: Three Paths to Profitable Speaking
What’s the key to making speaking work for your business? Well, not just work. It can help your business grow, help you make an impact on the world, and help you create the life you’ve always wanted.
The key is to figure out the path to successful speaking that’s best for you. If you don’t — and you jump into speaking without understanding your strategy first — speaking can quickly become this extra task on your plate that’s not getting you results.
Luckily, I’ve mapped out the three paths to profitable speaking for you below! Which path will you choose?
For the full shownotes and links: https://thepublicspeakingstrategist.com/shownotes/228
Ep 227 - How to Prioritize Yourself and Your Speaking Journey in 2024
As a business owner, it’s easy to get into the habit of putting everything and everyone else first. You keep serving your clients, helping them accomplish their goals, and grow their businesses. What you want, like speaking, gets put on the back burner.
I see this happen all the time with our clients. And I do the exact same thing. I’ve spent so much time helping my clients move forward on their speaking journey (which I love) but I haven’t spent enough time on my own speaking platform!
It’s time we changed that. It’s time to prioritize yourself in 2024.
For the full shownotes and links: https://thepublicspeakingstrategist.com/shownotes/227
Ep 226 - Should You Pay to Speak (or Even Pay to Apply)?
A friend recently reached out to me and asked if she should pay to speak at a certain event. When I realized I had been invited to speak at that same event the night before — without being required to pay — I found out that paying to speak was now a thing. And I needed to talk about it on the podcast.
This episode is not meant to bash the whole pay to speak method, or make you feel bad if you’ve tried it. I want to bring light to things that are happening in the speaking industry so that you have the information you need to make your own decisions.
With that being said…let’s dive in.
For the full shownotes and links: https://thepublicspeakingstrategist.com/shownotes/226
Ep 225 - What to Do About Speaking in 2024 If You’re Pivoting Your Business
Recently I was thinking of an old business friend for a potential speaking opportunity when I realized something: I hadn’t “seen” them online in a while. Which isn’t uncommon on social media with algorithms that are always changing. But when I looked them up, I found that they were doing something completely different with their business.
This happens more than you think. (Hello, 2020.) If you’re pivoting your business or have shifted it already, you need to make sure your speaking strategy can sustain the change.
For the full shownotes and links: https://thepublicspeakingstrategist.com/shownotes/225
Ep 224 - How to Stay Motivated with Speaking When the World is on Fire
The world feels like a heavy place to live in right now. Things feel broken, maybe even irreparable. Whether you’re directly affected by current events, feel anxious about what’s happening in the world, or are going through something personal, it’s understandable if you’re having a hard time serving your people.
How do you stay motivated with speaking when you don’t actually feel motivated? How can you show up on stage to motivate, lead, or inspire others to take action when everything sucks? And what’s the point if it feels like we can’t make a difference?
I’m here to help, my friend. Let’s talk tips on staying motivated and taking care of yourself when it feels like the end of the world.
For the full shownotes and links: https://thepublicspeakingstrategist.com/shownotes/224-1
Ep 223 - How to Show Up on Stage When You’re Uncomfortable in Your Skin (Ft. Brittany Braswell)
Browse through the backlog of this podcast with over 200 episodes (!!), and you’ll find a lot of advice on preparing to speak on stage. Advice like overcoming your speaking anxiety, using slides in your presentation, and practicing so that your flow and rhythm are natural. These topics make sense; as a speaker, you want your voice and talk to make a big impact.
But what about how you look while you’re speaking? If you struggle with body image and feeling comfortable in your skin, delivering a killer presentation can seem downright impossible.
Registered Dietician, coach, public speaker, and podcast host Brittany Braswell joined me on The Speak to Scale Podcast to talk about food and body obsession, how it can affect speakers from showing up, and how to feel more confident when speaking on stage
For the full shownotes and links: https://thepublicspeakingstrategist.com/shownotes/223
So happy I found this podcast!
I am thrilled that my fellow biz peer & friend, Magan, told me about this podcast! Trying to binge listen to all the past episodes now bc learning how to speak strategically is on my list of things(with my business)!!!! Excited to learn ☺️
Love the transpanecy
I listened to Jessica’s episode about closing her coaching business and I must say I enjoyed the episode. She was so transparent and also going with what feel right. Many times in business we go with what other people tell us to do but you have to create your business around your life not your life around your business
The perfect motivator for getting your speaking journey started
I came across the Speak to the Scale podcast and Jessica as part of a bundle of tools to push my pr business to the next level. As I work toward speaking opportunities, plan my talks and do the work, this podcast is like having a really supportive co-worker in my corner. I love Jessica’s conversational style and she’s my biggest motivator for keeping going. I’m so glad I found this!!!