How to Use Speaking to Win a World of New Opportunities – Podcast 77

Build Global Visibility Via Public Speaking If you’re looking for opportunities to build visibility for you, your ideas/expertise or your business on an international scale, here’s some great news:

Speaking up can be your fast pass ticket to rapidly gaining a foothold/presence in chosen markets around the world. Here’s why.


Speakers, Fire Up Your Relationship Marketing With Better Conversations – Podcast 76

Online Conversations drive relationship marketingBusiness experts and speakers, here’s a truism: Relationship marketing has never been more important to growing demand for your business/expertise and never more tricky!

Perhaps you’ve heard the school kids’ joke:

Question – What do you call a boomerang that doesn’t come back?

Answer – A stick

I know, groan!

But this lame gag serves as a useful metaphor for the challenges addressed in today’s expert interview – which tackles steps you can take to achieve more impact from your business communications in an era of unrelenting and rising noise.

If you share content – from the podium and/or online via blogs, podcasts, videos or other means – to promote your ideas, expertise or business…

…But your communications aren’t shared anywhere near as often as you’d like (or feel your content deserves) by those who hear you, how disheartening is that?


Hone Your Leadership Communication Skills to Ignite Your Results – Podcast 75

Hone your leadership communication results to ignite your resultsIn a world where change is constant in most every business and industry, leadership communication skills are the single most important determinant of success in business.

And would be leaders who struggle to foster the right level of teamwork and esprit will likely find themselves in a deal of trouble – perhaps even facing the prospect of something President Franklin Roosevelt spoke about many, many years ago:

It is a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to lead — and find no one there.”

No kidding. Talk about a sinking feeling, right?

Here’s the thing. You can have the best ideas in the world, but if you don’t win the hearts and minds of those you need to lead (whether they work with you, for you or someone else)…


Speakers: 9 Ideas to Help You Achieve a Successful Business Podcast – Podcast 74

How Speakers Can Use Podcasting to Create VisibilityIf you’re not already using podcasting to create greater reach and impact among your target audiences…should you? And, if yes, what do you need to know to create winning content?

Before I address this topic in today’s post, here’s a little context:

When chatting with my teenage daughter last weekend about the rapidly dwindling number of people who engage in the ancient art of writing letters (yes, I know, a little bit of ‘in my day’ dad stuff), she shared this startlingly simple, but accurate, observation:

“But dad, no one reads any more…unless they have to or want to”.

That got my attention and I started to think, is she right?