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Ep. 32. Getting started in speechwriting

There’s no well-worn, signposted career path to being a speechwriter. That’s the bad news. The good news? There are plenty of other paths in. This episode, we look at how to break into speechwriting — and some lessons from my own first big break.

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Ep. 28. Listen to speakers outside your niche

Niches are great places to develop a deep understanding of audience and subject matter, and to build community… but they can get pretty insular. Whether you’re a speaker or a speechwriter, here’s how to keep your work fresh, by drawing inspiration from outside your bubble.

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Ep. 27. Make your speech a content factory

Speeches can move audiences, inspire crowds… and help you create new content, quickly and easily! In this episode, we’ll look at 10 ways you can repurpose your next speech into high-impact video, audio, text and images.

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Ep. 26. Think strategically

When it comes to your organization’s leadership speaking, you have strategic resources in play and strategic values on the line. That makes a pretty good case for a speaking strategy. Here’s how to take the first steps toward crafting one.

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Ep. 25. Build a platform

The applause from your speech may have faded, but the connection you make with your audience doesn’t have to. Engaging online can help you deepen and broaden your audience relationship, while building a growing network that may become one of your most valuable assets: your platform.

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Ep. 24. Review your performance

Who are the top performers who need to review their performances so they can improve? Athletes… actors… and speakers like you! This episode, let’s talk about how to review and improve your speaking and your content.

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Ep. 23. Go all in

This episode ties together everything we’ve talked about around speech delivery with one big idea for truly powerful speaking: commitment.

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Ep. 22. Own the space

Break out of the lectern cage! Make the stage your own… and learn how to use movement to deepen your presentation’s connection to your audience.

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Ep. 21. Make the most of your voice on stage

When you treat your voice as an instrument (and not an afterthought!) great things happen to your speeches… and to your audiences. This episode we break down three powerful vocal tools: pitch, pace and volume.

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