Leadership communications with Rob Cottingham
Whether you’re a leader who needs to connect with audiences, or a communications professional helping leaders tell their stories — this podcast is for you.

You’ll find out what I’ve learned over three decades of speechwriting, speaking and communications strategy. And you’ll meet some guests with their own wisdom to share on reaching audiences with powerful messages.

Ep. 17. Practice. No, really practice.

Ep. 17. Practice. No, really practice.

Think rehearsal and preparation kill your spontaneity? This episode could change your mind — by showing you how rehearsal actually frees you to make spontaneous choices in the moment. Tips, techniques… and an excuse to use coloured highlighters. What more could you ask from a podcast?

Ep. 13. Don’t meet your audience’s expectations

Ep. 13. Don’t meet your audience’s expectations

By all means, meet — or beat — your audience’s expectations for what they’ll get out of your speech. But not for what you put into it. Here’s how to be surprising and unpredictable, but still reliable.