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Episode 100 – Speakers Roundtable

Host Craig Price celebrates the 100th episode with a speakers roundtable. A collection of past guests (and a new one) talk about being a speaker, their mistakes and why they do it.
During the National Speakers Association convention this past July, Craig gathered Avish Parashar, Robert Bradford, Steve Rizzo, Jess Pettitt and new friend Patrick Maurer to talk about the ups and downs of being a speaker. What is a professional speaker? Is it just the check that makes you a professional or is there more to it? What do other speakers do that irritates you? What monumental mistakes have you made (this is where the explicit tag comes into play!)? Why do you do what you do?  Get ready for a fun, enlightening discussion as Craig juggles 5 guests at the same time! 
Some huge thanks go to Ed Rigsbee with the Cigar PEG for the location. Finding a place for 6 people to record was a daunting task but Ed made it easy peasy. Please go to CigarPEG.com and learn about this great charity and how you can contribute. Also thanks to past guest Chip Lutz for being the bouncer at the speakers roundtable. He was the sole audient (is that a word? it is now) and kept the riff-raff out of the room while the podcast was being recorded. 
One of the cool things about the convention was that so many past guests were in attendance so Craig commissioned a quick group photo to commemorate the occasion.

 

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Are You Afraid of Fear?

  I have always appreciated fear.   Fear does many things: It motivates, it keeps things in check, it stops you from doing stupid things, and it can show that you care.   Yet, most people see fear (especially when seen in others) as weakness. This is not accurate; fear is a natural response for …

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Episode 10 – Stacey Hanke – Communication

Stacey Hanke shows Craig that even a professional speaker needs to brush up on their communications skills. Highlighting confidence, charisma, knowledge…you know, all the things Craig lack… Stacey discusses how best to utilize the tools (PowerPoint, notes, video analysis) any speaker (professional or not) can use to be more effective. They also reflect on the lack of writing skills in the workplace thanks to Twitter , texts and e-mail.
Learn more about Stacey at http://www.1stimpressionconsulting.com/

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