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Featuring CPA Professional Rob Corne – Episode 123
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Featuring CPA Professional Rob Corne – Episode 123

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Do Your Business Right: A CPA Professional Gives Practical Advice for Setting Up a Safe Business Model. 

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 123 Ken Davis talks to CPA Rob Corne of Corne Jantz & Associates

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Why getting the business and accounting side set up right from the beginning is essential for being successful in the long run. 
  • The importance of choosing the right corporate entity. 
  • Practical tips to avoid unnecessary attention from auditors


Do not fear the IRS, take advantage of all the resources they offer – via @DCIspeak
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Featuring Premier Storyteller Bob Stromberg – Episode 122
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Featuring Premier Storyteller Bob Stromberg – Episode 122

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Developing the Craft of Creativity to Catapult Your Speaking to New Heights with Premier Storyteller Bob Stromberg

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 122 Ken Davis talks to storyteller and comedian Bob Stromberg

In this episode you’ll see: 

  • How finding your creativity relates to your gift, and your craft
  • Creativity isn’t a gift, it’s a craft you can hone, practice and grow 
  • A method to develop and grow stories and creativity

Creativity is not a gift, it is a craft. @DCIspeak
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Featuring Ramsey Solutions Personality Chris Hogan – Episode 121
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Featuring Ramsey Solutions Personality Chris Hogan – Episode 121

Show Notes


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The Life and Work of a Speaker

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 121 Ken Davis talks to Ramsey Solutions Personality, Chris Hogan.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The four people you need in your life – a coach, a mentor, a cheerleader, and a friend
  • To think about the 2-3 things you want your audience to walk away with 
  • The importance of the art of storytelling



Every speaker must have, show, and deliver passion -via @DCIspeak
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Discovering Your Assets – Episode 120
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2017-09-21 04:41:54 UTC 40:16
Discovering Your Assets – Episode 120

Show Notes


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Discovering Your Assets 

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 120 Ken Davis and Matt Brady talk about discovering your assets. 

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • That you must identify what your passion
  • How to find the brand in your speaking
  • How to develop a product from your assets



Listen to what people are saying about you” via @DCIspeak
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Featuring Former Disney VP Lee Cockerell – Episode 119
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2017-09-21 04:41:54 UTC 34:01
Featuring Former Disney VP Lee Cockerell – Episode 119

Show Notes


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Bringing Disney Magic to Presentations

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 119 Ken Davis talks to Lee Cockerell, author, speaker and former Disney VP.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Why time management is so important to your success
  • How being unique can help drive business
  • The importance of not being too reliant on technology while giving a presentation



Lee Cockerell – bringing Disney magic to presentations” -via @DCIspeak
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Featuring Ramsey Solutions Personality Anthony O’Neal – Episode 118
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Featuring Ramsey Solutions Personality Anthony O’Neal – Episode 118

Show Notes


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How Hard Work and Authenticity Can Make All the Difference

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 118 Ken Davis talks to Ramsey Solutions Personality, Anthony O’Neal.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • How mining what has happened in your own life can be your greatest story
  • Sometimes it’s not about being the best speaker, but being the hardest working speaker
  • The importance of being the same person on-stage and off-stage



My mouth always got me in trouble – now my mouth gets me paid -via @DCIspeak
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Featuring An Expert In Eloquence Richard Allen Farmer – Episode 117
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2017-09-21 04:41:54 UTC 39:02
Featuring An Expert In Eloquence Richard Allen Farmer – Episode 117

Show Notes


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The Importance of Using the Right Words and Speaking Deliberately 

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 117 Ken Davis speaks to pastor, musician and motivator, Richard Allen Farmer

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Why your listeners deserve to hear polished english language
  • That being self-correcting and self-editing is a gift to the audience 
  • Writing out your speeches ahead of time can help you fully flesh out your idea and thoughts



The ability to communicate is foundational across the board -via @DCIspeak
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Featuring Web Developer Jackie Hobbins – Episode 116
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Featuring Web Developer Jackie Hobbins – Episode 116

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The Importance of Branding and Why Every Speaker Needs a Website

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 116 Ken Davis talks to graphic designer, world-traveler and web developer, Jackie Hobbins of Moonpup Productions

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Why every speaker needs a website
  • The importance of branding and brand consistency
  • Three essential elements to include in your website



In today’s world, if you don’t have a web presence, it’s almost like you don’t exist -via @DCIspeak
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Featuring Ramsey Solutions Personality Christy Wright – Episode 115
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Featuring Ramsey Solutions Personality Christy Wright – Episode 115

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Audience Dynamics and Finding Balance in Your Life

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 115 Ken Davis talks to Ramsey Solutions Personality, Christy Wright.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Why you should find the common denominator in your audience as you prepare 
  • You have to help your audience recognize the problem before you speak about the solution
  • How to recognize if your life is out of balance and what to do to become more balanced



Find the common pain-point in your audience and speak to that -via @DCIspeak
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Featuring Communicator Coach Sarah Beckman – Episode 114
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Featuring Communicator Coach Sarah Beckman – Episode 114

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Why the Wait is So Important and How Writing and Speaking Work Together

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 114 Ken Davis talks to Author and SCORRE™ Coach, Sarah Beckman

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • That sometimes you have to wait for the right time to launch
  • Creative ways to practice your craft
  • How the SCORRE™ process applies to writing 



Your leading, your calling, is more powerful than the opinions of man -via @DCIspeak
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Featuring Author, Speaker & SCORRE™ Coach Michele Cushatt – Episode 113
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Featuring Author, Speaker & SCORRE™ Coach Michele Cushatt – Episode 113

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The Value of Securing Your Personal Identity Before Taking the Stage

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 113 Michele Cushatt joins Ken Davis on the podcast again to discuss her new book, I Am: A 60-Day Journey to Knowing Who You Are Because of Who He Is. Be sure to listen to our other podcasts featuring Michele on Episode 045 and Episode 072.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • That as communicators we tend to equate our work with our worth
  • The importance of being consistently good in your communication 
  • Why you must have your identity secured before you step on the stage



Subconscious objectives will always hijack a presentation-via @DCIspeak
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Featuring Award Winning Author & Comedian Chonda Pierce – Episode 112
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Featuring Award Winning Author & Comedian Chonda Pierce – Episode 112

Pod-Ep112-ChondaMaking the Hard Decisions for Yourself and Your Career

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 112 Ken Davis talks to Emmy® -nominated and best-selling comedian, Chonda Pierce

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • How Chonda got her start imitating Minnie Pearl at the Grand Ole Opry
  • Why it is important to reveal some truth about yourself during your presentation 
  • You cannot blame the people around you because ultimately you are the decision maker for you



At the bottom of it all you are your decision maker -via @DCIspeak
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Featuring the Creators of the Outbound Life Kody & Kyler McCormick Episode 111
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2017-09-21 04:41:54 UTC 39:35
Featuring the Creators of the Outbound Life Kody & Kyler McCormick Episode 111

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The Inspiring Story of the McCormick Brothers – Content Creators, Speakers and Social Media Influencers

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 111 Ken Davis talks to two twenty-something brothers and entrepreneurs Kody & Kyler McCormick about their company, the Outbound Life

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • To define your end goal and start taking the steps towards that goal
  • That your weakness can be your strength if you look at it in the right light
  • Understanding the difference between your audience and your customer



You get to fail as many times as you want-you’re not losing, you’re learning @DCIspeak
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Featuring Comedian Mark Lowry – Episode 110
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Featuring Comedian Mark Lowry – Episode 110

Chasing Comedy: A Conversation with Mark Lowry

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 110 Ken Davis talks to singer, songwriter and comedian, Mark Lowry about getting started as a comedian and finding new stories. 

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • That audiences have personalities and you have to get to know them
  • There is nothing funnier than the truth
  • How to find new stories



People love to hear your story – people are interested in people via @DCIspeak
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Featuring Best Selling Author Jerry Jenkins – Episode 109
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Featuring Best Selling Author Jerry Jenkins – Episode 109

NYT Bestselling Author Jerry Jenkins Shares Valuable Insights into Writing and Editing 

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 109 Ken Davis talks to bestselling author Jerry Jenkins about important insights in writing.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The difference between making it better and just making it different
  • To set goals of 2-3 pages per day as you begin writing
  • The importance of not sacrificing your family at the altar of your career



Getting out of the way of your art separates great artists from the field via @DCIspeak
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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 8 Episode 108
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2017-09-21 04:41:54 UTC 37:50
The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 8 Episode 108

Pod-Ep108-Speaking-Part-8The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 8

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 108 Ken Davis and Matt Brady continue the The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Series by unpacking the steps of the SCORRE™ Process. Click to listen to Part 1, Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6, and Part 7.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The “E” of SCORRE™ stands for Evaluation
  • Why you should evaluate your presentation during every part of the SCORRE™ process
  • Why you also must evaluate the audience to whom you’ll be speaking



Evaluation goes beyond your speech” via @DCIspeak
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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 7 Episode 107
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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 7 Episode 107

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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 7

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 107 Ken Davis and Matt Brady continue the The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Series by unpacking the steps of the SCORRE™ Process. Click to listen to Part 1, Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5, and Part 6.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The first “R” of SCORRE™ stands for Rationale
  • How to develop powerful illustrations
  • That the rationale leads the listener to the objective



When the tension is gone the attention is gone” via @DCIspeak
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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 6 Episode 106
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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 6 Episode 106

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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 6

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 106 Ken Davis and Matt Brady continue the The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Series by unpacking the steps of the SCORRE™ Process. Click to listen to Part 1, Part 2Part 3Part 4 and Part 5.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why you must interrogate the purpose of your speech 
  • How to write the response to your proposition 
  • The importance of choosing a keyword



It’s not the way you deliver a speech – it’s the way you design the purpose of a speech” via…
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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 5 – Episode 105
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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 5 – Episode 105

Pod-Ep105-Speaking-Part-5The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 5

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 105 Ken Davis and Matt Brady continue the The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Series and discuss unpacking the steps of the SCORRE™ Process. Click to listen to Part 1, Part 2Part 3 and Part 4

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The “O” of SCORRE™ stands for Objective – A Sentence that embodies the objective of your presentation
  • Instructions to write a clear objective sentence
  • There are only two types of propositions from which you can choose and the simple form to writing those propositions. 



No presentation is ready for delivery until you can express its theme in short, pregnant sentence…
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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 4 – Episode 104
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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 4 – Episode 104

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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 4

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 104 Ken Davis and Matt Brady continue the The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Series and dive deeper into the SCORRE™ method. Click to listen to Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The “S” of SCORRE™ stands for Subject
  • To understand the important guidelines for choosing your subject
  • The “C” of SCORRE™ stands for Central Theme – Narrow the subject to a manageable amount of information. 



So many people step to the platform and talk, but they don’t communicate” via @DCIspeak
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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 3 – Episode 103
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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 3 – Episode 103

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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 3

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 103 Ken Davis and Matt Brady continue the The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Series and tackle the meaning of SCORRE™.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • SCORRE™ is an an acronym
  • An easy to implement, simplified SCORRE™ method of preparation to make your next presentation more powerful
  • To understand the true objective of your presentation



Communication only takes place when your audience is moved to action” via @DCIspeak
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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 2 – Episode 102
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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 2 – Episode 102

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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 2

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 102 Ken Davis and Matt Brady continue the The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Series by discussing the power of focus and the importance of choosing an objective.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The importance of focus in preparing your message
  • Why you must choose an objective or an subconscious objective will be assigned to you 
  • Why you must chip away at all the information except what is most important 



Communication without focus is just entertainment” via @DCIspeak
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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 1 – Episode 101
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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 1 – Episode 101

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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 1

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 101 Ken Davis and Matt Brady begin a new series discussing the content of our SCORRE™ Training.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • If you’re talk isn’t driving people to action, there is no reason to give the talk
  • You must figure out the “why” of your talk
  • If you aim at nothing you will hit it every single time, if you know where you are going, you can take everyone with you



If you’re talk isn’t driving people to action, there is no reason to give the talk” via @DCIspeak
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Featuring Candie Blankman – Episode 100
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Featuring Candie Blankman – Episode 100

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Creative Ideas on How to Communicate More Effectively

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 100 Ken Davis talks to his sister, Candie Blankman, author, speaker, pastor and master communicator. 

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • How to maintain control when incorporating another speaker into your talk
  • The importance of utilizing creative ways to communicate your message
  • Why you must be diligent about narrowing the focus of your talk



Teaching less information more productively is more important than teaching more information poorly…
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Featuring Kirk Bowman – Episode 099
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Featuring Kirk Bowman – Episode 099

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The Benefits of Value Pricing and How to Have a Value Conversation 

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 099 Ken Davis talks to Kirk Bowman about the Art of Value

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Value pricing
  • Why billing by the hour can limit your income
  • How to discover value, create options and start pricing



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Featuring David Horsager – Episode 098
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Featuring David Horsager – Episode 098

Three Pieces of Expertise to be Successful as a Speaker  

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 098 Ken Davis talks to David Horsager about how to take your dream and turn it into a career. 

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Why structure in your speech is so important
  • To study your role models and learn everything you can about them
  • You must be an expert on the platform, on content, and in business



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SCORRE™ in Scripture Part 2 – Episode 097
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SCORRE™ in Scripture Part 2 – Episode 097

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SCORRE™ in Scripture Part 2

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 097 Ken Davis and Matt Brady continue to discuss how to use our SCORRE™ Method when preparing a scripture-based presentation. Listen to SCORRE™ in Scripture Part 1 here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • That less is more 
  • That there can be more than one outline for your presentation 
  • That if the keyword doesn’t work for you, it’s not going to work for your audience 



Evaluate and be sure you’re focusing on what matters most” via @DCIspeak
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SCORRE™ in Scripture Part 1 – Episode 096
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SCORRE™ in Scripture Part 1 – Episode 096

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SCORRE™ in Scripture Part 1 

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 096 Ken Davis and Matt Brady discuss how to use our SCORRE™ Method when preparing a scripture-based presentation.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How to use narrative in communication
  • How to present truth – whether it is from scripture or history
  • That the SCORRE™ method is a powerful tool that forces us to make sense



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Featuring Andy Andrews – Episode 095
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Featuring Andy Andrews – Episode 095

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Why the Little Things Absolutely Matter

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 095 Ken Davis brings back Andy Andrews to the show to discuss his new book, The Little Things: Why You Really Should Sweat the Small Stuff. Listen to episode 16 and episode 17 to hear our first two-part interview with Andy. 

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How tiny little shifts in your business can have a massive impact 
  • Customer satisfaction is the lowest bar you can hit and stay in business
  • That no matter what business you’re in, the product is you



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Featuring Jim Young – Episode 094
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Featuring Jim Young – Episode 094

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Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 094 Ken Davis talks to Jim Young aka J Oliver – a former mentalism magician and long time friend of Ken’s. 

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How to keep the audience’s attention
  • To say yes to every opportunity that comes your way when first starting out
  • The importance of integrity 



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The Qualities of a Good Closing – Episode 093
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The Qualities of a Good Closing – Episode 093

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The Qualities of a Good Closing 

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 093 Ken Davis and Matt Brady discuss the qualities of a good closing. Click here to listen to the previous episode, The Qualities of a Good Opening

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The last words that come out of your mouth are some of the most important you will say
  • About the purpose of the closing 
  • A good closing should be brief 



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The Qualities of a Good Opening – Episode 092
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The Qualities of a Good Opening – Episode 092

The Qualities of a Good Opening 

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 092 Ken Davis and Matt Brady discuss the qualities of a good opening and how it can affect the rest of your speech.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The opening is the only chance to make your audience want to hear what you have to say 
  • The purpose of the opening is to make a connection with the audience 
  • The opening is a chance for you to develop rapport 



An opening is a door you invite your audience into” via @DCIspeak
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Featuring Brian Holmes – Episode 091
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Featuring Brian Holmes – Episode 091

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The Four Stages of Successful Transition 

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 91 Ken Davis brings back Brian Holmes from the Strategic Leader podcast to discuss the strategic point in his life that he met us and to describe the four stages of successful transition.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The four stages of successful transition – discontent, disconnect, reconnaissance, re-engagement 
  • How discontent allows us to recognize that something new is available
  • That transition is a long process that can be painful, but necessary



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Featuring Kathy Koch – Episode 090
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Featuring Kathy Koch – Episode 090

Affirming Your Audience and How to Create Effective Presentation Notes

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 090 Ken Davis talks to Founder and President of Celebrate Kids, Inc., Kathy Koch.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why you should complement your audience for being attentive and making eye contact
  • The four questions you should always ask yourself about your audience
  • About half the audience thinks first – the other half feels first 



Teaching depends upon learning. Don’t just give your talk-acknowledge your audience” via @DCIspeak
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What You Need to Know to Negotiate – Episode 089
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What You Need to Know to Negotiate – Episode 089

 

What You Need to Know to Negotiate

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 089 Ken Davis and Matt Brady discuss negotiation and the importance of believing in the value you put on your speaking. 

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • To put a value on your product and believe in it’s worth
  • That you must be willing to say “no”
  • The importance of having a buffer between you and the negotiations



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Featuring Cliff Ravenscraft – Episode 088
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Featuring Cliff Ravenscraft – Episode 088

Why Every Speaker Should Have a Podcast

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 088 Ken Davis brings back Cliff Ravenscraft to explain why every speaker should have a podcast.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why a speaker should utilize a podcast to continue using their voice to communicate their message
  • That 1/3 of the adult American population listens to podcasts
  • How a podcast creates exposure for you and builds trust with your audience 



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Notes Part 2: An Outline Overview – Episode 087
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Notes Part 2: An Outline Overview – Episode 087

Notes Part 2: An Outline Overview

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 087 Ken Davis and Matt Brady continue discussing the role notes should play in your speaking career.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • An overview of how your outline should look 
  • A breakdown of the components of your outline
  • The incredible importance of practicing on your feet out loud



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Notes Part 1: Should You Use Them? – Episode 086
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Notes Part 1: Should You Use Them? – Episode 086

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Notes Part 1: Should You Use Them?

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 086 Ken Davis and Matt Brady discuss the role notes should play in your speaking career.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • When you should “manuscript” your talk
  • What notes you should bring on stage
  • How an outline can sharpen your focus



The success of a presentation rests heavily on preparation” via @DCIspeak
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How to Handle the Unexpected – Episode 085
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How to Handle the Unexpected – Episode 085

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How to Handle the Unexpected

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 085 Ken Davis and Matt Brady discuss how to handle the unexpected in your speaking career.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How to avoid a distracting background
  • How to handle disruptive people in the audience
  • What to do when technology glitches



What do you do when the power goes out at a speaking event? Tune in to find out!” via @DCIspeak
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Featuring Kristi Overton Johnson – Episode 084
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Featuring Kristi Overton Johnson – Episode 084

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Being Faithful in the Little Things and the Importance of Authenticity

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 084 Ken Davis talks to world-famous water skier, Kristi Overton Johnson.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The valuable lessons she learned water skiing at such a young age
  • The importance of continuous learning – constant improvement
  • Be faithful in the little things – take every opportunity you’re given



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Ken’s granddaughter, Jayden, on water skis

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Featuring Michael Hyatt – Episode 083
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Featuring Michael Hyatt – Episode 083

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Learning How to Clarify Your Priorities and Live the Life You Want

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 083 Ken Davis brings Michael Hyatt back to discuss Michael’s latest book, Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • That you’re going to leave a legacy, you just have to decide what kind of legacy you’re going to leave
  • To decide what is most important to you – you must have a clear set of priorities
  • When you say yes to something, you have to say no to something else 



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Featuring Joel Smith – Episode 082
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Featuring Joel Smith – Episode 082

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How to Film Yourself – Tips and Tricks for Beginners 

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 082 Ken Davis talks to Joel Smith of Comprehensive Media, Inc. about video production. 

In this episode you’ll learn about:

  • The minimum equipment you need as a speaker who is just starting out 
  • The importance of using landscape mode when filming with your iPhone
  • Minimizing distraction – keeping it simple in photography and videography 



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Featuring Carrie Wilkerson – Episode 081
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Featuring Carrie Wilkerson – Episode 081

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How to Overcome Your Fears and Monetize Your Skills

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 081 Ken Davis talks to the Barefoot Executive, Carrie Wilkerson.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • That you can be scared and broke, or afraid and well-paid
  • How Carrie learned to function fearful
  • That every decision is a positive or negative decision towards your goal


We either get full of ourself or fearful of ourself” via @DCIspeak
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Featuring Daren Streblow – Episode 080
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Featuring Daren Streblow – Episode 080

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Creating Comedy from Scratch

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 080 Ken Davis talks to friend and fellow comedian, Daren Streblow, about creating comedy from scratch.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • To take note of what strikes you, what stirs you.
  • Is it relatable? Is there an emotional connection?
  • That sometimes an everyday frustration can be the inspiration for a comedy bit.


When you make the emotional connection, that’s the magic comedy is made of” via @DCIspeak
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How Do I Move from Where I am Now, to Where I am Going? – Episode 079
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How Do I Move from Where I am Now, to Where I am Going? – Episode 079

How Do I Move from Where I am Now, to Where I am Going?

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 079 Ken Davis and Matt Brady discuss a listener comment regarding making the transition from a full time corporate position to a full time speaker.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Start where you are – how can you leverage your current position?
  • Use the non-paying opportunities to craft your presentations
  • The vital importance of a great web presence as a speaker


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Featuring Bill Graybill – Episode 078
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Featuring Bill Graybill – Episode 078


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How Communication is Vital in Conflict Resolution

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 078 Ken Davis talks to Bill Graybill of Peace Mentors about the importance of communication within your team.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How communication is essential to keep a team healthy
  • The most common source of conflict that breaks relationships
  • What causes resistance to work towards conflict resolution


Communication is the basis for both conflict and for healing” via @DCIspeak
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Featuring Joshua Straub – Episode 077
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Featuring Joshua Straub – Episode 077

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Balancing Your Work, Your Family and Your Soul

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 077 Ken Davis talks to Joshua Straub about how to balance your family life along with your work life.

In this episode you’ll learn about:

  • The importance of inviting your spouse in to what you’re doing
  • Fame, freedom and finances – you cannot have all three at the same time
  • Being aware of who is giving you counsel, do their values align with your values?


Your audience should be what drives you, not fame or finances” via @DCIspeak
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Look! Listen! Like! The Importance of a Carefully Crafted Vocabulary – Episode 076
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Look! Listen! Like! The Importance of a Carefully Crafted Vocabulary – Episode 076

Look! Listen! Like! The Importance of a Carefully Crafted Vocabulary

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 076 Ken Davis and Matt Brady talk (read: rant) about why you should choose your words carefully.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • About words in our current culture that are barriers to good communication
  • That the misuse of the word “like” can be a major distraction
  • The cultural norms are not our measure of good communication



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Featuring Derrick Tennant – Episode 075
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Featuring Derrick Tennant – Episode 075

Turning Obstacles into Opportunities and the Power of Generosity

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 075 Derrick Tennant joins Ken Davis to discuss how you can turn obstacles in business and in life, into opportunities.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How Derrick overcame major life changing brain trauma
  • That there is always someone who will be worse off than you, and someone better off than you
  • You don’t need money to be generous


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Watch What You Wear – Episode 074
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Watch What You Wear – Episode 074

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Watch What You Wear

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 074 Ken Davis and Matt Brady talk about the importance of your on-stage wardrobe.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Why wardrobe matters
  • How your wardrobe affects your presentation
  • Always dress a little more formally than your audience



What you wear and how you wear it can be a barrier to your communication” via @DCIspeak
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Featuring Elisa Morgan – Episode 073
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Featuring Elisa Morgan – Episode 073

Crafting Powerful Illustrations and the Principles of Vulnerability in Verbal and Written Communication

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 073 Ken Davis and Elisa Morgan discuss important principles of vulnerability as a speaker and a writer.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • That it is wise to be mindful of how you present your vulnerability
  • Why you should examine your motivation to be vulnerable to your audience
  • The difference between vulnerability in writing and in speaking



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The Gifts of Good Communication – Episode 072
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The Gifts of Good Communication – Episode 072

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The Gifts of Good Communication

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 072 Ken Davis and Matt Brady provide an example of excellent communication by playing Michele Cushatt’s talk, The Gifts of Good Communication.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Three gifts of good communication
  • What makes Michele’s message great
  • That starting a talk with a question and ending the talk with the answer is brilliant



your voice is not how you sound – your voice is who you are” – @MicheleCushatt via @DCIspeak
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How to Use Humor Part 3 – Episode 071
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How to Use Humor Part 3 – Episode 071

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How to Use Humor Part 3

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 071 Ken Davis and Matt Brady continue their discussion about how to effectively use humor in communication. Click here to listen to Part 1 and click here to listen to Part 2.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • To understand your own style of humor
  • How to develop a true story for maximum humorous effect
  • To understand the risk of humor



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How to Use Humor Part 2 – Episode 070
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How to Use Humor Part 2 – Episode 070

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How to Use Humor Part 2

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 070 Ken Davis and Matt Brady continue their discussion about how to effectively use humor in communication. Click here to listen to Part 1.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • That you must know what makes something funny
  • How to truth and exaggeration play into humor
  • The important element of surprise in a joke



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How to Use Humor Part 1 – Episode 069
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2017-09-21 04:41:55 UTC 31:18
How to Use Humor Part 1 – Episode 069

How to Use Humor Part 1

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 069 Ken Davis and Matt Brady talk about how to use humor more effectively.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • That humor, when done properly, breaks down hostility
  • That humor is a gentle way to acknowledge human frailty
  • That humor is a surefire way to get feedback



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Featuring Bob Westfall – Episode 068
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Featuring Bob Westfall – Episode 068

Key Principles of Planning a Powerful Donor Event

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 068 Ken Davis and Bob Westfall discuss how to maximize fundraising.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • That the Westfall Group has raised over $540,000,000 for charities and ministries
  • The key principles of successful fundraising
  • Some of the biggest mistakes you should avoid when planning a fundraising event


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It’s not fundraising it’s friendraising via @DCIspeak
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How to Kill Your Career Part 2 – Episode 067
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How to Kill Your Career Part 2 – Episode 067

How to Kill Your Career Part 2

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 067 Ken Davis and Matt Brady are back to continue discussing what to do if you want to kill your career. Click here to listen to Part 1!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • That becoming a “selfie” can destroy your reputation
  • Believing the press written about you can be extremely detrimental
  • To never stop being innovative


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How to Kill Your Career Part 1- Episode 066
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How to Kill Your Career Part 1- Episode 066

How to Kill Your Career Part 1

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 066 Ken Davis and Matt Brady discuss several things you can do that will be a surefire way to kill a career.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why you should never develop a “canned” speech to give over and over again
  • That you must really “see” people
  • Not to be insensitive even in the name of humor


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Featuring Scott Stover – Episode 065
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Featuring Scott Stover – Episode 065

Learning How to Listen and the Importance of Communicating a Large Amount of Information Effectively

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 065 Ken Davis talks to Scott Stover of Chick-fil-A to discuss communication as leader and communication effectively with your team.

In this episode you’ll learn about:

  • Learning how to communicate a large amount of information most effectively
  • Choose a destination and use powerful information to lead your audience to that objective
  • Your ideas are only as good as the ability of your audience to be able to comprehend and act on them



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The Story of Ken Davis Part 3 – Episode 064
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The Story of Ken Davis Part 3 – Episode 064

How Ken Got Started – The Story of Ken Davis Part 3

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 064 Ken Davis continues telling the story of his life and how he got started as a speaker. Click the following links to listen to Part 1 and Part 2.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The importance of describing what you do in a single sentence
  • Why you should name what you do and give your message structure
  • To let people know about what you do



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Episode 063 The Story of Ken Davis Part 2
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Episode 063 The Story of Ken Davis Part 2

How Ken Got Started – The Story of Ken Davis Part 2

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 063 Ken Davis continues telling the story of his life and how he got started as a speaker. Click here to listen to Part 1.

In this episode you’ll learn about:

  • Spend less time looking outward and more time looking inward
  • When your gifts come naturally you have a responsibility to sharpen them
  • Developing a product by packaging your assets



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Episode 062 The Story of Ken Davis Part 1
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Episode 062 The Story of Ken Davis Part 1

How Ken Got Started – The Story of Ken Davis Part 1

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 062 Ken Davis begins telling the story of his life.

In this episode you’ll learn about:

  • That Ken was told he would never amount to anything
  • Why you shouldn’t try to be someone you’re not
  • Discovering your assets by mining your past



I was told I would never amount to anything” – @KenDavisLive via @DCIspeak
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Episode 061 Featuring Michael Hudson
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Episode 061 Featuring Michael Hudson

How to Build a 6-Figure Niched Business From a Single Speech

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 061 Ken Davis talks to Michael Hudson about how he has built a 6-figure niched business from a single speech!

In this episode you’ll learn about:

  • The importance of being strategic to take make the most of an opportunity to build your business
  • That every time you speak is a showcase opportunity
  • Why you must truly listen to the client so you can find the best way to talk to their audience



The answer should always be “Yes I can” followed by “here’s how I do it” via @DCIspeak
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Episode 060 Featuring Todd Hawkins
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Episode 060 Featuring Todd Hawkins

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Starting with What You Have and the Importance of Client Relationships

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 060 Ken Davis talks to Todd Hawkins about managing his brother and comedian, Tim Hawkins!

In this episode you’ll learn about:

  • The advantage of Google Ad Words
  • The importance of putting everything in writing, even with friends
  • The importance of refreshing the client



Embrace Failure – profit from your mistakes” via @DCIspeak
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Episode 059 Featuring Sheila Walsh
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Episode 059 Featuring Sheila Walsh

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The Importance of Telling the Truth and the Value of Life Experience

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 059 Ken Davis and Sheila Walsh discuss what Sheila has learned about speaking through her life experiences.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • That sometimes just telling the truth is the best thing you can do
  • That you can run from your past but one day you’ll discover it runs faster than you do
  • That all crowds are made up of people like you and people like me


As long as we insist on being the hero of our own story we’ll never tell the truth via @DCIspeak
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Episode 058 Featuring Curtis Fletcher
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Episode 058 Featuring Curtis Fletcher

Pod-Ep058-FletcherCommunication in Sales and Solving Problems Instead of Selling a Product

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 058 Ken Davis and Curtis Fletcher discuss why you should never tell people why they should buy your product, but instead how the product can solve their problems.

In this episode you’ll learn about:

  • Why you should never ask people to buy what you’re selling – tell them how you will solve their problem
  • How objections can be beneficial and how they can educate you
  • The importance of educating your clients on what to look for in a product


In sales, objections are road signs pointing you in the right direction via @DCIspeak
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Episode 057 Featuring Arlene Pellicane
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Episode 057 Featuring Arlene Pellicane

Reaching Goals One Day at a Time and the Importance of Asking for Constructive Criticism

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 057 Arlene Pellicane joins Ken Davis to discuss taking things one day at a time and why it’s so important to ask and accept constructive criticism.

In this episode you’ll learn about:

  • Why it’s important to break down your goals and take them one step at a time
  • Taking care of yourself and eating healthy on the road
  • Maximizing short interviews and taking every opportunity to practice


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Episode 056 Featuring Daren Streblow
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Episode 056 Featuring Daren Streblow

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Crafting a Joke and the Difference between Storytellers and Stand-Up Comedians

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 056 Daren Streblow joins Ken Davis to discuss the differences between a storyteller and a stand-up comedian.

In this episode you’ll learn about:

  • How Daren started his radio show and how it has brought in new business
  • How storytellers and stand-up comedians structure their content
  • Why frustration can be a great foundation for comedy


Laugh hard and live forever via @DarenStreblow on @DCIspeak
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Episode 055 Speaking Successfully at Fundraising Events
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Episode 055 Speaking Successfully at Fundraising Events

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Vital Information for Speaking Successfully at Fundraising Events

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 055 Ken Davis and Matt Brady share vital information to building a career as a successful speaker at fundraising events.

In this episode you’ll learn about: 

  • Knowing the value of speaking at a fundraising event
  • Knowing what kind of presentation they value
  • Knowing the event itself, the goals of the event and your role in the event



At this stage in my life I’m not looking for more work – I’m looking for more impact via @DCIspeak
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Episode 054 Featuring Mike Williams
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Episode 054 Featuring Mike Williams

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Speaking with Excellence and Intention and the Importance of Giving Back

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 054 Ken Davis talks to fellow comedian, Mike Williams about doing everything you do with excellence and intention and how giving back has become a big part of Mike’s life.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The importance of giving back
  • To craft your message so that your point has the maximum impact
  • Do everything you do with excellence and intention



As a speaker, you should leave people leaning forward not leaning back via @DCIspeak
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Episode 053 Featuring Mark Sanborn
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Episode 053 Featuring Mark Sanborn

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Unpacking the Best Advice from the NYT Best-Selling book the Fred Factor

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 053 Ken Davis talks to NYT best-selling author of The Fred Factor, Mark Sanborn!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why you must mine the experiences of your life – both good and bad
  • If you are thinking about becoming a speaker, you have to decide that it really does matter
  • Getting paid is about getting good, and getting good is about getting busy



Combine the passion you have for the platform with good business practices via @DCIspeak
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Episode 052 Featuring Brad Mix
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Episode 052 Featuring Brad Mix

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The Benefits of DVD Distribution – Comparing Retail vs Digital

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 052 Brad Mix of Crown Entertainment, who has distributed Ken’s DVDs for the last 15+ years, joins Ken Davis to discuss the benefits of a DVD distributor and the differences between retail and digital distribution.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How the digital market is affecting DVD retail distribution
  • The distribution differences between the many different online streaming services
  • How working with a company like Crown Entertainment can help you navigate the transition into digital distribution



The DVD retail market is falling faster than the digital market is rising via @DCIspeak
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Episode 051 Featuring Eric Alexander
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Episode 051 Featuring Eric Alexander

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Achieving Your Goals and Encouraging Others in the Climb

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 051 Ken Davis talks to Eric Alexander about Higher Summits and how he uses his real-life mountaineering experiences to encourage others in the climb of life.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why it’s okay to turn back sometimes
  • That you must surround yourself with wise people
  • Decide what your next mountain is to climb



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Episode 050 Featuring Crystal Paine
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Episode 050 Featuring Crystal Paine

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Starting Your Company from the Ground Up and Growing Your Online Presence

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 050 Ken Davis talks to the Money Saving Mom, Crystal Paine about how she has grown her hugely successful business from scratch!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • About starting and growing her business from the ground up
  • Debt will kill your dream – better to move slowly and learn as you go
  • The key to success is consistency – don’t give up



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Episode 049 Featuring Brian Holmes
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Episode 049 Featuring Brian Holmes

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The Importance of Strategic Living and How to Have a Successful Transition

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 049 Brian Holmes from the Strategic Leader podcast joins Ken Davis to discuss how unresolved issues will automatically put a lid on your potential and how success will eventually force you to deal with them.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The Four Cornerstones for Strategic Living
  • The Four Stages of a Successful Transition
  • The sacred and the secular – how to have a foot in both worlds



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Episode 048 Featuring Jeff Brown
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Episode 048 Featuring Jeff Brown

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Practicing What You Learn and Why it is Crucial to Write Down Your Ideas

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 048 Jeff Brown from the Read to Lead podcast joins Ken Davis to discuss how his passion for reading took his career to a new level and the importance of using the right tools to create the best presentation.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The importance of continual learning and practicing what you learn
  • The importance of physically writing things down and creating a file for each idea
  • About tools for great presentations



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Episode 047 Featuring Lysa TerKeurst
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Episode 047 Featuring Lysa TerKeurst

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Identifying the Felt Need of Your Audience and Creating Sustainable Income from Free Products

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 047 Ken Davis talks with Lysa TerKeurst of Proverbs 31 Ministries and the wildly successful First 5 app!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How to create sustainable income from your products
  • Why you must be very intentional with your audience
  • About the value of listening



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Episode 046 Featuring Ray Edwards
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Episode 046 Featuring Ray Edwards

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Writing Copy that Sells and the Most Common Copy Mistakes to Avoid

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 046 Ken Davis interviews Ray Edwards about how to avoid mistakes when writing persuasive copy that sells.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How to Write Copy that Sells
  • Learning to speak the language of your readers
  • PASTOR – a 6 part framework you can implement today



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Episode 045 Featuring Michele Cushatt
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Episode 045 Featuring Michele Cushatt

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Learn Four Invaluable Steps for Making a Connection with Your Audience from Someone Who’s Life Has Been Undone and Put Back Together Again

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 045 the amazing Michele Cushatt joins Ken Davis to discuss how to connect with your audience.

In this episode you’ll learn about:

  • Crafting a personal narrative into a powerful presentation
  • Connecting personal passion, story and experience with the real-time needs of an audience
  • Creating an emotional connection with your audience that translates into life transformation



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Episode 044 Featuring Mark Gungor
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Episode 044 Featuring Mark Gungor

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Putting Yourself Out There and How to Sell Product Like a Drunken Monkey

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 044 Ken Davis and Mark Gungor discuss how he built his career and how he learned to that in order to sell product successfully you must keep it simple!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why you must have significant life experience before you can expect people to listen
  • How keeping it simple and adopting unconventional strategies will help you sell product
  • Why you can’t be paranoid about putting yourself out there or you’ll never get anywhere



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Episode 043 Let’s Get Personal
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Episode 043 Let’s Get Personal

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Let’s Get Personal – The Benefits of Attending the SCORRE™ Conference

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 043 Ken Davis  and Matt Brady discuss the benefits of attending the SCORRE™ Conference.

In this episode you’ll learn: 



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Episode 042 Featuring Tom Ziglar
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Episode 042 Featuring Tom Ziglar

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Moving from Success to Significance and the Importance of Not Becoming a Zombie

In episode 042 Tom Ziglar joins Ken Davis to discuss what he learned in trying to fulfill Zig Ziglar’s shoes and the importance of equipping people to equip others to become significant.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • About moving from success to significance
  • Why you must inspire your audience AND get them to take action
  • The importance of not becoming a Zombie



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Episode 041 Featuring C. McNair Wilson
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Episode 041 Featuring C. McNair Wilson

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The Power of Brainstorming and Recapturing Your Creative Spirit

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 041 Ken Davis interviews long-time friend C. McNair Wilson!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The importance of recapturing your creative spirit
  • Why you should make time to “team brainstorm”
  • Take risks, challenge assumptions, be curious, see different



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Episode 040 Featuring Liz Curtis Higgs
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Episode 040 Featuring Liz Curtis Higgs

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Building a Memorable Story and the Importance of Truth in Speaking

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 040 Liz Curtis Higgs joins Ken Davis to discuss what it takes to build a great story.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Why you must look your audience in the eye – don’t just talk TO them
  • Not to get older – instead, mature as a speaker
  • How to build a memorable story



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Episode 039 Product Strategy Tips [Part 2]
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Episode 039 Product Strategy Tips [Part 2]

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Product Strategy Tips: How to Increase Your Income Stream

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 039 Ken Davis, Brian Scheer and Matt Brady are back to discuss how you can increase your income stream by applying these practical strategy tips. If you missed part 1, click here to listen!

In this episode you’ll learn about: 

  • Location – where to place your product table
  • Promotion – the importance of a call-back



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Episode 038 Product Strategy Tips [Part 1]
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Episode 038 Product Strategy Tips [Part 1]

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Product Strategy Tips: How to Increase Your Income Stream

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 038 Ken Davis, Brian Scheer and Matt Brady discuss how you can increase your income stream by applying these product strategy tips.

In this episode you’ll learn about: 

  • Product – develop it, choose it, bring it
  • Position – where your talk is positioned in the event



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Episode 037 Featuring Jay & Laura Laffoon
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Episode 037 Featuring Jay & Laura Laffoon

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Discerning Your Dream, Keeping Your Eye on the Prize and Accepting Criticism

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 037 Jay and Laura Laffoon join Ken Davis to discuss what it’s like to communicate and work together – on stage!

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • About communicating as a married couple to each other and to an audience
  • How a downturn in the economy sparked an idea that has since become their livelihood
  • The importance of discerning your dream



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Episode 036 Featuring Fernando Galindo
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Episode 036 Featuring Fernando Galindo

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How Communication and Interpretation Interact and a Teaser About Our Latest Project in the Works – SCORRE™ in Spanish!

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 036 Ken Davis talks to one of our newest SCORRE™ Coaches, Fernando Galindo about his background in communication and how he came to SCORRE™ all the way from Guatemala.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • How being a professional interpreter affects your communication
  • The importance of getting to know your interpreter before you speak
  • How Fernando has been a catalyst in developing our SCORRE™ in Spanish program




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Episode 035 Prepare to Get Stuck
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Episode 035 Prepare to Get Stuck

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Prepare to Get Stuck

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 035 Ken Davis and Brian Scheer discuss how to advance your career when you’re feeling stuck.

In this episode you will learn:

  • That you should prepare to be stuck
  • To evaluate – reconsider your ultimate goal
  • To Implement what you discover



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Episode 034 Featuring Mike Kim
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Episode 034 Featuring Mike Kim

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Why You Must Discover Your Story and How to Market Yourself Using Story Framework

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 034 Mike Kim joins Ken Davis to discuss how to market yourself by using a story framework.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • How to find the common threads in your past experiences
  • That life is not always a straight line, but more of a zig zag
  • The importance of discovering your story and how you can use it to build your platform



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Episode 033 How to Maximize Media Opportunities
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Episode 033 How to Maximize Media Opportunities

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How to Maximize Media Opportunities

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 033 Ken Davis and Brian Scheer talk from their own experience (sometimes learning the hard way!) about maximizing your media opportunities.

In this episode you’ll learn about: 

  • Why you get the details in advance about the upcoming media opportunity
  • Keeping things short and crisp so you have time to get to what’s important
  • Contacting the interviewer ahead of time to discuss what you want to communicate


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Episode 032 Featuring Wes Yoder
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Episode 032 Featuring Wes Yoder

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What an Agency Looks for in a Speaker and How to Get on their Radar

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 032 Ken Davis and Wes Yoder discuss what an agency looks for in a speaker and how to get on their radar.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What an agency looks for in a speaker
  • The importance of credibility, character and creativity
  • When a speaker needs an agency


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Episode 031 How to Handle Criticism
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Episode 031 How to Handle Criticism

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How to Handle Criticism

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 031 Ken Davis and Brian Scheer weigh in on one of the hardest things public figures deal with on a daily basis – how to handle criticism.

In this episode you’ll learn about: 

  • Filtering negative feedback and constructive criticisms
  • Considering the source, tone, and trend of the criticizer
  • Determining whether the criticism deserves a response


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Episode 030 Featuring Cliff Ravenscraft
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Episode 030 Featuring Cliff Ravenscraft

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How the SCORRE™ Conference Radically Changed the Podcast Answer Man’s Career

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 030 Ken Davis and Cliff Ravenscraft discuss how the SCORRE™ Conference radically changed Cliff’s career.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • About Cliff’s first experience as a keynote speaker
  • How Cliff overcame his anxiety and fear of speaking
  • The most important lessons Cliff took away from the SCORRE™ Conference


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Episode 029 The Power of Story
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Episode 029 The Power of Story

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Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 029 we discuss how powerful illustrations bring light, color and clarity to the truth.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Why all presentations are dead without illustration
  • To live with your eyes open
  • To pay attention to anything that moves you emotionally


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Episode 028 Featuring John Morgan
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Episode 028 Featuring John Morgan

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It’s Not About You: How Your Highest Moment Can Quickly Become Your Lowest

In episode 028 Ken Davis interviews the well-known President Bush impersonator, John Morgan!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How John got his start as a presidential impersonator
  • The incredible lesson John learned from his appearance on America’s Got Talent
  • Why you must always love your audience and always bring your a-game


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Episode 027: Be a Road Warrior
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Episode 027: Be a Road Warrior

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Be A Road Warrior – How to Stay Healthy on the Road

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 027 we discuss how to stay healthy on the road – be a road warrior!

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • How to be intentional about your health on the road
  • The best time to workout while you travel
  • To walk, walk, walk!

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Episode 026: Featuring Danny de Armas
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Episode 026: Featuring Danny de Armas

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How to Start a Career from Scratch or Catapult an Existing Career to New Levels

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 026 Ken interviews long-time friend and business partner Danny de Armas about the business of public speaking.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The importance of recognizing untapped opportunity and acting on it
  • Why you must learn to listen to the market
  • How to determine your value



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Episode 025: Featuring Robert D. Smith
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Episode 025: Featuring Robert D. Smith

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Asking the Right Questions and Knowing When To Begin Building Your Train

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 025 Ken joins Robert D. Smith to talk about Robert’s book, No Brand is an Island as well as Robert’s experience managing Andy Andrews for the last three decades.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The questions you should be asking yourself every single day
  • How to know when to start “building your train”
  • Why you should live every day like it’s your last

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Episode 024: Money Money Money
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Episode 024: Money Money Money

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 024 we discuss the “m” word – money! Money can be a difficult subject – especially when it comes to putting a price on yourself.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • When to start charging for your services
  • How much to charge for your services and when to raise your price
  • How to discuss what you charge for your services

Know the value of your product and stick by it! via @DCIspeak
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Episode 023: Featuring Les Clairmont
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Episode 023: Featuring Les Clairmont

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A Speaker’s Family and Life as a Speaker’s Spouse

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 023 Ken interviews Les Clairmont to discuss how a speaking career plays into the family dynamic and what it’s like being married to a speaker.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • That communication takes place off the stage as much as it does on the stage
  • How a speaking career affects the whole family
  • Why it is important as a spouse or child of a speaker to have your own identity

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Episode 022: Featuring Patsy Clairmont
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Episode 022: Featuring Patsy Clairmont

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Being Deliberate and Why We Must Leave Space to Learn More

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 022 Patsy Clairmont joins Ken to discuss the crucial steps you should take when you are trying to grow your career as speaker.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • How Patsy overcame Agoraphobia and became a world renowned speaker
  • The importance of recording your own material
  • Why everyone must leave space to learn more

Every one of us has to leave space to learn more via @DCIspeak
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Episode 021: Featuring Jeff Goins
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Episode 021: Featuring Jeff Goins

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Going from Dreamer to Doer, Storytelling, and What Writing Can Teach You About Speaking

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 021 Ken Davis and Jeff Goins discuss going from dreamer to doer, storytelling, and what writing can teach you about speaking.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • That activity follows identity – if you want to do something you need to become someone
  • To take your dream seriously – doing it with discipline for one year will do more than doing it sporadically for 10 years
  • What writing can teach you about speaking

Go from dreamer to doer – create momentum @JeffGoins via @DCIspeak
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Episode 020: Maximize Your Speaking Events After You Land
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Episode 020: Maximize Your Speaking Events After You Land

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Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 020 Ken Davis, Brian Scheer and Matt Brady discuss the steps you should take AFTER you land that will ensure you have a successful speaking event.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The impact of greeting the host of the event
  • How to arrange an intimate atmosphere in the room where you will be speaking
  • Why you should create a relationship with the people who will affect the quality of the show

The host’s view of you is directly connected to their view of your road manager via @DCIspeak
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Episode 019: Maximize Your Speaking Events Before You Get On the Plane
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Episode 019: Maximize Your Speaking Events Before You Get On the Plane

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 019 Ken Davis, Brian Scheer and Matt Brady discuss the steps you can take BEFORE you ever get on the plane that will ensure you have a successful speaking event.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • That you must be sure you know the expectations of the sponsor
  • Why you should let the host know how you will meet those expectations
  • The importance of letting the host know your expectations

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Episode 018: Featuring Casey Graham
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Episode 018: Featuring Casey Graham

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 Why You Should Take Action Now and How Strategic Laziness Inspired Business Genius

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 018 Casey Graham joins Ken Davis to discuss the importance of taking action and how busyness can be a form of laziness.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • When you are ready to begin hiring people find the people in your life who love you and love what you do
  • The importance of taking action and directly asking people to take action
  • To connect with your audience with likability and vulnerability

Action creates traction-one direct ask is greater than 1000 hints – @CaseyGraham via @DCIspeak
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Episode 017: Featuring Andy Andrews [Part 2]
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Episode 017: Featuring Andy Andrews [Part 2]

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Finding Your Style and Controlling Your Environment

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 017 Ken continues his interview with New York Times bestselling author and speaker Andy Andrews!

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Why you must be sure with your words and your actions that people listen to you right off the bat
  • How to find your style as a speaker and that you, as a speaker, control the environment of the room you’re speaking in
  • The careful balance of family and work

Content is king-if you don’t have anything to say, style won’t overcome it -via @DCIspeak
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Episode 016: Featuring Andy Andrews [Part 1]
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Episode 016: Featuring Andy Andrews [Part 1]

Flipping the Switch and Choosing to Perform

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Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 016 Ken interviews New York Times bestselling author and speaker Andy Andrews!

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • That sometimes you have to flip the switch and choose to go out and give a great performance despite what else is going on in your life
  • Why you can’t always believe everything you think – a great piece of advice that was given to Andy at a crucial time in his life
  • When you’re first starting out if you’re only speaking the times you’re getting paid, you may not be speaking enough to become great

Starting out, speak until your calendar no longer allows you to speak for free – via @DCIspeak
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Episode 015: Watch Out Behind You!
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Episode 015: Watch Out Behind You!

How a Backdrop can Make or Break Your Performance

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 015 we discuss why as a speaker you must constantly watch out behind you!

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • That what is behind you can greatly affect the people in front of you
  • The importance of knowing about the backdrop
  • How to ensure the stage will enhance your message instead of hinder it

Remember: what is behind you when you can greatly affect the people in front of you via @DCIspeak
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SCORRE™ Conference Backdrop designed and built by Matt Brady

Episode 014: Featuring Michael Hyatt
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Episode 014: Featuring Michael Hyatt

Creating a Pre-Speaking Routine and Advice on Building Your Platform

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Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 014 Ken Davis and Michael Hyatt discuss how to create a pre-speaking routine, the importance of affirming yourself, and building your platform.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Why and how you should affirm yourself in your speaking engagements
  • How to create a pre-speaking routine
  • If content is king, your platform is queen

If content is king, your platform is queen via @MichaelHyatt @DCIspeak
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Episode 013: Featuring Seth Denney
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Episode 013: Featuring Seth Denney

Getting Your Foot in the Door and Treating a Camera as an Audience

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Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 013 Ken Davis interviews Seth Denney of NTV News to discuss the challenges of speaking to a camera instead of an audience.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • That speaking to a camera is just as challenging as speaking to a live audience
  • How to get your foot in the door at the earliest opportunity
  • That success isn’t being in the biggest market… success is being the best at what you do, right where you are

You don’t jump from where you are to your dream; you jump from where you are to that little crack…
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Episode 012: Featuring Ian Morgan Cron
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Episode 012: Featuring Ian Morgan Cron

 Identifying with the Audience

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Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 012 Ken talks to Ian Morgan Cron who is a dear friend, an accomplished author, speaker, Episcopal priest, psychotherapist and even a retreat guide! Ken and Ian discuss the benefits of involving the audience in all aspects of speaking.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • How to involve an audience and make your presentation interactive
  • The importance of gaining a sense of the room and the crowd before you present
  • Why you must fall in love with your audience before you get up and stand before them

Communication minus the involvement of the audience is really just a monologue via @DCIspeak
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IanCron.com
Chasing Francis by Ian Morgan Cron
Jesus, my Father, the CIA and Me by Ian Morgan Cron
All Hail the Generalist from the The Harvard Business Review
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Episode 011: The Importance of Light and Sound [Part 2]
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Episode 011: The Importance of Light and Sound [Part 2]

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 011 Ken Davis, Brian Scheer and Matt Brady return to discuss the important role that light and sound play in your career as a speaker.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The essentials of good sound at an event
  • How to gauge the right distance between you and a monitor
  • To never ever trust a “house” sound system

EAT THE MIC! via @DCIspeak
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Episode 010: The Importance of Light and Sound [Part 1]
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Episode 010: The Importance of Light and Sound [Part 1]

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 010 Ken Davis, Brian Scheer and Matt Brady discuss the important role that light and sound play in your career as a speaker.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • That you cannot communicate without proper lighting – you will lose your audience
  • How to determine which venues will require additional lighting
  • The importance of ensuring the light and sound are taken care of before you arrive at the event

People must be able to see you or they will not listen to you via @DCIspeak
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Episode 009: Featuring Bob Stromberg [Part 2]
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Episode 009: Featuring Bob Stromberg [Part 2]

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Storytelling and Why You Should Rehearse Everything

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 009 Bob Stromberg joins us again – this time to discuss the art of storytelling.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • How to recognize the stories in your own life
  • The real meaning of GIT: Grab it, Interrogate it, Transform it
  • Why you should rehearse everything – literally everything – choose your words wisely

[Tweet “Learn to recognize the stories in your life” via @DCIspeak]

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Bob Stromberg
Bob’s Shadow Show
Together Again for the First Time use the code dcipodcast for 20% off your order!
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Episode 008: Featuring Bob Stromberg [Part 1]
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Episode 008: Featuring Bob Stromberg [Part 1]

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Accepting Opportunities with Eyes Wide Open and Getting Out of Practice

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 008 Bob Stromberg joins us to discuss how traveling with a successful off-broadway show can affect your momentum as a stand-alone speaker.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • To greet new opportunities with eyes wide open
  • That sometimes turning down an opportunity is the right decision
  • How to properly pronounce “Espresso”

You can prepare as much as you want but you’ll never be able to predict the audience’s reaction
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Episode 007: Featuring Dan Miller
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Episode 007: Featuring Dan Miller

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Finding Your Calling, Creating Multiple Streams of Income and Blending Wisdom with Passion

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 007 Ken Davis and Dan Miller discuss finding your calling, how you can create multiple streams of income and blending wisdom with passion.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • To find your calling you need to identify these three things: #1 What is Your Passion? #2 What is Your Talent? #3 Economic Affirmation
  • The importance of finding ways to leverage your situation so you don’t get burned out doing what you love
  • You will prosper when you produce something that is an investment in people’s lives

Passion alone can be both exhilarating and dangerous – @48DaysTeam via @DCIspeak
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Painting by Ronald Baldwin for Dan Miller http://www.ronaldbaldwin.com/

Episode 006: Featuring John Branyan
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Episode 006: Featuring John Branyan

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Honing Your Craft and Incorporating Humor

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 006 John Branyan joins us to discuss the importance of taking advantage of any opportunity to hone your craft when you’re just getting started and how to incorporate humor even when you’re a seasoned communicator.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Why you should grab every opportunity to hone your craft when you’re just getting started
  • To start simple when writing new pieces – to treat them like a thumbnail sketch
  • That your writing should be treated like a muscle – if you don’t work it out, it atrophies

It won’t be perfect at first. Get it out there in the ugly form then come back & work on it
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Get ’em While They’re Hot Ken and John on DVD together! Enter the promo code dcipodcast for 20% off your order!
Bird by Bird by Ann Lamott

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Episode 005: Featuring Carol Kent
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Episode 005: Featuring Carol Kent

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Preparation vs Perfection and the Importance of an Established Platform

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 005 Carol Kent’s interview continues as she and Ken discuss the importance of good preparation.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • How good preparation allows you to spontaneously react to the unexpected
  • Why you must practice on your feet out loud
  • Having an established platform is key to your speaking career

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Episode 004: Featuring Carol Kent
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Episode 004: Featuring Carol Kent

Building Momentum and Creating Your Team

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Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 004 Ken Davis talks to Carol Kent about breaking into public speaking and building the momentum to grow your career.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The importance of referrals and how they can build your momentum
  • Why you must create your own market to even be considered by an agency
  • How and when to begin building your team

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Episode 003 Featuring Amy Porterfield
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Episode 003 Featuring Amy Porterfield

Finding Your Voice, Getting Your Name Out There and the Importance of Email Lists

Pod-FB-Ad-3-PorterfieldThanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 003 Amy Porterfield joins us to discuss how social media can generate income for your business and keep you doing what you love.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • About finding your own voice
  • The importance of doing everything you can to get your name out there
  • Why your email list directly affects the energy of your business

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Episode 002: I Want to be a Speaker; How Do I Get Started?
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Episode 002: I Want to be a Speaker; How Do I Get Started?

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 002 Ken Davis answers the question he’s been getting for over 30 years, “How do I get started in the public speaking arena?”

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • How the Launch Conference was born and why it is essential to someone who is beginning their speaking career
  • How to view your current position as a springboard instead of a roadblock
  • How to identify your assets and use them to your advantage

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Episode 001: Welcome to the Art and Business of Public Speaking!
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Episode 001: Welcome to the Art and Business of Public Speaking!

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 001 we tell you what this podcast is all about. Ken Davis, your host, and Brian Scheer, your cohost, offer three takeaways that will take your next speech, or the next step in your career, to the next level.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why preparation is key, and why you absolutely must know what the first words out of your mouth will be and what the last words out of your mouth will be before ​you step on the stage
  • The importance of setting up the right speaking environment
  • Why a passionate stage presence is essential to your speaking career

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Coming Soon: The Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast
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Coming Soon: The Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast

Stay tuned for the upcoming Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast, hosted by, Ken Davis!

DCI Podcast Cover Art 6c FinalFor over 30 years Ken has helped speakers writers and performers build exciting careers. This podcast will be an extension of the SCORRE™ Conference and the Launch Conference. We hope our podcast will educate, encourage and inspire those who desire to communicate effectively.

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Featuring CPA Professional Rob Corne – Episode 123
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Featuring CPA Professional Rob Corne – Episode 123

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Do Your Business Right: A CPA Professional Gives Practical Advice for Setting Up a Safe Business Model. 

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 123 Ken Davis talks to CPA Rob Corne of Corne Jantz & Associates

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Why getting the business and accounting side set up right from the beginning is essential for being successful in the long run. 
  • The importance of choosing the right corporate entity. 
  • Practical tips to avoid unnecessary attention from auditors


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Featuring Premier Storyteller Bob Stromberg – Episode 122
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Featuring Premier Storyteller Bob Stromberg – Episode 122

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Developing the Craft of Creativity to Catapult Your Speaking to New Heights with Premier Storyteller Bob Stromberg

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 122 Ken Davis talks to storyteller and comedian Bob Stromberg

In this episode you’ll see: 

  • How finding your creativity relates to your gift, and your craft
  • Creativity isn’t a gift, it’s a craft you can hone, practice and grow 
  • A method to develop and grow stories and creativity

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Featuring Ramsey Solutions Personality Chris Hogan – Episode 121
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Featuring Ramsey Solutions Personality Chris Hogan – Episode 121

Show Notes


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The Life and Work of a Speaker

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 121 Ken Davis talks to Ramsey Solutions Personality, Chris Hogan.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The four people you need in your life – a coach, a mentor, a cheerleader, and a friend
  • To think about the 2-3 things you want your audience to walk away with 
  • The importance of the art of storytelling



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Discovering Your Assets – Episode 120
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Discovering Your Assets – Episode 120

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Discovering Your Assets 

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 120 Ken Davis and Matt Brady talk about discovering your assets. 

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • That you must identify what your passion
  • How to find the brand in your speaking
  • How to develop a product from your assets



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Featuring Former Disney VP Lee Cockerell – Episode 119
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Featuring Former Disney VP Lee Cockerell – Episode 119

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Bringing Disney Magic to Presentations

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 119 Ken Davis talks to Lee Cockerell, author, speaker and former Disney VP.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Why time management is so important to your success
  • How being unique can help drive business
  • The importance of not being too reliant on technology while giving a presentation



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Featuring Ramsey Solutions Personality Anthony O’Neal – Episode 118
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Featuring Ramsey Solutions Personality Anthony O’Neal – Episode 118

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How Hard Work and Authenticity Can Make All the Difference

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 118 Ken Davis talks to Ramsey Solutions Personality, Anthony O’Neal.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • How mining what has happened in your own life can be your greatest story
  • Sometimes it’s not about being the best speaker, but being the hardest working speaker
  • The importance of being the same person on-stage and off-stage



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Featuring An Expert In Eloquence Richard Allen Farmer – Episode 117
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Featuring An Expert In Eloquence Richard Allen Farmer – Episode 117

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The Importance of Using the Right Words and Speaking Deliberately 

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 117 Ken Davis speaks to pastor, musician and motivator, Richard Allen Farmer

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Why your listeners deserve to hear polished english language
  • That being self-correcting and self-editing is a gift to the audience 
  • Writing out your speeches ahead of time can help you fully flesh out your idea and thoughts



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Featuring Web Developer Jackie Hobbins – Episode 116
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Featuring Web Developer Jackie Hobbins – Episode 116

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The Importance of Branding and Why Every Speaker Needs a Website

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 116 Ken Davis talks to graphic designer, world-traveler and web developer, Jackie Hobbins of Moonpup Productions

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Why every speaker needs a website
  • The importance of branding and brand consistency
  • Three essential elements to include in your website



In today’s world, if you don’t have a web presence, it’s almost like you don’t exist -via @DCIspeak
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Featuring Ramsey Solutions Personality Christy Wright – Episode 115
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Featuring Ramsey Solutions Personality Christy Wright – Episode 115

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Audience Dynamics and Finding Balance in Your Life

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 115 Ken Davis talks to Ramsey Solutions Personality, Christy Wright.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Why you should find the common denominator in your audience as you prepare 
  • You have to help your audience recognize the problem before you speak about the solution
  • How to recognize if your life is out of balance and what to do to become more balanced



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Featuring Communicator Coach Sarah Beckman – Episode 114
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Featuring Communicator Coach Sarah Beckman – Episode 114

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Why the Wait is So Important and How Writing and Speaking Work Together

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 114 Ken Davis talks to Author and SCORRE™ Coach, Sarah Beckman

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • That sometimes you have to wait for the right time to launch
  • Creative ways to practice your craft
  • How the SCORRE™ process applies to writing 



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Featuring Author, Speaker & SCORRE™ Coach Michele Cushatt – Episode 113
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Featuring Author, Speaker & SCORRE™ Coach Michele Cushatt – Episode 113

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The Value of Securing Your Personal Identity Before Taking the Stage

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 113 Michele Cushatt joins Ken Davis on the podcast again to discuss her new book, I Am: A 60-Day Journey to Knowing Who You Are Because of Who He Is. Be sure to listen to our other podcasts featuring Michele on Episode 045 and Episode 072.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • That as communicators we tend to equate our work with our worth
  • The importance of being consistently good in your communication 
  • Why you must have your identity secured before you step on the stage



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Featuring Award Winning Author & Comedian Chonda Pierce – Episode 112
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Featuring Award Winning Author & Comedian Chonda Pierce – Episode 112

Pod-Ep112-ChondaMaking the Hard Decisions for Yourself and Your Career

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 112 Ken Davis talks to Emmy® -nominated and best-selling comedian, Chonda Pierce

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • How Chonda got her start imitating Minnie Pearl at the Grand Ole Opry
  • Why it is important to reveal some truth about yourself during your presentation 
  • You cannot blame the people around you because ultimately you are the decision maker for you



At the bottom of it all you are your decision maker -via @DCIspeak
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Featuring the Creators of the Outbound Life Kody & Kyler McCormick Episode 111
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Featuring the Creators of the Outbound Life Kody & Kyler McCormick Episode 111

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The Inspiring Story of the McCormick Brothers – Content Creators, Speakers and Social Media Influencers

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 111 Ken Davis talks to two twenty-something brothers and entrepreneurs Kody & Kyler McCormick about their company, the Outbound Life

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • To define your end goal and start taking the steps towards that goal
  • That your weakness can be your strength if you look at it in the right light
  • Understanding the difference between your audience and your customer



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Featuring Comedian Mark Lowry – Episode 110
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Featuring Comedian Mark Lowry – Episode 110

Chasing Comedy: A Conversation with Mark Lowry

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 110 Ken Davis talks to singer, songwriter and comedian, Mark Lowry about getting started as a comedian and finding new stories. 

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • That audiences have personalities and you have to get to know them
  • There is nothing funnier than the truth
  • How to find new stories



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Featuring Best Selling Author Jerry Jenkins – Episode 109
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Featuring Best Selling Author Jerry Jenkins – Episode 109

NYT Bestselling Author Jerry Jenkins Shares Valuable Insights into Writing and Editing 

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 109 Ken Davis talks to bestselling author Jerry Jenkins about important insights in writing.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The difference between making it better and just making it different
  • To set goals of 2-3 pages per day as you begin writing
  • The importance of not sacrificing your family at the altar of your career



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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 8 Episode 108
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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 8 Episode 108

Pod-Ep108-Speaking-Part-8The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 8

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 108 Ken Davis and Matt Brady continue the The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Series by unpacking the steps of the SCORRE™ Process. Click to listen to Part 1, Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6, and Part 7.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The “E” of SCORRE™ stands for Evaluation
  • Why you should evaluate your presentation during every part of the SCORRE™ process
  • Why you also must evaluate the audience to whom you’ll be speaking



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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 7 Episode 107
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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 7 Episode 107

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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 7

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 107 Ken Davis and Matt Brady continue the The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Series by unpacking the steps of the SCORRE™ Process. Click to listen to Part 1, Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5, and Part 6.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The first “R” of SCORRE™ stands for Rationale
  • How to develop powerful illustrations
  • That the rationale leads the listener to the objective



When the tension is gone the attention is gone” via @DCIspeak
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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 6 Episode 106
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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 6 Episode 106

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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 6

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 106 Ken Davis and Matt Brady continue the The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Series by unpacking the steps of the SCORRE™ Process. Click to listen to Part 1, Part 2Part 3Part 4 and Part 5.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why you must interrogate the purpose of your speech 
  • How to write the response to your proposition 
  • The importance of choosing a keyword



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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 5 – Episode 105
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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 5 – Episode 105

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Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 105 Ken Davis and Matt Brady continue the The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Series and discuss unpacking the steps of the SCORRE™ Process. Click to listen to Part 1, Part 2Part 3 and Part 4

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The “O” of SCORRE™ stands for Objective – A Sentence that embodies the objective of your presentation
  • Instructions to write a clear objective sentence
  • There are only two types of propositions from which you can choose and the simple form to writing those propositions. 



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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 4 – Episode 104
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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 4 – Episode 104

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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 4

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 104 Ken Davis and Matt Brady continue the The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Series and dive deeper into the SCORRE™ method. Click to listen to Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The “S” of SCORRE™ stands for Subject
  • To understand the important guidelines for choosing your subject
  • The “C” of SCORRE™ stands for Central Theme – Narrow the subject to a manageable amount of information. 



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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 3 – Episode 103
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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 3 – Episode 103

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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 3

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 103 Ken Davis and Matt Brady continue the The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Series and tackle the meaning of SCORRE™.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • SCORRE™ is an an acronym
  • An easy to implement, simplified SCORRE™ method of preparation to make your next presentation more powerful
  • To understand the true objective of your presentation



Communication only takes place when your audience is moved to action” via @DCIspeak
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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 2 – Episode 102
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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 2 – Episode 102

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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 2

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 102 Ken Davis and Matt Brady continue the The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Series by discussing the power of focus and the importance of choosing an objective.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The importance of focus in preparing your message
  • Why you must choose an objective or an subconscious objective will be assigned to you 
  • Why you must chip away at all the information except what is most important 



Communication without focus is just entertainment” via @DCIspeak
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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 1 – Episode 101
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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 1 – Episode 101

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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 1

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 101 Ken Davis and Matt Brady begin a new series discussing the content of our SCORRE™ Training.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • If you’re talk isn’t driving people to action, there is no reason to give the talk
  • You must figure out the “why” of your talk
  • If you aim at nothing you will hit it every single time, if you know where you are going, you can take everyone with you



If you’re talk isn’t driving people to action, there is no reason to give the talk” via @DCIspeak
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Featuring Candie Blankman – Episode 100
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Featuring Candie Blankman – Episode 100

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Creative Ideas on How to Communicate More Effectively

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 100 Ken Davis talks to his sister, Candie Blankman, author, speaker, pastor and master communicator. 

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • How to maintain control when incorporating another speaker into your talk
  • The importance of utilizing creative ways to communicate your message
  • Why you must be diligent about narrowing the focus of your talk



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Featuring Kirk Bowman – Episode 099
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Featuring Kirk Bowman – Episode 099

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The Benefits of Value Pricing and How to Have a Value Conversation 

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 099 Ken Davis talks to Kirk Bowman about the Art of Value

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Value pricing
  • Why billing by the hour can limit your income
  • How to discover value, create options and start pricing



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Featuring David Horsager – Episode 098
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Featuring David Horsager – Episode 098

Three Pieces of Expertise to be Successful as a Speaker  

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 098 Ken Davis talks to David Horsager about how to take your dream and turn it into a career. 

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Why structure in your speech is so important
  • To study your role models and learn everything you can about them
  • You must be an expert on the platform, on content, and in business



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SCORRE™ in Scripture Part 2 – Episode 097
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SCORRE™ in Scripture Part 2 – Episode 097

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SCORRE™ in Scripture Part 2

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 097 Ken Davis and Matt Brady continue to discuss how to use our SCORRE™ Method when preparing a scripture-based presentation. Listen to SCORRE™ in Scripture Part 1 here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • That less is more 
  • That there can be more than one outline for your presentation 
  • That if the keyword doesn’t work for you, it’s not going to work for your audience 



Evaluate and be sure you’re focusing on what matters most” via @DCIspeak
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SCORRE™ in Scripture Part 1 – Episode 096
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SCORRE™ in Scripture Part 1 – Episode 096

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SCORRE™ in Scripture Part 1 

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 096 Ken Davis and Matt Brady discuss how to use our SCORRE™ Method when preparing a scripture-based presentation.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How to use narrative in communication
  • How to present truth – whether it is from scripture or history
  • That the SCORRE™ method is a powerful tool that forces us to make sense



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Featuring Andy Andrews – Episode 095
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Featuring Andy Andrews – Episode 095

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Why the Little Things Absolutely Matter

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 095 Ken Davis brings back Andy Andrews to the show to discuss his new book, The Little Things: Why You Really Should Sweat the Small Stuff. Listen to episode 16 and episode 17 to hear our first two-part interview with Andy. 

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How tiny little shifts in your business can have a massive impact 
  • Customer satisfaction is the lowest bar you can hit and stay in business
  • That no matter what business you’re in, the product is you



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Featuring Jim Young – Episode 094
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Featuring Jim Young – Episode 094

Pod-Ep094-YoungCrafting Your Presentation to Captivate Audiences 

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 094 Ken Davis talks to Jim Young aka J Oliver – a former mentalism magician and long time friend of Ken’s. 

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How to keep the audience’s attention
  • To say yes to every opportunity that comes your way when first starting out
  • The importance of integrity 



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The Qualities of a Good Closing – Episode 093
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The Qualities of a Good Closing – Episode 093

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The Qualities of a Good Closing 

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 093 Ken Davis and Matt Brady discuss the qualities of a good closing. Click here to listen to the previous episode, The Qualities of a Good Opening

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The last words that come out of your mouth are some of the most important you will say
  • About the purpose of the closing 
  • A good closing should be brief 



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The Qualities of a Good Opening – Episode 092
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The Qualities of a Good Opening – Episode 092

The Qualities of a Good Opening 

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 092 Ken Davis and Matt Brady discuss the qualities of a good opening and how it can affect the rest of your speech.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The opening is the only chance to make your audience want to hear what you have to say 
  • The purpose of the opening is to make a connection with the audience 
  • The opening is a chance for you to develop rapport 



An opening is a door you invite your audience into” via @DCIspeak
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Featuring Brian Holmes – Episode 091
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Featuring Brian Holmes – Episode 091

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The Four Stages of Successful Transition 

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 91 Ken Davis brings back Brian Holmes from the Strategic Leader podcast to discuss the strategic point in his life that he met us and to describe the four stages of successful transition.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The four stages of successful transition – discontent, disconnect, reconnaissance, re-engagement 
  • How discontent allows us to recognize that something new is available
  • That transition is a long process that can be painful, but necessary



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Featuring Kathy Koch – Episode 090
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Featuring Kathy Koch – Episode 090

Affirming Your Audience and How to Create Effective Presentation Notes

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 090 Ken Davis talks to Founder and President of Celebrate Kids, Inc., Kathy Koch.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why you should complement your audience for being attentive and making eye contact
  • The four questions you should always ask yourself about your audience
  • About half the audience thinks first – the other half feels first 



Teaching depends upon learning. Don’t just give your talk-acknowledge your audience” via @DCIspeak
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What You Need to Know to Negotiate – Episode 089
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What You Need to Know to Negotiate – Episode 089

 

What You Need to Know to Negotiate

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 089 Ken Davis and Matt Brady discuss negotiation and the importance of believing in the value you put on your speaking. 

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • To put a value on your product and believe in it’s worth
  • That you must be willing to say “no”
  • The importance of having a buffer between you and the negotiations



When you put a value on your speaking, people pay attention” via @DCIspeak
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Featuring Cliff Ravenscraft – Episode 088
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Featuring Cliff Ravenscraft – Episode 088

Why Every Speaker Should Have a Podcast

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 088 Ken Davis brings back Cliff Ravenscraft to explain why every speaker should have a podcast.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why a speaker should utilize a podcast to continue using their voice to communicate their message
  • That 1/3 of the adult American population listens to podcasts
  • How a podcast creates exposure for you and builds trust with your audience 



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Notes Part 2: An Outline Overview – Episode 087
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Notes Part 2: An Outline Overview – Episode 087

Notes Part 2: An Outline Overview

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 087 Ken Davis and Matt Brady continue discussing the role notes should play in your speaking career.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • An overview of how your outline should look 
  • A breakdown of the components of your outline
  • The incredible importance of practicing on your feet out loud



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Notes Part 1: Should You Use Them? – Episode 086
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Notes Part 1: Should You Use Them? – Episode 086

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Notes Part 1: Should You Use Them?

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 086 Ken Davis and Matt Brady discuss the role notes should play in your speaking career.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • When you should “manuscript” your talk
  • What notes you should bring on stage
  • How an outline can sharpen your focus



The success of a presentation rests heavily on preparation” via @DCIspeak
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How to Handle the Unexpected – Episode 085
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How to Handle the Unexpected – Episode 085

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How to Handle the Unexpected

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 085 Ken Davis and Matt Brady discuss how to handle the unexpected in your speaking career.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How to avoid a distracting background
  • How to handle disruptive people in the audience
  • What to do when technology glitches



What do you do when the power goes out at a speaking event? Tune in to find out!” via @DCIspeak
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Featuring Kristi Overton Johnson – Episode 084
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Featuring Kristi Overton Johnson – Episode 084

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Being Faithful in the Little Things and the Importance of Authenticity

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 084 Ken Davis talks to world-famous water skier, Kristi Overton Johnson.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The valuable lessons she learned water skiing at such a young age
  • The importance of continuous learning – constant improvement
  • Be faithful in the little things – take every opportunity you’re given



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Ken’s granddaughter, Jayden, on water skis

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Featuring Michael Hyatt – Episode 083
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Featuring Michael Hyatt – Episode 083

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Learning How to Clarify Your Priorities and Live the Life You Want

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 083 Ken Davis brings Michael Hyatt back to discuss Michael’s latest book, Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • That you’re going to leave a legacy, you just have to decide what kind of legacy you’re going to leave
  • To decide what is most important to you – you must have a clear set of priorities
  • When you say yes to something, you have to say no to something else 



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Featuring Joel Smith – Episode 082
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Featuring Joel Smith – Episode 082

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How to Film Yourself – Tips and Tricks for Beginners 

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 082 Ken Davis talks to Joel Smith of Comprehensive Media, Inc. about video production. 

In this episode you’ll learn about:

  • The minimum equipment you need as a speaker who is just starting out 
  • The importance of using landscape mode when filming with your iPhone
  • Minimizing distraction – keeping it simple in photography and videography 



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Featuring Carrie Wilkerson – Episode 081
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Featuring Carrie Wilkerson – Episode 081

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How to Overcome Your Fears and Monetize Your Skills

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 081 Ken Davis talks to the Barefoot Executive, Carrie Wilkerson.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • That you can be scared and broke, or afraid and well-paid
  • How Carrie learned to function fearful
  • That every decision is a positive or negative decision towards your goal


We either get full of ourself or fearful of ourself” via @DCIspeak
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Featuring Daren Streblow – Episode 080
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Featuring Daren Streblow – Episode 080

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Creating Comedy from Scratch

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 080 Ken Davis talks to friend and fellow comedian, Daren Streblow, about creating comedy from scratch.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • To take note of what strikes you, what stirs you.
  • Is it relatable? Is there an emotional connection?
  • That sometimes an everyday frustration can be the inspiration for a comedy bit.


When you make the emotional connection, that’s the magic comedy is made of” via @DCIspeak
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How Do I Move from Where I am Now, to Where I am Going? – Episode 079
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How Do I Move from Where I am Now, to Where I am Going? – Episode 079

How Do I Move from Where I am Now, to Where I am Going?

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 079 Ken Davis and Matt Brady discuss a listener comment regarding making the transition from a full time corporate position to a full time speaker.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Start where you are – how can you leverage your current position?
  • Use the non-paying opportunities to craft your presentations
  • The vital importance of a great web presence as a speaker


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Featuring Bill Graybill – Episode 078
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Featuring Bill Graybill – Episode 078


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How Communication is Vital in Conflict Resolution

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 078 Ken Davis talks to Bill Graybill of Peace Mentors about the importance of communication within your team.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How communication is essential to keep a team healthy
  • The most common source of conflict that breaks relationships
  • What causes resistance to work towards conflict resolution


Communication is the basis for both conflict and for healing” via @DCIspeak
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Featuring Joshua Straub – Episode 077
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Featuring Joshua Straub – Episode 077

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Balancing Your Work, Your Family and Your Soul

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 077 Ken Davis talks to Joshua Straub about how to balance your family life along with your work life.

In this episode you’ll learn about:

  • The importance of inviting your spouse in to what you’re doing
  • Fame, freedom and finances – you cannot have all three at the same time
  • Being aware of who is giving you counsel, do their values align with your values?


Your audience should be what drives you, not fame or finances” via @DCIspeak
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Look! Listen! Like! The Importance of a Carefully Crafted Vocabulary – Episode 076
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Look! Listen! Like! The Importance of a Carefully Crafted Vocabulary – Episode 076

Look! Listen! Like! The Importance of a Carefully Crafted Vocabulary

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 076 Ken Davis and Matt Brady talk (read: rant) about why you should choose your words carefully.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • About words in our current culture that are barriers to good communication
  • That the misuse of the word “like” can be a major distraction
  • The cultural norms are not our measure of good communication



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Featuring Derrick Tennant – Episode 075
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Featuring Derrick Tennant – Episode 075

Turning Obstacles into Opportunities and the Power of Generosity

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 075 Derrick Tennant joins Ken Davis to discuss how you can turn obstacles in business and in life, into opportunities.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How Derrick overcame major life changing brain trauma
  • That there is always someone who will be worse off than you, and someone better off than you
  • You don’t need money to be generous


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Watch What You Wear – Episode 074
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Watch What You Wear – Episode 074

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Watch What You Wear

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 074 Ken Davis and Matt Brady talk about the importance of your on-stage wardrobe.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Why wardrobe matters
  • How your wardrobe affects your presentation
  • Always dress a little more formally than your audience



What you wear and how you wear it can be a barrier to your communication” via @DCIspeak
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Featuring Elisa Morgan – Episode 073
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Featuring Elisa Morgan – Episode 073

Crafting Powerful Illustrations and the Principles of Vulnerability in Verbal and Written Communication

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 073 Ken Davis and Elisa Morgan discuss important principles of vulnerability as a speaker and a writer.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • That it is wise to be mindful of how you present your vulnerability
  • Why you should examine your motivation to be vulnerable to your audience
  • The difference between vulnerability in writing and in speaking



Great freedom comes from vulnerability via @DCIspeak
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The Gifts of Good Communication – Episode 072
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The Gifts of Good Communication – Episode 072

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The Gifts of Good Communication

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 072 Ken Davis and Matt Brady provide an example of excellent communication by playing Michele Cushatt’s talk, The Gifts of Good Communication.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Three gifts of good communication
  • What makes Michele’s message great
  • That starting a talk with a question and ending the talk with the answer is brilliant



your voice is not how you sound – your voice is who you are” – @MicheleCushatt via @DCIspeak
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How to Use Humor Part 3 – Episode 071
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How to Use Humor Part 3 – Episode 071

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How to Use Humor Part 3

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 071 Ken Davis and Matt Brady continue their discussion about how to effectively use humor in communication. Click here to listen to Part 1 and click here to listen to Part 2.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • To understand your own style of humor
  • How to develop a true story for maximum humorous effect
  • To understand the risk of humor



Humor is a double-edged sword – it can be used to destroy or to heal” via @DCIspeak
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How to Use Humor Part 2 – Episode 070
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How to Use Humor Part 2 – Episode 070

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How to Use Humor Part 2

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 070 Ken Davis and Matt Brady continue their discussion about how to effectively use humor in communication. Click here to listen to Part 1.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • That you must know what makes something funny
  • How to truth and exaggeration play into humor
  • The important element of surprise in a joke



Truth is funny – look for those experiences in your life” via @DCIspeak
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How to Use Humor Part 1 – Episode 069
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How to Use Humor Part 1 – Episode 069

How to Use Humor Part 1

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 069 Ken Davis and Matt Brady talk about how to use humor more effectively.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • That humor, when done properly, breaks down hostility
  • That humor is a gentle way to acknowledge human frailty
  • That humor is a surefire way to get feedback



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Featuring Bob Westfall – Episode 068
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Featuring Bob Westfall – Episode 068

Key Principles of Planning a Powerful Donor Event

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 068 Ken Davis and Bob Westfall discuss how to maximize fundraising.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • That the Westfall Group has raised over $540,000,000 for charities and ministries
  • The key principles of successful fundraising
  • Some of the biggest mistakes you should avoid when planning a fundraising event


Don’t forget about the donor once you’ve received the donation via @DCIspeak
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It’s not fundraising it’s friendraising via @DCIspeak
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How to Kill Your Career Part 2 – Episode 067
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How to Kill Your Career Part 2 – Episode 067

How to Kill Your Career Part 2

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 067 Ken Davis and Matt Brady are back to continue discussing what to do if you want to kill your career. Click here to listen to Part 1!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • That becoming a “selfie” can destroy your reputation
  • Believing the press written about you can be extremely detrimental
  • To never stop being innovative


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How to Kill Your Career Part 1- Episode 066
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How to Kill Your Career Part 1- Episode 066

How to Kill Your Career Part 1

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 066 Ken Davis and Matt Brady discuss several things you can do that will be a surefire way to kill a career.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why you should never develop a “canned” speech to give over and over again
  • That you must really “see” people
  • Not to be insensitive even in the name of humor


Make sure the people who represent you represent your heart via @DCIspeak
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Featuring Scott Stover – Episode 065
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Featuring Scott Stover – Episode 065

Learning How to Listen and the Importance of Communicating a Large Amount of Information Effectively

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 065 Ken Davis talks to Scott Stover of Chick-fil-A to discuss communication as leader and communication effectively with your team.

In this episode you’ll learn about:

  • Learning how to communicate a large amount of information most effectively
  • Choose a destination and use powerful information to lead your audience to that objective
  • Your ideas are only as good as the ability of your audience to be able to comprehend and act on them



Great communication leads to even greater success via @DCIspeak
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The Story of Ken Davis Part 3 – Episode 064
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The Story of Ken Davis Part 3 – Episode 064

How Ken Got Started – The Story of Ken Davis Part 3

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 064 Ken Davis continues telling the story of his life and how he got started as a speaker. Click the following links to listen to Part 1 and Part 2.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The importance of describing what you do in a single sentence
  • Why you should name what you do and give your message structure
  • To let people know about what you do



You must be able to describe what you do in a single sentence via @DCIspeak
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Episode 063 The Story of Ken Davis Part 2
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Episode 063 The Story of Ken Davis Part 2

How Ken Got Started – The Story of Ken Davis Part 2

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 063 Ken Davis continues telling the story of his life and how he got started as a speaker. Click here to listen to Part 1.

In this episode you’ll learn about:

  • Spend less time looking outward and more time looking inward
  • When your gifts come naturally you have a responsibility to sharpen them
  • Developing a product by packaging your assets



Your assets are not something you want to be, they are something you already are via @DCIspeak
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Water Skiing from Dynamic Communicators Intl on Vimeo.

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Episode 062 The Story of Ken Davis Part 1
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Episode 062 The Story of Ken Davis Part 1

How Ken Got Started – The Story of Ken Davis Part 1

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 062 Ken Davis begins telling the story of his life.

In this episode you’ll learn about:

  • That Ken was told he would never amount to anything
  • Why you shouldn’t try to be someone you’re not
  • Discovering your assets by mining your past



I was told I would never amount to anything” – @KenDavisLive via @DCIspeak
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Episode 061 Featuring Michael Hudson
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Episode 061 Featuring Michael Hudson

How to Build a 6-Figure Niched Business From a Single Speech

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 061 Ken Davis talks to Michael Hudson about how he has built a 6-figure niched business from a single speech!

In this episode you’ll learn about:

  • The importance of being strategic to take make the most of an opportunity to build your business
  • That every time you speak is a showcase opportunity
  • Why you must truly listen to the client so you can find the best way to talk to their audience



The answer should always be “Yes I can” followed by “here’s how I do it” via @DCIspeak
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Episode 060 Featuring Todd Hawkins
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Episode 060 Featuring Todd Hawkins

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Starting with What You Have and the Importance of Client Relationships

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 060 Ken Davis talks to Todd Hawkins about managing his brother and comedian, Tim Hawkins!

In this episode you’ll learn about:

  • The advantage of Google Ad Words
  • The importance of putting everything in writing, even with friends
  • The importance of refreshing the client



Embrace Failure – profit from your mistakes” via @DCIspeak
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Episode 059 Featuring Sheila Walsh
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Episode 059 Featuring Sheila Walsh

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The Importance of Telling the Truth and the Value of Life Experience

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 059 Ken Davis and Sheila Walsh discuss what Sheila has learned about speaking through her life experiences.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • That sometimes just telling the truth is the best thing you can do
  • That you can run from your past but one day you’ll discover it runs faster than you do
  • That all crowds are made up of people like you and people like me


As long as we insist on being the hero of our own story we’ll never tell the truth via @DCIspeak
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Episode 058 Featuring Curtis Fletcher
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Episode 058 Featuring Curtis Fletcher

Pod-Ep058-FletcherCommunication in Sales and Solving Problems Instead of Selling a Product

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 058 Ken Davis and Curtis Fletcher discuss why you should never tell people why they should buy your product, but instead how the product can solve their problems.

In this episode you’ll learn about:

  • Why you should never ask people to buy what you’re selling – tell them how you will solve their problem
  • How objections can be beneficial and how they can educate you
  • The importance of educating your clients on what to look for in a product


In sales, objections are road signs pointing you in the right direction via @DCIspeak
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Episode 057 Featuring Arlene Pellicane
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Episode 057 Featuring Arlene Pellicane

Reaching Goals One Day at a Time and the Importance of Asking for Constructive Criticism

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 057 Arlene Pellicane joins Ken Davis to discuss taking things one day at a time and why it’s so important to ask and accept constructive criticism.

In this episode you’ll learn about:

  • Why it’s important to break down your goals and take them one step at a time
  • Taking care of yourself and eating healthy on the road
  • Maximizing short interviews and taking every opportunity to practice


If you’re the best speaker in the room, find another room via @DCIspeak
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Episode 056 Featuring Daren Streblow
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Episode 056 Featuring Daren Streblow

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Crafting a Joke and the Difference between Storytellers and Stand-Up Comedians

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 056 Daren Streblow joins Ken Davis to discuss the differences between a storyteller and a stand-up comedian.

In this episode you’ll learn about:

  • How Daren started his radio show and how it has brought in new business
  • How storytellers and stand-up comedians structure their content
  • Why frustration can be a great foundation for comedy


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Episode 055 Speaking Successfully at Fundraising Events
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Episode 055 Speaking Successfully at Fundraising Events

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Vital Information for Speaking Successfully at Fundraising Events

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 055 Ken Davis and Matt Brady share vital information to building a career as a successful speaker at fundraising events.

In this episode you’ll learn about: 

  • Knowing the value of speaking at a fundraising event
  • Knowing what kind of presentation they value
  • Knowing the event itself, the goals of the event and your role in the event



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Episode 054 Featuring Mike Williams
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Episode 054 Featuring Mike Williams

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Speaking with Excellence and Intention and the Importance of Giving Back

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 054 Ken Davis talks to fellow comedian, Mike Williams about doing everything you do with excellence and intention and how giving back has become a big part of Mike’s life.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The importance of giving back
  • To craft your message so that your point has the maximum impact
  • Do everything you do with excellence and intention



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Episode 053 Featuring Mark Sanborn
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Episode 053 Featuring Mark Sanborn

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Unpacking the Best Advice from the NYT Best-Selling book the Fred Factor

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 053 Ken Davis talks to NYT best-selling author of The Fred Factor, Mark Sanborn!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why you must mine the experiences of your life – both good and bad
  • If you are thinking about becoming a speaker, you have to decide that it really does matter
  • Getting paid is about getting good, and getting good is about getting busy



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Episode 052 Featuring Brad Mix
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Episode 052 Featuring Brad Mix

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The Benefits of DVD Distribution – Comparing Retail vs Digital

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 052 Brad Mix of Crown Entertainment, who has distributed Ken’s DVDs for the last 15+ years, joins Ken Davis to discuss the benefits of a DVD distributor and the differences between retail and digital distribution.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How the digital market is affecting DVD retail distribution
  • The distribution differences between the many different online streaming services
  • How working with a company like Crown Entertainment can help you navigate the transition into digital distribution



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Episode 051 Featuring Eric Alexander
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Episode 051 Featuring Eric Alexander

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Achieving Your Goals and Encouraging Others in the Climb

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 051 Ken Davis talks to Eric Alexander about Higher Summits and how he uses his real-life mountaineering experiences to encourage others in the climb of life.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why it’s okay to turn back sometimes
  • That you must surround yourself with wise people
  • Decide what your next mountain is to climb



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Episode 050 Featuring Crystal Paine
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Episode 050 Featuring Crystal Paine

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Starting Your Company from the Ground Up and Growing Your Online Presence

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 050 Ken Davis talks to the Money Saving Mom, Crystal Paine about how she has grown her hugely successful business from scratch!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • About starting and growing her business from the ground up
  • Debt will kill your dream – better to move slowly and learn as you go
  • The key to success is consistency – don’t give up



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Episode 049 Featuring Brian Holmes
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Episode 049 Featuring Brian Holmes

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The Importance of Strategic Living and How to Have a Successful Transition

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 049 Brian Holmes from the Strategic Leader podcast joins Ken Davis to discuss how unresolved issues will automatically put a lid on your potential and how success will eventually force you to deal with them.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The Four Cornerstones for Strategic Living
  • The Four Stages of a Successful Transition
  • The sacred and the secular – how to have a foot in both worlds



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Episode 048 Featuring Jeff Brown
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Episode 048 Featuring Jeff Brown

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Practicing What You Learn and Why it is Crucial to Write Down Your Ideas

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 048 Jeff Brown from the Read to Lead podcast joins Ken Davis to discuss how his passion for reading took his career to a new level and the importance of using the right tools to create the best presentation.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The importance of continual learning and practicing what you learn
  • The importance of physically writing things down and creating a file for each idea
  • About tools for great presentations



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Episode 047 Featuring Lysa TerKeurst
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Episode 047 Featuring Lysa TerKeurst

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Identifying the Felt Need of Your Audience and Creating Sustainable Income from Free Products

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 047 Ken Davis talks with Lysa TerKeurst of Proverbs 31 Ministries and the wildly successful First 5 app!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How to create sustainable income from your products
  • Why you must be very intentional with your audience
  • About the value of listening



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Episode 046 Featuring Ray Edwards
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Episode 046 Featuring Ray Edwards

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Writing Copy that Sells and the Most Common Copy Mistakes to Avoid

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 046 Ken Davis interviews Ray Edwards about how to avoid mistakes when writing persuasive copy that sells.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How to Write Copy that Sells
  • Learning to speak the language of your readers
  • PASTOR – a 6 part framework you can implement today



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Episode 045 Featuring Michele Cushatt
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Episode 045 Featuring Michele Cushatt

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Learn Four Invaluable Steps for Making a Connection with Your Audience from Someone Who’s Life Has Been Undone and Put Back Together Again

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 045 the amazing Michele Cushatt joins Ken Davis to discuss how to connect with your audience.

In this episode you’ll learn about:

  • Crafting a personal narrative into a powerful presentation
  • Connecting personal passion, story and experience with the real-time needs of an audience
  • Creating an emotional connection with your audience that translates into life transformation



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Episode 044 Featuring Mark Gungor
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Episode 044 Featuring Mark Gungor

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Putting Yourself Out There and How to Sell Product Like a Drunken Monkey

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 044 Ken Davis and Mark Gungor discuss how he built his career and how he learned to that in order to sell product successfully you must keep it simple!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why you must have significant life experience before you can expect people to listen
  • How keeping it simple and adopting unconventional strategies will help you sell product
  • Why you can’t be paranoid about putting yourself out there or you’ll never get anywhere



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Episode 043 Let’s Get Personal
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Episode 043 Let’s Get Personal

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Let’s Get Personal – The Benefits of Attending the SCORRE™ Conference

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 043 Ken Davis  and Matt Brady discuss the benefits of attending the SCORRE™ Conference.

In this episode you’ll learn: 



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Episode 042 Featuring Tom Ziglar
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Episode 042 Featuring Tom Ziglar

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Moving from Success to Significance and the Importance of Not Becoming a Zombie

In episode 042 Tom Ziglar joins Ken Davis to discuss what he learned in trying to fulfill Zig Ziglar’s shoes and the importance of equipping people to equip others to become significant.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • About moving from success to significance
  • Why you must inspire your audience AND get them to take action
  • The importance of not becoming a Zombie



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Episode 041 Featuring C. McNair Wilson
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Episode 041 Featuring C. McNair Wilson

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The Power of Brainstorming and Recapturing Your Creative Spirit

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 041 Ken Davis interviews long-time friend C. McNair Wilson!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The importance of recapturing your creative spirit
  • Why you should make time to “team brainstorm”
  • Take risks, challenge assumptions, be curious, see different



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Episode 040 Featuring Liz Curtis Higgs
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Episode 040 Featuring Liz Curtis Higgs

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Building a Memorable Story and the Importance of Truth in Speaking

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 040 Liz Curtis Higgs joins Ken Davis to discuss what it takes to build a great story.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Why you must look your audience in the eye – don’t just talk TO them
  • Not to get older – instead, mature as a speaker
  • How to build a memorable story



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Episode 039 Product Strategy Tips [Part 2]
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Episode 039 Product Strategy Tips [Part 2]

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Product Strategy Tips: How to Increase Your Income Stream

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 039 Ken Davis, Brian Scheer and Matt Brady are back to discuss how you can increase your income stream by applying these practical strategy tips. If you missed part 1, click here to listen!

In this episode you’ll learn about: 

  • Location – where to place your product table
  • Promotion – the importance of a call-back



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Episode 038 Product Strategy Tips [Part 1]
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Episode 038 Product Strategy Tips [Part 1]

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Product Strategy Tips: How to Increase Your Income Stream

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 038 Ken Davis, Brian Scheer and Matt Brady discuss how you can increase your income stream by applying these product strategy tips.

In this episode you’ll learn about: 

  • Product – develop it, choose it, bring it
  • Position – where your talk is positioned in the event



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Episode 037 Featuring Jay & Laura Laffoon
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Episode 037 Featuring Jay & Laura Laffoon

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Discerning Your Dream, Keeping Your Eye on the Prize and Accepting Criticism

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 037 Jay and Laura Laffoon join Ken Davis to discuss what it’s like to communicate and work together – on stage!

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • About communicating as a married couple to each other and to an audience
  • How a downturn in the economy sparked an idea that has since become their livelihood
  • The importance of discerning your dream



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Episode 036 Featuring Fernando Galindo
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Episode 036 Featuring Fernando Galindo

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How Communication and Interpretation Interact and a Teaser About Our Latest Project in the Works – SCORRE™ in Spanish!

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 036 Ken Davis talks to one of our newest SCORRE™ Coaches, Fernando Galindo about his background in communication and how he came to SCORRE™ all the way from Guatemala.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • How being a professional interpreter affects your communication
  • The importance of getting to know your interpreter before you speak
  • How Fernando has been a catalyst in developing our SCORRE™ in Spanish program




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Episode 035 Prepare to Get Stuck
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Episode 035 Prepare to Get Stuck

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Prepare to Get Stuck

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 035 Ken Davis and Brian Scheer discuss how to advance your career when you’re feeling stuck.

In this episode you will learn:

  • That you should prepare to be stuck
  • To evaluate – reconsider your ultimate goal
  • To Implement what you discover



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Episode 034 Featuring Mike Kim
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Episode 034 Featuring Mike Kim

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Why You Must Discover Your Story and How to Market Yourself Using Story Framework

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 034 Mike Kim joins Ken Davis to discuss how to market yourself by using a story framework.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • How to find the common threads in your past experiences
  • That life is not always a straight line, but more of a zig zag
  • The importance of discovering your story and how you can use it to build your platform



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Episode 033 How to Maximize Media Opportunities
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Episode 033 How to Maximize Media Opportunities

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How to Maximize Media Opportunities

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 033 Ken Davis and Brian Scheer talk from their own experience (sometimes learning the hard way!) about maximizing your media opportunities.

In this episode you’ll learn about: 

  • Why you get the details in advance about the upcoming media opportunity
  • Keeping things short and crisp so you have time to get to what’s important
  • Contacting the interviewer ahead of time to discuss what you want to communicate


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Episode 032 Featuring Wes Yoder
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Episode 032 Featuring Wes Yoder

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What an Agency Looks for in a Speaker and How to Get on their Radar

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 032 Ken Davis and Wes Yoder discuss what an agency looks for in a speaker and how to get on their radar.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What an agency looks for in a speaker
  • The importance of credibility, character and creativity
  • When a speaker needs an agency


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Episode 031 How to Handle Criticism
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Episode 031 How to Handle Criticism

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How to Handle Criticism

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 031 Ken Davis and Brian Scheer weigh in on one of the hardest things public figures deal with on a daily basis – how to handle criticism.

In this episode you’ll learn about: 

  • Filtering negative feedback and constructive criticisms
  • Considering the source, tone, and trend of the criticizer
  • Determining whether the criticism deserves a response


Valuable steps to consider when dealing with public criticism via @DCIspeak
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Episode 030 Featuring Cliff Ravenscraft
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Episode 030 Featuring Cliff Ravenscraft

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How the SCORRE™ Conference Radically Changed the Podcast Answer Man’s Career

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 030 Ken Davis and Cliff Ravenscraft discuss how the SCORRE™ Conference radically changed Cliff’s career.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • About Cliff’s first experience as a keynote speaker
  • How Cliff overcame his anxiety and fear of speaking
  • The most important lessons Cliff took away from the SCORRE™ Conference


The gift of words can be a blessing and a curse – learn how to use them wisely – via @DCIspeak
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Episode 029 The Power of Story
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Episode 029 The Power of Story

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Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 029 we discuss how powerful illustrations bring light, color and clarity to the truth.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Why all presentations are dead without illustration
  • To live with your eyes open
  • To pay attention to anything that moves you emotionally


Great communicators feel the texture of life via @DCIspeak
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Episode 028 Featuring John Morgan
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Episode 028 Featuring John Morgan

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It’s Not About You: How Your Highest Moment Can Quickly Become Your Lowest

In episode 028 Ken Davis interviews the well-known President Bush impersonator, John Morgan!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How John got his start as a presidential impersonator
  • The incredible lesson John learned from his appearance on America’s Got Talent
  • Why you must always love your audience and always bring your a-game


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Episode 027: Be a Road Warrior
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Episode 027: Be a Road Warrior

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Be A Road Warrior – How to Stay Healthy on the Road

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 027 we discuss how to stay healthy on the road – be a road warrior!

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • How to be intentional about your health on the road
  • The best time to workout while you travel
  • To walk, walk, walk!

Be a road warrior! How to stay healthy on the road via @DCIspeak
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Fully Alive Book use the code dcipodcast for 20% off your order!
Fully Alive DVD use the code dcipodcast for 20% off your order!
Fully Alive Curriculum use the code dcipodcast for 20% off your order!
Sitting Will Kill You Article
TRX App
T25 App
Map My Fitness App
Fitbit App
Shine App
Lose It App
Weight Watchers App
Ease into 5K App
My Fitness Pal App
7 Minute Workout Challenge App

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Episode 026: Featuring Danny de Armas
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Episode 026: Featuring Danny de Armas

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How to Start a Career from Scratch or Catapult an Existing Career to New Levels

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 026 Ken interviews long-time friend and business partner Danny de Armas about the business of public speaking.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The importance of recognizing untapped opportunity and acting on it
  • Why you must learn to listen to the market
  • How to determine your value



Test the market as often as you can everywhere you can via @DCIspeak
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Episode 025: Featuring Robert D. Smith
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Episode 025: Featuring Robert D. Smith

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Asking the Right Questions and Knowing When To Begin Building Your Train

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 025 Ken joins Robert D. Smith to talk about Robert’s book, No Brand is an Island as well as Robert’s experience managing Andy Andrews for the last three decades.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The questions you should be asking yourself every single day
  • How to know when to start “building your train”
  • Why you should live every day like it’s your last

[Tweet “Ask yourself every day-what’s important now and what’s next? via @DCIspeak”]

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Episode 024: Money Money Money
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Episode 024: Money Money Money

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 024 we discuss the “m” word – money! Money can be a difficult subject – especially when it comes to putting a price on yourself.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • When to start charging for your services
  • How much to charge for your services and when to raise your price
  • How to discuss what you charge for your services

Know the value of your product and stick by it! via @DCIspeak
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Launch Conference use the promo code PODCAST to receive $100 off an Connector Level registration!
Launch Online Training
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For the Love of Money by the O’Jays

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Episode 023: Featuring Les Clairmont
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Episode 023: Featuring Les Clairmont

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A Speaker’s Family and Life as a Speaker’s Spouse

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 023 Ken interviews Les Clairmont to discuss how a speaking career plays into the family dynamic and what it’s like being married to a speaker.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • That communication takes place off the stage as much as it does on the stage
  • How a speaking career affects the whole family
  • Why it is important as a spouse or child of a speaker to have your own identity

Those of us who are speakers have to be very aware that we are not defined by our publicity via…
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Episode 022: Featuring Patsy Clairmont
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Episode 022: Featuring Patsy Clairmont

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Being Deliberate and Why We Must Leave Space to Learn More

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 022 Patsy Clairmont joins Ken to discuss the crucial steps you should take when you are trying to grow your career as speaker.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • How Patsy overcame Agoraphobia and became a world renowned speaker
  • The importance of recording your own material
  • Why everyone must leave space to learn more

Every one of us has to leave space to learn more via @DCIspeak
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Episode 021: Featuring Jeff Goins
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Episode 021: Featuring Jeff Goins

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Going from Dreamer to Doer, Storytelling, and What Writing Can Teach You About Speaking

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 021 Ken Davis and Jeff Goins discuss going from dreamer to doer, storytelling, and what writing can teach you about speaking.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • That activity follows identity – if you want to do something you need to become someone
  • To take your dream seriously – doing it with discipline for one year will do more than doing it sporadically for 10 years
  • What writing can teach you about speaking

Go from dreamer to doer – create momentum @JeffGoins via @DCIspeak
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Episode 020: Maximize Your Speaking Events After You Land
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Episode 020: Maximize Your Speaking Events After You Land

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Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 020 Ken Davis, Brian Scheer and Matt Brady discuss the steps you should take AFTER you land that will ensure you have a successful speaking event.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The impact of greeting the host of the event
  • How to arrange an intimate atmosphere in the room where you will be speaking
  • Why you should create a relationship with the people who will affect the quality of the show

The host’s view of you is directly connected to their view of your road manager via @DCIspeak
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Episode 019: Maximize Your Speaking Events Before You Get On the Plane
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Episode 019: Maximize Your Speaking Events Before You Get On the Plane

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 019 Ken Davis, Brian Scheer and Matt Brady discuss the steps you can take BEFORE you ever get on the plane that will ensure you have a successful speaking event.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • That you must be sure you know the expectations of the sponsor
  • Why you should let the host know how you will meet those expectations
  • The importance of letting the host know your expectations

Understanding expectations – both yours & the host’s – is crucial to the success of an event…
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Episode 018: Featuring Casey Graham
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Episode 018: Featuring Casey Graham

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 Why You Should Take Action Now and How Strategic Laziness Inspired Business Genius

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 018 Casey Graham joins Ken Davis to discuss the importance of taking action and how busyness can be a form of laziness.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • When you are ready to begin hiring people find the people in your life who love you and love what you do
  • The importance of taking action and directly asking people to take action
  • To connect with your audience with likability and vulnerability

Action creates traction-one direct ask is greater than 1000 hints – @CaseyGraham via @DCIspeak
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Episode 017: Featuring Andy Andrews [Part 2]
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Episode 017: Featuring Andy Andrews [Part 2]

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Finding Your Style and Controlling Your Environment

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 017 Ken continues his interview with New York Times bestselling author and speaker Andy Andrews!

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Why you must be sure with your words and your actions that people listen to you right off the bat
  • How to find your style as a speaker and that you, as a speaker, control the environment of the room you’re speaking in
  • The careful balance of family and work

Content is king-if you don’t have anything to say, style won’t overcome it -via @DCIspeak
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Episode 016: Featuring Andy Andrews [Part 1]
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Episode 016: Featuring Andy Andrews [Part 1]

Flipping the Switch and Choosing to Perform

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Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 016 Ken interviews New York Times bestselling author and speaker Andy Andrews!

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • That sometimes you have to flip the switch and choose to go out and give a great performance despite what else is going on in your life
  • Why you can’t always believe everything you think – a great piece of advice that was given to Andy at a crucial time in his life
  • When you’re first starting out if you’re only speaking the times you’re getting paid, you may not be speaking enough to become great

Starting out, speak until your calendar no longer allows you to speak for free – via @DCIspeak
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Episode 015: Watch Out Behind You!
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Episode 015: Watch Out Behind You!

How a Backdrop can Make or Break Your Performance

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 015 we discuss why as a speaker you must constantly watch out behind you!

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • That what is behind you can greatly affect the people in front of you
  • The importance of knowing about the backdrop
  • How to ensure the stage will enhance your message instead of hinder it

Remember: what is behind you when you can greatly affect the people in front of you via @DCIspeak
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Communicator Coaching
SCORRE™ Conference use the promo code PODCAST for $100 off an Intensive Level registration
Under the Influence DVD use the promo code dcipodcast for 20% off your order! Watch a clip here!

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SCORRE™ Conference Backdrop designed and built by Matt Brady

SCORRE™ Conference Backdrop designed and built by Matt Brady

Episode 014: Featuring Michael Hyatt
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Episode 014: Featuring Michael Hyatt

Creating a Pre-Speaking Routine and Advice on Building Your Platform

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Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 014 Ken Davis and Michael Hyatt discuss how to create a pre-speaking routine, the importance of affirming yourself, and building your platform.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Why and how you should affirm yourself in your speaking engagements
  • How to create a pre-speaking routine
  • If content is king, your platform is queen

If content is king, your platform is queen via @MichaelHyatt @DCIspeak
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Episode 013: Featuring Seth Denney
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Episode 013: Featuring Seth Denney

Getting Your Foot in the Door and Treating a Camera as an Audience

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Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 013 Ken Davis interviews Seth Denney of NTV News to discuss the challenges of speaking to a camera instead of an audience.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • That speaking to a camera is just as challenging as speaking to a live audience
  • How to get your foot in the door at the earliest opportunity
  • That success isn’t being in the biggest market… success is being the best at what you do, right where you are

You don’t jump from where you are to your dream; you jump from where you are to that little crack…
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About Seth Denney
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Episode 012: Featuring Ian Morgan Cron
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Episode 012: Featuring Ian Morgan Cron

 Identifying with the Audience

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Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 012 Ken talks to Ian Morgan Cron who is a dear friend, an accomplished author, speaker, Episcopal priest, psychotherapist and even a retreat guide! Ken and Ian discuss the benefits of involving the audience in all aspects of speaking.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • How to involve an audience and make your presentation interactive
  • The importance of gaining a sense of the room and the crowd before you present
  • Why you must fall in love with your audience before you get up and stand before them

Communication minus the involvement of the audience is really just a monologue via @DCIspeak
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IanCron.com
Chasing Francis by Ian Morgan Cron
Jesus, my Father, the CIA and Me by Ian Morgan Cron
All Hail the Generalist from the The Harvard Business Review
SCORRE™ Conference use the promo code PODCAST for $100 off an Intensive Level registration

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Episode 011: The Importance of Light and Sound [Part 2]
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Episode 011: The Importance of Light and Sound [Part 2]

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 011 Ken Davis, Brian Scheer and Matt Brady return to discuss the important role that light and sound play in your career as a speaker.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The essentials of good sound at an event
  • How to gauge the right distance between you and a monitor
  • To never ever trust a “house” sound system

EAT THE MIC! via @DCIspeak
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Episode 010: The Importance of Light and Sound [Part 1]
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Episode 010: The Importance of Light and Sound [Part 1]

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 010 Ken Davis, Brian Scheer and Matt Brady discuss the important role that light and sound play in your career as a speaker.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • That you cannot communicate without proper lighting – you will lose your audience
  • How to determine which venues will require additional lighting
  • The importance of ensuring the light and sound are taken care of before you arrive at the event

People must be able to see you or they will not listen to you via @DCIspeak
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Episode 009: Featuring Bob Stromberg [Part 2]
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Episode 009: Featuring Bob Stromberg [Part 2]

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Storytelling and Why You Should Rehearse Everything

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 009 Bob Stromberg joins us again – this time to discuss the art of storytelling.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • How to recognize the stories in your own life
  • The real meaning of GIT: Grab it, Interrogate it, Transform it
  • Why you should rehearse everything – literally everything – choose your words wisely

[Tweet “Learn to recognize the stories in your life” via @DCIspeak]

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Bob Stromberg
Bob’s Shadow Show
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Episode 008: Featuring Bob Stromberg [Part 1]
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Episode 008: Featuring Bob Stromberg [Part 1]

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Accepting Opportunities with Eyes Wide Open and Getting Out of Practice

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 008 Bob Stromberg joins us to discuss how traveling with a successful off-broadway show can affect your momentum as a stand-alone speaker.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • To greet new opportunities with eyes wide open
  • That sometimes turning down an opportunity is the right decision
  • How to properly pronounce “Espresso”

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Episode 007: Featuring Dan Miller
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Episode 007: Featuring Dan Miller

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Finding Your Calling, Creating Multiple Streams of Income and Blending Wisdom with Passion

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 007 Ken Davis and Dan Miller discuss finding your calling, how you can create multiple streams of income and blending wisdom with passion.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • To find your calling you need to identify these three things: #1 What is Your Passion? #2 What is Your Talent? #3 Economic Affirmation
  • The importance of finding ways to leverage your situation so you don’t get burned out doing what you love
  • You will prosper when you produce something that is an investment in people’s lives

Passion alone can be both exhilarating and dangerous – @48DaysTeam via @DCIspeak
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Episode 006: Featuring John Branyan
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Episode 006: Featuring John Branyan

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Honing Your Craft and Incorporating Humor

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 006 John Branyan joins us to discuss the importance of taking advantage of any opportunity to hone your craft when you’re just getting started and how to incorporate humor even when you’re a seasoned communicator.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Why you should grab every opportunity to hone your craft when you’re just getting started
  • To start simple when writing new pieces – to treat them like a thumbnail sketch
  • That your writing should be treated like a muscle – if you don’t work it out, it atrophies

It won’t be perfect at first. Get it out there in the ugly form then come back & work on it
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Get ’em While They’re Hot Ken and John on DVD together! Enter the promo code dcipodcast for 20% off your order!
Bird by Bird by Ann Lamott

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Episode 005: Featuring Carol Kent
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Episode 005: Featuring Carol Kent

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Preparation vs Perfection and the Importance of an Established Platform

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 005 Carol Kent’s interview continues as she and Ken discuss the importance of good preparation.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • How good preparation allows you to spontaneously react to the unexpected
  • Why you must practice on your feet out loud
  • Having an established platform is key to your speaking career

​Speaking and writing work hand in hand for growing your success as a speaker via @DCIspeak
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Episode 004: Featuring Carol Kent
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Episode 004: Featuring Carol Kent

Building Momentum and Creating Your Team

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Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 004 Ken Davis talks to Carol Kent about breaking into public speaking and building the momentum to grow your career.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The importance of referrals and how they can build your momentum
  • Why you must create your own market to even be considered by an agency
  • How and when to begin building your team

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Episode 003 Featuring Amy Porterfield
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Episode 003 Featuring Amy Porterfield

Finding Your Voice, Getting Your Name Out There and the Importance of Email Lists

Pod-FB-Ad-3-PorterfieldThanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 003 Amy Porterfield joins us to discuss how social media can generate income for your business and keep you doing what you love.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • About finding your own voice
  • The importance of doing everything you can to get your name out there
  • Why your email list directly affects the energy of your business

Nurture your leads…consistency makes you a huge success via @DCIspeak
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Learn how to use Facebook for your business – click here!
Facebook for Dummies
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Episode 002: I Want to be a Speaker; How Do I Get Started?
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Episode 002: I Want to be a Speaker; How Do I Get Started?

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 002 Ken Davis answers the question he’s been getting for over 30 years, “How do I get started in the public speaking arena?”

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • How the Launch Conference was born and why it is essential to someone who is beginning their speaking career
  • How to view your current position as a springboard instead of a roadblock
  • How to identify your assets and use them to your advantage

Desperation and motivation are nothing without information via @DCIspeak
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Launch Conference
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Episode 001: Welcome to the Art and Business of Public Speaking!
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Episode 001: Welcome to the Art and Business of Public Speaking!

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In Episode 001 we tell you what this podcast is all about. Ken Davis, your host, and Brian Scheer, your cohost, offer three takeaways that will take your next speech, or the next step in your career, to the next level.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why preparation is key, and why you absolutely must know what the first words out of your mouth will be and what the last words out of your mouth will be before ​you step on the stage
  • The importance of setting up the right speaking environment
  • Why a passionate stage presence is essential to your speaking career

Great speeches aren’t made on the platform – they are made in the dugout via @DCIspeak
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SCORRE™ Conference
Launch Conference

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Coming Soon: The Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast
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Coming Soon: The Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast

Stay tuned for the upcoming Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast, hosted by, Ken Davis!

DCI Podcast Cover Art 6c FinalFor over 30 years Ken has helped speakers writers and performers build exciting careers. This podcast will be an extension of the SCORRE™ Conference and the Launch Conference. We hope our podcast will educate, encourage and inspire those who desire to communicate effectively.

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Featuring CPA Professional Rob Corne – Episode 123
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Featuring CPA Professional Rob Corne – Episode 123

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Do Your Business Right: A CPA Professional Gives Practical Advice for Setting Up a Safe Business Model. 

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 123 Ken Davis talks to CPA Rob Corne of Corne Jantz & Associates

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Why getting the business and accounting side set up right from the beginning is essential for being successful in the long run. 
  • The importance of choosing the right corporate entity. 
  • Practical tips to avoid unnecessary attention from auditors


Do not fear the IRS, take advantage of all the resources they offer – via @DCIspeak
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Featuring Premier Storyteller Bob Stromberg – Episode 122
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Featuring Premier Storyteller Bob Stromberg – Episode 122

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Developing the Craft of Creativity to Catapult Your Speaking to New Heights with Premier Storyteller Bob Stromberg

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 122 Ken Davis talks to storyteller and comedian Bob Stromberg

In this episode you’ll see: 

  • How finding your creativity relates to your gift, and your craft
  • Creativity isn’t a gift, it’s a craft you can hone, practice and grow 
  • A method to develop and grow stories and creativity

Creativity is not a gift, it is a craft. @DCIspeak
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Featuring Ramsey Solutions Personality Chris Hogan – Episode 121
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Featuring Ramsey Solutions Personality Chris Hogan – Episode 121

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The Life and Work of a Speaker

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 121 Ken Davis talks to Ramsey Solutions Personality, Chris Hogan.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The four people you need in your life – a coach, a mentor, a cheerleader, and a friend
  • To think about the 2-3 things you want your audience to walk away with 
  • The importance of the art of storytelling



Every speaker must have, show, and deliver passion -via @DCIspeak
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Discovering Your Assets – Episode 120
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Discovering Your Assets – Episode 120

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Discovering Your Assets 

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 120 Ken Davis and Matt Brady talk about discovering your assets. 

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • That you must identify what your passion
  • How to find the brand in your speaking
  • How to develop a product from your assets



Listen to what people are saying about you” via @DCIspeak
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Featuring Former Disney VP Lee Cockerell – Episode 119
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Featuring Former Disney VP Lee Cockerell – Episode 119

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Bringing Disney Magic to Presentations

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 119 Ken Davis talks to Lee Cockerell, author, speaker and former Disney VP.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Why time management is so important to your success
  • How being unique can help drive business
  • The importance of not being too reliant on technology while giving a presentation



Lee Cockerell – bringing Disney magic to presentations” -via @DCIspeak
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Featuring Ramsey Solutions Personality Anthony O’Neal – Episode 118
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Featuring Ramsey Solutions Personality Anthony O’Neal – Episode 118

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How Hard Work and Authenticity Can Make All the Difference

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 118 Ken Davis talks to Ramsey Solutions Personality, Anthony O’Neal.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • How mining what has happened in your own life can be your greatest story
  • Sometimes it’s not about being the best speaker, but being the hardest working speaker
  • The importance of being the same person on-stage and off-stage



My mouth always got me in trouble – now my mouth gets me paid -via @DCIspeak
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Featuring An Expert In Eloquence Richard Allen Farmer – Episode 117
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Featuring An Expert In Eloquence Richard Allen Farmer – Episode 117

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The Importance of Using the Right Words and Speaking Deliberately 

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 117 Ken Davis speaks to pastor, musician and motivator, Richard Allen Farmer

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Why your listeners deserve to hear polished english language
  • That being self-correcting and self-editing is a gift to the audience 
  • Writing out your speeches ahead of time can help you fully flesh out your idea and thoughts



The ability to communicate is foundational across the board -via @DCIspeak
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Featuring Web Developer Jackie Hobbins – Episode 116
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Featuring Web Developer Jackie Hobbins – Episode 116

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The Importance of Branding and Why Every Speaker Needs a Website

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 116 Ken Davis talks to graphic designer, world-traveler and web developer, Jackie Hobbins of Moonpup Productions

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Why every speaker needs a website
  • The importance of branding and brand consistency
  • Three essential elements to include in your website



In today’s world, if you don’t have a web presence, it’s almost like you don’t exist -via @DCIspeak
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Featuring Ramsey Solutions Personality Christy Wright – Episode 115
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Featuring Ramsey Solutions Personality Christy Wright – Episode 115

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Audience Dynamics and Finding Balance in Your Life

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 115 Ken Davis talks to Ramsey Solutions Personality, Christy Wright.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Why you should find the common denominator in your audience as you prepare 
  • You have to help your audience recognize the problem before you speak about the solution
  • How to recognize if your life is out of balance and what to do to become more balanced



Find the common pain-point in your audience and speak to that -via @DCIspeak
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Featuring Communicator Coach Sarah Beckman – Episode 114
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Featuring Communicator Coach Sarah Beckman – Episode 114

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Why the Wait is So Important and How Writing and Speaking Work Together

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 114 Ken Davis talks to Author and SCORRE™ Coach, Sarah Beckman

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • That sometimes you have to wait for the right time to launch
  • Creative ways to practice your craft
  • How the SCORRE™ process applies to writing 



Your leading, your calling, is more powerful than the opinions of man -via @DCIspeak
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Featuring Author, Speaker & SCORRE™ Coach Michele Cushatt – Episode 113
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Featuring Author, Speaker & SCORRE™ Coach Michele Cushatt – Episode 113

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The Value of Securing Your Personal Identity Before Taking the Stage

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 113 Michele Cushatt joins Ken Davis on the podcast again to discuss her new book, I Am: A 60-Day Journey to Knowing Who You Are Because of Who He Is. Be sure to listen to our other podcasts featuring Michele on Episode 045 and Episode 072.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • That as communicators we tend to equate our work with our worth
  • The importance of being consistently good in your communication 
  • Why you must have your identity secured before you step on the stage



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Featuring Award Winning Author & Comedian Chonda Pierce – Episode 112
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Featuring Award Winning Author & Comedian Chonda Pierce – Episode 112

Pod-Ep112-ChondaMaking the Hard Decisions for Yourself and Your Career

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 112 Ken Davis talks to Emmy® -nominated and best-selling comedian, Chonda Pierce

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • How Chonda got her start imitating Minnie Pearl at the Grand Ole Opry
  • Why it is important to reveal some truth about yourself during your presentation 
  • You cannot blame the people around you because ultimately you are the decision maker for you



At the bottom of it all you are your decision maker -via @DCIspeak
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Featuring the Creators of the Outbound Life Kody & Kyler McCormick Episode 111
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Featuring the Creators of the Outbound Life Kody & Kyler McCormick Episode 111

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The Inspiring Story of the McCormick Brothers – Content Creators, Speakers and Social Media Influencers

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 111 Ken Davis talks to two twenty-something brothers and entrepreneurs Kody & Kyler McCormick about their company, the Outbound Life

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • To define your end goal and start taking the steps towards that goal
  • That your weakness can be your strength if you look at it in the right light
  • Understanding the difference between your audience and your customer



You get to fail as many times as you want-you’re not losing, you’re learning @DCIspeak
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Featuring Comedian Mark Lowry – Episode 110
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Featuring Comedian Mark Lowry – Episode 110

Chasing Comedy: A Conversation with Mark Lowry

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 110 Ken Davis talks to singer, songwriter and comedian, Mark Lowry about getting started as a comedian and finding new stories. 

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • That audiences have personalities and you have to get to know them
  • There is nothing funnier than the truth
  • How to find new stories



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Featuring Best Selling Author Jerry Jenkins – Episode 109
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2017-09-22 23:47:00 UTC 39:44
Featuring Best Selling Author Jerry Jenkins – Episode 109

NYT Bestselling Author Jerry Jenkins Shares Valuable Insights into Writing and Editing 

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking! In episode 109 Ken Davis talks to bestselling author Jerry Jenkins about important insights in writing.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The difference between making it better and just making it different
  • To set goals of 2-3 pages per day as you begin writing
  • The importance of not sacrificing your family at the altar of your career



Getting out of the way of your art separates great artists from the field via @DCIspeak
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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 8 Episode 108
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2017-09-22 23:47:00 UTC 37:50
The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 8 Episode 108

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Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 108 Ken Davis and Matt Brady continue the The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Series by unpacking the steps of the SCORRE™ Process. Click to listen to Part 1, Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6, and Part 7.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The “E” of SCORRE™ stands for Evaluation
  • Why you should evaluate your presentation during every part of the SCORRE™ process
  • Why you also must evaluate the audience to whom you’ll be speaking



Evaluation goes beyond your speech” via @DCIspeak
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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 7 Episode 107
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2017-09-22 23:47:00 UTC 31:04
The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 7 Episode 107

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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 7

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 107 Ken Davis and Matt Brady continue the The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Series by unpacking the steps of the SCORRE™ Process. Click to listen to Part 1, Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5, and Part 6.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The first “R” of SCORRE™ stands for Rationale
  • How to develop powerful illustrations
  • That the rationale leads the listener to the objective



When the tension is gone the attention is gone” via @DCIspeak
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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 6 Episode 106
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2017-09-22 23:47:00 UTC 37:09
The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 6 Episode 106

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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 6

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 106 Ken Davis and Matt Brady continue the The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Series by unpacking the steps of the SCORRE™ Process. Click to listen to Part 1, Part 2Part 3Part 4 and Part 5.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why you must interrogate the purpose of your speech 
  • How to write the response to your proposition 
  • The importance of choosing a keyword



It’s not the way you deliver a speech – it’s the way you design the purpose of a speech” via…
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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 5 – Episode 105
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2017-09-22 23:47:00 UTC 33:08
The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 5 – Episode 105

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Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 105 Ken Davis and Matt Brady continue the The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Series and discuss unpacking the steps of the SCORRE™ Process. Click to listen to Part 1, Part 2Part 3 and Part 4

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The “O” of SCORRE™ stands for Objective – A Sentence that embodies the objective of your presentation
  • Instructions to write a clear objective sentence
  • There are only two types of propositions from which you can choose and the simple form to writing those propositions. 



No presentation is ready for delivery until you can express its theme in short, pregnant sentence…
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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 4 – Episode 104
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2017-09-22 23:47:00 UTC 30:41
The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 4 – Episode 104

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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 4

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 104 Ken Davis and Matt Brady continue the The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Series and dive deeper into the SCORRE™ method. Click to listen to Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The “S” of SCORRE™ stands for Subject
  • To understand the important guidelines for choosing your subject
  • The “C” of SCORRE™ stands for Central Theme – Narrow the subject to a manageable amount of information. 



So many people step to the platform and talk, but they don’t communicate” via @DCIspeak
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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 3 – Episode 103
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2017-09-22 23:47:00 UTC 30:45
The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 3 – Episode 103

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The Art of Powerful Public Speaking Part 3

Thanks for tuning in to the Art and Business of Public Speaking Podcast! In episode 103 Ken Davis and Matt Brady continue the Th