The Speaking Club: Mastering the Art of Public Speaking
By Sarah Archer: Speaker, Comedian, Author, Playwright and Coach
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If you want to have a laugh whilst learning how to increase your confidence and public speaking skills, for personal or business growth, then you have come to the right place. Discover tips, tricks and strategies on how to speak and pitch using humour and performance. Find out how to better connect with people’s pain points in a way that they will want to talk about and share, and get the low down on powering up your mind set. Sarah Archer, is a stand-up comedian, playwright, speaker and business woman. She is also author of ‘Cracking Speech Mate! – How to use humour to make you an amazing speaker’, and ‘Straight to the Top – How to create and deliver a killer elevator pitch’. Communicating with authenticity and power, influencing through copy, spoken word and body language, managing negative thoughts and anxiety, building authority and trust, story-telling and comedy secrets...oh and we’ll also cover focus and time management ‘cause Sarah has a mind like a butterfly! Join her for fun and aha moments.
||CleanPersona, Passion and Marmalade with Simon Fanshawe – 052||Simon Fanshawe is funny, authentic and passionate about making the world a better place. He trained as a lawyer and promptly abandoned a career in law and became a comedian. Simon was doing stand-up comedy from 1982 to 1992, when it began to...||12 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCreating Stuff People Want with Paul Coleman – 051||Paul Coleman is a down to earth guy that spends lots of time taking a helicopter view of business and entertainment. He helps big companies come up with new ideas for products from washing powder to snack foods. With a career that has spanned the...||5 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFraming Your Talks for Bigger Impact - 050||This month has been loosely themed around performance, and I’ve had an idea for months of doing an episode on ‘Framing’. This concept is used in many art forms, and is basically another story, situation or structure that allows the original...||29 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Make Clever Funny with Dr. Steve Cross – 049||Steve Cross began his career as a scientist, but soon left the lab to pursue his calling of making science more engaging. He shifted into communications, which led him to start the Bright Club, a project to make scientists funny. Today, alongside his...||22 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLifting the Curtain on Me and Facebook Live - 048||I’ve done hour long stand-up comedy shows, acted in plays, and spoken in front of big audiences, but despite all that, I’ve been avoiding doing Facebook Live. I recognise that getting comfortable with doing live video is important for my brand and..||15 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRaise Your Voice with Jay Miller - 047||Jay Miller dreamed of and trained to be a classical singer, and though his original dream drifted away from him, his love and passion of voice stayed. He has spent the last 20 years training speakers, actors and business people how to develop a great...||8 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanManaging Your Mind with Brooke Hender – 046||Brooke Hender has had quite a journey, from project manager to actor to therapist. Although he found he had patterns of behavior that were negatively impacting his ability to live a happy and fulfilled life, he initially resisted getting help. He felt..||1 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanApps, Hacks and Miracles - 045||The way my brain is wired means I have lots of ideas and I’m able to see the big picture quickly… that’s the upside. The downside is that I have a mind like a butterfly, and I get distracted super-easy… and then time just vanishes. But I hate...||25 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Productivity Ninja Speaks with Graham Allcott - 044||Graham Allcott fell into productivity when he found his emails going into a big black hole. He shifted from leading a team to working on his own and found that while had great ideas and could delegate well… he was not actually very good at getting...||18 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFive of the Best - 043||One thing I’ve learned in life and business, (and actually in theatre too – thanks Will Shakespeare), is that there are very few new ideas under the sun. It is inevitable in 99.9% of cases that someone else has already created something similar to..||11 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLife, Productivity and The Pursuit of Happiness with Simon Raybould – 042||Dr Simon Raybould found his way to becoming a Speaker and Trainer, by way of being a professional researcher, actor, lighting technician and fire eater. He got interested in communication after seeing valuable research getting lost as politicians and...||4 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDisrupt Your Way to Success with Carl Reader – 041||Carl Reader started his working life as a hairdresser on a Youth Training Scheme, which didn’t last long. From there he shifted, by accident into accounting, starting at the bottom and rising to take over the business. His unorthodox background,...||27 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Secrets to Filling Your Events & Workshops with QJ – 040||QJ, (yes that is his name…I asked him), started life as a musician, although classically trained, his dream was to become a rock star. Through following this dream, he discovered a new passion…putting on and filling events that entertain and...||20 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBody Language Secrets for Speaking and Sales Success with Shelly O’Donovan – 039||Shelly O’Donovan has spent many years in the public policy arena, working with corporations to shape their strategy and building bridges between the commercial interests of organizations and government affairs. During her time working in government...||13 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrowing Your Sales Power with Julie Holmes - 038||Julie Holmes didn’t have a typical path to sales, and for years she did all she could to avoid having anything to do with it. With a degree in public speaking, and some diverse jobs under her belt, she entered the corporate world as a software...||6 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUniversal Themes & Story Plots for Powerful Public Speaking & Marketing Content - 037||Chances are all the films you love, all the books you devour, have pulled you in because you can relate not only to the character and their journey, but to the underlying messages that apply universally to all human beings. There are recurring symbols..||30 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Keys to Compelling Storytelling with Margot Leitman - 036||Margot Leitman is the founder of the storytelling program at Upright Citizen’s Brigade, five-time winner of The Moth, and a winner of the Moth GrandSLAM. She is also author of ‘Long Story Short – The only storytelling guide you’ll ever...||23 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe After-Dinner Speaker is Served with Jeremy Nicholas - 035||Jeremy Nicholas gave up on a career in engineering before he’d even started, choosing to pursue his passion for radio, (even though his Mum said he was boring). He spent many years in broadcasting, also doing voiceover work, (you will recognize his...||16 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Hollywood Guru and the 100 Million Dollar Story with Michael Hauge - 034||This show is like attending a mini-masterclass from a Hollywood expert. Michael Hauge has been involved with creating compelling stories for years. Mention Michael’s name at any exclusive Hollywood party and everyone knows who he is and how he...||9 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Find Stories to Share in Your Talks, Teaching and Marketing Content - 033||This is the start of a storytelling themed month, here on The Speaking Club. I have some amazing guests coming up, all experts on storytelling, and with different expertise to share. On top of that, I will be sharing tips to help with your...||2 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPsychological Speaking Success with Richard Wiseman - 032||Richard Wiseman is a man of many talents…he started off in magic and still acts as a creative consultant to the world’s best magicians and illusionists, TV shows, and movies…and if he’s not advising on them he’s presenting them. He is a...||25 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Powerpoint Surgeon Will See You Now with Lee Jackson - 031||Lee Jackson is a Past President of the Professional Speaking Association, a motivational speaker, author and coach who knows his onions. He regularly coaches experts on how to design their slides in a way that connects with regular people. ...||18 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Natural Law of Good Public Speaking with Malcolm Gregory - 030||Malcolm Gregory hasn’t always been a confident speaker, and in his early days he was keen to avoid doing presentations because he didn’t feel that he fitted the mould. Eventually, he discovered the secret to unlocking his confidence as a speaker...||11 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Make Your Public Speaking Less Taxing with Mark Lee - 029||Accountants can sometimes have a bit of a reputation, and Mark Lee has certainly got one! After 30 years in the industry, sprinkled with some magic, he switched from advising businesses on accountancy, to speaking to accountants about business. Today,..||4 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Make Your Content Funny Without Forcing the Gag||In episode 019, I gave you what I believe are the essentials for humour, and in this show, I’ve got some more of the good stuff for you. Most people are worried that using humour is risky, that it will sound forced, and that if they do a...||28 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom Vulnerability Comes Power with Harriet Waley-Cohen - 027||How do you find the fortitude, determination and resilience to keep going in the face of adversity? How do you show your vulnerability in a way that inspires others and builds your credibility? Harriet Waley-Cohen has transitioned from addict to...||21 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStaying the Course with James Ketchell - 026||What does it take to make your dream come true? How do you cope with being in the ocean alone for nearly four months? What happens when you get a lung infection at the top of Mount Everest? These are just some of the things that my guest James...||14 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre You a Back-Seat Driver in Your Life? with Louise Ladbrooke||With a successful business, national awards raining down, and her very own billboard, anyone would have thought that Louise Ladbrooke was living the life so many people dream of. However, despite the invitations to speak in Europe and alongside the...||7 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMy 8 Hacks for Mental Resilience and Getting What You Want - 024||I’ve spent years and years fascinated with the impact of how we think on how we behave. I’ve read and researched the gurus on resilience, I’ve spent time and money on training and courses, and consciously, or unconsciously, I’ve cherry picked...||28 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIncrease Your Influence with Warren Cass - 023||Like many successful entrepreneurs, Warren Cass has tasted both success and failure, and he has many stories to tell. Acknowledged as a networking wizard, Warren believes his super power is bringing people together, and in his book ‘Influence’ he...||21 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn Insider's Guide to the Speaking Industry and Becoming a Paid Speaker with Maria Franzoni - 022||The speaking industry is growing massively, but Maria Franzoni has been booking speakers for over 20 years! An owner of her own bureau, MFL, and a founding member of the European Association of Speakers Bureaux (EASB), Maria Franzoni is a...||14 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Business of Speaking with Warren Knight - 021||Former Hip Hop dancer, Professional Speaker and Entreprenur, Warren Knight has a vision is to help 100,000 global businesses successfully sell more products and services by 2020. To achieve this, he uses speaking, and writing to show organisations how..||7 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Exactly is PR and How to Use it to Increase Your Speaking, Business or Brand Profile with Jo Smyth - 020||As well as being an in-demand PR Consultant, Jo Smyth is a funny lady, and this is one of my favourite interviews. As an ex-journalist and newspaper editor, she pulls back the curtain on life as part of the media, gives her view on the state of the...||31 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHumour 101 for Public Speaking - 019||If you want to get better as a speaker, being able to make your audience laugh, will help increase the power of your message, and will set you apart from the crowd. I’ve been writing and performing comedy for nearly 16 years. I’ve performed all...||24 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat has Humour Ever Done for Us?! with Emma Stroud - 018||Emma Stroud’s photo on LinkedIn is currently her dressed as a Banana…that might give you some insight into the lady herself. Not the typical background for an executive coach or host of global events, she has been a funny actress, a clown, and she..||17 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeaking Funny! with Celia Delaney - 017||Being a professional actress, with a training business, Celia Delaney made a smooth transition into public speaking, but it wasn’t until she added humour into her presentations that her professional speaking career really took off. Now, between...||10 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is so funny... with Ashley Frieze - 016||With a powerful wit, and larger than life personality, Ashley Frieze has been making audiences laugh since 2003. His comedy songs and observations on the music world are a joy to behold, and his ability to hold the audience in the palm of his hand...||3 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMy TEDx Talk – The Good, The Bad & What I’d Do Differently Next Time - 015||This is an honest, warts and all review of my recent TEDx talk. I’m sharing my wins, the things I could have done better, and things I would change for next time. This week’s episode brings together all the insight from my guests, and my own...||28 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat's Your Big Idea? with Terri Trespicio - 014||Terri Trespicio is a New York–based writer, branding consultant, and co-creator of an online program for authors, experts and entrepreneurs who want to grow their media presence. She has worked for the Martha Stewart brand and has numerous...||20 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaking Your TEDx Talk Memorable with Orlaith Carmody - 013||“I say have the confidence to nudge the people awake with stories, wit and insight.” – Orlaith Carmody A brilliant trainer, that speaks all over the world, and works with some of the most influential people in Ireland, Orlaith Carmody has a...||13 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Makes a Great TEDx Talk with Ryan Hildebrandt - 012||Ryan Hildebrandt is an engineer, entrepreneur and marketer that works with multi-billion dollar clients to connect their message to their market. He also works with people who want to get their first TEDx talk. As a founder of one of the most...||6 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechnically Speaking! - 011||Over my career, I’ve worked with lots of scientists, IT specialists and engineers, and I know that sometimes it’s can be challenging to communicate complicated concepts and ideas in a way that’s simple enough for your audience to understand....||29 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Wedding Speech with Andy Merryweather - 010||Andy Merryweather is an extremely talented piano player and singer, who is also practically a professional best man. He’s been given the honour of being Groomsman for five and a third weddings so far. His wedding speeches have plenty of wow moments,..||22 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSecrets to Storytelling (Part Three) - 009||Here you get the low down on the storytelling model most widely used in business, Michael Hauge’s alliteratively named Six Step Success Story Process. Whether you’re speaking, writing copy, or a book, this can help you create emotion and make it...||15 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Inside Track with Chris Dawes - 008||At University, Chris thought his fear of public speaking would cost him his degree. Fast forward to now and he has been a motorsports commentator since 2012, and works on some of the biggest events across the UK and Europe. He is also a speaker and...||8 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSecrets to Storytelling (Part Two) - 007||The Hero's Journey||1 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLet's Get Social with Lindsey Burden - 006||Lindsey Burden is a Speaker, social media expert, coach and business advisor, and she has had her own company since 2013. Before that her job was to run Salisbury City Centre (which is near one of the biggest tourist attractions in the UK!) That’s a..||25 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSecrets to Storytelling (Part One) - 005||Stories have been with us since before language was invented to pass on history, learning, to keep order and to keep us alive, and they are as important today as they ever have been. For Speakers, and anyone who is selling…whether that’s a...||18 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMurder Most Engaging with Helen Saxton - 004||In this show, Helen Saxton, tells us about how she managed to combine all her passions to create a unique business. It’s a business which uses storytelling brought to life to keep audiences engaged, entertained and learning. She shares some great...||11 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Create a Killer Elevator Pitch - 003||It’s said that you are only five relationships away from making a million dollars! In episode three of The Speaking Club, I’m sharing all my secrets for creating a killer elevator pitch, so you will be ready when opportunity knocks. Alongside my...||27 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMagically Speaking with Richard Parsons - 002||In my opinion, if you’re a public speaker, you are also an entertainer… yes your primary purpose is likely to be to educate, inform, or inspire, but without being able to grab people’s attention, to keep them interested and stimulated, whatever...||27 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNo Negative Thought Puts You in the Corner! - 001||Intro to Show, and Tips on Increasing Your Public Speaking Confidence||3 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Full of helpful advice!
Delivered with a measured and reassuring tone, this a podcast that puts you in the right frame of mind from the off. It's like Sarah is in the room with you, giving her personal advice based on years of experience. It's just the right length, too. I really enjoyed this podcast and found it more accessible than more high profile NLP coaches. Fanatastic start Sarah!
Witty, educational and very very useful
Sarah’s style of presenting information makes it very easy to take on. She skilfully uses metaphors and stories to ensure understanding of the subject matter. It sounds like you are listening to a friend talking to you rather than a lecture as these things can often sound. And in many ways that’s what you’re getting - a friend giving you straightforward advice and tips.
Highly recommended for anyone who deals with the public, both experienced and inexperienced.
Essential listening for business
Having just launched a new retail business, Sarah's podcasts couldn't have come at a better time for me.
How we present ourselves, our companies or ideas is critical to achieving success. I particularly loved Sarah's Elevator Pitch podcast. It really is a game-changer in helping you to form a coherent plan and will spark ideas with every sentence.
Thanks Sarah, looking forward to the rest of the series.
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