Tell Your Story Better!
By Izolda Trakhtenberg
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Communication made simple. In this podcast, I focus on helping you learn how to engage, excite, and motivate your audience. You'll get ideas and wisdom from my guests so you can master physical, emotional, and mental communication techniques. I also delve into topics of vocal technique and building listening and speaking skills. Last and not least, I explore ways to conquer public-speaking fears and how to connect heart to heart with others so we can all thrive.
||ExplicitEffective Content Marketing||Compelling Content – How To Create It So You Can Make a Difference. If you have a website and you want to get more people looking at your content, listen to today’s show. I’m thrilled to welcome my new and […]||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat You Need To Know When You Release a Book On A Day With a Bomb Scare||What You Need To Know When You Host a Workshop On A Day With A Bomb Scare Last week, I had the privilege of facilitating a workshop in New York City. The workshop served as my book release event in […]||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPattern Changing||How to Change Your Patterns Towards Achieving Goals I’ll be honest. The idea behind this week’s podcast episode isn’t easy to implement. Changing your pattern takes work. More importantly, it takes self-awareness and dedication.||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGreat Speeches||What Makes a Speech Great The anatomy of a speech and a review of a speech by one of the greats, Dr. Willie Jolley We know what makes for a great book or movie. They move us and make us […]||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Keep The Promises You Make To Yourself||How To Keep The Promises You Make To Yourself That’s a tough one, isn’t it? How do we do keep our promises to ourselves consistently? What support do we need to make that happen? Whenever I speak with my coaching clients, […]||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShowUpJournalTemplate||My Birthday and My Gift To You! Today is my birthday. And even though I’m not German, I follow a German tradition of giving other people presents instead of receiving them. So, today I want to offer you a template for […]||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanActive Communication||Active Speech and Writing Get You What You Want Here is today’s bonus mini podcast episode. In it, I detail the difference between active and passive speech and writing. You give a lot more information when you use active speech. And […]||10/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThis One Small Mindset Shift Changes Everything||This One Small Mindset Shift Changes Everything! Sometimes, I write in hyperbole. I’d say we all do. However, this time, I mean it. If you shift this one thing, it can change everything. Normally, on this podcast, I talk about […]||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProblem-Solving Matrices||Five Tips to Use the Creative Problem-Solving Matrix to Improve Your Skills In this week’s episode, I explore the problem-solving matrix. I delve into our process when approaching an issue to solve. I’ve developed two matrices. The first looks at [||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Put Your Problem-Solving Skills To Work For You||How to Put Your Problem-Solving Skills To Work For You Are you the person who can solve anyone else’s problem but have trouble getting a grip on your own? If you’ve ever been frustrated by that have I got a […]||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Get Out of Autopilot and Re-energize Your Mind||How to Get Out of Autopilot and Re-energize Your Mind Enjoy this mini-Tell Your Story Better podcast episode 161.5. In it, I talk about a simple technique to get you out of autopilot and into your more creative, energized mind. It’s […]||9/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStart Writing Books – The Sequel||Start Writing Books – The Sequel Here’s the sequel of how to finish your first draft. In last week’s podcast episode, I explored how to start writing your book. I also introduced the workbook that will help you get started […]||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStart Writing Books||Start Writing Your Book! You know what’s really funny about me and writing? Even though I’ve written five books, I still look at myself in the mirror and say, “Nah, you’re not a writer.” And yet I’ve done it. Five […]||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEntrepreneurs Tell Their Stories||Entrepreneurs Tell Their Stories at the Entrepreneur Experience This weekend I attended The Entrepreneur Experience with Amy Porterfield. Four-hundred entrepreneurs from 48 States and 20 countries showed up.||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanResolve Issues Successfully||How to Raise and Resolve Issues Successfully With Friends and Loved Ones This week’s podcast episode explores something many of us find anxiety-provoking. How do we raise issues with our friends and loved ones successfully? What do we need to […]||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Receive a Compliment Without Feeling Like a Fraud||Learn to Accept Compliments Ever feel that way when someone compliments you? Do you feel like a fake? Do you feel like it doesn’t apply to you? You’re not alone. Many of us wander around feeling like we can’t take […]||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanImprove Your Speaking Voice Now||Conquer Your Fears and Improve Your Voice With These Six Tips Do you get nervous before speaking in public or recording yourself for a podcast or video? Or even just on a phone call? Or wait. The worst, of course, […]||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Build Confidence for Speaking, Communicating, and Living||Build the Confidence to Express Yourself This week on the Tell Your Story Better podcast, I explore how you build confidence. If you want to become more confident and less anxious, follow the techniques I lay out in the episode. […]||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Secret Weapon In Any Negotiation||The Communicator’s Secret Weapon! I know. I’m calling it a secret weapon. And I believe that if you want to be an incredible speaker, communicator, or negotiator, you need to know how to wield it. This week’s Tell Your Story […]||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTamra Meskimen||Actress Tamra Meskimen on Acting, Communication, and a Radical Method of Teaching Tamra Meskimen, Co-Founder of the Acting Center, loves to make people laugh. She made me giggle helplessly several times during our in-depth interview.||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn Interview With Actor Jim Meskimen||Jim Meskimen: Actor, Impressionist, and Fine Artist Today on the podcast, Jim Meskimen joins me to talk acting, communication, fine art, impressions, his various movie and television roles and his hilarious Amazon Prime series, “Impress Me.” In,||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUse Simple Words to Transform Your Life||Simple Words Inspire Profound Changes I dedicate this episode to the people who teach us with the use of simple words. They can be our actual teachers or they can be friends or even passersby. We can learn from their […]||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTo Succeed As A Speaker, Listen When You Speak||To speak successfully, first you must listen. In today’s episode, I explore the three main strategies of listening to your audience when you are the one doing the speaking. Whether you have an interview, meeting, or a public speech in […]||7/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Changing Your Tape Will Change Your Life||If you change the tape playing in your head, you can revolutionize your life. In today’s episode, I explore how a few small tweaks can revolutionize our mindset and our relationships with others and more importantly, ourselves. Listen for techniques [||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Keep Them From Getting In Your Head||Head Games Keep Them From Getting In. That’s Your Space. No matter how hard you try, sometimes, other people, and what they’re doing to succeed, gets in your head. And what’s worse, it messes with your ability to achieve your goals. […]||6/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Financial Wizard Drops Wisdom on Finance, Selling, and Magic||Finance and selling without being sales-y with Eric Henning Episode 149. Eric Henning, the host of The Financial Wizard podcast joined me on this week’s show. He dropped wisdom on how to sell without feeling “sales-y.” He delved into the […]||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Future of Voice in Business and Personal Relationships||Voice in Business and Personal Relationships Tell Your Story Better This week’s podcast episode explores the future of voice. I discuss how we can merge our voices with the latest technology to serve and to succeed. A couple of weeks […]||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe secret to communicating in new relationships||In this week’s Tell Your Story Better podcast episode, we explore communication and new relationships. Actor Will Smith posted a video of his wife Jada Pinkett Smith as a young woman. In it, she was talking to rapper Eazy-E about his […]||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHiring Voice Talent? Here’s What You Need To Know||The Right Voice Talent Can Elevate Your Project into the Stratosphere If you are working on a project like a webinar, audiobook, or commercial, chances are you will need a voice actor to give it the magic final touch. Do […]||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVoice Acting – What to do and how to start||Voice Acting – Telling Someone Else’s Story with Heart and Soul Have you always wanted to do voiceover work? Do you dream of creating characters and stories with your voice? Are you a huge Bugs Bunny fan? Join me as […]||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean143: How to Give a Great Wedding Toast||A Wedding Toast: Lovely Tradition or Nervewrecker? Your best friends are getting married. They ask you to be the best man/maid of honor. Yay! You’d be thrilled. And then they say, “Would you give a toast at the wedding?” Uh […]||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGiving Bad News – how to do it||Giving “Bad News:” How to do it effectively and compassionately Episode 142 In this episode, I explore giving challenging news. I discuss my 35-year consulting practice and the strategies I’ve developed and still follow when I have to have a […]||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCreative with a day-job or Careerist with a hobby? Choose and Create.||Spend even a few minutes a day being creative, and you will be amazed at how much you can achieve. In this episode, I explore creativity, careers, and how we can all express ourselves creatively. You might be a creative […]||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOvercome! How To Succeed Even If You Had A Sh*tty Childhood||Overcoming abuse to succeed anyway! We can learn to persevere and thrive despite the special challenges created by surviving a childhood of abuse. This podcast episode begins the story. Tonight, I’m doing something frightening on my podcast.||11/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSuper Easy Focusing Hack||Do you sometimes feel like we are living in a hyper-stimulated world? Like focusing is almost impossible? I get that feeling once in a while, and I get to a place where I have trouble seeing the forest for the […]||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFan the Flame! Techniques to build the energy to be creative||Want to Fan that Creative Flame? You Need the Fire Energy to Do It! In order to get stuff done, we need the energy to do it. If we want to be creative on top of that, we need to fan […]||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPublic speaking confidence – first steps on the path to success||Public Speaking – Never be nervous again! I do a lot of public speaking and performing. Whether as an educator, workshop facilitator, or performer, I connect with, excite, and inspire my audiences every time. People ask me how I seem […]||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGeneralist or Specialist – How to start doing what you love.||If you do what you love, will the money follow? In today’s podcast, I discuss the idea of doing what you love. The thing you do can be your hobby, or it can be how you make your money. This […]||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Gain Stillness and Clarity in a Clamorous World||Clarity: The need for inner focus in a noisy world The cacophony of everyday life can deafen us to our inner voice. In order to focus and gain clarity, we need to go into the quiet, into the stillness. Imagine being a […]||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOwn Your World: Episode 4, Review of “Crush It” by Gary Vaynerchuk||Review of “Crush It!” Today’s Own Your Mind podcast episode reviews entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk‘s first book, “Crush It Why Now Is The Time To Cash In On Your Passion.” In the episode, I look at the creative and inspirational aspects of [||11/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOwn Your World Episode 3: Want to Create? You have to prep your instrument!||Warm it up to create! To create, you have to warm up your instrument. In order to express our creativity, we must have good tools that we have prepared for the purpose. Just like a marathon runner wouldn’t dream of running […]||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOwn Your World, episode 2||Own Your Heart in the not-so-dreaded friend-zone. Tonight I talk about the not-so-dreaded Friend Zone. How do we find love? We might find it in high school or college. But after college? Many of us are looking online. Love is […]||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOwn Your World Episode 0||Welcome to the Own Your World with IzoldaT podcast. Together, we will explore actionable steps to get you living the life you want to live. I am excited to share these techniques and ideas with you.||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
So impressed with Izolda and this podcast! Here is to the next 100!
Much needed words of wisdom.
IzoldaT has an engaging voice that makes for delightful audio. Each episode is so very helpful. A single episode is not very long. So, I listen then go about my day pondering that episode; then go on to reflect how her words address my life, my issues, my concerns. Each episode leaves me feeling upbeat and empowered. Plus I always learning something new. Listen for yourself - you’ll see what I mean
Bite-Sized Explosions Of Wisdom
Are you an artist or other content creator who wants to do your work full-time? Are you a full-time speaker who is struggling to make a living?
IzoldaT has a knack for breaking down complex ideas in plain English. In this podcast, she addresses issues having to do with the business side of art. In these “real, raw, and unedited” five-minute sound bites (you can often hear wind, traffic and her dog barking as she walks him), IzoldaT gives us a refreshingly honest look at the problems artists face in the world of commerce. You will end up informed, inspired and motivated to make small changes that can, over time, make an enormous difference.