Speak So It Matters
By Michelle Barry Franco
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Speak So It Matters goes way beyond traditional public speaking advice. It’s about changing lives with your public speaking message and your thought leadership overall. We dive into practical presentation skills right alongside deep message clarity work. With practical tips for great speaking, storytelling, guidance on releasing public speaking anxiety and a whole lot of focus on the heart and soul of sharing the message you came to share, the interviews, stories and insights will help you become the leadership speaker you know you’re meant to be. With a focus on how we work as human beings, in public speaking and everywhere, this is a whole new perspective on the art and science of effective and impactful communication. Visit www.michellebarryfranco.com/start for your free Speak with Power & Grace guide.
||CleanEp #42: Want My Money? Tell Me a Story!||Why we are often afraid to tell stories in a speaking context, even though they are incredibly powerful.||2/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #41: How to Stand Out as a Leader in Your Industry||Why your stance has to touch people's souls if it's going to matter.||2/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #40: Who Are You to Call Yourself a Thought Leader?||Why you should step into your commitment to leadership if you want to serve your audience to the best of your ability.||2/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #39: How to Use Speaking to Write Your Book||The three ways that speaking can help you write your book.||1/30/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #38: Growing a Super Successful Podcast and Coaching Practice with Leisa Peterson||Why your branding is super important for ensuring people see which of your credentials makes you a great person to connect with.||1/23/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #37: What's Blocking You from Being Visible as a Speaker?||Why you have to be brave and put yourself out there if you want to land your dream speaking engagement.||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #36: Moving Beyond Applause and Becoming a Go-To Thought Leader in Your Industry||Why it's so important to take a stand about something important if you want to be a thought leader, even if your stand changes over time.||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #35: Here's Where Message Clarity Really Lives||How to focus on and articulate an even deeper version of your message, once you've gotten in touch with it.||1/2/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #34: What Are You Not Saying?||Why finally saying the things you’ve been avoiding sharing can be so scary, yet impactful.||12/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #33: Public Speaking Your Way to an Amazing Career with Dina Sorensen||How public speaking can help you diversify your career and build a unique, amazing career path.||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #32: The ONLY Way to Get to Message Clarity with Kara Loewentheil||Why Kara encourages people to take action and put themselves out there before they feel perfectly ready.||12/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #31: How to Start and Grow a Great Podcast with Angela Stoner||How your message and your podcast can not only serve and change your audience, but can change you, too.||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #30: Bringing Courage to Your Speaking and Your Career with Kris McGuigan||Why letting go of the need to be perfect is an essential message of Kris's work - and one she has to practice every day, too.||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #29: How to Use Storytelling in Your Speaking||Three ways you can integrate stories into your speaking.||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #28: How a Quiet Mind Can Improve Your Speaking and Your Life||Why cultivating and getting in touch with a quiet mind isn't really a strategy, but a daily presence.||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #27: When Your Presentation Slides Fail You||Why slide-free talks are often the most powerful talks we can give.||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #26: Why "Failing" on Stage Isn't that Big of a Deal||How to be a great steward for your audience by remembering that your talk is not about you – it’s about them.||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #25: Why Winging It Doesn’t Work for (Almost) Anyone||Why planning is one of the most important and valuable gifts you can give your audience.||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #24: Step Into Your Moxie with Alexia Vernon||In this interview, Alexia Vernon shares how she brings lightness to her work in order to build a stronger connection with her audience, whether it's an audience of one or one thousand. We also discuss how to leave a legacy with our words that lasts...||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #23: Pleasure & Play for Powerful Self-Expression with Nona Jordan||When is the last time you set aside all your work, went outside, and played in the grass? Or sung at the top of your lungs? Or done something else purely because it's fun? Today's interview with Nona Jordan -- transformational coach, teacher, and...||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #22: How to Access Your Innate Confidence Anytime with Amy Johnson||We talk a lot about self-expression on the podcast, and that's part of the reason why I'm so excited to share this week's conversation with you. My guest, Amy Johnson, PhD, revolutionized the way I express myself and understand my emotions, especially..||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #21: To Script or Not to Script?||To script or not to script? That is the question. Today, we’re going to talk about this very common conundrum. Having a script memorized can make us feel like we’ve prepared in the run-up to a talk, but what about when it comes to actually...||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #20: When You’re Afraid of Being Judged||This episode is all about the fear of being judged – something we all suffer from because we know, for a fact, that we will be judged at some time or another. Tune in this week to discover why a fear of being judged is blocking you from making the...||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #19: Unleashing Your Own Natural Charisma||When it comes to charisma, we often think of it as something that some people have and others don’t. So today, I want you to feel connected with the natural charisma that lives within you. I want to dispel the myths and misunderstandings about...||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #18: Not Funny? How to Be a Successful Speaker Anyway||A lot of us who inherently are not outwardly hilarious can find ourselves worrying about the negative impact that lacking that particular talent can have on our career. But being funny is not the only way to achieve greatness as a speaker. Tune...||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #17: The Only Presentation Outline You’ll Ever Need||Tune in for the most effective structure for the information in your talk. We’ll cover the perfect order for you to follow in getting your thoughts down when writing a presentation, and even a magic mix of content that will have your audience...||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #16: How to Stop the CEO from Interrupting Your Presentation||This week on the podcast, I’m answering a few questions I get asked super frequently – Why does a certain type of person have a habit of interrupting with questions? How do I deal with this situation? And how can I stop this from happening in the...||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #15: Why Confidence Is Overrated||This week on the podcast, you’re going to discover why lacking confidence is not the great obstacle we make it out to be. To understand why confidence is not a necessity, we’re looking at feelings, intuition, and plain old hard work, and I have...||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #14: How to Design Your Q&A for the Biggest Impact||On today's episode, I'm highlighting three ways in which you can design your Q&A that will ensure your audience walks out feeling like they've benefitted from the conversation at hand. One of the most common issues I see is the fear of being...||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #13: When the Message is Tricky Yet Really Matters with Caryn Gillen||I can't wait for you to hear all the gems from my conversation with this week's guest As a weight-loss coach for powerhouse women, Caryn Gillen had to figure out how to navigate the discussion around women and weight-loss in a world where this message..||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #12: Making a Meaningful Impact with Shannon Stowell||On the podcast this week, I am so excited to share a truly delightful conversation I had with Shannon Stowell. Shannon is the CEO of the Adventure Travel Trade Association and I had the pleasure of working with him on his TEDx talk. As a thought...||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #11: Processing Negative Feedback with Care||If you’re one of those people who gets impacted by negative responses to the work and the ideas that you put out into the world, this episode is for you, my friend. This week, I share three powerful strategies for dealing with negative feedback that..||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #10: How to Ensure Your Audience Is Never Bored||Join me this week to learn how to give your audience what they so desperately need and want no matter what the topic is. I also lay out some of the best practices that you can use during your presentations, both around the structure of your talk and...||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #9: Sharing Your Message with Conviction with Susan Hyatt||This week, I am so excited to be talking to the one and only Susan Hyatt, Master Certified Life and Business Coach. Susan specializes in helping women get more of whatever they want – whether it’s more money, more media recognition, more pleasure,..||7/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #8: How to Delight Your Audience||On this episode, we take a deep dive into the ins and outs of what it means to delight your audience. Join us as I explain what you’ll need to do after you’ve crafted your useful talk to unlock the door to its true sparkly beauty. Discover a...||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #7: Taking a Stand for Motherhood with Megan Flatt||This week, I am thrilled to bring you a conversation with the brilliant mama CEO, Megan Flatt. Megan is a business growth strategist for mom entrepreneurs who want to lead thriving businesses while remaining present for all the other important things...||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #6: How to Share Your Personal Story in a Way that Serves||Our stories can be difficult to share due to many relevant factors like how sharing these stories may impact our relationships with the people who are also players in those stories or how sharing this information may impact our credibility. In...||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #5: Releasing Anxiety and the Journey to Thought Leadership with Nancy Jane Smith||This week, I am to bring to you my conversation with brilliant speaker and thought leader Nancy Jane Smith. Nancy Jane is a licensed professional counselor, speaker, author and trainer who helps individuals and organizations quiet their inner monger...||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #4: How to Get Great Speaking Gigs||Join me this week as I talk about the concept of stepping onto the path of thought leadership and what that means for you as someone who makes an impact in the lives of others in your area of expertise. We cover how to embark on that path of thought...||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #3: Taking a Stand||On this episode, I want to talk to you about what it means to "take a stand" and how to figure out what actually matters when getting up in front of an audience. I explain how to get crystal clear about the stand that you take and share my favorite...||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #2: How to Get on the TEDx Stage with Moe Carrick||Welcome back to episode 2 of the Beyond Applause podcast! Have you ever pondered questions like: “How do I get on a TEDx stage?” and “What is it like to prepare for a Ted X talk and what happens after it’s over?” Today, I am excited to...||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #1: Welcome to the Beyond Applause Podcast||This show is about impact and difference, crafting your experience and your message into talks and publications. It's about what we do beyond the essentials that actually changes people's lives and inspires them to action. Yes, we all want to be...||4/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
So very helpful!
Michelle really gives so much helpful advice and coaching. I feel her enthusiasm for what she does as if she's talking directly to me. I especially like how simple she keeps everything and that she shares from the heart.
Speaking and sharing, but so much more!
If you are in the business of sharing yourself with the world in any way at all, there is SO MUCH in this podcast for you.
And even if you aren't...Michelle subtley (and sometimes not so subtly) points toward a confidence and potential that lies in all of us that is so refreshing and inspiring to hear. Definitely subscribe to this one!
I love how Michelle offers concrete tips and take aways and most of all the insightful and relatable conversations with her guests. These insights are fabulous for speakers but also for life!
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