The Creative Speaker Podcast
By Jessica Rasdall
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Successful speaking as a creative doesn’t have to be a mystery. Whether you’re an entrepreneur ready to add speaking to their business or planning to host your own events, The Creative Speaker Podcast breaks down the barriers between organizers, speakers, and attendees to elevate education in our industry and raise the bar for live events.
||CleanEP 41: But Can You Teach it? | How to know if you're ready to speak||How do you know you are ready to speak? How do you know if you are ready to add teaching into your business? What if you aren’t ready but aren’t willing to face that? Truthfully answering this question is going to push you and pivot your business...||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 40: Creating Your First Product | From Tier 1 to Tier 2 (ft. Stephanie Wilson)||Have you ever wondered how you can create products and monetize your expertise? Stephanie May Wilson knows exactly to do just that, and does it really well! She is going to help us bust through all the myths around creating products and help us get...||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 39: Keynotes, Breakouts, Panels, oh my! | What type of talk is best for you||You’re thinking about applying to speak at an event but you get to the application and are a bit overwhelmed with the terms keynote, breakout session, panel. You aren’t sure what all of these things mean, which one(s) you should pick, or which...||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 38: Allie Casazza - It's OK to Say No | Knowing Your Seasons||While there are seasons where we can say yes to everything, there are also seasons where we have to say no. And those seasons are just as valuable! Sometimes saying no is a much better option than saying yes, even when it feels really hard. Allie...||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 37: Adjusting When Needed | Maternity Leave Reflections||As you probably noticed, I decided to hit pause on the podcast for the last few months. But I am back from my maternity leave and could not be more excited! My time away really taught me a lot. More than anything, I learned that it is ok to give...||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 36: August Q&A Session||Welcome back to another Q&A session on The Creative Speaker podcast! I love sitting down to answer some of the most frequently asked questions I see come across from social media platforms. In today’s episode, I share what my entrance song would...||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 35: Managing Speaker Expectations (ft. Tara Melvin)||Managing expectations can be quite daunting, especially in the world of speaking! Whether you are a conference host, a speaker, or a conference attendee, how well you understand what is to come and what is expected of you will determine the experience..||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 34: How To Make Sure Your Talk Delivers Real Value||Have you ever been to an event, conference, workshop or retreat (in person or online) where you expected incredible presentations that lead to actionable steps? Have you ever left feeling like it was such a waste of time because the presenter didn’t..||8/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 33: Starting Early & Hosting Your Own Events For Your Business (ft. Hope Taylor)||Have you ever caught yourself saying, “I'm too young, too old, too new, or too whatever to do the thing you want to do? Because if you have (like most of us have), then you're going to love this episode! I am excited to introduce you to my friend,...||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 32: How To Select Speakers For Your Next Event||Have you considered hosting your own event this year or next? Maybe you want to cultivate an incredible conference, intimate retreat, a one day workshop, or even an online summit. Regardless of the format, you are probably so excited about all the...||8/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 31: Overcoming Speaking Fears with Baby Steps (ft. Lindsay Lucas)||Are you someone who is really itching to step into your role as a leader or educator in the industry? Or are you someone who is wanting to start speaking or hosting events? What fears are holding you back? Most people are afraid because in their...||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 30: How to Prep and Practice Your Presentation||You’ve taken the time to craft your perfect presentation and now you’re not sure how to feel confident presenting it. Should you memorize it? Use flash cards? Wing it? What’s the best way to practice and prep your talk? There’s no one...||8/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 29: How To Use Instagram To Build Your Credibility As A Speaker (ft. Tyler McCall)||The world of Instagram is always changing and evolving. But it is in the favor of Creative Speakers! We just need to know how to use it to build our business, audience reach, and speaker credibility in the best way, which is why I have brought my...||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 28: How Major Media Helped Me Become A Better Speaker||If you happen to be a creative speaker who's been wanting to put themselves out there more, this episode is for you! Over the last decade, I have had my fair share of media experience from local to national to international. And I know I rarely talk...||7/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 27: Niching Down For Your Events (ft. Katie Hunt)||Have you have ever felt like you needed to say yes to everything or you're afraid of missing out on an event or an opportunity because it seemed like everyone else was going to it or doing that thing? This episode is for you! We're talking all about...||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 26: Slide decks - The Good, Bad and Ugly||Slide decks are important as you build your presentation, as they will compliment what you are speaking on. They can be created on various types of platforms, but should be cohesive with your branding style and social media platforms. You want your...||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 25: How To Add Education To Your Brand Without Confusing Your Audience (ft. Alicia Bauer)||So if you haven't noticed, there is a massive trend in our industry to become an educator. And while I am a big believer in this trend, I also believe in making sure that as creatives, we do it in the right way. I want to help you add education...||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 24: What to Wear For Speaking Engagements||One of the questions I get asked a lot is how I pick out what I wear for speaking engagements. Admittedly, I feel like I have zero fashion sense. I am home all day in sweatpants a t-shirt so I don’t know who I am to be giving you some fashion...||7/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 23: Using Video As A Creative Speaker(ft. The Herrintons)||I have a love hate relationship with video, if I am being honest. It isn’t my personal strength, but I truly do believe that using video as a Creative Speaker makes us better speakers. And since film and video aren’t my forte, I brought in an...||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 22: Must Have Resources for Creative Speakers||There are so many resources out there for Creative Speakers that it can feel overwhelming sometimes! Today I want to break down every single must have resource that I use for my speaking business as a creative entrepreneur in hopes of helping you...||7/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 21: July Q&A Session||Welcome back to another Q&A session on The Creative Speaker podcast! I love sitting down to answer some of the most frequently asked questions I see come across from social media platforms. In today’s episode, I will be discussing how I handle...||7/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 20: Building an Irresistible Conference Community (ft. Kat Schmoyer)||Are you wanting to speak at creative conferences, but need a little more insight as to what conference organizers are looking for? If you said yes, then this is a great episode for you! It’s also a great episode for those who are planning on...||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 19: Common Mistakes To Avoid As A Creative Speaker||In this episode, I have compiled the most common mistakes that creative speakers make to help YOU avoid these traps. From selecting the wrong topic to not setting enough time aside to prepare your presentation and more, I hope to bring light to these...||6/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 18: Hosting And Curating Intimate Retreats (ft. Bonnie Bakhtiari)||We have a lot about big conferences on the podcast, but today I want to chat about intimate retreats. If you are somebody who has been attending larger conferences and you're feeling like maybe it's just not the best fit for you, maybe you're craving...||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 17 : From Panicked to Polished - The Evolution of My Speaking Journey||My story isn’t an easy one to tell or hear. But it brought me to where I am today. I don’t want you to listen to this episode and think that I have arrived or that I am ahead of you in my journey … I am still in the trenches, friend. I want to...||6/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 16: How To Use YouTube To Book Speaking Engagements (ft. Trena Little)||Video is all the rage right now and organizers are looking to video content to get a better understanding of how you actually perform from the stage. Whether you are just starting to build that credibility as a speaker and you want to start showcasing..||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 15: Practical Things You Can Do Right Now To Build Your Speaking Credibility||I believe all of us have the same opportunities to reach our audience from the stage. However, not all of us know how to bundle up our business into a cohesive speaking platform. I’m tired of watching incredible business owners halting their own...||6/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 14: Sharing the Tough Parts - Knowing When the Timing is Right (ft. Natalie Franke)||As speakers we are storytellers. And we have the ability to communicate our story however we want it to be perceived. People will judge our story whether we share it or not. That is out of out control! But if our focus is in the right place and our...||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 13: Dealing with Criticism When You're in the Spotlight||There will always be criticism. Always. No matter what you do. You can’t and won’t please everyone. You’re not supposed to. There are specific people that you have been called to serve and it’s your job to show up and serve them, not try to...||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 12: Everything You Need to Know About Speaker Agreements (ft. Joey Vitale)||Today's episode is a little more meaty than usual! We're getting down to some technical, nitty-gritty details to help you make the most out of your speaker agreement. Maybe you're a speaker who's starting to get on the stage and you're worried about...||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 11: May Q&A Session||I thought it would be fun to switch things up a bit and do a Q&A in today’s episode! I love that you guys ask me questions all the time + what better place to answer them than in an episode. Get to know me a bit more as I answer questions about...||5/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 10: From Writing to Speaking - How to Make Speaking Work With Your Business (ft. Ashlyn Carter)||So you’re a great writer who has no fear putting your words on paper, but are terrified to take those words to a stage. And no matter how good you are at your craft, there can be something really intimidating about stepping into that educator role,...||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 09: Before You Say Yes - Things to Consider When You're Asked to Speak||When somebody asks us to be a part of something, we are so honored and excited and cannot believe they chose us! And in that moment, the only answer that wants to come out of our mouth is yes. However, we need to slow down, ask some questions, do a...||5/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 08: Hosting Your First Conference (ft. Lucretia Williams)||Are you somebody who's thinking about hosting your very first conference, workshop or maybe even a half day intensive? Then this episode is for you! Experienced conference-host, Lucretia Williams, is here to share tons of golden nuggets for us around...||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 07: How to navigate Q&A with confidence||You landed a speaking opportunity and you're super nervous. You're not scared of speaking, you already got that in the bag! You're freaking out because they told you there will be Q&A after your presentation and you’re nervous about navigating...||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 06: Finding Your Sweet Spot (ft. Lacey Sites)||Sales. That word will either bring you excitement or make you really uncomfortable. When it comes to speaking, you will have to sell yourself. But it doesn’t have to be uncomfortable, it can be something incredibly empowering! Whether you are...||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 05: Presentation Prep - What to Consider Before You Write Your Talk||Here’s the scenario: You landed an awesome speaking engagement and you’re excited to rock the stage (as you should be). This is the perfect opportunity for you to showcase your business and you want to make the most of the event. However, you find..||4/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 04 - Failing Forward & Servant Leadership (ft. Mary Marantz)||Have you ever had one of those gut wrenching moments in your life, in your business or on the stage where it felt like everything failed? And all you could do was ask yourself, “What on earth do I do next and how do I pick up the pieces?” In...||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 03 - Speaker Directory Websites & Online Dating||When it comes to speaking, we often want to say yes to everything! And in that desire to say yes to it all, we sell ourselves short and put ourselves on speaker listing sites that don’t show our value and don’t truly represent who we are. Event...||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 02: Leveraging Sponsorships & Speaker Sprints (ft. Dannie Fountain)||Have you ever felt like some speakers just come out of nowhere and blow up the speaker circuit overnight? That is Dannie Fountain! She went from not speaking to delivering over 100 speaking presentations to 27,000 people in 45 different countries in a..||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean01: What's Your Path? Creative Speaking Tiers||Speaking is not one size fits all. I want speaking to be something that works for you and your business, not something that is extra on your plate or a distraction from the things that are really important in your life. It is really important to...||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 00 - Welcome to The Creative Speaker Podcast||Welcome to The Creative Speaker Podcast! My name is Jessica Rasdall and I never imagined I would be a speaker. It was something that I had to learn as my story reached the public eye (Don’t worry there is an entire episode coming that will focus on...||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Invaluable, Personal & Genius!
Having worked with Jessica personally, I can attest to her superpower of understanding you as a person and taking your thoughts and translating them into the perfect workshop. Jessica's passion for speaking is almost as insane as my love for HP. She is knowledgeable and a beautiful human inside and out. You will NOT be disappointed by anything she says! :)
The Greatest Podcast for Aspiring Speakers!
Jessica is THE best teacher when it comes to public speaking! This podcast is such a helpful resource for any creative who aspires to make speaking part of their career. The podcast covers every topic related to speaking - I highly recommend it!
Love, love love!
I've had the pleasure of hearing Jessica speak in person at 2 conferences, and she always impresses. As a beginning speaker, this podcast is exactly what I need right now. So much amazing actionable content. Can't wait to binge listen to them all!