Two Minute Tips
By Scott Humston-Speaker
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Spend two minutes at a time with 25 year veteran speaker and performer Scott Humston to increase your professionalism on and off stage. Scott will share with you simple—yet powerful tips...that can help sharpen your image and work.
||CleanScott Humston-Two Minute Tips-Episode 42-Update That Pic!||Have you ever seen a photo of a speaker in a conference booklet or program, then observed the same speaker at the conference in person...and the resemblance is, well, not even close? And you realize that this person hasn't updated their promotional pho.||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Humston-Two Minute Tips-Episode 41-Billing Tip||- A Billing Tip - As a speaker, performer, presenter and you may be responsible for your billing management. It is indeed important to get paid...and on time! But you may need to improve your technique in this arena. As creative types,||7/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Humston-2 Minute Tips-Let There Be Light!-Episode 40||- I went to a graduation event the other day. It was in a nice room, with what looked like great stage lighting. But, I wasn't sure...because they never turned them on! The result? It was hard to see the graduates clearly on the stage.||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Humston-2 Minute Tips-I, Contact-Episode 39||- Once you've begun your talk, speech, or performance, be sure you intentionally make eye to eye contact with some folks. Acknowledging them. Then, be sure to look throughout the audience, even to the back of the room.||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Humston-Two Minute Tips-Walk On Music-Episode 38||Walk On Music - If you are a performer, you may already understand how powerful music can be to your entrance on stage. Even professional baseball players have realized this...as a player's favorite music piece is often played as he goes up to bat.||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Humston-Two Minute Tips-Vulnerability on Stage – Episode 37||- Be Vulnerable - The stage can be a scary place. Research has shown that public speaking is the number one fear of many people. Number five is death. So, to quote Jerry Seinfeld, "You'd rather be in the coffin than speaking at the funeral." So,||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Humston-2 Minute Tips-Two Mics > One. Episode 36||- You've probably seen it happen, at a conference, church service, or even a live show; There's nothing more awkward to a performer, speaker OR to the audience, than when the presenter's mic goes out. And,||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Humston-2 Minute Tips-Episode 35-Sit. Stay. Good.||- It seems silly at first—but if part of being "onstage" for you is wearing dress clothes, then you need to know this tip. Collar stays are those little arrow-looking things that help hold your collar down.||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Humston-2 Minute Tips-Respect Your Client & Audience-Episode 34||One of the best ways to build a good reputation in life is to keep your word. Fulfill your promises. This same timeless ideal also holds truthful in your on-stage career. In this week's tip, we'll look at respecting the client that hired you,||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Humston-2 Minute Tips Podcast-Don’t Glare At Me-Episode 33||If you've ever seen any using an iPad while they are speaking, you may have noticed the brightness of the screen being reflected in their glasses, or on their face. From the audience point of view, it is distracting—and it's not necessary.||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Humston-2 Minute Tips-A Duet On The Road-Episode 32||- Thanks for listening! This is a follow up from the last episode...it's a great app and tip for being more efficient and effective while on the road. - If you travel and carry a laptop with you, this is a great tip about using the flatscreen in th.||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Humston-2 Minute Tips-Monitoring The Situation-Episode 31||- In today's 2 Minute Tip, I'll share with you one of my favorite productivity tips, while working in the office; Add a second or even third monitor to your computer workspace. If you happen to use two monitors now—add a third.||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Humston-2 Minute Tips-Scanning For Happiness-Episode 30||- If you are like most speakers, performers or presenters you are also part entrepreneur and business manager. Learning to be effective on the business side of the show is vital to your long-term success. So in today's 2 Minute Tip,||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Humston-2 Minute Tips-Spreadsheet Magic- Episode 29||- In this two minute tip, we'll take an idea from number-crunchers and see how, as a creative, we can use the power of a spreadsheet to make our speech, talk, sermon or performance more organized and efficient.||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Humston-2 Minute Tips-We Have Contact! Episode 28||- If you have a contact form on your website...you need this tip! Be sure to check out your form on a regular basis to make sure that it is functioning properly. It should be: emailing you the information when someone fills it out; AND saving a cop||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Humston-Two Minute Tips-Episode 27-The Secret Of Voice Power||- Elocution? The secret is voice power. It's a noun and means the skill of clear and expressive speech, especially of distinct pronunciation and articulation. So, as speakers, performers, entertainers,||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2 Minute Tips with Scott Humston-Episode 26-Nomenclature of the Stage||no·men·cla·ture - ˈnōmənˌklāCHər/ - noun the devising or choosing of names for things, especially in a science or other discipline. - the body or system of names in a particular field. plural noun: nomenclatures -||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2 Minute Tips with Scott Humston-Episode 25-100 Year-Old Applause Tips||- Burling Hull. He lived more than 100 years ago. He was quite the showman. Think P.T. Barnum, with attitude! He stood on some of the most famous stages in America. He was a contemporary of Houdini. In 1914 he wrote a booklet called,||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Humston-2 Minute Tips-Episode 24-Show Me The Money||In this episode we'll approach the sticky topic of getting paid. There are a few things you can do, prior to your event, to help make sure that you aren't chasing down your check after the event is over. This IS an important topic,||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Humston-2 Minute Tips-Episode 23-For Deposit Only||Asking for and receiving a deposit for your upcoming speech, performance or event is not just a quick "money grab" ; it is an acceptable and expected part of scheduling a professional. It confirms that the date is on your calendar and should give the||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Humston-Two Minute Tips-Episode 22-Call To Confirm||- In this episode, I'll share with you a very simple action that will make the world of difference in your customer/client service. Everyone—part-time, full-time, or some-time, should use this technique to build satisfaction with your client base.||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Humston-Two Minute Tips-Episode 21- M&M’s||- In this episode we'll look at the all important "Contract Rider". Even if you aren't "full-time" and you think that having Rider to your contract isn't important...I hope you'll take a listen. Let's look at why should you have one; Is it import||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Humston-2 Minute Tips-Episode 20-Making Cents||In this 2 Minute Tip, we'll look at the importance of having a separate bank account for your speaking or performing business. Even if you're just starting out—it's good to start out right. - There are some easy,||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Humston-2 Minute Tips-Episode 19-Baby, Don’t Lose My Number||- In this episode, you'll learn why you really don't need an 800 or "toll-free" number any longer. We'll take a quick look at why you SHOULD have a separate phone number for your speaking/performing business. -||3/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Humston-2 Minute Tips-Episode 18-A Box of Biscuits||- Ready to hit the stage? Get on that platform? In this tip, I'll share the importance of warming your voice up. If you have trained theatre experience, you probably know about the importance of warming up that voice with voice exercises.||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Humston-2 Minute Tips-Episode 16-Confidence Man-||- Let's talk about being confident! If you want to take the stage to inform, educate, or entertain people, you must be confident! There are some simple ways to be confident on stage; In today's two-minute tip I'll share those simple ideas to help y||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Humston-2 Minute Tips-Episode 15, Flash-tastic!||In this episode, you'll get a tip that literally can save your bacon in an event emergency; Why you should carry a flash drive with you to all your events. - - Here's To Your Success! Thanks so much for listening!||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Humston-2 Minute Tips-Episode 14-Mirror, Mirror||- Today's two-minute tip may not be a revolutionary idea to my female listeners...but men...listen up! Here's a simple device that can save you embarrassment and make you more presentable before taking the platform.||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Humston-2 Minute Tips-Episode 13-Postal Service Gold!||- Many of us complain about the United States Postal Service—but this week I'd like to share an INCREDIBLE tip if you are a speaker, performer or "solopreneur"—or even run a small business. The United States postal service has a program called,||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Humston-2 Minute Tips-Episode 12-Prevent Wardrobe Malfunction||- In today's 2 Minute Tips, we'll discuss the importance bringing the clothes that you are going to speak/perform in...not wearing them to the event. But it's not just clothing; Always have a change of shoes, too.||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Humston-2 Minute Tips-Episode 11-Comes In Handy||- In this episode, we'll discuss a road-warrior tip that is vital! It'll come in really handy for you! Promise! A golf-towel works great for this idea, too. Take 2 Minutes twice-a-week to become more polished and professional.||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Humston-2 Minute Tips Podcast-Episode 10- Pants On The Ground!||- While some venues make dictate that your pants hang off your butt, being on stage in a professional setting is not one of them. In this episode let's take a minute to realize the importance of pants that fit well. Thanks so much for listening!||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Humston-2 Minute Tips-Episode 9-You Can Text Me, Too.||- Use your outgoing Voice Mail for more than just an announcement of leaving a message. In this tip, I'll share a simple way to use your outgoing message to share other ways for people to reach you. - I'd love for you to subscribe and review this p.||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Humston-2 Minute Tips-Episode 8-Drop It Like A Box||- On today's episode here's a resource you really can't run a small business without. I'll discuss why you should have a Dropbox Account. Please review and subscribe, thank you! - Looking for more bookings in your speaking or performing business?||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Humston-2 Minute Tips-Episode 7-Get A Room||In this episode I'll discuss when speaking in a hotel, you should always ask for a room—even if you're not staying overnight. Please subscribe and review on iTunes. Thanks! - Need to book more events? Try the Quick Course On Booking Shows,||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Humston-2 Minute Tips Episode 6 Complete It or Delete It||- In this 2 Minute Tip, I'll share why your website should be complete; No missing images; half-written paragraphs, or something that says "insert text here". Your website is a reflection of you; Your show. Your Speech. Your brand.||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Humston-Two Minute Tips-Episode 4-Entering The Stage||In Episode 4, I'll give you the perfect tip when entering the stage. It's simple, but effective. - Here's to your success! - - - You can also click here for The Quick Course On Booking Yourself||1/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Humston-2 Minute Tips-Episode 5-Check, 1,2,3.||- Here's a tip to keep you sounding professional in every venue you do. Bring your own mic. - A wireless microphone is three parts—a base receiver (that plugs into the sound board), the belt pack, and the mic itself.||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Humston-Two Minute Tips-Episode 3-Email Tip||- In today's two minute tip, I'll share with you a simple marketing idea for every email you send. Every time. - Let me know what you think, below in the comments section. - Also—if you are looking to book more shows this year,||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTwo Minutes Tips Episode 2-Using Your Own Email Domain||In this episode learn about the importance of using your own email domain. - You can set this up in minutes through your domain provider. - Or at godaddy.com. - Enjoy! - - -||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTwo Minute Tips Episode 1-Your Introduction||- Having a professional introduction is vital to any presenter—either full time or part time. In this episode I'll give you a really important tip that you'll want to put into place immediately. -||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Quick, easy, and effective
I just listened to the first 6 episodes on a fifteen minute drive home, and each one had a quick, easy, and effective tip for how to be a better performer.
SO QUICK AND EASY, CHECK THIS SHOW OUT!!
I had the pleasure of meeting Scott in person, and I was immediately intrigued by the concept of his two minute tip podcast. I immediately subscribed so I could check out the show.
I loved how each episode had an easily digestible nugget of wisdom, usually in the form of a piece of advice you could immediately implement in your own process.
What can I say that others haven't already said? This is great stuff in nugget-sized bites. If you don't improve as a performer after listening to any of the episodes -- there's something wrong! Go back and listen again!.
Competent, concise, quick & useful!
I’ve known Scott Humston for 24 years. His character and history are solid. His advice reflects his reputation. You’ll be more influential when you apply Scott’s thoughts. Dive in and enjoy!
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