Podcasting–a Dynamic Way to Spread Your Message

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Have you been thinking about podcasting as a new way to spread your message?

MY NEW PODCASTING PARTNER
Just a few months ago, that was my situation. Yes, I had done podcasting before, but suddenly the potential seemed immeasurably greater, because I had become acquainted with Bob Neal. Bob has been an internationally known broadcaster for more than four decades. After we became acquainted through LinkedIn, we talked about our mutual commitment to professional communication. Also, we enjoyed talking about the keys to effective communication. Soon we decided we wanted to partner in producing a weekly podcast.

During our getting acquainted month, Bob traveled to his alma mater, Northern Illinois University, to accept the distinguished alumnus award in journalism. Here’s a photo of Bob after the ceremony.

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MIKE STEWART GUIDES US THROUGH THE SETTING UP STAGE
To learn more about podcasting, we turned to Mike Stewart, a recognized authority on the Internet and marketing. Mike led us through the process of launching our podcast, and he established a Web site page for us. Here’s Mike:

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Mike’s Web site: http://www.websitesyoucontrolyourself.com

VISIT MY NEW PODCASTING PAGE NOW
Now I have added a podcasting page to my Web site. There you’ll get more familiar with the purpose of the podcast Bob and I co-host weekly.

Additionally, you can access my review of the book Mike recommended, and Bob and I found packed with good advice. I’m referring to Paul Colligan’s book, How to Podcast 2015.

Please visit my new podcast page now. You’ll find a link that takes you to Winning Words and Ways, the Web page for the Bob Neal/Bill Lampton podcast. Instantly, you can start listening to the recorded conversations we’ve done so far. The link:

http://ow.ly/O5P4z

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You’ll find beneficial guidelines for business communication and for speaking with “poise, power, and persuasion.” Click “Like” to stay connected for updates.

Speakers Need to “Feel That Juice”

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When Tiger Woods teed off in the first round of the 2015 Memorial Tournament at the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio on Thursday, his drive off the first tee marked the 307th time he has started a round in a PGA Tour event. So, would we assume that he no longer feels the jitters when he is about to hit his first shot? By now, hasn’t he become the proverbial “cool, calm, and collected”?

In an interview afterward with Tim Warsinskey of The Plain Dealer newspaper, Tiger commented:

“Oh, I always get nervous,” He added: “That’s great. And the day I don’t feel nervous on the first tee is the day I quit. That means I don’t care anymore. I want to feel that juice on the first day.”

SOLID LESSON FOR SPEAKERS
What Tiger Woods said provides a solid lesson for speakers. When I provide Speech Coaching for clients, one of the first questions I hear is, “Can you help me get rid of my stage fright?” I explain that while many speakers think that stage fright is a totally negative experience, fear of the audience and the speaking situation enables us to “feel that juice” Tiger Woods described. Advantages:

–We prepare more thoroughly, to reduce our tension.
–We look and sound energetic.
–We become less rigid and more mobile.
–We ignite our audience, since enthusiasm is contagious.

So the next time you start shaking at the thought of your speech that’s minutes away, recognize this means–to borrow Tiger’s language again–you care. Realize, too, that your anxiety matches what a teacher feels on the first day of class, a novice sales professional senses when she approaches an appointment, and the new employee feels entering his office.

FOR MORE VITAL STRATEGIES ABOUT SPEAKING, ORDER MY AUDIO CD
To hear more about stage fright and to listen to other valuable strategies that will help you generate the “attention, agreement, and action” you want as a speaker, order my Audio CD, “How to Speak with Poise, Power, and Persuasion.” You’ll find this and other CDs on my Web site:

http://tinyurl.com/ljr54y

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CALL ME TO TALK ABOUT A CUSTOMIZED SPEECH COACHING PLAN FOR YOU

Let’s talk about your speech coaching needs, so we can design a plan that helps you speak more effectively. Call me: 678-316-4300

Also, visit my Speech Coaching page on my Web site:

http://tinyurl.com/otlcgz