Taking The Fear Out of Public Speaking – Episode #34

Taking The Fear Out of Public Speaking – Episode #34

You can speak well if your tongue can deliver the message of your heart.” John Ford

Who doesn’t want to feel more comfortable speaking in public?

Whether presenting to an audience, pitching to clients or networking having a clear message is really important. In this episode, I chat with public speaking coach and the owner of ‘How to Present Training and Mentoring’ – Briohny Williams.

Some of the things we talk about:

  • Being grounded in your message;
  • Tips for presenting;
  • Public speaking isn’t just about being on stage, for entrepreneurs it about every interaction; and
  • Don’t hide, you have a purpose and a message – if you are in the service-based industry you are there to serve and help others.

Here is an important thing to remember: when you are speaking to an audience they are not there to see you – they are there to hear your message. Defining and refining your message is such a valuable investment of your time and energy.

Here are a few thought bomb takeaways:

  • Public speaking is much more than presenting to thousands, it’s about being clear in your message whenever you are interacting, networking, engaging with others;
  • Often fear of speaking isn’t about standing up in front of others, it can be fear of showing up, of having a voice, etc. tapping into this space helps address some of the reasons you may be hesitant to engage in speaking opportunities;
  • As entrepreneurs we often overthink the notion of the ‘elevator pitch’, an easy fix for this is to take a bit of time and prepare so that your message comes from a space of truth rather than a sales pitch; and finally
  • I like the analogy Bri mentioned about developing the skill of public speaking is much the same as when someone is mastering a craft whether that be an athlete, a musician, etc. There is much repetition, time and activity put into mastering their craft – once they do the work tends to become more effortless and there are many more opportunities on the flip side.

Briohny has a wonderful and very engaged FB group ‘Public Speaking for Entrepreneurs’. I highly recommend you check it out.

Until next time: Be well. Be inspired. Be You.

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The Power of Legacy in Leadership Development – Episode #31

The Power of Legacy in Leadership Development – Episode #31

Leadership is at the forefront of global discussions right now. To me, it’s not just about leadership in the present moment, it’s about the legacy.

“You were born with potential. You were born with goodness & trust. You were born with ideals & dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling. So don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly.” – Rumi

How will your actions impact the future? What is your message? What kind of culture do you want to create?

I loved chatting with Robert Heath about his vision of legacy leadership. He is a passionate and dedicated individual who has visions of creating a legacy of leaders. Robert is a former teacher, lawyer and US marine corps officer about his amazing transition to being an author, empowerment speaker and leadership development coach.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Living a life with an enquiring mind,
  • Robert’s book,
  • What is leadership and what makes a good leader;
  • The power of seeking and understand the world through various perspectives;
  • Interdependence is the space where interconnectedness and creativity happens; and
  • Managing people versus leading people.

Robert’s passion is so evident in this conversation. I love his movement toward legacy leadership. I look forward to seeing what transpires through Robert’s work.

Here are a few thought bomb takeaways:

  • Leveraging talent and delegation paves the way to do more in less time and facilitates and foster the growth of others. This is the space where overall exponential growth happens;
  • Prioritizing, having clearly defined and communicated systems and boundaries and working from a proactive approach leads to a less stressful, more productive, and dedicated company culture;
  • A leader is one who embraces personal growth and cultivates it in others. It is about facilitating the manifestation of the greatness in others; and
  • Great leadership embraces the aspect of legacy. As Robert says when we empower people to be their greatest selves, we don’t just change them, we change everybody that gets to benefit from their gift.

FREE GIFT!! Robert has kindly offered the listeners of this podcast a free e-copy of his book: “Why Can’t People Just Do Their Jobs? The Empowering Leader’s Guide to Having More Fulfillment, Less Stress, and Getting the Best Out of Those You Lead.”

I would highly recommend you reach out to Robert and take him up on this kind offer. His email is:


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Until next time: Be well. Be inspired. Be You.

Much love, Jessie-Lynn

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