Speaking Of Speaking

Carl Richards

This is Speaking of Speaking! The podcast giving you quick tips and tools to take you from stage fright to spotlight. This podcast gives you an inside look from the world of public speaking and the speaking secrets you need to be bold from the stage, no matter what business you’re in. Your host Carl Richards has spent more than 25 years behind the microphone entertaining and influencing audiences on various stages across north America. He's a best selling author, Podcast Strategist, a former TedX Speaker and emcee, and the founder of Carl Speaks. After generating over $1,000,000- from speaking, Carl helps entrepreneurs and influencers find their voice, speak with confidence and grow thriving and profitable businesses.

WAIT! I Need To Stop Performing AND Start WHAT?! with special guest Marla Press
Sep 14 2022
WAIT! I Need To Stop Performing AND Start WHAT?! with special guest Marla Press
When speaking a lot of things matter:  Words, stage presence, gestures, body language, facial expressions and of course voice. One thing that's often overlooked by speakers and those who train speakers is energy, and how that energy can adversely affect the outcome of your talk. On today's show, Carl is joined by a fellow speaker trainer who reaches deep into that energy and highlights how to channel it to your advantage, every time! Marla Press is a Public Speaking Coach, Life Coach, and Art of Presence Teacher™. She's passionate about helping you share your wisdom with the world from an authentic, powerful place.  Marla takes beginning and experienced speakers from fear to fabulous, from perfection to connection, and from being a pretty good speaker to an extraordinary one.  If you want to promote your business, attract more clients, and live the lifestyle you desire, Marla Press is your coach!  Marla is a published author and a wordsmith.  She loves to help you find creative ways to tell your story.  Her LIVE, very interactive, workshops are transformational because of her powerful and unique speaking exercises.  Sign up on her website for her Celebrated Speaker workshop that starts Sept 15th.  Marla also offers a complimentary 30min coaching session to get to know you and get speaking tips. Find out more on her website or email her to find out more:m.press@marlapress.com          www.marlapress.com  Got a question? Reach out:  askcarl@carlspeaks.caCheck out our full line of podcasting and speaking services:
ExploringThe Secrets To Elevating And Accelerating Your Speaking with special guest Robert Butwin
Jul 21 2022
ExploringThe Secrets To Elevating And Accelerating Your Speaking with special guest Robert Butwin
We've heard the expression that when you fail, fail forward.  For today's guest his belief is the word FAIL means For All I've Learned.  And in 49 years he's learned A LOT...and he's here to unbundle it with you to help drive your business and your speaking to higher levels. Robert Butwin grew up in a family of successful business people and self-made millionaires.  Early in his business life he made a crucial decision to leave behind all the “Country Club Smart” ways of his business upbringing and pursue the more personally satisfying financially secure profession of Network Marketing.  He entered the network marketing field on a part-time basis 37 years ago. After recognizing its potential and learning the ropes, he became a full-time network marketer. He is psychologically unemployable and has not worked a job since September 7, 1990.Robert’s successful career has earned him the respect and admiration of colleagues throughout the profession.  He has been associated with several MLM firms and each time became one of their top income earners.Robert is active in leadership roles with several organizations, including the Social Networking Association which is the industry’s professional organization.  In 2009 he was honored by being inducted into the MLMIA Hall of Fame.  He has been a contributing writer for many professional trade journals, a Host on different webinars, is the author of the best-selling book Street Smart Networking and has produced many CD’s.  He has traveled to Europe and Asia many times sharing his insights and wisdom to help entrepreneurs accelerate their success.  He is a Wizard at Networking, a Strategist for Entrepreneurs who can help transform your vision into reality. His superpower is connecting people and helping entrepreneurs discover their blind spot.Robert and his wife Bonnie live in the beautiful wine country of Northern California.  He walks his talk, living an incredible lifestyle that includes lots of relaxation and spending time with his three grandsons.Connect with Robert:robertbutwin.blogspot.com (Blog)abc.gotmygocard.com (Personal)calendly.com/butwin (BOOK a call) a question? Reach out:  askcarl@carlspeaks.caCheck out our full line of podcasting and speaking services:
Navigating Through Difficult Conversations with special guest Hilda Gan Hilda Gan
Jun 29 2022
Navigating Through Difficult Conversations with special guest Hilda Gan Hilda Gan
Difficult conversations are, well?...difficult!  Whether they are conversations you're having with family, friends, colleagues, employees, OR even talks you give on stage (virtual and physical).  What's the best way to go about having those difficult conversations? Today's guest has years of experience and shares her insights...and some success stories that stemmed from difficult conversations! Hilda Gan is the Founder and Chief People Officer of People Bright Consulting, an HR Consulting and Leadership and Team Training company. An international best-selling author, motivational speaker, leadership and team trainer and the REVUP Your Potential creator, Hilda loves to work with business owners and businesses who see people as their greatest assets.With a diverse career in nursing,  IT, Engineering, and HR, Hilda combines 25+ years of HR with a serial entrepreneur's pragmatic eye for business strategy. In the late 90s, she and her husband built iTRANS Consulting, an award-winning, national Engineering firm recognized as a Best Workplaces in Canada® – top ten twice and a finalist in Canada's Best Managed Companies. The REVUP Your Potential concept is based on the success of iTRANS. Passionate about helping businesses be the best version of themselves, she was recognized in 2019 with a Business Achievement award from BWNYR for her advocacy in HR.Connect with Hilda:Website:www.peoplebrightconsulting.comSocial Channels:LinkedIn:   a question? Reach out:  askcarl@carlspeaks.caCheck out our full line of podcasting and speaking services:
Overcoming Adversity To Step Into Authenticity with special guest Lance Essihos
Jun 22 2022
Overcoming Adversity To Step Into Authenticity with special guest Lance Essihos
We've all had to face some sort of adversity to get to where we are. Whether it's a stage or a podcast, it's a journey...and everyone's road is different. Today's guest is no exception. His journey has been the focus of podcasts,  talks on various stages as well as courses he's created. He's about to launch his book, and today Lance Essihos shares how to go from that place of adversity, step into authenticity and make real connections. Lance W Essihos is the host of the University of Adversity Podcast. He created this podcast to help people learn from stories of adversity, which has ranked Top 50 on iTunes Worldwide and the Top #5 in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 20 Podcasts That Will Help You Grow in 2020 List.Lance W Essihos is a top-ranking podcast host on Apple Podcast, Spotify, YouTube, and more. He created a platform so that people can learn from stories of adversity, grit, and success. He has interviewed over 300 inspirational people all over the world which has seen global success, ranking in the top 20 on Apple podcast charts in Canada and the Top 100 in all major markets, including and not limited to Australia, Japan, Uk, and the USA.As an experienced veteran with adversity, Lance has faced some of life’s most difficult challenges. He battled an addiction to drugs and alcohol for over a decade, lost his brother to suicide, and lost his father to cancer.As a promise to himself, Lance made a goal to create a new life for himself by leaving an impact on as many people as possible. His goal was to leave the world in a better place than he found it. Lance has made it his mission to facilitate the message of positive change through adversity and encourage people to see the light through the darkness of life’s worst moments.Today, he has surpassed his mission of making the world a better place and continuing this journey. Lance has given other people the platform to tell their stories of adversity and hardship. He has also empowered countless others to overcome the challenges they are facing in their own lives. Lance is a role model to those who want to better themselves, seek personal development, and desire long-lasting fulfillment.Connect with Lance:Website: PreSale link my Brain Profile: Channels: Instagram:    @lance.essihos Facebook:   Youtube: LinkedIn: a question? Reach out:  askcarl@carlspeaks.caCheck out our full line of podcasting and speaking services:
Navigating Through Speaking Fear And Stage Fright To Grow A Big Business, with special guest Elisa Di Napoli
May 21 2022
Navigating Through Speaking Fear And Stage Fright To Grow A Big Business, with special guest Elisa Di Napoli
The quickest, most effective way to grow your business, brand and elevate your credibility is to speak. Whether that be on stage, on podcasts, or in networking meetings, folks connect more with you when you share your message with them.  For a lot of business professionals, the fear of speaking or stage fright keeps them stuck...in some cases, paralyzing them from achieving their biggest business goals! Today's guest helps break down those barriers with simple techniques to stand in confidence and be seen as the go to expert! Elisa Di Napoli is the best-selling author of the book, online course, and podcast Dare to Be Seen which helps artists command the stage, magnify their presence, and defeat stage nerves so they can share their gifts with their audience and shine their light on the world.She is an artist coach, hypnotherapist, and multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter. She also helps artists who need to find a way forward, get their project going, or figure out how to turn their creative, artistic, or performance skills into a new venture.Under the moniker is Elyssa Vulpes she has produced 12 albums, with a focus on inner transformation through sometimes dark and atmospheric sometimes comedic storytelling.She has been featured on radio, podcasts, blogs, and online magazines.Connect with Elise: (free book Dare to Be Seen) (free masterclass on stage nerves) (Online Course “Dare to Be Seen”) (my music)
Are You Memorizing Or Internalizing Your Speeches, with special guest Eddie Rice
May 12 2022
Are You Memorizing Or Internalizing Your Speeches, with special guest Eddie Rice
In my career as a broadcaster, podcaster and speaker I've been blessed with the opportunity to have some amazing conversations with some very skilled and worldly individuals. They've all shared their stories, their passions, and how they're making changes to leave behind a legacy. Today's guest is no exception.  Eddie Rice has been speaking and helping people with their speeches for ages! One thing that I liked about our conversation was we both agreed that, presentations and speeches are more than just a memorized talk: there's a deeper internalization needed, if you really want to connect and cement your ideas with the audience!  Eddie is a professional speechwriter with over 10 years of experience in helping business leaders, keynote speakers, TED talk presenters, and everyday people, enhance the messagesthey tell through great storytelling and structure. He started out as an 8th grade science teacher but turned his love of rhetoric into a profitable freelance career. He also madethe transition from freelancer to fully employed. As a speechwriter, he has worked with CEOs, college presidents and trustees, superintendents and principals, business owners, authors, politicians, organization leaders, nonprofit executive directors, and everyone in between. Public speaking and speechwriting are equalizers: we all want to say just the right words whether it's small groups or large audiences.Connect with Eddie: a copy of his book:Amazon link: a question? Reach out:  askcarl@carlspeaks.caCheck out our full line of podcasting and speaking services:
SOS Workshop May 10: The 5 Myths Keeping You from Launching Your Book or Podcast
May 4 2022
SOS Workshop May 10: The 5 Myths Keeping You from Launching Your Book or Podcast
So excited about this special crossover episode with Katherine Burrows to give you a sneak peek about the FREE collaborative workshop we're offering Tuesday, May 10, 2022, from noon to 1:30 pm eastern time!Register here: reach out to either of us if you have any questions. Our contact info is below.CARL RICHARDS, PODCAST PRODUCTION MADE SIMPLECarl Richards has spent more than 25 years behind the microphone, entertaining and influencing audiences worldwide. He’s a TEDx Speaker and emcee, host of the Speaking of Speaking Podcast, and the founder and CEO of Carl Speaks. Carl helps entrepreneurs find their voice, launch world-class podcasts, and grow thriving and profitable businesses. He lives with his spouse in Gananoque Ontario Canada and enjoys boating in the 1000 Islands.Connect with Carl RichardsWebsite: BURROWS, KATHERINE BURROWS CREATIVEKatherine Burrows helps purpose-driven experts make a bigger difference by getting their big ideas into books and out into the world to multiply their impact and their profit. She is known internationally for her intuitive understanding, perceptive observations, and ability to write accurate descriptions. Katherine hosts The Write Connection podcast, which is designed to help you choose the right words and stories in your business book to create authentic connections with your prospects, clients, network, and communities.Katherine’s personal alchemy of literary storytelling, human psychology, business marketing, and unwavering passion provides her with the unique and powerful insight to bring out the authentic character of the expert and their business in a voice - YOUR voice - that will improve lives, influence others, and even change the world.Connect with Katherine Burrows CreativeWebsite:
Ramping Up Speaking Success with Unshakable Confidence, with special guest Sharon Rolph
Apr 13 2022
Ramping Up Speaking Success with Unshakable Confidence, with special guest Sharon Rolph
What does it take to really own the platform?  Is it having a seamless talk, a compelling offer, a heartfelt story?  Sure, all of those things definitely help you win over your audience and measure your success. However without confidence, you'll most likely falter somewhere along the way...even IF you have the compelling (no brainer) offer, the kick ass talk and the 'tug at the heartstrings' story.' Carl and his guest talk about a number of things, including how to have 'unshakeable confidence/ when it matters the most. When Sharon retired from Boeing in 2016, she put her skills as a Behavioral Scientist to work as a Retirement/Essence Coach. That’s also when she was bouncing off the walls trying to figure out if each day was productive.  She formed her Essence statement and that rescued and helped her live every day from her inner spark.  Sharon has created 53 retirement podcasts, started a Boomers MeetUp group, and presented, 'What Do I Want To Do in Retirement?' workshops at senior centers. She’s focusednow on empowering everyone to “gloriously succeed and win a satisfaction and triumph” In retirement. Without a title, team, or task, Boomers need to find a new place to fit in, to matter, and to make a difference.LinkedIn Profile Link) Sharon to participate in Avatar topic research. She'd love to hear from you!Sharon@effortlessvitality.orgGot a question? Reach out:  askcarl@carlspeaks.caCheck out our full line of podcasting and speaking services:
Speaking To More Profits with special guest Justin Glover
Feb 2 2022
Speaking To More Profits with special guest Justin Glover
YES! You can make money from speaking. A lot of money! You can also lose money from speaking...a lot of money! That's not where most speakers want to be. Most speakers, whether they be coaches, consultants or other business professionals, don't plan to fail. Sometimes it happens. Today's guest explains how to stay out of the red while ramping up profits! About Justin...Justin's goal… to help serious business owners generate more clients, close more sales and increase their overall revenue and profits… quickly and inexpensively.If you’re interested in adding an extra $500,000 to your bottom-line revenue over the next 12 months… without selling more time for money… then he can help!Justin specializes in sales and marketing for small business owners. Over the years, he's developed a keen understanding of the complex issues facing small business owners in the type of volatile economy we have today.His team has spent more than 10 years and $2 million dollars developing the world’s first E-Learning Marketing System – currently being used by more than 5000 small business clients in 50 countries around the world to grow their business to multimillion-dollar status and beyond.It’s considered by many of the world’s top business professionals to be the most powerful client attraction program available anywhere today.Justin has a special talent for helping business owners create competition-crushing marketing. This process begins by exposing the flaws in marketing that almost all small business owners fall prey to and explain why these flaws are stifling the growth of all business owners today.In addition, his team has developed numerous training programs for business owners who prefer a do-it-yourself model. Each video lesson provides a step-by-step approach that enables any business to instantly produce more leads, close more sales and see a dramatic increase in revenue and profits.Justin's Business Growth model is perfectly positioned to help business owners realize their dream of creating their own multimillion-dollar business that feeds their passion to achieve personal, financial and professional freedom.