321 Six Steps To Communicating More Effectively With Your Next Public Speaking Opportunity.

by Cliff Ravenscraft on August 15, 2013

scorresnIn this episode of Podcast Answer Man, I talk with Ken Davis from Dynamic Communicators International. Ken is one of the country’s most sought after motivational and inspirational speakers. He’s also the business partner of my great friend, Michael Hyatt. (Interview starts at 00:11:20)

I know that many of you have a desire to do a little public speaking to help spread your message further into the world. I really enjoy public speaking and I have often been told that I am great at it. However, with each speaking engagement that came along, I found myself paralyzed with fear about the preparation process for each talk and never really felt comfortable with what I was going to say from the stage until I was already 10 to 15 minute into my talk.

In May of this year, I attended the SCORRE Conference, which had a profound impact on the way that I communicate. I know that many folks are not yet at a place where they can invest in attending the SCORRE Conference. This is why I am so thankful to have Ken share the six steps that provide a solid foundation for taking your public speaking to the next level.

I created the following image based upon the conversation I had with Ken in this episode.


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And here’s a video that I created where I actually did a bit of “practice” before hitting the record button.

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  • Cliff, thank you for the Ken Davis interview, I gleaned several gold nuggets. 
    I’m curious to know if  these new found advanced communication techniques will have any significant influence in your podcast production formula?

  • So many of these conferences I would love to go to.  Especially the NMX. 
    When you were just starting out how did you work the conferences into your budget, since so many of them seem so expensive especially to those of us who are still trying to get off the ground.

  • akaTGIF  I have applied the SCORRE method to some podcast episodes.  However, I think it’s best used in public speaking opportunities.  Most of my podcasts have a format where I have more than one single topic/message.

  • Podcastdojo Bryan, I may try to answer this question in episode 322. 😉

  • Cliff Ravenscraft That Sir, would be awesome. Thanks for all the inspiration that you give to the community and the proof that transparency is a key to a great business.

  • Podcastdojo  I am working on episode 322 right now and Erik Fisher and I went on for 50+ minute on two topics.  I will answer your question, but I am going to move it to episode 323. 
    Quick Answer for now:
    I didn’t make room for these in my budget back when I first started, I saw them as an expense or a luxury.
    Looking back, these would have been the greatest INVESTMENTS in the future growth and success of my business.  More in episode 323.

  • Tom Wachowski Thanks for the update.  Glad you were able to get to hear the full episode Tom!

  • sukofamily

    Cliff, I just wanted to thank you for the excellent interview with Ken Davis. I loved the public speaking tips, they really confirmed a number of things I had already thought about myself but didn’t know exactly how to put it. 
    I’m looking at coming back to the US for 10 months in October. During those 10 months I’ll probably be doing public speaking on average 3-5 times per week so I want to be well prepared. I wish I could get to a score conference but right now it’s a little out of the question, maybe another year.

  • sukofamily So glad you enjoyed the episode.  And there is no doubt that you would love the SCORRE conference when you do finally get a chance to go. 😉   Best wishes for all your talks!

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