Public Speaking

460 – That Time I Felt Like A Complete Fraud

by Cliff Ravenscraft on July 29, 2016


I was recently invited to be a guest on Tammy Helfrich’s Right Where You Are podcast. Over the years, I’ve been a guest on hundreds of podcasts. This interview was, by far, one of the greatest times that I’ve spent as a guest on someone else’s show.

For those who are not familiar with how I got my start in the podcasting world, how I turned my love for podcasting into a full-time career and what has transpired since, this interview is a great overview of what has transpired over the past 11 years. After we were finished recording, I knew that I wanted to share the recording here in my own podcast and Tammy was gracious enough to agree to having me share it with you here.

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424 Do You Want To Become A Paid Public Speaker?

by Cliff Ravenscraft on November 6, 2015


Webinar: How To Get Booked & Paid For Public Speaking
In this episode of Podcast Answer Man, I introduce you to my great friend, Grant Baldwin. Grant and I are hosting a very special webinar this Wednesday, November 11th at 3pm Eastern Time. The webinar is devoted to helping you get booked and a paid for public speaking.

The webinar will cover…
– A proven process for getting booked and paid to speak.
– 3 secrets that lead to massive confidence as a speaker.
– 3 myths about public speaking.
– How to avoid the biggest mistake when contacting potential event hosts.
– How to find speaking engagements that are the perfect fit for you.
– Plenty of Q & A.


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My Closing Keynote for Podcast Movement 2014 (00:06:25)
In this episode of Podcast Answer Man, I share the audio recording of the closing keynote address that I gave to those who attended the Podcast Movement conference on Sunday, August 16th and 17th, 2014 in Dallas, Texas.


Podcast Movement 2014 | Closing Keynote
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In my talk, I explained that if you have a clear message that people can grasp on to, if you genuinely care about other people, if you are intentional about creating environments of community and you are willing to just be yourself, you will have a powerful and positive impact in the lives of those who listen to your show. (Photo Credit: giovanni gallucci)

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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.


The next SCORRE conference event is going to be held October 14-17 in Vail, CO. For those of you who would be able to invest in this conference, I encourage you to go register today at and use promo code “CLIFF” to save $150 off the cost of your registration.

Here’s a video that I created right after I returned from attending the event earlier this year.

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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How I Became A Confident Public Speaker!

May 11, 2013

Over the past two years, I have made a decision to put a great deal of focus on getting more involved in public speaking. In a short amount of time, I have made it to the place where I am being paid to speak at events. I have already given my first Keynote address, where […]

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297 SCORRE Conference – Twitter Archive – Posterous Shutting Down – And More!

February 21, 2013

The SCOORE Conference I’m very excited to announce that I have officially registered for the SCORRE Conference in an effort to take my public speaking to a whole new level. If you have been thinking about improving your own speaking skills, I encourage you to listen to this episode to find out what this conference […]

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