Encore Episode: The 5 Most Powerful Moves You Can Make with Beverly Flaxington

Beverly FlaxingtonFor most of us, when we think change, we resist. There are things, it seems, that begin happening inside our body that tense up at just the idea of it.

Change is something we all have to face from time to time, but the word change sounds so abrupt, doesn’t it?

What if we could think instead to shift, much like an entrepreneur’s business idea might do when it comes to responding to changing market conditions?

Shift feels more gradual, more baby step-friendly, more evolutionary and, maybe most important, less stressful.

In her book Make Your SHIFT, Beverly Flaxington reveals the five most powerful moves you can make to get where you want to go. Change, in other words, doesn’t have to be hard.

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Encore Episode: The 9 Public Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds with Carmine Gallo

Carmine GalloIf you’re anything like me, you love learning about how the brain works and why we behave the way we do.

It’s one of the reasons why I love Carmine Gallo’s new book Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds so much. Carmine digs into much of the neuroscience behind how we respond to things like compelling stories, a speaker’s ability to convey passion, and his or her body language.

In doing so, he manages to uncover the nine secrets of all successful TED presentations.

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As Carmine argues,

Ideas are the currency of the twenty-first century, and the ability to communicate your ideas persuasively is the single greatest skill to achieving your dreams.”

Encore Episode: The Passion that Drives Apple’s Success with Ken Segall

Ken SegallEven if you don’t consider yourself a fan of all things Apple, it’s impossible to deny that the company has improved virtually every category they’ve chosen to enter.

From products and packaging, to marketing and advertising, the hits seem to far outweigh the misses. But what is it about Apple that has them firing on all cylinders more often that not?

When Ken Segall, author of the book Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple’s Success, asked himself that question, he found a common thread in all the data, feedback and meeting notes.

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In a word, it’s all about Simplicity.

Encore Episode: Surviving Job Loss with SPI’s Pat Flynn

Pat FlynnThe first time I heard the name Pat Flynn he came up three times in a single week.

There was a friend, a blog and a podcast all referencing this guy. I had to find out who he was and why he was so important.

If there was ever the perfect example of an individual honestly and ethically making his own way on the internet – employment be damned – Pat was it. A more personable, down-to-earth guy you’ll never meet.

He’s the proverbial exception to the rule. Nice guys finish last? Hardly! In Pat’s world, nice guys are right where they should be: at the top of their game and graciously showing the rest of us how it’s done.

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In his new book, Let Go, available exclusively via Kindle and the Snippet App for iOS, Pat shares his story of being let go from his job in architecture in 2008, despite doing everything right. In short, it was the best thing that could have ever happened to him.

Episode #053: Beat Your Anxiety, Build Your Confidence, Change Your Life with Fearless Speaking Author Gary Genard

Gary GenardIf you suffer fear and anxiety from just the idea of having to speak publicly in front of others, then you’ve come to the right place.

I’m excited to share with you a brand new book called Fearless Speaking: Beat Your Anxiety. Build Your Confidence. Change Your Life. by Gary Genard.

As an actor and speech coach, Gary shows you how to overcome stage fright and grow your confidence through his proven method for eliminating speaking fear. He’s even included 50 hands-on exercises!

If you suffer from speech anxiety, Fearless Speaking can change your life. With it, you can begin enjoying public speaking today, and reap the rewards!

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