Episode #013: Lisa B. Marshall, author of Smart Talk: The Public Speaker’s Guide to Success in Every Situation

Lisa B. MarshallToday’s guest, Lisa B. Marshall, is probably best known as the host of the award-winning The Public Speaker’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Improving Your Communication Skills, a podcast that has seen over 10 million downloads since it’s debut in 2008.

She is a coach and consultant helping organizations build stronger teams, manage conflict, create stronger, more effective messages, and deliver better presentations. She’s been a keynote speaker and workshop leader for well over a dozen years.

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And she’s the author of Smart Talk: The Public Speaker’s Guide to Success in Every Situation, a book considered the swiss-army knife of communication.

Lisa brings a lot to the table. In our conversation, she’ll share with us:

  • How to put your best foot forward when a new opportunity presents itself
  • Six steps to improving your conversation skills
  • How to know what to say and when to say it
  • The importance of follow up
  • Some of the 7 Rules of Networking
  • How to speak with tact and grace
  • The difference between criticism and restorative feedback
  • How to effectively handle criticism
  • How to have difficult conversations
  • The art and science of persuasion
  • And a lot more!

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Lisa on Smart Talk


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Lisa uses a Logitech Wireless Presenter whenever she’s delivering a presentation

Connecting with Lisa

If you enjoyed today’s episode, let Lisa know by sending her a tweet to @lisabmarshall

You can find Lisa on the web at lisabmarshall.com

You can order Lisa’s book Smart Talk: The Public Speaker’s Guide to Success in Every Situation through Amazon.

Books Lisa Recommends

Conversation Transformation: Recognize and Overcome the 6 Most Destructive Communication Patterns by Ben Benjamin, Amy Yeager and Anita Simon

Improvise This!: How to Think on Your Feet so You Don’t Fall on Your Face by Mark Bergren, Molly Cox and Jim Detmar

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion (Collins Business Essentials) by Robert Cialdini

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