Episode #016: Ken Davis, Author of Secrets of Dynamic Communication

Ken-DavisComedian, author and professional speaker, Ken Davis, has been training others in the art of dynamic communication for 30 years.

In his book Secrets of Dynamic Communications: Prepare with Focus, Deliver with Clarity, Speak with Power, Ken packs all this experience and training into 150 pages. I found Ken’s lesson on the two kinds of speeches (Enabling and Persuasive) worth the price of the book alone.

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It’s Not About You!

Ken’s book really helped me put my finger on what has been a hang up for me for several years. It’s not about me. When we approach a public talk concerned about what others will think of us, whether or not we’ll fill the time allotted, or other me-focused issues, we miss the point completely. The focus of any public talk you deliver should be about what you are going to give your audience, not what they are going to give you.

In today’s episode, Ken shares with us how to:

  • Prepare a speech with laser-like focus
  • Capture and hold the attention of any audience
  • Banish the fear of speaking
  • Make your presentations unforgettable
  • Utilize tension to keep an audience’s attention
  • Differentiate between the traditional method and the SCORRE method
  • And a lot more

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Ken Davis in Action

Books by Ken Davis

For a complete list of Ken’s books, check out this list of books by Ken Davis.

Connecting with Ken

If you enjoyed this episode, let Ken know by sending him a tweet to @KenDavisLive

You can find Ken on the web at KenDavis.com

Conferences produced by Dynamic Communicators International

  1. SCORRE Conference
  2. Launch Conference
  3. Platform Conference

Books Ken Recommends

The teachings of James H. Jowett on public speaking

The Works of C.S. Lewis

The Public Speaker Podcast

I had the pleasure of joining Lisa B. Marshall on the latest episode (#223) of The Public Speaker podcast as her co-host. I was able to share some of the lessons I’ve learned in 26 years as a broadcaster on how to more effectively engage with your audience.

Be the Moon and Not the Sun

I make reference to my former talent coach Tommy Kramer’s illustration on communicating in a way that is meaningful to your audience.

Dan Miller Quote

I also reference something Dan Miller said in episode #001 of the Read to Lead Podcast: “If it ever becomes clear that I’ve stopped learning, dig a hole and push me in because I’m of no use to anybody.”

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