I loved this Steal the Show podcast episode with Michael Port and Joey Coleman as they discuss the first 100 days as a professional speaker. This delightful, insightful podcast was created to inspire speakers to inspire their audience. They focus on how to pay attention to the audience’s needs and maximize their experience. I hope you enjoy!
Professional Speakers need to have strong beliefs, lightly held.
Yes, there’s contrast in that statement, but contrast is the beauty of performance. The job of a performer is to deliver a strong message while simultaneously being open to audience feedback. This is the tricky, two-sided nature of the job—one must possess the skills to provide both a powerful experience for the audience and a relatable openness during the socialization that occurs after a speech.
On today’s episode of Steal the Show, we are joined Professional Speaker, Joey Coleman. For over a decade, Joey has helped organizations retain their best customers and turn them into raving fans through his entertaining and very actionable keynotes, workshops, and consulting projects.
In this conversation, we unpack Joey’s Wall Street Journal bestseller, Never Lose A Customer Again. Joey provides insight for anyone trying to take their career to the next level. From the novice public speaker seeking his/her first paid gig to the amateur writer attempting to finish his/her first book, Joey’s insights will prove to be valuable.
You can order Joey Coleman’s Never Lose A Customer Again here.
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Steal the Points
- Contrary to popular belief, not every relationship needs to be a long-term relationship.
- Usually, the audience’s expectations are extremely low.
- The tactics speakers use to make themselves feel comfortable typically make the audience feel uncomfortable.
- Connection happens quicker when the people are at eye-level.
- Research shows that humans are afraid of those who are bigger than them.
- Figure out what the audience needs before stepping on stage, and deliver that to them.
- Listen to all of the speakers to hear what the audience has already heard.
- When giving a speech, recognize that it’s difficult to be in the audience.
- Many audience members need time to process the speech before asking questions.