In this non-partisan, non-political (!) UK election special, Lee interviews Conservative MP presentation coach Graham Davies. Graham's clients are a who's who of the Conservative Party and he has worked with some of the most senior politicians in the land. Beyond politics and policies though, this isn't a political podcast (!) - learn how a politician has to speak differently to other speakers and how some of the worst political speeches are also good to learn from too. A candid, fun and true learning experience with two people who are very different but come together to help you learn more about the art of science of speaking. They cover using lecterns, scripts. rehearsing, venue prep, using teleprompters and much more, enjoy.
Archive for the ' keynote' Category
Ep15 - Interview with US-based Professional Speaker + YouTube viral sensation Coach Jim Johnson - made famous when his high school basketball game went viral after he substituted into the game the team manager J-Mac. J-Mac is an autistic young man who went on to score 20 points in 4 minutes! Hear more of the story here. Jim's website is here: https://coachjimjohnson.com
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Ep14 - Stagecraft mastery, using mentors, experts and comedians! Lee chats to US-based Keynote Speaker Vinh Giang https://www.vinhgiang.com/
Lee has a great chat with Vinh Giang after seeing him light up the stage in the US in 2017. Vinh talks honestly about life, family, speaking mastery and how he combined magic and speaking to become the best version of himself on stage. There is also a great little geeky fact about a microphone that you'll love!
Leon Bamforth is the current champion of the national speaking competition 'Speaker Factor'. Speaker Factor is the annual competition for the newer members of the Professional Speaking Associaton across the UK & Ireland. In this episode, Lee asks Leon to share what tips and tricks he took on board to go from a so-so speech to becoming the winner of a national competition in front of 200 professional speakers! You can find Leon at http://leonbamforth.com
Ep9 - How to win a speaking competition with Lee's guest, the award-winning speaker Leon Bamforth.
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When a fellow speaker is in your hometown, I thought that at least I could do was to say hello, pick them up, take them to the train station and record the conversation along the way! In this episode, we talk about the art and practicalities of great storytelling and much more with my guest Alan Stevens aka The Mediacoach. We also talk about the sights of Leeds, David Bowie, Emmerdale, Victoria Wood, the PSA, Comedy and peoples insecurities on stage! Enjoy and learn with a fun chat with my guest Alan Stevens aka The Mediacoach - http://mediacoach.co.uk
(P.S. People on social media can get a little wound up when they hear that you have recorded something in a car. So let me be clear: the recording device was fixed to the car and we do not touch it at all during our journey. We were in effect just having a chat in the car and happen to record it. No laws were broken in the making of this podcast, thank you!)
Ep4 - a special episode from Ambition North with Geoff Ramm http://www.geofframm.com and Phil Hesketh http://www.heskethtalking.com - Lee treats you to a second of Geoff Ramm's keynote at Ambition North business conference, then Lee, Phil Hesketh and Geoff Ramm dissect the talk and talk about what worked and why. They talk about making stories come alive, great content, the power of purpose, the pause, eyebrows, oh and they nearly get shot! Enjoy.
In Ep3 Lee interviews Past National Speakers Association President and brain expert Professor John B Molidor from Michigan State University. They talk about alcohol and speaking, after lunch speaking (!), left brain right brain myths, and lots of other tips to help you engage an audience.
We talk about presentation anxiety, should we have a beer before we speak?
Data or stories? What works best when speaking to engage an audience?
How can we do a brain-friendly presentation?
Did you know that your brain shrinks? Find out how not to make it shrink!
Dr. John B. Molidor is a Professor of Psychiatry, a CSP, and the Past President of NSA US who has always been interested in how the brain works. As a Professional Speaker, John is intrigued with how the audience’s brain receives and processes what we say. So he set out to research how one can create healthy, brain-friendly, and memorable presentations that are based on key Neuroscience Principles.
In the first-ever episode, Lee shares part 1 of his talk made at the Profesional Speaking Association's conference 'Inspire'. He shares with new speakers what he has learnt in 10 years as a Pro. Probably "The most honest talk I've ever heard about speaking".