EP 28: How Major Media Helped Me Become A Better Speaker
If you happen to be a creative speaker who's been wanting to put themselves out there more, this episode is for you! Over the last decade, I have had my fair share of media experience from local to national to international. And I know I rarely talk about it, but I really want to pull back the curtain and let you in, because it has made such a huge impact on my speaking journey! Don’t get me wrong, there were a lot of difficult things that came with doing these media opportunities that I will share with you as well. But if you want to start participating in media opportunities, I really want you to see the whole picture of how those opportunities have unexpectedly made me a much better speaker. And I hope they will do the same for you!
Episode takeaways you don’t want to miss:
It is really important to have the right mindset with media opportunities and walk into them with the right expectations so that we don't get burned, upset, or disappointed.
When you participate in media, you cannot control the outcome of that interview. You have to be willing to let go of how others may perceive you.
By getting uncomfortable with the unknown, letting go of the control and becoming more versed in discussing your topic and answering questions on the fly, you’ll build your confidence on the stage.
If you can navigate an interview (where you have no idea what will be asked of you) you can certainly handle a well-rehearsed presentation and Q&A session like a pro at speaking events.
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