Beyond Speaking

Beyond Speaking

By Brian Lord
World class motivational speakers share some of the best stories they use to motivate and inspire millions. Each guest’s stories convey valuable lessons for leaders, managers, and anyone striving for excellence in work and life. The host of the podcast, Brian Lord, has worked with the world’s top speakers for more than twenty years and uses this experience to draw out the full value each guest has to offer.

In-depth conversations with the world’s most in-demand keynote speakers. Learn valuable secret insights from some of today’s best presenters and experts in business, leadership and more.
Available on 6 platforms
Dr. Natalie Stavas - Running + Compassion
Award-winning Harvard physician and Boston Marathon bombing humanitarian, Dr. Natalie Stavas shares her story of that day, how running helps her with ADHD and tips from growing up as a farm kid in Nebraska. Learn how to bring Dr. Natalie Stavas to your next event: https://premierespeakers.com/natalie_stavas
23:41
December 11, 2018
Greg Gumbel - March Madness, The Olympics and Confidence
Emmy winning sportscaster Greg Gumbel shares his journey from small market broadcasting to the national stage, the grind of covering march madness and the secret to success that he learned from his father. Learn how to bring Greg Gumbel to your next event: https://premierespeakers.com/greg_gumbel
24:24
December 4, 2018
Scott Harrison - charity: water
The founder and CEO of charity: water Scott Harrison shares the story of creating charity: water, getting rejected by non-profits around the world and why he put his biggest failure on the internet. https://premierespeakers.com/scott_harrison
39:18
November 6, 2018
Mike Staver - Got A Minute?
Leadership expert and coach Mike Staver shares the story behind building his upcoming app, Got a Minute, writing his new book on touring around America on his motorcycle and witnessing a gang fight at Sturgess.
15:38
October 23, 2018
Passing Zone - America's Got Talent and the Truth About Juggling Chainsaws
Guinness World Record holders Passing Zone share stories of behind the scenes on America’s Got Talent, getting fired at Disneyland and their biggest onstage accident. Spoiler alert- a poorly thrown chainsaw was involved...
17:40
October 16, 2018
Joan Lunden - Working As A Woman In Television
Award-winning journalist and TV pioneer Joan Lunden shares how a rival TV station helped her land a dream job, her battles working in a male-dominated industry and how she made it to Good Morning America.
25:23
October 9, 2018
Daymond John - Sharks, Kardashians and the Next Generation
Star of Shark Tank, entrepreneur and New York Times best-selling author Daymond John shares how his job waiting at Red Lobster led to his current success, why you should be answering emails on the treadmill, and his philosophy that it's not about the numbers it's about the people.
18:12
October 2, 2018
Jason Chaffetz - Behind the Scenes Look at a Life in Congress
Former congressman Jason Chaffetz shares the stories behind his new book The Deep State, why he slept on a cot in his congressional office and his experience working at Harvard. Jason also shares how he first got involved with politics, his experience as the Chairman of the House oversight committee, the truth about the deep state in America, and the process of writing his new book with Harper Collins
12:56
September 25, 2018
Rudy Ruettiger - From Notre Dame To Hollywood
Legendary Notre Dame football player and the inspiration for the movie that shares his name Rudy, Rudy Ruttiger shares his path to Notre Dame, how he got his story to Hollywood and the importance of making relationships.
18:32
September 18, 2018
Col. Mark Tillman - The Unknown Backstory of 9/11
Former Air Force one Pilot Col. Mark Tillman shares his untold story of flying the president on 9/11, deciphering information in the fog of war and bringing the Commander-in-Chief to Ground Zero
21:58
September 11, 2018
Mike Ditka - Lessons from an NFL Legend
Legendary NFL coach and player Mike Ditka shares how football has changed over the years, why only some quarterbacks are true leaders and advice to youth coaches.
19:58
September 4, 2018
Joe Dombrowski - Teaching and Being Yourself on Social Media
Educator and social media personality Joe “Mr. D” Dombrowski, shares how to grow your social media brand, awkward classroom situations, and how studying improv made him a better teacher. Joe Dombrowski's viral classroom video where he made up words for a spelling test garnered him over 20 million views and landed him on the Ellen DeGeneres show, which launched his speaking career. So buckle up and get ready to learn how to become insta-famous.
18:31
August 28, 2018
Susan Cain - Introverts Are Not Inferior
This week we have the author of the New York Times bestseller Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, Susan Cain, as she shares the story behind her famous Ted Talk, the secret powers of introverts and why introverts and extroverts make great couples.
22:33
August 21, 2018
Jay Baer - How To Create Word of Mouth
Internet pioneer, and the most inspirational speaker on marketing, word of mouth, and customer service Jay Baer shares his secrets on how to truly create word of mouth through talk triggers, the two choices every business must make to change their future, and why you absolutely have to go to the best-rated amusement park on Trip Advisor, Holiday World.
15:13
August 14, 2018
John O'Leary - On Fire: Ignite a Radically Inspired Life
John O’Leary shares his story of survival from a fire that left him with burns over 100% of his body. What legendary baseball broadcaster Jack Buck did for him, and what it was like to return to the Cardinal’s Busch Stadium.
25:25
August 7, 2018
Donald Miller - Why Your Story Is So Important
Multiple New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur and writer of "Building a Story Brand" Donald Miller shares the ways story shape our lives, tips to be more like Obi-Wan Kenobi and how a clear and concise message won an election.
22:55
August 1, 2018
Elisabeth Hasselbeck - Living Life Like a Walk On
Elisabeth Hasselbeck stops in to share her story of how she ended up at a dinner with the Queen of England, wisdom she learned from Barbara Walters and how to handle failures as a mother.
22:12
July 10, 2018
Kelly McDonald - Working with People Who Aren’t Like You
Marketing guru and best selling author Kelly McDonald shares why you don’t have to like the people you work with, ways to respectfully disagree and why diversity isn't always what you think it is.
18:51
July 3, 2018
Tim Sanders - The Beatles, Yahoo and Disruptive Collaboration
Tech pioneer and best selling author of Love is the Killer App, Tim Sanders shares why Ringo was actually the key to the Beatles success, the power of fours and the secret of disruptive collaboration.
24:21
June 26, 2018
Justin Forsett - The NFL, Shark Tank and Beyond
NFL Pro Bowl Running back and Shark Tank Entrepreneur Justin Forsett shares some of his toughest moments on the field, being roommates with the mercurial Marshawn Lynch and the importance of having a huddle.
25:11
June 12, 2018
Remembering Astronaut Alan Bean
We have a special episode this week remembering astronaut, artist and the fourth person to walk on the moon, Alan Bean.
15:18
June 5, 2018
Mac Anderson - Successories, 212 and Potato Salad
Entrepreneur and best selling author Mac Anderson stopped by to share the story behind creating those classic motivational posters we all know and love, the importance of building a service focused culture and the most dramatic potato salad story you've ever heard.
15:12
May 29, 2018
Keith Ferrazzi - The Art of Co-Elevation
New York Times best selling author Keith Ferrazi explains the power behind co-elevation, what truly makes a great leader and why vulnerability can be your best asset.
17:39
May 22, 2018
Tony Seba - 2020: The Decade of Disruption
Award winning author and disruption expert Tony Seba shares why the 2020’s will become the decade of disruption, how transportation will become more like streaming music and if flying cars will finally become a reality.
26:34
May 15, 2018
Mel Robbins - The Real 5 Second Rule
Serial entrepreneur and best selling author of the 5 Second Rule, Mel Robbins shares the story behind her powerful book, the science behind anxiety and how to level up at any moment.
28:45
May 8, 2018
Jim Morris - The Story of The Rookie
Former teacher, Major Leaguer and the inspiration for the Disney movie The Rookie Jim Morris stopped by to share what its like to try out for the majors as a 35 year old, the bet that changed his life and the importance of keeping a promise.
23:28
May 1, 2018
Mark Eaton - A Non-Traditional Path To The NBA
7 foot 4 NBA All Star Mark Eaton stopped by to share his unlikely story of getting to the NBA, the advice he was given by Wilt Chamberlain and discuss his new book the 4 Commitments of a Winning Team.
19:02
April 17, 2018
Rebekah Gregory - Boston Marathon Bombing and Life After
Boston marathon bombing survivor and author, Rebekah Gregory shares the harrowing story of that day and how losing her leg helped her find a new perspective on life.
13:17
April 10, 2018
Chad Williams - The Journey of Becoming a Navy SEAL
Author and former Navy SEAL Chad Williams stopped by to teach us how to aim small - miss small, the importance of earning your SEAL trident everyday, and how he turned a devastating loss into a desire to change the world.
23:44
March 27, 2018
Jon Gordon - Dabo Swinny, Major League Hugs and Positivity
Author of the Energy Bus Jon Gordon stopped by to tell stories from Dabo Swinney's impact at Clemson, how a hug led to playoff success for the Dodgers and the power of looking at your team from the inside out.
17:16
March 13, 2018
Archie Manning - Family, Football and Youth Sports
The father of the modern the modern NFL quarterback fraternity Archie Manning shares why he named his son Peyton, safety in football and which son he would choose in a 2 on 2 basketball game for the last piece of pumpkin pie.
15:54
March 6, 2018
Mike Mullane - The Risk and Future of Space Travel
Original Space Shuttle Class Astronaut Mike Mullane tells the story of The Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy, its impact on the country and the future of space travel as we know it.
21:14
February 20, 2018
Darrell Waltrip - The Tragedy of Dale Earnhardt's Last Race
NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip shares the story of the Dale Earnhardt tragedy at Daytona, what it takes to be a winner and the importance of taking care of your core.
13:00
February 13, 2018
John Ratzenberger - Pixar, Cheers and The Empire Strikes Back
Emmy nominated actor John Ratzenberger or as you may know him Cliff from Cheers shares his favorite one liners from the show, the importance of the working class in America and inside info about Pixar and the Empire Strikes Back.
14:01
February 6, 2018
Scott Hamilton - The Consequences of Being The Best
Olympic figure skating legend Scott Hamilton shares how to train our minds for optimism, the consequences of being the best in the world and the importance of showing up every day.
10:24
January 30, 2018
Ruben Gonzalez - The Winter Olympic Experience
4 Time Luge Olympian, Ruben Gonzalez shares what it’s like to party at the winter olympics, how Scott Hamilton inspired him to try the luge and how to get back up after your worst crash in competition.
14:00
January 23, 2018
Devon Harris - Cool Runnings & The 2018 Winter Games
Member of the first Jamaican bobsled team Devon Harris as he shares the facts and fiction behind the movie Cool Runnings, if Usain Bolt will join the 2018 bobsled team and how we each can have the mindset to set Olympic sized goals.
15:11
January 16, 2018
Michelle Singletary - Financial Advice for 2018
Financial guru and nationally syndicated columnist Michelle Singletary shares the beauty of compound interest, the power of living below your means and how to be awesome with your money
12:21
January 9, 2018
Jon Acuff - How To Keep Your New Year's Resolutions
Best selling author and career guru Jon Acuff stopped by to share how to properly set New Year's Resolutions so that you keep them, why saying something is common sense is dumb, and how to identify the things that are keeping us from the finish line.
18:48
January 2, 2018
Andy Buckley aka David Wallace - Behind the scenes of The Office
Merry Christmas! We are taking a little vacation this week so we wanted to get you inspired to binge watch one of our favorite shows over Christmas break. Actor Andy Buckley from The Office shares his story of landing the role of David Wallace, balancing life as a real life financial advisor at Merril Lynch while being the CFO of the fictional Dunder Mifflin and the joy of getting 10 second parts in movies.
17:41
December 26, 2017
Vinh Giang - Entrepreneurial Magic
Vinh Giang, award winning entrepreneur stops by to share how buying 1,000 copies of the same book led to him meeting his mentor, the value of adversity and how magic has made him such a successful business man.
15:38
December 19, 2017
Simon T. Bailey - How To Find Your Calling
Simon T. Bailey the former leader of The Disney Institute, and one of America’s top 10 corporate speakers on change shares how hard it was to get a job at Disney, the 4 questions you need to ask yourself to find your calling and the hardest speech he has ever had to give.
12:51
December 5, 2017
Andy Andrews - The Little Things That Win Championships
Andy Andrews, author of the hugely successful book "The Traveler's Gift" shares the difference between wisdom and knowledge, why quitting becomes a habit, and the secrets he has shared with the last 9 college football national champions.
18:28
November 28, 2017
Clint Hill - Secret Service Agent During The JFK Assassination
This week we share our interview with former secret service agent to JFK and Jackie Kennedy, Clint Hill. Clint shares his first hand account of the assassination of JFK including running up on to the car to protect Jackie after the shooting. Clint also reveals his opinions on the newly released documents and the evidence for Lee Harvey Oswald.
31:05
November 21, 2017
Peter Sheahan - Finding Your Eureka Moment
Innovative business thinker and author of "Matter" Peter Sheahan shares how to find your eureka moment, the power of working through the complex to get to the simple and how Burberry has kept itself relevant for over a century.
17:55
November 14, 2017
Bob Goff - The Power of "What If"
Human rights lawyer and best selling author Bob Goff stops by to share how he gets countries that hate each other to come together, the power of "what if" thinking, and how to know when to do something crazy.
23:25
November 7, 2017
Daymond John - Sharks, Kardashians and the Next Generation
Star of Shark Tank, entrepreneur and New York Times best selling author Daymon John shares how his job waiting at Red Lobster led to his current success, why you should be answering emails on the treadmill, and his philosophy that it's not about the numbers its about the people.
18:12
November 1, 2017
Donald Miller - Why Story is So Important
Multiple New York Times best selling author, entrepreneur and writer of "Building a Story Brand" Donald Miller shares the ways story shape our lives, tips to be more like Obi Wan Kenobi and how a clear and concise message won an election.
22:55
October 24, 2017
Yossi Ghinsberg - Inspiration for the New Daniel Radcliffe Movie Jungle
Amazon survivor and the inspiration behind the film “Jungle”, Yossi Ghinsberg shares his story of survival in the amazon, his true impressions of being played by Daniel Radcliffe, and what he discovered about the true meaning of life.
16:02
October 17, 2017
Judge Jeanine Pirro - Drive, Breaking Barriers and Making A Murderer
Emmy winning TV host and the first female district attorney and Judge of her area Jeanine Pirro, stops by to share her thoughts on the tv show Making a murder, advice for the next generation of female attorneys, and going to her first homicide scene.
11:40
October 10, 2017
Shaquille O'Neal - Lessons From Mom & How To Be A Leader
Brian gets 7 minutes to sit down with Shaq before a speaking gig and asks him about the influence of his mother on his life. Shaquille also shared some top secret youth coaching tips that believe it or not involve the restaurant Hooters.
09:42
October 3, 2017
Andy Buckley - Behind the scenes of NBC's The Office
Actor Andy Buckley from The Office shares his story of landing the role of David Wallace, balancing life as a real life financial advisor at Merril Lynch while being the CFO of the fictional Dunder Mifflin and the joy of getting 10 second parts in movies.
16:44
September 26, 2017
Josh Linkner - How to Hack Innovation
Award Winning Entrepreneur and New York Times best selling author Josh Linkner shares his biggest business mistakes, insights from his recent book Hacking Innovation and how to brainstorm more effectively through role playing.
18:55
September 19, 2017
Col. Mark Tillman - The Unknown Backstory of 9/11
Former Air Force one Pilot Col. Mark Tillman shares his untold story of flying the president on 9/11, deciphering information in the fog of war and bringing the Commander-in-Chief to Ground Zero
21:58
September 11, 2017
Elisabeth Hasselbeck - Living Life Like a Walk On
Elisabeth Hasselbeck stops in to share her story of how she ended up at a dinner with the Queen of England, wisdom she learned from Barbara Walters and how to handle failures as a mother.
22:19
September 11, 2017
Sean Astin - Goonies, Rudy & Hobbits Oh My
Sean Astin stops by to share stories from the set of his biggest roles and the lessons he learned from them, including how to cry on camera.
24:52
September 11, 2017
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