Public Speaking For Leaders
By Colin Ryan
You are a leader, whether you lead a group of people, have content expertise, or want to share your message! Colin Ryan is a 10+ year comedic financial speaker, author, and award-winning storyteller. Colin is dedicated to giving you proven techniques to build your speaking confidence, connect powerfully with your audience, and have greater impact through your public speaking.
Public Speaking is an Inside Job
After I gave a training on pitching your work to clients, a graphic designer named Todd came up to me. "Here's my problem… When I'm presenting work concepts to clients, I get rattled. I feel like they're judging me, and they think graphic design isn't really that important. It's arts and crafts. I end up feeling like they're the adults in the room, and I'm the kid who needs to prove myself." This is very relatable! Here's what I said to Todd, something that all of us need to be reminded of, in order to show up as authentically and effectively as possible.... ---------------- Free resource for you to create GREATER SPEAKING CONFIDENCE! Our mini-course Complete Speaking Confidence will help with the mental game of public speaking - silence an inner critic, erase public speaking nervousness, and know exactly what your prospect/client/listener needs to hear to give you their trust. Email email@example.com and mention the title of this podcast episode, and we'll send you a code to access the course FOR FREE!
May 25, 2022
14 | How We Turned Ryan's 6 Minute Pitch Into a 1 Minute Story [Live Coaching Session]
Clarity and certainty are essential when you are packaging your talk and positioning yourself as a thought-leader! This is also key to persuading your audience to believe in the strength and value of your message. "Evidence shows people will remember one thing you say. When you speak for an hour, it's going to be something different for each person. But when you speak for a minute, you get to decide what that one thing is." My guest is Ryan Dunphy -- the founder of the Adventurous Entrepreneurs Community. Ryan is incredibly passionate about his subject and about speaking to his audience. This can create the challenge of condensing his message into something more bite-sized when he wants to share his passion about being a speaker. Ryan is one of the most supportive people I've ever met. So today I'm supporting him! And you in the process! This live demo of my pitch coaching session with Ryan will show you how to use a simple 4-step framework to share your message quickly, powerfully, and persuasively. This story format allows you to teach without being preachy, serve without sounding salesy, and tell one memorable story that supports, and flows clearly into, your main idea. ------------------------- If you would like to use this story framework to craft or strengthen your message, here are free resources to get you started: www.15feet.com.
June 10, 2021
13 | Ted Lasso and The Power of Belief
"It's been said that every sale is nothing more than getting someone to believe the solution you offer is the solution they need." "The reason you create belief is so they feel within themselves that the person they want to be is the person they can be." "Ask yourself, what is the belief that you want to create for your listener?" What is the belief that you want to create for your listener? Schedule a free 15-minute call with Colin to find out how to tell the one-minute story that makes it happen.
May 26, 2021
12 | An Honest Conversation about Mental Health with Burnout Interventionist Christine O'Neill
This is a great one! Christine O’Neill, MMSc, PA-C, ACC is a burnout interventionist, executive leadership coach, and medical clinician (and my friend!). She’s passionate about helping overwhelmed professionals learn how to make a difference while having a life by using values-based prioritization and neuroscience-informed self-coaching techniques. She specializes in professional burnout prevention/recovery, and executive coaching for people-centered leaders. Christine has worked in healthcare for nearly 30 years, gaining deep experience in direct patient care, hospital leadership, nonprofit board leadership, and grassroots political advocacy. Fun fact -- She bought a camper van in 2020 and looks forward to visiting as many National and Provincial parks in North America as possible. Christine's prioritization exercise: https://www.christineoneill.co/prioritize-your-life The Approachable Expert Sequence will help you create deeper connection with your listeners, increase your impact, tell better stories, and go from intimidating to approachable. Would you like to know more? Check out our free resources at: www.15feet.com.
May 12, 2021
11 | The Story You Need to Tell is the Story They Need to Hear
To be clear, Storytelling IS personal development. And Storytelling IS professional development. Because there are times where the toughest story for you to tell is the most powerful story for your audience to hear. Here is what you'll need to know in order to a) be comfortable & authentic when telling this kind of story, and b) achieve the results you want when telling it. Do you want greater impact and income through your speaking/presenting? Schedule a free 15-minute call with Colin or start with our free speaking resources.
May 05, 2021
10 | How to Manage Nervousness While Public Speaking
A racing mind can strike at any moment, and try to ruin a really fun thing like presenting. Here's how to invite that nervousness out of your brain and out of your life. Want to up-level your speaking confidence, content, impact, or income?? Schedule a free 15-minute call with Colin or start with our free speaking resources.
April 28, 2021
09 | Make the Leap from Workshop Presenter to Keynote Speaker
It's all about a technique I like to call Human-Expert Positioning. Want to improve your speaking confidence, content, impact, or income?? Schedule a free 15-minute call with Colin or start with our free speaking resources.
April 21, 2021
08 | The 3 Stories Your Presentation Needs
Storytelling will make your next presentation an unforgettable presentation, but only if you tell these 3 stories. Want to improve your speaking confidence, content, impact, or income?? Schedule a free 15-minute call with Colin or start with our free speaking resources.
April 14, 2021
07 | Your Two Audiences
Here is a business growth strategy that will increase the impact of your message and generate more speaking opportunities. Want to improve your speaking confidence, content, impact, or income?? Schedule a free 15-minute call with Colin or start with our free speaking resources.
April 07, 2021
06 | To Create More Impact, Do Less
Show Notes: https://www.colinryanspeaks.com/the-power-of-silence-when-presenting/ Let's explore using silence as a technique in your presentations, inspired by a lesson I learned IN THE MIDDLE OF a Moth storytelling performance in front of 1,000 people. I had the opportunity to perform my story for a very large crowd, in a beautiful theatre, amidst a roster of talented storytellers and a celebrity host. There’s a tremendous amount of pressure to do well. Put another way, there’s a tremendous amount of pressure not to mess it up. You’re speaking in front of a lot people, and it’s black-box theater lighting. The audience is completely dark, just a faceless energy out there somewhere. You’re standing in the middle of a 100 feet wide stage, staring into blinding spotlights, and pretending you haven't been thinking about this moment this for weeks. I launch into my story, and soon enough I’m in the rhythm of it. I’ve crafted every word, memorized every line and practiced it over and over again. Two thirds of the way through, my mind goes completely blank... What’s the #1 thing you want speaking to add to your life? Let’s make a plan on how you’ll get there. Schedule a free 15-minute No-Sales-Pitch call with Colin or start with our free speaking resources.
February 24, 2021
05 | Promote Yourself to Speaker ASAP with Lindsey Lathrop
Lindsey Lathrop is a certified business & negotiation coach, and a Top 100 Global Facilitator with Google’s #IAmRemarkable Initiative. Lindsey is not only my wife and favorite person in the world, she has also been my personal negotiation coach throughout my speaking career, and someone who instinctively and tirelessly adds value to the people around her. In this conversation we talk about: · How Lindsey turned a childhood wound into a superpower to help others. And because she’s such a talented coach, she presents a unique way you can do the same when clichés like “Just love yourself” don’t seem to solve anything. · How she came to realize that workshop presenting IS speaking, and what she learned from giving 50 (!) workshops in 2020. · The results she achieved by acknowledging that the world is probably not going to put a microphone in your hands and dub you a speaker, but you don’t need it to. So she went ahead and did that for herself, and has seen significant business growth. Lindsey is powerful proof that you can promote yourself to speaker, do the minutes to become a more confident and charismatic presenter, and then watch how it changes your life and business. Learn more about Lindsey at her website, and follow her on Instagram at @coach_lins.
February 10, 2021
04 | A Great Lesson I Learned by Getting Rejected
Show Notes: https://www.colinryanspeaks.com/episode-4-curate-your-feedback/ In this episode, Colin tells a story he's never made public: the story of the biggest speaking backfire of his career. And more importantly, what it can teach us about managing emotions, choosing your path, and protecting your courage. 10+ years of speaking will create a ton of amazing opportunities and experiences. But that willingness to put yourself out there is both a competitive advantage and a predictable risk. "When you present, you put yourself in public. Which means you put yourself in the fragile and precarious spot where almost anyone you're in front of can give you feedback of any kind." Come for the great lessons, stay for the schadenfreude. What’s the #1 thing you want speaking to add to your life? Let’s make a plan on how you’ll get there. Schedule a free 15-minute No-Sales-Pitch call with Colin or start with our free speaking resources.
January 06, 2021
03 | Make a Dry Subject Come Alive with Kelsa Dickey, Founder of Financial Coaches Unite
Show Notes: https://www.colinryanspeaks.com/episode-3-kelsa-dickey/ Kelsa Dickey, along with her husband Michael, are the founders of Fiscal Fitness PHX and Financial Coaches Unite, and has been featured on CNN Money, USA Today and MSN Money. Kelsa is as sharp as they come and has helped countless people through her coaching, yet she is quick to show real candor and authenticity about her own mistakes and journey. This makes her an approachable expert, something all presenters should be striving for. In our conversation we talk about: why business-owners bootstrap (and how to recognize when it’s leading you away from joy and toward burnout); ways you can motivate your audience/listener to take action when that action won’t pay off for a long time; the surprising results you get when you serve your audience with both your content expertise and a beginner’s mind at the same time Kelsa also has a podcast, and two episodes in particular made me want to interview her for Courageous Presenters. Those episodes are: Coach Kelsa’s Top 5 Money Mistakes & How Money Changes the Way You Think & Feel What’s the #1 thing you want speaking to add to your life? Let’s make a plan on how you’ll get there. Schedule a free 15-minute No-Sales-Pitch call with Colin or start with our free speaking resources.
December 16, 2020
02 | Stage Fright Tips that Actually Work, with Ken Fleisher
Show Notes: https://www.colinryanspeaks.com/episode-2-ken-fleisher/ Ken Fleisher is the creator of Stage Fright Relief, and helps people overcome public speaking nervousness. In our interview, Ken talks about: the types of performance anxiety that show up in lots of arenas of life beyond just public speaking; why there's so much unhelpful advice out there about overcoming pre-presentation jitters; specific ways you can calm yourself when nervousness hits; and the moment it all changes for his clients (which also happens to be why he does this work!). For Ken's website and and to get your own stage fright assessment, go to: Discover.StageFrightRelief.com. What’s the #1 thing you want speaking to add to your life? Let’s make a plan on how you’ll get there. Schedule a free 15-minute No-Sales-Pitch call with Colin or start with our free speaking resources.
November 18, 2020
01 | Make An Impression Without Saying A Word, with Styled Sharp CEO Tavia Sharp
Show Notes: https://www.colinryanspeaks.com/episode-1-tavia-sharp/ The podcast begins! This episode I'm talking with Tavia Sharp. Tavia is an image consultant for men and the founder & CEO of Styled Sharp. Tavia gives advice anyone (not only men) can apply, and talks about: Overcoming her fear of public speaking, only to overcome it again to start virtual speaking; A tip to connect when the audience is different from you; Why you should be using your image to differentiate yourself rather than to blend in. Check out Tavia's work at styledsharp.com or on social at @styledsharp. What’s the #1 thing you want speaking to add to your life? Let’s make a plan on how you’ll get there. Schedule a free 15-minute No-Sales-Pitch call with Colin or start with our free speaking resources.
October 13, 2020