The Scaling Lounge: Business Strategy • Operations • Team

Building Your Business Through Speaking with Steve Corney, Part 1

January 19, 2024 Adriane Galea, Steve Corney Episode 97
The Scaling Lounge: Business Strategy • Operations • Team
Building Your Business Through Speaking with Steve Corney, Part 1
Show Notes

Speaking and communication (and possessing the presentation skills to do both effectively), make up both the original and final frontiers of brand growth.

In part 1 of a two-part series, Adriane + Steve reunite to discuss how they pulled the rug out from under their up-until-recent collab plans, in lieu of some unexpected, yet compelling detours: a series of live events that Adriane is planning, and Steve's upcoming TEDx talk!

This episode covers how each approach public speaking and the essential ingredients needed to make an audience go from, "Cool story, bruh," to "Damnnnnn...tell me more!"

Quick overview of what we cover:

  • A pulse check on the course-creation and coaching industry as it stands now, and how potential clients can be uniquely accessed via public speaking
  • How Steve has blended his learning design and facilitator backgrounds into a deep understanding of using his speaker voice 
  • Why effective and impactful public speaking goes WAY beyond 'intro...body...conclusion' frameworks
  • The venues where it's better to feed off the audience and 'wing it' vs. the places where that strategy will run you straight into the ground
  • How to best utilize speaking coaches, voice exercises...and Dr. Suess to sharpen your presentation skills
  • The one thing to be super clear on for everything else to fall into place
  • The important distinctions between keynotes, "lunch-and-learns," and TEDx talks
  • How the mundane makes us human -- and why that's sometimes a more powerful reminder than life-changing anecdotes
  • How to sense your audience's 'enough point' (aka, the critical precipice where a lot of stories (and storytellers) go wrong)
  • Why great presenters speak from the scars and not from the wounds
  • Can't wait for part 2?? DM "TEDx" to @adrianegalea on IG for an exclusive sneak peek!


CHECK OUT STEVE + ADRIANE'S PROJECT: 

  • Click here to join the FREE Speaker Growth Networking Facebook community
  • Click here to get our guide on Pitching, Auditioning for, and Landing a TEDx Talk
  • Follow us on Instagram: @speakergrowthhub


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