215: Jimmy F. Blackmon | Leadership Consultant


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Jimmy Blackmon is a combat-experienced leader, speaker, author, and consultant, dedicated to motivating today’s millennial generation. He speaks to audiences on how to maximize the leadership potential of individuals in every organization.


Make sure your transition from a mesmerizing story to the applicable point works well. It’s important for the audience to feel the emotion in the story, but a speaker must also find the best transition so those listening can also understand the takeaway. Jimmy expands on this in the podcast.

When creating keynotes for different groups, his leadership message is the core.  But then Jimmy chooses from other additions to fit the occasion – listing some of those options in the podcast. He wants the audience to understand that they’re all in the “people” business. But according to the direction the group wants to take, he will pull out the sound bites applicable for the need.

On speaking for free: when beginning your career speaking for free is a valuable tool, but once you have a pricing model, be careful – do free, or an honorarium – but stay consistent in your fees.


Connect with Jimmy Blackmon on LinkedInTwitter  and on his speaking website.

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2018-02-06T19:46:32+00:00 February 6th, 2018|podcast episode|