219: Meridith Elliott Powell | Leadership


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Meridith Elliott Powell speaks to audiences about how to succeed in business no matter what the economy does. She’s the author of three books, the most recent is “Own It: Redefining Responsibility”.


Create and participate in a community. Community makes the difference in your speaking career and life. She goes on to expand this topic throughout the podcast.

On stories:  Have a bank of story options. However, having your audience relate and connect to the story is almost more important than having a great story.

On preparation: Interview people who will be in your audience – doing a 3-question survey, for example, is a good way to prepare for an upcoming presentation. On the podcast, Meridith provides some example questions she’s used, and how she puts those answers into play.

On speaking for free:  Meridith says that each speaking career is unique. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t speak for free, or that you should speak for free.


Connect with Meridith Elliott Powell on LinkedIn, on her website, or on Twitter.

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2018-03-07T00:03:26+00:00 March 6th, 2018|podcast episode|