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306: How do you best engage an audience? with Anton Gunn

Having an engaged audience is every speaker’s desire.

How do you engage your audience? 

In this sixth and final podcast in Season 3 of the KEY5 Podcast, Sarah Jo Crawford and Robert Ferguson unpack interesting options speakers use to emotionally and physically engage their audience.

Here is some of what is included:

  • What props are useful and […]
2018-11-06T16:23:50+00:00 November 6th, 2018|podcast episode|

305: What should you include on your speaker website? with Grant Baldwin

Is a speaker website important? What needs to be included? Robert Ferguson and Sarah Jo Crawford talk about websites for speakers and explore this aspect of the speaking business. They cover

  • naming your website,
  • platforms to use for your website,
  • finding someone to build your site,
  • the important items to have on your website,
  • best […]
2018-10-30T13:34:18+00:00 October 30th, 2018|podcast episode|

304: How do you use technology as a speaker? with Evan Caroll

In this 4th episode of the third season of the KEY5Podcast Sarah Jo Crawford and Robert Ferguson discuss:

Will your presentation slides look good on the day you speak? 

  • the best aspect ratio for the slides,
  • fonts that will cause issues and why,
  • animations – what not to use and why,
  • video files – […]
2018-10-24T15:53:06+00:00 October 24th, 2018|podcast episode|

303: Public Speaking Rules – Do you break them or follow them? with Alan Hoffler

Robert Ferguson and Sarah Jo Crawford discuss the 8 “P”s of public speaking. Some call them rules and always follow them and others delight in breaking these 8 P’s. And then there’s the bonus “P”.

Do you follow the public speaking rules or break them?

Robert interviews Alan Hoffler, the author of “Presentation Sin: […]

2018-10-16T18:10:17+00:00 October 16th, 2018|podcast episode|

302: How to develop content for your speech? with Karin Wiberg

Sarah Jo Crawford and Robert Ferguson discuss these ideas on how to develop content:

  • mining social media for discussions
  • digging deeper in specific areas
  • using audience “magic moments”
  • solving a problem or pain point
  • and trending topics and their impact on your area of expertise.

On developing content… should you plan all your content ahead […]

2018-10-08T19:45:26+00:00 October 8th, 2018|podcast episode|

301: How to market yourself as a speaker? with Graeme Newell

Welcome back to our 3rd season of the KEY5Podcast! 

This season we’re raising the bar to include the delightful Sarah Jo Crawford as a co-host. The two co-hosts share relevant ideas surrounding the topic of the featured guest interview, and then you’ll hear the interview.

KEY5Podcast Season 3 will directly address Speakers’ questions.

In the […]

2018-10-03T13:18:45+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|podcast episode|

Introducing the KEY5 Podcast for speakers – by speakers!

Welcome to the KEY5 Podcast for speakers – by speakers!

The idea for the Podcast grew from the initial KEY5 Speakers Conference

The first KEY5 Speakers Conference featured 20 speakers presenting their best content in 5-minute segments in January 2017. Everything was recorded, and those speakers had a video marketing portfolio to use for their speaking businesses.

Then […]

2017-05-25T21:22:01+00:00 May 12th, 2017|miscellaneous|