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|

220: Jay Izso | Internet Doctor


Jay Izso motivates and inspires audiences by speaking on how to apply psychology to enhance both business and personal areas of life.

He’s known as the “Internet Doctor” and is the author of the book, “Got Social Mediology?: Using Psychology to Master Social Media for Your Business without Spending a Dime”.

2018-03-13T15:16:21+00:00 March 13th, 2018|podcast episode|

219: Meridith Elliott Powell | Leadership


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 […]

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

218: Robert Kennedy III | Communication Expert



Robert Kennedy III helps leaders communicate more effectively with confidence, clarity, and credibility. He’s the author of the book, “7 Ways To Know You Were Meant To Lead“.


Be Bold.  That’s one tip Robert wished he knew when he began speaking in front of audiences. Messing up happens because we’re all […]

2018-02-28T00:46:11+00:00 February 27th, 2018|podcast episode|

217: Stephen Monaco | Marketing Strategist and IBM Futurist


Stephen Monaco is a forward-thinking marketing strategist who speaks on innovation, strategy, marketing, and entrepreneurship. He’s an IBM Futurist and author of the book, Insightful Knowledge: An Enlightened View of Social Media Strategy and Marketing”


After learning all he can about the audience, Stephen continues to edit and tweak the message he’s giving until […]

2018-02-21T13:51:29+00:00 February 21st, 2018|podcast episode|

216: Becky McCrary, CSP | Speaker and Trainer


Becky McCrary, CSP is a fun and funny motivational keynote speaker and trainer who has been called the Carol Burnett of Conventions, the Energizer Bunny in High-Heeled Shoes, a redhead Amy Poehler and Southern Sass.

You’ll chuckle all through this podcast! Becky is the author of “Relationship Networking on Purpose.”


At the […]

2018-02-15T21:44:55+00:00 February 13th, 2018|podcast episode|

215: Jimmy F. Blackmon | Leadership Consultant



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 […]

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

214: Chip Eichelberger | Motivational Sales Expert




Chip Eichelberger is a motivational sales expert who persuades and inspires audiences to take action on priorities in their personal or professional life. He brings a positive energy in highly interactive sessions with audiences.

His approach to speaking is different from many speakers and on this podcast, he explains how he plans and executes his talks.


As a […]

2018-02-21T02:00:27+00:00 January 30th, 2018|podcast episode|