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|

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|