Episode #98 The Power of Voice and Effective Communication

Episode #98 The Power of Voice and Effective Communication

Welcome to the show!

Today I'm starting a series on effective communication. I always like to bring out the communication skills before the holidays and this year is no different. But, this year I'm adding a podcast series. In this effective communication round of episodes, I'm going to cover some of the greatest challenges we face to be effective communicators in both our personal and professional lives.

In today's episode, I'll do an overview of the series and talk about what it takes to be an effective communicator as well as what most often gets in your way.

In this series, we'll be talking about things like:

Communication

Words

Non-verbal

Silent Treatment

Conflict

Giving and Receiving Feedback and more!

I hope you'll join me for this series, we all need a little help when it comes to communication, it's truly one of the most challenging yet important things we do, all day long!

I'm also running a 5-day Reclaim Your Real Voice and Communicate More Effectively challenge, I'd love for you to join me and you can sign up right here: http://captivatetheroom.com/5-day-challenge-reclaim-your-real-voice/



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Episode #97 Turning Ideas to Products and the Voice to Pitch Them w/ Filip Valica

Episode #97 Turning Ideas to Products and the Voice to Pitch Them w/ Filip Valica

Welcome to the show!

With me today is a former client and all around brilliant man, Filip Valica.

Filip has a unique business and a wonderful podcast for anyone who wants to turn an invention into a product. Filip is sharing his wisdom today with us and I know if you've ever thought about creating a product or pitching to raise funds for something you will love this show!

In today's episode Filip and I talk about:

Creating products and getting them to production,

Mistakes product creators make,

The realities around raising funds and getting a product sold,

How the voice plays into his work and his capital,

What it's like to be an introvert and having to present and pitch,

The benefits of having a podcast,

How much work is really involved in creating a more confident voice and more!

If you are interested in starting a podcast or want to improve your voice in the one you have then don't forget to sign up for my 5-Day podcast voice challenge.

This is the last call for that challenge, it starts on Sunday the 17th! I hope to work with you and you can sign up right here: http://captivatetheroom.com/5-day-podcasting-challenge-sign-up/

Guest Bio

Filip Valica has been a mechanical engineer and manager for over 12 years, designing, testing and building products. He has worked for a broad range of companies - from mom-and-pop small businesses to some of the largest corporations in the US. Filip founded The Product Startup to provide a step-by-step blueprint to aspiring product creators wanting to bring their own ideas to market.

Along with his mother, Filip came to the United States as a political refugee from Czechoslovakia when he was 7 years old. They arrived with two suitcases and $80 in cash and left behind all of their family. His journey and success in the United States prove that it's possible to create your own luck through hard work.

At an early age, Filip became the “man-of-the-house” and was responsible for fixing things around the house. After college, he pooled his savings, borrowed money from his friends, bought an inhabitable foreclosure and spent the next 2 years to make it livable.

Filip lives in Houston, Texas with his wife and daughter. After his daughter was born, he realized that he needed to focus on his passion and soon launched The Product Startup.

Filip believes that anyone can develop a product using recent advances in technology and tools - and by following the same road map many other companies currently use to commercialize their ideas. On his podcast, Filip interviews other founders and shows listeners a how they can build their products and brands on a tight budget. His hands-on point of view resonates with other action-oriented small business owners and entrepreneurs. You can find out more about Filip at https://theproductstartup.com/




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Episode #96 Speaking Domination w/ Simone Vincenzi

Episode #96 Speaking Domination w/ Simone Vincenzi

Welcome to the show!

You are in for such a treat today.

With me on the show is Simone Vincenzi who teaches coaches how to dominate in their industry through live speaking engagements. Simone is clearly an expert and he shares so much of that knowledge with us today. Simone and I had a wonderful conversation not just about speaking opportunity but core values and the truth that people are seeking.

On today's show you'll learn:

The dirt on the coaching industry,

Why it's essential to speak live in your business,

What the market is looking for in coaches and why so many are missing it,

What it takes to succeed in live speaking,

Market trends for coaches and how live speaking fits into that model, and more!

The benefits of podcasting,

What it takes to be captivating on stage and more!

Want to make a bigger impact with your voice on your podcast? Make sure you join my 5-Day Podcast Challenge, starts 9/17. You can sign up here: http://captivatetheroom.com/5-day-podcasting-challenge-sign-up/

Guest Bio

Simone Vincenzi, known as The Italian Stallion of the speaking industry is the co-founder of GTeX Community.

Simone is the Lead Facilitator of Explode Your Coaching Business and has been featured on TEDx, recognized as one of the most influential Migrant Entrepreneurs in the UK and awarded Speaker of the Year 2016 by the CPTC.

Fed up with the dirt of the personal development industry that no one talks about, he believes in changing the industry through the creation of a supportive and genuine community of coaches and speakers, helping them create seminars that convert while delivering incredible value to the audience.

Successful from a young age (he was one of the youngest Micheline Star restaurant managers in Europe), he transitioned from working in the catering industry to building a 6 figure coaching practice, and shares tools with his clients to allow them to grow from $0-$100,000.

Over the last 12 months, he has spoken in front of 5000 individuals, which included sharing the stage with Les Brown, John C. Maxwell, Simon Sinek, Trent Shelton, Jamie Smart and much more.

He has also organized over 170 events, including Gary Vee speaking from York Hall boxing ring, and he is currently speaking on more than 200 stages every year including a very controversial TEDx talk entitled, Sleeping With Your Clients.

He now works with speakers, leaders and business owners helping them create effective presentations, events, and seminars that will add 5 to 6 figures to their bottom line, without compromising their integrity and developing a unique bond with their client's.

Simone cannot live without 3 things: Speaking, basketball and playing his didgeridoo.

You can find out more about Simone and his work at www.gtex.org.uk



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Episode #95 Voice Technique for Interviewing Guest, Especially for Podcasters

Episode #95 Voice Technique for Interviewing Guest, Especially for Podcasters

Welcome to the show!

Today I am wrapping up the series on voice technique for podcasters.

As you know, because I've said it again and again, these techniques are great for anyone for any type of speaking. But, today's technique is especially great for interviews.

Obviously, on podcast many people do interviews but there are other times that you might do interviews as well.

These techniques will help you bring the words of your message to life and help ensure a more successful interview every time.

I hope you've enjoyed this series! Stay tuned for my next series on communication and voice, it should be a great one just in time for the holidays.

If you want to join my 5-Day Voice for Podcasting challenge I'd love to work with you.

You can sign up here: http://captivatetheroom.com/5-day-podcasting-challenge-sign-up/

If you want to get your podcast up and running in one day then don't miss out on my 1-day put your podcast together workshop.

You can sign up here: http://captivatetheroom.com/1-day-podcast-set-up-workshop/

As always, if you have any questions don't hesitate to reach out tracy@captivatetheroom.com



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Episode #94 Stop the Dragging S, Especially for Podcasters and On Camera

Episode #94 Stop the Dragging S, Especially for Podcasters and On Camera

Welcome to the show!

As you know we are in the middle of a series, voice technique especially for podcasters.

The truth is that all of the techniques are great for anyone in any form whether it's live speaking, online presentations, water cooler conversation. The voice is the most powerful tool you have because it's how we determine everything about you.

Now, today's episode is pretty specific to podcasters but anyone can still benefit from it if they have a dragging s. It's not the end of the world if you have one but you will get a crisper sound if you get rid of it and it's not that hard.

The exercise I give in this episode is not hard, it's just a little strange but if you will do it for about a week you will be able to stop your dragging S and get a sound that might make your life a little easier when it comes to editing.

If you are a podcaster or thinking about becoming one, or you'd just like to learn some great voice technique then you might like to join my 5-Day Voice for Podcasting Challenge.

You can sign up here: http://captivatetheroom.com/5-day-podcast-challenge-thank-you/

If you are ready to start your podcast and don't know where to begin then I'd love to help. You can sign up for my 1-day workshop that is live, online and put your podcast together from start to finish.

You can sign up for that here: http://captivatetheroom.com/1-day-podcast-set-up-workshop/

As always, thanks for listening!



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Episode #93 Stressing Words, Especially for Podcasters

Episode #93 Stressing Words, Especially for Podcasters

Welcome to the show!

The podcast voice series continues!

As you know I'm coming off the heels of speaking at Podcast Movement and before I get back to my regular voice programs and work I wanted to take the time to run a short series here on the show as well as a few programs for people who are doing or are interested in doing podcasts.

Today we are talking about adding emphasis to words which are key, especially if you are using a script for your show or other speaking. We don't know what you know and it's up to you to let us know what's important to you and what should be important to us.

Adding emphasis to words is key in that process and helps you bring the words to life which is essential if you want to touch our emotions.

I love my show and my audience and I am a huge fan of podcasting!

If you are already podcasting, this series of voice technique will help take your show to the next level.

If you aren't doing a show yet but would like to, this technique will help you when you get your show going.

If you aren't planning a podcast but still speak to anyone....ever, then these voice techniques will help you!

The truth is, the voice is the most powerful tool you have if you know how to use it.

The voice is how we determine everything about you including our relationship and whether or not we trust you enough to work with you.

It's time to invest in your voice whether you're a podcaster or not.

If you'd like to join my 5-day podcast voice challenge, you can sign up here: http://captivatetheroom.com/5-day-podcasting-challenge-sign-up/

If you'd like to join my 1-day live online put your podcast together workshop, you can sign up here: http://captivatetheroom.com/1-day-podcast-set-up-workshop/

Thanks for being a listener! I can't wait to hear your show.




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Episode #92 Breathing Technique, Especially for Podcasters

Episode #92 Breathing Technique, Especially for Podcasters

Welcome to the podcast!

I'm super excited about this series I'm rolling out starting today. I've just come off the heels of speaking at Podcast Movement and I'm more excited than ever about podcasting, podcasters and helping you sound captivating.

I'm running a small series that is directly spoken to podcasters but the truth of the matter is, these techniques I'm giving will really help anyone doing any type of speaking make a bigger impact, sound more confident and captivating.

I'm starting the series with some breathing technique which is key for everyone but essential for podcasters.

I'm also rolling out 2 very special offers.

First, a 5-Day voice on podcast challenge where you'll have an opportunity to learn some voice technique, do some recordings and get valuable feedback from me!

You can sign up here: http://captivatetheroom.com/5-day-podcasting-challenge-sign-up/

Next, if you've thought about doing a podcast but you don't know where to start I'm here to encourage you. I'm doing a 1-day workshop to help you put your podcast together from start to finish. This workshop is live online and is being held September 30th. You can find out more information and sign up here: http://captivatetheroom.com/1-day-podcast-set-up-workshop/



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Episode #91 Key Components to Successful Leadership w/ Peter Bregman

Episode #91 Key Components to Successful Leadership w/ Peter Bregman

Welcome to the show!

I'm thrilled and honored to have Peter Bregman with me today. I have followed and benefited from Peter's work on so many levels and I have no doubt you are going to get massive value from this conversation. One of the things I love so much about Peter's work is its alignment with everything I teach when it comes to sounding more confident with your voice.

In today's episode Peter and I talk about:

The power of breathing, pausing and simply resetting,

Change, why we resist it and how we lead with change for success,

Responding vs. reacting,

Being transparent and standing behind your word,

Emotional courage in communication,

Reflect, resist, replace,

Authentic speaking and TedX and so much more!

Want to sound more confident and make a bigger impact? I can help! You can find out more about me at http://www.captivatetheroom.com I'll be starting a 5-Day Voice on Podcast Challenge on 9/17 and would love you to join. You can sign up here: http://captivatetheroom.com/5-day-podcasting-challenge-sign-up/


Guest Bio

PETER BREGMAN is the CEO of Bregman Partners, Inc., a company that strengthens leadership in people and in organizations. He is the host of the Bregman Leadership Podcast, short conversations with thought leaders focused on ideas that people can use to become more powerful and courageous leaders.


He is the author of Four Seconds: All the Time You Need to Replace Counter-Productive Habits with Ones That Really Work, a New York Post top pick for your career in 2015. His previous book was the Wall Street Journal bestseller 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done, winner of the Gold medal from the Axiom Business Book awards, named the best business book of the year on NPR, and selected by Publisher's Weekly and the New York Post as a top 10 business book.

He is also the author of Point B: A Short Guide to Leading a Big Change and contributor to five other books. Featured on PBS, ABC and CNN, Peter is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review, Psychology Today, and Forbes, and his articles and commentary have appeared frequently in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Fast Company, The Financial Times, CNN, NPR, and FOX Business News.


Peter began his career teaching leadership on wilderness and mountaineering expeditions and then moved into the consulting field with the Hay Group and Accenture, before starting Bregman Partners in 1998. Peter has advised CEOs and senior leaders in many of the world's premier organizations, including Allianz, American Express, Brunswick Group, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Chase, FEI, GE Capital, Merck, Clear Channel, Nike, UNICEF, and many others.


Peter bases his work on the notion that everyone-no matter their job or level—has the opportunity to lead. Unfortunately, most don't. There is a massive difference between what we know about leadership and what we do as leaders. What makes leadership hard isn't theoretical, it's practical. It's not about knowing what to say or do. It's about whether you're willing to experience the discomfort, risk, and uncertainty of saying or doing it.

Since 1989, Peter has trained and coached all levels of management and individuals to recognize their leadership, exhibit leadership behaviors, model and stimulate change, and foster growth of their own emotional courage as well as that of their teams and colleagues.

Peter earned his B.A. from Princeton University and his M.B.A. from Columbia University. Find out more at www.peterbregman.com



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Episode #90 Using Your Voice for Good w/ Kathleen Ventura

Episode #90 Using Your Voice for Good w/ Kathleen Ventura

Welcome to the show!Today I have Kathleen Ventura with me who is on a mission to v

Today I have Kathleen Ventura with me who is on a mission to create consciousness w/ business owners, entrepreneurs, and companies around the world.

Kathleen loves our planet and has some strong beliefs about not only why you should but what you can do, even as a small business owner to make massive shifts.

Today on the show Kathleen and I talk about:

Why being a conscious entrepreneur or business owner is so important today,

How being conscious can actually increase revenue,

The sense of urgency behind her work and why we should pay attention,

Communication and its role in speaking our truth about our beliefs and more!

If you want to find out more about using your voice with confidence get the Voice Formula at www.captivatetheroom.com

Guest Bio

Kathleen Ventura is a high-performance coach, conscious consultant, and TEDx speaker. Making a move that would terrify even the bravest of nonconformists, she quit her high-pressure sales job in 2012, sold everything, and set out to ride her bike across the United States.

After 2 years of perpetual travel, she found her calling as a coach and consultant for entrepreneurs, executives, and small businesses. Kathleen now works with women who are experiencing professional success and want to use their influence to effect change and bring awareness to important issues through their personal behavior or business culture.

She is a self-proclaimed “intentional liver” on a mission to spread awareness and inspire action in ambitious leaders and to make a real difference towards social and environmental issues. Kathleen is a feminist, passionate environmentalist and advocate for plant-based eating. She believes that living intentionally, actively designing a life in alignment with one's unique values and priorities, breeds freedom and abundance. She lives in Sedona, Arizona with her husband and rescue dog and cat, living a life totally in alignment with her own values.



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Episode #89 Power of Podcasting and Digital Courses w/ Scott Paton

Episode #89 Power of Podcasting and Digital Courses w/ Scott Paton

Welcome to the show!

You are going to love hearing from today's guest and get ready to get some massive value.

Today's guest is Scott Paton who is very special to me because he taught me how to podcast! I had wanted to start a podcast for several years but was afraid of the technology. Enter Scott Paton who is a massive expert in all things podcasting, blogging, course creation and so much more.

Now Scott and I have several courses on podcasting together and I just really love working with him, learning from him and knowing him.

On today's episode Scott and I talk about:

His start in podcasting,

The benefits of podcasting,

Who should podcast and market saturation,

Online course creation,

The massive benefits of course creation you may not be aware of,

Scott's international travels and so much more!

Get ready for massive value.

If you want to find out more about sounding more confident, captivating and compelling with your voice you can get the Voice Formula video series at www.captivatetheroom.com

Guest Bio

Scott Paton has been podcasting since the spring of 2005. His podcast "Weight Loss and The Mind" hit over 375,000 subscribers in its first year and over one million downloads. He has executive produced and/or co-hosted over 35 podcasts. An internationally renowned speaker, Scott has presented to audiences from London, England to Sydney, Australia, from Vancouver, BC to New York, NY, from LA to Rwanda. Thousands of entrepreneurs and NGO's have changed their public engagement strategies based on Scott's sharing. We hope you will, too!

Scott has over 66,500 students from 176 countries taking his courses.

Scott joined Udemy in 2013. In late 2014, one of his clients inspired him to make a video course on Podcasting. He revisited Udemy and got very excited at the potential. After his course went live, Scott told his clients and many decided to make courses but needed help, so he has become a co-instructor with them while continuing to support and build his own courses. His co-topics all include areas of life-long learning by Scott, including Stock Options Trading, Alternative Health, EFT, and Relationships.



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