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Get nervous and lose your words in meetings? Think aloud or ramble? Tune in for practical tips on how you can speak with confidence, authority, authenticity and impact. Your host is Cat Matson of Impactful Presenters. Companion Facebook group where you can have your questions answered is at https://www.facebook.com/groups/speakingconfidence
 
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Panel discussions are such a powerful and EASY way to increase your credibility, establish your authority and build your profile in your field. I’ve been a participant in or moderated more panel discussions than I can count … they are hands down my favourite speaking format because they’re so fun, enjoyable, easy to prepare and such a great way to …
 
Frustrated that it feels like people aren't heeding your advice, or aren't jumping on board your cause? Ever wondered how effective influencers make their influence? Well, in this episode I explore the importance of investing in the long game of influence and how consistent ‘micro conversations’ are a key to making an impact. I also share a couple …
 
Ever wondered how messages become sticky? How to have your messages repeated back to you? Well that's exactly what I discuss in this episode and how I now have people 'giving back’ my key messages to me, or citing them in their own presentations and discussions. It's like the speaking version of a viral meme on social media … and it's powerful evid…
 
Social media videos – we know they’re important for getting our message out there, we know they’re important to the social media algorithm … but gosh, for so many people, they really SUCK. Or at least, that’s how we feel about them. In this episode, I share my top tips for delivering short format social media videos that are natural, authentic, eff…
 
Making the complex simple DOES NOT mean dumbing things down. In fact, I remember the theoretical physicist, Dr Brian Greene (who specializes in string theory) say something to the effect of, you do your audience, and humanity, a disservice, when you dumb your information down. Make your information understandable … but not dumb. Invite people ‘up’ …
 
Making magic is the ultimate outcome, for me, when talking about making an impact and it’s presented as the pinnacle of The Speakers’ Journey in the Impactful Presenters Program, where people move from Knowledgeable but Nervous, to Cautiously Confident; to Capable AND Confident then Spontaneously Confident, to Moderating and Facilitating Impact and…
 
The world seems to be a miserable place sometimes, doesn’t it? And sometimes, when I look at the ‘entertainment’ industry (TV, movies, books), I feel like people are competing for the ‘misery porn’ … how bad can we make people feel? Well, I don’t like feeling miserable … and I’ve personally never found it a motivating force for change. So in this e…
 
It’s awards season! Well, business awards season anyway! And I was asked by a member of the Impactful Presenters community for my tips on preparing for an acceptance speech as she’s a finalist (woot!) … so I thought I’d share my tips here too. Even if you’re not a finalist right now, listening may well encourage you to enter those next awards … bec…
 
There are SO MANY things to be upset, angry and frustrated about these days. Outraged, even. And in fact that white hot anger is often what drives us to lead change. To speak up. To listen to podcasts like this so we can make a difference. But moral outrage and righteous indignation are NOT ingredients for making effective impact. Especially when i…
 
Swearing when presenting? Can we? Should we? If you’ve seen me present in person you’ll know I’ve been known to swear a bit on stage. If you’ve had a conversation with me, you’ll know I can swear like a trooper! But when it comes to presenting with impact, does swearing help your hinder your cause? In this episode I talk about swearing when present…
 
Rambling is DEFINITELY not what we want when we’re aiming to speak with confidence and impact. But riffing, well, that’s a completely different story. But often times people think when they’re talking conversationally they’re rambling and therefore they’re not effective. But riffing is quite different to rambling and is a really powerful technique …
 
As experts, leaders, business owners and change makers, we often fall into the trap of thinking with need to tell our audience EVERYTHING we know in order to convince them of our credibility. The problem is, that has the complete opposite effect of our outcome …. and we instead bore or overwhelm our listener. In this episode I talk about how to MOV…
 
We've all been there! Yawning through a presentation that could have been delivered by email because the slide deck is saying what the speaker is. Sooooo boring. And yet, that's often the very thing we do ourselves when given the opportunity to present. In this episode you'll hear about a data-heavy, speaker-heavy event I recently MC'd where it cou…
 
There's a fine line we walk when we're trying to convince people to take action. And when we get so passionate, enthusiastic and even earnest about helping people, we can come across as 'telling', instead of ‘inviting'. And, as anyone who's ever tried 'telling’ anyone anything, you know it's not the most effective way to get people to take action. …
 
Have you ever had to pitch? Pitch your start-up idea, pitch for investment or grant funding or just pitch an idea at work? There's no doubt it can be daunting! Especially if you have a restrictive format you need to use and a tight time limit! In this episode I talk about how you can still bring authenticity and emotional connection into a restrict…
 
So, how do you find opportunities to speak? That is, if you're looking to build your business or professional profile through speaking engagements, how do you find and secure those opportunities?That was the question that was asked in the Speaking with Confidence Facebook group ... and here is the answer. Do you have a question you'd like answered?…
 
In our desire to establish authority and credibility, we can overload our presentations or conversations with information, data, story and details. Or our nerves or imposter syndrome can have us over-share, ramble and drown our audience in information But that over-sharing can come at a cost. In this episode I explore why we say too much, the profe…
 
In this special Impact Makers episode I talk to Emma Rhoades on why she left her corporate gig to set up Her Leadership Journey, why she's on a mission to fix our workplaces and how speaking with impact has changed the game for her.על ידי Cat Matson
 
Meetings are one of the many ways that we become unconscious professionally. They're dreary, they feel like a waste of time and so we show up and not contributing, waiting for them to be over so we can get back to our task lists. But, chances are you spend a lot of time in meetings ... and if you're not proactive in all these professional conversat…
 
The ability to speak with clarity, confidence, authenticity and authority is the secret sauce to professional influence and success. It's not another degree, years more experience or waiting until you're in a position of authority. Which is awesome ... because it's SO MUCH easier to boost your speaking skills than investing years in those other thi…
 
Do you ever find yourself getting SO excited about all.the.things. you want to say to someone ... that you end up drowning them in information? They look shellshocked and you scramble to make them understand what it was you were trying to say? Well, that's what this episode is all about; how to convey your enthusiasm and excitement for a topic in a…
 
People often think that confidence is all you need to be an impactful speaker. Well, you can be confident, but still not be impactful (ask me how I know!). In this episode I talk about how I went from confident but not effective, to confident AND impactful. To ask me a question about how you can become more impactful when you speak, head over to th…
 
Now that we've emerged from the pandemic into a new normal, hybrid meetings, ones where we have people in person AND online, are becoming pretty normal. But they can really suck for the online attendees as they get forgotten ... because, after all, it's easier to engage with the people in the room than the ones online, right? That's what we're talk…
 
Ever felt like you 'fluff it' when it comes to introducing yourself at a networking event? In this episode I explain how to use the Earn-The-Right technique to introduce yourself in a way that your audience 'gets' you AND remembers you, so they mentally file you in their mind. For more on the Earn The Right framework I talk about, listen to episode…
 
When Breanna Barnes took a secondment role to support entrepreneurs go on overseas trade missions, she didn't realise just how important speaking with impact was going to be. In this special 'Impact Makers' episode of Speaking with Confidence, we talk about the value of exposing ourselves to new environments, the extraordinary startup talent we hav…
 
Meetings: for most of us are the the most regular and frequent place where we get to make an impact. Or not. So how do you get a meeting back on track when it's lost direction? That's the topic of this episode. Do you have a speaking question you'd like answered? Ask away in the Speaking with Confidence Facebook Group…
 
"How do I present in a way that is relevant to a diverse audience, particularly an audience who are more 'senior' or more experienced than me?" was a question I was recently asked by one of the students in the Impactful Presenters Program. So I've shared my thoughts on this question in this episode so you can feel more confident when speaking to au…
 
I have certain rituals and systems I follow EVERY time I speak to help me focus and stay on point. I share the ONE Think I do every time that makes all the difference. Ask me your speaking questions in the Speaking with Confidence Facebook Groupעל ידי Cat Matson
 
Ever had that awful feeling that you've lost your audience? And wondered how to get things back on track? Join the club! Been there, done that! So in this episode I talk about how to recover it and turn a presentation around. And I share how to recover a presentation AFTER you've left the room. This episode was inspired by a question asked by a par…
 
The Impact Makers podcast episodes feature interviews with leaders and change makers making their dent in the universe. In this episode you'll learn how Gayle Dallaston's disdain for mowing her lawn and a career in IT has led to a movement that is beautifying suburban streets while improving soil quality, minimising water useage ... all while leavi…
 
Are you a waffler? A rambler? In this episode I explain why even the most experienced of professionals waffle, and my top tips for stopping it. Want more tips? Get my FREE eBook, How To Stop Rambling Have a question from today's episode? Join the Speaking with Confidence Facebook Groupעל ידי Cat Matson
 
In the final workshop of the series I answer a couple of corker participant questions about getting your complex messages across in a limited amount of time AND how to keep audience members at different stages of the journey, engaged.I also invite you to join me for the Impactful Presenters Program: https://www.impactfulpresenters.com/courses/impac…
 
In the third part of the Speaking with Impact workshops I answer some questions, specifically about taking your listener on a journey and distilling complex messages. You'll also get the Speaking with Impact Blueprint, the guidebook outlining ALL the elements that enable you to speak with confidence, authority, authenticity and impact. To watch the…
 
In the second workshop of the Speaking with Impact series you'll learn my all time FAVOURITE framework for establishing your authority and credibility, calming your nerves AND overcoming Imposter Syndrome. It really is a ripper of a framework. To watch the video replays of this series, head over to the Speaking with Confidence Facebook Group where …
 
The Speaking With Impact Livestream Workshop Series was hosted in February 2022. Over four days we covered a HEAP of ground about increasing you professional success and influence, and improving your ability to speak with impact. In this episode, you'll learn how to distill complex concepts into simple, bite-size messages your audience can understa…
 
How Do I Distil Complex Concepts Into Simple Messages?That's the topic of this episode ... how to go about making the complex, simple so you can move your audience. I share my example of explaining complex concepts, like economic development, to a variety of stakeholders and show you how to move your audience from where they are now to where you wa…
 
We're all familiar with writers block ... and if you've ever stared at a blank page as you start preparing for a speech or presentation then you're familiar with 'Speaker's Block' too. And often our 'fix' for that is to open up our slide deck program and just start creating slides (blergh!) In this episode I share the Speaking Structure I use EVERY…
 
Of all of the successful leaders, business owners and even public personalities I’ve seen over the years, there’s ONE skill they have that makes them more successful than their counterparts. Just ONE. And that’s what I’m talking about in this episode. And, to ensure you get ALL the information about the upcoming Impactful Presenters Program, and th…
 
It's Christmas time ... which invariably means there's speeches and impromptu toasts. In this episode, I give you some tips to not only not suck at giving a toast, but to deliver the best toast of the day. Oh! And I sing ;) Find more speaking tips in the companion Facebook Group - Speaking with Confidence with Cat Matson…
 
Is your mindset holding you back from being an effective and impactful speaker? Chances are, it is; I estimate about 80% of your effectiveness comes down to your mindset! In this episode I talk about the 3 most useful 'success mindsets' you can adopt as a speaker (or leader, manager, change maker) and show you how to step into them.…
 
As a change-maker, manager or leader, chances are at some stage you've taken time to develop your personal vision. You may even be clear on your life's purpose. Or not. In a world where we focus so heavily on 'your purpose' and 'forever vision' I see a lot of inertia where people WAIT for the 'perfect' purpose to occur to them, or to be able to poe…
 
Identifying your key messages and then using them to frame your presentations is one of the most powerful ways to increase your impact. Your key messages will move you from rambling, data-dumping, drowning your audience into clear, concise, memorable discussions, that effectively move your audience to desired action.In this episode you'll discover …
 
This might be controversial, but I am NOT fan of practising your presentations. Why? Because I think practising can make you sound rehearsed, disconnected and stale. And that's just a few reasons.In this episode I talk about all the reasons I don't like practising your speaking presentations AND how to PREPARE for an impactful presentation so you s…
 
Speaking spontaneously, on the spot and seemingly off-the-cuff, would have to be one of the holy grails of speaking confidence. The good news, for you, is that it's really not that hard. Really. In this episode I share my top frameworks to help you pull your thoughts and ideas together in the shortest amount of time and present spontaneously with c…
 
Most people assume that because I come across as confident, intentional and bold that I must have a talent for speaking with impact. Not true! In fact, for the vast majority of my career I have also felt like I'm faking it. But I have learned how to speak with confidence AND intentional impact, so there's substance behind the bold and brazen bluste…
 
Your elevator pitch, or your standard 'intro' has a huge impact on how quickly you can built rapport and interest with your audience. And an elevator pitch is EXTREMELY important when you're speaking. However there's a massive mistake that most people make when they craft their elevator pitch, and it prevents them from making the impact they really…
 
Even the most experienced of speakers get nervous; and when we're nervous, it's that much harder to speak for impact. So, whether you're embarking on your first presentation and nervous as hell, or if you're an old-hand but got the jitters, here's my top 5 tips to boost your confidence in ANY speaking scenario.…
 
Even when you're nervous you can still 'claim your stage' or 'own your room' to both convey a sense of confidence as well as give yourself that confidence you need to speak up and speak with impact. In this episode I focus on all the things you can do to physically, and energetically, claim your space and own your room so you can deliver impact, ev…
 
As a changemaker looking to make an impact on the world, I'm guessing you're often looking for 'gurus', people who can guide you on your journey. In this episode I chat about the importance of choosing your gurus wisely .... and how I know when I've found 'the right' guru in an often noisy market.על ידי Cat Matson
 
Being authentic is a key ingredient to confidence and impact when it comes to speaking, but there are so many things that knock us off our own authentic selves. In this episode I talk about verbal dress codes; you know, like a physical dress code; and how you can still be your authentic self, and bring your own sense of style, even when respecting …
 
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