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Speaking Your Brand

More and more women are making an impact by starting businesses, running for office, and speaking up for what matters. Whether you want to craft a business presentation, a keynote, a workshop, or a TEDx talk, you’ll learn how to create compelling content, pitch conferences and organizations, and persuasively communicate your message to your audience. Listen in as Carol Cox, entrepreneur, speaker, and TV Democratic political analyst, interviews and coaches purpose-driven women to shape their message, grow their companies, and become recognized as influencers in their field. Are you ready to create an impactful brand and signature talk to support your business and empower others in a transparent and transformational way to change the experience of women in business, at work, and in leadership? This is Speaking Your Brand.
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Dec 25, 2018

When I launched this podcast in February 2017, I committed to myself that I was going to do it for one year.

No matter what, I was going to make the time to release a weekly episode (and there were weeks when I was up until midnight getting the podcast done for the next morning’s release!).

We’re now at episode 100 (woohoo!) and in a couple of months, the podcast will be 2 years old.

My tendency is to breeze past this milestone. After all, it’s just one more episode.

That’s my Type-A personality: going from achievement to achievement and not taking the time to reflect and celebrate.

It’s like when we run off the stage after we’ve finished our talk instead of receiving the applause and celebrating (ahem, yes, I’ve done this in the past).

Now, you don’t need to applaud me for episode 100.

Rather, I want to thank you and tell you how grateful I am that you listen to the podcast, share it on social media, let your friends and colleagues know about it, and post in the Speaking Your Brand community. (Not a member? Join today for free.)

In the Facebook group, I asked which were your favorite episodes.

There were a few that many of you said, like episode 61 on frameworks and episode 82 (and others) on using feedback forms at your speaking engagements to collect leads.

There was also a few that came up more than once - and I saw a pattern.

So, this episode is *not* a collection of clips from past episodes.

Rather, I’m highlighting which episodes were your favorites - based on your responses and download numbers - and WHY I think they are.

The WHY is what you can apply to your own speaking engagements, whether you’re standing on a stage, facilitating a workshop, or being interviewed on or hosting a podcast.

Curious to hear what these are? Listen in.

The Speaking Your Brand podcast is hosted by Carol Cox. At Speaking Your Brand, we help women entrepreneurs and professionals create their signature talks and gain more visibility to achieve their goals. Our mission is to get more women in positions of influence and power: on stages, in businesses, on boards, in the media, in politics, and in our communities. Check out our coaching programs and workshops at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com.


Links:

Show notes at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/100

Join the free Speaking Your Brand community at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/join/ or text the word SPEAKING to 444-999.

Sign up for a Strategy Session at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/strategy.

Ready to create your signature talk and framework? Email me at carol@speakingyourbrand.com or click here to schedule a call.

Say hi to me on Instagram and Twitter: @CarolMorganCox.

 

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Dec 18, 2018

You’ve heard their on-air coaching calls - and now you get to hear what they’ve been up to since their coaching call.

You know that I love leaving my guests and clients with action items and homework.

As a speaking coach, I want you to take what we do together and get results, so you can gain more confidence, get better results from speaking, and someday soon stand on your dream stage and deliver the message you know will have an impact.

Putting yourself out there isn’t easy and doing an on-air coaching call isn’t either! A huge thank you and congratulations to these women for sharing their updates with us.

See if you can spot the themes - I’ll pull them together in the outro, along with some action items for you (of course!).

Say hello to these women and let us know what your visibility goals are in the free Speaking Your Brand community.

Appearing in order in this episode:

Jodi Flynn is founder of Women Taking the Lead and host of the “Women Taking the Lead” podcast. Jodi was on episode 26: Specific Strategies to Improve Your Presentations.

Dr. Carmen Landrau is a cardiologist and sought-after speaker. Carmen was on episode 29: Networking the Right Way to Find Speaking Opportunities.

Pam Andrews is founder of The Scholarship Shark and host of “The Scholarship Shark” podcast. Pam was on in episode 48: Strategy Session to Get Visible.

Kimberly O’Brien is founder of Quirky Kid and host of the “Impressive” podcast for parents. Kimberley was on in episode 64: Show, Don’t Just Tell, Your Audience How You’re Different.

April Caldwell is a Money Coach and Financial Planner. April was on in episode 74: Increase Conversions at Your Speaking Engagements.

Anne Torrez is founder of Tri It Your Way, coaching for athletes. Anne was on in episode 80: Connecting Your Why with What Makes Your Approach Unique.

Wendy Zanders is a professional home organizer and founder of Functional Organizing with Wendy. Wendy was on in episode 84: Less Is More: Developing Your Visibility Strategy.

Stacey Ogden is founder of Side Hustle Moms and host of the “Side Hustle Moms” podcast. Stacey was on in episode 86: How to Generate Leads From Your Podcast.

The Speaking Your Brand podcast is hosted by Carol Cox. At Speaking Your Brand, we help women entrepreneurs and professionals create their signature talks and gain more visibility to achieve their goals. Our mission is to get more women in positions of influence and power: on stages, in businesses, on boards, in the media, in politics, and in our communities. Check out our coaching programs and workshops at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com.


Links:

Show notes at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/99

Join the free Speaking Your Brand community at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/join/ or text the word SPEAKING to 444-999.

Sign up for a Strategy Session at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/strategy.

Ready to create your signature talk and framework? Email me at carol@speakingyourbrand.com or click here to schedule a call.

Say hi to me on Instagram and Twitter: @CarolMorganCox.

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts and leave a review!

 

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Dec 11, 2018

You may have had an experience, a situation, a life event that caused you to change how you looked at the world or led to a new understanding of how something is wrong and needs to be changed.

Your personal story can have a powerful impact on an audience.

But, for it to spark a movement, to cause others to change, to cause systems to change, you need to expand your personal story into a universal message.

This is especially true for TEDx talks and keynotes.

I had posted in the Speaking Your Brand Facebook group about a month ago looking for some willing participants to do on-air coaching calls. (Not a member? Join for free.)

My guest today, Dr. Nicole Rochester, sent me an email with her idea for a TEDx talk and I loved it.

Nicole is a physician (pediatrician by training) who left clinical medicine a year ago to launch a health advocacy and consulting company.

You’ll hear in this episode what prompted her to start her company and how that has led to her idea for a TEDx talk.

It was a pleasure talking with Nicole and you’ll hear the process we went through to take her personal story and expand it into a universal message.

We come up with a really clear spine for her talk - and a single word that serves as a powerful metaphor for the change she wants to see and how it can happen.

About My Guest: Dr. Nicole T. Rochester is a board-certified pediatrician, Clinical Assistant Professor, and the CEO of Your GPS Doc, LLC, an innovative company that helps aging individuals, those with chronic illnesses, and their family caregivers navigate the healthcare system through education, empowerment, advocacy, speaking, and consulting. While helping to care for her late father, who had multiple chronic illnesses including dementia, Dr. Rochester witnessed the disjointed healthcare system from the other side of the stethoscope and gained invaluable insight into the plight of patients and their caregivers. On many occasions, it was only because of her medical expertise that her father received the care he needed and deserved. She realizes that most patients and families do not have access to this “inside knowledge” and has made it her personal mission to make this information widely available.

The Speaking Your Brand podcast is hosted by Carol Cox. At Speaking Your Brand, we help women entrepreneurs and professionals create their signature talks and gain more visibility to achieve their goals. Our mission is to get more women in positions of influence and power: on stages, in businesses, on boards, in the media, in politics, and in our communities. Check out our coaching programs and workshops at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com.

 

Links:

Show notes at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/98

Visit Nicole’s website at http://www.yourgpsdoc.com/.

Connect with Nicole on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Join the free Speaking Your Brand community at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/join/ or text the word SPEAKING to 444-999.

Sign up for a Strategy Session at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/strategy.

Ready to create your TEDx talk or signature talk? Email me at carol@speakingyourbrand.com or click here to schedule a call.

Say hi to me on Instagram and Twitter: @CarolMorganCox.

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts and leave a review!


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Dec 4, 2018

Whew, this episode was much harder than I had anticipated.

You’ve heard me coach my clients and members of the Speaking Your Brand community on this podcast.

On-air coaching calls are some of the most popular episodes because we go deep and you get to hear what it’s like to be in a coaching session.

After hearing Geraldine Carter be interviewed by Jodi Flynn on Geraldine’s podcast (flipping roles), I had the bright idea to have Geraldine interview me. (Both of these amazing women have been on this podcast: Geraldine in episode 36 and Jodi in episode 26.)

Except I decided to go beyond a standard interview and asked Geraldine to coach me on “thinking bigger” for myself and for Speaking Your Brand (the name of her podcast is “She Thinks Big” and Geraldine is great at drawing that out of her guests and clients).

Well, little did I know that by the end of the conversation, I would feel so incredibly raw and vulnerable. (I have a new-found appreciation for those of you who do on-air coaching calls!)

It took a lot for me to record and release episode 92, where I deconstructed my TEDx talk from 2016 and talked about, for the first time, how I had messed it up.

Now, you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Your “why” may become clear after you start doing something
  • Why it matters when women aren’t visible and don’t have a seat at the table
  • What I see in the women I’ve had as clients - you may not recognize this about yourself either
  • Where I get stuck when “thinking bigger” (you may do this too)
  • How Geraldine gently nudges me out of my default process-driven mind and into my heart - and the a-ha moments that come from this
  • Questions you can ask yourself to think bigger
  • The clarity that happens when we go deep and have a guide/coach to help us

 

If you're in need of a business coach to help you think bigger about your business and plan strategically, I highly recommend scheduling a consult call with Geraldine: https://focusedbizcoaching.com/


Of course, if you're in need of a speaking coach to help you create your signature talk and achieve your speaking goals, schedule a call with me: https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/contact 

 

About My Guest: Geraldine Carter coaches courageous changemakers who are ready take their business to the next level. From co-founding Climate Ride in 2008 and scaling the socially-conscious company to a seven figure budget, to biking across southeast Asia on her own, to coaching entrepreneurs on how to achieve their own lofty goals, Geraldine loves finding practical, efficient solutions to seemingly complex challenges. After directly experiencing the value of outside perspective and mentorship, Geraldine has been sharing her 10+ years of business experience and mindfulness training, helping clients cut right to the core of any problem to design effective solutions. An ICF accredited Associate Certified Coach, Geraldine takes pride in challenging herself and her clients to reach higher and find bolder ways forward. Geraldine is also the host of the She Thinks Big podcast.

The Speaking Your Brand podcast is hosted by Carol Cox. At Speaking Your Brand, we help women entrepreneurs and professionals create their signature talks and gain more visibility to achieve their goals. Our mission is to get more women in positions of influence and power: on stages, in businesses, on boards, in the media, in politics, and in our communities. Check out our coaching programs and workshops at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com.

 

Links:

Show notes at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/97

Learn more on Geraldine’s website.

Listen to Geraldine’s podcast She Thinks Big, especially episode 6 with Jodi Flynn interviewing Geraldine.

Join Geraldine’s Facebook group.

Join the free Speaking Your Brand community at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/join/ or text the word SPEAKING to 444-999.

Sign up for a Strategy Session at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/strategy.

Ready to create your signature talk and framework? Email me at carol@speakingyourbrand.com or click here to schedule a call.

Say hi to me on Instagram and Twitter: @CarolMorganCox.

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts and leave a review!


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