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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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Mar 26, 2019

I gave this presentation on E.P.I.C. content 4 times to 4 different groups in a recent 2-week period. Whew!

In this episode, you'll hear the presentation itself as well as why I decided to include certain things, like video and music clips.

Why this topic?

Business storytelling has been all the rage for the past few years: we’ve been told to share stories in our presentations, on our websites, and on social media about our companies, our customers, and our team members.

But, for the most part, these stories have fallen flat and no longer have the novelty they once did.

A bunch of random stories included here and there or sharing your personal bio or your business origin story isn’t enough.

Too much content that’s created, whether presentations, videos, podcasts, articles, or social media, is uninspired, undifferentiated, and unmemorable.

How can you attract and retain your audience? How can you avoid getting into - or get out of - a rut of routine, unoriginal, and tired content?

Your content and your presentations need to be E.P.I.C.

In this episode, you’ll learn what E.P.I.C. stands for, how to use it for your content and presentations, and the transformation you’ll see for yourself and those you serve.

→ Download the free PDF with the E.P.I.C. Content Model at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/113.

→ Need help creating your E.P.I.C. presentation? Schedule a free consultation call to learn how we can work together.

 

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About Us: 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 and free PDF guide at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/113

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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Mar 19, 2019

If you have multiple aspects of your business or of the work you do with your clients, it can be challenging to figure out what’s the best topic and content to use for your signature talk.

Should you just pick one? Should you have two different signature talks? Should you try to combine them?

The answer could be yes to any of those three questions - it depends on your goals, your audience, and your offer.

In this episode, my guest is Teresa McCloy, who was facing this question when we first spoke a few months ago. We did a Virtual VIP Day together to create her signature talk and decided to select a topic that would have the most use for the types of groups she’ll be speaking to.

You’ll hear why we selected the topic we did (Time Blocking for Productivity), working backwards from her offer and the kinds of clients she works with.

You’ll also learn how Teresa is using the signature talk we created in other ways, including Facebook Live videos, her website content, and a recent challenge she ran to promote her online course.


About My Guest: Teresa McCloy is the creator of the REALIFE ProcessTM, a Certified Leadership & Business Coach, Accredited Enneagram Professional, Podcaster, and Keynote Speaker. Teresa partners with her clients as a coach, consultant, and professional speaker to FORGET being productive and do what truly matters. As a recovering workaholic who was addicted to all the latest apps, software, and best-selling books on productivity, Teresa is passionate about helping entrepreneurs, creators, and leaders assess their habits and execute a REALIFETM Process to take their everyday, ordinary life to something extraordinary in their REALIFETM, REALWORKTM & REALSELFTM.


About Us: 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/112

Visit Teresa’s website at https://teresamccloy.com/

Listen to Teresa’s podcast “The Enneagram in your REALIFE”.

Connect with Teresa on her Facebook page.

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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Mar 12, 2019

I’m obsessed with the book “Clockwork” by Mike Michalowicz (who also wrote “Profit First”). I read it the first weekend it came out last fall and it has revolutionized the way I look at my business.

When a mutual colleague offered to connect me with Adrienne Dorison, the co-founder of Run Like Clockwork™, I jumped at the chance to have her on the podcast.

As an entrepreneur, one of your most important roles is being the face and voice of your business, which means speaking at conferences and events, being a guest on podcasts and in other people’s groups, and appearing in the media.

However, I see this a lot with colleagues and clients: When they started their business, they had time for speaking and visibility.

Then, as as they approach years 2, 3, 4 in their business, they are incredibly busy doing the work as their sales grow (those visibility seeds they planted in the beginning are paying off!).

The problem is that now they’re neck deep in the business so they don’t have much time for speaking and visibility, which means they’re losing out on this proven marketing channel.

In this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • Designing your business with operational efficiency
  • How you as the business owner are oftentimes the bottleneck
  • Specific tips on how to hand off work to others → this will give you more time for speaking and visibility
  • Giving team members ownership for decision making
  • How to do a time analysis so you can see where you’re spending your time and how to improve it
  • The kinds of speaking engagements Adrienne does

 


About My Guest: Adrienne Dorison is the Co-Founder of Run Like Clockwork™ alongside of author + speaker, Mike Michalowicz. Run Like Clockwork equips CEO's to design a business + team that can run itself. Adrienne has helped hundreds of business leaders + teams — from Fortune 500 corporations to fast-growth startups — to expand their profit margins, cut their costs + take an unplugged vacation. She's personally passionate about baking in generosity into business models, + believes when we earn more money, we can give more. Adrienne lives in St. Petersburg, Florida with her husband + their 2 dogs.

About Us: 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/111

Learn about Run Like Clockwork’s resources and programs at https://www.runlikeclockwork.com/.

Purchase the book “Clockwork” (I can’t recommend it highly enough!).

Get the free time tracking spreadsheet Adrienne mentioned.

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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Mar 5, 2019

When you speak at a conference or trade show, have you thought about how you can invite the audience to continue the conversation with you after your session?

In this episode, my guest Sue Monhait shares strategies she uses when she speaks at trade shows - and she’s done it a lot!

Sue has two different kinds of businesses: one is product-based called The Ribbon Print Company (she sells ribbon printers, software, and ribbon itself - the kind you see on gift packages) and the other is an online program, Makers MBA.

Sue is delightful and you’ll hear her experience come out as we talk about how she makes the most of speaking at trade shows.

Whether you’re a product or service business, you’ll learn:

  • Tips for continuing the conversation with the audience after you speak
  • Doing demos from the stage
  • If you’ve written a book, offering book signing times
  • The pros and cons of paying for a booth
  • Hosting your own meetups while at a conference

Sue lives in Chicago and I was recently there for a business retreat with 7 other women business owners, including Sue. We booked an extra day at the AirBnB we rented and did a VIP Day in person to create Sue’s new signature talk, so you’ll hear a bit about that experience at the end of the episode.

Interested in a Virtual VIP Day to create your signature talk? Schedule a free consult call.

About My Guest: Sue Monhait is a business owner, podcast host, speaker, educator and bestselling author for the community she’s lovingly named, “Gifters-Bakers-Crafters-Makers” – people who create beautiful and/or delicious products that they want to share with the world.

Sue has been working in both the retail and online spaces for over 25 years. After spending time in corporate sales/marketing, working with literally hundreds of boutique shops and larger brands, she went on to open two profitable multi-six-figure businesses of her own. The Ribbon Print Company offers custom ribbon printing systems, supplies and training so businesses can provide product personalization right in their store or craft studio. Gift Biz Unwrapped is a weekly podcast, online training and a membership community for women who have a hobby or creative passion. Sue teaches them, step by step, how to turn their hobby into a profitable business. Her book, “Maker To Master: Find and Fix What’s Not Working in Your Small Business” is available on Amazon in paperback, Kindle and Audible formats.


About Us: 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/110

Visit Sue’s website at http://giftbizunwrapped.com/.

Listen to Sue’s podcast “Gift Biz Unwrapped.”

Listen to my episode #200 on Sue’s podcast.

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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