Dec 10, 2020
Own The Microphone Episode 14
Get Out of Your Head and Tap Into Their
Guest: Debbie Allen
On this week's episode of Own The Microphone, Bridgett McGowen
welcomes Debbie Allen, an international speaker who has spoken in
28 countries, who is the author of 9 books, and who knows how to
own the microphone. Debbie and Bridgett discuss how a person
influences others through public speaking, what are some strategies
that Debbie has found always work no matter the speaker, common
mistakes that speakers make, and more.
How does a person influence others thru public speaking?
Debbie Allan: "This is the time to embrace the skill
of public speaking because you can go online. You don't have to
walk on a stage, and get used to this modality then move into that
when you're more comfortable."
What are some strategies that Debbie Allan has found work well
no matter who the speaker is?
Most people who are uncomfortable speaking in front of others
start the presentation saying how they don't like speaking and how
they are nervous, and go on and on about themselves. Do not do
this. Your stories need to connect to your audience.
A.B.C. Assertion, Body of Evidence, Call to Action
What is a big mistake that speakers make that you should try
to avoid at all costs?
Have a page on your website with a link to a folder with
pictures of yourself and a bio that event planners can access and
use with ease.
What is a big mistake with delivery when it comes to
presenting that people make?
Something will always go wrong. Do not get worked up and
Debbie Allan: "Right now is the best time to say yes.
Step up. If somebody is not asking you to speak, than create your
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