TRIBE OF SPEAKERS
In episode 1 I am chatting with David Nihill. David is the author of the best-selling book Do You Talk Funny? the top rated book about public speaking on Amazon in the US. David is the Founder of FunnyBizz, a community, writer platform, and conference series, where business meets humour to abolish boring content. His work has been featured in Inc., Lifehacker, The Huffington Post, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, The Irish Times, and Forbes. Originally from Dublin, David now calls San Francisco home.
In episode 2 I am chatting with Don Harris. Don is a regular Speaker and Broadcaster who’s radio show ‘You and Your Business’ airs on Dublin City FM (103.2 FM) every Friday. Don Harris is also the CEO of TalkBack.ie – an organisation set up to provide Feedback and People Engagement services to organisations in Ireland and in the UK. Don best describes his role as a Facilitator and Engagement Consultant as well as a Coach and Mediator.
In episode 3 I am chatting with Priscilla Morris. Priscilla has an international reputation that is founded on over 40 years’ experience. Her story moves through training as a professional actress, running her own drama school, becoming an International Adjudicator of Performance and Public Speaking, founding Loud & Clear voice coaching and delivering speeches at numerous networking and keynote events. She is currently training more than 30 individual senior business executives in voice and presentation skills.
In episode 4 I am chatting with Anton Savage. No stranger to broadcast media, Anton has presented Savage Sunday and The Anton Savage Show on Today FM and The Apprentice, You’re fired! and Ireland AM on TV3. As managing director of the communications clinic, Anton has advised clients ranging from Cabinet Ministers, the CEO’s and Chairmen of some of Ireland’s largest PLC’s through to members of the Catholic Hierarchy, on public relations and communication skills. He is also a regular keynote speaker himself.
In episode 5 I’m chatting with Pat Divilly. Pat is a best selling author, corporate speaker, world traveler and high performance coach. Over the last five years he has emerged as one of Ireland’s best young entrepreneurs helping clients all over the world achieve success through his online courses and best selling books. Without doubt excellent presentation and public speaking skills have helped him along the way.
Episode 6 is a little bit different to the others you’ve heard so far. My aim is to revisit, and learn from, the wide selection of interviews with leading presentation coaches featured on my blog. In part 1 I’m chatting with Pres Vasilev. Pres rose above 30,000 contestants from 122 countries in 2013 to be crowned the Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking. In part 2 I’m joined by Danielle Nocon. Danielle was kind enough to contribute an excellent guest post where she distilled some of the best advice from the blog interview series.
In episode 7 I’m joined by Gerry Duffy. At one time in his life, public speaking was Gerry’s greatest fear. In fact back in 2005 he had to seek the help of a hypnotist to help him address an audience of just four people. Since he overcame that fear, he has gone on to be hired by over 800 companies and organisations and has addressed audiences of up to 4,000 people. Nowadays Gerry is an accomplished motivational keynote speaker, and he runs a successful speaking and training business built around goal setting and leadership.
Joining me for a chat in Episode 8 is Terry Prone. Since the age of 11, Terry has been appearing on TV and radio. She is a speechwriter for captains of industry and government ministers. In fact Terry has provided communications advice to nearly every Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) since Jack Lynch. She is the most frequently-used crisis management consultant in Ireland.
Episode 9 is the highlights episode from season 1 of Tribe of Speakers. Featuring David Nihill, Don Harris, Priscilla Morris, Anton Savage, Pat Divilly, Gerry Duffy and Terry Prone. This is one episode not to miss!
Picture the scene. Your boss has just asked you to do a presentation about a milestone the company has just achieved. At this stage most people do one of two things. Open up PowerPoint and start dumping information onto slides, or write out a full script and try to memorise it word for word. What follows is a presentation lacking thoughtful structure or content, visual communication or any form of audience engagement.
I wrote my E-Book to help. First published in March 2016, this guide is designed to take you through the entire process for preparing an effective speech from scratch. A short read, it combines my personal experience of presenting, with data-based scientific evidence. It is available for free below.