The Public Speaking Imposter Syndrome — Part 2

Posted on 20Aug

{3 minutes to read} In Part 1 of this series, we looked at whether taking classes and coaching in public speaking is worth the cost. Many speakers are hampered by trying to follow all the “rules” they have learned in their classes. In Part 2 we list some things that you should keep in mind if you have participated in some type of training in the past:

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The Public Speaking Imposter Syndrome

Posted on 22Jun

{3 minutes to read}  When I was starting out as a public speaker, I was told to go to Toastmasters. At the time, they had a booklet of ten speeches to learn — 10 different skill sets of public speaking and I was advised to stop after those 10. I thought that I could actually teach people to speak but you don’t have to know how to speak, you just have to speak with passion. 

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What Is the Audience Getting From Your Speech?

Posted on 13Apr

{4 minutes to read}  One of the first things I ask my clients to do is list five things that the audience will take away when they leave after the speech. What is the one tool that they are going to be able to implement immediately in their lives that is actually going to make sense and work for them? 

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Public Speakers, Coaches, and Authors: You Can Buy Stocks or Stock Up on Toilet Paper — Your Choice!

Posted on 31Mar

 

{5 minutes to read} The world is changing, and along with it the public speaking world. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, live events have been cancelled or postponed, at least for the near-term, so what do we do? “We can go online and write/publish books.” Some speakers are saying they are going to take things online — do webinars, live streaming, etc., and according to a number of experts, maybe for the next few months this is not bad. That sounds great in theory, but if you’re going to build an online business then it’s going to take at least a year to get momentum and you’ll have to spend a lot of money on advertising. (Just ask anyone who has built a 7 figure online business.)

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Do You Have A Business Card Drawer? by Orly Amor

{4 minutes to read}  Do you have a business card drawer? How is that working for you?  

A lot of people go to networking events with hundreds of business cards. They hand them out like peanuts and collect other people’s cards like peanuts. And what happens at the end of the event? They wrap a rubber band around all the cards they collected and mark them according to the event they went to. Then they put them in a drawer, and rarely if ever, follow up. Read More


Your Network is Your Net Worth by Orly AmorOh, we don’t need to network for public speaking because nobody is going to hire us at a networking event. Who is going to hire us? Who is going to help us get gigs?”

{3:24 minutes to read}  Just like calling event planners or going after your niche market, you have to know how to network in order to get people to talk about you and what you do. Read More


There are no Seasons in Public Speaking by Orly Amor{3:30 minutes to read}  If you are anything like me, you are tired of hearing “…after the holidays” or “…after the New Year” from potential clients. In my head, I am always intrigued by that, wondering:

Do people just stop working between Halloween and January 2nd or during the summer after July 4th?” Read More


A. S. S. U. M. E. by Orly Amor

{3 minutes to read}  My lesson today is “do not assume.”  It’s been a running joke for as long as I can remember: Do not assume because when you do, you make an ASS of U and ME. I have jokingly repeated this phrase many times. Read More


The Difference Between a Media Sheet and a Speaker Sheet - Part 2 by Orly AmorThe Speaker Sheet

{7 minutes to read}  As I said in my previous blog there’s a science behind the speaker sheet.

The Speaker Sheet contains much of the same information as the media sheet, except for all the media-based items. There is no need for them, as event planners are not as impressed by the fact that you were on Fox News or the cover of the Huffington Post magazine. They just don’t care about the fact that you met Sr. Richard Bronson or Oprah. Read More


The Difference Between a Media Sheet and a Speaker Sheet - Part 1 by Orly AmorThe Media Sheet, the Speaker Sheet and the Press Kit are often confused, with the terms frequently used interchangeably. They are actually very different from one another and are used for different purposes. Read More


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