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Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast, Episode 9: Billy Arcement

Episode 9 - Billy Arcement

This episode of the Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast features Carma’s interview with Billy Arcement, a speaker with a Cajun twist. He has more than 30 years experience giving seminars, conference keynotes, training sessions and more. He is the author of the book, Searching for Success, and even has a leadership award named after him in the New Orleans chapter of the National Speakers Association.

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Podcast Highlights

Length: 15 minutes, 49 seconds

Billy got a rocky, albeit enthusiastic, start in speaking. But he soon learned that being willing to speak about anything was not a good idea. He strongly believes that to be a good speaker you not only have to have a passion for your topic but an emphasis on being of service, as well.

Billy’s Big Tip: “And one day, someone gave me some great advice. And he basically said, ‘I wouldn’t hire you.’ After looking at all my wonderful materials that I thought I had. Jist of that conversation came down to this: He said, ‘Billy, get your expertise down. Find out where your passion is. And throw everything else away.'”
~ Billy Arcement

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About the Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast Series

Public Speaking Super Powers Mock Book CoverCarma Spence, the author of Public Speaking Super Powers, interviewed 80+ speakers as research for the book. This podcast shares those interviews so you can hear what the Featured Speakers said in their own words. This series will run twice a week, on Mondays and Wednesdays, until all interviews are posted. Occasionally, a special edition with a new interview will be added to the mix.

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About the author

Carma Spence, The Own Your Awesome Mentor, is author of Public Speaking Super Powers. She is fiercely committed to guiding women to Owning their Awesome and turning it into a profitable business. She is masterful at helping her clients see what is possible for them and supporting them on the journey from where they are to where they want to be, releasing the Mind Goblins of self-doubt, self-sabotage and second-guessing that keep them stuck.

With 20+ years experience in marketing communications and public relations, natural intuitive skills and certification in using some of the most effective transformational coaching tools available, Carma’s mission and commitment is to unleash the inner power every woman entrepreneur possesses so they can boldly go out into the world, transforming the fabric of people’s lives in meaningful and positive ways.

You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Her website is CarmaSpence.com.

1 comment on “Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast, Episode 9: Billy Arcement”

  1. Billy Arcement Reply

    Carma, I was pleasantly surprised to see my interview with you released again on Twitter. Wow…..seven years ago. So appreciative that you choose to once again release our conversation. It was a treat and a “relief” that I provided sound advice to your audience. Very proud of your project and willingness to help others that might wish to become a professional speaker.

    Thanks for a job well done.

    PS: I finally wrote my Leadership book. In fact, I’m releasing two on leadership this quarter. I’m a slow writer!!

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