This episode of the Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast features Carma’s interview with Cindy Ashton, an author, a motivational speaker and an amazing performer. She is the founder of the Speaker Stardom Speaker Agency and the host of the TV show Cindy Uncorked!.
Length: 15 minutes, 27 seconds
Cindy Ashton fell into public speaking. ” I never even wanted to be a public speaker and I resisted it for a really long time,” she said. But when enough people asked her about her story of overcoming obstacles, she caved and started to share her story of surviving a variety of health conditions that “should” have prevented her from ever becoming an entertainer. In this episode, she shares her thoughts on how to find your unique story, voice or hook so that you can command the stage with authenticity.
Cindy Ashton’s Big Tip: Ask yourself, “What is the thing you do most naturally?” she says. “And it’s a thing that has no effort. It’s the thing that people compliment you on all the time, that you take for granted. Because that’s her greatest strength.”
About the Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast Series
Carma 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.