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!. Podcast Highlights Length: 15 minutes, 27 seconds […]
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This episode of the Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast features Carma’s interview with Linda Brandt, a gifted and respected artist and children’s book author. She is also the only known survivor of a rare brain tumor that incapacitated her for nearly three years. She speaks around the country and has […]
This episode of the Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast features Carma’s interview with Darlene Mahon and Peggy Vasquez. Darlene and Peggy have leveraged their careers as administrative professionals into speaking and training engagements. They are co-authors in the book Life Choices: Putting the Pieces Together, Messages of Courage from 26 […]
This episode of the Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast features Carma’s interview with Daniel Hall, an avid writer, speaker and occasional newspaper columnist. His popular e-book, Speak on Cruise Ships, helps people do what he’s been doing since 2002, serving as an enrichment speaker for the cruise industry. In addition […]
If you aren’t being authentic when you’re on stage, your message won’t get across and you’ll lose your audience. Many of the featured speakers I interviewed for Public Speaking Super Powers said that authenticity was one of the top keys for success in speaking. Not speaking from your core … […]
After passion for your topic, the most common public speaking super power I found was the Power of Authenticity. But what does that mean in the context of public speaking?
When someone is authentic, they are worthy of our trust and belief. They are real. They are true to their own personality, spirit and character.
So, when you give a presentation in your own true voice, from your unique perspective and you are credible in your knowledge, you are using the Power of Authenticity.
In fact, the Power of Authenticity can be what sets you apart from other speakers who give presentations on the same topic. You see, no two people are exactly alike, so even if five speakers give a presentation on the same topic, if each one uses the Power of Authenticity … each presentation will be entirely different.