Podcast Episode 1 - Craig James

This episode of the Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast features Carma’s interview with Craig James, the President of Sales Solutions, a consulting and training Company.

Podcast Highlights

Length: 6 minutes, 18 seconds

James’ journey to public speaking success wasn’t easy, but he was determined to improve his skills. “I’ve always been very comfortable in one-on-one situations and one day, several years ago, I had a really, really bad experience where I literally froze in front of an audience of about 30 people.”

James suggests that you master the basics of public speaking in order to overcome speaking anxiety. “You really need to learn and master the basics of public speaking. Things like maintaining eye contact with your audience. Not fidgeting. Not pacing back and forth. Eliminating a lot of bad habits like saying ‘ah’ or ‘um.’ And really being in control of yourself.”

James’ Big Tip: Record yourself speaking, then watch/listen to the recordings to determine how you can improve the next time.

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.

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About the author

Carma Spence, author of Public Speaking Super Powers, is an award-winning editor with more than 20 years experience in marketing, public relations and science communication. She is a multi-dimensional entrepreneur, a certified life coach, science fiction writer and poet. She is able to see people's brilliance and help them bring their genius to light. The wind beneath her clients’ wings, Carma provides creative entrepreneurs with expert advice on branding and online presence, as well as the emotional support necessary to carve out their niche for success online. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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