Featured Speaker Interview Sample: Bette Lou Higgins

Bette Lou Higgins, Artistic Director, Eden Valley EnterprisesBette Lou Higgins is a storyteller with Eden Valley Enterprises, an organization that uses dramatic storytelling to educate people about history and heritage. Her programs not only educate, they instill a desire to learn even more.

In this sample excerpt of my interview with Bette Lou for Public Speaking Super Powers, she talks about her journey to public speaking success. “We tripped across a way of doing [our programs] as a reader’s theater program … and that allowed us to do sort of a dramatic reading which of course cut the rehearsal time dramatically. Then, because it was such a smaller operation, I started doing those myself.”

 
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“I think that to one degree or another everybody is a public speaker. They don’t believe it, they don’t realize it, and I mean…. You can’t get through a day without public speaking, it’s just that nobody ever thinks about the fact that they are standing in public talking.”
~ Brian Basilico

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Featured Speaker Interview Sample: Brian Basilico

Brian BasilicoBrian Basilico not only loves Mac computers, he is a fellow self-proclaimed geek who is part techy, part creative, and part marketing consultant. He has been running media and marketing businesses for about 30 years. Currently he works with small businesses to create complete marketing campaigns, both on and off line. He also is a consultant for Fortune 500 corporations in marketing and electronic media and an adjunct professor at two community colleges and Aurora University. And, did I mention that he is also a musician?

In this sample excerpt of my interview with Brian for Public Speaking Super Powers, he talks about his journey to public speaking success, and more “You’ve really got to learn to read the audience,” says Brian, “and get a sense of what kind of music do they want. Do they want softer tunes? Do they want more up-tempo tunes they can dance to? What kind of songs are they reacting to? And that is kind of the same approach that I use with public speaking.”

 
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“You really have to have a sense of who your audience is, and talk to them in a way that makes them feel like you are not selling them, that you are educating them and giving something of value to them throughout this process.”
~ Brian Basilico

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Featured Speaker Interview Sample: C.C. Culver

C.C. CulverC.C. Culver has more than 25 years experience as a speaker. A former software engineer that has worked on NASA missions, she currently coaches people about public speaking, helping them gain confidence and experience.

In this sample excerpt of my interview with C.C. for Public Speaking Super Powers, she talks about her journey to public speaking success, as well as answering the question: Is public speaking a learned skill or is it something you are born with? “You’ve got the power to really communicate with people and there’s really nothing to be afraid of,” says C.C. “They’re just as afraid as you are. And that’s really what it’s about. It’s overcoming fear.”

 
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“I just want to convey this message that you do have the power, because inside of you, you’re a unique person and you have the unique ability that communicate in a way no one else does. That uniqueness gives you the ability to share with people through another lens, another paradigm of how you might see things, that might alter and bring about some unique qualities, some unique ideas and even ways of getting things done, that someone may not have thought about before. That could be the answer to a lot of things. So you have the power. It’s a matter of getting through that fear, I think, to get it out.”
~ C.C. Culver

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Featured Speaker Interview Sample: Joe M. Turner

Joe M. TurnerJoe M. Turner is a professional magician, speaker and M.C. As a corporate entertainment specialist, he creates customized corporate magic presentations throughout the United States and Canada. He adapts his performances to emphasize either marketing or inspirational messages and is known as the “Chief Impossibility Officer.” Joe has been featured on numerous television and radio shows, including Good Morning America, Nightline, and a highly rated feature on CNN Headline News, as well as in many print publications.

In this sample excerpt of my interview with Joe for Public Speaking Super Powers, he talks about his journey to public speaking success, as well as a little about what he believes his “super power” to be. “What differentiates me is I think a knack, a superpower for finding that connection between a message and some kind of visual representation of that, some example or visual metaphor for a message so that people can hold onto it and remember it.”

 
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“I believe there’s such a thing as gift and people who are gifted at certain things, but that shouldn’t let those who are pursuing excellence in an art, including public speaking, it shouldn’t let them be disuaded or discouraged, because everyone has room to improve. Even the gifted are always seeking to improve. So the question may be isn’t what’s the top plateau that’s available, but what’s going to help you push through your personal record so far?”
~ Joe M. Turner

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