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Episode 61 E.G. Sebastian

Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast, Episode 61: E.G. Sebastian

This episode of the Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast features Carma’s interview with E.G. Sebastian. E.G. started his career in management in 1990 as a general manager and 49 percent owner of a Chinese-Hungarian export-import company. Later he moved on to a now more than 15-year career as a speaker […]

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The Three Blind Mice of Public Speaking


Three blind mice
Three blind mice
See how they run
See how they run
The all run after the farmer’s wife
Who cut off their tails with a carving knife
Did you ever seen such a thing in your life
As three blind mice
Three blind mice

We all have blind spots when it comes to our own business, and this is as true of public speakers as it is of any entrepreneur. These blind spots are the blind mice, so to speak, of your speaking career. Do you have any of these rodents running around your business’s barn?

#1: A blurry “ideal audience” definition
If you don’t know who you should be talking to, how do you expect your audience to know they should be listening to you?

Many entrepreneurs, small business owners and public speakers fear narrowing their audience too much, so they create vague, blurry descriptions of their audience like “women who want more joy in their life” or “people who want to feel empowered.”
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What were they thinking? Some notes on word use

Ric MorganPet Peeves With Words

By Featured Speaker Ric Morgan

No man is exempt from saying silly things; the mischief is to say them deliberately.
– Michel de Montaigne

It’s a miracle that anyone can learn American English. The language is full of things that make absolutely no sense, and there are common phrases that must take years for someone other than a native to fully understand.

Last week I purchased a new item at the grocery store. I guess I am a sucker for advertising because I like to try the new things that come along. Of course that’s not saying that I’m going to like it and purchase it forever, but you just never know.
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