This episode of the Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast features Carma’s interview with Billy Arcement, a speaker with a Cajun twist. He has more than 30 years experience giving seminars, conference keynotes, training sessions and more. He is the author of the book, Searching for Success, and even has a leadership award named after him in the New Orleans chapter of the National Speakers Association.
Length: 15 minutes, 49 seconds
Billy got a rocky, albeit enthusiastic, start in speaking. But he soon learned that being willing to speak about anything was not a good idea. He strongly believes that to be a good speaker you not only have to have a passion for your topic but an emphasis on being of service, as well.
Billy’s Big Tip: “And one day, someone gave me some great advice. And he basically said, ‘I wouldn’t hire you.’ After looking at all my wonderful materials that I thought I had. Jist of that conversation came down to this: He said, ‘Billy, get your expertise down. Find out where your passion is. And throw everything else away.'”
~ Billy Arcement
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. Occasionally, a special edition with a new interview will be added to the mix.