This episode of the Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast features Carma’s interview with Darlene Ellison. Darlene’s personal and professional journey, which includes discovering her husband of 10 years was a longtime pedophile, led her to become an expert and consultant on overcoming obstacles and building meaningful alliances. Today through speaking engagements, workshops, executive retreats, and consulting, she helps businesses, organizations and associations transform and empower their employees and members.
Length: 18 minutes, 24 seconds
After learning that her husband of 10 years — the father of her children — was a long-time pedophile, Darlene Ellison started speaking about her story to help her and her children heal. This evolved into a full-time speaking and consulting business. In this episode, she shares her thoughts on how to read a room using body and facial cues.
NAME’s Big Tip: When people recommend that you practice your presentation, Ellison says, “It’s not because you need to memorize what you’re saying. That’s not what practice is about. Practice is about A) getting over those jitters if you have them when you get in front of people. And secondly, being able to become so calm and still within you, mind, body, that you are able to actually engage and catch those cues throughout the room.
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.