Carma Spence, the host of the Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast, loves to talk with people about what they do and what they are really good at. This podcast, which is the third podcast she has launched, grew out of her research for the book of the same name.
Launched on Sept. 20, 2017, as a bi-weekly show featuring the 80+ Featured Speaker interviews Carma conducted to research the book, the podcast has grown to also include new guests sharing their public speaking related expertise. For example, on October 25, 2017, the episode featured Brad Schreiber, author of What Are You Laughing At?, talking about how to add humor to your presentations.
The podcast will take a short hiatus in July/August 2018 after the last of the original interviews airs. Then it will move to a more sustainable twice-monthly format and will be upgraded to video. Transcripts of each episode are available for download on each episode's page.
What Guests Are Saying
"You did a tremendous job editing our interview. I am so pleased ....
What a great pleasure to work with a total pro! Thanks, Carma!"
~ Brad Schreiber, Guest on Episode 11, October 25, 2017, author or What Are You Laughing At?
"It was such a fun interview. Thanks so much, Carma. And your editing made it snappy and delicious!"
~ Maria Ross, Featured Speaker and Guest on Episode 32, January 15, 2018.
Want to be a guest on the podcast?
NOTE: I'm now recruiting for new episodes starting in August/September. I plan to start recording these episodes in July. Please complete the form below if you'd like one of those slots. I post guest episodes once or twice a month.
Do you have something to share with new and emerging speakers? Can you help people become better speakers, improve their presentation skills or grow a speaking business? Then I'd love to talk with you about being a guest on the show! Simply complete the form below with your episode idea and why you would make a great guest on the Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast.
I'm particularly interested in guests who can speak to the topics listed in the "Table of Contents" in the sidebar, especially those that are less common, such as:
- Best practices for handouts (when to use them, how to design them, etc.)
- Maintaining eye contact with your audience
- How and when to use references and resources
- Being authentic on stage
- Caring for and using your voice
- Incorporating humor
- Making the transition from hobby to profession
Guests will be asked the Classic four questions:
- Share your journey to public speaking success. (i.e. How did you get to where you are now?)
- Learned skill or innate talent. What are your thoughts?
- If you were a public speaking superhero, what would be your mail superpowers? (i.e. What are your strengths as a speaker?)
- What advice would you give someone who wanted to develop those superpowers as well?
Other questions may be asked as are suggested by your answers. You can also request specific questions be asked.
- All recordings are video using either Skype or Zoom. Please make sure that you are well-lit and have a microphone for best sound quality.
- Currently, recording times are either on Thursday evenings (Pacific Time) or weekends. Other times may, on occasion, be accommodated.
- Once accepted as a guest, I will need a headshot that is at least 300 x 300 pixels, 72 dpi
- Once your episode is live, it is appreciated -- but not required -- that you share your episode with your social media following.
The Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast is growing in distribution across a variety of platforms, operating systems and countries.
- Averaging more than 100 downloads per week
- Most listeners are downloading episodes onto mobile devices
- Most listeners are downloading to an Android phone or iPhone
- Most of the audience lives in the United States