This episode of the Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast features Carma’s interview with Ryan G. Van Cleave. Ryan is the author or co-author of 16 books and his poetry, fiction and nonfiction alike has appeared in publications such as the Christian Science Monitor, Forbes.com, National Geographic Adventures and Writers Digest. He is a frequent speaker at colleges and high schools on the subjects of digital culture, digital addiction, social networking, teaching with technology and leadership development.
Length: 10 minutes, 19 seconds
Ryan Van Cleave’s speaking career really got going after his book, Unplugged: My Journey Into the Dark World of Video Game Addiction, came out. That said, he has been a college professor, so was no stranger to the lectern. In this episode, he talks about being passionate about your topic, being authentic and being connected to your material.
Ryan Van Cleave’s Big Tip: You “can only get so far when you limit yourself by your material. And your relationship to the material,” says Van Cleave. If you don’t have a strong connection to your information, you can’t communicate about that topic with authentic passion.
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.