This episode of the Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast features Carma’s interview with Tracy Houston, a consultant and motivational and inspirational speaker, as well as author of Leading by Belonging: A Pathway to Knowing Yourself.
Length: 8 minutes, 31 seconds
In this episode, Tracy Houston talks about creating a connection with your audience through your story. “I think one thing that helps me to stand out is the ability to be authentic and vulnerable in front of audiences, and that kind of emotional connection really makes an impact. People hear me in a different way, they begin to open up much more freely.” She shares her tips on how to find your story and use it in your presentations.
Tracy Houston’s Big Tip: Look back on your life, she says, “and look at key points in life that presented a challenge.” These moments in your life are “where you really felt that you had to make a decision that either improved or enlarged your self-esteem and your presence.” Find the thematic thread in those moments to use in your presentations.
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.