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The DREAM THINK DO podcast gets YOU the stories, science and strategies you need to DREAM bigger, THINK better and DO more of what you were put on the planet to do! With guests like Brendon Burchard, Lewis Howes, Sara Haines, Michael Hyatt and Paula Faris, as well as deep dives from D.T.D.’s creator Mitch Matthews, you’ll be inspired and equipped to take your work and your life to new levels. Please subscribe below and leave a rating and review!
 
Welcome to Speaking Business Podcast Speaking Business Podcast is a practical no waffle no nonsense podcast packed with actionable advice for Speakers wanting to be more bookable and make more money. Hosted by Maria Franzoni, the hidden influence behind the careers of hundreds of successful speakers and a recognised Speaking Industry expert. For 20 years she worked in and ran leading speaker bureaus, she knows why clients really book speakers - and why they don’t. Topics covered in this podc ...
 
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Have you ever felt STUCK? If so… you’re not alone!! Maybe it was when you wanted to try something new. Write a book. Launch a company. Volunteer for an organization you were passionate about. Or maybe it was when you were experiencing a plateau with your career. Deep down… you wanted something… but you felt stuck. You could see your goal on the hor…
 
In this episode of #SpeakingBusinessPodcast I'm in the hot seat, yes me, Maria Franzoni. This podcast is created from a recording from a Speaking Business TV episode. As a speaker, at some point you will consider working with Speaker Bureaus to help you grow your fees and your business. Speaker Bureaus can not only get you higher fees, but they can…
 
We’re declaring this week (the 3rd week of January) as our first annual: “RESET WEEK!” Why? Well… I think we can all agree that it’s a solid idea to establish a specific time each year to set some new goals and start some new habits. That’s a good and healthy thing. Right? But who’s the jackhole who suggested we try doing that during the holidays??…
 
In this episode of #SpeakingBusinessPodcast, I talk to Elliot Kay. For the last decade, Elliot has worked with Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, MD’s & Investors in order to help them stand out when they are delivering talks and speeches, pitching or looking to win business through delivering speaking. His unique and effective structures, impactful d…
 
In this episode of #SpeakingBusinessPodcast, I talk to Gordon Glenister. Gordon is a membership and influencer marketing expert. Having led an industry body for 11 years in the promotional product sector, he launched his own consultancy to help trade associations and professional bodies with their strategy. Little did he know he would stumble on th…
 
In this episode of #SpeakingBusinessPodcast, I talk to Ethan Beute. Ethan is Chief Evangelist at BombBomb, a platform to build better business relationships with video messaging. He is also host of The Customer Experience Podcast, and co-author of Rehumanize Your Business and of Human-Centered Communication. Links: More about Ethan Beute Connect wi…
 
We’re doing a DEEP DIVE this week on 3 surprise gifts from the Manger story. That’s right! You and me. We’re talking about a story that may feel “familiar,” BUT there’s a danger when something feels familiar… right? The danger is that we might tune out or we may miss some of the surprise gifts that can still be tucked inside. I was reminded of this…
 
In this episode of #SpeakingBusinessPodcast, I talk to Philipp Kristian. Philipp is pioneering human transformation for good. He’s a global TEDx speaker, voice of Gens Y to Z and author of RESET and The Trust Economy. He has been driving innovation and digital transformation for Fortune 500s in APAC and working with CEOs of Singapore’s most success…
 
Travis Crutcher is my guest. Travis is a Success Coach and Speaker who helps dynamic people get clarity, increase impact, and live a life they love! He’s a Retired Army Ranger - with some amazing stories of heroism and leadership thanks to multiple tours in the Middle East! After retiring and spending some time in the corporate space as an executiv…
 
In this episode of #SpeakingBusinessPodcast, I talk to Jen Liddy. Jen Liddy left her teaching career to avoid a life doomed by grading 9th grade essays. In 2013, she made a terrifying leap into entrepreneurship & learned everything the hard way! Now, as a Content Creation Specialist, she helps people create realistic, sustainable systems to get the…
 
We’re welcoming Chandler Bolt BACK to DREAM THINK DO! If you know him… you love this guy. Chandler Bolt is the host of the wildly popular Self Publishing School Podcast and he’s the author of 6 bestselling books including his most recent book titled “Published.” He’s also the founder & CEO of Self-Publishing School… which is an INCREDIBLE online re…
 
In this episode of #SpeakingBusinessPodcast, I talk to Roger Fisk. Roger is a global communications expert widely credited with key behind the scenes roles in Barack Obama's two presidential campaigns. He served in both Administrations leading trade and diplomatic missions all over the world, and more recently has been putting those experiences to …
 
In this episode of #SpeakingBusinessPodcast, I talk to David Newman David is a Certified Speaking Professional and serves as Chair of the NSA Million Dollar Speakers Group. He is the author of the business bestsellers Do It! Marketing and Do It! Speaking: 77 Instant-action Ideas to Market, Monetize and Maximize Your Expertise. He is also the creato…
 
This week we’re talking about GRATITUDE! Why? Well… gratitude is our brain's superfood. If we can feel gratitude... it helps us to feel happier, less depressed, more creative, and more abundant. Heck… it can even work in our brain’s memory centers to help us remember more! ALL the good stuff! BUT... how do we stir it up? Especially on those days wh…
 
In this episode of #SpeakingBusinessPodcast, I talk to Alison Edgar MBE. Alison is known as ‘The Entrepreneur’s Godmother’ to Dragon’s Den and Apprentice Winners. She’s written two best-selling books Secrets of Successful Sales and SMASH IT! The Art of Getting What YOU Want, which discuss why everything we do is a sale. She’s worked with some of th…
 
Dr. Mike Patterson is a lifelong learner dedicated to helping leaders and teams get stuff done! He’s the author of the book, “Mission First, People Always: The Definitive Guide to Balancing People and Performance.” I can say that Mike is a leader you want to learn from… because he was actually a leader for me when I first entered the corporate worl…
 
In this episode of #SpeakingBusinessPodcast, I talk to Art Sobzcak. Over the past 30+ years Art Sobzcak has helped salespeople and speakers say the right things to get through, get in, and sell, primarily using the phone. He’s a speaker, trainer, author, podcaster and lifelong salesperson. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the America…
 
Jon Acuff is a creative force for good. Heck, I’d even call him a creative juggernaut. He’s written 7 NYT bestselling books in the last 11 years… including “Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done,” and “​​START: Punch fear in the face, escape average and do work that matters.” His most recent book is “Soundtracks - The Surprising Solution to Overth…
 
In this episode of #SpeakingBusinessPodcast, I talk to Andrew Davis. Andrew is a bestselling author and keynote speaker. Before building and selling a thriving digital marketing agency, he produced for NBC and worked for The Muppets. He's appeared in the New York Times and on the Today Show. He's crafted documentary films and award-winning content …
 
In this episode of #SpeakingBusinessPodcast, I talk to Taylorr Payne. Taylorr is the CEO and Co-Founder of SpeakerFlow, a software and coaching company that helps experts master the business aspects of thought leadership. An award-winning marketer and sales professional, his goal is to share how business owners can use data to streamline their reve…
 
With a podcast called “DREAM THINK DO,” it’s not a surprise that we talk a lot about the keys to ACCOMPLISHING our goals and dreams. But recently, I realized that we don’t talk a lot about what happens when we actually ACHIEVE some of those goals and dreams. And let’s be real #realtalk. We need to celebrate those blessings and be grateful when a go…
 
In this episode of #SpeakingBusinessPodcast, I talk to Jamil Qureshi. Jamil is a practitioner of performance psychology, an expert in high performing teams and cultural change and has a seven-figure speaking business. He is going to share how he got started as a speaker, where his bookings come from and how he has continued to grow his speaking bus…
 
Amanda Zwanziger is the author of the bestselling book, "The Paralyzed Movement." She’s also a speaker and coach focused on helping people to chase their dreams and change their lives. She’s both an entrepreneur as well as… as she calls it... a ministry"preneur!” Since she’s a long-time friend… AND a long-time coaching client… I can tell you she wa…
 
In this episode of #SpeakingBusinessPodcast, I talk to Neil Mullarkey. Neil is a unique communication expert. With Mike Myers he co-founded the Comedy Store Players, and still performs every Sunday with them in London. Neil was in a couple of Austin Powers movies. Nowadays he travels the world teaching improv and more to leaders and groups, as well…
 
We’re talking with Lindsay Wrege. Lindsay is the co-founder and CEO of 321 Coffee… which is a coffee shop and roaster in Raleigh, NC that employs individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Get this gang… 80% of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are unemployed. But Lindsay is doing something about this!…
 
In this episode of #SpeakingBusinessPodcast, I talk to Steve Lowell. Steve Lowell has been on the live stage since the age of 6; that's over 53 years ago. For 30 years he has been training and mentoring professional speakers around the world to craft and deliver their unique message in a way that positions them as the unmistakable authority in thei…
 
Our self-talk is key. The questions we ask ourselves… minute by minute… are critical. How we make decisions (BIG and small) have a huge impact on our lives. In short… if we do it right… we WIN more. If we do it wrong… we lose more. I don’t know about you… but I want you to WIN more. I bet you're right there with me! So… today… I’m going to walk you…
 
In this episode of #SpeakingBusinessPodcast, I talk to Frank Furness. Frank is an international specialist in sales, technology, social media and goal setting and how they work in tandem to produce great results for organisations. He is Past President of the Professional Speakers Association of Europe and past Chair of the International PEG for the…
 
Singer and entertainer Jon Mero is with us! His voice is incredible… his musical acumen is nothing short of astounding… but his heart… and who he is as a human... is even more impressive. He was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa… and now resides in Atlanta, Georgia building an incredible career. He’s been a finalist on NBC’s The Voice. He’s gotte…
 
In this episode of #SpeakingBusinessPodcast, I talk to James Taylor. It's not often that a successful speaker commanding big fees lets you see how they got there, sharing the journey from selecting the topic, setting their fee, all the way through to how they have found high paying speaking gigs but this week's guest does just that. James Taylor ha…
 
In this episode we are going to talk about the importance of injecting a little adventure into our lives. C.S. Lewis once said, "Some journeys take us far from home. Some adventures lead us to our destiny." Sure, adventure can mean climbing peaks in Peru or Nepal… but there are other ways that we can inject a little novelty and adventure in our dai…
 
In this episode of #SpeakingBusinessPodcast, I talk to Sophie Bennett. Sophie knows the value that books bring to Speakers. Her first book brought her in her first invitation to speak, seven years ago. That book transformed her writing business into a speaking business. Her second book was written specifically to take her speaking business to a cor…
 
George H. Xanthis is our guest. He’s an amazing actor from Australia who plays John in the TV Series, “The Chosen.” You’re probably aware… but if not… The Chosen is the first ever multi-season TV series based on the life of Jesus. It’s a phenomenon… from a spiritual sense but also from an entrepreneurial perspective. In fact, it’s the #1 crowd fund…
 
In this episode of #SpeakingBusinessPodcast, I talk to Amy Rowlinson. Amy helps people launch (and relaunch) profitable and purposeful podcasts. Amy is a leader in purpose and fulfilment with a fascination for understanding WHY people do what they do in life. She is on a mission to help entrepreneurs become values-based, purpose-driven and people-c…
 
You asked for it… so I’m digging into it! How do you go from being “interested in becoming a speaker” to actually building a speaking business? It’s not easy… (run from anyone who tells you it is) BUT the steps to get there are a lot clearer than you might imagine. In today’s episode we’re going to get you the 5 keys to becoming a PAID speaker! The…
 
In this episode of #SpeakingBusinessPodcast, I talk to Michelle Raymond. Michelle is a LinkedIn Pages specialist who is passionate about helping businesses build brand awareness to attract business opportunities using LinkedIn. She is known in LinkedIn circles for her advocacy for LinkedIn Company Pages. With 20+ years Sales and Key Account Managem…
 
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