43 minutes | Apr 4, 2016

EP.002: Faydra Koenig

My interview with “America’s Crises Coach” Faydra was AWESOME and EXACTLY what aspiring speaker needed to hear! As a new podcaster  I want to make sure thatSpeakers On Speaking adds values to your speaking journey. So you can imagine the stress that I was experiencing as I thought about my first interview. So many questions… “How do I get a guest? What do I say? Will I make a fool out of myself?” Well there was nothing to stress over, because I had Faydra “America’s Crises Coach.” She had me feeling calm at “Hello!” Faydra knew what I was going through. I make that bold claim for three reasons. She has her own podcast “Coming Out of the Fire.” A podcast where she interviews high-achievers who faced unimaginable obstacles and came out on top. She knows how to to help people though crises and last but not least… She IS a professional speaker, successfully earning a living as a speaker for over than 10 years. Additional Information: Speaking Platform: Crises Coach Years Speaking: 10 Years Website: DoingLifeWithFaydra.com Social Media:@CoachFaydra [ctt title=”Faydra, America Crises Coach CEO shares her experience as a speaker.” tweet=”@CoachFaydra, America Crises Coach CEO shares her experience as a speaker.” coverup=”aavU1″] Use this  to jump to a specific section in the interview.  [7:15] How did you get into speaking? [11:10]What role did blogging  play in building your speaking platform? [13:48] How did you make the shift from speaking on issues that are emotional in nature? [15:20]  How does one reverse the “Stuck in their Moment” pattern? [16:23]  Speaker Take Aways [17:21]How did you shift from “free to fee” [20:21] How did you overcome your nervousness? [23:30] When did you know you are making a difference as a speaker? [25:15] How do you deal with fear? [26:50] How do you rehearse your speeches [27:30] What strategies do you use to connect with the audience? [30:02] Is speaking a talent or a skill [32:55] Where is the speaking industry going? [34:45] Faydra on Branding [39:00] Encouraging words to the Aspiring Speaker POWER QUOTES [2:50] “Sometimes life sucks…I make life suck less.” [4:52] “I niched up…and widen my niche”. [8:33] “I used to get in trouble for talking so much. But now I get paid so much to speak it’s mind boggling.” [39:00]“Don’t despise the day of small beginnings” RESOURCES MENTIONED: Kill the Elevator Speech Key Points: “If you are putting yourself last, it is hard for you to show up for the audience.” “Everyone refers from within.”   Download Listen in a New Window iTunes Stitcher SoundCloud Leave a Review Clammr It Subscribe via RSS Subscribe on Android function sppClammrIt_800() { var sppReferralName = 'SimplePodcastPress'; var sppCurStartTime = '00:00'; var sppCurStartTimeMs = 0; var sppCurEndTimeMs = 0; var clammrUrlEncoded = ''; if (document.getElementsByClassName("sppaudioplayer").item(0) != null) { jQuery('.sppaudioplayer').trigger("pause"); sppCurStartTime = document.getElementsByClassName("audioplayer-time audioplayer-time-current").item(0).innerHTML; var p = sppCurStartTime.split(':'),s = 0, m = 1; while (p.length > 0) { s += m * parseInt(p.pop(), 10); m *= 60; } sppCurStartTimeMs = s * 1000; } // SM players else if (window.soundManager) { var soundId = window.soundManager.soundIDs[0]; if (soundId == null) { if (window.sm2BarPlayers) window.sm2BarPlayers[0].actions.play(); else jQuery('span.spp-play').click(); soundId = window.soundManager.soundIDs[0]; soundManager.getSoundById(soundId).pause(); jQuery("div.smart-track-player").removeClass("spp-playing"); sppCurStartTimeMs = soundManager.getSoundById(soundId).position; } else if (window.soundManager.enabled) { sppCurStartTimeMs = soundManager.getSoundById(soundId).position; if (soundManager.getSoundById(soundId).paused === false) { soundManager.getSoundById(soundId).pause(); jQuery("div.smart-track-player").removeClass("spp-playing"); } } } sppCurEndTimeMs = sppCurStartTimeMs + 24000; clammrUrlEncoded = "http://www.clammr.com/app/clammr/crop"; clammrUrlEncoded += "?audioUrl=" + encodeURIComponent("http://media.blubrry.com/speakersonspeaking/content.blubrry.com/speakersonspeaking/002_Faydra_Crises_Coach.mp3"); clammrUrlEncoded += "&imageUrl=" + encodeURIComponent("http://speakersonspeaking.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/FAYDRA2-e1462726449923.png"); clammrUrlEncoded += "&audioStartTime=" + encodeURIComponent(sppCurStartTimeMs); clammrUrlEncoded += "&audioEndTime=" + encodeURIComponent(sppCurEndTimeMs); clammrUrlEncoded += "&title=" + "EP.002%3A%20Faydra%20Koenig"; clammrUrlEncoded += "&description=" + encodeURIComponent("http%3A%2F%2Fspeakersonspeaking.com%2Ffaydra%2F%20-%20My%20interview%20with%20%E2%80%9CAmerica%E2%80%99s%20Crises%20Coach%E2%80%9D%20Faydra%20was%20AWESOME%C2%A0and%20EXACTLY%C2%A0what%20aspiring%20speaker%20needed%20to%20hear%21%20As%20a%20new%20podcaster%20%C2%A0I%20want%20to%20make%20sure%20thatSpeakers%20On%20Speaking%20adds%20values%20to%20your%20speaking%20journey.%20So%20you%C2%A0can%C2%A0imagine%C2%A0the%C2%A0stress%20that%20I%20was%20experiencing%20as%20I%20thought%20about%20my%C2%A0first%20interview.%20So%20many%20questions%E2%80%A6%20%E2%80%9CHow%20do%20I%20get%20a%20guest%3F%20What%20do%20I%20say%3F%20Will%20I%20make%20a%20fool%20out%20of%20myself%3F%E2%80%9D%20Well%20there%20was%20nothing%20to%20stress%20over%2C%20because%20I%20had%20Faydra%20%E2%80%9CAmerica%E2%80%99s%20Crise%20..."); clammrUrlEncoded += "&referralName=" + encodeURIComponent("SimplePodcastPress"); window.open(clammrUrlEncoded, 'cropPlugin', 'width=1000, height=750, top=50, left=200'); }
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