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51 minutes | May 28, 2020
Adapting Your Talk For The Small Screen (AKA The Lazy River)
On this episode, Tamsen and Tom revisit the COVIDCABANA and look at how to adapt your content to the virtual world now that we have no stages to speak from! We will look at how the very talented Vinh Giang has upped his virtual game and evolved his offerings, and we will celebrate the beaches we aren't visiting with a refreshing Mojito. Show Notes: MC SKAT KAT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xweiQukBM_k The world's biggest lazy river is in Texas because of course it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wja0ljaC3lM Vinh Giang: https://www.vinhgiang.com/ The Mojito: Muddle 8-10 mint leaves with a tablespoon of simple syrup at the bottom of a highball glass. Fill with ice, and add 1.5 oz. of rum unless you are still in quarantine, in which case go on ahead and double that. Top with soda water. Muy refrescante.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
38 minutes | May 14, 2020
The Great Q&A Episode (AKA: THE COVIDCABANA!!!)
On this episode of The Freenoter, Tamsen and Tom delve into that bane of all freenotes, Question and Answer time! How can speakers and freenoters turn the Q&A section of their talk into a secret weapon? Also, we debut a new segment: the COVIDCABANA!!!...in which we adapt the lessons from each episode especially for webinars and virtual presentations, since we won't be seeing live stages for a while! We also visit the work of Real Hero of Speaking Michael Port, and enjoy a lovely Irish cocktail: the Tipperary. Show Notes: Michael Port's "Steal The Show": https://www.amazon.com/Steal-Show-Interviews-Deal-Closing-Performances-ebook/dp/B00NKQLDMU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?dchild=1&keywords=steal+the+show&qid=1589465539&sr=8-1&linkCode=sl1&tag=redthread0f-20&linkId=69f6f62b1c83a50132564768767ae479&language=en_US The Tipperary: 1 1/2 oz good Irish Whiskey (we used Powers Johns Lane 12 Year) 1 oz. Antica Carpano 1/2 oz. Green Chartreuse 2 dashes each of Angostura and Orange bitters. Stir over ice and let sit a bit while you peel the rind from an orange and squeeze it to express the oil from the rind over the glass. Strain cocktail into glass and float down the Liffey.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
44 minutes | Apr 16, 2020
The Story Structure Episode (AKA Man In A Hole)
On this week's episode of The Freenoter, Tom and Tamsen go deeper into story structure, the purpose of stories, and DO YOU EVEN NEED STORIES, BRO? They also spotlight the great work of Nick Morgan and his research on the types of stories. And finally, they introduce a cocktail so terrible, they couldn't even bring themselves to make it. Show Notes: Park Howell: https://parkhowell.com/ Ron Ploof: https://storyhow.com/about-ron-ploof/ That Wolf of Wall St. scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wM6exo00T5I Wizard of Oz: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wizard_of_Oz_(1939_film) Vonnegut's Story Shapes: http://www.openculture.com/2014/02/kurt-vonnegut-masters-thesis-rejected-by-u-chicago.html Joseph Conrad: https://amzn.to/2VcYYEQ Donald Miller's Storybrand: https://amzn.to/3b8QEeG Nancy Duarte's Resonate: https://amzn.to/2RGoMXH Kenn Adams' Story Spine: https://www.curiographic.com/blog/2017/2/18/jumpstart-your-story-with-the-story-spine Juan Tamariz, The Magic Way: https://amzn.to/2VuUmJa The Red Thread Process: https://tamsenwebster.com/how-to-make-your-message-feel-like-a-story/ UVM's validation of Vonnegut: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1606.07772v2.pdf Storygrid: https://amzn.to/3cjL7lJ Save the Cat: https://amzn.to/2XQeHvl Nick Morgan: https://amzn.to/2wMnfYW The Cement Mixer: No. We are not printing this recipe. Never do this. The Jay Thomas Lone Ranger Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2drGtq83eE Hannah Gadsby Joke v Story: https://medium.com/@joshualeto/jokes-vs-stories-c5b65f8a13eb Norm MacDonald's greatest joke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUjIM-GFWhkSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
46 minutes | Apr 8, 2020
The Webinar Episode (AKA Keynopes and Freenopes)
On this week's special, COVID-19 -FREE episode of The Freenoter, we look at the next best thing to being there: webinars and virtual keynotes. Are they for everybody? Tom and Tamsen share their most carefully-guarded secrets for virtual success. And they also enjoy a plague-inspired cocktail that is seemingly keeping them healthy. Show Notes: The Foley: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foley_(filmmaking) Goodnight, Nurse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= _H2qI Hello, Nurse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpS3eFqhxSQ 12 Creative Turkey Sandwich Recipes: https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/recipe-collections-favorites/quick-easy/turkey-sandwich The Slides Episode (AKA, The Slidecar): https://thefreenoter.com/episodes/the-slides-episode-aka-the-slidecar-s1!0754c The Scoville Scale: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scoville_scale Carlos and The Chicken: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5Jvu_zlAGA The Infinite Dial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPpQAzFsEGo MarketingProfs Webinars: https://www.marketingprofs.com/resources/type/19/webinars/ Plague Waters: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/plague-cures The Dr. Delorme (the plague waters cocktail) 1 oz. Green Chartreuse 1/2 oz. Becherovka 1/4 oz. lemon juice 1/2 oz. Pineapple Juice 1/4 oz. Sage Honey syrup (bring a cup of water, a cup of honey, and a good half-handful of torn sage leaves to a low boil. Reduce and simmer for five minutes. Cool and strain. It's DELICIOUS.) Shake over ice and strain into a coupe. Add a lime disc. Avoid other cocktails like the plague. Stay indoors. Dress like Dr. Delorme: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plague_doctor_costumeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
40 minutes | Mar 24, 2020
Metaphors, Analogies, and Stories (AKA Feral Hogs)
On this week’s episode of The Freenoter, we talk about examples, metaphors, analogies, and an introduction to stories—all of the rhetorical devices we use to explain our points. We also look at the work of Kindra Hall and the research she has done on stories. Finally, we enjoy a Vesper—the only cocktail James Bond himself ever invented. Show Notes: Make It Stick: https://www.amazon.com/Make-Stick-Science-Successful-Learning/dp/0674729013/ref=as_li_ss_tl?keywords=make+it+stick+peter+c+brown&qid=1585098924&sr=8-2&linkCode=sl1&tag=redthread0f-20&linkId=fd8c47d079ff6765e48e66c493ab0f69&language=en_US Made To Stick: https://www.amazon.com/Made-Stick-Ideas-Survive-Others/dp/1400064287/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1585098959&sr=8-2&linkCode=sl1&tag=redthread0f-20&linkId=89f31a52f94c83fadb3d124f9a98b15a&language=en_US Tamsen's Newsletter: https://tamsenwebster.com/content/ (And search on Twitter for her #swipefile each week!) Reticular Activating System: https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/neuroscience/reticular-activating-system The Play-Doh Fun Factory: https://www.amazon.com/Play-Doh-Factory-Making-Machine-Non-Toxic/dp/B01B5TTNXY/ref=as_li_ss_tl?dchild=1&keywords=play-doh+fun+factory&qid=1585098490&sr=8-7&linkCode=sl1&tag=redthread0f-20&linkId=a53f331c59eb0d8603884a384dac1c99&language=en_US The Known-New Contract: https://writingcenter.gmu.edu/guides/improving-cohesion-the-known-new-contract The Goonies: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089218/ Ron Ploof: https://www.amazon.com/Proverb-Effect-Secrets-creating-phrases/dp/1728771528/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1585099050&sr=8-2&linkCode=sl1&tag=redthread0f-20&linkId=0cc714a6b34afed5d3bfc06c319a2d67&language=en_US Kindra Hall: https://www.amazon.com/Stories-That-Stick-Storytelling-Captivate/dp/140021193X/ref=as_li_ss_tl?crid=S8WZWSRHGR9J&keywords=stories+that+stick+kindra+hall&qid=1585099012&sprefix=stories+that+stick,aps,177&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzVVpVUlhOWlhEUk1BJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUExMDM2MDI0WFZWMFBLWlFSUTBJJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA5NTYwNjUxRU05MjdXMTBYSVVGJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==&linkCode=sl1&tag=redthread0f-20&linkId=4cc7def4fec40c4301b833d68a3929f7&language=en_US The Vesper, as invented by James Bond in Casino Royale: 3 ounces gin (Gordons) 1 ounce vodka 1/2 ounce dry vermouth (Lillet Blanc) Garnish: lemon peel Stir over ice and strain into a martini glass. Stir as long as you would wash your hands of COVID-19. Maybe longer.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
37 minutes | Mar 10, 2020
To TED Or Not To TED? (AKA Injured By A Toilet)
On this week's episode of The Freenoter, we look at TED/TEDx talks - are they worth it for freenoters? What makes a great TED-style talk, and why they may or may not be right for you. We also look at one of the TEDxCambridge speakers Tamsen worked with, Andrew Lo, and what goes on behind the scenes during a TEDx event. And we debut an original-ish cocktail, the tequila-based Spectre. Show Notes: Tamsen's TEDx Talk Flowchart ("Should I do a TEDx talk?"): https://tamsenwebster.com/tedx/ Andrew Lo's TEDxCambridge talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu86bYKVmRE Great continuity errors from Hollywood: https://screenrant.com/worst-continuity-mistakes-movie-history/ Toilet Injuries: https://www.answers.com/Q/How_many_toilet_injuries_in_US Drew Tarvin: https://drewtarvin.com/ D'Angelo, "Untitled": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxVNOnPyvIU Jill Bolte Taylor: https://www.ted.com/talks/jill_bolte_taylor_my_stroke_of_insight And The Spectre: 2 1/4 oz. good tequila (we used Don Julio Blanco) 3/4 oz. Cointreau pinch of table salt Stir over ice in a cocktail mixer and strain into a coupe. Slice off a thick, coin-sized hunk of lime rind (catch a little lime flesh with it) and squeeze it over the drink. Remember not to be fooled by Le Chiffre's twitching eye.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
45 minutes | Mar 3, 2020
The Actionable Takeaway (AKA the VIGOROUS EPISODE)
On this week's episode of The Freenoter, Tom and Tamsen take ACTION and discuss what every conference organizer loves to see--your actionable takeaways. We also celebrate the work of Brian Fanzo, who always leaves audiences with an actionable action, and we toast the week with a delicious bourbon concoction--the Paper Plane. Show Notes: Bloom's Taxonomy: https://tips.uark.edu/using-blooms-taxonomy/ Jen Montfort: www.jenmontfort.com Brian Fanzo: https://www.brianfanzo.com/ Fyre Festival: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fyre_Festival Ja Rule, Tax Preparation Expert: https://thesource.com/2020/01/15/ja-rule-tax-preparation/ The Paper Plane: 3/4 oz. Bourbon 3/4 oz. Aperol 3/4 oz. Nonino Amaro 3/4 oz. Lemon Juice Shake over ice, strain into a coupe. No garnish, no worries.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
35 minutes | Feb 25, 2020
Getting The Gigs, Part Two (AKA The Anchovy Show)
In this episode of The Freenoter, Tamsen and Tom revisit how to book speaking gigs as a Freenoter, and reveal some next-level ways to find conferences and events. They also look at the latest book from Grant Baldwin, and in the spirit of this show being a sequel, they share a cocktail "sequel," The Corpse Reviver #2. Show Notes: Nancy Duarte: https://www.duarte.com/ Shoutout to Anchovies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=becMIR7ZitA Tamsen's Gig Calculator: https://tamsenwebster.com/is-speaking-at-or-going-to-the-conference-worth-it/ Airtable: https://airtable.com/ Talkwalker Alerts: https://www.talkwalker.com/ Shawn Rhodes: https://speakersalessystems.com/ Jen Montfort: www.jenmontfort.com Nick Morgan/Public Words: https://publicwords.com/ Melissa Smith: www.thepva.com Grant Baldwin - The Successful Speaker: https://amzn.to/2HCxhxy Tim David - Get Speaking Gigs: https://www.amazon.com/Get-Speaking-Gigs-Tim-David/dp/1986188671/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=tim+david+get+speaking+gigs&qid=1582668004&sr=8-1 "Go and do likewise" (NSFW): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4PE2hSqVnk Corpse Reviver #2: Rinse a chilled coupe or martini glass with a little absinthe (and discard.) Shake over ice: 3/4 oz. Lemon Juice 3/4 oz. Gin 3/4 oz. Cointreau 3/4 oz. Lillet Strain into the coupe. Revive your corpse.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
49 minutes | Feb 18, 2020
The Insights Show (AKA METAVELCRO)
In this week's episode of The Freenoter, Tamsen and Tom look at how we make ideas stick as speakers--does every talk need a "big idea?" We also examine the work of Real Hero of Speaking Brene Brown, and how her approach to making ideas stick has given her two of the biggest TED talks of all time. And we will make this podcast stick with a classic cocktail from the golden age of newspapers, The Hearst. Show Notes: Sir Robin Bravely Ran Away: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZwuTo7zKM8 I'd like to have an argument, please: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohDB5gbtaEQ The history of Velcro: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velcro New Historicism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_historicism More on The Red Thread Process: https://tamsenwebster.com/organizations/ Brene Brown: https://brenebrown.com/ You can find Brene's TED talks and more here: https://brenebrown.com/videos/ William Randolph Hearst: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Randolph_Hearst The Hearst: 2 oz. Plymouth Gin 1 oz. Antica Carpano A couple of dashes of Angostura and Orange bitters Stir over ice and strain into an old fashion glass. Add an orange peel. ROSEBUD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4mQqVqRB7I The Successful Speaker: https://amzn.to/2HCxhxySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
47 minutes | Feb 11, 2020
The Slides Episode (AKA "The Slidecar")
On this week's episode, we talk about slides! We love them, we hate them, we need them. And we look at the work of Joey Coleman, who has a unique take on using slides in his talks. And finally, we rename a classic cocktail: The Slidecar! Bob Hope and Bing Crosby's "Road" movies: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_to_... The Road to Hana: https://roadtohana.com/ Chris Anderson: https://www.ted.com/speakers/chris_anderson_ted Edward Tufte: https://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/ Joey Coleman: https://joeycoleman.com/ The Slidecar: 2 oz. brandy or cognac 1 oz. Cointreau 1/2 oz. Lemon Juice Shaken over ice and strained into a coupe or martini glass. The classic sidecar has a sugared rim, but this is a Slidecar and we are bitter, so NO SUGAR.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
52 minutes | Feb 4, 2020
Listener Grab Bag (AKA WHAT Narrative Arc???)
On this week's episode of The Freenoter--it's a LISTENER FIESTAVAL. A grab bag of excellent questions about staying in touch with the audience, selling without sounding like a jerk, and even where Tamsen and Tom disagree! Plus we look at how Drew Davis stays engaged with his audiences after the event, and we reveal our take on the classic gin martini--with a literal and figurative twist. SHOW NOTES Our friend Chris Farias, who did our logo and branding! https://www.theunicornrebellion.com/ Have questions for us to answer on the show? Email firstname.lastname@example.org Douglas Karr's digital marketing company: https://dknewmedia.com/ Tamsen's lead magnet: text TAMSEN to 66866 (you won't be automatically signed up!) Alan Stein's book, Raise Your Game https://amzn.to/38105eL Kingman Ink - sketchnoting: http://kingmanink.com/ We love handouts. That is all. Our Twitter handles: @tamadear and @webby201 Tamsen's lead service: joinbytext.com Kindra Hall: https://kindrahall.com/ Drew Davis: https://www.akadrewdavis.com/ Neen James: https://neenjames.com/ The Webster Martini: 3 oz. Plymouth Gin A capful of St. Germain STIR (do not shake) over ice for 30 seconds. Strain into a martini glass and serve with a twist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
44 minutes | Jan 28, 2020
Performance (AKA Tom and Tamsen Acting Badly)
This week, Tom and Tamsen address the finer points of performance--actually delivering your talk. Are speakers actors? We also celebrate the work of Eva Kor, who taught us that content trumps performance. And we celebrate "dry January" with our favorite non-alcoholic cocktail. SHOW NOTES (all Amazon links are affiliate links): More on the "white lab coat effect": https://beyondphilosophy.com/dress-success-white-lab-coat-effect-subconscious-experience/ Journey, "Separate Ways": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LatorN4P9aA Tamsen's Four Speaking Personas: Commander Councilor Storyteller Sage https://www.contentmarketingworld.com/speaker-tips-tamsen-webster-6-delivery/ Dale Carnegie: The Art of Public Speaking https://www.amazon.com/Art-Public-Speaking-Deluxe-Hardbound/dp/9388118472/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=&linkCode=sl1&tag=redthread0f-20&linkId=a2c0b3271703bf5f3472683831d5c524&language=en_US MAHNA MAHNAM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N_tupPBtWQ Tamsen's upcoming event with Nick Morgan - Fast Track Forum: https://fasttrackforum.com Tim Pollard's book: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=tim+pollard+compelling+communicator&language=en_US&crid=V7L6RI95QRH2&linkCode=sl2&linkId=abbb2f3070886311e2e5b7fd970d572b&sprefix=Tim+pollard+c%2Caps%2C149&tag=redthread0f-20&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_13 Monica Lewinsky's TED talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/monica_lewinsky_the_price_of_shame?language=en Joe Smith on how to use a paper towel: https://www.ted.com/talks/joe_smith_how_to_use_a_paper_towel?language=en Eva Kor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdgPAetNY5U Seedlip: https://www.amazon.com/Seedlip-Distilled-Non-Alcoholic-Spirits-Sampler/dp/B07QFYCV3Q/ref=as_li_ss_tl?keywords=seedlip&qid=1580148278&sr=8-6&linkCode=sl1&tag=redthread0f-20&linkId=64fa276345285dae5f40ac999bb1d7e0&language=en_US The "Garden and Tonic" 2 oz. Seedlip Garden Fill with ice Top with Elderflower TonicSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
33 minutes | Jan 14, 2020
The Problem of The Problem (AKA The Duckbunny)
On this week's episode of The Freenoter, Tom and Tamsen dissect the problem of...the problem. As speakers, we hope to solve a problem for our audience--but often, their version of the problem and our version of the problem are different! This episode will teach you to reframe, adapt, and deliver true value. Show notes: Tamsen's post on reframing the problem: https://tamsenwebster.com/what-is-your-problem-or-rather-what-is-theirs/ The "duckbunny": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbit%E2%80%93duck_illusion Jay Baer's speaking website: https://www.jaybaer.com/ Convince and Convert: https://www.convinceandconvert.com/ Jay's great Hug Your Haters keynote: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iD0QsI8sajw A history of the Sazerac: http://www.sazerac.com/cocktail.aspx Our Sazerac: Pour 1 tsp simple syrup into a glass. Add 4 dashes of Peychaud's bitters and 2 dashes of Angostura bitters. Add 2 oz. rye (we used Templeton). Fill glass with ice and stir a few times. In another (cold) glass, add a teaspoon of absinthe (you could substitute Pernod here--we used Kübler Verte Suisse, which could take the chrome off a bumper.) Swirl to coat the inside of the glass completely; dump out the remaining liquid. Strain the cocktail from glass one into glass two. Add a lemon twist. Enjoy responsibly--this one's potent!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
55 minutes | Jan 8, 2020
Speaking Rituals (AKA These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things)
On this week's episode of The Freenoter, we ring in 2020 with a look at some of our favorite speaking rituals--the things we ALWAYS to do be ready for a gig. We also talk about a few of the books that have helped us get better at the craft, and answer a listener email about video. Show Notes: “We are what we repeatedly do.” https://medium.com/the-mission/my-favourite-quote-of-all-time-is-a-misattribution-66356f22843d Jerry Seinfeld on Pop-Tarts: https://www.today.com/news/jerry-seinfeld-reveals-2-year-process-behind-pop-tart-joke-1C7692218 John Blue at Truffle Media! https://twitter.com/TruffleMedia Saving your PowerPoint deck as images: https://www.lifewire.com/create-picture-from-powerpoint-slide-4178534 Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com Mummenshanz: https://www.mummenschanz.com/3/ The UE Miniboom: https://www.amazon.com/MINI-BOOM-Wireless-Bluetooth-Speaker/dp/B00E9YIFQ4 The Bang and Olufsen A1: https://www.bang-olufsen.com/en/speakers/beoplay-a1 The Well Manhattan: 2 oz. Seagram’s 7 1 oz. Martini and Rossi sweet vermouth Maraschino cherry 2 dashes of Angostura bitters A half tsp. Maraschino cherry juice.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
39 minutes | Dec 17, 2019
The Audience (AKA The Thing That Keeps You From Crazy Talking To Yourself)
In this week's episode of The Freenoter, we examine one of the most important aspects of freenoting: the audience, and how much you should tailor your talk to each event. We also spotlight a speaker who always customizes for her audience, and we ring in the holidays with the most festive of beverages, the Champagne Cocktail. Note: The Freenoter is taking a holiday break! Look for our next episode on January 7th. Show Notes: A Flock of Seagulls - "I Ran" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIpfWORQWhU West Side Story: GANG FIGHT! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20myPs_-E1I AndyBoy produce: https://www.andyboy.com/ Sally Hogshead: https://www.sallyhogshead.com/ Sally's How to Fascinate assessment: https://www.howtofascinate.com/ Tamsen's assessment: https://tamsenwebster.com/how-big-is-your-big-idea/ The Gogos, "Vacation" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fQESUBMwGg The Champagne Cocktail: Place a brown/demerara sugar cube in a champagne flute. Soak cube in Angostura bitters. Fill flute with champagne/prosecco. Garnish with a citrus twist. For an extra kick, add an ounce of cognac. Speak with affected Upper East Side accent. Flare pinky out while holding glass. Look down on those consuming "punch" around you. Pretend you read Noam Chomsky. Leave party early.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
41 minutes | Dec 10, 2019
The Three Types of Talk (AKA 10 Yard Penalty: Excessive Football Analogies)
On this week's episode of The Freenoter, Tom and Tamsen tease out the goal (yes, singular) of a great Freenote, and how to get clarity on a practical outcome from any talk you give. They also examine the three broad types of talk to achieve that goal, celebrate the "original" Freenoter, and ring in Winter in the most appropriate means possible--a craft cocktail designed for the season. Have questions for the show? Email them to: email@example.com and we might answer them on a future show! Show Notes: Joe Smith's wonderful "Paper Towel" TED Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/joe_smith_how_to_use_a_paper_towel?language=en Word of the day: Aplomb: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aplomb Tamsen makes football references, including this reference to Doug Flutie's Miracle in Miami: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3ykWbu2Gl0 Today's listener email is from the wonderful Chris Moody. Here's his LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrismoody/ We loved Jay Baer’s advice on how meeting planners fill “content buckets.” Jay's got a new podcast out for professional speakers called Standing Ovation. More here: https://www.convinceandconvert.com/podcasts/episodes/introducing-standing-ovation/ Finally, the Winter of Discontent: 2.5 oz. Canadian Club Whiskey .5 oz. Yellow Chartreuse .5 oz. B&B 3 dashes Falernum Stir and strain into an old fashioned glass. Serve with a twist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
38 minutes | Dec 3, 2019
Getting the Gigs (AKA, the Outbound of Inbound)
In this episode of The Freenoter, Tamsen calls in from her speaking engagement in Dallas to chat about how to get gigs as a Freenoter: the craft of writing speaking proposals, enlisting the help of clients, and even when it makes sense to create your own event. Tom talks about how he used to write proposals, and how he changed, while Tamsen shares her own best practices for compelling speaker proposals from her previous experience as an event organizer. We also take some listener mail from Cathy McPhillips, learn what Phil Jones has to teach us about Exactly What to Say to get speaking gigs, and (apropos of Tamsen’s trip to Dallas) we treat each other (virtually) to a cocktail called The Aviation. Show Notes: Have a question, or something you’d like us to talk about? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Tamsen’s video tutorial on how to write great descriptions for speaker proposals: https://tamsenwebster.com/how-to-write-descriptions-for-your-talks-and-presentations-ep098/ Cathy McPhillips, who sent in a great listener question, works with Content Marketing World, where Tamsen and Tom have both freenoted. Visit them at https://www.contentmarketingworld.com. Learn more about Phil Jones at https://www.philmjones.com/. Here’s a great, two-hour workshop from Phil that really encapsulates his genius: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2LDgjCLx9U Finally, two versions of The Aviation: The Classic: 2 oz. Gin 1/4 oz. Luxardo 1/4 oz. Creme de Violette 1/2 oz. Lemon Juice (fresh squeezed). Shake and strain into a coupe. Serve with a Luxardo cherry. The Websters’ “warm weather version”: 2 oz. gin 1 1/2 oz. Lemon Juice 1 oz. Luxardo 1/2 oz. Creme de Violette Shake and serve as above.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31 minutes | Nov 26, 2019
What Makes a Great Freenote? (AKA Reliable Narrators)
On this week's episode of The Freenoter, Tom and Tamsen look at what makes a great Freenote, and where they can go wrong. No one loves the feeling of being sold to from the stage, and this show is all about recognizing that fine line between being helpful, and being seen as simply a shill--and how you can tell the difference when you walk off the stage. They also celebrate Real Hero of Speaking Sylvie di Giusto and revisit a grand old cocktail from the pre-prohibition era, the Last Word. Also: the return of bloopers! And we made a bunch. Stick around to the end. Show Notes Lauren Nagel - Pandora Director Audio Ad Creative https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i7tuGmJIPc Sylvie di Giusto: https://sylviedigiusto.com/ You Have Seven Seconds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbvOh8eMwqg&feature=emb_logo The Last Word 1 oz. Gin (we use Plymouth!) 1 oz. fresh lime juice 1 oz. Luxardo 1 oz. Green Chartreuse Shake over ice and strain into a coupe. No garnish needed!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29 minutes | Nov 18, 2019
The Case for Freenoting (AKA, I'm A Crap Networker)
In the first episode of The Freenoter, Tamsen and Tom make the case for speaking for free, why it is a great way to succeed at networking, and how freenoting is the most efficient way to win over prospects without selling. They also doff their caps to this week's Real Hero of Speaking, Mitch Joel, and reveal their own not-so-secret Manhattan recipe, the T&T. RESOURCES: The Freenoter: https://www.thefreenoter.com Tamsen Webster: https://www.tamsenwebster.com Tom Webster: https://thetomwebsteryouwerelookingfor.com/ Mitch Joel: https://www.sixpixels.com/ The Six Pixels of Separation Podcast: https://www.sixpixels.com/category/podcast/ Mitch's WTF (What the Five-ish) talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0o1_dven58 The T&T: 2 oz. Buffalo Trace Bourbon 1 oz. Pedro Ximenez Sherry 2 dashes Black Walnut Bitters 2 dashes Orange Bitters Shake over ice and strain into a coupe. Garnish with a twist of lemon. Think of us.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2 minutes | Nov 11, 2019
The Freenoter Trailer Blooper Reel
It may have taken Tom and Tamsen between 100 and 200 takes to record their first 2-minute trailer for The Freenoter. Luckily, some of their greatest "misses" are captured here, in the inaugural Freenoter Blooper Reel. You'll hear some cringeworthy singing, meet Phlegmmy, and hear Tamsen call Tom a giant LIAR.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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