Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast, Episode 13: Catherine Bell

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Episode 13 - Catherine Bell

This episode of the Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast features Carma’s interview with Catherine Bell, an expert on workplace protocol, etiquette, and professional image management. The author of Managing Your Image Potential: Creating Good Impressions in Business, she has appeared in the New York Times, The Globe and Mail, Canadian Business Magazine and The Las Vegas Review Journal, as well as been a guest on CBC Newsworld, CBC Radio, Canada AM and TV Ontario. She also co-authored the New York Times best seller Masters of Networking: Building Relationships for Your Pocketbook and Soul with Dr. Ivan Misner.

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Podcast Highlights

Length: 17 minutes, 1 second

Catherine Bell enjoys connecting with her audience. In this episode she talks about simple things you can do to develop your own connection with your audience. “The first thing I would say that you would want to smile. Because your smile will help you create a rapport with the audience that’s very quick to do.” She also talks about channeling nervous energy into your presentation, connecting with members of your audience before your presentation, using pauses and eye contact, as well as checking in with your audience at different points in your speech.

Catherine Bell’s Big Tip: “If you are giving a smaller presentation and people are coming in early, going up to them and actually introducing yourself briefly, would be helpful. Because you get as much rapport as speaking with that person for three hours, from one good handshake.”

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About the Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast Series

Public Speaking Super Powers Mock Book CoverCarma 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.

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About the author

Carma Spence, is author of Public Speaking Super Powers. She is fiercely committed to guiding women to Owning their Superpowers and turning their knowledge and interests into a profitable business. She is masterful at helping her clients see what is possible for them and supporting them on the journey from where they are to where they want to be, releasing the Mind Goblins of self-doubt, self-sabotage and second-guessing that keep them stuck.

With 20+ years experience in marketing communications and public relations, natural intuitive skills and certification in using some of the most effective transformational coaching tools available, Carma’s mission and commitment is to unleash the inner power every woman entrepreneur possesses so they can boldly go out into the world, transforming the fabric of people’s lives in meaningful and positive ways.

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