This episode of the Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast features Carma’s interview with Jerry Pradier, a business trainer, and author who also presents workshops and seminars for nonprofit and governmental organizations across the western United States. He trains and certifies counselors, instructors, and entrepreneurs for the Institute for Civic Achievement. Jerry also hosts the program Progressive Business, broadcast daily on Aspen, Colorado’s grassroots TV.
Length: 17 minutes, 49 seconds
Jerry Pradier says his public speaking superpower is the ability to simplify a topic so that the audience can understand and absorb the information. In this episode, he shares the five principles he uses to communicate complex information to his audiences.
Jerry Pradier’s Big Tip: Pradier is a strong believer in using story, metaphor, and analogy to communicate new information. “Use those symbols that your audience can understand and relate to even if it doesn’t express everything in the concept that you’re trying to present,” he says. “Knowledge has to be lead along by steps and not just thrown at people like a wave.”
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.