The Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast

Do you want to be a better speaker?

Do you want to communicate your message with confidence?

Then Public Speaking Super Powers is the podcast for you!

The podcast for new and aspiring speakers, introverts, and shy people seeking to overcome their fear of speaking, improve their speaking skills and take their career to the next level through speaking

The fear of speaking is often named as the #1 fear — even over death and spiders. But, if you don’t overcome this fear, there are serious consequences:

  • People with a fear of speaking can be paid 10% less than those without it.
  • Fear of speaking can reduce your chances of graduating from college by 10%.
  • Fear of speaking can reduce your chances of getting into a professional or managerial position by 15%.

Don’t be a statistic! On the third Wednesday of the month, listen to the Public Speaking Super Powers podcast to learn tips and tricks for improving your speaking skills, business and marketing tips for those who want to either market their business through public speaking or become a professional speaker, and how to use speaking to improve your business or career life.

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What to expect from the Public Speaking Super Powers podcast

Each episode will bring you actionable information, such as:

  • Expansions on the topics covered in the Public Speaking Super Powers book
  • Tips from the trenches as currently active speakers share their stories and lessons learned
  • Advice from speaker coaches, voice coaches, and other experts who help speakers do what they do
  • Answers to commonly asked questions by new and aspiring authors (New in 2021!)

Would you like to have your question about speaking answered on the podcast?

Submit your question about speaking in text, audio, or video! If Carma can’t answer the question, she’ll find someone who does.

  • Send your question via text to charlies[at]dragonwyze[dot]com. Include your name and website if you’d like that information shared on the podcast along with your question. Your question will be read in this format: “Jane Doe, from, asks, ‘When is the best time to distribute handouts?'”
  • Send a link to an audio file of you asking your question to charlies[at]dragonwyze[dot]com. Be sure to include your name and website. Your audio file will be edited into the podcast.
  • Send a link to a video file of you asking your question to charlies[at]dragonwyze[dot]com. Be sure to include your name and website. The audio from the video will be edited into the podcast and the video may be included in a video snippet promotion of the episode.

Carma Speaking at Summer Star in 2019

How the podcast got started

Carma Spence, the host of the Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast, loves to talk with people about what they do and what they are really good at. This podcast, which is the third podcast she has launched, grew out of her research for the book of the same name.

Launched on Sept. 20, 2017, as a bi-weekly show featuring the 80+ Featured Speaker interviews Carma conducted to research the book, the podcast has grown to also include new guests sharing their public speaking related expertise. For example, on October 25, 2017, the episode featured Brad Schreiber, author of What Are You Laughing At?, talking about how to add humor to your presentations.

Carma on the Phone

Want to be a guest on the podcast?

NOTE: Please complete the form to the right if you’d like to be on the show. I will begin posting guest episodes once a month starting September 2019.

Do you have something to share with new and emerging speakers? Can you help people become better speakers, improve their presentation skills or grow a speaking business? Then I’d love to talk with you about being a guest on the show! Simply complete the form below with your episode idea and why you would make a great guest on the Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast.

I’m particularly interested in guests who can speak to the topics listed in the “Table of Contents” in the sidebar, especially those that are less common, such as:

  • Best practices for handouts (when to use them, how to design them, etc.)
  • Maintaining eye contact with your audience
  • How and when to use references and resources
  • Being authentic on stage
  • Caring for and using your voice
  • Incorporating humor
  • Making the transition from hobby to profession

Please submit suggested questions. I reserve the right to ask different ones if so inspired.

Podcast Guest Request Form

    Things Guests Need To Know

    • All recordings are created in video using Zoom. Please make sure that you are well-lit and have a microphone for best sound quality. The podcast is audio-only, but I sometimes use excerpts from the video recording to promote the episode on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
    • Recording times are available on weekdays between 9 am and 4 pm Pacific. Saturdays between 10 am and noon Pacific Time can be made available upon request.
    • Once accepted as a guest, I will need a headshot that is at least 300 x 300 pixels, 72 dpi.
    • Once your episode is live, to get the most out of your appearance, it is recommended that you share your episode with your email list and social media following.

    Podcast Statistics

    The Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast experienced quite a bit of growth in 2018 when it was posted regularly — up to more than 100 downloads per day in just a few months. Even after 9 months of no new episodes, people are still downloading episodes weekly.

    In summary:

    • Weekly download average as of Sept. 14, 2019, is 53 downloads per week (calculated over 14 weeks)
    • Most listeners are downloading episodes onto mobile devices
    • Most listeners are downloading to an iPhone Android phone
    • Most of the audience lives in the United States
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    What Guests Are Saying

    Brad Schreiber“You did a tremendous job editing our interview. I am so pleased ….
    What a great pleasure to work with a total pro! Thanks, Carma!”

    ~ Brad Schreiber, Guest on Episode 11, October 25, 2017, author or What Are You Laughing At?

    “It was such a fun interview. Thanks so much, Carma. And your editing made it snappy and delicious!”
    ~ Maria Ross, Featured Speaker and Guest on Episode 32, January 15, 2018.

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