Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast, Episode 45: Darlene Mahon and Peggy Vasquez

Episode 45 Darlene Mahon and Peggy Vasquez

This episode of the Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast features Carma’s interview with Darlene Mahon and Peggy Vasquez. Darlene and Peggy have leveraged their careers as administrative professionals into speaking and training engagements. They are co-authors in the book Life Choices: Putting the Pieces Together, Messages of Courage from 26 Inspirational Authors, which came out in October of 2010.

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Podcast Highlights

Length: 17 minutes, 6 seconds

The beauty of co-speaking — sharing the stage with a speaking partner — says Darlene Mahon, “when the day is done and we’ve done what we came to do and we’ve delivered, Peggy and I can debrief. And we can say, ‘OK. What went well? What didn’t?’ If something didn’t go well, you’re not alone in your hotel room, beating yourself up for performing badly.” As co-speakers, Mahon and Peggy Vasquez balance each other out, and shore each other up. They believe their greatest strength as speakers is authenticity. In this episode, they share their thoughts and advise on how to speak from the heart.

Darlene Mahon’s Big Tip: “Find ways to get your self-esteem in good shape. And find ways to maintain your self-esteem.”

Peggy Vasquez’s Big Tip: “Really believe in yourself and know that you have a story to tell; know that you have great value.”

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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.

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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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