Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast, Episode 64: Ryan G. Van Cleave

Episode 64 Ryan G Van Cleave

This episode of the Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast features Carma’s interview with Ryan G. Van Cleave. Ryan is the author or co-author of 16 books and his poetry, fiction and nonfiction alike has appeared in publications such as the Christian Science Monitor,, National Geographic Adventures and Writers Digest. He is a frequent speaker at colleges and high schools on the subjects of digital culture, digital addiction, social networking, teaching with technology and leadership development.

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Podcast Highlights

Length: 10 minutes, 19 seconds

Ryan Van Cleave’s speaking career really got going after his book, Unplugged: My Journey Into the Dark World of Video Game Addiction, came out. That said, he has been a college professor, so was no stranger to the lectern. In this episode, he talks about being passionate about your topic, being authentic and being connected to your material.

Ryan Van Cleave’s Big Tip: You “can only get so far when you limit yourself by your material. And your relationship to the material,” says Van Cleave. If you don’t have a strong connection to your information, you can’t communicate about that topic with authentic passion.

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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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