How to Tap into Your Personal “Why to Speak” as an Author [PODCAST]

How to Tap into Your Personal "Why to Speak" as an Author [PODCAST]

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Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast: Season 4, Episode 7

Length: 9 minutes, 12 seconds

One of the best ways to market yourself and your book is by speaking. If you are an author, you’ll want to listen to this episode, because it’s all about how to tap into your personal “why to speak” as an author.

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How to Tap into Your Personal “Why to Speak” as an Author

You put a lot of time, effort, love, heart, and soul into your book. In many ways, it’s your baby. And you would love for it to be in the hands of as many readers as possible.


Is it because you want to become rich and famous? Possibly, although there are way easier ways to do that!

Is it because you’re a glutton for punishment and your favorite way to punish yourself is to banish yourself to a room with a computer and type away for several months? Possibly. That’d be weird, but we all have our quirks, right? No judgment.

Is it because you want to make a difference in the world? Is it because you want to educate, inform, inspire, entertain, or in some other way transform your reader – even if only for a moment?


Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, most authors create what they create because they are on a mission. Sometimes it’s a big mission. Sometimes is a small mission. Sometimes is a self-serving mission. Sometimes it’s a selfless mission. And sometimes it’s a mission that’s a mix and match of all those types of mission.

So, what’s your mission?

That’s where you’re going to find your personal why.

In this episode, Carma shares:

  • 5 external practical reasons authors should be speaking
  • 2 lines of questioning that will help you discover and tap into your personal “why to speak”

About the Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast

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The Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast shares information to empower you to be a better speaker and communicator. Carma Spence, the host of the show, shares her insights and knowledge on the topic, as well as interviews subject matter experts. The podcast is available in audio format on iTunes and beyond. New episodes are posted on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.

Is there a topic you’d like covered on the podcast? Would you like to ask a question about Public Speaking on the show? Send your suggestions and questions to and mention that it is for the PSSP podcast.

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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.

You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Her website is

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