In this episode I get to speak with Amber Wright. Amber is a communication expert, public speaking coach, and award-winning adjunct professor in Communication Studies. That’s the short list of her professional credentials.
She knows a bit about the art of communication and public speaking. Yet she makes mistakes too. She opens up and shares a couple of stories where she struggled with things we can relate with.
Here’s what Amber and I discuss:
- How technology almost ruined a relationship with someone she highly respected in her industry.
- How she fixed it and was able to pull it off.
- How she continued to make mistakes with that person and can laugh about it today.
- Why she said you need to slow down and build contingency plans.
- What she learned from her worst public speaking events.
- The challenge she faced when speaking to a group of teenagers.
- What happens when you make a mistake trying to understand your audience.
- Why it’s important to develop strong communication skills.
- Why public speaking doesn’t alway mean speaking in front of a group, and why public speaking is valuable to understand and learn.
- Why it’s important to survey your audience.
- Why you need to know your material.
- What happens when you rely on technology.
- The clothes dryer metaphor that made me laugh.
- The struggle she is facing while scaling her business.
- What she means by the term, “People enthusiast.”
- What she means when she says to, “Reveal your humanity to people.”
- Why she said your body is naturally afraid of public speaking because you lack the tools to reduce that anxiety.
Enjoy the show: