Pursuing Fearless by Speaking Publicly
with Jessica Rasdall
In this episode, Jessi talks to public speaking pro Jess Rasdall. As a founder and coach, Jess learned how to shift and refine her business in a way that helped her create a life she loves.
- Having no clear vision for the future, but having aspirations of a big, fancy office–then suddenly rocked by one bad choice that changed everything.
- Many doors were closed for Jess because of the decisions she made. So, she carved her own way instead of taking the traditional path.
- Recognizing your worth and shifting from a free speaker to a paid speaker.
- Having her first child, Jess had to shift her business again. She didn’t want to travel all the time, and if she wasn’t speaking she wasn’t making money. Along came coaching.
- Nervousness from taking the next step, not for fear of speaking but pivoting in an entrepreneurial way.
- When business gets busy, taking a step back, taking care of herself and giving herself the space she needed.
- Having the right people in the right seats and the right people in your corner helping fight feelings of being fraudy.
- Using speaking to quickly build credibility and trust.
- Navigating public speaking when you are an extrovert versus introvert. And how knowing your role really helps.
- Three paths to clearly define what impact you want your speaking to have on your business. 1. Are you trying to increase your influence and authority? Do you want to be the go-to expert? 2. Do you want to increase conversions on offers, products or services that you want to move people back to? 3. Tier-three speaking, where you come in and deliver an amazing presentation and get paid upfront.
- Having no intentional goal or benchmark leads to not knowing when to stop or slow down.
- After her significant other lost his job, Jess had a solid two years of growing in a hurry. Once he got a job he loved, the snapback happened, causing her to reevaluate everything, slow down and really think about what she wanted her business to look like.
- Refinement, not growth. Focusing on better, not more, made everything get better.
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