Ep #38: Becoming the Ultimate Speaker with Joel Weldon

My next guest’s journey from earning $62.00 a week as a carpenter, to becoming one of the most successful professional speakers in the world, earning over a million dollars a year speaking, is a story worth every second to tell.

Joel Weldon, a Speaker Hall of Fame inductee and creator of the Ultimate Speaking System, has spoken at over 3,000 events, has coached and mentored over 10,000 speakers and was once called by his former manager, “the worst salesman he’s ever hired!”

“[My manager] said one word,” Joel tells me, that would change the rest of his life, “…Unless. Unless you change the way you think.” This was the turning point that would take Joel down a path to becoming one of the most sought after speakers in the world.

In this episode of The Richard Robbins Show, Joel dedicates the next hour to ensuring every minute is well spent, teaching listeners how to become better presenters, how becoming a better public speaker is an acquired skill we can all learn, and why your presentation should never be about you and should always be about your audience.

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What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode

  • How to become a better presenter.
  • Why setting goals and having a clear plan is the key to your future success.
  • The power of picturing the end goal.
  • Why thinking about what you can do instead of what you can’t do is the secret to a successful career in sales.
  • The ‘3 Beliefs’ of speaking that stop people from beginning to try.
  • Techniques to give better presentations.
  • Joel’s “Know, Have, Feel” System.

Ideas Worth Sharing

Picture the end result of those people buying the home of their dreams, or selling their home and getting maximum return for it. That thought perpetuates sales. @richardlrobbins Click To Tweet
Your introduction should never be your bio, your opening should never be “I’m so glad to be here”, and your closing should never be “thank you for listening.” It’s not about you, it’s about your audience. @richardlrobbins Click To Tweet
Look at an email that you have sent to a client and count how many times you said “you” and how many times you said “I.” ‘I’ is the most commonly used word in the English language, the ‘you’ is where the money is. Make it about… Click To Tweet
Speak to your audience about what they need, in an organized way they can follow, and get yourself out of the way. @richardlrobbins Click To Tweet

Resources in Today’s Episode

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