Everyday Improvement
Are you reading out loud? Do you use Filler words?

Are you reading out loud? Do you use Filler words?

August 6, 2019

Do you use filler words like um, uh, like, so, you know, etc.? We all know that we need to use silence instead of a filler word, bu do you?! In this edition we talk about a tip that will not only train you to stop using filler words but also increase cognitive and communication performance! Tune in to this short episode and find how you can improve your ability to not use fillers.

But WHAT IS Corporate Storytelling and where can I start?

But WHAT IS Corporate Storytelling and where can I start?

August 1, 2019

Join the co-founders of iSpeak, Kevin Karschnik and Russ Peterson Jr., in a webinar that was delivered in July 2019 about our newest workshop, Corporate Storytelling. This is a continuation of our Storytelling series. Previous episodes include an interview with Russ and the Two Paths template. This episode is the audio pulled from the webinar and gives you tools and ways to tell better stories with PURPOSE in your business environment. Follow to the end and find out how to get some Freebies!

Do you know who you’re talking to? - The Audience Analysis

Do you know who you’re talking to? - The Audience Analysis

July 8, 2019

Have you tried telling someone something only to have it fall on deaf ears? What about giving a direction to a team member and they completely miss what they are suppose to do? It's easy to blame them, but first we need to think, "Did I give them what they NEEDED?" How do you figure that out? In this episode, join Todd in learning a quick method of how to do an audience analysis to give the right information to the right people at the right time. Partner this tool with the purpose tool from the previous episode and you have completed your preparation for any message, conversation, conference call, or presentation.

What are you trying to Achieve? What’s your Purpose?

What are you trying to Achieve? What’s your Purpose?

June 20, 2019

Have you sat in one of those meetings that doesn't seem to accomplish anything? What about a conversation that seems scattered and you leave feeling confused about what you should remember or do? This happens because we as communicators don't always know the clear objective or purpose of our message. Yogi Berra said, "If you don't know where you're going, you may end up some place else." That some place else is the confusion, not accomlishing goals, etc. 

In this episode, I am going to walk you though a short but effective process to creating a clear purpose of your message, presentation, conversation, or meeting! These three questions you'll learn will give all your situations clarity and produce results. 

Activity Episode - Multiple Paths Storytelling Template

Activity Episode - Multiple Paths Storytelling Template

June 17, 2019

We found out in our last episode that Corporate Storytelling has entered as it's place to make a point and connect with your audience. As we continue our journey to be better storytellers, Russ Peterson Jr., co-founder of iSpeak, Inc., shows us how to use the Multiple Paths Template to help teams see a clear path, and make the right decision. With episodes like this, our Activity Episodes, we suggest you listen all the way through, then play again and pause it to do it with us. 

Buckle up, listen in, and get ready for your journey on becoming a better storyteller.

How can I tell BETTER Stories? - Corporate Storytelling

How can I tell BETTER Stories? - Corporate Storytelling

June 14, 2019

Storytelling is one of, if not the, oldest methods of transferring information and connecting with an audience. On this episode of Everyday Improvement, Russ Peterson Jr., co-founder of iSpeak, joins me to help us rediscover how to tell better stories in a corporate environment. Russ will share with us why now, how to, and even give us some quick tips on how you can be a better storyteller.

If you want to know more, please reach out to us at www.ispeak.com or shoot us an email at info@ispeak.com.

You Don’t Need a Coach! Well, not always…

You Don’t Need a Coach! Well, not always…

June 11, 2019

In order to best improve anything you want to do in life, you find a coach or mentor, let her/him observe you, get feedback, and implement. Communication skills are no different as you want to be best prepared for any business opportunity that comes your way. At iSpeak, we love when our clients call us up for coaching opportunities or past students needing a little extra help. However, you don't always need a professional coach, you have YOU! 

In this episode I discuss how you can be a better coach for yourself so you can grow to the next level, without dragging yourself down. Thanks in advance for the listen and always feel free to reach out to us at www.ispeak.com!

Everyday Improvement - Introduction

Everyday Improvement - Introduction

May 31, 2019

Join one of iSpeak's Master Instructors, Todd Zwissler, as he introduces you to Everyday Improvement. This podcast is centered around personal development and improvement of soft skills for all our listeners.

We began iSpeak in 1999 with the purpose to develop communication skills for improving people’s lives both personally and professionally. This podcast is another opportunity for us to make an impact on all of our students and listeners. We look forward to working with all of you and feel free to reach out to us at www.ispeak.com!