There’s a lot more to great public speaking than you might first guess. In this episode, I interview Peter George, an expert in constructing and delivering a message that matters. He has literally written the book on this!

If you are, or wish to become, a public speaker, there are two sources of training that could make a big difference to your success:

* Peter’s book ‘The Captivating Public Speaker’ (Amazon)
* Judy’s course ‘Speaking Voice Technique’ (Get a 30% discount: use code PGCHAT at checkout!)

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00:00 Introduction
01:46 Judy asks Peter about the Colin Firth movie ‘The King’s Speech"
02:11 Why Peter quit his hit podcast.
03:42 Introducing Peter’s book ‘The Captivating Public Speaker’.
04:10 Keys to the power of persuasion
05:33 Communicating from a blend of the conscious and unconscious minds.
07:04 How body language and facial language affect the voice.
08:54 How Public Speaking is both Art and Science.
10:18 Peter takes us into his speaker training method ‘AMP’D’
13:00 How to ask the audience what they want from your presentation.
14:28 Some attention-grabbing ways to start speeches or presentations
17:32 Peter shares his process for rehearsing speeches using a mobile phone.
19:42 The wisdom of structuring stage introductions to fit your audience.
21:41 How ‘the power is in the pauses’.
24:31 Final words of advice… it’s not about you!
25:37 Peter’s book + Judy’s video course = great pairing of speaker training
26:30 What’s next for Peter – more books, for speakers and youth.

Judy Rodman Vocal Coach

I'm an award-winning vocal coach, recording artist, live performer, public speaker, published author, songwriter, musician, studio producer, blogger, podcaster and vocal consultant with over 50 years of success in the music and voice industry.

As vocal coach online globally, I help develop, maximize and protect voices of singers & speakers who seek to make the world better with their messages and artistic influence. My students and recording clients have appeared on The Today Show, Letterman, Ellen DeGeneres, The Voice, American Idol, America's Got Talent, Grammys, CMA, ACM & MTV Awards Shows, New York Times Best Seller list. They include major and indie recording artists and labels, artist development companies, touring and studio background singers, national public speakers, radio & TV personnel, teachers and voiceover actors.

My career credits include being voted ‘Best Vocal Coach' by Nashville Music Pros, 'Vocal Coach in Residence' by TC Helicon's VoiceCouncil Magazine, #1 and other top-10 Billboard singles as artist on MTM Records, winner of Billboard's and ACM's 'New Female Vocalist' award, BMI 'Million Air' award.

I'm a published author with several vocal training packages on disc and as online video courses. My blog and podcast ‘All Things Vocal’ have received over 2 million views and plays.

With thousands of studio credits, I produce country, pop, rock, singer/songwriter and r&b projects, working in the studio online and in-person. I also specialize as vocal producer on teams headed by other studio producers, and create arrangements and sing background vocals.
Member of SAG-AFTRA, BMI, AFM Local 257, ACM, NATS, I'm based in Nashville, Tennessee.