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  1. What is the Value of Community? Kirsten Rourke 20:29

In this week’s episode of Ongoing Mastery: Presenting & Speaking, Kirsten and Kellie talk about the value of community. Hear which communities they’re part of and how a well-built community is different from hero worship.

Our favorite moments:

  • (02:25) Speakers need speaker friends
  • (06:47) Business that really embrace the communities they support develop quicker, more authentic relationships
  • (08:56) Communities are built
  • (11:42) Community helps you understand where others are coming from
  • (14:20) Genuine communities take work
  • (17:00) Reciprocity comes back to the importance of relationships
  • (17:23) Kirsten’s takeaway
  • (17:44) Kellie’s takeaway

If you enjoyed this conversation about community, check out Season 1, Episode 3: Interview: Bobbie Carlton on the Value of Speaker Friends. The link is in the show notes.  

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Kirsten Rourke CEO of Rourke Training

Kirsten Rourke is the mouth and mind of Rourke Training, LLC. She is on a mission to create engaging communication in online and in-person presentation and speaking spaces. Kirsten is the creator of the Prep, Practice, & Pivot method for elevating presenting and speaking skills. She works with leaders to transform online educational, sales, and corporate events to meet business and learning goals. She has spoken, coached, trained, and facilitated for thousands of companies internationally since 2000. She speaks on and provides expert coaching on Public Speaking, Running Virtual Events, Instructional Design, Storytelling, and Creating Online Engagement. In addition to being a Certified Technical Trainer and Certified Online Training Professional, she also has a Master’s of Education in Instructional Design. She also runs a podcast and community, Ongoing Mastery: Presenting and Speaking, to support development and improvement in creating successful, targeted results in pitches, sales presentations, training, and high-stake events.