EP033 – Shelley Rostlund & Jackie Goddard

Get Uncomfortable. Grab The Opportunity To Speak More In Public

Nov 24, 2023 | Brand, Experience

Want to become a speaker?

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This episode’s topic, in a nutshell…

Ouch this is a topic hot at the top of my head at the moment. I have been asked to speak at an event soon.

Speaking is something we have all experienced from other people. As professionals we attend conferences, events and even professional development opportunities and there is always someone up on a stage in front of us.

What if that SOMEONE…could be you, or me!?

Have you thought about adding speaking to your toolkit of how to get in front of your audiences and gain more visibility as an expert in your field?

OR – do you quiver just with the thought of it, but realise that it’s probably a pretty valuable thing to be able to do?

This episode is for you. I have asked Jackie Goddard to chat to us about what speaking looks like, as well as how and why we should get uncomfortable and give it a go.

“Feel the fear and do it anyway.” As they say.

Yikes. I’m certainly feeling the fear myself being on a stage is not my natural habitat (YET….)



In this episode we unpack:

  • The different kinds of speaking you probably are doing or could think about doing
  • The anatomy of speaking – we talk about the physicality of speaking and cover:
    • Breathwork
    • Movement
    • Mindset
    • Confidence
  • Bringing value to the audience (it’s not all about you) and how sometimes this reframing can release some of the nervousness or fear of speaking)
  • What Jackie’s process is when she works with clients. She walks through her steps which include:
    • Being clear on the brief you’ve been given for your talk
    • Digging down on who the audience is (what are they there for, why would they be interested in what you have to say?)
    • What is your “thing” – what do you want to get across? (Also – what stories do you have to share that may be relevant)
    • Talk flow and content (the “glory points”)
    • Selecting the right visuals to be the back drop support to your talk
    • A focus on performance skills (the physical delivery)
    • Practise, practise, practise
  • Jackie reassures me that you do not have to be a stand-up comedian, to be a good speaker (this makes me happy)

This episode may help you to reflect how you could be brave and step outside your comfort zone and have a go at speaking. And, there is such a thing as a Speaking Coach. It’s Jackie’s genius zone – so you could always get her to be your cheerleader.


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A bit more about Jackie Goddard

EP032 – Shelley Rostlund & Jackie Goddard

Jackie Goddard who is Speaking Trainer and Coach who helps business owners, leaders and authors to gain confidence delivering paid talks to share their knowledge and leverage their authority in their space.

She is on a mission to empower yearning speakers to get excited about sharing their ideas, stories and life lessons.

She teaches her clients how to craft engaging talks, use their voice and breath better and sharpen their overall performance skills.

Jackie has over 25 years of experience working in and around the performing arts as an actor, director, producer, and teacher, facilitating acting and voice workshops.

Find out more about her one-to-one work, masterminds and group programmes on her website at powertospeak.co.uk or connect with her on LinkedIn.