Comunicate with Confidence with Luke Maxwell

Comunicate with Confidence with Luke Maxwell

www.lukedmaxwell.com
Drawing upon my years of public speaking to tens of thousands across the nation and coaching hundreds one-on-one, I share actionable ways to build confidence, increase your communication skills, and journey with me in the relentless pursuit of what you want most in life. Be unashamed. Email me at [email protected] Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lukemaxwell/support


121. An Explosive Comeback and Doing What You Love
Feb 10 • 25 min
I’ve been gone for a while. And there are reasons. I had to take everything out of my life and then decide what to put back in. Now I’m here, doing exactly what I’m passionate about. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
120. Coaching Sales Around the World w/ Jim “Jaime” Hernandez
Nov 22, 2019 • 51 min
This has been a long time coming, but I finally have a new friend, mentor, and overall business beast on the show. Jim Hernandez has been a hustler since he was young. He started outselling seasoned staff as just a teenager at a sporting goods store and…
119. Moving, Losing Everything, and Now Rebuilding
Nov 11, 2019 • 22 min
I’ve recently moved to Texas! It’s a big change and a lot of things went wrong. But I learned a lot from the experiences in a major way. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
118. The Confidence Therapist w/ Talia Bombola
Nov 7, 2019 • 44 min
Talia Bombola, a therapist who focuses on helping youth and young adults build confidence, is joining us today to share her experiences with giving therapy and how to build confidence while building a thriving business. Listen to her podcasts, It’s…
117. 4 Steps to Making the Best Possible Apology w/ Devin Tracy
Oct 11, 2019 • 63 min
My friend and Co-Founder of Windfall Elite, Devin Tracy, joins us today. We’re here to catch up on what a real entrepreneur’s journey looks like, and delve into Devin’s four steps to make the best apology possible. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
116. How Military Leadership, Family Tragedy, and Common Rocks became a Global Phenomenon w/ Bill York
Sep 7, 2019 • 46 min
I am thrilled to have Bill York on the podcast today. He’s retired Lieutenant Colonel and current founder of The Joshua York Legacy Foundation, an organization dedicated to suicide prevention through outreach, education, and improving mental healthcare…
115. What Starting a Brand New Business ACTUALLY Looks Like w/ Clara Mouawad
Aug 31, 2019 • 39 min
Welcome to Season 2 of the podcast. All that means is that I’m focusing more on expert interviews and bringing on people with different viewpoints and experiences than my own. Clara is here to update us on her starting her copywriting business and the…
114. Telling an Entertaining Story about a Terrible Situation
Aug 7, 2019 • 25 min
You’ve gone through a bad situation, probably many of them. And if you’re like most people, you don’t share it with other people. But whether you want to share something with someone close to you, sell yourself, create an entertaining piece of content, or…
113. The One Action that Relieves My Anxiety and Depression
Jul 15, 2019 • 22 min
If you’ve listened to this podcast or know anything about me. You know that I’ve dealt with mental health issues since I was young. And in the recent changes and developments of this year, I’ve forgotten to incorporate one key habit back into my life. The…
112. 4 Steps to Relieving Anxiety w/ Erica Arvanitis
Jul 13, 2019 • 33 min
Erica Arvanitis from Anxiety Erica joins me today to discuss anxiety, therapy, ANTs (Automatic Negative Thoughts), and what to do about them. Now meet Erica: A copywriter by day, Erica spends all her free time writing. Living in San Diego with her…
111. Be That Light
Jul 8, 2019 • 18 min
Are you the person that people will compliment behind your back? This episode is all about how to be the light in other people’s lives, but not at the cost of your own sanity and health. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
110. Changing Your Life to Pursue Your Passion w/ Clara Mouawad
Jul 6, 2019 • 51 min
To start our month with some inspiring news, we go through Clara’s and my recent journeys of making huge changes and focusing entirely on exactly what you want to create for your life. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
109. Create a Positive Focus by Cleaning
Jul 1, 2019 • 24 min
The other day, the only reason I got out of bed on time was to clean my desk. Weird, yes. But it worked. This got me thinking about the idea of cleaning in your physical space, work life, and relationships, and how this can be a massive step forward for…
108. What Gets You Out of Bed?
Jun 24, 2019 • 26 min
This last couple months, I’ve been on a mission to align what I do with who I am. And part of that is solidifying exactly what my vision for myself is. In this episode, I take you through my process for creating this and why each part drives you closer to…
107. Start Achieving Your Huge Future Goals NOW
Jun 11, 2019 • 22 min
You probably have a vision and dream for your future, but are you moving towards it right now? In this episode, I go through how to passively or actively start to accomplish your huge future goals now. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest…
106. How to be More Attractive w/ Clara Mouawad
Jun 3, 2019 • 52 min
Clara is back after a short break to talk about what attractiveness in all its facets really is and how you can develop it. Also, as a treat, we go through some Tinder bios and conversations to see if maybe we could give some advice. —- This episode is…
105. Delivering a SHATTERING Testimony | A Speech
May 25, 2019 • 34 min
I recently spoke at a conference, and I liked it so much, I wanted to share it with all of you as an example of how to share your story. Nothing quite motivates an audience like an authentic transparent story told with passion. —- This episode is…
104. You Need to Disagree with Your Friends | HDBR #2
May 22, 2019 • 32 min
Gallup just released a whole new set of reports, which is perfect timing for this episode of Hump Day Business Report. This week, we’re looking at how we should be analyzing our conversations to see what opportunities we’re losing, constantly exposing…
103. 4 Ideas for Destroying Stress this Week
May 20, 2019 • 19 min
We all hate stress, right? So why do we stand dealing with it every single day? Well, you don’t have to anymore because today’s Monday Motivation is all about finding peace and productivity this week while building habits to last you a lifetime. Why don’t…
102. How to Adapt and Speak to Specific People
May 18, 2019 • 28 min
You’re not a robot and neither are the people you speak to…hopefully. And since we’re all people who exist on so many different spectrums, we like being spoken to directly. So here are my three steps to adjusting your speeches and stories to the people in…
101. Should You Spend Money on College? | HDBR #1
May 15, 2019 • 27 min
Welcome to the first episode of my newest show, Hump Day Business Report. Today, I’m going to guide you through some of the smaller stories of the week and discuss how we can apply them to our own lives. This week’s episode includes: is college really…
100. Celebrating 6 Years of Failure and Mistakes
May 13, 2019 • 26 min
On this, my 100th podcast episode, I have a special celebration for you. We’re taking a look at the biggest mistakes I’ve made throughout my life because I want to show you how badly I mess up all the time. But none of that has stopped me from recording…
99. Conquer Your Fears and Get Good at Sales w/ Stephen Flemings
Apr 27, 2019 • 42 min
It’s time to finally welcome my former boss and now fencing buddy, Stephen Flemings, to the podcast! As a partner and head of services at Yellow Line Digital, Stephen taught me almost everything I know about creating and launching a sales campaign.…
98. The Moving Mindset
Apr 9, 2019 • 17 min
If you want to do anything, movement is key. And this week’s Motivation Mindset is to get you off your couch or out of your own head to move forward this week. Whether it’s in your personal or professional life, I’ve got you covered with exactly what I’ve…
97. Dating for Friends w/ Clara Mouawad
Apr 6, 2019 • 50 min
It’s the first Saturday of the month, and you know what that means, Clara is back to discuss what actions we’ve taken in our life to move forward personally and professionally. This month, we’re talking about accountability. How do you build relationships…
96. Your Voice Matters
Apr 1, 2019 • 14 min
Welcome to the Confidence Mindset for this week where I’m drilling into this idea into you: your voice has worth. What you say matters. I had to speak to graduate psychology classes, appear on panels alongside experts with more PhDs and decades of…
95. From Zero to 6 Million in Two Years w/ Colton Bollinger
Mar 31, 2019 • 36 min
The golf-loving CEO of Jumper Media, Colton Bollinger, joins me today to discuss how he’s built a 6 million dollar digital agency in two years, overcame his own personal struggles, and the first steps you can take to follow in his footsteps. —- This…
94. “But I Don’t Want to Bother Them”…Get Over It
Mar 26, 2019 • 9 min
I’ve got a short piece of motivation for you today. Insecurity is only growing, and it’s time to build habits to combat it. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
93. You Don’t Want to Change
Mar 18, 2019 • 14 min
Here’s a piece of hard-hitting truth for you today. Stop trying to change your whole life. Stop giving up hope that you’ll ever improve and succeed. Because here’s the secret, you actually don’t want you whole life to change. You don’t want to improve all…
92. Personal Branding SPEECH at Palomar College Marketing Class
Mar 13, 2019 • 59 min
I’m so happy to share with you my talk I gave today at Palomar College to a group of eager marketing students! We discuss personal branding, confidence, marketing, sales, and so much more with the questions afterward. I hope you enjoy. —- This episode is…
91. Using Improv Games to Increase Likability w/ Clara Mouawad
Mar 9, 2019 • 48 min
You want to talk better, right? You want people to like you and think quick on your feet. To help you accomplish this, Clara Mouawad joins us to take a different approach…improv games. Drawing on her theater background, Clara teaches us four different…
90. The 4 Phases of being a Public Speaker
Mar 4, 2019 • 26 min
Let’s kick back and have some fun today because I’m telling some stories about public speakers I’ve seen recently and categorized them by what stage they’re currently in. I’m also here to give you advice on how to progress and get to the next stage in…
89. 3 Steps to Make People Love Talking to You
Feb 21, 2019 • 22 min
Everyone wants people they meet to like them, but it’s not always that easy to leave an overall positive impact on someone if you don’t know how to. That’s why, in this episode, I’m taking you through the three ways I try to make everyone who talks to me…
88. Breaking Down My TESLA Ad Campaign
Feb 14, 2019 • 29 min
One the most fun projects I ever had was to design an ad campaign for Tesla…for a class project. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
87. Is Your Pain an Excuse w/ Clara Mouawad
Feb 2, 2019 • 50 min
It’s the first episodes of the month and that means Clara joins us to discuss the life of a young professional making it in the modern world. This month, we’re discussing a book about pain, excuses, and motivation. How do you tell if your pain is…
86. Learning from My TERRIBLE Old Videos
Jan 31, 2019 • 31 min
In the 5+ years of making videos, I’ve done everything wrong. But that’s how I learned how to do it right. If you’re trying to make videos and feeling like you’re failing miserably, listen to my journey for proof that you’re not alone and that you can…
85. Retraining Your Elastic Brain
Jan 29, 2019 • 20 min
Did you know your brain physically changes? I didn’t until I dove into the world of habit building meets psychology. And so, in this episode, I’m going through how to alter your brain and its neural pathways in order to push past your barriers and build…
This is 100,000 Years in the Making
Jan 27, 2019 • 4 min
I created this for those who want to push past their barriers. I created this for those who feel stuck and want MORE. I created this so you can walk up onto that stage, speak, and influence everyone. —- Send in a voice message:…
84. The 3 Ways to Tell a Joke…Anywhere
Jan 22, 2019 • 22 min
It’s no secret that everyone likes a funny person. But what I’ve noticed that most people categorize “funny people” almost as some alien life form they could never hope to imitate. That’s dead wrong. So I’m here today to teach you how to master the three…
83. Explain What You Do in 30 Seconds
Jan 15, 2019 • 25 min
You will never have an hour to tell people about yourself. Whether you’re networking, giving a speech, or trying to explain to a friend’s mom that you’re an actual entrepreneur, you need a short pitch for yourself. In this episode, I go through the very…
82. How Much is Your Time Worth? with Devin Tracy
Jan 13, 2019 • 93 min
Devin Tracy is back today, and it’s not just to debate the proper pronunciation of productivity. We give each other business advice, develop formulas to calculate how much your time is worth, and debate when it’s appropriate to do something yourself or…
81. How to Create a Marketing Plan for 2019
Jan 9, 2019 • 27 min
If you want to establish your brand in 2019, you need a strategy and concrete goals in order to do it. So I’m going through my new personal branding business plan to show you exactly what you need to know and plan in order to get started. Marketing…
80. Stop Waiting for the Right Time. Here’s How to Create It
Jan 7, 2019 • 23 min
There is no right time. We’ve all heard the famous “just do it” routine so many times it’s become meaningless, but “just doing it” isn’t enough. That’s why, in the most powerful episode I’ve ever recorded, I’m moving you directly from doing nothing to…
79. Is There a Good New Year’s Resolution? w/ Clara Mouawad
Jan 2, 2019 • 44 min
It’s time for Clara to come back to kickstart our month and year. New Year’s Resolutions are being shoved down all of our throats right now, and Clara and I have very different ideas about them. So we’re here to explore the pros and cons of resolutions…
78. Everyone’s Annoying…You Don’t have to Be
Dec 31, 2018 • 24 min
To set you off in 2019, I have my parting piece of advice. What confidence, success, and general wellbeing come down to is just not being annoying. Well, that’s the bare minimum at least. So, in this episode, I’ve laid out how to stand out from everyone…
76. How to Remain Confident in a Room Full of Experts
Dec 28, 2018 • 19 min
Proving myself to people with decades of more experience than me has always been a part of my life since I began my entrepreneurial journey. I’ve always been looked at as just a kid, and changing other’s perspective on that is hard. That’s why in this…
75. How I Created My BEST Speech Ending Ever
Dec 23, 2018 • 24 min
Your conclusion is one of the most important parts of your speech, second only to the introduction. If you don’t nail the end, your entire presentation is now worthless. This is the time to rally people together, remind them of what you talked about, and…
74. You Should Have a Business Partner…and Here’s How to Choose One
Dec 20, 2018 • 26 min
Starting your first business is complicated and hectic, especially when it’s a side hustle. And what most people (including myself) don’t think about is partnering up with someone to bring both of your ideas to life. In this episode, I go over why you…
73. Finding Hope in the Worst of Times | A Speech
Dec 18, 2018 • 22 min
I recently took a trip to San Francisco and everything went wrong. But since I’m all about turning bad experiences into something good, I created a short speech out of this trip to show you how to find hope when everything is falling around you. —- This…
72. How Wasting My Winter Break Cost Me Thousands
Dec 15, 2018 • 19 min
I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life, but one stands out above the rest when I think of the damage it did to my success. I was on a roll, things were going great, and I let it all die by completely wasting my winter break that could have catapulted me…
71. Active Teaching is Effective Teaching w/ Mary Cassoni
Dec 11, 2018 • 51 min
I sit down with my former marketing professor, Mary Cassoni, to discuss her long career in advertising and teaching. We go over how to effectively teach someone (even if they don’t want to be taught), and how to combine your skills and passions to do what…
70. A Morning Routine WON’T Make You Successful
Dec 7, 2018 • 25 min
I’m really sick of sources for information on business (and most other news sources, to be honest) giving a false idea that, since this famous entrepreneur has this habit, you can find success by implementing it as well. It’s just not true. And while…
69. Success by Pure Luck and Fighting Burnout w/ Clara Mouawad
Dec 5, 2018 • 24 min
Clara is back! And this time, we’re discussing the aspect of luck when it comes to success in business and life. We also veer into how this plays into burnout and how we deal with huge amounts of stress. —- Send in a voice message:…
68. The 4 Ways I Improve My Self Worth
Nov 29, 2018 • 20 min
I’ve undergone some growth and change in the last few weeks and have adjusted my rules for staying confident and maintaining my self worth. I make sure that every single day I’m living out these four rules and improving in each area. —- This episode is…
67. Reacting to My First Speech as a Teenager
Nov 26, 2018 • 28 min
Today, I’m taking a look back at one of my first speeches to a few hundred high school students. I’m going through the introduction of my speech, what I would differently, and how it’s not nearly as bad as I thought. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
66. Turning Extreme Challenges in Stories w/ John Beede
Nov 17, 2018 • 43 min
I’m so happy to have public speaker, entrepreneur, and mountain climber John Beede on my podcast today. In January of this year, today’s guest reached the summit of the tallest mountain in Antarctica, making him one of the few people in the world who have…
65. How to Create and Sell a Project in ONE Month
Nov 15, 2018 • 27 min
If you listened to any episodes so far, you know that I’m a huge fan of immediate action. And with so many people paralyzed by indecision on how they should follow their passions and pursue their dreams, I’ve got a game plan to you today. —- This episode…
64. I Don’t Like Stupid Inspirational Quotes
Nov 13, 2018 • 22 min
In what’s rapidly becoming “Rants with Luke”, I’m discussing the culture of inspirational entrepreneurs who feel the need to show they’re an entrepreneur rather than being one. Also, we discuss how to approach the problem of needing motivation and how to…
63. You have the Power to be Determined | Speech
Nov 11, 2018 • 22 min
I did something a little different today. Instead of my just talking into my mic for all of you, this time I prepared a speech. I’m passionate about a lot of things, but one of them is determination. I had a recent experience that demonstrated how…
62. How to Start Your First Business
Nov 7, 2018 • 24 min
Today, I’m going back to the basics. Starting your first business can be a scary and uncertain time. So I’m taking everything I know about this journey and distilling it into two concrete steps. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
61. Master Online Dating with Marketing Psychology w/ Clara Mouawad
Nov 5, 2018 • 66 min
I’m so happy to my good friend and marketer, Clara Mouawad, back to the show. This begins a monthly series where we discuss what’s going on in each other’s lives, topics that fascinate us, and general tomfoolery. In this episode, we discuss breaking up…
60. What People Actually Think About Me
Nov 3, 2018 • 31 min
I’m all about brutal honesty and personal growth. And the best way to combine those two is to ask the people who know me best how they visualize me. Part of me was very happy with the results because they reflected what I see in myself, but some surprised…
59. You’re NOT Stuck in Your Current Job
Nov 1, 2018 • 30 min
This is quite possibly one of the most passionate episodes I’ve ever recorded. Getting out of a job you dislike is something I have a lot to say about. Due to different situations, I’ve had to take jobs that I didn’t necessarily want, but I’ve learned so…
58. 3 Steps to Speaking Off the Top of Your Head
Oct 30, 2018 • 22 min
Impromptu speaking is something very misunderstood. Many people think that you have to have a natural gift if you want to be good at it, but I’m here to tell you that’s wrong. I have 3 concrete steps to dominating off the cuff speaking. —- This episode is…
57. For When You Don’t Feel Confident
Oct 17, 2018 • 22 min
Today, instead of looking at “how successful people eat their omelets (#4 will shock you)” clickbait titles, focus on what you want and what it will take for you to get there. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
56. You’re Doing Motivation Wrong with Devin Tracy
Oct 6, 2018 • 72 min
I’m so happy to have Devin Tracy on today’s episode. Devin is a friend, businessman, and motivation expert. Balancing his studies of math and statistics with the art of effective communication and confidence, we discuss why motivation is bad and what you…
55. How to be Great at Sales
Oct 3, 2018 • 19 min
I’m not a natural salesman. I don’t enjoy cold calls at all. But I knew that if I wanted to get speaking engagements and run a business, I had to get good at it. So I dove into sales, learned from some mentors, and improved my sales game. I have for you…
54. Interior Personal Branding. Wait, What?
Sep 27, 2018 • 23 min
I’ve talked a lot about the right way to do personal branding. Heck, I even created an entire course around this topic. But just the other day I had a thought, what if I could apply personal branding to interior confidence? And I found that I could. This…
53. An Introverts Guide to Talking to Strangers
Sep 25, 2018 • 21 min
You might make the assumption that because I’m a public speaker I must be extroverted. Right? But you couldn’t be more wrong. Over the years of public speaking and networking, I’ve built the skills I needed to overcome my comfort in being introverted by…
52. Is College Worth It?
Sep 19, 2018 • 31 min
Oh boy. This is a big one. Every day, college is becoming more and more debated whether it’s worth the time, stress, and money. I personally know people who have a hundred of thousands of dollars in college debt working minimum-wage jobs. This is just one…
51. Stop Complaining and Take Action
Sep 18, 2018 • 30 min
I’ve given certain friends an ultimatum. If I ever begin needlessly complaining, they have every right to smack me across the face. Thankfully, they’ve never had cause to act upon my request. I know you want to move forward. I know you want to find…
50. Daily Confidence Building with Clara Mouawad
Sep 15, 2018 • 32 min
For this 50th episode special, I’m interviewing my friend, co-founder of our digital boutique, and overall partner in crime, Clara. In this episode, we discuss daily routines and making progress with small struggles. All while taking a deep dive into…
49. Q&A: What Do I Do with My Hands when Speaking?
Sep 12, 2018 • 23 min
I’m answering your questions today, and this one is a common one. Hand movement (and overall body movement) while speaking can be nervewracking for new speakers. But I’ve got your back. In this episode, I go over hand movement with and without mics, the…
48. The 4 Things I Need to Stay Confident Every Day
Sep 10, 2018 • 24 min
Good habits are important, I don’t know anyone who would say otherwise. But if you’re like me when it comes to developing habits, you’re overwhelmed by everything you could implement in your life. That’s why I focused my attention and found the four…
47. Create Epic Videos for YouTube (and Get Them Found)
Sep 8, 2018 • 21 min
Whether you want to grow as a public speaker or something else, videos have become almost necessary to building a personal brand. But if you’re like me, I was kept back from making videos because I was obsessed that the quality wasn’t right, that it was…
46. Proving Yourself to Experts as a Young Speaker
Sep 5, 2018 • 31 min
Today, I’m finally sharing something that I’ve used for my entire professional career. I started speaking when I was just 17 years old, and so everyone immediately saw me as just a kid and not an expert in my field. And at 21 now, that still happens…
45. Breaking Down the Psychology of Pricing
Sep 3, 2018 • 28 min
If you want to make money without having a traditional job, you’re gonna have to sell something. And when it comes to pricing your products and services that you’re selling, it can get very confusing. In this episode, I go through how people view…
44. Killing Nervous Tics
Aug 22, 2018 • 18 min
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve dealt with anxiety. And one of my main ways of coping with this was through nervous tics. Fast-forward to today, and I’m still in the process of overcoming these bad habits I developed. But I have some solid tactics for you…
43. How I Dominate TV & Podcast Interviews
Aug 20, 2018 • 20 min
I’ve been doing TV and radio interviews since I was 16, and I’ve learned a lot since then. There have been a lot of difficult and terrible ones but also a lot of good interviews I’ve done. So here are my tips on smashing any interview you do. —- This…
42. Tesla is Selling Surfboards? | Marketing New & You
Aug 16, 2018 • 16 min
When I’m selling a product or service, the first thing I do is think about what else can I sell along with it. Because when you’re running a business, you need every single dollar you can make, especially when you’re just starting out. Elon Musk is a…
41. Dating with Confidence
Aug 13, 2018 • 24 min
If there were a list of times it’s important to present confidence, dating would definitely be high up on there. There are specific strategies and steps you can implement to up your dating game to not only appear more confident, but feel more confident as…
32. How to Actually Answer a Question
Aug 7, 2018 • 11 min
Now, answering questions is the one thing I still have to keep myself focused on. I have a huge tendency to ramble on and on, but I realized early in my speaking career that is far from the best way to do a Q&A. So, I’m sharing today what I’ve learned and…
40. Using Movies to Help Us Tell Stories
Aug 4, 2018 • 23 min
You probably didn’t know this about me, but I almost went to college for a degree in screenwriting. Luckily, I did not, but that didn’t change what I had learned on my own about the writing process. And when I began public speaking, I realized that the…
39. How to Get Fashionable for Credibility’s Sake
Aug 2, 2018 • 24 min
When I was a teenager, my fashion sucked majorly. Nothing fit or matched at all. But once I started public speaking, I realized that people judge others by how they look. If I wanted to truly influence others and establish myself as an authority, then I’d…
38. Fancy Toys Don’t Make You a Public Speaker
Jul 30, 2018 • 14 min
Last week, I was invited last minute to host a booth at an event. And because of how late it was, I had no time to get the supplies necessary to set up a professional looking table. So, instead of just feeling sorry for myself, I solved the problem. This…
37. Don’t Be Yourself…Well Kinda
Jul 27, 2018 • 18 min
Does having a personal brand mean that you’re hiding parts of yourself and lying to an audience? Or should you just totally be yourself and hope it works? Personal branding leaves so many people confused and, in some cases, guilty for misrepresenting…
36. Please Stop Using Powerpoint
Jul 18, 2018 • 20 min
Now, I use Powerpoint (or rather, Google Slides) in some of my talks. But in most cases, a presentation is not necessary for your speech. In this episode, I walk you through whether a slideshow is needed or not, and if it is, how to maximize the effect of…
35. Get Offended: Exposure Therapy for Your Confidence
Jul 1, 2018 • 11 min
Our culture right now is veering heavily towards protecting individuals from things that make them feel offended. And while this can be beneficial, we’ve lost the art that exposure therapy is bringing back. Today, I guide you through how to introduce…
34. Impact First and Money Second with Octivious Kelly
Jun 14, 2018 • 16 min
I sat down to talk with Octivious Kelly today about the unique way he approaches public speaking. He didn’t come from an easy upbringing, but he’s overcome his challenges to like the kaizen lifestyle and share it with the world. —- This episode is…
33. Effective Communication Through Social Media
Jun 4, 2018 • 14 min
I started getting into social media and public speaking around the same time and, looking back now, I can see how what I was learning in each were reinforcing the other. Social media and effective communication have a lot in common, so let’s explore how…
31. Stop Apologizing
May 12, 2018 • 15 min
I’ve seen this as so much of a problem in people I encounter and even myself. We’re constantly apologizing for things that don’t warrant one. “I’m sorry” seems like way too common of a phrase nowadays. So, here are my tips on breaking through this barrier…
30. Stop Listening to Fake Businessmen
Apr 26, 2018 • 17 min
This episode is a bit different from what I usually do. I recently went to a conference with a lot of amazing speakers, but there was one in particular who, while being a great salesman, does not provide good content. So, I took this opportunity to…
29. How I Manage Stress Overload
Apr 16, 2018 • 13 min
It’s been a while, and I’m back talking about what I’ve learned in the two weeks I’ve been gone. In my years of running businesses and public speaking, I’ve had to learn a lot about managing stress in a healthy and productive way. So I’ve listed my top…
28. Story Time: My First Speech Ever
Mar 31, 2018 • 15 min
I can’t believe it was almost four years ago that I was given my first opportunity to speak. It’s so weird how it happened, and I sure learned a lot from it. Today, I’m diving into how I got my first speech, and how we all can improve based on what I did…
27. Handling the Mic is More Complicated than You Think
Mar 30, 2018 • 14 min
Over my years of speaking, I’ve used a lot of different mics. And at first, I had no idea about how to properly hold or use one. Now, it’s a different story. I can almost guarantee you that you’re holding the mic wrong. But don’t worry, I’m here to help…
26. Shattering the Imposter Syndrome
Mar 29, 2018 • 11 min
I finally put this into words. The Imposter Syndrome can be deadly to your success. Don’t let it hold you back. No matter where you come from or what you do. No matter what degree you have or how well you speak. You have your unique perspective, and that…
25. Q&A: This is How I Would Spend $500 on my Business
Mar 27, 2018 • 13 min
This question comes from Quora, and it’s one that I love. When I started my first business, I had $0 to spend. All I could afford was $12 for a domain name. And when I started my second business, I only had $400 to spend. And yet, my business partner and…
24. How You Can Be Confident in Class
Mar 26, 2018 • 14 min
This is something I’ve been thinking about for a while. As someone who’s still in college, sometimes I spend a good amount of time in class figuring out how to improve my physical, verbal, and interior confidence. There’s been a lot of stuff that doesn’t…
23. 3 Proven Ways to Start Your Speech
Mar 25, 2018 • 13 min
Stepping front of hundreds of people to speak can be scary. And the beginning of your speech usually dictates how the rest of it will go. Luckily for you, I have 3 proven ways that I’ve started my speeches across the years I’ve been speaking. —- This…
22. How to Think Like a PAID Public Speaker
Mar 24, 2018 • 17 min
I recently spoke at an event. And as I was running through my normal checklist of thoughts before my talk, I realized there’s so much that goes on in my head before a talk that I can safely say every professional speaker does. So, I’ve decided to share…
21. My Guide to Effective Networking
Mar 23, 2018 • 13 min
Networking is the entire reason I have profitable businesses today. Who you know is one of the most important factors to your success. In this episode, I dive into a practical three-step action plan to meet new people for mutual success. —- This episode…
20. Q&A How to Grow Your Blog for Free
Mar 21, 2018 • 11 min
I’ve seen similar questions to this for a while now, and I thought it was finally time to address it. When you don’t have a lot of money to spend on growing your business, the currency you can spend is time. And I have three practical steps for you to…
19. Communicating with Yourself for Productivity’s Sake
Mar 19, 2018 • 12 min
When most people think of communication, they think of talking with other people. But, today, I’m going over how communicating with yourself can not only boost your productivity, but also your confidence and mental health. —- This episode is sponsored by…
18. How to Turn Your Idea into an Actual Business
Mar 18, 2018 • 12 min
Everyone has ideas, and if you’re like me, you want to turn those ideas into profitable businesses. Unfortunately, it’s just not that simple. So, I’ve broken down what I’ve learned from turning two of my passions into stable and lasting businesses. —-…
17. This Saturday’s Speaker: Friends, Romans, Countrymen
Mar 17, 2018 • 13 min
You’ve read this classic from Shakespeare, you probably remember this speech. I love this speech, and there is a lot to learn from it. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
16. Q&A: How to Stop Nervousness while Public Speaking
Mar 14, 2018 • 14 min
I hop onto Reddit for this episode where I’m answering questions you are asking about public speaking. This question asks how they can get rid of their nervousness during the first 5 minutes of their speech. Nervousness is something I still have to manage…
13. MNY: Learning about Change Resistance from Snapchat’s Redesign
Mar 13, 2018 • 12 min
You’ve probably seen that Snapchat had a major redesign, and so I thought, can we learn something about communication from this? Welcome to my newest segment, Marketing News and You, where I take what’s happening now in the business world and try to learn…
14. Challenge: Display Authority this Week
Mar 13, 2018 • 13 min
Did you know that simply by the way you dress, you can command a greater authority over the people around you? Discover this and other fascinating studies that show us exactly how to wield authority…whether we think we deserve to or not. —- This episode…
15. Applying the Outline to Everything
Mar 13, 2018 • 10 min
Ah. The speech outline. Ever since I learned about this, I’ve been applying to every type of communication. And I mean every one. From interviews, to telling stories to friends, to giving an actual speech, this outline could transform the way you speak…
12. How to Effectively Influence Someone to Action
Mar 9, 2018 • 12 min
Change is a hard thing to influence. But in this third and final part of the Formula for Influence, I show you exactly how to do that through using the pain we identified in the last episode to create a change in someone’s life. —- This episode is…
11. How Pain is Necessary for Influence: The Formula for Influence Pt 2
Mar 8, 2018 • 10 min
Now before you freak out, I’m not talking about causing pain, but identifying what pains people are suffering from you can help them solve it. Nobody’s going to do what you ask them to do unless there’s some kind of pain that action is going to solve. —-…
10. How to Make People Like You: The Formula for Influence Pt 1
Mar 7, 2018 • 11 min
If you truly want to influence someone, then I have just the thing for you. I’ve developed this simple formula, and it all begins with people liking you. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —-…
9. You’ve Got to Own It
Mar 6, 2018 • 8 min
The key to confidence is owning what you do. You’ve got to commit. Whether it’s in your words, your body language, or your life. You’ve got to own who you are and be completely unashamed of it. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
8. Bring Your Story to Life with Details
Mar 5, 2018 • 10 min
Storytelling is an art, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn it. And details are an excellent place to start. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
7. Why Improve Your Communication Skills?
Mar 4, 2018 • 5 min
You talk a lot. So it makes sense to maximise that, right? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lukemaxwell/message Support this podcast:…
6. When You’re on Stage, You’re in Control
Mar 3, 2018 • 10 min
Oh, that first time I spoke. I remember it so clearly. The biggest lesson I learned from that was that when I’m on the stage, I need to take control. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —-…
5. The Importance of Research in Business
Mar 2, 2018 • 12 min
I know, it’s not the most romantic or epic title, but it’s so true. Don’t get lost in all the other shiny things of business only to forget this truth. If you do the research and apply it correctly, you’re on the path to success. —- This episode is…
4. How to Take Control of Your Mood
Feb 28, 2018 • 9 min
I was driving today and was NOT in a good mood. But I decided right then and there to turn my day around. And here’s how you can do that, too. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
3. The Importance of Giving when Personal Branding
Feb 27, 2018 • 9 min
We’ve all heard of giving when we do social media and general marketing, but what about giving in our daily lives to build our personal brands? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
1. The First Step in Confidence
Jan 26, 2018 • 6 min
If you’re like most people, you’ve already given up on your New Year’s resolutions. So why not do something simpler for 2018? Why not start building your confidence with how you walk? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
Your Experiences Matter
Jan 23, 2018 • 3 min
What bad experience can you share that will positively impact the world? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lukemaxwell/message Support this…