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Speaking for Impact and Reach (Jenn Espinosa-Goswami)

  • Episode #97

Few things will move the needle in your coaching business like public speaking. Topic expert Jenn Espinosa-Goswami shares her journey to becoming a successful speaker while offering tons of advice drawn from her expertise as a certified speaking coach.

Jenn Espinosa-Goswami is a speaker coach and the founder of Weightless LLC. She helps coaches, authors, and consultants leverage their expertise through paid public speaking.

In this episode, Melinda and Jenn discuss:

  • The key benefits of public speaking
  • How to integrate public speaking into your business
  • The different markets to get started with
  • Different models for speaking on stages
  • What is a “signature speech”?
  • The importance of talking to the person hiring you
  • The biggest mistake coaches make as public speakers
  • Being prepared and rehearsed as a speaker
  • How to use storytelling and personal anecdotes
  • Effective ways to promote speaking engagements
  • How to measure the ROI in public speaking
  • Book speaking engagements before your speeches are ready
“The impact of a single speech is limitless. And our reach as speakers is more powerful because we are authorities and experts when we’re on a stage.”

Jenn Espinosa-Goswami

Jenn Espinosa-Goswami is an International Coaches Federation-certified speaker coach and the founder of Weightless LLC. She helps coaches, authors, and consultants leverage their expertise through paid public speaking. A Coach of the Year finalist from the International Association of Women, Jenn is a global speaker who has been featured in Authority Magazine, Thrive Global, Women’s Health, and numerous podcasts. She holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership from Augsburg University and has served on two non-profit boards, including the ICF-Minnesota chapter as the Communications Director. Jenn lives in Minneapolis with her husband, two daughters, a Chiweenie, and a leopard gecko.

Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:
Coaches Console
Jenn’s website
Download her Signature Speech template, and get started on knowing what to say on her website.

Host: Melinda Cohan
Producer: Michi Lantz
Supervising Producer: Cynthia Lamb
Executive Producer: Danny Iny
Audio Post Supervisors: Evan Miles and Christopher Martin
Audio Post Production: Post Office Sound
Music Soundscape: Chad Michael Snavely
Making our hosts sound great: Home Brew Audio

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Music credits:
Track Title: Clouds
Artist Name: Acreage
Writer Name: Marshall Usinger

Track Title: Coastline Dream
Artist Name: Wild Sky
Writer Name: Adam Simons

Track Title: Coo Coos
Artist Name: Dresden, The Flamingo
Writer Name: Matthew Wigton

Track Title: Stars & Trees
Artist Name: Outside The Sky
Writer Name: Dustin Ransom

Special effects credits:
24990513_birds-chirping_by_promission used with permission of the author and under license by AudioJungle/Envato Market.


Just Between Coaches

This show is like Oprah’s couch, where conversations cut straight to the heart of the topic, but... it’s only for coaches! Melinda Cohan of the Coaches Console explores the tough questions coaches face on a regular basis. With a new guest host each episode, Melinda provides tactical advice and strategies to address issues like “How do I deal with price resistance?” and “Should I fire my client?”