Metaphors, Analogies, and Stories (AKA Feral Hogs)

On this week’s episode of The Freenoter, we talk about examples, metaphors, analogies, and an introduction to stories—all of the rhetorical devices we use to explain our points. We also …

To TED Or Not To TED? (AKA Injured By A Toilet)

On this week's episode of The Freenoter, we look at TED/TEDx talks - are they worth it for freenoters? What makes a great TED-style talk, and why they may or may not be right for you. We …

The Actionable Takeaway (AKA the VIGOROUS EPISODE)

On this week's episode of The Freenoter, Tom and Tamsen take ACTION and discuss what every conference organizer loves to see--your actionable takeaways. We also celebrate the work of Brian …

Getting The Gigs, Part Two (AKA The Anchovy Show)

In this episode of The Freenoter, Tamsen and Tom revisit how to book speaking gigs as a Freenoter, and reveal some next-level ways to find conferences and events. They also look at the …

The Insights Show (AKA METAVELCRO)

In this week's episode of The Freenoter, Tamsen and Tom look at how we make ideas stick as speakers--does every talk need a "big idea?" We also examine the work of Real Hero of Speaking …

The Slides Episode (AKA "The Slidecar")

On this week's episode, we talk about slides! We love them, we hate them, we need them. And we look at the work of Joey Coleman, who has a unique …

Listener Grab Bag (AKA WHAT Narrative Arc???)

On this week's episode of The Freenoter--it's a LISTENER FIESTAVAL. A grab bag of excellent questions about staying in touch with the audience, selling without sounding like a jerk, and …

Performance (AKA Tom and Tamsen Acting Badly)

This week, Tom and Tamsen address the finer points of performance--actually delivering your talk. Are speakers actors? We also celebrate the work of Eva Kor, who taught us that content …

The Problem of The Problem (AKA The Duckbunny)

On this week's episode of The Freenoter, Tom and Tamsen dissect the problem of...the problem. As speakers, we hope to solve a problem for our …

Speaking Rituals (AKA These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things)

On this week's episode of The Freenoter, we ring in 2020 with a look at some of our favorite speaking rituals--the things we ALWAYS to do be ready for a gig. We also talk about a few of the …

The Audience (AKA The Thing That Keeps You From Crazy Talking To Yourself)

In this week's episode of The Freenoter, we examine one of the most important aspects of freenoting: the audience, and how much you should tailor …

The Three Types of Talk (AKA 10 Yard Penalty: Excessive Football Analogies)

On this week's episode of The Freenoter, Tom and Tamsen tease out the goal (yes, singular) of a great Freenote, and how to get clarity on a practical …

Getting the Gigs (AKA, the Outbound of Inbound)

In this episode of The Freenoter, Tamsen calls in from her speaking engagement in Dallas to chat about how to get gigs as a Freenoter: the craft of writing speaking proposals, enlisting the …

What Makes a Great Freenote? (AKA Reliable Narrators)

On this week's episode of The Freenoter, Tom and Tamsen look at what makes a great Freenote, and where they can go wrong. No one loves the feeling of …

The Case for Freenoting (AKA, I'm A Crap Networker)

In the first episode of The Freenoter, Tamsen and Tom make the case for speaking for free, why it is a great way to succeed at networking, and how freenoting is the most efficient way to …

The Freenoter Trailer Blooper Reel

It may have taken Tom and Tamsen between 100 and 200 takes to record their first 2-minute trailer for The Freenoter. Luckily, some of their greatest "misses" are captured here, in the …

Introducing The Freenoter

Introducing The Freenoter! There are lots of resources out there on how to become a paid speaker or keynoter, but what if you speak to build your business, as a FREEnoter? Each week, join …

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