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The Freenoter

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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 Tamsen and Tom Webster as they cover all the angles of how to profit from speaking for free. If you are looking … read more

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Adapting Your Talk For The Small Screen (AKA The Lazy River)

May 28th, 2020

50:45
On this episode, Tamsen and Tom revisit the COVIDCABANA and look at how to adapt your content to the virtual world now that we have no stages to speak from! We will look at how the very talented Vinh Giang has upped his …

The Great Q&A Episode (AKA: THE COVIDCABANA!!!)

May 14th, 2020

38:24
On this episode of The Freenoter, Tamsen and Tom delve into that bane of all freenotes, Question and Answer time! How can speakers and freenoters turn the Q&A section of their talk into a secret weapon? Also, we …

The Story Structure Episode (AKA Man In A Hole)

April 16th, 2020

44:17
On this week's episode of The Freenoter, Tom and Tamsen go deeper into story structure, the purpose of stories, and DO YOU EVEN NEED STORIES, BRO? They also spotlight the great work of Nick Morgan and his research on …

The Webinar Episode (AKA Keynopes and Freenopes)

April 8th, 2020

45:42
On this week's special, COVID-19 -FREE episode of The Freenoter, we look at the next best thing to being there: webinars and virtual keynotes. Are …

Metaphors, Analogies, and Stories (AKA Feral Hogs)

March 25th, 2020

40:12
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 look at the work of Kindra Hall …

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

March 10th, 2020

37:01
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 also look at one of the …

The Actionable Takeaway (AKA the VIGOROUS EPISODE)

March 4th, 2020

45:13
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 Fanzo, who always leaves …

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

February 25th, 2020

35:00
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 latest book from Grant Baldwin, …

The Insights Show (AKA METAVELCRO)

February 19th, 2020

49:23
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 Brene Brown, and how her approach …

The Slides Episode (AKA "The Slidecar")

February 12th, 2020

47:15
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???)

February 5th, 2020

52:13
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 even where Tamsen and Tom …

Performance (AKA Tom and Tamsen Acting Badly)

January 28th, 2020

44:25
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 trumps performance. And we …

The Problem of The Problem (AKA The Duckbunny)

January 14th, 2020

33:02
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)

January 9th, 2020

54:37
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 books that have helped us get …

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

December 17th, 2019

39:17
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)

December 10th, 2019

40:30
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)

December 4th, 2019

38:23
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 help of clients, and even …

What Makes a Great Freenote? (AKA Reliable Narrators)

November 26th, 2019

30:58
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)

November 19th, 2019

29:20
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 win over prospects without …

The Freenoter Trailer Blooper Reel

November 11th, 2019

2:11
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 inaugural Freenoter Blooper Reel. …

Introducing The Freenoter

November 11th, 2019

2:11
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 Tamsen and Tom Webster as they …
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