E6S-200 Speaking Upwards with TEDxer Raymond Poole Part 3 - Path to TEDx

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Intro:  Welcome to the E6S-Methods podcast with Jacob and Aaron, your weekly dose of tips and tricks to achieve excellent performance in your business and career.  Join us as we explore deeper into the practical worlds of Lean, Six Sigma, Project Management and Design Thinking.  In this episode number 200, we cap our "Speaking Upwards" series wtih TEDxer, Raymond Poole and talk his path to landing a TEDx talk. Be sure to watch Ray's TEDx talk about "Realistic Optimism" and many other valuable videos and resources at www.cfcornerman.com. If you're just tuning in for the first time, find all our back episodes at our podcast table of contents at e6s-methods.com. If you like this episode, be sure to click the "like" link in the show notes.  It's easy.  Just tap our logo, click and you're done. Tap-click-done!  Here we go. http://bit.ly/E6S-200 Leave a Review! http://bit.ly/E6S-iTunes

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*** Speaking Upwards - Public Speaking with TEDxer Raymond Poole***    


I            Ray Poole Biography:

Ray Poole is a husband to Rebecca Poole who was born with cystic fibrosis. A graduate of the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical and Materials Engineering and later Indiana University with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), Ray has recently worked as an Engineering Manager and a Product Manager in the electrical industry.


Ray became involved with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) and was named “Milwaukee’s Finest” and is a member of the CFF Leadership Board chairing the Tomorrow’s Leaders group for young professionals. Ray holds a third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has trained and competed in several martial arts including Muay Thai and Jujitsu which influenced the title of his first book: “Lessons from a CF Cornerman: 38 Lessons I Learned During my Wife’s Illness and Lung Transplant” which is available on Amazon. To learn more about their story, hear Ray’s TEDx talk, or get the latest updates on new projects, visit www.CFCornerman.com. Find all social media links and enter your email address on the contact page for updates. Also consider checking out our last interview with Ray Poole on episode E6S-143   Focus From a Cornerman's Perspective.



II         We last spoke in later 2016.  What's changed with you since then?

a.       Ray: I am launching the Hospital Comfort Kit for patients and families admitted to the hospital. It is an alternative to the standard flowers and candy that people sent and contains items many people don’t realize will help. A small cooler, water bottle, and Bluetooth speaker can all make the daily experience better. We even include a “Hospital Survival Guide” with a ton of helpful hints and explanations. It will be available in late May 2018. Visit http://www.cfcornerman.com/products.html for updates and to purchase. A portion of the profits will go to charity.

b.      If you are interested in great networking opportunities, professional development events (like public speaking and personal branding), and a chance to support a great cause consider Tomorrow’s Leaders at your local CFF chapter. https://www.cff.org/Get-Involved/Participate/Tomorrows-Leaders/


III      Importance of "Speaking Upwards"  - Describe the public speaking up-skilling you needed for each stage in your career.

d.      Public speaking as a CF Cornerman - What from your experience could you leverage?  What was like starting from zero?

e.       Public speaking as an author  - With each "level-up" in venue, what do you do to "level-up" your style or approach?

IV      The path to TEDx - https://youtu.be/DN9F89NjyFw

a.       How to get a TEDx - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkZar59hf3g

i.      How might someone know if they have a good TEDx topic? 

b.      Upping your game

i.      Toastmasters

1.      What did you work on specifically? What's your "bad habit?"

2.      Why should someone considering joining Toast Masters?

ii.      Speaking "metrics" (umms, ahhhs, Soooo, "and-and-and," ticks, fidgets, favorite words, etc?)

iii.      Post-mortem on your TEDx. What would you do differently?

V         Anything you'd like to add that I didn't ask?

VI      Links:

a.       http://www.cfcornerman.com/

b.      raypoole@cfcornerman.com


*** Speaking Upwards - Public Speaking with TEDxer Raymond Poole***    

Outro: Thanks for listening to episode 200 of the E6S-Methods podcast. Stay tuned for episode 201, when we speak with repeat guest Johanna Ficatier on her work with the Mayo clinic to reduce patient readmission rates.   Don't forget to click "like" or "dislike" for this episode in the show notes. Tap-click-done!  If you have a question, comment or advice, leave a note in the comments section or contact us directly. Feel free to email me "Aaron," aaron@e6s-methods.com, or on our website, we reply to all messages.  If you heard something you like, then share us with a friend or leave a review.  Didn't like what you heard? Join our LinkedIn Group, and tell us why.  Don't forget you can find notes and graphics for all shows and more at www.E6S-Methods.com. "Journey Through Success. If you're not climbing up, you're falling down."    Leave a Review! http://bit.ly/E6S-iTunes


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