How to be an Engaging Communicator - Podcast interview with Ryan Avery

Ryan Avery was the youngest ever winner of World Championship of Public Speaking. He shows leaders "how to go from A to THE in their industry" and has travelled the world speaking from stage. Ryan is also an author and has online courses. In this episode he tells Mark Egan why communication skills should be taken more seriously, gives tips on keeping your audience engaged, as well as how he has made the transition from speaking on stage to speaking on Zoom and online events. 

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we surveyed over 1200 full time American employees. And we found out that 85% of them 85% of us said they would be significantly better at their job if they had communication skills that they could use. 75% of them has never been offered a communication training at their current job, right. So we have leadership training, we have sales training, we have business training, we have HR training, what is the number one problem we all face no matter what industry written communication.


mark egan  00:32

My guest today is Ryan Avery, who in 2012 was the youngest ever world champion of public speaking at the age of 25. He's traveled the world showing leaders how to go from A to V in their industry. More recently, Ryan's had to make the transition to speaking virtually, and also has successful online courses. So what is the trick to great communication to educate and inspire?



Do you sell online courses or run live workshops? Do you have expertise that can help people in life or business? Are you even running an online training Empire from your kitchen table? Then you're part of the knowledge industry, a fast growing industry, that means that you can learn almost anything, and anyone can create a business around what's between their ears. Welcome to the knowledge industry podcast with your host, Mark Egan.


mark egan  01:25

Said, Ryan, it's great to have you with us. Where exactly in the world are you right now?


Ryan Avery  01:30

I am in the United States. I'm in Denver, Colorado right now. Yeah, we usually spend our time we split it between Australia and the US, but they won't let us in Australia right now. So yeah, well, I mean, it's not bad to great places. So I always with a guest, I look. And I think okay, where do we start their story? You need to be started at school. We started after work, you know, what's the big moment to start with? With you? I mean, you, you achieved a lot quite early on. And I know we're going to get to this public speaking competition, which sounds like something out of a Hollywood movie. But what was your background? Where it Where did you grow up? You know, did? Was there any inkling when you're growing...

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