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Hint of Hustle with Heather Sager

This is the podcast for entrepreneurs ready to be SEEN, HEARD & PAID for their expertise, without grinding 24/7 or chasing trends.   Meet your host, former executive turned entrepreneur Heather Sager, bringing 20 years experience in sales, training, speaking and business coaching. Her tough love, practical and hilariously entertaining style will help YOU show up with greater intention, more confidnce and make a bigger impact with your message.  Tune in each week to discover why thousands of business owners have made Heather their go-to  business mentor. 

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5 Strategies for Tailoring Your Talk for Different Audiences
Ever wondered how to tailor your message when you have multiple audiences? Or how to change up what you talk about for different groups?  In today's episode, I've got the answers you've been searching for. Get ready to level up your speaking game and leave every audience feeling like you are speaking to JUST them.Hint: Grab your notepad because this episode is packed with actionable tips, Spicy Sager rants, and captivating stories you won't want to miss.Here's a sneak peek at what's in store:the secret to choosing the perfect topic for diverse audiences.why crafting one signature talk trumps constantly creating new presentations.the pitfalls of constantly reinventing the wheelfive key areas to customize in your talk make it resonatePlus, insider tips on the questions you should ask the host before stepping on stage to ensure your content is a home run. EPISODE  SHOW NOTES👇https://heathersager.com/episode230🔗 Grab the latest FREE resources: https://heathersager.com/start 🔗 Browse all episode shownotes: https://heathersager.com/blog 👋 CONNECT WITH HEATHER:Work with Heather: https://www.heathersager.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theheathersager/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/HeatherSagerIf you’re loving this episode, please take a moment to rate & review the show. This helps me get this message to more people so they too can ditch the hustle 24/7 life.
53:21 3/21/24
The Truth About Extemporaneous Speaking
I’m typically a plain spoken word kinda gal, but today we’re getting fancy. The word?  Extemporaneous. The meaning? Spoken or done without preparation. Said another way — speaking “off the cuff”.As someone who makes money teaching others how to intentionally structure a message, it would be easy to dismiss the power of this word.But the truth is— extemporaneous speaking is one of the most powerful skills you must develop as a business owner. And today’s episode will get you started Here’s a sneak peek at some of the topics we cover:The power of extemporaneous speaking and why you should make this a priorityWhat happens when you just focused on getting every words right and missed to see the bigger picture→ Heather spills the beans on her own cringe-worthy experienceThe challenge most business owner face when it comes to extemporaneous speaking (aka speaking of the cuff)How understanding the overall structure of your talk (vs knowing the language sequence) can make a huge difference for you as a speakerExciting changes coming up with our training program→ we know what you need to amplify your message + get the resultsEPISODE  SHOW NOTES👇https://heathersager.com/episode229🔗 Grab the latest FREE resources: https://heathersager.com/start 🔗 Browse all episode shownotes: https://heathersager.com/blog 👋 CONNECT WITH HEATHER:Work with Heather: https://www.heathersager.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theheathersager/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/HeatherSagerIf you’re loving this episode, please take a moment to rate & review the show. This helps me get this message to more people so they too can ditch the hustle 24/7 life.
37:23 3/14/24
My G.O.O.D Plan for 2024
I’m wired for goal setting. Chasing that next mountain top of ambition is in my DNA. But when the ball dropped into 2024 and everyone else was hunkering down, massive year on the wall calendars and color coded post-its in hand, I felt ZERO ambition for planning.But what I did feel was a desire to get quiet and reconnect with something I didn’t know I needed which led to an entirely new way (for me) of goal setting.So in today’s episode I’m sharing with you my G.O.O.D Plan for the year (along with a pretty epic story)  . I hope this episode gives you the space you need to gut check your goals and live out 2024 at your best.Tune in and hear:Why changing your goals isn’t a bad thingWhat to ask yourself to ensure your goals are truly YOURSHow to set your baseline for showing up at your bestWhat exactly is the G.O.O.D Plan? Plus my EPIC birth story that will leave you with laughing tearsEPISODE SHOW NOTES👇https://heathersager.com/episode228🔗 Grab the latest FREE resources: https://heathersager.com/start 🔗 Browse all episode shownotes: https://heathersager.com/blog 👋 CONNECT WITH HEATHER:Work with Heather: https://www.heathersager.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theheathersager/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/HeatherSagerIf you’re loving this episode, please take a moment to rate & review the show. This helps me get this message to more people so they too can ditch the hustle 24/7 life.
34:24 2/29/24
Nail Your Stand-Out Speaking Topics - Exclusive Coaching Session
We’ve all heard versions of the phrase “there are really no new ideas” and “there are thousands of people who do what you do”, so when it comes to speaking on platforms and stages…How do you talk about something that has already been heard? How do you find an angle that’s unique and refreshing? How detailed or broad should your topics be? Can I talk about stories? Does it all have to be “teachy” how to?So. Many. Questions. And if you’re anything like my clients, the truth is you have DOZENS of things you *could* talk about. But the question is, how do you craft topics that are both compelling, but also align with your strategic business goals (remember those?😜)In today's episode I’m doing something I’ve never done before and airing a REAL coaching call where I help a lucky business owner extract the genius out of their head and into 6 (yes SIX!) magnetic speaking topics that they can use for pitching podcasts and stages this year.I hope this episode will get you fired up to nail your topics so that when invites come your way— or you find an opportunity you want to pitch— you are prepped and ready to pounce! Grab the NAIL YOUR TOPIC resource mentioned  in the episode right here🔗 Grab the latest FREE resources: https://heathersager.com/start 🔗 Browse all episode shownotes: https://heathersager.com/blog 👋 CONNECT WITH HEATHER:Work with Heather: https://www.heathersager.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theheathersager/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/HeatherSagerIf you’re loving this episode, please take a moment to rate & review the show. This helps me get this message to more people so they too can ditch the hustle 24/7 life.
69:57 2/22/24
Special Comeback: My Copywriter Interviews ME!
And we’re BACK baby! Quite literally. I had a baby and had every intention of keeping this show going while I was on leave, but… life surely LIFE-ED me. On this special comeback episode, we flipped the script and my copywriter, Sara Vartanian (who knows my business and my offers better than anyone), took the host seat to interview ME about the biggest rollercoaster of a year in biz (and life) yet. From ending a partnership, rebranding the podcast (again), rebranding the biz (again), launching a new program with a new launch model… to moving my family across the state, and OH, having a baby right around the corner from turning the big 4-0… you know there’s a ton of learning tucked into all this.Tune in for a candid convo about all the things, like planning live events, evolving programs, listening to your community, trusting your intuition and more. Buckle up — with postpartum brain, you know Heather’s bringing all the good Sager Side Notes for this one :)Episode Highlights:Heather’s “big why'’ for helping others be seen, heard, and make an impact.The Signature Talk Accelerator (STA) Backstory,  why we started again from scratch.The power of asking for feedback The importance of knowing your strengths and adapting to suit them How hiring additional support in your team allows you to focus more on what’s really important in your business and enjoy the creative process (hint: was it worth hiring a copywriter for the ENTIRE year?!?)EPISODE  SHOW NOTES👇https://heathersager.com/episode226🔗 Grab the latest FREE resources: https://heathersager.com/start 🔗 Browse all episode shownotes: https://heathersager.com/blog 👋 CONNECT WITH HEATHER:Work with Heather: https://www.heathersager.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theheathersager/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/HeatherSagerIf you’re loving this episode, please take a moment to rate & review the show. This helps me get this message to more people so they too can ditch the hustle 24/7 life.
71:29 2/15/24
RECAST: My 5 Best On Camera Speaking Tips
Struggling to best present yourself in front of camera? Here are my 5 best on camera speaking tips to help you come alive, look natural and also connect with your audience more effectively than ever.  Touching on tips to equip you with things to consider, questions to ask yourself, lenses to look through so that you can fill in the gaps to be more engaging, effective and entertaining when you're speaking on camera.Quick note: this episode originally aired two years ago, so a few things mentioned in the episode are out of date like the name of my program and my mini course, but the message is TIMELESS.Check out my new program >>The Signature Talk Accelerator
45:49 12/14/23
RECAST: Is Your Message Being Ignored? Make This One Change to Stand Out and Resonate with Your Ideal Person
I don’t have to tell you that getting your message noticed in this era of CONTENT OVERLOAD takes work.But did you know that you could actually be causing your ideal client to pass right by your amazing tips and juicy insights?It doesn’t matter how deep your experience or good your results, if your ideal client never hears, what chance do you have for them to love it, sign up for your free guide or join your program?In today’s episode, I’ll share with you one of the top mistakes I help my clients correct when speaking to their ideal person. More importantly, I’ll teach you how to FIX IT so that your message will get heard and get them into action. EPISODE  SHOW NOTES👇➡️ https://heathersager.com/episode138/🔗 Grab the latest FREE resources: https://heathersager.com/start 🔗 Browse all episode shownotes: https://heathersager.com/blog 👋 CONNECT WITH HEATHER:Work with Heather: https://www.heathersager.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theheathersager/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/HeatherSagerIf you’re loving this episode, please take a moment to rate & review the show. This helps me get this message to more people so they too can ditch the hustle 24/7 life.
31:26 12/7/23
Messaging Strategies To Captivate Your Audience Without Going Over Their Head: A Live Coaching Session
Could you accidentally be trapped in expertise overdrive? If your audience is smiling, nodding and saying, “Oh, that’s really interesting,” you’re facing a common problem of many online entrepreneurs–you’re overwhelming your audience. In this recast episode from The Art Of Online Business Podcast, I live coach Rick Mulready’s co-host Kwadwo (pronounced “Quayjo”), through a powerful exercise to tailor your message so your expertise never goes over your audience’s heads again.I’ve never shared these insights on any podcast before, so bust out your notebook because you’re about to reshape the way you communicate your expertise.This conversation is filled with GOLD and tangible strategies and I can’t wait to hear how this one resonates with you.EPISODE  SHOW NOTES👇https://heathersager.com/episode225🔗 Grab the latest FREE resources: https://heathersager.com/start 🔗 Browse all episode shownotes: https://heathersager.com/blog 👋 CONNECT WITH HEATHER:Work with Heather: https://www.heathersager.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theheathersager/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/HeatherSagerIf you’re loving this episode, please take a moment to rate & review the show. This helps me get this message to more people so they too can ditch the hustle 24/7 life.
49:23 11/30/23
Why Aren’t More People Doing Sales Calls?
In the online space we’re fed this idea that selling should be hands off–but could skipping sales calls be doing your business a disservice? By bypassing one-on-one sales conversations in favor of automated funnels, videos or webinars what kind of critical information could we be missing about our customers? Inside this episode I spill the details on how selling has shown up and evolved in my own career, both corporate and online business. Plus, I share insights to help you decide if sales calls belong on your calendar for 2024 (and what happens to your speaking skills if you say yes.)EPISODE  SHOW NOTES👇https://heathersager.com/episode224🔥Closing With Class: Magnetic Sales Bundle (The Ultimate Bundle To Sell With Substance) is available on November 22nd until Monday November 27th.→ CLICK HERE to snag this bundle before it’s gone!🔗 Grab the latest FREE resources: https://heathersager.com/start 🔗 Browse all episode shownotes: https://heathersager.com/blog 👋 CONNECT WITH HEATHER:Work with Heather: https://www.heathersager.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theheathersager/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/HeatherSagerIf you’re loving this episode, please take a moment to rate & review the show. This helps me get this message to more people so they too can ditch the hustle 24/7 life.
58:06 11/21/23
How To Pick What To Work On Next: 3 Powerful Pillars For Business Growth
Think of your business as a three-legged stool…miss the mark with one (or neglect it) and the whole structure topples over. As a business owner, your most vital role is making sure there’s a balance between all 3 legs—or as I call them pillars–so you can find the right growth path for this season of your business. Inside the episode I break down my 3 powerful pillar strategy to help you focus on the true needle movers as you build your thought leadership business.  Whether you’re at $500k+ or on your way to $100k, I’m dropping specific strategies to help you hit goals without overcomplicating your to-do list,  falling victim to the perfectionism trap or wasting time with busywork. Plus I answered the top FAQs I always get asked related to speaking (visibility, pitching, and more) and created a special playlist of podcast episodes for you to burn through so you can get unstuck. EPISODE  SHOW NOTES👇https://heathersager.com/episode223🔗 Grab the latest FREE resources: https://heathersager.com/start 🔗 Browse all episode shownotes: https://heathersager.com/blog 👋 CONNECT WITH HEATHER:Work with Heather: https://www.heathersager.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theheathersager/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/HeatherSagerIf you’re loving this episode, please take a moment to rate & review the show. This helps me get this message to more people so they too can ditch the hustle 24/7 life.
55:20 11/16/23
Do these 4 Things to Finish The Year & Set Business Up for 2024 (no fancy planning required)
Planning can be a brilliant tool, or a form of procrastination.Visions of what *could* be.And as we follow the plan, we quickly realize that the ideal map we’ve chosen to follow… looks quite a bit different than the reality we’re faced with.It happens in our personal lives AND our businesses.Each year, entrepreneurs take the internet biting walk calendars, post-it notes and colorful pens to dream, map and plan out their perfect year.And if you’ve been a big planner in the past, yet still aren’t where you set out to be.This is the episode for you.The season looks quite a bit different for me with baby #3 coming WAY earlier than expected (irony here is I DEF didn’t plan for THIS)…But if I were in your shoes (aka not birthing a tiny human), here’s exactly what I’d do to finish the year strong (not coast it through), to set myself up well for the new year.EPISODE  SHOW NOTES👇https://heathersager.com/episode222🔗 Grab the latest FREE resources: https://heathersager.com/start 🔗 Browse all episode shownotes: https://heathersager.com/blog 👋 CONNECT WITH HEATHER:Work with Heather: https://www.heathersager.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theheathersager/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/HeatherSagerIf you’re loving this episode, please take a moment to rate & review the show. This helps me get this message to more people so they too can ditch the hustle 24/7 life.
49:54 11/9/23
Let’s Talk About “Deadlines” & Self-Created Stress
When was the last time you felt “stressed” in your business? Chances are: recently.As a business owner, you might have adopted the reality that stress is just part of running a business.I’m not here to tell you that I’ve figured out the secret formula to deal with stress (spoiler: there isn’t one), but I will serve you up some Spicy Heather coaching about the SOURCE of your biggest business stressors.We’ll dig  into the dichotomy of self-created stress vs pressure from others, plus my four non-fancy tactics for managing stress… and of course many Sager Side Notes to entertain you along the way. EPISODE  SHOW NOTES👇https://heathersager.com/episode221🔗 Grab the latest FREE resources: https://heathersager.com/start 🔗 Browse all episode shownotes: https://heathersager.com/blog 👋 CONNECT WITH HEATHER:Work with Heather: https://www.heathersager.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theheathersager/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/HeatherSagerIf you’re loving this episode, please take a moment to rate & review the show. This helps me get this message to more people so they too can ditch the hustle 24/7 life.
37:00 10/26/23
3 Big Takeaways From Hosting The Live 3-Day Signature Talk Accelerator
Holding space for a bunch of brave and bold entrepreneurs for a 3-day live virtual event is no joke.There were location decisions, tech snafus, bloopers, and more than a few happy tears. Get your notepad ready! My event producer, Krystal Proffitt and I demystify live events so you get a clear idea of what to consider and what to ignore. But, beyond the logistical to-do’s, whether you’re hosting a virtual event live, like I did, or are taking the stage for the first (or 25th time) at the end of the day, only one thing truly matters. Can you deliver exactly what your audience needs from you? If you want to make an impact with your message, it’s your most important job and in this episode I share 3 takeaways to help you make it your top priority. Tune in now!EPISODE  SHOW NOTES👇https://heathersager.com/episode220🔗 Grab the latest FREE resources: https://heathersager.com/start 🔗 Browse all episode shownotes: https://heathersager.com/blog 👋 CONNECT WITH HEATHER:Work with Heather: https://www.heathersager.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theheathersager/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/HeatherSagerIf you’re loving this episode, please take a moment to rate & review the show. This helps me get this message to more people so they too can ditch the hustle 24/7 life.
58:45 10/19/23
Hate Networking? Graceful Tactics To Grow Game Changing Relationships
Relationship building is a learned skill that becomes an epic growth tool when done right. Chances are though you’ve had some networking experiences that left a sour taste in your mouth. Sneak attack sales pitches disguised as friendly check-ins? Corporate style networking? Pass, pass.This episode is a wake up call packed with tactics on how to build powerful relationships and social currency that ACTUALLY feel good, even if you’re an introvert like me. Plus, I break down how to use my Adjacent Ask tactic. It’s my go-to formula for calling in aligned opportunities without any awkwardness. Tune in and steal it for yourself.EPISODE  SHOW NOTES👇https://heathersager.com/episode219🔗 Grab the latest FREE resources: https://heathersager.com/start 🔗 Browse all episode shownotes: https://heathersager.com/blog 👋 CONNECT WITH HEATHER:Work with Heather: https://www.heathersager.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theheathersager/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/HeatherSagerIf you’re loving this episode, please take a moment to rate & review the show. This helps me get this message to more people so they too can ditch the hustle 24/7 life.
61:14 10/12/23
Forget Fancy & Other Business Lessons I’d Tell Myself If I Had A Time Machine
Business growth isn’t a high school line graph, rather, it goes up and down depending on the seasons. Want to push past your current revenue? You’ve got to work with the data you got, and keep going–even when it’s messy, and far from perfect. Our ego hates that reality, especially if we’ve had success in the past. In this episode, I’m taking you in a time machine back to the early days of my business to share everything I wish someone had told me, including where to invest my time, money, and focus. But fair warning, the dose of reality I share will body check your ego big time.EPISODE  SHOW NOTES👇https://heathersager.com/episode218🔗 Grab the latest FREE resources: https://heathersager.com/start 🔗 Browse all episode shownotes: https://heathersager.com/blog 👋 CONNECT WITH HEATHER:Work with Heather: https://www.heathersager.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theheathersager/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/HeatherSagerIf you’re loving this episode, please take a moment to rate & review the show. This helps me get this message to more people so they too can ditch the hustle 24/7 life.
42:27 10/5/23
Entrepreneurial Insights for Expecting Mothers – A Candid Conversation with Ann K. Emery
Real talk – how do you navigate pregnancy (or any big life change) while running a business? Especially one where you travel and speak? If you’re self-employed planning maternity leave, or if you're simply looking for strategies to strike a healthier work-life balance, this episode will enlighten, inspire and spark new ideas for you. I sat down with one of my long-term clients, successful speaker and trainer,  who ALSO  is pregnant with TWINS.  Between us we have (or are brewing) 8 kiddos and we’re sharing a candid convo on challenges and realities of juggling motherhood, pregnancy, speaking, digital courses  and all things entrepreneurship.Even if you’re not pregnant, these insights are for anyone craving a good life beyond their business. Episode Quick Guide:0:00 Self-Employed Pregnancy and Maternity Leave3:58 Navigating Business and Pregnancy14:18 Transition to Short-Term Projects and Simplify Business Operations20:32 Travel and Work Independently24:58 The Challenges of Performing and Recovering35:31 Balancing Work and Rest in Self-Employment42:06 Simplifying Business and Avoiding Time-Wasting Activities48:31 Shift to Digital Courses58:29 Balancing Personal and Professional Brand1:04:08 Using Your Voice for Marketing SuccessEPISODE  SHOW NOTES👇https://heathersager.com/episode217🔗 Grab the latest FREE resources: https://heathersager.com/start 🔗 Browse all episode shownotes: https://heathersager.com/blog 👋 CONNECT WITH HEATHER:Work with Heather: https://www.heathersager.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theheathersager/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/HeatherSagerIf you’re loving this episode, please take a moment to rate & review the show. This helps me get this message to more people so they too can ditch the hustle 24/7 life.
65:04 9/28/23
How Relatable Stories Make You Remarkable Featuring Zafira Rajan
Ever wonder how Taylor Swift built her diehard fan base? It's not the glitzy costume changes or famous boyfriends. Taylor's audience can't get enough of her songs because album after album, her lyrics make them feel like they know her. She puts into words the same experiences they're going through too. As business owners, you can forge those same genuine connections that turn you into an audience favorite. The secret sauce? Everyday, relatable stories. When you share these real snippets of your life, storytelling becomes your ultimate differentiator.The good news? You don't need to be a pop star to make it work for you. Tune into this  episode to unlock the secrets of relatable storytelling that will set you apart from others in your niche.EPISODE  SHOW NOTES👇https://heathersager.com/episode216🔗 Grab the latest FREE resources: https://heathersager.com/start 🔗 Browse all episode shownotes: https://heathersager.com/blog 👋 CONNECT WITH HEATHER:Work with Heather: https://www.heathersager.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theheathersager/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/HeatherSagerIf you’re loving this episode, please take a moment to rate & review the show. This helps me get this message to more people so they too can ditch the hustle 24/7 life.
64:39 9/19/23
The Power Of A Signature Talk: Saying Yes & Staying Visible (Even When You’re Swamped!)
In the busy world of entrepreneurship, it’s often challenging to say yes to when opportunities knock. When you’re swamped with work, getting in front of new audiences can take a back seat. It’s all too easy to fall into ‘when/then’ syndrome, promising yourself that you’ll make time later.But visibility helps consistently keep leads and clients coming in the door of your business-so your economic engine can keep chugging along. And the key to keeping it going? Your signature talk. It’s the tool every business owner needs so you’re empowered to confidently say yes, without needing to reinvent the wheel every time you take the stage. Tune into this episode to find out how to use a signature talk to keep you in the spotlight, build your brand, and cement your status as the go-to expert in your niche, even in your busiest of times. EPISODE  SHOW NOTES👇https://heathersager.com/episode215🔗 Grab the latest FREE resources: https://heathersager.com/start 🔗 Browse all episode shownotes: https://heathersager.com/blog 👋 CONNECT WITH HEATHER:Work with Heather: https://www.heathersager.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theheathersager/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/HeatherSagerIf you’re loving this episode, please take a moment to rate & review the show. This helps me get this message to more people so they too can ditch the hustle 24/7 life.
51:05 9/14/23
How This Speaker Got 19 Speaking Gigs (And Counting) With One Talk Featuring Nicole Hatherly
Be honest: Do you have a graveyard of talks you’ve delivered 1, 2 or 3 times? Do you feel like you’re creating a new talk for almost every speaking opportunity?If you’re picturing your Canva dashboard packed with slide decks, right about now, you’re in good company.Many of my Signature Talk Accelerator students come into the program with a bunch of talks, before honing in on a signature talk topic that’s versatile enough to be used over and over again. Nicole Hatherly, a Global Brand Strategist & Professional Speaker, was one of these students. As an already good speaker, she struggled with the idea of how to clearly articulate her expertise into one talk. But inside the Signature Talk Accelerator she found her ‘margarita message’
62:37 9/7/23
Clarifying Your Message One Stage At A Time With Merritt Onsa
Is your message catnip to your audience? Clarity in your message comes from taking action over and over. The more you speak, the more you learn about what creates those “aha” moments where your message clicks with your audience.  Yet, so many business owners try to think their way through why their messaging isn’t landing. They’re caught in the perfection trap leading them to believe they don’t belong on stage until everything is figured out. The truth is they’d get a lot further faster by testing it in front of an audience. That’s exactly what Merritt Onsa, a dream coach, who helps Christian women step into their purpose, experienced. Fast forward to today, and Merritt just had FOUR speaking opportunities offered to her! Merritt dropped gems in this conversation that will hit home for any business owner wanting to improve their messaging, tune in to hear our conversation.EPISODE  SHOW NOTES👇https://heathersager.com/episode213🔗 Grab the latest FREE resources: https://heathersager.com/start 🔗 Browse all episode shownotes: https://heathersager.com/blog 👋 CONNECT WITH HEATHER:Work with Heather: https://www.heathersager.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theheathersager/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/HeatherSagerIf you’re loving this episode, please take a moment to rate & review the show. This helps me get this message to more people so they too can ditch the hustle 24/7 life.
47:14 8/31/23
Taming Imposter Syndrome with Sydnea Lewis
Imposter syndrome can strike anyone, leading to battles with self-doubt and an inner voice who notices every fumble so it hisses unhelpful things like, “you don’t know what you’re doing” or “you’re an idiot.”After 20+years as a speaker, I know first-hand that voice never quite goes away. But, I’ve also learned there are plenty of ways to shush it. And that’s what Sydnea Lewis, a Signature Talk Accelerator alumni, joined me to discuss. Sydnea is an experienced brand and marketing strategist and college professor, yet a year ago she found herself sharing her ideas and avoiding social interactions with peers and on social media.Yep, imposter syndrome had Sydnea in its grips, but her experience in the Signature Talk Accelerator gave her practical tactics to embrace the fear of speaking and move forward despite it.Fair warning: As always, you’re in for a real discussion. None of us has it all together. We’re all works in progress, but the insights you’ll take away from our conversation will propel you forward on your journey to becoming a more confident speaker.In this episode, Sydnea and I discuss:The imposter syndrome struggle experts faceOne mindset shift which hugely dials down your nervesThe messy middle of getting your first talk doneA strategy to keep your talk focused even when you go off on a tangentTo script or not to scriptWhy critiques are a crucial part of improvement, even though they feel scaryThe joy of the speaking snowball effectHow getting comfortable with discomfort leads to growth in your personal lifeEPISODE  SHOW NOTES👇https://heathersager.com/episode212🔗 Grab the latest FREE resources: https://heathersager.com/start 🔗 Browse all episode shownotes: https://heathersager.com/blog 👋 CONNECT WITH HEATHER:Work with Heather: https://www.heathersager.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theheathersager/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/HeatherSagerIf you’re loving this episode, please take a moment to rate & review the show. This helps me get this message to more people so they too can ditch the hustle 24/7 life.
42:56 8/24/23
Serve, Speak, Transform: Creating Lasting Impact From The Stage
Dream of making an impact with your message?Whether you’re a seasoned speaker or have a message in your heart you know the world needs to hear, your voice is the most powerful tool in your toolbox to reach the people you want to serve. By sharing your ideas and experiences it’s possible to profoundly impact your audience's lives. In fact, I’ll step up onto my soapbox and say if you have the ability to help others it’s your duty to do just that. Often people with a desire to help people feel conflicted about muddying their mission by trying to make money, but to effectively be a catalyst for change, you’ll need to confidently sell your ideas without guilt. And having a passion for helping others doesn’t need to equal pennilessness, friends. If you want to keep sharing your gifts with the world, you’ll need to make money too. In this episode, you’ll hear…Why honoring your audience is the cornerstone of driving real changeOne shift that elevates how you serve others with your messageThe relationship between money and missionHow competence leads to confidence on stageThe real deal on feeling weird about your callingA tough love pep talk on speaking with purposeWhat it means to sell your ideasEPISODE  SHOW NOTES👇https://heathersager.com/episode211🔗 Grab the latest FREE resources: https://heathersager.com/start 🔗 Browse all episode shownotes: https://heathersager.com/blog 👋 CONNECT WITH HEATHER:Work with Heather: https://www.heathersager.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theheathersager/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/HeatherSagerIf you’re loving this episode, please take a moment to rate & review the show. This helps me get this message to more people so they too can ditch the hustle 24/7 life.
39:21 8/17/23
The Hidden Cost of Winging It with Presentations
Are you an 11th hour presentation prepper? Pride yourself on your knack for ‘speaking off the cuff’ on stage? Consider yourself charismatic? While these qualities can help you navigate all kinds of scenarios, if you've developed a habit of preparing your talk at the last minute, then there’s a good chance your message is getting muddy.Consequently, making it difficult for your audience to decide if they want more from you, because you’re forcing them to weed through stories, details, and ideas that aren’t necessarily relevant to them. But what if you decided to strategically plan how to land the plane on your next talk, so your audience felt deeply seen and heard and you felt confident you’re on the right track to hit your goals?Well, I know what would happen, and my instinct is you do too. Your next talk would have a more tangible ROI than praise, claps, or kudos. Tune in and hear:Why winging it on stage is an ego play, not a strategic moveWhat your audience wants from you every single timeWhy being prepared isn’t the same as being boring or scriptedThe reputation and revenue riskWhether you might be a ‘Winging it Wanda’ How to start preparing for the wins you want from the stageEPISODE  SHOW NOTES👇https://heathersager.com/episode210🔗 Grab the latest FREE resources: https://heathersager.com/start 🔗 Browse all episode shownotes: https://heathersager.com/blog 👋 CONNECT WITH HEATHER:Work with Heather: https://www.heathersager.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theheathersager/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/HeatherSagerIf you’re loving this episode, please take a moment to rate & review the show. This helps me get this message to more people so they too can ditch the hustle 24/7 life.
49:38 8/10/23
Speak for Free? When to Say Yes (or Gracefully, No)
Every opportunity to speak on someone else’s stage is a privilege because they’re trusting you with their audience..But where is the line between it being a great opportunity to grow your business and selling yourself short?Yes, free speaking can be a powerful tool in your marketing strategy…however without a purposeful plan in place you can end up adding another to-do item to your task list without any real payoff for all your hard work. A worthwhile trade-off for speaking on stage for free can and should be something that’s aligned with your bigger business goals. Before you commit to your next unpaid talk, let’s dissect the nuances of free speaking—understanding the real costs it requires, how to filter opportunities that come your way, and if you have to say no, how you can decline gracefully without slamming shut doors to future collaborations.This episode is a gold mine of insights to help you navigate and make smart decisions for leveraging free speaking gigs as the massive marketing opportunity they can be for your business. In this episode, you’ll discover:What essentially is free speaking and the intangible cost it requires Understanding the Law of Reciprocity—the balance between what you’re giving vs what you’re gettingThe Pros and Cons of speaking for free— is it right move for you to market and grow your businessClarifying questions to help you filter if an opportunity is going to be worth your timeHow to gracefully say no to opportunities that aren’t great fit for you (without feeling like a total jerk)Plus some examples and tactics to use free speaking opportunities to grow your business and monetize your time off stageEPISODE  SHOW NOTES👇https://heathersager.com/episode209/🔗 Grab the latest FREE resources: https://heathersager.com/start 🔗 Browse all episode shownotes: https://heathersager.com/blog 👋 CONNECT WITH HEATHER:Work with Heather: https://www.heathersager.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theheathersager/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/HeatherSagerIf you’re loving this episode, please take a moment to rate & review the show. This helps me get this message to more people so they too can ditch the hustle 24/7 life.
50:02 8/3/23
From Plans to Pivots
Have you ever beat yourself up when things don’t play out like you planned? Oftentimes, we become so obsessed with our expectations, we feel disappointed or give up when things don’t go perfectly. Even though we logically know that life rarely goes as planned.In today’s episode I’m sharing with you the behind the scenes of my life and business on how “plans” have evolved in little AND big ways over the last 6 months.  Fom selling our home in a difficult market, the surprising twist of merging two brands only to untangle them 6 months later, to the super specific tech decision I had to make this month (plus answering the big question about my surprise third pregnancy: was it planned?!)Change isn’t easy and sometimes it’s downright scary! But when you learn to pivot and adapt with purpose, you’ll become even stronger.Tune in for an episode packed with real-life experiences, actionable strategies and tips that will help you navigate life's unexpected twists (and of course I weave this into how to embrace unexpected challenges when speaking live). Ignite your hustle with a fresh perspective on the importance of flexibility in business and life! In this episode, you’ll learn:What happens when you tend to get tied to an exact plan or become obsessed with your process How can you be more flexible and embrace change not only in your business but also when it comes to speaking (hello tech snafus or unexpected disturbances)Reflection questions to help you cut the clutter and simplify things in your businessWhy your ability to make swift decision is more important than what you decidePlus exciting updates for what’s next with Team Heather SagerEnjoyed this episode? You also might love: Ep #187 - Hot Take: I Failed, Publicly and Here’s What I LearnedEp #161 - I launched a new businessEp #55 - How to handle tech surprises when virtually speakingEp #44 - Make Fear Your Homeboy with Judi HollerEPISODE  SHOW NOTES👇https://heathersager.com/episode208/🔗 Grab the latest FREE resources: https://heathersager.com/start 🔗 Browse all episode shownotes: https://heathersager.com/blog 👋 CONNECT WITH HEATHER:Work with Heather: https://www.heathersager.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theheathersager/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/HeatherSagerIf you’re loving this episode, please take a moment to rate & review the show. This helps me get this message to more people so they too can ditch the hustle 24/7 life.
44:54 7/27/23
Visibility Strategies: Breaking Through the Noise with a Small Following
Creating amazing content is half of the marketing battle…the other half comes from rolling up your sleeves and earning eyeballs on your business.Maybe one of those questions you’ve wondered about is this:How do I get more eyes on my content if I don't have a large following?It’s a question I’ve heard on repeat over the last year that’s why I’m tackling it on today’s podcast episode.So if you’ve been frustrated by slow audience growth, feeling like you’re constantly creating but the only people who engage with your content are your sister and great aunt…this is the episode you need to listen to on repeat.It’s a recast of an oldie but a goodie episode from two years ago where I walk you through 5 specific ways to increase your visibility even if you have a small audience. It’s  filled with tactical ways and actionable advice to help you get fired up,  step up to the mic, start making an impact and truly help people regardless of what size your ‘following’ is.In this episode, we’ll dig into:Getting clear on what your audience size is and what exactly it means for youThe importance of consistently tracking your metrics and the incremental changes in your businessWhy you should stop waiting for your ideal person to come to you (and what you should do instead)5 specific places to look at  to get in front of your ideal audience Plus tactical ways and examples on how you can approach this to help you reframe your mindset if you feel awkward pitching yourselfQuick note: this episode originally aired two years ago, so a few things mentioned in the episode are out of date (like the name of my program and my opt-in freebie, but the message is TIMELESS). EPISODE  SHOW NOTES👇https://heathersager.com/episode207/🔗 Grab the latest FREE resources: https://heathersager.com/start 🔗 Browse all episode shownotes: https://heathersager.com/blog 👋 CONNECT WITH HEATHER:Work with Heather: https://www.heathersager.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theheathersager/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/HeatherSagerIf you’re loving this episode, please take a moment to rate & review the show. This helps me get this message to more people so they too can ditch the hustle 24/7 life.
52:01 7/20/23
From Self-Doubt to Self-Made – A Conversation with Jill Stanton
Are you ready for a mind shift that could change your life?Join us in today’s episode as we do a throwback to my interview with the incredible Jill Stanton of The Wealthy Course Creator duo and The Millionaire Girls Club.Get ready for a deep dive into the power of our thoughts, how they can either uplift us or pull us down and the crucial role of mindset to reach our goals.Jill offers insight into how to recognize these negative thought spirals that often hold us back—interrupt them and then redirect our thoughts towards growth and positivity giving us the ability to see life's challenges from a fresh perspective.Tune in and ignite your mind with this transformative conversation and learn how to replace fear, self-doubt and disempowering beliefs by embracing one’s vulnerability and switching that default mode of worrying to being willing.In this podcast interview, Jill shares:Her struggle of self-doubt, how her past experience shaped her beliefs and behavior and how she stays future focused The importance of choosing thoughts and beliefs to catch oneself when spiraling into negative or disempowering thoughtsThe power of asking better questions to redirect one’s focus and perspectiveThe strength that comes from embracing vulnerability and being unapologetically youSwitching to impact goals instead of income goals (think of the people you’re meant to serve!)And of course, how she approaches speaking on a stageQuick note: this episode originally aired two years ago, so a few things mentioned in the episode are out of date (like the name of BOTH our programs, but the message is TIMELESS). EPISODE  SHOW NOTES👇https://heathersager.com/episode206/🔗 Grab the latest FREE resources: https://heathersager.com/start 🔗 Browse all episode shownotes: https://heathersager.com/blog 👋 CONNECT WITH HEATHER:Work with Heather: https://www.heathersager.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theheathersager/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/HeatherSagerIf you’re loving this episode, please take a moment to rate & review the show. This helps me get this message to more people so they too can ditch the hustle 24/7 life.
62:38 7/13/23
Speak to Sell: How to Make Money On The Back End of Speaking
When most entrepreneurs think of speaking, they think of either professional speakers charging a fee for their talk or speaking for free to get experience to eventually command a fee. But this concept of trading money for time wasn’t why you built your business, and speaking for free without a strategy isn’t going to lead you towards the results you want. The good news is that this isn’t the only way to speak to get results in your business.  In today's episode, I'm sharing with you my interview on the Sweet Life Podcast with April Beach where I explain the two types of speaking business models you can use to grow your business. We’re going to dig into my unique approach to sales and will share with you the step by step process to effectively use speaking opportunities into a money maker for your biz.This conversation is filled with GOLD and tangible strategies so be sure you don’t miss this one!In this podcast interview with April, I share:How speaking fits into your business and how you can leverage this to grow your businessThe types of Speaking Business Models and understanding which one aligns with your goals and strategiesThe importance of having a signature talk—one that connects to your offers and to the solutions that you provideWhy listening to your prospect and understanding the context of their problems are critical steps for a successful sales callMy unique approach to sales—3 steps that you can follow to effectively use speaking to grow your businessEPISODE  SHOW NOTES👇https://heathersager.com/episode205/🔗 Grab the latest FREE resources: https://heathersager.com/start 🔗 Browse all episode shownotes: https://heathersager.com/blog 👋 CONNECT WITH HEATHER:Work with Heather: https://www.heathersager.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theheathersager/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/HeatherSagerIf you’re loving this episode, please take a moment to rate & review the show. This helps me get this message to more people so they too can ditch the hustle 24/7 life.
35:57 7/6/23
Time To Rethink Your Relationship With Your Business? Gloria Chou Has Advice.
Get ready for a thought-provoking conversation with the remarkable entrepreneur, Gloria Chou as we challenge the go-to definition of success and dive deep into Gloria's transformative journey.Gloria is an expert in helping small business owners, especially bootstrapped founders and women of color, amplify their message and be seen and heard in the world. Despite her unconventional path to the world of PR, Gloria has unlocked the secrets to success in her own unique way.In this episode, you'll discover:The driving force behind Gloria's passion for helping others be seen, heard, and valued.A deep dive into Gloria's early entrepreneurial days, where she shares her evolution, pivots, and the invaluable lessons she learned along the way.The pivotal moment that compelled Gloria to reassess her relationship with money and her tips for transitioning from a scarcity to abundance mindset.Insights into how Gloria shows up in her business and effectively leads her remote team.A fresh perspective on hustle culture and an alternative definition of success that will challenge your beliefs and inspire transformation in your own life and business.Join Heather and Gloria as they delve into Gloria's incredible journey, from her background as a U.S. Diplomat to the rapid growth of her own business over the past two years. This inspiring conversation will make you reevaluate your relationship with money and redefine your own path to success.Tune in now to gain powerful insights from Gloria Chou and embark on a transformative journey to redefine success in your life and businessEPISODE  SHOW NOTES👇https://heathersager.com/episode204/🔗 Grab the latest FREE resources: https://heathersager.com/start 🔗 Browse all episode shownotes: https://heathersager.com/blog 👋 CONNECT WITH HEATHER:Work with Heather: https://www.heathersager.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theheathersager/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/HeatherSagerIf you’re loving this episode, please take a moment to rate & review the show. This helps me get this message to more people so they too can ditch the hustle 24/7 life.
41:52 6/29/23
How to Ramble Less and Resonate More
Whenever I share that I’m a speaking coach,  I always hear a version of…“Omg I need you, I ramble too much.”The struggle is real when it comes to getting your ideas out of that brain, through your mouth and easily understood by your audience.Now the question is, how do I fix this problem?In today’s episode, I'm sharing my specific recipe—the exact exercise that I follow and I've used all the time to train my mind and mouth to sync faster and get better at articulating my thoughts. This will be the least sexy, yet most effective activity you do moving forward to get better thinking at your feet.Tune in to learn and build the skills to help you become a more charismatic and magnetic communicator in your business.In this episode, you’ll learn:Understanding WHY we rambleThe REAL reason why we get annoyed when others ramble (it’s not what ya think)How to keep yourself from rambling in moments that matterHow critical is being “concise”? What it takes to trust your voice and build your communication skills PLUS the go to drill I’ve taught thousands to get better at thinking on their feet EPISODE  SHOW NOTES👇https://heathersager.com/episode203/🔗 Grab the latest FREE resources: https://heathersager.com/start 🔗 Browse all episode shownotes: https://heathersager.com/blog 👋 CONNECT WITH HEATHER:Work with Heather: https://www.heathersager.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theheathersager/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/HeatherSagerIf you’re loving this episode, please take a moment to rate & review the show. This helps me get this message to more people so they too can ditch the hustle 24/7 life.
41:57 6/22/23

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