481. Nausheen I. Chen – How to Level Up Your Public Speaking Skills


In this episode Nausheen and I dig deep into overcoming the cultural expectations for people of color and public speaking. We also chat about how to connect in your most authentic way so that people will connect authentically with you. Finally, Nausheen lets me know about the M-A-Y-A method.

Nausheen I. Chen is a French-Pakistani leadership communications coach, a 2-time TEDx speaker and corporate trainer.

She has 15+ years of training, speaking and coaching experience – all the way from Fortune 50 giant Procter & Gamble to bootstrapping a communications strategy startup to $1 million in revenue.

She has coached CEOs, CTOs and C-level execs of high-growth companies for public speaking and media interviews on the BBC, Forbes, TEDx, Bloomberg, Business Insider, TechCrunch and more.

Nausheen is currently empowering leaders to speak with high impact on stage, on camera and with their teams.


Intro music by Wordsmith: http://www.wordsmithmusic.com

Time Stamps

00:01:06 Express yourself authentically.

00:13:58 Fear of being judged.

00:17:03 Connect with your audience.

00:27:41 Be authentically yourself.

00:34:45 Know your core values.

00:36:07 Know your goals and risk.

00:43:19 Trust your audience.

00:50:12 Earn respect through intelligence.

00:57:06 Practice for improv performance.

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Published by Dr. Darian Parker

Dr. Darian Parker earned his Ph.D in Sports Education Leadership with an emphasis in Behavior Modification from UNLV. He earned his Master and Bachelor degrees from James Madison University in Kinesiology. Dr. Parker is the Co-Owner of Epic Leisure Management LLC., the Owner of Parker Personal Training LLC and the Host of Dr. D's Social Network Podcast. Dr. Parker is a certified personal trainer through the NSCA. During Dr. Parker's career he has served several roles in the fitness and wellness industry. He has worked extensively in both the academic and private club sector as a Director of Education for a Career College, General Manager of a high end luxury residential fitness club and National Director of Fitness for a global leisure management company.

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