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The Message of You

Turn Your Life Story into a Money-Making Speaking Career
Narrated by: Judy Carter
Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills
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Summary

A step-by-step handbook that teaches listeners to find the extraordinary stories tucked deep within them to make a difference in the lives of others - and to get paid - as a motivational speaker, The Message of You begins with a simple belief - that your greatest speech already exists and that it has already been delivered in front of a live audience masterfully and powerfully by you. Best-selling author and international comic, Judy Carter sets out to prove that The Message of You is in the advice you give to your friends; in the lessons you teach your children; in the stories you tell your family. It's expressed through the volunteer work you do, the way you run your business, the way you turned your messes into successes. The Message of You is a distillation of all of your experiences, both personal and professional, that form the narrative meaning of your life. A meaning that you can develop into a well-written, funny speech to inspire audiences, enhance your current profession, and launch a successful money making career as a professional speaker.

In part one of the book, Judy leads you through a series of in-depth exercises meant to mine your personal and professional experiences for stories that establish your qualifications, your problem/solutions, your action steps, and your methodology. In part two, Judy has created a six-step structure for writing an entertaining and informative speech, guiding you through each step in detail.

But the real bonus of The Message of You is that Judy is a comic. Her "Comedy Pass" chapter takes you through simple but effective comedy writing techniques that will transform even a flat PowerPoint snoozer into a knee-slapping showstopper of a keynote. Once your speech is well-written and funny, Judy takes you through part three, teaching you how to take your message to the masses with inexpensive but essential marketing tips. The Message of You offers an accessible approach, big picture guidance, and nitty-gritty nuts and bolts of sound advice.

Judy has been a comedy and speaking coach for over 20 years. She's a firm believer that how you present your ideas is just as important as the ideas themselves. She knows that humor and strong content are the missing ingredients in most speeches and her book, The Message of You, helps you discover both your message and your comedic voice by taking you through the same process she uses to coach her private clients.

©2013 Judy Carter (P)2013 Macmillan Audio

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Inspiring, funny and just a general joy

Loved this!
Makes total sense and is a must for anyone who wants to make speaking meaningful
Thanks Judy!
Ps - whoever said judy has a whining voice clearly does not appreciate an enthusiastic, authentic natural tone.

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  • Julia
  • 01-04-13

Not Just a Book, Online Support

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

This was a book to work with in sections, and best with community, and the author provides a community online. Very well done.

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  • Todd Bolster
  • 03-03-16

Fantastic book

This book is extremely helpful with both theory and practical instruction. Judy's humor practices what she preaches and keeps the book moving along. This has been one of the most helpful books I've downloaded from Audible.

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  • rock
  • 06-07-15

Just What I Needed

Would you listen to The Message of You again? Why?

Yes! It has so much great content that I'm going to have to go through it at least one more time

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Message of You?

When I realized that I was connecting the pieces to create my message

What about Judy Carter’s performance did you like?

Her character and the funny parts

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

Everyone has a story that has already been told

Any additional comments?

N/a

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  • Scott larson
  • 17-06-15

Amazing Amount of Information! Fabulous!

What made the experience of listening to The Message of You the most enjoyable?

I was simply blown away by the amount of great information that Judy provides, even in the first chapter!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Message of You?

As an aspiring speaker Judy inspired me to think deeper into my life's experiences to find the right material for my presentation.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

So many, but the idea that anybody can be funny with the right bit of information and timing.
Also to get information on the group you will be presenting to in advance of your presentation, like a secret weapon.

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this book to anyone planning on writing or giving any type of presentations. I will surely be listening to this again and again.

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  • Maria Blon
  • 12-05-15

Excellent speaking coaching with many resources!

Where does The Message of You rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top notch!

What about Judy Carter’s performance did you like?

She is clear with simple steps to follow and accountability. She thinks of all the things that could go wrong and has solutions to avoid each one. Judy is funny and shares great examples. Her many years of experience helping people shines through.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

How to bring humor into my speaking.

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  • Chris
  • 19-02-19

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

I have read more than 10 books on the subject and none of them was as inspirational and transformational as your book. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to find her or his message as well as the courage to become a public speaker. Judy, when I become a successful speaker, I’ll give you the credit! Thank you, Mitra

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  • Mike Gage
  • 10-05-16

Thank you so much!

This book was well worth it. Great advice,funny and easy to understand. I loved it.

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  • Doug Pacheco
  • 20-11-15

Great book, annoying voice!

good content, speakers voice grated on me. Hard to listen to that voice entire book.

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  • Scott Kazin
  • 24-03-15

Excellent book!! I think this is going to help me

I think this book is going to help me start my speaking career. Great advice in this book.

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