Are you satisfied with your life and business? If you need inspiration to get bolder results, the musings of Thom Singer will be just that spark.

Cheryl C. Jones interviews guest, Thom Singer, Certified Speaking Professional, and host of 2 podcasts, himself.

Thom has a rich and interesting past that includes several years in sales and marketing. He has spent the last 11 years as a keynote speaker and master of ceremonies for major corporate events. Thom believes the emcee “sets the tone for a strong conference attendee experience”, and is known as the “Conference Catalyst”. His approach is interactive fun that lasts beyond the presentation.

Summary of Key Points:

  • Don’t be afraid to fail
  • Try new things
  • Say yes to new opportunities
  • Make a list of things that scare you
  • Then, go own it!

Complete Show Notes:

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Getting Simply The Best Results

with Guest, Thom Singer

 

Episode: Say Yes and Take Chances-The Musings Of A Closet Comedian

Intro:

Cheryl C. Jones interviews guest, Thom Singer, Certified Speaking Professional and host of 2 podcasts.

Thom has a rich and interesting past that includes several years in sales and marketing. He has spent the last 11 years as a keynote speaker and master of ceremonies for major corporate events. Thom believes the emcee “sets the tone for a strong conference attendee experience”, and is known as the “Conference Catalyst”. His approach is interactive fun that lasts beyond the presentation.

Thom’s Genius

When asked what he considers the unique qualities that make him the successful keynote speaker he is, Thom says; “My advantage is that I worked in sales and marketing in lots of different industries. My unique quality is that I’m not scared to fail.

All you have to do is swing-you don’t have to hit a home-run, (you) just have to hit singles, repetitively.” -Thom Singer

Before becoming a certified professional speaker, Thom had an ah-ha moment when he realized he was only attempting jobs he knew he was good at. He had to try new things, be bolder and challenge himself.

The Turning Point

Turning 50 was a pivotal time for Thom Singer. He adopted the motto, “try new things”, and decided that “50-75 are going to be the best years of my life.” He began to say yes to new opportunities and take chances.

A few years into his speaking career, Thom was challenged by a friend to put that philosophy to work. The friend encouraged him to perform at a comedy club open-mic night, which was completely outside of his comfort zone. But he gave it a try and has since performed at 96 open-mic nights over a 2 year period.

That comedy club experience helped him become a better speaker and emcee. He feels he has become more playful and fun with the audience. He is also more in-touch with the authentic Thom and draws his energy from a great exchange with his audience.

Taking Risks

“We can’t improve if we aren’t willing to take risks”. -Thom Singer

  • Ask what in your career, business, or life scares you?
  •  Then ask, if you get past this, what will the benefit be?
  • Say yes to overcoming it
  • Go out and Own It!

“There will always be new things that will scare you.”-Thom Singer

Summary of Key Points:

  • Don’t be afraid to fail
  • Try new things
  • Say yes to new opportunities
  • Make a list of things that scare you
  • Then, go own it!

Up Next for Thom:

Virtual emcee opportunities that have emerged from the pandemic

Hosting 2 podcasts,

Hosting talk show style webinars

 

Connect with Thom Singer:

www.ThomSinger.com

All social media @Thom Singer

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