The Secrets to Impactful Speaking

The Secrets to Impactful Speaking

November 23, 2023

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The Secrets to Impactful Speaking

November 23, 2023

The Secrets to Impactful Speaking
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Show Notes

In this episode of the Driven Female Entrepreneur Podcast, I speak with Damien Gauthier, the Founder, Speaker Coach, and Facilitator at Impactful Speaking.

Damien, was once a shy child who struggled with socialising well into adulthood - despite his acting and improv training. His turning point came when he realised that having a compelling message overcame his fear of judgement, transforming his journey from shyness to a belief in the power of impactful messages.

This shift wasn't just about shedding shyness but about channelling his passion into a message worth sharing. 

Damien transitioned this realisation into a thriving business; his mission: to empower individuals to let their ideas shine, no matter their personality, skill level or circumstances.

Today, Damien is a multi-faceted presentation and speaker coach, drawing from a diverse background in science, theatre, design, and innovation. 

He's the curator of TEDxLausanne and the visionary behind Impactful Speaking. Leveraging his experiences, he empowers individuals and teams to articulate complex ideas effectively.

Don't miss Damien's journey from a timid child to a compelling speaker and coach. You’ll discover exactly how to build your communication skills and confidence, so you can share your ideas and have a lasting impact in the world.

"Mastering the art of speaking doesn't start with complexity; it begins by mastering the simplicity of structure, comfort in presence, and the finesse of delivery techniques." - Damien Gauthier


In this value-packed episode you’ll learn:

  • The different ways introverts and extroverts can become effective communicators.
  • The 3 foundational pillars of effective speaking.
  • How imposter syndrome affects your public speaking and self-perception.
  • The importance of coaching as a guide rather than a dictator
  • An easy way to adapt your communication style for different purposes.

...and so much more!

"Coaching isn't about telling you what to do; it's about guiding you to find your own path through the door of your potential." - Damien Gauthier

About Damien

Damien is a multi-faceted presenter coach with experience in science, theatre, design, and innovation; curator of TEDxLausanne and founder of Impactful Speaking.

Ten years ago, while transitioning his career from acting and directing to consulting in a digital agency, Damien discovered the magic of blending storytelling with business acumen.

Now, he taps into his unique combination of experiences to empower individuals and teams to navigate complex ideas and articulate them with impact.

Whether you're sharing a groundbreaking vision with your team, delivering an inspiring keynote on stage, or pitching your project in a boardroom, it is time for your message to shine and leave a lasting impact.

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About Melitta

Melitta Campbell is an award-winning business coach who is passionate about helping women confidently Build, Grow and Scale their dream business through her award-winning Dream Clients Blueprint programme.

She has become known as the Value Whisperer for the way she helps her clients identify, communicate and sell their True Value.

She teaches her clients a unique approach to business growth and promotion that she has termed Value Whispering: the art of gently weaving your true value through everything you do, building meaningful relationships, and gently guiding your clients to the results they seek. So no matter how soft your voice. You can create a powerful impact.

Her expertise comes from 25+ years of experience in communication, marketing and leadership, including more than a decade of running her own businesses. As a certified mindset coach, she also coaches her clients on the inner-game of success, as well as the practicalities of starting and running a thriving business and maintaining a balanced lifestyle.

Melitta is also the best-selling author of A Shy Girl’s Guide to Networking and host of the popular Driven Female Entrepreneur podcast.

She is an in-demand speaker, appearing on stages and screens internationally. She has also coached well-known speakers at TEDx events in Switzerland and the UK. Earlier this year Grant Cardone and Pete Vargas invited Melitta to be a judge at: The Great American Speak Off 2023 event in Las Vegas, attended by 40k guests.

In 2021, LinkedIn named Melitta as one of the 16 top Sales Influencers to follow and one of their top 14 most authentic contributors.

At AIs Influential Business Woman Awards in 2021 and 2022, Melitta was awarded: Most Influential Female Business Coach (Europe).

She was also named as one of the top Female Business Coaches in the World by Cade Hildreth.

Originally from the UK, she now supports her global client base from her home in Switzerland, where she lives with her husband, two daughters and fluffy pup.

You can learn more about Melitta's story here.

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