009 – Ryan Avery – The World Champion of Public Speaking

Ryan Avery is the reigning World Champion of Public Speaking. He talks about his journey & preparation for the World Championship.  He practiced in open squares, in a sauna & random situations that would make him incredibly nervous or uncomfortable in order to handle the pressure of the big stage.

Takeaways –

Quote: “You become who you believe you are” – Oprah

Ryan discusses specific examples on ways to connect with an audience. He encourages being vulnerable. He shares stories of times when he failed or when he was not proud of decisions that he made & how he has learned from those moments. Be truthful. Be honest.

Ryan talked about how he met his wife Chelsea at a party. ** Great Love Story – well worth your time! **

The 4 Pilars for a Successful Life:

1) Live a Happy & Healthy Life below your means

2) Give 10% to good causes

3) Save for Tomorrow

4) Travel to See What Else is Out There

Ryan’s upcoming book is called “P 3x a Day” (No release date at this time) about accomplishing big goals in your life & pursuing success: Prioritize, Publicize & Practice. Ryan is also working on another book called Trust is a Must.

Ted Turner is interesting to Ryan Avery. Ryan recommends reading Ted Turner’s autobiography. He appreciates Ted’s accomplishments & philanthropy. Ryan hopes to meet Ted someday.

Quote: “Insanity is doing the same thing & expecting different results” Albert Einstein.

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  1. Jenna Austin on May 23, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Enjoyed the Ryan Avery interview!

    P.S. Not into Google + or Twitter… wish you had a FB page


  2. David Russell on May 27, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Awesome podcast, I really enjoyed the anecdote about going for gold and not striving for 2nd place!

    • Jared Easley on May 28, 2013 at 10:59 pm

      Thank you David! I really appreciate you stopping by! I am looking forward to your next startup adventure & hope to have you on the show very soon :)

  3. Joey Kissimmee on May 31, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Dude, this is the guy I watched to study for my 10 minute talk. So crazy. Would so love to meet him and thank him personally. His 7 minute talk was key to my 10 minute talk. In fact mine was just over 7 minutes 😉

    • Jared Easley on May 31, 2013 at 5:14 pm

      Yes! Ryan Avery is the man.

  4. Frederique on June 21, 2013 at 8:12 am

    Thank you for this interview. Listening to this podcast this morning made my day. There is hope! What a brilliant person. We need more Avery in our world. You too Jared. :)

    • Jared Easley on June 21, 2013 at 9:37 am

      Awesome! Thanks Frederique!!

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  8. Kandas on January 12, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Saw Ryan Avery live in Houston over the weekend. Loved his authenticity and laser focus. He taught us to P three times a day. Tee hee hee.

    • Jared Easley on January 12, 2014 at 6:42 pm

      Awesome! Thanks Kandas! Ryan is the man. His wife is pretty cool as well :)

  9. Vernon Foster II on February 20, 2014 at 1:15 am

    Hey Jared this is my first time checking out your show! I’m really diggin’ it man!! This is a timely interview as I’ll be competing tomorrow at the club level in Orlando for the 2014 Toastmasters International Speech Competition. Ryan was a inspiration to me deciding to go for the BIg Show.

    Looking forward to checking out more episodes :)

    • Jared Easley on February 21, 2014 at 8:33 pm

      That rocks Vernon!! Good luck sir :)

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