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Quote: “There are three types of stories; the ones we tell ourselves, the ones we share with our audiences, and the ones that our audiences remember.” Mike Ganino

Speaking can be a lonely business, and sometimes we feel like we’re alone on an island. COVID certainly hasn’t helped with live events and meetings being on hold. It’s great when you can find others who are on the same journey as you. You might not be exactly in the same place, but it’s nice when you can ride along together. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we are chatting with Mike Ganino about how he’s created some fantastic online programs and communities that help each other succeed.

Mike has been named one of the top public speaking coaches in the world, served as Executive Producer for TEDx Cambridge, and is the creator of The Mike Drop Method, where he blends public speaking, storytelling, and performance training. For 20 years, he’s worked with high growth, experience-driven organizations to craft stories that create bottom-line results, beloved brands, and engaging employee experiences. 

Highlights you won’t want to miss:

  • Mike’s current business model.  [2:00]
  • Go after the “easy yes”. [5:00]
  • Creating your community. [9:00]
  • Technology keeps getting better. [14:00]
  • Keep your students engaged. [22:00]
  • Evergreen vs dated programs. [27:00]
  • The power of live events. [33:00]
  • Charge what you’re worth. [36:00]



Mike believes that the stories we share have the power to transmit more than information and that when you tell a good story, it’s an energetic exchange that leaves the audience forever changed. Maybe they’ve learned something; perhaps they’re inspired; maybe you’ve shown them a new way of being that will stick with them forever. When that happens, he calls it a #mikedropmoment.

If you would like some ideas to get your own community started, you simply can’t afford to miss this episode!

I hope you’ll download and learn.


Mike’s website
The Mike Drop Moment
Mike’s LinkedIn profile
The Wealthy Speaker School
Focus 40 Coaching Session with Jane
Mighty Networks

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