Not all speakers are lucky enough to have a signature story that happened to them.
Not only is Amy Landino one of those lucky few, her signature story is one that completely changed the trajectory of her life.
Forget going from bridesmaid to bride, Amy went from bridesmaid to bestselling author, YouTube sensation, keynote speaker, and entrepreneur. That’s quite the bouquet to catch!
But what’s the story of how she started and what has she learned along the way?
Clappers, this is a “lights, camera, action” moment… Prepare for an amazing view inside the world of the inimitable Amy Landino.
Find out about:
- Why it’s important to keep the subjects of your story in the loop and ensure you’ve got their consent
- How a good opener removes your audience’s worries and levels the playing field
- How focusing on the individual can help you reach more people
- Why finding someone to speak to in the audience can improve your talk for the whole room
- What walking the line between being real and being scripted looks like
Quotes from the episode:
“I feel like the stories from me, not others, are the ones that continue to make the most sense in terms of what I talk about and how it all aligns.”
“If someone feels like you’re just talking to them, like you’re sitting alone with them in the room, you’ve done your job.”
“Our stories make us and we really speak from our experiences, no matter whose story you’re actually telling.”
Connect with Amy Landino
2 Key Questions
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given about the speaking business?
“To charge more! But at the start, you have to love it if you want to keep going. You’ve got to keep getting on planes, keep getting stuck in cities, going to events that under-appreciate you. Charge what you’re worth, charge more when you can, but get your rounds in.”
Who is your dream guest for Standing Ovation?
“Kyle Cease is a former comedian and is sharing some of the most enlightening and amazing content in general, but definitely on stage. It’s been a while since I felt rocked by a speaker, but I was so in awe of him. It also makes me so happy that he played Bogey Lowenstein in the movie 10 Things I Hate About You!”