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Where There’s Smoke is a weekly podcast that explores self-development through the filter of current events, pop culture, and experience. We surf the zeitgeist through an array of audio clips, quotes, concepts, and conversations.

In the spirit of The Daily Show and This American Life, we throw everything into an audio centrifuge that separates “what” from “why”. You walk away with insights and actionable solutions to improve your business, relationships, and almost any area of your life.

Nov 21, 2017

We’ve heard it countless times before: “Beautiful minds inspire others,” “Time to inspire,”, “Get out there and inspire people”, or simply “Be inspiring.”

But, despite all of what the people and posters hanging on office walls say about inpiring others, rarely does anyone tell you how to do that. How do you inspire others?

Communication is a linchpin in our society. It enables us to form connections, influence decisions, and inspire change. How effectively we communicate comes largely down to our ability to engage and inspire others.

Chris Atkinson speaks, writes, and trains on the subject of engagement. His book, How To Engage And Inspire Audiences, has been praised as one of the most complete and actionable guides on communication and engagement. Chris joins Brett in this episode, as we explore confidence, inspiration, and the importance of sharing your story.

In addition, Brett & Nick have a question for you and a brand new #WTSdigs.

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Brett: Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton, now on Netflix
Nick: Nathan For You

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