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Whiskey & Work Podcast

Feb 27, 2024

In this episode of the Whiskey and Work Podcast, Kelsey sits down with Speaker Coach and Business Strategist, Aurora Gregory. They discuss the importance of public speaking skills in various aspects of life and business, the most common mistakes people make during public speaking, as well as strategies for managing nervousness before a speaking event. Sit back, relax and grab a pen and paper for this one — you’re going to want to take some notes! 

What we’re talking about…


  • Aurora’s  expertise in coaching speakers and business strategy

  • Aurora's book "Get Picked: Tips, Tricks, and Tools for Creating an Irresistible Speaker Proposal."

  • Strategies for managing nervousness before speaking engagements

  • Aurora's approach of making new friends in the audience to reduce anxiety

  • Acknowledgment of nervousness as a common experience among speakers

  • The “5 Sins” people make during public speaking

  • Importance of matching movements with the message and practicing pauses

  • Emphasis on slides as visual aids and guides, not substitutes for the speaker

  • Advice on editing slides ruthlessly and focusing on key points for audience retention

  • Recommending speakers to focus on solving one specific problem in their presentations

  • Narrowing down the topic to provide actionable content and engage the audience effectively

  • Aurora's expertise in addressing common mistakes that hinder connection with the audience

  • Reading slides verbatim during presentations, leading to disengagement

  • To learn more or connect with Aurora, visit the links below! 

A {free} Tool or Two! 

Did someone say free? Yup that’s right. Kelsey’s here to help with a few free tools to help launch your business and creative ideas! Click the links to start your journey. 


Links Mentioned


Aurora Gregory’s Website

Aurora Gregory’s Instagram

Kelsey Murphy’s Website 

Kelsey Murphy’s Instagram