ABOUT OUR GUEST
Brian is a TED speaker, messaging expert and public speaking coach. Brian works with companies like Facebook, Intel, Discover, Linkedin, Twitter, Jawbone and others to help them innovate, clarify and share their message. Brian also works with high level executives, entrepreneurs, elected officials, transitioning professionals and graduate students to assist them with the development and delivery of their pitch, presentations, and personal branding. His “public speaking and pitch methodologies” have helped entrepreneurs from the Silicon Valley, New York City, Europe, and the Middle East secure nearly $40 million dollars in investment money in the past three years.
As a motivational speaker, Brian presents at universities, graduate schools, conferences and companies about creating financial abundance in the new economy. Specifically, he trains entrepreneurs, employees, and students on innovative ways to create multiple streams of income teaching what you know and love. Brian’s speech, “It’s Your Hour,” guides its audiences through an eight-part framework of creating financial stability and lifestyle freedom. This speech has been delivered all over the country with plans for international expansion in 2015.
Prior to launching his coaching and speaking business, Brian was a speechwriter for Mayor Bloomberg’s Administration in New York City. He obtained a law degree from the City University of New York. Fluent in Spanish, he created and funded international human rights projects in the Dominican Republic and Argentina. Brian was recruited and played football at Butler University where he majored in Public and Corporate Communications. He lives in San Francisco, but his clients and speaking engagements keep him global.
Brian is the author of “It’s Your Hour: Mastering Public Speaking in 60 Minutes.” He is the motivational columnist for Scarllett Fashion Magazine and a guest writer for America’s Future Workforce.
01:04 – Meet Brian Rashid, TED Speaker, Forbes Writer, and creator of the globally delivered speech, “It’s Your Hour” – who he is and what he does now. Fair warning; he does a lot! “how to master public speaking”, “how to pitch yourself in a way that’s really compelling”, “turning yourself into a thriving business”
04:12 – Brian mentions how he helps people “become unforgettable” – listen as he expounds on that. How exactly does one become unforgettable? He starts off with mindset. Examine yourself and ask why you’re speaking in the first place. The first way to become unforgettable during public speaking is to think: “this is my opportunity to change a life”
Brian’s method is simple: become a storyteller. Become vulnerable and honest, he says. People will always forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel. To be a great public speaker, make people laugh, and understand why the audience is there
07:31 – Brian Rashid’s Backstory – who he was and what he had to go through to become what he is now. He started as an athlete, experienced his fair share of physical bumps and bruises. His recklessness ultimately led to the loss of his athletics career, but he now sees it as a blessing in disguise. His life revolved around sports and school. After he lost sports, he realized how small his world really was, and set out to explore other avenues.
09:06 – He discovered his love and talent for writing speeches when his dream of becoming Mayor of New York City led him to work for Mayor Bloomberg
10:18 – Chris – a former athlete – shares his theory that dedicated athletes who were borderline obsessed with their chosen sport, translate well into business. Brian shares his thoughts on that matter.
12:30 – “Stay calm in the midst of turbulence” – Brian shares the leadership lesson we can all learn from flight attendants
14:12 – Brian shares some tips for transitioning between whatever it is you are now to being whatever it is you want to be. The first tip is to give yourself more time. Keep your day job and work on your business on the side at first, and then let it grow from there. Second tip; surround yourself with good people, people who are smarter than you, or people who challenge you. Third tip; write down ten ideas a day on a waiter’s pad – he learned this from his public hero, James Altucher. Fourth tip – lead with service. Fifth tip – always take inventory of your time. And his final tip – create as many sources of income as you can
18:45 – One more tip from Brian – which he says is probably the most important one
19:50 – Time Travel Moment: If Brian was to go back 20 years, what would he tell his younger self? “Brian, you know nothing, don’t assume that you know anything, and ask questions.”
21:04 – If Brian was starting over from scratch today, with nothing but his experience, how would he build his business? Brian says he would have asked a lot more people for help, which he thinks is the most important thing for people just getting started. He suggests to make a “Dream Team List.” Don’t be afraid to ask for help, Brian says
22:44 – Start of QuickFire Questions
22:47 – What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
23:20 – What is one of your personal habits that you strongly believe contributes to your success?
23:54 – One piece of technology, equipment, or app that you or your business can’t survive without?
24:38 – What’s a book or resource you’d recommend? “It’s Your Hour: Mastering Public Speaking in 60 Minutes” available on Amazon – designed to be consumable in one hour. “Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth” by James Altucher
25:58 – Who is your hero? Aside from James Altucher, Brian also names his parents
27:23 – What is the world missing?
31:33 – Brian leaves the listeners with a personal story of how “It’s Your Hour” came to be
To learn more about Brian, visit http://www.brianrashid.com/ . Brian encourages you to enter your name and email to receive a FREE PDF plus video detailing the eight things you need to create multiple incomes for yourself