One of the best techniques for developing yourself and your skills is to surround yourself with great and encouraging people. Better yet, hang out with people who are already doing the kinds of things that you want to master. So that's exactly what I did as I was growing my own speaking business. And in the process I started a television show on public access television in which I interviewed top speakers who were already speaking for a living and were willing to share their secrets.
In this episode, I'll share with you my interview with professional speaker and trainer, Jim Bouchard, who is known as the black belt guy. I got Jim to share his inspiring transformation from dropout and drug addict to Black Belt and Sensei -- and how that experience made him a genuine leader. He went on to open 5 martial arts schools, helping hundreds of people achieve their Black Belt rank, and thousands more discover their best selves.
Today, Jim helps leaders around the world connect on a deeply human level to attract, engage, and lead people to their highest levels of performance and productivity. He actually took his passion and turned it into a 6-figure income. You can learn more about him at that black belt guy. You'll meet Jim in this episode and then in a future episode, I'm going to ask him to share some tips that will help YOU develop your skills. So without further delay, here's my interview with Jim Bouchard, that black belt guy.
Thanks again for listening to this episode of THE GET PAID TO SPEAK PODCAST with me, Bill Corbett. I've got more great episodes coming up, especially another conversation with Jim Bouchard where I'll ask him to share some tips on becoming a successful speaker. You're not going to want to miss it. Don't forget to check out Jim's website, that black belt guy. And if you liked this interview, you can download THE EXPERT'S GUIDE TO PROFESSIONAL SPEAKING on Amazon.com, available on kindle or audible. This recording is the property of Bill Corbett and the GET PAID TO SPEAK PODCAST, Copyright 2022.
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