Welcome to Speak To Freedom

By Yuresh Shayzer
March 05, 2024

Video Poster Image

Welcome to the first episode of the Speak to Freedom podcast! I'm super excited to share this journey with you because it's a subject that resonates deeply with me. 

As speakers, we often find ourselves in a world where our passion for the stage is only sometimes fully understood. While our loved ones may support us, many may not fully grasp our drive to share our message. However, for those of us captivated by the power of speech, we know firsthand the transformative impact it can have on lives. Whether you're here as an aspiring speaker or a seasoned one looking to refine your craft, I'm here to guide you on your journey. 

My path to speaking began with a desire to make an impact. From my days in the NFL to opening a gym and teaching fitness, I was drawn to sharing my experiences on a larger stage. Despite the positive reception to my story, transitioning to a full-time speaking career posed significant challenges. Through trial and error, I understood that success as a speaker isn't just about mastering the art of speaking; it's also about getting the business side of things. That's where Speak to Freedom comes in. We're dedicated to helping individuals become impactful speakers and build sustainable speaking businesses that align with their passions and values.

In this podcast, we'll go into great detail about speaking's technical and business sides. We'll cover every aspect of the process, from refining your message to landing high-paying speaking gigs. We'll also have fascinating interviews with seasoned speakers and coaching sessions with aspiring speakers to provide you with more motivation and priceless insights. 

So, whether you're enamored by the idea of speaking or already a speaker looking to enhance your skills, I'm here to help you navigate this exciting path. My journey from NFL player to sought-after speaker earning $25,000 per keynote has been filled with challenges and triumphs, and I'm excited to share what I've learned with you.

But let's address a crucial point. I realized early on that simply honing my speaking skills wasn't enough. I needed to master the art of getting on stage and getting paid for it. This podcast isn't just about becoming a great speaker; it's about building a thriving speaking business, and that's where my five essential tips come into play.

Firstly, you need a robust foundation for your business, including a million-dollar message, a money-multiplying framework, and an adaptable keynote. Second, you must have a lead flow structure to attract speaking opportunities. Third, you need a growth strategy that involves evolving your speech, innovating on stage, and strategically spinning your speeches into further opportunities.

Additionally, mentorship is crucial. Find someone who has walked the path before you and can guide you. Lastly, act on your aspirations. Don't let fear hold you back from pursuing your dreams.

By following these tips and tuning into this podcast, you'll gain the skills and insights to lead a life of freedom. So, thank you for joining me on this journey. Subscribe to the podcast, share it with those who need it, and let's embark on this exciting adventure together. Remember, it's not just about speaking; it's about talking to freedom.

  • Introduction to the Speak to Freedom podcast by Anthony Trucks
  • Anthony Trucks' background as an international speaker and consultant
  • The mix of coaching sessions, interviews, and solo teachings in each episode
  • Anthony Trucks' personal journey of transitioning from the NFL to becoming a successful speaker
  • Importance of focusing on both speaking skills and the business side of speaking
  • Strategies for building a successful speaking business, including marketing and lead generation
  • Encouragement for listeners to take action on their aspirations and subscribe to the podcast
  • Call to action for listeners to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast
  • Invitation to join the community on Facebook for continued learning and connection
  • Gratitude and encouragement from Anthony Trucks to the audience


Introduction to Speak to Freedom [00:00:05]
Anthony introduces the podcast, discussing the focus on public speaking, business, and personal growth.

The Impact of Speaking [00:02:08]
Anthony shares his personal journey and emphasizes the transformative power of effective speaking.

Challenges in Pursuing Speaking [00:03:51]
Anthony discusses the challenges he faced in transitioning to a speaking career and the struggle to get paid speaking gigs.

Importance of Business in Speaking [00:05:25]
Anthony emphasizes the significance of focusing on the business side of speaking, not just the skill, to achieve success.

Tips for Building a Speaking Business [00:10:49]
Anthony outlines five specific tips for building a successful speaking business, including message, marketing, and mentorship.

Acting on Aspirations [00:14:11]
Anthony encourages listeners to act on their aspirations and discusses the importance of taking action to achieve success.

Introduction and Call to Action [00:15:49]
Anthony encourages listeners to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast, and join the Facebook community.The timestamp provided is 00:15:49.

Connect with me





Written by: [email protected]

Back To Podcasts