Think Like A CFO Podcast

Preparing For The Worst with Mike Pacchione

October 12, 2020 Melissa Houston Episode 4
Think Like A CFO Podcast
Preparing For The Worst with Mike Pacchione
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Think Like A CFO Podcast
Preparing For The Worst with Mike Pacchione
Oct 12, 2020 Episode 4
Melissa Houston

Mike Pacchione of Mike Talks is a genius when it comes to presenting and has built up a great coaching business — then COVID-19 hit. He explains how he weathered the storm, what the shift to virtual presentations has meant for his industry and for the presenters themselves, and what he wishes he’d done differently over the past few years to be better prepared for the shutdown.

“There was one day in particular where I had $55,000 worth of business cancel, which for a one-person shop is just brutal.”

- Mike Paccione

In this episode, we’ll explore:

  • Why you don’t have to (and shouldn’t be) be perfect when you’re speaking on stage — and what your audience really wants from you
  • How not knowing your actual business numbers can lead to fear and paranoia (which may be baseless)!
  • Why presenting virtually feels different than preventing in-person — and why your energy feels lower

“I’m in the business of helping people to communicate. Communications are flexible, they don’t go away.”

- Mike Paccione

Highlights:

  • 00:12  Introducing our guest, Mike Pacchione of Mike Talks
  • 01:50  Ahhh! Stage fright! (And how to conquer it)
  • 04:33  Speaking instruction and the post-COVID-19 pivot
  • 07:42  Why you need to work on email list constantly
  • 10:52  Communications — pandemic-proof?
  • 12:07  In-person v. virtual presentations
  • 14:21  How Mike works with his virtual presentation clients
  • 15:00  Mike’s approach to coaching keynote speakers
  • 16:20  Are keynote presentations dead?
  • 18:37  Mike’s takeaway lessons from COVID-19
  • 22:51  Your money emotions and where they come from
  • 25:54  How to find and work with Mike

Links:

Mike Talks: https://miketalks.co/

Story breakdown download: https://miketalks.co/ken

The 4-Step Roadmap to Biz Finance Freedom

https://melissahoustoncpa.lpages.co/4-step-biz-finance-roadmap

Work with me

https://www.melissahoustoncpa.com/work-with-me

Want more tips and inspiration? Follow me on Twitter @melissahcpa and Pinterest @melissahoustoncpacga and visit my website: https://www.melissahoustoncpa.com.

Show Notes

Mike Pacchione of Mike Talks is a genius when it comes to presenting and has built up a great coaching business — then COVID-19 hit. He explains how he weathered the storm, what the shift to virtual presentations has meant for his industry and for the presenters themselves, and what he wishes he’d done differently over the past few years to be better prepared for the shutdown.

“There was one day in particular where I had $55,000 worth of business cancel, which for a one-person shop is just brutal.”

- Mike Paccione

In this episode, we’ll explore:

  • Why you don’t have to (and shouldn’t be) be perfect when you’re speaking on stage — and what your audience really wants from you
  • How not knowing your actual business numbers can lead to fear and paranoia (which may be baseless)!
  • Why presenting virtually feels different than preventing in-person — and why your energy feels lower

“I’m in the business of helping people to communicate. Communications are flexible, they don’t go away.”

- Mike Paccione

Highlights:

  • 00:12  Introducing our guest, Mike Pacchione of Mike Talks
  • 01:50  Ahhh! Stage fright! (And how to conquer it)
  • 04:33  Speaking instruction and the post-COVID-19 pivot
  • 07:42  Why you need to work on email list constantly
  • 10:52  Communications — pandemic-proof?
  • 12:07  In-person v. virtual presentations
  • 14:21  How Mike works with his virtual presentation clients
  • 15:00  Mike’s approach to coaching keynote speakers
  • 16:20  Are keynote presentations dead?
  • 18:37  Mike’s takeaway lessons from COVID-19
  • 22:51  Your money emotions and where they come from
  • 25:54  How to find and work with Mike

Links:

Mike Talks: https://miketalks.co/

Story breakdown download: https://miketalks.co/ken

The 4-Step Roadmap to Biz Finance Freedom

https://melissahoustoncpa.lpages.co/4-step-biz-finance-roadmap

Work with me

https://www.melissahoustoncpa.com/work-with-me

Want more tips and inspiration? Follow me on Twitter @melissahcpa and Pinterest @melissahoustoncpacga and visit my website: https://www.melissahoustoncpa.com.