Is it possible that your comfort zone is actually your danger zone? How willing are you to push it up, take a risk, and break through whatever stands in your way? Those are the questions Rob “Waldo” Waldman asks his audiences.

Rob is a Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker, and retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and Fighter Pilot who has flown 65 combat missions. But even someone who has made a living being courageous and adventurous has to overcome very real fears.

You’ll hear what scared him, and what he did about it, as motivational keynote speaker Waldo Waldman takes the stage on this episode of Standing Ovation.

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Hear Waldo’s signature story of how he overcame his worst fear

How setbacks can be blessings in disguise

Why Waldo decided to share the scuba diving story on stage

How Waldo adds more ‘texture’ to his stories

Why speakers must emulate the same philosophies they share on stage

What to look for in a speaking coach

Why you shouldn’t practice in front of your audience

How (and why) Waldo changes his rate of speaking and volume throughout his presentation

How to pick up tell-tale cues from the audience to help direct your presentation and keep the audience engaged

Connect with Waldo (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (Instagram) (YouTube) (Read Waldo’s book, Never Fly Solo)

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