Navigating Change & Staying Relevant with Sophie Devonshire– 054

The Speaking Club · February 21, 2024

About Track

Sophie Devonshire is a business leader, entrepreneur, brand specialist and author who has worked around the globe including roles with Procter & Gamble, Coca Cola GB, Leo Burnett and Interbrand. She is much in demand as a speaker on contemporary leadership topics, business acceleration, brand transformation, the relationship between work and family life and the role of diversity at work and is constantly curious about how to speed up success.


She has also written a new book, ‘Superfast – Lead at Speed’ to help us navigate change when it is happening around us today at lightning speed. In this episode she is sharing tips and insight from her own experience and from over 100 senior leaders from some of the biggest and some of the fastest growing companies that she interviewed whilst researching the book. If you want to stay relevant and ready to take advantage of opportunity when it knocks, then you’ll enjoy this show.




What you’ll learn

  • The definition of brand and why understanding it is so difficult.
  • The difference between organisational and personality brands.
  • Why we should think about our personal brand, whether you’re an employee or an entrepreneur.
  • Why you should identify the environment in which you perform best.
  • Why having a sense of fun in business can make a huge difference to your success.
  • Why it’s important to get the pace of change right for your business.
  • The quickest way to move faster.
  • Why it’s so important to move past imposter syndrome to focus on the message you are giving.
  • How audacity is a great tool to add to your business tool kit.
  • Why energy management is more important than time management and what tips for doing it.
  • Why you and Elon Musk should embrace the power of the pause.
  • How strategic laziness can fast-track your success.
  • Why micro-learning can be more effective than traditional courses.
  • The three ingredients for a great speech by Dan Pink.
  • Why you should edit your life and your goals.




All things Sophie:

Twitter @s_devonshire


Superfast – Lead at Speed by Sophie Devonshire


Books mentioned in the Show with Amazon Link:

How to Win Friends and Influence People with Dale Carnegie


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The Speaking Club

If you want to have a laugh whilst learning how to increase your confidence and public speaking skills, for personal or business growth, then you have come to the right place. Discover tips, tricks and strategies on how to speak and pitch using humour and performance. Find out how to better connect with people’s pain points in a way that they will want to talk about and share, and get the low down on powering up your mind set. Sarah Archer, is a stand-up comedian, playwright, speaker and business woman. She is also author of ‘Cracking Speech Mate! – How to use humour to make you an amazing speaker’, and ‘Straight to the Top – How to create and deliver a killer elevator pitch’. Communicating with authenticity and power, influencing through copy, spoken word and body language, managing negative thoughts and anxiety, building authority and trust, story-telling and comedy secrets...oh and we’ll also cover focus and time management ‘cause Sarah has a mind like a butterfly! Join her for fun and aha moments.

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