Tiffany Kepler Creator of “Camera Ready Confidence” On The 5 Things You Need To Be A Highly Effective Public Speaker

An Interview With Fotis Georgiadis

Unwavering Belief in yourself; that what you say matters, that there are people who want to hear it, that they will connect to it and you, and having that belief can overcome any obstacles when they show up.

At some point in our lives, many of us will have to give a talk to a large group of people. What does it take to be a highly effective public speaker? How can you improve your public speaking skills? How can you overcome a fear of speaking in public? What does it take to give a very interesting and engaging public talk? In this interview series called “5 Things You Need To Be A Highly Effective Public Speaker” we are talking to successful and effective public speakers to share insights and stories from their experience. As a part of this series, we had the pleasure of interviewing Tiffany Kepler Creator of and the Camera Ready Confidence Program.

Tiffany Kepler is an International Video Confidence Coach, teaching female entrepreneurs how to grow their businesses and step into their power by being visible and using their voice to make a bigger impact on video. With her signature method she is able to help women business owners get on track to scale to consistent 5 figure months and beyond. She created her signature program “Camera Ready Confidence” along with monthly membership options to aid her clients in learning and implementing Clarity-Consistency-Confidence in their business to gain authority and visibility in what may seem like a very saturated online space.

Thank you so much for doing this with us! Our readers would love to get to know you a bit better. Can you tell us the story of how you grew up?

Of course, I grew up in southeast Michigan, had a pretty “normal” upbringing. My dad worked at Ford Motor Company and my mom for the majority of when I was young was the hardest working waitress; a very blue collar middle class family. I like to consider myself an open book about my life because I know that what I’ve been through and experienced is what made me who I am today; so if I can shed light or bring awareness I’m here for it. My dad was a struggling alcoholic who was sick with this disease for a long time. It had taken its toll on my mom but also for my sister and I; so when my parents divorced, I was 13, and I felt I had to grow up quicker than others my age due to the emotional traumas I had gone through. I’m very much an empath and feed on people’s emotions whether they’re good or bad; so constantly being in these highly emotional states really made me look at myself and the life I wanted to live, and how I wanted to do it differently than what I personally experienced.

Can you share a story with us about what brought you to this specific career path?

Oh man there are quite a few. I have taken a couple turns, came to some stop signs, a couple screeching red lights that made my decision to do what I’m currently doing. I grew up being told I needed to follow the path of going to college, get a good job, make it your career, invest in a 401k, and retire. While there is nothing wrong with that for some, I realized after hopping from position to position that it wasn’t the job that was the problem but I wasn’t fulfilled doing it anymore. So I decided on this path because it gave that fulfillment, joy, abundant life I had been dreaming of. I had a close friend pass away recently, unexpectedly, and way too soon. I used that devastation to remind myself that we are not promised tomorrow, so I won’t live in fear when it comes to how I live my life. When I’m laying on my deathbed I don’t want to look back on my life and regret not doing more of what lights me up.

Can you tell us the most interesting story that happened to you since you began your career?

So interestingly enough, I thought when I started my online career that it would be easy, because well a lot of people online claim it to be. There are a million and 1 ways to create income online nowadays and I fell victim to how easy others made it look. Truth be told, we know that creating a business (and a thriving one at that), takes a crap ton of work-so don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. With that being said, business is work but that doesn’t mean it has to be hard or boring, if it’s the right business it should excite you, bring you purpose, and a passion that makes it all worth it.

Can you share a story about the funniest mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?

Like most people I try very hard to avoid mistakes because disappointment and failure is never easy, but I know that is a part of growth and change. Something that at the time was a mistake I would say is when I had done a Live training in the beginning of my business, I had no idea what I was doing so I was just showing up raw hoping I wouldn’t mess up. Well I sure did! I stumbled over my words, my face was beat red, my kids were running around; I was so overwhelmed and close to throwing in the towel but looking back I could laugh at what I thought was a mistake but got amazing feedback for being real, raw, and relatable. I showed that it’s ok to not have it all together. It’s okay not being perfect- perfect is boring- and showing people all of me and my “flaws’’ allowed me to be relatable.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story about that?

Absolutely! Where do I begin as I have such an amazing community, many coaches/mentors, supportive friends/family. Honestly there is not one person that I’m grateful for more than another because each person in my life has had a part in leading me to where I am today; and for that I’m grateful to all of them. I’ve realized that being grateful in my life has opened my eyes up to more positivity in my world. It’s easy to see the negative in the world; it’s constantly in our faces- but when you live in a world of gratitude it’s a much happier life filled with joy, abundance and opportunity.

You have been blessed with great success in a career path that can be challenging and intimidating. Do you have any words of advice for others who may want to embark on this career path, but seem daunted by the prospect of failure?

My advice would be to not take yourself too seriously. Life is crazy, joyful, messy, beautiful, short, and you get to decide how you live it. Why not live it doing something that gives you purpose and is a passion that brings you more joy. It’s easy to feel fear because that is how we have been programmed, but realize that fear doesn’t serve you or the person you’re becoming. I fully believe if you have a deep rooted gut feeling to do something that feels unfamiliar, it goes against the grain, or scares you but you still have that urge; GO FOR IT! If it’s in you, it’s for you and nothing should stop you until you reach the top of that mountain.

What drives you to get up everyday and give your talks? What is the main empowering message that you aim to share with the world?

I love helping women step into their greatness. There are so many powerful women in this world yet they stand in their way. Why? They doubt, they sabotage, they compare themselves and they don’t see how amazing they are in what they bring to this world. We all have that “thing” whether you think you do or not; we all have something about us that makes each of us special. Society likes to compartmentalize and categorize women based on what we’re wearing, how old we are, what we eat, how we parent, the list goes on. That uniqueness, those quirks, those parts that at one point made us special, now feels like it’s wrong if they’re shared; which couldn’t be further from the truth. So what gets me speaking to my audience, what motivates me to keep sharing day after day…Belief that women can do extraordinary things if they let go of the fear and trust that it gets to work out for them if only they believe it.

You have such impressive work. What are some of the most interesting or exciting projects you are working on now? Where do you see yourself heading from here?

Thank you so much. I have my coaching container that offers my “Camera Ready Confidence” program alongside 1:1 support for my clients to be able to take what they learn and implement it into their lives/business. No one person’s life is the same, so long gone are the times of using cookie cutter one size fits all programs. I love being able to personalize my containers with both course and 1:1 access throughout the 12 week container. Something NEW in the pipeline right now would be my “Visibility Membership” where each month there will be exclusive training, challenges designed to move your feet and take some action, milestone gifts, plus DFY plug and use content ideas. All with the result of gaining that confidence and showing up on camera; using it as the powerhouse tool that it is to skyrocket your business growth online.

Can you please give us your favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share how that was relevant to you in your life?

I live by this quote and it often pulls me out if I’m ever having an “off” day. “The biggest mistake is you think you have time, time is free but it’s priceless. Once it’s lost you can never get it back.” -The Buddha. This quote reminds me that we are not promised tomorrow, to not put things off no matter how big or small, to tell people how much they mean to you everytime you see them, to hug people like it’s the last time you will see them. To take what you have and not take it for granted. To live my life on my terms doing what I love. Think about all the time you’ve lost or wasted worrying, stressing. Think of where your business would be right now if you had that time back for a redo.

Ok, thank you for all that. Here is the main question of our interview. What are your “5 Things You Need To Be A Highly Effective Public Speaker?” Please share a story or example for each.

1- Confidence in what you’re speaking about, and doing so by believing in your message and how you bring that information to the audience. Having expertise in something doesn’t mean you know all the answers, but your specific viewpoint and perspective is needed in this world; so use it.

2- Clarity about who you are as an expert and what you can bring to the audience as a speaker. Even the most confident people have self doubt from time to time and being able to harness that fear and dissect how it’s not true is what sets the greats from the not so greats. Moving past the mindset blocks that are put in your way, to overcome them easily.

3- Showing up Consistently aka “practice” in what you’re saying will build that muscle and allow you to show up and speak with that much more authority and conviction in your voice and topic. It will be harder for you to be rattled the more you practice and get comfortable with what you’re speaking about.

4- Being Vulnerable and showing how your topic can relate to your audience. Sharing personal stories and how you overcame it. Creating genuine and authentic relationships with the audience to bring them on the journey with you. There is an art to storytelling and speakers who understand that power have much better success.

5- Unwavering Belief in yourself; that what you say matters, that there are people who want to hear it, that they will connect to it and you, and having that belief can overcome any obstacles when they show up.

As you know, many people are terrified of speaking in public. Can you give some of your advice about how to overcome this fear?

This is exactly what I help my clients with inside my containers and I love being able to help them get across that feeling of being terrified through my signature method using the power of unlearning mindset blocks, showing up with a solid framework/blueprint for how your going to effectively bring your knowledge to your audience, and gain visibility using your unique voice. The best advice and a great place to start if you’re terrified is to realize that the fear you place on speaking isn’t real. I know it seems crazy but I want you to dive deeper into the real reason you don’t like it. Keep digging deeper until you realize that it’s not speaking that is causing the fear but something so much deeper and personal than you may even realize. Know that it’s normal to have that fear but to recognize it, feel it, and move past it.

You are a person of huge influence. If you could inspire a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be?

Wow this is a great question, I would like to inspire a movement about being the change you want to see in the world. This country needs a lot of help, and it’s time to step up and help the people. It’s easy to complain about the current state of the country but where will that get you? Frustrated and still in the same spot. Don’t wait for someone else to start it. You have every ability to inspire and evoke change. If it’s in you, it’s for you after all!

Is there a person in the world whom you would love to have lunch with, and why?

Maybe we can tag them and see what happens! This is so hard. I would love to have lunch with Blake Lively. I would love to sit down and while trying to hold back tears of happiness would love to just talk with her about how she is able to grow her brand, career, and business while juggling being a mom and wife! I admire the work she does and while I know a ton goes into every part of her life, how is she able to make it look so effortless? I’m sure we all would love to know.

Are you on social media? How can our readers follow you online?

Of course! They can find me @confidentbeautybytiffk on Instagram as well as or click here for more ways to connect.

This was so informative, thank you so much! We wish you continued success!

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