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Deb Gaut, Tiny Sparks Big Flames, Interviews ME!

Deb Gaut, Tiny Sparks Big Flames Podcast, interviews Fred Miller


This lively, informative interview features Fred Miller, a compelling speaker, writer, and international coach.  Fred is the author of five popular books in his No Sweat Public Speaking series.  In this episode, Deb interviews Fred about his journey from a single public speaking class to growing and developing his business; his dream of helping others to master public speaking; and the success secrets he’s learned along the way.  With wit and gentle humor, Fred highlights the importance of knowing your why, the power of the pivot, and the art of recovering from holy cow moments and epic fails.

If you’re looking for a great listen, you’ve come to the right place.  Grab your favorite earphones and a cup of java, or head out for a walk or drive.  Then click the Play button above and enjoy the ride.

The Backstory

The first time I heard Fred Miller speak in person I was absolutely dazzled.  He was a guest speaker at a monthly meeting of the Saint Louis Publisher’s Association, which I had joined while working on a book in 2020.  In a word, he was astounding.  Not only was the content he presented pitch perfect for the audience — his presentation skills were out of this world.  He was dynamic, funny, and charming, and his use of PowerPoint was a thing of beauty.  After his presentation, I wanted to thank him in person, as did the long line of admirers who waited to speak with him that evening.  So, I walked away without talking with him that night, but with his powerful presentation playing in my head.

Flash forward to 2021, when I was proofreading for a local business magazine.  Fred wrote a regular column for the monthly publication, and I was assigned to his work as a proofreader.  Fred tells one of my favorite stories about how he came to hire me as an editor for one of his book revisions.  Needless to say our collaboration was delightful, and he quickly moved to the top of my guestlist for the podcast. Happily, he said, “Yes.”  Now it’s your turn to fall head over heels for the marvelous Fred Miller.

The Interview

You’ll especially enjoy the part of the interview where we talk about Fred’s superpower and kryptonite, and success secrets he has learned from following his dreams.  Along the way, you’ll hear engaging stories from a master storyteller and learn a few tips and techniques for overcoming your own fear of public speaking.

Fun Facts

  1. Dynamic keynote speaker, international coach, and writer

  2. Founder, No Sweat Public Speaking

  3. Outstanding facilitator: Public speaking | presentation workshops + breakout sessions

  4. Author of five books in his popular No Sweat Public Speaking series

  5. Apple (tech) wizard and Zoom aficionado

  6. Master mindmapper

  7. Blogger extraordinaire

  8. Passion: Helping people overcome their fear of public speaking and master public speaking

Cool Links

No Sweat Public Speaking – Fred’s website that’s filled with great content – Fred’s cool mindmapping website

Quotes by Fred Miller

“Speaking opportunities are business, career, and leadership opportunities.”

“Education is focused on students, medicine is focused on patients, and the hospitality industry is focused on guests. If you want to be a great speaker, you’ve got to be focused on the audience.”

“Make public what you’re going to do. As soon as you say you’re going to [do something], be prepared. Everyone is going to say, “How’s that coming along?” When you make it public and enough people know, that motivates you to do it.”

“Content is king.”

“Get out of your comfort zone. Make it larger. Learn new things.’

She coaches creatives, innovators, and difference makers to craft bold visions for themselves, overcome obstacles and challenges, and move confidently toward their futures.

My personal testimonial.



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Three ways to keep the attention of your audience.

About Fred E. Miller Fred E. Miller is a speaker, an international coach, and the author of the books, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!” and “NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!”

Businesses, Individuals, and Organizations hire him because they want to improve their Networking, Public Speaking, and Presentation Skills.

They do this because they know: Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities.

They also know: We perceive really great speakers to be Experts. We like to work with Experts.

He shows them how to: Develop, Practice, and Deliver Fantastic Presentations! with – NO SWEAT!



  1. Lessening The Fear of Public Speaking with – NO SWEAT!

  2. Crafting Your Elevator Speech, Floor by Floor with – NO SWEAT!

  3. Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities.

  4. We are All Self-Employed!

Subscribe to my YouTube ChannelPodcast Channel, and connect with me on LinkedIn and Facebook.

My books can be purchased on NO SWEAT Public Speaking” NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!”

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