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Claim the Stage: A Public Speaking Podcast for Women

Claim the Stage is a podcast for women who want to discover, awaken, and create their voice through the art of public speaking. Hosted by Angela Lussier, an award-winning professional speaker, six-time author, and CEO + founder of the Speaker Sisterhood. Learn more: www.speakersisterhood.com
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Dec 4, 2019

Putting your ideas and advice into the world can be a scary move. How do you protect yourself and your content so you don't have to worry about your work being stolen or used by others? On today's show, I interview Jamie Lieberman, an attorney, podcaster and entrepreneur dedicated to making legal accessible and sharing the message that working with a lawyer doesn’t have to be scary. As the owner and founder of Hashtag Legal, Jamie draws on her experience working with influencer marketing professionals, speakers, creatives and business owners to help her clients grow and protect their businesses.

On today's show, we cover:

--How Jamie got her first speaking gig and the strategies she has used to speak on stages of 500+ audience members
--How content creators (like speakers, online course creators, authors) can protect their intellectual property
--The three clauses in a speaking contract speakers should be paying way more attention to
--Other important elements speakers should put in their contracts
--Recourse a speaker can take if a client doesn't pay on time or pay the amount in the contract
--Tips around negotiating a speaking engagement

*The smell Jamie was referring to in the interview was Play Dough!

Want to get your copy of Secrets of the Sisterhood? This book is a compilation-style publication that features speeches written by Speaker Sisterhood members. The women between the pages of this book are courageous, powerful truth tellers. These 45 speeches were originally delivered in Speaker Sisterhood clubs across the U.S. between 2016 and 2019. You’ll read stories of believing, seeking, becoming, and so much more. This book also serves as a fundraiser for our scholarship program, The Gratitude Fund. 50% of profits will go towards this fund to help more women access the power of the Speaker Sisterhood. Get your copy of the book by clicking here.

Nov 20, 2019

Today’s episode is the final installment of our four-part series that showcases Speaker Sisterhood members and their speeches appearing in our new book coming out November 29th, “Secrets of the Sisterhood.” This is a compilation-style book that features 45 speeches about love, truth, and power.

This episode features speeches and interviews with Kathryn Petruccelli, member of our Florence, MA club, and Carolyn Johnson, member of our Reading, MA club.

Kathryn Petruccelli is a writer, poet, and performer with an M.A. in teaching English language learners. Her professional life has included translating "Hotel California" for Hungarian high school students, anthologizing poetry written by teen moms, and creating engaging leads for articles about produce festivals. She is currently seeking her next big adventure. More at poetroar.com.

Carolyn Johnson is a wife, mother, and woman on a mission of self-discovery. At this time she is researching professional fields that may be a good fit for her.  Above all, she hopes to find opportunities that will enable her to make a positive difference in other people's lives.

“Secrets of the Sisterhood” is not only a showcase of amazing stories, it’s also a fundraiser for our scholarship fund. Fifty percent of book profits will go towards this fund so we can give more women access to Speaker Sisterhood membership. Get a special 30% discount on launch day, November 29, 2019 by using LAUNCH30 at checkout. Click here for more information and the link to buy the book. 

Nov 6, 2019

Today’s episode is part three of a four-part series that showcases Speaker Sisterhood members and their speeches that will appear in our new book coming out November 29th, “Secrets of the Sisterhood.” This is a compilation-style book that features 45 speeches about love, truth, and power.

This episode features Shauna Gullbrand, club leader of our Salem, NH club, and Kim Meninger, past member of our virtual club. 

Shauna Gullbrand, PCC, ACC, is a Certified Professional Coach receiving her certifications through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and the International Coach Federation (ICF).  She is co-host of the weekly podcast Hawks & lavender rose, a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) and and Integrated Energy Therapy® Master/Instructor (IET). Shauna is passionate about guiding others on their journey of self-discovery and advocates for more conscious living.

Kim Meninger started her own coaching and consulting business after more than 10 years in the high-tech industry. It was during her high-tech years that she experienced first-hand the unique challenges facing women in traditionally male-dominated environments. With a BA in psychology and an MBA from Boston College, she decided to leverage her experience to empower women to build their confidence, visibility and influence in order to maximize their impact and advance their careers. Kim coaches individuals and groups. She also speaks regularly on career and leadership topics to corporate, non-profit and academic audiences.

“Secrets of the Sisterhood” is not only a showcase of amazing stories, it’s also a fundraiser for our scholarship fund. Fifty percent of book profits will go towards this fund so we can give more women access to Speaker Sisterhood membership. Get a special 30% discount on launch day, November 29, 2019 by using LAUNCH30 at checkout. Click here for more information and the link to buy the book. 

 

Oct 23, 2019

Today’s episode is part two of a four-part series that showcases Speaker Sisterhood members and their speeches that will appear in our new book coming out November 29th, “Secrets of the Sisterhood.” This is a compilation-style book that features 45 speeches about love, truth, and power.

On today’s episode, I interview Sandra Costello and Stacy Every, members of our Northampton, Massachusetts club. 

Sandra Costello is a spirited entrepreneur but also known as the Chief Hugger. She is a portrait photographer to women and the people they love, an inspirational speaker, and the kind of coach all small business owners want by their side. Always positive and ready to inspire photographers and creatives-alike to authentically brand themselves and do the work they love.

Stacy Every is a former educator who seven years ago started a new life with her own massage therapy business. Her new life included speaking up and sharing her opinion, and since this terrified her, she joined the Northampton, MA Speaker Sisterhood chapter in 2018. She has been a resident in Westfield, Massachusetts for 17 years where she lives with her three much beloved teenaged children.

“Secrets of the Sisterhood” is not only a showcase of amazing stories, it’s also a fundraiser for our scholarship fund. 50% of book profits will go towards this fund so we can give more women access to Speaker Sisterhood membership. Keep listening to future episodes to find out where to get the book and to get a special 30% discount on launch day, November 29, 2019!

Oct 9, 2019

Wow! It's so good to be back. Today's episode is part one of a four-part series that will showcase Speaker Sisterhood members and the speeches that will appear in our new book coming out November 29th, "Secrets of the Sisterhood." This is a compilation-style book that features 45 speeches about love, truth, and power. 

On today's episode, I interview Lauren Simonds, the book's editor and one of our featured speechwriters.

Lauren is a former paramedic, a Smith College graduate, an award-winning small business tech journalist, and she currently works as a freelance writer and editor. After years of writing for other people (not that there’s anything wrong with that), Lauren joined a Speaker Sisterhood club to reawaken her own voice and, in the process, discovered an amazing community of women.

Lauren also interviews me about the speech I submitted and we talk about what it was like to put this book together. If you've ever thought about working on a project like this, we share some insights into what we learned behind the scenes in the hopes to provide some guidance.

"Secrets of the Sisterhood" is not only a showcase of amazing stories, it's also a fundraiser for our scholarship fund. 50% of book profits will go towards this fund so we can give more women access to Speaker Sisterhood membership. Keep listening to future episodes to find out where to get the book and to get a special discount on launch day, November 29, 2019! 

Aug 21, 2019

Raw. Real. Hilarious. "On brand." These are the words I'd use to describe today's guest and final installment of the Guest Mentors Summer Series. Jessica Pettitt, M.Ed., pulls together her stand up comedy years with 15+ years of diversity trainings in a wide range of organizations to serve groups to move from abstract fears to actionable habits that lead to teams that want to work together.  Jess is a member of the National Speakers Association and is a Certified Speaking Professional. Fewer than 10% of speakers worldwide hold this credential.

On today's episode, Jess and I explore how she went from unpaid, unknown speaker to paid speaker with a platform. 

We cover:

  • the mindset shifts that took place
  • her marketing pieces and messages
  • how she built a schedule/plan/goals to get started
  • her biggest challenges when it comes to pitching, pricing, and negotiating
  • advice she would give to her past self 
  • advice for speakers who are trying to break into this field and are feeling lost or stuck
  • what Jess means by "Two horses: Ego Vs Humility" and why they matter

Get Jess' book, "Good Enough Now" here

Get your freebies from Jess here

The Guest Mentors Summer Series is five episodes featuring women who are, first and foremost, professional public speakers. But they’re also authors, speaker coaches, and seasoned business owners. You’ll learn about their mindset shifts, challenges, systems, advice for new speakers, pricing tips, and so much more. This series is full of inspiring personal stories, entertaining experiences on stage, and expert advice.

This series is sponsored by:

Speaking School for Women, my signature online course that teaches you how to become a paid, professional speaker in six weeks or less. Learn branding, marketing, speechcraft, pricing, pitching, and so much more. Now until August 31st, get 20% off using promo code SUMMER20 at checkout. Learn more at https://speakersisterhood.thinkific.com/

Told Video: Original, thoughtful storytelling for your brand. Here to help you with your next step in speaker marketing: a meaningful video. Let your story out into the world - get it Told. Follow Told video on Instagram at @toldvideo for flash sales and discounts announced monthly!

Learn more about improving your public speaking skills at a Speaker Sisterhood club for women:https://speakersisterhood.com/

Aug 7, 2019

"Everything that goes wrong on stage is a teachable moment." -Lisa Braithwaite

On today's installment of the Guest Mentors Summer Series, you'll hear from Lisa Braithwaite. Lisa is a speaking coach, trainer, and author of "Presenting for Humans: Insights for Speakers on Ditching Perfection and Creating Connection." She mentors entrepreneurs and professionals to create memorable and engaging presentations so they can build their businesses through speaking. With a B.A. in Theater and an M.A. in Education, she spent 16 years developing programs and training in the nonprofit sector as an advocate and educator, as well as founding her own organization. She's been interviewed for the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Men’s Health, Toastmaster Magazine, and Inc.com.

Today's episode will give you permission to be creative and use interaction to bring your presentations to life. Lisa says there's a difference between simplifying and dumbing down for the audience and today she'll show you how. Her philosophy is connection, not perfection and you'll learn how to do that during this interview. 

Get Lisa's book here

Follow Lisa on social media platforms @coachlisab

Check out Lisa's website here

Read her blog

The Guest Mentors Summer Series is five episodes featuring women who are, first and foremost, professional public speakers. But they’re also authors, speaker coaches, and seasoned business owners. You’ll learn about their mindset shifts, challenges, systems, advice for new speakers, pricing tips, and so much more. This series is full of inspiring personal stories, entertaining experiences on stage, and expert advice.

This series is sponsored by:

Speaking School for Women, my signature online course that teaches you how to become a paid, professional speaker in six weeks or less. Learn branding, marketing, speechcraft, pricing, pitching, and so much more. Now until August 31st, get 20% off using promo code SUMMER20 at checkout. Learn more at https://speakersisterhood.thinkific.com/

Told Video: Original, thoughtful storytelling for your brand. Here to help you with your next step in speaker marketing: a meaningful video. Let your story out into the world - get it Told. Follow Told video on Instagram at @toldvideo for flash sales and discounts announced monthly!

Learn more about improving your public speaking skills at a Speaker Sisterhood club for women:https://speakersisterhood.com/

Jul 24, 2019

Susan is the only person I've met who, like me, gave 500+ free talks before realizing this could be a potential revenue stream and career path. We're soul sister speakers with a lot of good karma. :)

On today's installment of the Guest Mentor Summer Series, I interview Susan Lindner. Susan is a Cultural Anthropologist, Brand Marketer, and Disruptor. Susan got her start as an AIDS educator in the brothels of Thailand, helping turn prostitutes into entrepreneurs. Today, she’s the founder of Emerging Media, a branding, PR and marketing agency dedicated to helping tech founders reach their finish lines. Her award-winning strategies have gotten 10 companies acquired, and she is now hell bent on sharing them with the world. Susan speaks to startups, innovators, and top executives from 60+ countries at GE, PWC, Deutsche Bank, Capital One and at global conferences, consulates and trade organizations about strategic storytelling, mastering the message and the media for maximum impact.

On today's episode, we spend a lot of time on how Susan has built her speaking business, how she manages it, and how she continues to grow her speaking opportunities. She also shares why you should use a virtual assistant and how having one can help you. 

Check out Susan's CRM: Hubspot

Visit Susan's website for her company, Emerging Media

The Guest Mentors Summer Series is five episodes featuring women who are, first and foremost, professional public speakers. But they’re also authors, speaker coaches, and seasoned business owners. You’ll learn about their mindset shifts, challenges, systems, advice for new speakers, pricing tips, and so much more. This series is full of inspiring personal stories, entertaining experiences on stage, and expert advice.

This series is sponsored by:

Speaking School for Women, my signature online course that teaches you how to become a paid, professional speaker in six weeks or less. Learn branding, marketing, speechcraft, pricing, pitching, and so much more. Now until August 31st, get 20% off using promo code SUMMER20 at checkout. Learn more at https://speakersisterhood.thinkific.com/

Told Video: Original, thoughtful storytelling for your brand. Here to help you with your next step in speaker marketing: a meaningful video. Let your story out into the world - get it Told. Follow Told video on Instagram at @toldvideo for flash sales and discounts announced monthly!

Learn more about improving your public speaking skills at a Speaker Sisterhood club for women:https://speakersisterhood.com/

Jul 10, 2019

Do you consider yourself to be a bombshell? In episode two of the Guest Mentors Summer Series, Amber Hurdle will redefine what a "bombshell" is and why you want to be one. 

Amber Hurdle, author and speaker, creates content-rich experiences to sharpen personal, employer and business brands. A former teen mom turned powerhouse business woman, Amber learned to clearly articulate her own value, eventually enabling her to work with international celebrities and Fortune 100 companies alike. Her clients include large brands such as FedEx Ground, Mars, Inc., and Marriott, as well as small businesses that want to play big. Recognized among the “Top 40 Under 40” by the Nashville Business Journal, she is also a top certified advisor for the Fascination Advantage® personality assessment and is certified in the Change Cycle®. Known for her straight shooting Velvet Machete™ and warm personality, Amber never fails to motivate professionals to up their game in business and in life.

Amber will teach you how to:

  • eliminate excuses and take action
  • find your motivation to accomplish your goals
  • decide who you want to be today and then be that person
  • use your network to build your speaking business early on
  • know who you help, what you help them do, and how you help them

Links we discuss in the episode:

Amber's website

Get her book

Visit Meredithspeaks.com

Check out Agile CRM

The Guest Mentors Summer Series is five episodes featuring women who are, first and foremost, professional public speakers. But they’re also authors, speaker coaches, and seasoned business owners. You’ll learn about their mindset shifts, challenges, systems, advice for new speakers, pricing tips, and so much more. This series is full of inspiring personal stories, entertaining experiences on stage, and expert advice.

This series is sponsored by:

Speaking School for Women, my signature online course that teaches you how to become a paid, professional speaker in six weeks or less. Learn branding, marketing, speechcraft, pricing, pitching, and so much more. Now until August 31st, get 20% off using promo code SUMMER20 at checkout. Learn more at https://speakersisterhood.thinkific.com/

Told Video: Original, thoughtful storytelling for your brand. Here to help you with your next step in speaker marketing: a meaningful video. Let your story out into the world - get it Told. Follow Told video on Instagram at @toldvideo for flash sales and discounts announced monthly!

Learn more about improving your public speaking skills at a Speaker Sisterhood club for women:https://speakersisterhood.com/

Jun 26, 2019

Lois Creamer says the goal of a professional speaker is to be memorable, create takeaways that are doable, and to be creative in the approach. So...how do you do this? In part one of the Guest Mentor Summer Series, we explore all this and more! 

Lois Creamer is a recognized industry expert working with speakers who want to book more business, make more money and fully monetize their intellectual property. She is the author of Book More Business: Make Money Speaking. Coming soon is her new book, co-authored with Cathy Fyock, The Speaker Author: How to Use Books to Sell Speaking and How to Use Speaking to Sell Books. Clients include Chicken Soup’s Jack Canfield; bestselling author of The Sales Bible Jeffrey Gitomer; presentation guru Patricia Fripp and more.

Find out what Lois says are the two most important character traits and the one most important skill to be successful as a professional speaker, and learn what the acronym PSA means when it comes to writing effective speeches and web content. Lois has a wealth of knowledge on the speaking industry and will teach you the ins and outs of turning your content into something people will want to buy. 

Links mentioned in the episode:

Get Book More Business: Make Money Speaking

Get The Speaker Author: How to Use Books to Sell Speaking and How to Use Speaking to Sell Books

Visit Lois' website

The Guest Mentors Summer Series is five episodes featuring women who are, first and foremost, professional public speakers. But they’re also authors, speaker coaches, and seasoned business owners. You’ll learn about their mindset shifts, challenges, systems, advice for new speakers, pricing tips, and so much more. This series is full of inspiring personal stories, entertaining experiences on stage, and expert advice. 

This series is sponsored by:

Speaking School for Women, my signature online course that teaches you how to become a paid, professional speaker in six weeks or less. Learn branding, marketing, speechcraft, pricing, pitching, and so much more. Now until August 31st, get 20% off using promo code SUMMER20 at checkout. Learn more at https://speakersisterhood.thinkific.com/

Told Video: Original, thoughtful storytelling for your brand. Here to help you with your next step in speaker marketing: a meaningful video. Let your story out into the world - get it Told. Follow Told video on Instagram at @toldvideo for flash sales and discounts announced monthly!

Learn more about improving your public speaking skills at a Speaker Sisterhood club for women:https://speakersisterhood.com/ 

 

Jun 12, 2019

Today's episode is a big departure from the typical format of this show. I decided to hit record and just start talking. You'll find out why as I get into it. I talk about what's been going on the last six months, how to deal with change, what it means when things are hard, a great mantra for dealing with transitions, and what's next. I also share reflections, recent lessons, and what you can expect from the podcast this summer. 

Speaking School for Women, my signature online course that teaches you how to become a paid, professional speaker in six weeks or less, is discounted all summer. Learn branding, marketing, speechcraft, pricing, pitching, and so much more. Now until August 31st, get 20% off using promo code SUMMER20 at checkout. Learn more at https://speakersisterhood.thinkific.com/

This episode is sponsored by Told Video: Original, thoughtful storytelling for your brand. Here to help you with your next step in speaker marketing: a meaningful video. Let your story out into the world - get it Told. Follow Told video on Instagram at @toldvideo for flash sales and discounts announced monthly!

Learn more about improving your public speaking skills at a Speaker Sisterhood club for women:https://speakersisterhood.com/

May 22, 2019

I'm sure you can think of a time when fear stopped you. Maybe it was when you were thinking about asking for a raise, finding out if that attractive person liked you, writing that book, or taking that vacation to a far away land. Do you ever wish you could go back and do things differently? In today's episode, I interview Lauree Ostrofsky, a person who helps women leap. Her books are, "Simply Leap: Seven Lessons on Facing Fear and Enjoying the Crap out of Your Life,” and "I'm scared & doing it anyway," about reinventing her life after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. 

We discuss:

  • The moment Lauree's life changed and she started realizing the power in her thoughts
  • Tips on how to do things that scare you
  • What kinds of mistakes people make when it comes to taking action when fear is present
  • The one core trait you have to be able to access to do things that scare you
  • How being accommodating to others can get in the way of leading a fearless life
  • And more!

Find out more about Lauree's writing, speaking and hugging at SimplyLeap.com and @SimplyLeap on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Learn more about Lauree's books here. 

This episode is sponsored by Told Video: Original, thoughtful storytelling for your brand. Here to help you with your next step in marketing: a meaningful video. Let your story out into the world - get it Told. Contact Rebecca through June 1 to receive a pack of four 15-second social media videos along with your full video. Reach out for a free phone consultation and quote, and to find out more at Toldvideo.com.

Learn more about Speaker Sisterhood at https://speakersisterhood.com/

May 8, 2019

Have you ever signed up to give a presentation, and in the days or weeks leading up to it, regretted ever putting yourself in that situation? If so, you're not alone! Many speakers experience intense feelings of anxiety, fear, worry, and stress for varying amounts of time before they take the stage. The good news: It doesn't have to be this way! My guest today is Crystal Farley, chief story teller and co-creator for two successful podcasts, PTSD: People, Trauma, and Stress Discussed: an unfiltered truth, as well as Making of HERstory. Crystal is a national speaker on the topic of women’s advocacy in the workplace, and as a Certified Stress Management Maven, is the founder of C Far: Beyond the Box, an organizational stress management consulting business working to create a better foundation of stress management for employees. Crystal is a combat veteran and former woman of technology, having worked for companies like Apple, IBM, and HPE.

What we cover on today's episode:

  • How to manage feelings of anxiety, stress, and fear
  • Tips for taking care of yourself when leading up to a big event (like a big presentation)
  • Strategies for anxiety management
  • Mistakes people make when trying to cope with difficult feelings
  • What expectations have to do with taking away joy
  • How to stop comparing yourself to others and have your own experience
  • The value of being present before and during your speech and how to do this
  • The roles rituals and accountability play in stress management

Find Crystal at https://www.cfarbeyondthebox.com/

This episode is sponsored by Told Video: Original, thoughtful storytelling for your brand. Here to help you with your next step in marketing: a meaningful video. Let your story out into the world - get it Told. Contact Rebecca through June 1 to receive a pack of four 15-second social media videos along with your full video. Reach out for a free phone consultation and quote, and to find out more at Toldvideo.com.

Learn more about Speaker Sisterhood at https://speakersisterhood.com/

Apr 24, 2019

On today's episode, I interview Jill Salzman, founder of The Founding Moms, where she helps mom entrepreneurs build better businesses. She's a two-time author, co-host of Inc. Magazine’s top-rated entertaining business podcast, Breaking Down Your Business, TED speaker, and serial entrepreneur. We discuss how to take a topic you speak and write about and turn it into a scalable business that is bigger than you. I also discuss how I've done the same thing with my business, Speaker Sisterhood. We go over how we came to the conclusion that what we were talking about could be more than a speech, how we discovered our business models, how we got started, what we've learned about licensing (the good, bad and ugly), and advice for others wanting to start a scalable business. 

This episode is sponsored by Told Video: Original, thoughtful storytelling for your brand. Here to help you with your next step in marketing: a meaningful video. Let your story out into the world - get it Told. Contact Rebecca through June 1 to receive a pack of four 15-second social media videos along with your full video. Reach out for a free phone consultation and quote, and to find out more at Toldvideo.com.

Learn more about Jill:

https://foundingmoms.com/

Find her books:

The Best Business Book In The World

Found It: A Field Guide for Mom Entrepreneurs

Listen to her podcast:

https://breakingdownyourbusiness.com/

Want to recommend a topic or guest? Email me!

Apr 10, 2019

How do you turn your life experiences into a speech and then a passion-fueled business? In today’s episode, I interview Josh Shipp, an author, speaker, and global youth empowerment expert renowned for the documentary TV series on A&E. He has written two national bestsellers to date, “The Grown-Up’s Guide to Teenage Humans” and “The Teen’s Guide to World Domination.” Josh is regularly called on by Oprah, CNN, FOX, The New York Times, 20/20, Good Morning America, and others to provide commentary on common challenges faced by parents and teachers.

What we discuss in today’s interview:

  • How Josh went from at-risk foster child to prominent speaker
  • How he turned his struggles and experiences into the basis of his work
  • How to be compelling and build a brand and following
  • Advice for speakers who are hesitant about using their life stories in their work
  • What it was like to speak in front of 55,000 people
  • And more!

Find out more about Josh at https://joshshipp.com/


This episode is sponsored by Told Video: Original, thoughtful storytelling for your brand. Here to help you with your next step in marketing: a meaningful video. Let your story out into the world - get it Told. Contact Rebecca through June 1st to receive a pack of four 15-second social media videos along with your full video. Reach out for a free phone consultation and quote, and find out more at Toldvideo.com.

Mar 20, 2019

Today's episode is mind bending and eye opening. I hope you've had your coffee! My guest is John K. Coyle, #TheTimeGuy. John is a world leading expert in innovation and Design Thinking, and best-selling author of Design For Strengths: Applying Design Thinking to Individual and Team Strengths (2018) and The Art of Really Living Manifesto (2016). A graduate of Stanford University’s Product Design Program, John is an NBC sports analyst, two-time TEDx presenter, and sought-after keynote speaker. He earned an Olympic silver medal for speedskating.

In this episode we talk about how to "design for your strengths" and also expand time through choosing experiences that have depth and breadth. 

John also explains:

  • what he means by “innovate the human experience” 
  • the differences between chronological time and experiential time 
  • why time speeds up as we age
  • what crying has to do with slowing down time
  • what “event horizon moments” are and why are they important
  • what "flow state" means and how you know you're in it
  • the difference between being afraid of something and being bad at something
  • what public speaking has to do with all of this

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Learn more:

John's website

John's books

John's TEDx talks

This episode is sponsored by Speaking School for Women, an online course for women who want to become professional speakers. Learn about branding, marketing, pitching, pricing, speechcraft, and more. Build your entire speaking business in a month. Go to https://speakersisterhood.thinkific.com to learn more.


This episode is also sponsored by Told Video: Original, thoughtful storytelling for your brand. Here to help you with your next step in marketing: a meaningful video. Let your story out into the world - get it Told. Contact Told through June 1st to receive a pack of four 15-second social media videos along with your full video. Reach out for a free phone consultation and quote, and to find out more. Learn more at Toldvideo.com.

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Have a guest idea? Email us! Angela@speakersisterhood.com

Mar 5, 2019

Welcome to the final part of my three-part mini course, The Top Five Secrets to Becoming a Paid Speaker. If you’ve been learning a lot and enjoying the process of thinking through what your speaking business might look like, my 6-module online course, Speaking School for Women, might be for you! In this course, you'll take a deeper dive into everything covered in the mini course and also get support and guidance from me along the way. The course re-launches tomorrow right here.

The first 15 women to register on launch day will get a free 60-minute speechcraft session with me! Be sure to enroll early if you know you are ready for this next step.

Here’s what you’ll learn in today’s episode:

  • how to price yourself so you don’t under or over charge and lose out on the gig
  • the most popular questions I’m asked about professional speaking
  • what to expect from Speaking School for Women

Again, find out more about Speaking School, all the cool bonuses that come during this 5 day special launch period, and enroll here. Hope to see you there!

Mar 3, 2019

Welcome to part two of my three-part mini course, The Top Five Secrets to Becoming a Paid Speaker. The purpose of this mini course is give you a little road map to getting started on your way to professional speaking. I’m trying to demystify the process and offer you the secrets I wished I learned when I was starting out. If what you hear in this mini series gets you excited about continuing down this road, I have a larger, 6-module online course called Speaking School for Women which re-launches on March 6th here.

Here’s what you’ll learn in today’s episode:

  • tools to be seen as an expert by others
  • strategies to pitch yourself as the perfect person for a gig
  • why you don’t want to be everywhere and how to share your expertise with the right people

If you'd rather watch this mini-course on video, you can get it here

Stay tuned, part 3 is coming soon...

Mar 1, 2019

Welcome to part one of my three-part mini course, The Top Five Secrets to Becoming a Paid Speaker. This mini course is meant to help answer questions around how to go from speaking for free (or not at all) to building a speaking business. I’m trying to demystify the process and offer you the secrets I wished I learned when I was starting out. I’m also hoping to save you some time and frustration while also giving you a launch pad. If what you hear in this mini series gets you excited about continuing down this road, I have a larger, 6-module online course called Speaking School for Women which re-launches on March 6th here. Here’s what you’ll learn in today’s mini episode:

  • the chance to see how what you care about could become a marketable workshop or keynote
  • the two key questions you need to ask yourself to determine your speaking path
  • the secrets to saving time when building a speaking business from day 1
  • A few of my embarrassing stories of what I did when I got started…

If you'd rather watch this mini-course on video, you can get it here

Stay tuned, part 2 is coming soon...

Feb 20, 2019

Seth Godin needs no introduction, but for those of you who want details, Seth is the author of 18 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He’s also the founder of the altMBA and The Marketing Seminar, online workshops that have transformed the work of thousands of people. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything. You might be familiar with his books Linchpin, Tribes, The Dip and Purple Cow. His blog (which you can find by typing “seth” into Google) is one of the most popular in the world. In 2018, he was inducted into the Marketing Hall of Fame. His latest book, This Is Marketing, came out in November 2018. Also, I'm a huge fan. :) If you listened to episode 109, you heard why I love him. In episode 110, Mark Metry and I talk about interviewing him. And now, here he is! 

On today's episode, I make a big announcement and we talk about:

-how Seth decides what to write and speak about 

-how Seth deals with fear when it pops up and what it means

-what makes a speaker good and what makes a speaker remarkable

-Seth's process for putting a speech together and what he has learned about himself through writing and speaking

-parenting wisdom and how it compares to entrepreneurship

...and so much more!

Subscribe to Seth's blog here.

Watch my mini course, The Five Secrets to Becoming a Paid Speaker here.

Get my book, The Secret Life of Speaking Up Prequel: 30 Tiny Speaking Adventures, here. 

This episode was sponsored by Speaking School for Women. This online course is for women who want the steps and guidance to becoming a professional speaker and it’s relaunching March 6th. Get on our mailing list to get updates about bonuses and specials during the limited launch period. 

We are also sponsored by Told Video: Original, thoughtful storytelling for your brand. Here to help you with your next step in marketing: a meaningful video. Let your story out into the world - get it Told. Learn more at Toldvideo.com. Contact Told before March 1st for 15% off a video project.

 

Feb 6, 2019

This episode was originally supposed to focus on Mark's transition from shy and socially anxious to top 100 podcaster and speaker, but the episode took on a life of its own very early on in the conversation. I decided to name it "How to do Anything" because by the end of it, I was pretty sure I could apply Mark's wisdom and mindset to everything and be successful at it. We discuss:

- how he invented "Mark 2.0" and what he does when "Mark 1.0" shows up

- what he has learned about podcasting and how it has impacted his vision

- the most important areas of your life to pay attention to if you want a clear mind, energy, and ability to act out your goals

- the value of meditation, diet, journaling, and other tools for building confidence and self-awareneness

There are about 50 other great points Mark makes in this episode, so grab a pen! Here's a bit of information about Mark Metry: 

Mark Metry is the host of Humans 2.0, a Top 100 podcast where he interviews Billionaires, New York Times Bestselling Authors and Legendary World-Class human beings. He also speaks at events but once a upon a time he couldn't make direct eye contact with anyone and suffered from a socially anxious prison inside his mind. Mark is the founder of VU Dream, a digital marketing growth agency focusing on Virtual Reality & Mixed Reality. Get more information about Mark here. 

Today's episode is sponsored by:

Speaking School for Women, my online course designed to give you step by step advice to get your speaking business started. Stay tuned for details, the course launches March 7th. 

Told Video: Original, thoughtful storytelling for your brand. Here to help you with your next step in marketing: a meaningful video. Let your story out into the world - get it Told. Learn more at Toldvideo.com. Contact Told before March 1st for 15% off a video project.

Have an idea for a guest or topic you want me to cover? Email me! Angela@speakersisterhood.com

 

 

  

 

Jan 23, 2019

To everyone who submitted questions over the last several months, thank you! I used five of them in today's episode. If you have a question you want addressed on an upcoming Q&A episode of the podcast, email me at angela@speakersisterhood.com. Here are the questions and the time they appear on today's show:

1. Who are your heroes? (3:27)

2. What goes into a signature talk? (14:10)

3. How do you build credibility as a speaker? (30:55)

4. What was your most embarrassing moment on stage and what did you do? (34:05)

5. How do you practice and prepare for a lengthier speech (longer than 5 or 10 minutes)? (38:36)

Today's episode is sponsored by Speaking School for Women. This course I’ve been teaching since 2016 is coming back as a self-guided online offering in March! If you’re thinking about doing more speaking in 2019 and want to save yourself a lot of time when it comes to learning how to book and deliver talks that make an impact and a paycheck, Speaking School will teach you how. I’ll be making more announcements as we get closer, but for now, mark your calendar!


This episode is also sponsored by Told Video: Original, thoughtful storytelling for your brand. Here to help you with your next step in marketing: a meaningful video. Let your story out into the world - get it Told. Learn more at Toldvideo.com. Contact Told before March 1st for 15% off a video project.

 

 

Jan 9, 2019

Did you know body language is 55% of what your audience is judging when they're deciding if they like and trust you? When it comes to the way you present yourself, you want to make sure you're paying attention to it -because it matters. This means noticing your breathing, energy, presence, and stance. On today's episode, I give you four simple tools you can use to feel more powerful, improve your overall presence, appear more relaxed, and breathe without feeling like you're going to pass out or hyperventilate.

Many of these tips you've heard before if you've been listening to the podcast for a while. Today's episode is a summary of some of the tips mashed into one episode. If you want to go back and listen to the full episodes, here they are:

Tip one: Do a Power Pose - Episode 56

Tip two: Breathing Exercise - Episode 92

Tip three: Prep Your Face - Episode 63

Tip four: Take a Power Stance - Episode 45

Today's episode is sponsored by Told Video: Original, thoughtful storytelling for your brand. Here to help you with your next step in marketing: a meaningful video. Let your story out into the world - get it Told. Learn more at Toldvideo.com. Contact Told before March 1 for 15% off a video project.

 

Dec 26, 2018

The end of the year is a great time to reflect on goals, lessons, and big moments. On today's episode, I'm doing just that as I share my biggest lessons of the year. Some of them I cringed to write because I remember noting them as past lessons, but I've discovered that living the same lessons over and over again actually does continue to have benefits.

The five lessons I note are:

1. Know your limits.

2. Your ability to get comfy with discomfort will determine how successful you are.

3. Saying no is what makes me stronger all around. 

4. Free time is very important when building something huge. 

5. What got me here won't get me there. 

Feel free to share your lessons! I'd love to read your list. Send it to me at angela@speakersisterhood.com.

The sponsor of today's episode is Told Video:Original, thoughtful storytelling for your brand. Here to help you with your next step in marketing: a meaningful video. Let your story out into the world - get it Told. Learn more at Toldvideo.com.

Dec 12, 2018

On today's episode, I take you back into the world of the Speaker Sisterhood as you hear from three of our members who have invested the last year of their lives in public speaking training. Find out what surprised them, what changed over the year, and how this journey has impacted their lives. If you're thinking about improving your public speaking skills but are unsure if you want to put in the time and effort, this episode should give you enough information and inspiration to determine your next steps. My guests are Joli Hamilton, Rosamond Wulsin, and Cecile Lackie, all members of Amber Ladley's South Hadley, Massachusetts Speaker Sisterhood club. Although my guests work in different fields, they found similar benefits and changes as a result of doing this work - and I bet they are different than what you'd think.

Learn more about my guests below.

Joli Hamilton

Rosamond Wulsin

Cecile Lackie

To learn more about Speaker Sisterhood and check out a club near you, check out our club directory. Virtual clubs are available here if you don't have a club in your community. 

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