Claim the Stage: A Public Speaking Podcast for Women

Welcome! 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, author, and CEO + founder of the Speaker Sisterhood. Learn more:
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Jun 29, 2016
Ken Lizotte is Founder and Chief Imaginative Officer (CIO) of emerson consulting group inc., a Concord Massachusetts consulting firm that transforms its client experts into thought leading gurus. In episode 8, you'll learn Ken's "5 Pillars of Thought Leadership" and the steps to start taking today so you can build your brand to the ranks of a thought leader. You'll also learn how to make a seemingly 'old' topic appear fresh and new, Ken's go-to method to stay top of mind with his audience, an interesting way to find speaking gigs, and why publishing books and articles is one of the most important things you can do as a speaker.
Jun 22, 2016

In episode 7, I talk to Diane Goodman, founder and president of Goodman Speakers Bureau in Windsor, Connecticut since 1979. Diane works closely with meeting planners to secure professional speakers, entertainers, thought leaders, business leaders, authors, celebrities, and sports figures. In this podcast, Diane answers all of the most common questions she receives about speakers bureaus. You'll learn how to get into a speakers bureau, the role and benefit of a speakers bureau, what Diane looks for in working with a speaker, the importance of marketing material, what to do when you're starting out as a speaker, why talking about everything in your talks doesn't help you, which actions and mindsets hold speakers back, and much more! 

Jun 14, 2016

Leslie Karen Hammond is a speaker, author, and Confident Speaking Expert. Her new book, Keep It Real: Why We’re Afraid to Speak Up and What to do About it, is the subject of this week's podcast. I loved this book and Leslie had so many surprising answers when I asked her about specific tips and takeaways in the book. In this episode, she tell us what to say when someone asks you, "Who do you think you are?", how to figure out why you don't speak up and what to do about it, how to find a supportive network of people to help you find confidence in your voice and message, and learn why Leslie feels speaking is a "spiritual experience."

Jun 8, 2016

Katy Tynan is a bestselling author, internationally recognized expert on how work is evolving, and was voted one of the best motivational speakers in Boston. Katy is the author of Survive Your Promotion! The 90 Day Success Plan for New Managers, and her most recent book Free Agent: The Independent Professional's Roadmap to Self-Employment Success. She is currently Managing Director of CoreAxis Consulting, a leading talent strategy consulting firm based in Southborough, Massachusetts. Here's what we discussed in episode 5:

  • How Katy became one of the best motivational speakers in Boston
  • How to start building your credentials as a speaker
  • How to become the Michael Jordan of speaking
  • How to develop your message and how to find the right places to deliver that message
  • The best way to connect with your audience (hint: it's not about you!)
  • The right way to deliver your message so your audience gets the most from it
  • Why writing and publishing are a speaker's best friend
  • What to do when you've said yes to a speaking gig and then realize you're in over your head

Learn more about Katy and follow her work here.

Jun 2, 2016

Ji Eun (Jamie) Lee is a professional speaker and negotiation trainer who lives in New York City. She specializes in hands-on negotiation workshops for ambitious women. She says, "Negotiation is a conversation with the intention of reaching an agreement where everyone has the right to say no." She believes that when women own their negotiation prowess and win, everyone wins, too.

In episode 4, you'll learn why the statement "You should always ask for more" changed Jamie's life, find out why women don't always negotiate in business (and how Jamie is changing that), and hear why negotiation is actually about control and how to reframe it for yourself. Jamie also shares when you should walk away from a negotiation (and when to keep going), why you should approach negotiation without the need to hear 'yes', why being hard on yourself probably isn't the best place to start, how Jamie went from pop star to master negotiator, and much more!

Jun 2, 2016

Suzanne Bates is the CEO of Bates, a firm with a mission to help leaders shape the world. As a coach to some of the world’s top executives, Suzanne’s passion is helping leaders align, engage, and move people to drive results for their organizations and the world around them. Her latest book All the Leader You Can Be: The Science of Achieving Extraordinary Executive Presence was published by McGraw Hill in March of 2016.

In this episode, we talk about how to decide what you should do each day as a business owner (and what to leave out), why it's okay to start something new without a clear vision of the big picture, and a surprising way to create your own intellectual property (IP) using your intuition. We'll also share why "simple and powerful" is a beautiful combination, how to figure out your audience's agenda (and how this helps you dramatically improve), and why creating 'a-ha' moments for your audience may be easier than you think! A few bonus topics include why having a community accelerates your growth as a business owner and speaker, the #1 way to get booked for speaking gigs, why you should use crayons more, and much more! Enjoy!

Jun 2, 2016

Episode 2 features my interview with Amy Oestreicher. Amy is a professional speaker, PTSD peer-to-peer specialist, artist, author, writer for The Huffington Post, speaker for TEDx and RAINN, health advocate, survivor, award-winning actress, and playwright. Amy eagerly shares the lessons learned from trauma through her writing, mixed media art, performance and inspirational speaking. Find out Amy's story of recovery after discovering she would need to live without her stomach at the age of 18. We also discuss the subject of telling your story. What if you're not ready? How do you know your story is worth telling? You'll learn how your values help you determine what to talk about on stage and how you can inspire others through your values. You'll find out why you shouldn't roll your eyes at the thought of a "Gratitude List" and the unconventional way Amy books speaking gigs. You'll hear Amy's #1 piece of advice for new speakers, find out why you shouldn't have a five year plan, and so much more!

Jun 1, 2016

Here it is! My first podcast episode. I've been thinking about starting a podcast since 2009 and thought maybe it was time to roll one out, as imperfect as it may be. I decided to jump right in even though I don't have every single question answered yet and I'm still learning about the world of podcasting. I like to learn as I go and encourage people to stop waiting and start creating. This podcast is an excellent example of that. In this podcast series, you'll learn from industry experts, pro speakers, authors, interesting people, and others I have yet to identify to help you, a creative + entrepreneurial woman, become an inspiring speaker who gets paid. Without further ado, let me introduce you to my work in progress.