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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: www.speakersisterhood.com
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Nov 28, 2018

Have you ever found yourself crying on stage and wished you could make it all stop? Do you avoid difficult topics in your presentations in fear of getting emotional and looking unprofessional? If you've ever found yourself feeling uncomfortable about your vulnerability coming through, today's episode will change your mind about its value. I interview Johanna Walker, the fear-blasting, storytelling maven for coaches, consultants, leaders, and change-makers. She’s also the founder of Women Who Speak, a transformational speaker coaching program for female leaders.

We discuss:

  • why navigating difficult emotions on stage is so tough
  • how to use these emotions to connect with (instead of hide from) audience members
  • what you should do if you begin to cry in the middle of your presentation
  • a couple other strategies to be vulnerable, besides telling traumatic childhood stories
  • what you should do if you have a difficult time expressing the emotion in a story that should be told in an emotional way
  • how to tell stories that 'take you to your edge.' 
  • mistakes people make when trying to add emotion 
  • one action step you can take as soon as you finish listening to this episode

 

Learn more about Johanna Walker and her coaching services here.  

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Nov 14, 2018

You always hear having confidence in yourself will propel you to take risks and accomplish your goals. But what if you could get yourself to take action without confidence? On today's episode, I interview Janet Whalen, a CoActive career transition, courage and confidence coach at BeAmbitiousForHer.com – a coaching practice for mid-career women.

 

We discuss:

  • why women should focus on courage, not confidence
  • steps women should take if they’re not feeling courageous
  • where confidence comes from
  • mistakes women make when it comes to doing things that scare them
  • results you can expect to see when you try things you think you can’t do
  • what confidence feels like

Janet also hosts She Breaks the Mold – the podcast for women who are ambitious for themselves and each other at work. I was a recent guest on that show and we talked about the importance of finding your voice. Listen here.

Learn more about Janet and her coaching practice at BeAmbitiousForHer.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. Learn more at Toldvideo.com.

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