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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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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/

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