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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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Feb 5, 2020

Selling. It's one of those necessary elements of making your business grow, but how do you do it in a way that feels satisfying and not slimy? On today's episode, I interview Nikki Rausch, a sales coach, author, speaker and founder of Sales Maven. After 25 years of experience selling to such prestigious organizations as The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Hewlett-Packard, and NASA, Nikki decided to start her own business so she could help entrepreneurs sell in a way that builds relationships, creates true connection, and results in more closed deals and long-term clients. Now, Nikki transforms the misunderstood process of “selling” into techniques, tools, and tips that can be successfully incorporated into a process replicable by anyone whose livelihood relies on selling a product, a service, or themselves. 

On today's episode we discuss:

  • How Nikki became a sales expert
  • Why the sales process is so misunderstood
  • The "Selling Staircase" and how to use it
  • Nikki's favorite sales techniques when speaking on a stage or using speaking to sell your business
  • The biggest mistakes she sees speakers and business owners make when it comes to selling
  • What Nikki would say to someone who is hesitant to make a pitch because they're afraid of hearing a "no"

Nikki has offered all Claim the Stage listeners a copy of her ebook, Closing the Sale, which helps uncover why you might be fumbling sales calls and what to do instead, how to establish yourself as the expert and language to use when asking for the sale. Get it here: www.yoursalesmaven.com/cts

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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.

Jan 22, 2020

If you're someone with a big message to share, you may find yourself wondering if your message is too much -- too controversial, too "out there" or too bold for your audience. What if you upset someone? What if you're misunderstood? If you're going against the norm or presenting a topic that will get a big response, you may have concerns and want to tone it down. Today's guest recommends you don't and she'll tell you why. Rachel Braun Scherl, a self-proclaimed "Vagipreneur" is a champion for the business of women’s health and a pioneer in the space, where she has passionately focused on driving the conversation about solutions and options for women’s sexual and reproductive health. She's the author of the best-seller, Orgasmic Leadership: Profiting from the Coming Surge in Women’s Sexual Health and Wellness.

On today's episode we cover:

  • How Rachel got into this type of work
  • How she picked the title for her book and the backlash of that decision
  • What a "Vagipreneur" is and why she calls herself that
  • Tips to be bold and find your bold message 
  • How to be an orgasmic leader 

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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.

Jan 8, 2020

Jennifer Brown is an LGBTQ bestselling author and CEO of a multimillion dollar inclusion + diversity consultancy who has spoken at places like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the NBA and Google. She also just released her second book How to Be an Inclusive Leader: Your Role in Creating Cultures of Belonging Where Everyone Can Thrive. On today's episode, we discuss: 

  • How public speaking became Jennifer's #1 strategy to bring in corporate clients like Walmart and Starbucks
  • How Jennifer pitched herself for big speaking gigs
  • What she included in her talks to help potential clients see she would be a good match for them
  • What kind of techniques she uses to engage a room of people who would rather not be in a diversity & inclusion training
  • Advice she has for others who have to give presentations on a topic that the audience may not be engaged in

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