Podcast Ep. 56: Moving the Inner Critic to Speak from the Heart

pam-erb-melville-pem-communications-claimthestage-podcastWhat is the inner critic and do we need it?

The Inner Critic: friend or foe? What is it there for and how do we work with it to stay sane and enjoy our public speaking experience? In today’s episode, I interview Pam Erb-Melville, the President of PEM Communications, a highly sought-after international speaker, Executive Coach, and Master Instructor in business communication skills. Pam has a lot of experience working with the Inner Critic to not only help her clients and audiences, but also herself! She shares how her work has changed over the years and what she has learned about the Inner Critic so she can connect and communicate from her heart.

You’ll learn:

  • how women are different than men in the way we “protect” ourselves when in reaction to our Inner Critic
  • how to prepare for a high stakes speaking situation when the Inner Critic is present
  • the short-term and long-term effects of this kind of negative self talk
  • how to attain and maintain a strong presence
  • and much more.

You’ll love Pam’s story and her perspective – it’s wise, clear, and easy to follow, if you are ready. To learn more about Pam, check her out at http://www.pemcommunications.com.

If you’re working on my Tiny Summer Challenge and expressing your boundaries, email me your stories! I’d love to read them and/or share them! Find me at angela@speakersisterhood.com. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, go back and listen to the Bonus Episode between episodes 54 and 55. 🙂


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Angela Lussier is the founder of the Speaker Sisterhood and also an award-winning speaker, three-time author, and two-time TEDx presenter. She is the host of Claim the Stage, a public speaking podcast for courageous women. Her motto: Stop waiting. Start creating.