Jennifer Brown is an LGBTQ bestselling author and CEO of a multimillion dollar inclusion and 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
Learn more about Jennifer:
Get her book: How to be an Inclusive Leader
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Listen to episode 131 with Jennifer Brown here:
Angela Lussier is the founder of the Speaker Sisterhood and also an award-winning speaker, six-time author, and two-time TEDx presenter. She is the host of Claim the Stage, a public speaking podcast for women. Her motto: Stop waiting. Start creating.