Podcast Ep. 130 Protecting Your Content with Jamie Lieberman

Putting your ideas and advice into the world can be a scary move. How do you protect yourself and your content so you don't have to worry about your work being stolen or used by others? On today's show, I interview Jamie Lieberman, an attorney, podcaster and entrepreneur dedicated to making legal accessible and sharing … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 130 Protecting Your Content with Jamie Lieberman

Podcast Ep. 129 Secrets of the Sisterhood Part 4 with Kathryn Pettrucelli and Carolyn Johnson

Today’s episode is the final installment of our four-part series that showcases Speaker Sisterhood members and their speeches that will appear in our new book coming out November 29th, “Secrets of the Sisterhood.” This is a compilation-style book that features 45 speeches about love, truth, and power. This episode features speeches and interviews with Kathryn … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 129 Secrets of the Sisterhood Part 4 with Kathryn Pettrucelli and Carolyn Johnson

Podcast Ep. 128 Secrets of the Sisterhood Part 3 with Shauna Gullbrand and Kim Meninger

Today’s episode is part three of a four-part series that showcases Speaker Sisterhood members and their speeches that will appear in our new book coming out November 29th, “Secrets of the Sisterhood.” This is a compilation-style book that features 45 speeches about love, truth, and power. This episode features Shauna Gullbrand, club leader of our … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 128 Secrets of the Sisterhood Part 3 with Shauna Gullbrand and Kim Meninger

Podcast Ep. 127 Secrets of the Sisterhood Part 2 with Sandra Costello and Stacy Every

Today’s episode is part two of a four-part series that showcases Speaker Sisterhood members and their speeches that will appear in our new book coming out November 29th, “Secrets of the Sisterhood.” This is a compilation-style book that features 45 speeches about love, truth, and power. On today’s episode, I interview Sandra Costello and Stacy … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 127 Secrets of the Sisterhood Part 2 with Sandra Costello and Stacy Every

The Hidden Benefits of Public Speaking Training & Speaker Sisterhood Membership

Curious about what it’s like to try out public speaking training and be a member of Speaker Sisterhood? In this diary-format post, member Jill Wolk reflects on her experience — and shares tidbits of her transformation — following the Speaker Sisterhood beginner curriculum, “The Secret Life of Speaking Up.” Many people think Speaker Sisterhood is … Continue reading The Hidden Benefits of Public Speaking Training & Speaker Sisterhood Membership

Podcast Ep. 126 Secrets of the Sisterhood Part 1 with Lauren Simonds

Wow! It's so good to be back. Today's episode is part one of a four-part series that will showcase Speaker Sisterhood members and the speeches that will appear in our new book coming out November 29th, "Secrets of the Sisterhood." This is a compilation-style book that features 45 speeches about love, truth, and power. On … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 126 Secrets of the Sisterhood Part 1 with Lauren Simonds

Podcast Ep. 125 Jess Pettitt: Guest Mentor Summer Series Part 5

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 … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 125 Jess Pettitt: Guest Mentor Summer Series Part 5

Podcast Ep. 124 Lisa Braithwaite: Guest Mentor Summer Series Part 4

"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 … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 124 Lisa Braithwaite: Guest Mentor Summer Series Part 4

Podcast Ep. 123 Susan Lindner: Guest Mentor Summer Series Part 3

Susan is the only person I've met who, like me, gave 500+ free talks before realizing this could be a potential revenue stream and career path. We're soul sister speakers with a lot of good karma. 🙂 On today's installment of the Guest Mentor Summer Series, I interview Susan Lindner. Susan is a Cultural Anthropologist, … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 123 Susan Lindner: Guest Mentor Summer Series Part 3

Podcast Ep. 122 Amber Hurdle: Guest Mentor Summer Series Part 2

Do you consider yourself to be a bombshell? In episode two of the Guest Mentors Summer Series, Amber Hurdle will redefine what a "bombshell" is and why you want to be one.  Amber Hurdle, author and speaker, creates content-rich experiences to sharpen personal, employer and business brands. A former teen mom turned powerhouse business woman, … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 122 Amber Hurdle: Guest Mentor Summer Series Part 2

Podcast Ep. 121 Lois Creamer: Guest Mentor Summer Series Part 1

Lois Creamer says the goal of a professional speaker is to be memorable, create takeaways that are doable, and to be creative in the approach. So...how do you do this? In part one of the Guest Mentor Summer Series, we explore all this and more! Lois Creamer is a recognized industry expert working with speakers … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 121 Lois Creamer: Guest Mentor Summer Series Part 1

Podcast Ep. 120 Three Years of Podcasting …and I Have Nothing to Say

Today's episode is a big departure from the typical format of this show. I decided to hit record and just start talking. You'll find out why as I get into it. I talk about what's been going on the last six months, how to deal with change, what it means when things are hard, a … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 120 Three Years of Podcasting …and I Have Nothing to Say

Podcast Ep. 119 I’m Scared and Doing It Anyway with Lauree Ostrofsky

I'm sure you can think of a time when fear stopped you. Maybe it was when you were thinking about asking for a raise, finding out if that attractive person liked you, writing that book, or taking that vacation to a far away land. Do you ever wish you could go back and do things … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 119 I’m Scared and Doing It Anyway with Lauree Ostrofsky

Podcast Ep. 118 Managing Stress and Self-Care Leading Up to a Speech with Crystal Farley

Anxiety be gone! Have you ever signed up to give a presentation, and in the days or weeks leading up to it, regretted ever putting yourself in that situation? If so, you're not alone! Many speakers experience intense feelings of anxiety, fear, worry, and stress for varying amounts of time before they take the stage. … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 118 Managing Stress and Self-Care Leading Up to a Speech with Crystal Farley

Podcast Ep. 117: Turn Your Speaking Topic Into a Scalable Business with Jill Salzman

On today's episode, I interview Jill Salzman, founder of The Founding Moms, where she helps mom entrepreneurs build better businesses. She's a two-time author, co-host of Inc. Magazine’s top-rated entertaining business podcast, Breaking Down Your Business, TED speaker, and serial entrepreneur. We discuss how to take a topic you speak and write about and turn it … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 117: Turn Your Speaking Topic Into a Scalable Business with Jill Salzman

Podcast Ep. 116: How to Turn Your Life Experiences Into a Speaking Business with Josh Shipp

How do you turn your life experiences into a speech and then a passion-fueled business? In today’s episode, I interview Josh Shipp, an author, speaker, and global youth empowerment expert renowned for the documentary TV series on A&E. He has written two national bestsellers to date, “The Grown-Up’s Guide to Teenage Humans” and “The Teen’s … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 116: How to Turn Your Life Experiences Into a Speaking Business with Josh Shipp

Podcast Ep. 115: How Public Speaking Can Expand Your Time with John K Coyle

Today's episode is mind bending and eye opening. I hope you've had your coffee! My guest is John K. Coyle, #TheTimeGuy. John is a world leading expert in innovation and Design Thinking, and best-selling author of Design For Strengths: Applying Design Thinking to Individual and Team Strengths (2018) and The Art of Really Living Manifesto … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 115: How Public Speaking Can Expand Your Time with John K Coyle

Podcast Ep. 112-114: The Top Five Secrets to Becoming a Paid Speaker Mini Course

In these three short episodes, you'll learn the secrets to becoming a paid speaker. These episodes are taken from Angela Lussier's video series that feature: Video #1: This video will give you: the chance to see how what you care about could become a marketable workshop or keynote the two key questions you need to … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 112-114: The Top Five Secrets to Becoming a Paid Speaker Mini Course

Podcast Ep. 111: Seth Godin on Public Speaking, Fear, and Business

Seth Godin needs no introduction, but for those of you who want details, Seth is the author of 18 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He’s also the founder of the altMBA and The Marketing Seminar, online workshops that have transformed the work of thousands … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 111: Seth Godin on Public Speaking, Fear, and Business

Podcast Ep. 109: Q&A Episode

To everyone who submitted questions over the last several months, thank you! I used five of them in today's episode. If you have a question you want addressed on an upcoming Q&A episode of the podcast, email me at angela@speakersisterhood.com. Here are the questions and the time they appear on today's show: 1. Who are … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 109: Q&A Episode

Podcast Ep. 108: Four Ways to Look and Feel Powerful, Confident and Relaxed While Speaking

It's not just what you say, it's how you say it. Did you know body language is 55% of what your audience is judging when they're deciding if they like and trust you? When it comes to the way you present yourself, you want to make sure you're paying attention to it -because it matters. … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 108: Four Ways to Look and Feel Powerful, Confident and Relaxed While Speaking

Podcast Ep. 107: My Top Five Lessons of 2018

Some I love, some I cringe to share. The end of the year is a great time to reflect on goals, lessons, and big moments. On today's episode, I'm doing just that as I share my biggest lessons of the year. Some of them I cringed to write because I remember noting them as past … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 107: My Top Five Lessons of 2018

Podcast Ep. 106: What Does One Year of Speaking Training Get You?

  The benefits and changes may surprise you!  On today's episode, I take you back into the world of the Speaker Sisterhood as you hear from three of our members who have invested the last year of their lives in public speaking training. Find out what surprised them, what changed over the year, and how … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 106: What Does One Year of Speaking Training Get You?

Podcast Ep. 105: Navigating Difficult Emotions on Stage with Johanna Walker

When you're getting all the feels and you wish they would just go away. 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 … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 105: Navigating Difficult Emotions on Stage with Johanna Walker

Podcast Ep. 104: Courage Vs Confidence with Janet Whalen

This episode will surprise you! 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 … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 104: Courage Vs Confidence with Janet Whalen

Podcast Ep. 103: Why Don’t You Have a Video Yet? with Rebecca Rideout

We've talked about the value of Facebook Live and YouTube to market yourself and build your platform, but what about having your own video that tells your story to event planners, clients, and audiences? On today's episode, we discuss how to use a promotional video to capture what makes you unique and share it with … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 103: Why Don’t You Have a Video Yet? with Rebecca Rideout

Podcast Ep. 102: Why Perspective Matters with Stephanie Feger

There are a lot of different types of stories. Which one are you telling? Stephanie Feger is a passionate communicator who believes that a shift in perspective can help people live truly fulfilling lives. Her blog, Color Today Pretty, has inspired many to shift their mindsets and has spawned her new book Color Today Pretty: An Inspirational … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 102: Why Perspective Matters with Stephanie Feger

Podcast Ep. 101: Top Five Questions I Get About Professional Speaking

Time to register for Speaking School! Speaking School for Women is back and it starts this Monday, October 1st. I've been getting lots of questions from women who are interested in taking the course and I thought I'd address them here, in case you're asking yourself the same things. Speaking School is a live, 6-week … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 101: Top Five Questions I Get About Professional Speaking

Ready to get paid to speak? Speaking School for Women is back by popular demand!

Ever notice you’re having the same conversation over and over again? Maybe everyone in your life is telling you to quit that job that makes you miserable, take that trip to Italy you’ve been talking about for five years or run that marathon you keep talking yourself out of trying. You know the conversation. The … Continue reading Ready to get paid to speak? Speaking School for Women is back by popular demand!

Podcast Ep. 99: Summer Break + Making Diversity a Competitive Advantage with Amy Waninger

When you hear the word "diversity," what do you think of? Race? Religion? Age? Gender? On today's episode, we're framing diversity as those special ingredients that make you who you are. It's those ingredients that also help you to connect with others in various environments and groups and make you a dynamic speaker. My guest today is … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 99: Summer Break + Making Diversity a Competitive Advantage with Amy Waninger

Podcast Ep. 98: Be Normal, Not Common with Travis Thomas

You've heard "normal is boring." On today's episode, find out why that's not actually the case! A must-hear for all public speakers of any level. Speakers often mistake their “norm” as a commonality that they share with many other speakers. In reality, your “norm” is actually your unique DNA. Every speaker has their own unique … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 98: Be Normal, Not Common with Travis Thomas

Podcast Ep. 97: The Value of Male Allies with Julie Kratz

Thinking differently about where you go for support can expand your mind and your outcomes. When you're looking for support in accomplishing your goals, where do you turn? Do you value diversity of thought and experience unlike your own when seeking advice and direction? To offer her insight on this topic, I interview Julie Kratz, a … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 97: The Value of Male Allies with Julie Kratz

Podcast Ep. 96: Using Internet Marketing (Website/Blogs, Social Media & Email Marketing) for Best Exposure as a Speaker with Kristen Wilson Day

SEO, blogging, websites, and more! You've likely heard of SEO (search engine optimization), blogging, and websites, but have you ever used these tools yourself? If you are interested in being a paid public speaker, a big part of booking your next gig comes from event organizers finding you! If you don't have a website yet, … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 96: Using Internet Marketing (Website/Blogs, Social Media & Email Marketing) for Best Exposure as a Speaker with Kristen Wilson Day

Podcast Ep. 95: Using the Power of Your Voice with Lauren Roselle

Your voice can save your life. How comfortable are you with being assertive? Did you know that it can save your life? On today's episode, I interview Lauren Roselle, one of the world’s experts on the topics of interpersonal communication, assertiveness, harassment prevention, and self-defense. She is also the founder and President of Esteem, a communication … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 95: Using the Power of Your Voice with Lauren Roselle

Podcast Ep. 94: Tales from the Road: #SpeakUpTour2018 Part 6

Looking back at my five-week speaking tour. In the final episode of the Tales from the Road mini-series, Lenore Braun, club director of the Speaker Sisterhood, and Amber Ladley, creative director of the Speaker Sisterhood, interview me about my reflections, lessons, embarrassing moments, and advice for other speakers interested in planning a tour. Thirteen days … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 94: Tales from the Road: #SpeakUpTour2018 Part 6

Podcast Ep. 93: Using the Power of Persuasion for Good with Dr. Michelle Mazur

Afraid of sounding like a sales person? Follow Michelle's advice! Being a persuasive speaker is a work of art. It requires thinking through some key elements of your message, knowing your call to action, and keeping things simple. On today's episode, you'll hear from Dr. Michelle Mazur, a speaking strategist and founder of Communication Rebel … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 93: Using the Power of Persuasion for Good with Dr. Michelle Mazur

Podcast Ep. 92: Tales from the Road: #SpeakUpTour2018 Part 5

I'm public speaking on a public speaking podcast. So meta. As I was thinking about this week's episode, it occurred to me that there was one major piece missing from the series so far: the speech I've been giving on the tour! Monday night, I setup my podcast mic in the event space and recorded … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 92: Tales from the Road: #SpeakUpTour2018 Part 5

Podcast Ep. 91: Tales from the Road: #SpeakUpTour2018 Part 4

A conversation with public speakers. On today's episode of Claim the Stage, you'll hear an impromptu conversation between some serious public speakers! We put together a little roundtable to share stories, tips, and what still surprises us. Featured on the episode: Bobbie Carlton, founder of Innovation Women Kit Pang, founder of BostonSpeaks Brenda Loan Baker, … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 91: Tales from the Road: #SpeakUpTour2018 Part 4

Podcast Ep. 90: Tales from the Road: #SpeakUpTour2018 Part 3

Hearing from women on the road! One of my favorite parts of the #SpeakUpTour2018 so far has been the private dinners we're doing at women's homes. In today's episode, you'll get to hear some of the two-minute speeches given at those dinners. To give you some context, at the dinners, I talk about the importance … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 90: Tales from the Road: #SpeakUpTour2018 Part 3

Podcast Ep. 89: Tales from the Road: #SpeakUpTour2018 Part 2

Week 1 brought time for reflection. Howdy! It's day 11 of the #SpeakUpTour2018 and I'm sharing what I've learned so far on the road. I feel like a band on tour now that I'm constantly traveling in the van and living out of a suitcase. It's been fun and my schedule has allowed me some … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 89: Tales from the Road: #SpeakUpTour2018 Part 2

Podcast Ep. 87: Inside the Speaker Sisterhood, Part 5

A behind the scenes look at powerful women discovering their voice.  The Speaker Sisterhood is a network of speaking clubs for women who want to discover, awaken, and create their voice through the art of public speaking. It's also the company I founded in late 2016! It's a training ground for almost 200 women who … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 87: Inside the Speaker Sisterhood, Part 5

Podcast Ep. 86: Inside the Speaker Sisterhood, Part 4

A behind the scenes look at powerful women discovering their voice.  The Speaker Sisterhood is a network of speaking clubs for women who want to discover, awaken, and create their voice through the art of public speaking. It's also the company I founded in late 2016! It's a training ground for almost 200 women who … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 86: Inside the Speaker Sisterhood, Part 4

Podcast Ep. 85: Inside the Speaker Sisterhood, Part 3

A behind the scenes look at powerful women discovering their voice.  The Speaker Sisterhood is a network of speaking clubs for women who want to discover, awaken, and create their voice through the art of public speaking. It's also the company I founded in late 2016! It's a training ground for almost 200 women who … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 85: Inside the Speaker Sisterhood, Part 3

It’s here! Get your copy of my new book: The Secret Life of Speaking Up Prequel: 30 Tiny Speaking Adventures

Friends, Today is a special day. Not only is it my birthday (I love my birthday!), but it’s also book launch day! My new book, “The Secret Life of Speaking Up Prequel: 30 Tiny Speaking Adventures” is now available for purchase. You can get your own copy for just $10 right here. Want more info? In this tiny pocket … Continue reading It’s here! Get your copy of my new book: The Secret Life of Speaking Up Prequel: 30 Tiny Speaking Adventures

Podcast Ep. 84: Inside the Speaker Sisterhood, Part 2

A behind the scenes look at powerful women discovering their voice.  The Speaker Sisterhood is a network of speaking clubs for women who want to discover, awaken, and create their voice through the art of public speaking. It's also the company I founded in late 2016! It's a training ground for almost 200 women who … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 84: Inside the Speaker Sisterhood, Part 2

Podcast Ep. 83: Inside the Speaker Sisterhood, Part 1

A behind the scenes look at powerful women discovering their voice.  The Speaker Sisterhood is a network of speaking clubs for women who want to discover, awaken, and create their voice through the art of public speaking. It's also the company I founded in late 2016! It's a training ground for almost 200 women who … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 83: Inside the Speaker Sisterhood, Part 1

Podcast Ep: 82 Seven Steps to Be Known As A Public Speaker with Ed Evarts

How visible are you? A big part of becoming a well-known speaker is getting yourself in front of people and being seen. However, being visible can be scary! Where do you go? What do you say? How do you do it well? In today's episode, I interview Ed Evarts, an author, speaker, and leadership coach and … Continue reading Podcast Ep: 82 Seven Steps to Be Known As A Public Speaker with Ed Evarts

Podcast Ep. 81: Own Your Brain to Claim the Stage: Neuro-Confidence Speaking Strategies & Secrets with Alyssa Dver

Understand the brain science to gain more confidence! Do you struggle with feeling confident when presenting yourself in front of others? Join the club! Feeling discomfort when speaking in public is a normal reaction. So how do you curb that natural response? On today's episode, you'll hear from Alyssa Dver, chief confidence officer and co-founder of … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 81: Own Your Brain to Claim the Stage: Neuro-Confidence Speaking Strategies & Secrets with Alyssa Dver

Podcast Ep. 80: Finding the Heart of Your Message with Suzannah Baum

Is your content all over the place? Relax. We got you. If you're an expert on a subject or feel like you have something to prove, you may feel the need to share everything you know in one presentation. While that may make you feel like you've covered all your bases, it will likely leave … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 80: Finding the Heart of Your Message with Suzannah Baum

Podcast Ep. 79: How to Make a Point That Sticks with Joel Schwartzberg

You can craft a talk, but can you make a point? In today's episode, I interview Joel Schwartzberg, a professional communications trainer and author of the just-released “Get to the Point! Sharpen Your Message and Make Your Words Matter." We cover the problems speakers run into when they're building their message, early warning signs that your talk … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 79: How to Make a Point That Sticks with Joel Schwartzberg

Podcast Ep. 78: Q&A Extravaganza!

Listeners submitted questions and I answered them! I love hearing from you! I grabbed some of the questions you've been asking over the last few months and answered them in today's episode. Have you ever wondered about the following?  How do you go from speaking for free to getting paid? What’s the best way to … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 78: Q&A Extravaganza!

Podcast Ep. 77: 4 Ways to Get Out of Your Own Way and Put Yourself Out There with Jodi Flynn

I'm often asked how I put myself out there and make myself so visible in the world. The question usually sounds like this: "How do you just go out and do it?" The short answer is, it requires a lot of focus and discipline. I actually don't just "go out and do it." On today's … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 77: 4 Ways to Get Out of Your Own Way and Put Yourself Out There with Jodi Flynn

Podcast Ep. 76: 3 Reflections, 4 Resolutions, 1 Revolution

Inspiration and advice for 2018! I'll be the first to say 2017 was full of mistakes, successes, and lessons. In today's solo episode, I share three reflections, four resolutions for 2018, and one revolution! I hand selected these topics for your benefit and to invite you to play a bigger game this year. I share … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 76: 3 Reflections, 4 Resolutions, 1 Revolution

Podcast Ep. 75: From Full-Time Job to Public Speaker with Shannon O’Brien

Think you're not an expert? Think again! Transitioning from full-time employment to a less traditional role like entrepreneurship, consulting, or public speaking can be a time of uncertainty and insecurity. If you’re wondering how your experience and skills translate outside of a corporate environment, look no further! On today’s episode, I interview Shannon O'Brien, founder … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 75: From Full-Time Job to Public Speaker with Shannon O’Brien

Podcast Ep. 74: Look Your Best On Stage with Elizabeth Jones

Unsure of what to wear? Look no further! Makeup, hair, accessories, clothes, and shoes. How do you decide what to wear when delivering a speech on stage? Every decision you make reflects your style, brand, and credibility. As your audience is deciding if you’re someone they should trust, part of what they are evaluating is … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 74: Look Your Best On Stage with Elizabeth Jones

Podcast Ep. 73: Craft A Stage-Ready TED Talk with Julia Mines

Want to make it to the TED stage? Tips to make it happen. We've all seen a TED talk we really love. Maybe it changed your life in some way, made you laugh, made you cry, or made you think differently about your own future. As a speaker, it has probably crossed your mind that … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 73: Craft A Stage-Ready TED Talk with Julia Mines

Podcast Ep. 72: Coming Out of Your Shell with Alexandra Franzen

Feel like hiding in the shadows? It's time to come out! If you've been worried about how you might sound, what it might look like to say the wrong thing, or what might happen if you speak up, you will love this episode. My guest is Alexandra Franzen, a writer based in Portland, Oregon. Her next … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 72: Coming Out of Your Shell with Alexandra Franzen

Podcast Ep. 71: Four Powerful Steps to go from Surviving to Thriving on Stage with Mia Hewett

Stop wondering if you are "good enough." Is your biggest source of pain knowing you are meant for greatness but you don’t know how to achieve it? Do you worry if you will ever reach your goals, or secretly wonder if you are even good enough? My guest today is Mia Hewett. Mia is an international … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 71: Four Powerful Steps to go from Surviving to Thriving on Stage with Mia Hewett

Podcast Ep. 70: Dread Public Speaking Less + Add More Joy with Nancy Werteen and Kim Howie

It doesn't have to be hard. Nancy Werteen and Kim Howie know a thing or two about how to add joy to any experience, including public speaking. As co-founders of The Wisdom Coalition and co-authors of the book, The Power Of A Pivot: How changing your mindset can bring you more joy in every aspect … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 70: Dread Public Speaking Less + Add More Joy with Nancy Werteen and Kim Howie

Learning How to Create the Life You Want: an interview with Angela Lussier, hosted by Laura Townes

Watch as Laura Townes launches her new Facebook Live series: Learning How to Live. Her first guest is Angela Lussier, Founder + CEO of the Speaker Sisterhood and Host of Claim the Stage podcast. They talk about creating a business, finding out what you truly are meant to be doing, and how to appease Fear when it … Continue reading Learning How to Create the Life You Want: an interview with Angela Lussier, hosted by Laura Townes

Podcast Ep. 69: Titles That Rule + Awesome Summaries

Make your talk irresistible to your target audience! A big part of being a successful speaker is getting people to show up for your talk. But how do you create interest in your presentation if you're unknown in your field or new to speaking? It's easy - write a compelling title and intriguing summary to … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 69: Titles That Rule + Awesome Summaries

Podcast Ep. 68: How to Be Feisty, Fearless, and Focused with Pegine

Many speakers want to be seen as credible, memorable, moving, and entertaining. But what if you could bump it up a notch and be feisty, fearless, focused, and also have fun on stage? On today's episode, I interview Pegine, a feisty, fearless, focused female leader, entrepreneur, author, speaker and coach. Pegine tells the story of … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 68: How to Be Feisty, Fearless, and Focused with Pegine

Ready to join me on my Launch Party Road Trip 2017?

I’m loading up the Speaker Sisterhood Launch Party Bus to come see you in your community! We’re launching seven new Speaker Sisterhood clubs in the next three weeks and now is the perfect time to see for yourself what all the buzz is about! Find me at one of the following locations: Feedback is pouring … Continue reading Ready to join me on my Launch Party Road Trip 2017?

Podcast Ep. 67: How To Use Facebook Live to Build Your Brand with Brad Powell

Part of being a well-known speaker is building your brand. You can do this in various ways—networking, speaking(!), and building your following on social media, just to name a few. But how are you using your social media platforms to help your audience understand who you are, what you do, and how you can help … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 67: How To Use Facebook Live to Build Your Brand with Brad Powell

Podcast Ep. 66: How to Craft an Offer Your Audience Can’t Resist with Jan Maresh

You’ve created your “signature talk.” You’ve practiced it until you’re blue in the face, but every time you give it, you walk away empty handed—even though everyone said they loved you and your content. You’ve heard from all the marketing gurus that speaking to a group is the fastest, easiest, and cheapest way to get more … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 66: How to Craft an Offer Your Audience Can’t Resist with Jan Maresh

Podcast Ep. 65: The Power of Your Personal Story with Eva Tenuto of TMI Project

Think you have nothing to say about your life? Think again! "Who cares about my story? My life isn’t that interesting." If you've ever found yourself saying this to yourself, today's episode is for you. We're going deep into the power of storytelling, and not just any stories—your own personal stories. My guest today is Eva … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 65: The Power of Your Personal Story with Eva Tenuto of TMI Project

Podcast Ep. 64: The Power of Reframing

Making minor tweaks to your mindset can make a huge impact on your results. The way we think informs what we do (or don't do). What that tells us is that if we change the way we think about something, we can change our behavior and therefore change the outcome. In today's episode, I teach … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 64: The Power of Reframing

Podcast Ep. 63: Are You Paying Attention To Your Most Important Tool? with Elissa Weinzimmer

It's not what you think! As speakers, there's one tool we must nurture, understand, and use correctly if we want excellent results. What is it? Our voice! And I'm not talking about the words coming out of our mouth, I'm talking about our actual vocal cords and the sounds we're making with them. This tool … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 63: Are You Paying Attention To Your Most Important Tool? with Elissa Weinzimmer

Podcast Ep. 62: More Stories from Speaking School

Let's go behind the scenes! What happens behind the doors of the Speaking School for Women? Funny you should ask! On today's episode, you get an insider's peek into what it's like to take part in this course. I interview three women who graduated from the speaking school and you'll find out their major takeaways, … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 62: More Stories from Speaking School

Podcast Ep. 61: How to Use Small Steps to Accomplish Big Goals with Ashley Lucas

If you have gotten off track or tend to lose sight of your goal, listen up! Get overwhelmed easily by your own goals? If you're constantly setting goals and then getting off track, losing sleep over everything you haven't done yet, or completely forgetting why you set the goal in the first place, you'll love … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 61: How to Use Small Steps to Accomplish Big Goals with Ashley Lucas

Podcast Ep. 60: The Million Dollar Speaker with Breanne Dyck

Do you dream of a million dollar speaking business? Look no further. Trying your hardest to build a speaking business, but still scraping by with small fees and gigs for "exposure?" If you're ready to ramp up your speaking business in a big way, today's guest will show you how. I welcome Breanne Dyck, founder … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 60: The Million Dollar Speaker with Breanne Dyck

Podcast Ep. 59: When It’s Time To Tell A New Story with Hari Stephen Kumar

If you have a platform, use it! Controversial and upsetting events are happening around us all the time. What are you doing as a public speaker to address these events and open the conversation? Deciding not to talk about something because you don't know how or don't want to "go there" isn't helping your audience … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 59: When It’s Time To Tell A New Story with Hari Stephen Kumar

Podcast Ep. 58: Stop Trying to Smash Fear. An Essay.

I hope you're ready to take action. I had two frustrating conversations with two female friends last week that stuck with me. Feeling annoyed when I woke up Saturday morning, I decided to write this essay to get my feelings out on paper. Five pages later, I felt better, but also felt I needed to … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 58: Stop Trying to Smash Fear. An Essay.

Podcast Ep. 57: Q&A Episode: Back to Basics

Before you can be a great speaker, make sure you've worked on the fundamentals. Crafting a great story, persuading your audience to action, and bringing a crowd to tears are all signs of a great speaker. But in order to achieve these feats, the fundamentals of speaking must be mastered. In today's episode, you'll hear five … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 57: Q&A Episode: Back to Basics

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

What 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 … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 56: Moving the Inner Critic to Speak from the Heart

Podcast Ep. 55: Curiosity Over Perfection

What would you choose? I often hear speakers assign harsh and brutal judgments about their own behavior, thoughts, and feelings before, during, and after a speech. I’m guilty of doing it too— so I know a lot about it. Ever stood in front of an audience and said to yourself, “They look bored. They don’t … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 55: Curiosity Over Perfection

Podcast Ep 54: How to Own + Leverage Your Experience with Karen Catlin

Do you feel awkward when it comes to promoting yourself? What about when you have to put together a professional bio? What are you telling yourself about what to say and what not to say? If you are in a constant battle with sounding credible but not audacious, or experienced but not gloating, you will … Continue reading Podcast Ep 54: How to Own + Leverage Your Experience with Karen Catlin

Podcast Ep. 53: The Path of the Creative Soul with Colleen Hindsley

Is your creative soul dying in corporate America? Or, are you afraid of showing your creativity in your own business or on stage? If you answered yes to either of those questions, this episode is for you. On today's show, I interview Colleen Hindsley, a woman who spent more than 20 years as an advertising … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 53: The Path of the Creative Soul with Colleen Hindsley

Podcast Ep. 52: Easily Find Topics + Stories in Everyday Life with Karen Friedman

Compelling stories are all around us, but how do you find them? When you need to put together a speech or presentation that sells, negotiates, or persuades, telling stories will make a deep impact on your audience. In today's episode, you'll not only learn how to find topics and stories in your everyday life, but … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 52: Easily Find Topics + Stories in Everyday Life with Karen Friedman

Podcast Ep. 51: A Look Inside the Mysterious World of the Speaker Sisterhood Part 2

Ready for more? Three speeches coming right up! In last week's episode, we celebrated a year of podcasting by going behind the scenes of the Speaker Sisterhood, a network of public speaking clubs for women that I founded last year. Today we're going to continue that adventure by listening to speeches given by three members … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 51: A Look Inside the Mysterious World of the Speaker Sisterhood Part 2

Podcast Ep. 49.5: Speak Confidently, Articulately, and Without Filler Words with Audrey Mann Cronin

Do you use the words "like," "so," and "um" more often than you'd like? If so, this episode will teach you how to avoid using these words so you can speak with more confidence and impact. Whether you're preparing for an upcoming presentation, interview, or speech, you'll learn strategies to avoid the use of filler words … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 49.5: Speak Confidently, Articulately, and Without Filler Words with Audrey Mann Cronin

Podcast Ep. 49: Removing the Personality Mask with Alex Bynum

Alex Bynum teaches us how to remove the personality mask while on stage and in life. She asks us: Who are you when you're on stage? Who are you when meeting someone new? What about when you're alone? If you ever feel like you might be wearing a "personality mask" to get through certain situations, … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 49: Removing the Personality Mask with Alex Bynum

Podcast Ep. 47: Easily Build + Repurpose Content

As speakers, we are content creators. But are we doing it effectively? Writing a speech, putting together a social media or a blog post, assembling a book, creating a course, and recording a podcast all fall under the umbrella of content creation. If you're speaking, you're likely thinking about content constantly and wondering how to repurpose … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 47: Easily Build + Repurpose Content

The Secret Life of Speaking Up by Angela Lussier

“Angela, it’s your turn.” I hesitantly looked up from my notebook, carefully avoiding the gaze of my coworkers and strategically turning my head away from my boss — the most intimidating person of all. I spoke quickly, succinctly, and left no time for air to enter or leave my lungs. In one long sentence, I … Continue reading The Secret Life of Speaking Up by Angela Lussier

Podcast Ep. 46: Master Your Inner Game with Linda Ugelow

Public speaking isn't just about what you say, it's also about what you think. In today's episode, I interview Linda Ugelow, a public speaking and performing coach who helps entrepreneurs and professionals overcome their self-consciousness and nerves so they can be freely expressive in meetings, on video, or on stage. She has a Master's in Expressive … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 46: Master Your Inner Game with Linda Ugelow

Podcast Ep. 45: Captivate with Vanessa Van Edwards

Do you wish you could decode people? Do you want a formula for charisma? Do you want to know exactly what to say to your boss, your date, or your networking partner? You need to know how people work. My guest today is Vanessa Van Edwards, a human behavior investigator. She studies the hidden forces that drive … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 45: Captivate with Vanessa Van Edwards

Podcast Ep. 44: Adventures in Storytelling with Christopher Landry

Chris Landry has been telling stories professionally for 15+ years. When he worked as a fundraiser in non-profits, he found out that if he told a story about who the money was helping, it increased donor interest. He took his knack for storytelling and started Landry Communications, a firm that helps mission-driven organizations tell their stories … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 44: Adventures in Storytelling with Christopher Landry

Podcast Ep. 43: The Q&A Episode Again

Howdy, friends! I'm back this week with another installment of Q&A. This is my third episode like this (see episode 10 + 25 for the others) and I'm answering YOUR questions! Today I answer a question about how to deal with negative feedback and go deep into all types of feedback and what to do … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 43: The Q&A Episode Again

Podcast Ep. 42: The 2-for-1 Episode on Public Speaking and Improv with Angela Lussier and Pam Victor

In today’s episode, you’ll get to hear a unique approach to interviewing – the double interview! You’ll hear from Pam Victor, professional improviser and founder of Happier Valley Comedy School in western Massachusetts, as she interviews me for her podcast, Conversations with Funny Feminists, and I interview her for this podcast. It’s a 2-for-1 special … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 42: The 2-for-1 Episode on Public Speaking and Improv with Angela Lussier and Pam Victor

Podcast Ep. 41: Pro Marketing Tips for New Speakers with Kit Pang

Kit Pang says if he wrote a book, it would be called From Introvert to Extrovert. He generously shares his story of going from shy teenager to curious and determined entrepreneur in the field of public speaking. Just last year, he decided to refocus his career to help public speakers build their skills on stage … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 41: Pro Marketing Tips for New Speakers with Kit Pang

Podcast Ep. 40: What I’ve Learned About Podcasting

Podcasting is an amazing way for speakers to share their advice, but is it the best content marketing tool for you? Since starting my podcast in June of last year, I've learned a lot. I'm celebrating my 40th episode by sharing my podcasting journey, the five main areas you need to consider before starting your … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 40: What I’ve Learned About Podcasting