Speaker Sisterhood Announces Partnership with Girls, Inc of Holyoke

Speaker Sisterhood, a network of public speaking clubs for women, has partnered with Girls, Inc of Holyoke, an organization that aims to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, to create the first public speaking club of its kind for girls. This pilot program will gauge whether this type of training will help … Continue reading Speaker Sisterhood Announces Partnership with Girls, Inc of Holyoke

Speaker Sisterhood and WHMP on Connecting Point (WGBY)

Speaker Sisterhood on WHMP Encourages Female Empowerment Carrie Saldo, host and producer of WGBY’s ConnectionPoint, interviews our very own Angela Lussier. Tonight’s topic: the "Women's Truth" series that recently ran on WHMP radio. In a classic “but wait, there’s more” moment, several other women of Speaker Sisterhood will be on hand, too: WHMP News Director … Continue reading Speaker Sisterhood and WHMP on Connecting Point (WGBY)

Angela Lussier on the World of Speakers Podcast Ep. 37: Gaining confidence to get on stage and get paid

What happens when two expert speaker podcast hosts get together? A lot of laughter and a lot superb advice for speakers of all levels. In this podcast, Ryan Foland and Angela Lussier cover topics such as building confidence, finding your niche, and having fun with your audience. Listen to this podcast to find out: How … Continue reading Angela Lussier on the World of Speakers Podcast Ep. 37: Gaining confidence to get on stage and get paid

Right On Time: Starting Drums at 38 by Dana Wilde

This is Dana, in Easthampton. I'm the drummer in the band, Ex-Temper. I picked-up drums in 2013 when I was 38 years old. I'd started lessons early in the year and then went out and did a life-changing weekend at Ladies Rock Camp Boston that spring. But I'd been interested in drums since I was … Continue reading Right On Time: Starting Drums at 38 by Dana Wilde

Podcast Ep. 88: Tales from the Road: #SpeakUpTour2018 Part 1

We're going on a speaking tour and you're invited! If you haven't already heard, I'm hitting the road! I'm posting today's episode from Portland, Maine, the first stop on my speaking tour that we've titled #SpeakUpTour2018. I'm on a mission to empower women to speak up through a series of workshops, events, and book signings … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 88: Tales from the Road: #SpeakUpTour2018 Part 1

Understanding Gender by a Loving Mother

I’m Amber. I was born and raised in western Massachusetts and returned here shortly after graduating college to raise a family of my own. For 13 years I thought it was a boy mom. After all, I had two boys. Or, so I thought. When my daughter transitioned, I was scared. She’s my baby and … Continue reading Understanding Gender by a Loving Mother

Angela Lussier on Speaking Your Voice with Jodi Flynn (Women Taking the Lead Podcast)

Angela Lussier, founder and CEO of Speaker Sisterhood, recently shared her journey with Jodi Flynn on the Women Taking the Lead podcast. They talked about leading with personal stories, speaking up, getting your voice heard and letting fear and anxiety become part of the process. You can listen in on their conversation at https://womentakingthelead.com/angela-lussier/. .

Voicing Your Truth by Brenda Loan Baker

Maybe sometimes life is different from the pictures taken of it. Why did you choose this topic? Finding and using my voice again helped me rediscover myself and my confidence, and I want to share that with the world. Why do women in the community need to hear it? It’s important for women to hear, … Continue reading Voicing Your Truth by Brenda Loan Baker

Watermelon Bubbalicious by Becky Vesce

This speech tells the story of when I was four years old, grocery shopping with my mom. I wanted a pack of Watermelon Bubbalicious Bubblegum, but my mother said no. So, I swiped it from the store. I made it just outside the door when my mother noticed a lump underneath my pink turtleneck. She … Continue reading Watermelon Bubbalicious by Becky Vesce

Someone Is in Here by Beth Ann Jedziniak

Here’s the truth about why I finally joined the Speaker Sisterhood. I attended a meeting and loved it but soon after I left, doubts crept in. You know the ones. What do I really have to say that’s of any importance? And why would anyone want to listen to someone like me? So I decided … Continue reading Someone Is in Here by Beth Ann Jedziniak

How I Finally Got Unstuck by Lenore Braun

I couldn’t believe it. There I was sitting at my desk when this feeling overcame me. It was a feeling that landed somewhere between total frustration and sheer panic. How in the world, after everything I had done and everything I had tried, was I stuck? I was stuck in this typical 8-5 administrative job. … Continue reading How I Finally Got Unstuck by Lenore Braun

In the Attic of Dreams by Angela Lussier

Reminiscent of Microsoft’s start in a garage in the 80s, the Speaker Sisterhood is being built out of a small room in the attic of a Victorian home in Holyoke. Hear what that’s like from Speaker Sisterhood’s CEO and founder, Angela Lussier. Why did you choose this topic? I chose this topic because the only … Continue reading In the Attic of Dreams by Angela Lussier

Shout, Sister, Shout-The Speaker Sisterhood (WRSI)

Do you wonder what the Speaker Sisterhood is all about? Or if you already know, do you want to share the excitement with your friends? Either way, don’t miss this terrific interview. In a conversation with Angela Lussier, Speaker Sisterhood CEO and founder, and Denise Vozella, WHMP news director and Speaker Sisterhood club leader, WRSI - … Continue reading Shout, Sister, Shout-The Speaker Sisterhood (WRSI)

Women Share Their Truth Through The Speaker Sisterhood WHMP Radio Series

“When a woman tells her story, she gives other women permission to share theirs.” “When a woman tells her story, she gives other women permission to share theirs.” That's according to Angela Lussier, founder and CEO of the “Speaker Sisterhood”, a network of speaking clubs for women, founded in 2016 in Holyoke, MA.  The Speaker … Continue reading Women Share Their Truth Through The Speaker Sisterhood WHMP Radio Series

Truth. It’s Complicated by Lauren Simonds

This is the transcript of a speech on truth given by Lauren Simonds, a member of the Speaker Sisterhood Club in Northampton and the Speaker Sisterhood social media team. Want to tell your story? Check out a club or start your own. Most of us, having grown up in a civil society, were taught to tell the truth … Continue reading Truth. It’s Complicated by Lauren Simonds

#SpeakUpTour2018 Updates

Hi! I’m Angela, the CEO and founder of the Speaker Sisterhood and I’m headlining a tour to spread the word about the power of finding your voice and speaking up. We’re launching the #SpeakUpTour2018 in April and I’m headed to the following locations: Portland, ME Portsmouth, NH Providence, RI Boston, MA Cape Cod, MA Worcester, … Continue reading #SpeakUpTour2018 Updates

How To Scale Your Business: From One to Many with Angela Lussier (Sassy Strategist Podcast)

From Kim Dawson on the Sassy Strategist Podcast: Join me and Angela Lussier, CEO & Founder of the Speaker Sisterhood as we discuss finding your voice through public speaking, and creating a successful business by being open-minded to possibilities. Angela discusses how she started with one speaking club, and within just one year, has grown … Continue reading How To Scale Your Business: From One to Many with Angela Lussier (Sassy Strategist Podcast)

Speaker Sisterhood Announces Partnership with Baystate Health System; First Women’s Speaking Program of its Kind in the Nation

28 female medical providers from Baystate Health are set to begin a 6-month pilot of a public speaking training program uniquely crafted for women in academic medicine. The program is a collaboration between Women Advancing and Achieving in Medicine, a Baystate Health organizational resource group, and Speaker Sisterhood, a public speaking training company for women … Continue reading Speaker Sisterhood Announces Partnership with Baystate Health System; First Women’s Speaking Program of its Kind in the Nation

Meet Angela Lussier of Speaker Sisterhood (BostonVoyager)

BostonVoyager –– Today we’d like to introduce you to Angela Lussier. Thanks for sharing your story with us Angela. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there. I hesitantly looked up from my notebook, carefully avoiding the gaze of my co-workers and strategically turning my head away from my boss … Continue reading Meet Angela Lussier of Speaker Sisterhood (BostonVoyager)

The Decision I Made to Get Unstuck by Lenore Braun

When we feel "stuck" in a life situation (whether it's with a job that goes nowhere, being in an unhealthy relationship, or dealing with an overwhelming financial situation) we feel frustrated, lost, hopeless and ultimately powerless. That was me. It was just over a year ago, and I was there sitting at my desk panicked … Continue reading The Decision I Made to Get Unstuck by Lenore Braun

Claim the Stage Named #1 Inspiring Podcast on Forbes.com

The Claim the Stage podcast has been awarded the #1 spot on Forbes’ list of inspiring podcasts! The Claim the Stage podcast is dedicated to women everywhere who want to get on stage and be heard! Angela Lussier, CEO + Founder of the Speaker Sisterhood, interviews professional speakers, authors, speaker bureaus, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, interesting people, and creatives … Continue reading Claim the Stage Named #1 Inspiring Podcast on Forbes.com

What Led Me to Lead by Becky Vesce

Once deciding I was going to start my own Sister Speakerhood club, I knew that I had to announce it in a featured speech at a club meeting. Then I thought “What if I could then use this speech to announce it to the WORLD!?” So I decided that I was going to go Live … Continue reading What Led Me to Lead by Becky Vesce

Mistake Camp by Sandra Costello

"Over a year ago when I joined the Speaker Sisterhood I remember hearing Angela say, 'Public speaking is like networking on steroids.' This idea really stuck with me and got me thinking more about my business and how I can share my voice. When I came up with the idea to go live on Facebook … Continue reading Mistake Camp by Sandra Costello

Courage by Cecile Lackie

https://youtu.be/1hrD2J83leA I have often found myself in awe of the many acts of courage being done. COURAGE…… just the thought of finding it can get my heart pounding! COURAGE is a word that, to me, depicted danger, fear, even a risk of death. Until last year. While in a conversation, a woman with a love for words brought to light the derivation of this word...courage. I had no idea learning the root … Continue reading Courage by Cecile Lackie

How to get your audience to participate

A Chinese proverb says, “Tell me something, I’ll forget; show me, I’ll remember, involve me, I’ll understand.” According to recent studies, when people participate in a presentation, the material becomes at least three times more memorable for them than if they merely listened to a lecture. Sometimes you risk losing an audience altogether if you … Continue reading How to get your audience to participate

Getting blank looks when speaking? Here is what you should do.

I get freaked out when an audience stares blankly at me. Audiences can look creepy - it’s not all in your head Don’t take the glacier gazes personally, though, since members of the audience are... just being an “audience”. They are operating under the principles of audience psychology, obeying certain unspoken rules about how to … Continue reading Getting blank looks when speaking? Here is what you should do.

Women discovering their voice through public speaking (Lehigh Valley Business)

Written by Brian Pedersen via Lehigh Valley Business news. To be an effective leader, it pays to be good at public speaking. It can instill confidence and poise as you communicate your message. But what if you simply want to share your voice and ensure that it gets heard in the workplace? What if you are … Continue reading Women discovering their voice through public speaking (Lehigh Valley Business)

Public Speaking Tips From a Pro featuring Angela Lussier

In this set of Public Speaking Tips From a Pro, our CEO + founder, Angela Lussier, teaches you how to get the most from public speaking. You’ll learn: 3 ways to make public speaking a tool for self-discovery How to be an amazing public speaker even if you’re shy How to reframe public speaking to … Continue reading Public Speaking Tips From a Pro featuring Angela Lussier

Angela Lussier Finds Her Purpose in Helping Women Find Theirs (BusinessWest)

It took just nine words to change Angela Lussier’s life: “you’ll never be ready; you just have to start.” That’s good advice for entrepreneurs of all kinds, but it was especially relevant for a shy, self-conscious, but creative and ambitious woman who decided her path to leadership was learning to overcome her fear of public … Continue reading Angela Lussier Finds Her Purpose in Helping Women Find Theirs (BusinessWest)

Angela Lussier is giving women a voice at the Speaker Sisterhood (Innovate413)

By Natasha Zena, Innovate413 Angela Lussier has been an entrepreneur for as long as she can remember. In college, she ran a barber shop out of her dorm room, charging five dollars per haircut and offering a 30-minute warranty. At 36, she’s also had a marketing consulting business, a career and business coaching business, and … Continue reading Angela Lussier is giving women a voice at the Speaker Sisterhood (Innovate413)

Public Speaking As A Transformational Exercise with Angela Lussier

Hosted by Kit Pang, Founder of Boston Speaks. This webinar was recorded live on April 12. Watch the replay » What does public speaking mean for you? Is it something that makes you cringe when you know you have to speak in front of a large crowd or is it a moment that you live … Continue reading Public Speaking As A Transformational Exercise with Angela Lussier

Speaker Sisterhood Adds Two New Public-speaking Clubs for Women (Business West)

NORTHAMPTON — The Speaker Sisterhood, a network of public-speaking clubs for women with clubs in Springfield, Amherst, and South Hadley, is adding two new clubs in Northampton and Greenfield for women who want to become more confident speakers. Both new clubs will be having open houses. The Northampton open house will be held on Thursday, … Continue reading Speaker Sisterhood Adds Two New Public-speaking Clubs for Women (Business West)

Don’t wait for perfect, launch your idea (Valley Venture Mentors)

“At VVM I learned to talk to my customers and really listen to what they need. Launching a minimum viable product and responding quickly is key. Don’t wait for perfect,” explained Speaker Sisterhood Founder Angela Lussier. Based in Holyoke, Mass., the Speaker Sisterhood helps women to build confidence, boost public speaking skills and maybe even change the world. Angela came up with the idea while participating in VVM’s Startup Accelerator program.Continue reading on Valley Venture Mentors »

Voices of the Valley: Angela Lussier, Owner, Speaker Sisterhood, LLC

By Janice Beetle | Special to The Republican Angela Lussier, Owner, Speaker Sisterhood, LLC, Williams Street, Holyoke Years in business: One What do you offer and to whom? The Speaker Sisterhood is a brand new network of public speaking clubs for women who feel pulled to do something bigger and seek the confidence, public speaking … Continue reading Voices of the Valley: Angela Lussier, Owner, Speaker Sisterhood, LLC

Speaker Sisterhood helps build women’s confidence in the workplace (Daily Hampshire Gazette)

NORTHAMPTON — Even with women in leadership roles in the corporate world, and others successfully running their own businesses, many remain afraid to speak up in the workplace. That’s an observation made by Angela Lussier, who runs Angela Lussier Enterprises from an office in Holyoke, and which prompted her to start the Speaking School for … Continue reading Speaker Sisterhood helps build women’s confidence in the workplace (Daily Hampshire Gazette)