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
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.
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
An interview with Angela Lussier , founder of the Speaker Sisterhood & author of 'The Secret Life of Speaking Up' by Brad Powell of Awesome Videomakers
Karen Catlin spent 25 years in the tech industry building software products. She is now an advocate for women in the tech industry, a leadership coach, and co-author of Present: A Techie’s Guide to Public Speaking. Angela invited Karen onto Claim the Stage to discuss how public speakers—particularly women—can talk about their accomplishments and use … Continue reading How Public Speakers Can Tout Accomplishments Without Laughing or Apologizing
The first thing I do after writing that title is immediately tell Microsoft Word’s robot to “ignore” the error in my title. Fuck that. I’m sick of being told how to speak and what to say. What’s right and what should be held in. What should be talked about “amongst girls” but never brought up … Continue reading Stop Trying to Smash Fear. An Essay.
Many people working in corporate America feel stuck in their jobs, constantly stressing about their responsibilities and wishing they could devote more time (or any time) to their creative passions. After more than 20 years as an advertising executive, Colleen Hindsley has recently left the corporate world behind in order to focus on her creative … Continue reading 4 Ways to Be a Better Public Speaker By Accessing Your Unique Creativity
Many speakers find storytelling challenging. New speakers often have a hard time finding topics to talk about because they think to themselves, “My life is boring and no one cares,” while more experienced speakers struggle to incorporate stories into their speeches. In episode 52 of Claim the Stage, Angela Lussier interviews Karen Friedman, an executive … Continue reading 3 Easy Tricks for Better Storytelling when Public Speaking
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
As a speaker, you have the power to move groups and individuals to action and reflection. But more importantly, I have found that the speaker’s journey is not only about the effect we have on people but about the profound impact it can have on the speaker both personally and professionally. For example, I present … Continue reading Be Vocal. Be Visible: The Importance of Speaking Up by Meghan Godorov
“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
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
When I decided to focus on helping women become better public speakers last year, I hadn’t realized how much of my time would be spent telling my own story of becoming a speaker.
We all saw the wild success of the Women’s Marches on January 21st. This Wednesday is The Day Without a Woman and International Women’s Day. These initiatives are doing a good job bringing women together and raising awareness, but what else can we do? Here are three strategies for building your own movement and showing up as a leader.
To someone who is trying to accomplish a goal, hearing the words, “Have patience” can be the most annoying sentence ever muttered. As someone who has struggled with running straight for the finish line without looking around along the way, I can say patience and I are not natural friends. We’re not enemies, but I … Continue reading Finding Your Speaking Voice & the Power of Patience, by Angela Lussier
Early on in my public speaking journey, I was scheduled to give a persuasive speech at my public speaking club. Being new to this mysterious form of communication, I was eager to learn from those who were more experienced. I wanted to know, how do you do this thing that most people would call the … Continue reading Present Like a Pro Using the Speaker Sisterhood’s STAGE System by Angela Lussier