Why join the Speaker Sisterhood?
You’ll learn how to:
- feel more confident and relaxed while speaking
- use tools to engage your audience from start to finish
- combine story, facts, and emotion to move audiences to action
- share your personal story with authenticity and power
- use humor effectively and naturally to increase audience response
- interact comfortably with audiences
- think on your feet for Q&A sessions, job interviews, and networking
- develop and use props, flip charts, and slides effectively to support your points
Get access to:
- The Speaker Sisterhood’s signature Speaker Development Program
- Directory of the Speaker Sister network
- A library of public speaking tools
- Emails with tips and tricks to enhance your speaking journey
- Discounted rates for Speaker Sisterhood special programs
- Guest attendance at other clubs
And all along you’ll be working on key skills such as:
- how to plan a great talk or story
- how to avoid fillers like “ums” and “like”
- how to think on your feet
- how to give effective feedback
- identify and work on your specific speaking goals, whatever they are
Here’s a brief snapshot of our Speaker Development Program
Adventures in Storytelling
Learn how to tell a story that feels satisfying to you and the audience! Share an episode that reveals an essential truth about you, tell about a moment of insight, or simply entertain the audience.
Adventures in Persuasion
Learn about – and practice – the art of persuasion. Maybe you want to promote a candidate, support a cause, or convince your city council to change parking rules? We’ll show you how to change hearts and minds.
Adventures in Humor
Humor can be a powerful tool to get audiences to engage and bond to you. In this section, you’ll learn how and where to add humor to your talks in authentic way. And don’t worry, you don’t need to be “naturally funny,” to make people laugh.
Adventures in Audience Interaction
Now that you are comfortable at the front of the room, learn how to engage the audience with you and each other. You’ll learn how to get the audience to interact with each other, how to give instructions, debrief a discussion, and handle those Q&A sessions.
Adventures in Visual Aids
Sometimes it’s just you up there, and sometimes you’ve got “stuff” with you at the front of the room. In this section, you’ll learn to master props, flip charts, slides and notes gracefully and effectively. Even all at once!
Adventures in Movement and Gesture
In this section, you’ll learn how to use eye contact, gestures, movement to reinforce your message, not distract from it. You’ll discover what works best for you and your talk and what feels right. It’s not about some “rules,” it’s about seeing your body as an ally!
Adventures in Voice Power
Discover the great variety and power of your voice. You’ll learn about breathing, pausing and varying the speed of your talk. You’ll find ways to use your voice to enhance every word of your talk so that listeners are spellbound!
Other topics we’ll cover:
- Avoiding weak language for women
- Facilitating a meeting
- Great presentations (slides and handouts)
- How to handle notes when you’re speaking
- Asking for a raise – or anything else
- Saying “no” and feeling okay about it
- Thinking on your feet