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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. 110: How to do Anything with Mark Metry

This episode was originally supposed to focus on Mark's transition from shy and socially anxious to top 100 podcaster and speaker, but the episode took on a life of its own very early on in the conversation. I decided to name it "How to do Anything" because by the end of it, I was pretty … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 110: How to do Anything with Mark Metry

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

Speaker Sisterhood Club Wraps at Baystate Health

In January 2018, 28 women in medicine at Baystate Health showed up for the first meeting of the Speaker Sisterhood club within their hospital system. This club was part of a six-month pilot program running until June of 2018. In this video, watch to see what the participants learned, how it contributed to their growth, … Continue reading Speaker Sisterhood Club Wraps at Baystate Health

Six Podcasts Episodes to Help You Decrease Fear, Share Your Voice, and Tell a New Story

If you have spent any amount of time on social media or watching the news, you know that many women are turning their profiles into platforms to share their stories of sexual harassment, abuse, and assault. These stories represent a huge moment for each of the women who choose to speak up about their experiences. … Continue reading Six Podcasts Episodes to Help You Decrease Fear, Share Your Voice, and Tell a New Story

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

Podcast Ep. 100: The Radical Reclaiming of the Stage Through Doing Nothing

Welcome back to the podcast!! It’s good to be back in your ears after three months off. On today’s episode, I invite Lenore Braun, the club director of the Speaker Sisterhood, and Amber Ladley, the creative director, to the show to discuss our life-changing summers. Last time we talked, I told you my podcast was … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 100: The Radical Reclaiming of the Stage Through Doing Nothing

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!

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

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

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

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

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 I 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/. .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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