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.
You already walk the walk. It’s time to talk the talk. Because it’s Women’s History Month, I want to tell you about my new mission. I want – no change that – I need to help women be more confident about speaking up, speaking out, and letting their voice be heard everywhere.
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
Women like to help each other – and we’re awesome at it. We can encourage, challenge, and cheer each other on – in an intuitive, warm-hearted, and extremely effective way. I get to see this mutual support all the time at my Speaker Sisterhood club where women come together to help each other become better … Continue reading Three ways to help your women friends and colleagues become better speakers by Cathy McNally
I feel lucky to be a Speaker Sister, don’t you? I’ve been thinking lately about how the Speaker Sisterhood could not have come at a better time in our lives. It’s purpose gives us the opportunity to find our own voice, speak up, raise awareness, and spread good intentions. As a result, we get to: … Continue reading My Personal Speaking Journey Year One by Amber Ladley
It has always been important to me to share the deepest part of myself, even when life was hard. When others do the same it’s an invigorating conversation. Wanting to become a public speaker feels a little bit like telling the truth. For me it’s the story of my life and how my experiences can … Continue reading Starting with the Truth by Sandra Costello
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
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)