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Podcast Episode 189 Live Coaching: Dealing with Crippling Fear of Speaking, Maid of Honor Speech Jitters

Here's a brand new live coaching episode! On today's show, we'll hear from a financial advisor who has no problem working one to one with clients and now wants to create workshops to promote her work, but feels crippling fear around speaking to groups. How to handle this??   My second guest has committed to … Continue reading Podcast Episode 189 Live Coaching: Dealing with Crippling Fear of Speaking, Maid of Honor Speech Jitters

Ep 188 How Sheetal Sheth Is Claiming Her Stage

Have you ever found yourself in an audience and looked up at the woman on stage and wondered, how? How does she do that? On today's episode, I asked a lot of "how" questions of my guest, Sheetal Sheth. Sheetal is an actress, author, producer, and activist. Sheetal’s breakout role came in Albert Brooks’ “Looking … Continue reading Ep 188 How Sheetal Sheth Is Claiming Her Stage

Podcast Ep. 187 A Surprising Benefit I Discovered from Speaking Up

Welcome back! I hope you had a great couple of months. It’s good to be back. On today’s episode, I make an announcement about a couple changes to the show going forward, address how the questions I posed in the last episode impacted my life, and I share a HUGE surprising gift I gave myself … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 187 A Surprising Benefit I Discovered from Speaking Up

Podcast Ep. 186 Recreating Your Life & Summer Vacation

We all just went through a year of unexpected twists and turns. What can we learn from it? Anytime we go through something dark, difficult, or traumatic, it changes us. That means we may find that we have new reasons for doing what we’re doing, we may care about different things, and we might have … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 186 Recreating Your Life & Summer Vacation

Podcast Ep. 185 Live Coaching: Using Your Voice in Business, Giving a Solid Keynote

What do you do when you've been working a 9-5 job for years, and now you want to step out and build your own business but feel nervous about using your voice and drawing attention to yourself? Our first guest on today's live coaching episode asks this question. Hint: The process of figuring this out … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 185 Live Coaching: Using Your Voice in Business, Giving a Solid Keynote

Podcast Ep. 184 Live Coaching: Dealing with Anxiety When Speaking, Selling When Live on Social Media

Welcome to our first live coaching episode! Today we take questions from listeners Dana Hahn and Becky Vesce. Dana asks: I want to provide training for teachers on the topic of how to support grieving children in the classroom. How can I eliminate the fear and anxiety of speaking to large groups of professionals? Becky … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 184 Live Coaching: Dealing with Anxiety When Speaking, Selling When Live on Social Media

Podcast Ep.183 Special Episode: Celebrating Five Years of Podcasting!

Friends! This is a special anniversary edition of Claim the Stage, solo hosted by me, Angela. Can you believe it's already been five years??! Me neither. On today's show, I discuss: what it’s like to do a project for five years how my views have changed on the podcast over the years how the podcast … Continue reading Podcast Ep.183 Special Episode: Celebrating Five Years of Podcasting!

Podcast Ep.182 Experience Growth Without Suffering with Sophie McLean

  Is growth possible without suffering? Leveling up in life requires a ton of growth - both in confidence and in skills. How can we acquire both of these without suffering? Our guest today is Sophie McLean, a wisdom teacher who has spent decades leading transformational seminars to over 200,000 people around the world. She likes … Continue reading Podcast Ep.182 Experience Growth Without Suffering with Sophie McLean

Podcast Ep.180 How to Start Before You’re Ready

Guess what! Today we're talking about one of our favorite subjects: Doing it before you're ready. You might be asking...do what? Well, anything! Working towards a dream, writing that book, speaking on a bigger stage, asking that cute person out on a date...whatever. We can make excuses all day and blame things outside of our … Continue reading Podcast Ep.180 How to Start Before You’re Ready

Podcast Ep.179 Using Your Voice for Email Marketing with Jena Bagley

We spend a lot of time talking about how to use your authentic voice for speaking, but when you want to sit down and write a compelling email that really connects to your audience, what is the best way to share your voice? Email is an incredibly effective method of marketing, yet it can be … Continue reading Podcast Ep.179 Using Your Voice for Email Marketing with Jena Bagley

Podcast Ep.178 How to Actively Avoid Your Destiny

Have you ever had a grand vision for your life and then immediately discarded it because you thought it could never work?  Or, have you had that grand vision, rolled it around in your mind for years, and then finally decided to let it go because it was too risky, wasn't something you thought you … Continue reading Podcast Ep.178 How to Actively Avoid Your Destiny

Podcast Ep.177 Lies about Permission, Pretending, and Pausing

Have you ever felt like you needed permission from your friends and family to take a risk? Maybe you weren't waiting for their validation consciously, but were you delaying taking action because you didn't know what others would think of your idea? Does that sound familiar? What about pretending? Ever show up in relationships acting … Continue reading Podcast Ep.177 Lies about Permission, Pretending, and Pausing

Podcast Ep. 176 Manage the Anxiety of Speaking Up in Relationships with Paula Leech

Speaking up about your needs, desires, fears, and upsets in relationships can be an anxiety-inducing experience. If you struggle with speaking up, you are likely familiar with the symptoms of anxiety - the "what if" thoughts, the nausea, the fears of everything unraveling. On today's show, we interview Paula Leech, a sex and relationship therapist … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 176 Manage the Anxiety of Speaking Up in Relationships with Paula Leech

Podcast Ep. 175 Simple Daily Habits for Wellness with Pam Victor

Did you know that in 30 seconds to one minute per day, you could improve your wellness and well-being? It's true! In fact, today's guest says the smaller the changes are that you make to your life, the better results you will have. Quit trying to incorporate every healing modality under the sun only to … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 175 Simple Daily Habits for Wellness with Pam Victor

Podcast Ep. 174 Create a System to be Brave with Laura Khalil

Have you ever looked at someone who is seemingly doing it all and wondered, how do they do so much? The answer may be that they have a system to keep them moving forward. On today’s episode, Laura Khalil, a communications expert, skilled interviewer and host of the Top 125 Apple Podcast, Brave by Design, teaches … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 174 Create a System to be Brave with Laura Khalil

Podcast Ep. 173 Live for Yourself with Naketa Ren Thigpen

How often have you been called “selfish” in your life? How often have you gone out of your way to avoid being seen that way? On today’s show, we interview Naketa Ren Thigpen, LCSW, the #1 Balance & Relationship Advisor in the World. She is also the author of the book Selfish: Permission to Pause, Live, Love … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 173 Live for Yourself with Naketa Ren Thigpen

Podcast Ep. 172 Sell Like a Boss with Nikki Rausch

Even if you're not in sales for your profession, you're always selling. Perhaps you're selling your friend on an idea for a trip you'd like to take, or selling your child on the benefits of vegetables. You likely even have a component of your job that requires you sell your ideas to your team, your … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 172 Sell Like a Boss with Nikki Rausch

Podcast Ep. 171 Letting Go of Your Inner Good Girl with Sarah Schneider

Do you remember being called a "Good Girl" as a child and beaming in delight over the praise and reinforcement for a job well done? If you're now wondering why you find it difficult to say or do something that may not be seen as "nice" or "polite," it may be because of your good … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 171 Letting Go of Your Inner Good Girl with Sarah Schneider

Podcast Ep. 170 You Don’t Owe Anyone with Caroline Garnet McGraw

"Perfectionism, people-pleasing, codependency, and constant striving to measure up— all of these patterns are rooted in fear and angst, which are emotion-level issues. The challenge for us is to bring love to the parts of ourselves that are hurting and terrified. Our work is to bridge the gap between the head and the heart.” - Caroline Garnet McGraw   If … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 170 You Don’t Owe Anyone with Caroline Garnet McGraw

Podcast Ep. 169 Speaking of Aging: Angela Turns 40

On today's show, Angela interviews her longtime mentor, Martha Johnson, to discuss aging. Angela is turning 40 today! Martha is a former consultant, business owner and coach who, at 81, enjoys a simpler life while staying engaged with what matters. On today's show, Angela asks: 1. If you could go back and give your 40 … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 169 Speaking of Aging: Angela Turns 40

Podcast Ep. 168 Online Presenting Reboot

  Hi Friends, Angela here. I have a new course coming out March 8th and this episode is dedicated to the topic I'm covering: How to present online like a pro! Joli and I discuss the topic along with some of our other favorites, like what's bringing us joy and what we're kicking to the … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 168 Online Presenting Reboot

Podcast Ep. 167 Speaking of Perfectionism

Hi friends, Angela here. On today's episode, Joli and I explore a popular subject: Perfectionism. We address it from our two areas of expertise: relationships and speaking. How does perfectionism get in the way of having stronger, more fulfilling relationships? When going after your dream of stepping into the spotlight, how does perfectionism creep in … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 167 Speaking of Perfectionism

Podcast Ep. 166 Humanizing the Race Conversation with Bianca Laureano, PhD

Race, sexuality, gender, disability....these are subjects that may make you nervous. How do you talk about them? What if you say the wrong thing? What if you offend someone? You may find yourself saying nothing at all in an effort to save yourself from the embarrassment of doing it incorrectly. On today's episode, our guest … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 166 Humanizing the Race Conversation with Bianca Laureano, PhD

Podcast Ep. 165 Finding Pleasure Everywhere with Cindy Lee Alves

Today's guest is Cindy Lee Alves (they/she), an award-winning sexologist and founder and head educator of Ascension Institute, a place to learn about pleasure, sexual shame, and sexological professional development. We discuss how to bring pleasure into your work, conversations and presentations, relationships, and life. Cindy Lee walks her talk and it shows in today's … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 165 Finding Pleasure Everywhere with Cindy Lee Alves

Podcast Ep. 164 The Pleasure Episode, Part 2

From Angela: If you haven't listened to last week's episode yet, that's a great place to start. On today's show, Joli and I continue exploring the topic of pleasure and Joli's Pleasure Experiment. We each tried a few of the experiments and talked about what we learned. If you're looking for simple and interesting new … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 164 The Pleasure Episode, Part 2

Podcast Ep. 163 The Pleasure Episode, Part 1

From Angela: When Joli and I first met to brainstorm topics for upcoming episodes, the subject of pleasure was at the top of her list. Being a sex educator, this topic comes up a lot for her. But the approach she wanted to take for our show was not one from the standpoint of sex, … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 163 The Pleasure Episode, Part 1

Podcast Ep. 162 Breaking Open and Speaking Up with Elizabeth Lesser

From Angela: When you're going through something difficult, do you ever think about how that situation is changing you for the better? What about the lessons and learnings that come from things being hard? On today's episode, I interview Elizabeth Lesser, author of Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow, a book I … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 162 Breaking Open and Speaking Up with Elizabeth Lesser

Podcast Ep. 161 What does femininity have to do with it? With Serina Payan Hazelwood

Hot topic alert!! For our first regular episode as a duo, Joli and I decided to tackle a subject that has made us both scratch our head for years. We start off the episode sharing our experiences with what femininity has meant to us, how it shows up for us today, and the role it … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 161 What does femininity have to do with it? With Serina Payan Hazelwood

Podcast Ep. 160 Introducing My New Co-Host and Our Vision

Welcome to our first episode of 2021 and my first episode with a co-host! I'm excited to introduce Dr. Joli Hamilton to the show. You've heard her on past episodes like episode 150: How to Speak Up in Romantic Relationships, a bonus episode from February of 2020 called How to Gain Confidence to Speak Up, … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 160 Introducing My New Co-Host and Our Vision

Podcast Ep. 159 Beginnings and Endings

  Greetings from the Glitter Closet! Today's episode is sort of a continuation of the branding series because I talk about the branding process I've been going through the last few months and what it means for Speaker Sisterhood.   I share: My "why" New offerings for 2021 Endings that I've had this year What … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 159 Beginnings and Endings

Podcast Ep. 158 A Life Suspended with Nicole Hendrick Donovan

Today’s episode is a chance to go inside the writer’s process and also learn more about the experience of publishing a book about a personal experience. As many speakers are looking to share their personal stories and may want to publish them as well, I hope today’s episode inspires you to start writing. My guest … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 158 A Life Suspended with Nicole Hendrick Donovan

Podcast Ep. 157 Developing Your “Voice Brand” with David Wolf, Part 4 of The Branding Series

What is a voice brand? That's a good question! In part 4 of The Branding Series, I interview David Wolf, the creator of the "voice brand." He shares what it is, why it's important, what the different vehicles are for creating yours, and how to to know what approach to voice branding is best for … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 157 Developing Your “Voice Brand” with David Wolf, Part 4 of The Branding Series

Podcast Ep. 156 How to Create High Quality Speaker Assets with Suz Chadwick Part 3 of The Branding Series

Welcome to part 3 of The Branding Series! Speaker Assets...what are they? They're things like your website, your highlight reel, your social media profiles, etc. Basically they are the things event planners look at when trying to determine your credibility and brand. If you want to create some for yourself or improve the ones you … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 156 How to Create High Quality Speaker Assets with Suz Chadwick Part 3 of The Branding Series

Podcast Ep. 155 Build Your Brand Through Podcasting with Case Lane, Part 2 of The Branding Series

Have you ever thought about creating your own podcast? Or maybe you would like to be a guest on someone else’s podcast. If you’d like to build your brand through the explosive power of podcasting, look no further. Today’s guest is Case Lane. Case is a global writer, podcaster, entrepreneur, traveler, and the founder of … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 155 Build Your Brand Through Podcasting with Case Lane, Part 2 of The Branding Series

Podcast Ep. 154 WTF Is Branding with Maggie Bergin, Part 1 of The Branding Series

Today’s episode kicks off our four-part branding series. Branding became a hot topic around 10 years ago when the concept of creating a “personal brand” became more important. My goal in creating the series is to get you thinking about how you are showing up in the world, what you are known for, and how … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 154 WTF Is Branding with Maggie Bergin, Part 1 of The Branding Series

Podcast Ep. 153 The Four Steps to Transform Fear of Public Speaking Into Confidence with Billie Shepard

Instead of trying to crush your fear (whatever that means), why not use it to build confidence? On today's episode, you'll learn how to do this using The Billie Shepard Presentation Method. Twenty years ago Billie founded Billie Shepard & Associates, leveraging her acting experience and unique training methods into the business arena; transforming corporate … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 153 The Four Steps to Transform Fear of Public Speaking Into Confidence with Billie Shepard

Podcast Ep. 152 Asking for What You’re Worth: The Money Episode with Caleb Guilliams

Today's episode was supposed to be focused on how to ask for what you're worth as a speaker, but we ended up talking about much more! Our conversation covers speaking, money, and what my guest has learned about both. Caleb Guilliams founded the company BetterWealth, authored the best-selling book "The AND Asset", hosts the Better … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 152 Asking for What You’re Worth: The Money Episode with Caleb Guilliams

Podcast Ep. 151 Simplify Speech Prep with a Speech Framework with Mridu Parikh

Ever sat down at your computer to write a speech and then found yourself still sitting there an hour later with nothing written? You, my friend, are in need of a speech framework! My guest today is Mridu Parikh and she goes over the simple steps to create a speech that is simple to put … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 151 Simplify Speech Prep with a Speech Framework with Mridu Parikh

Podcast Ep. 150 How to Speak Up in Romantic Relationships with Dr Joli Hamilton

She's back by popular demand! Dr Joli Hamilton is back on the podcast today to discuss how to speak up for what you want in your romantic relationship. Do you find you keep having the same argument over and over again? Are you feeling stagnant or stuck in your relationship? Maybe you know you want … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 150 How to Speak Up in Romantic Relationships with Dr Joli Hamilton

Podcast Ep. 149 Pivoting from In-Person Speaking Events to an Online Presence with Juju Hook

We're all navigating a world that is requiring us to communicate through screens more than ever before. That means public speakers who were once used to a stage are now having to present themselves through a camera. If you made money as a public speaker or used public speaking to sell your business, you've likely … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 149 Pivoting from In-Person Speaking Events to an Online Presence with Juju Hook

Podcast Ep. 148 How to Go from Speaker to Author with Honorée Corder

A very popular subject among public speakers is how to become an author.  But how do you turn your speaking topic into a book? Today's episode features my conversation with Honorée Corder, an executive and strategic book and publishing coach, TEDx speaker, and the author of more than 50 books including You Must Write a … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 148 How to Go from Speaker to Author with Honorée Corder

Podcast Ep. 147 Four Minutes of Truth, Part 2

Our first installment of Four Minutes of Truth last month was such a success that it's continuing (as I hoped!). On today's episode, you'll hear from four women on the following topics: finding the right words, living with cancer, a relationship with an unexpected friend, and what living your truth actually feels like.     … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 147 Four Minutes of Truth, Part 2

Podcast Ep. 146 Ease Internal Chaos and Stress Using Your Voice and Body with Kelly Vogel

Today's show is a fun, interactive episode that gives you a chance to play along with your voice and body! My guest is Kelly Vogel.   Kelly is the founder of Sound Passage, a practice that helps people embody the power of their own voice through gentle sound and movement. Most episodes don't come with … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 146 Ease Internal Chaos and Stress Using Your Voice and Body with Kelly Vogel

Podcast Ep. 145 Q&A Episode: Online Presentation Edition

The hot topic right now is online presentations and how to do them so you feel good and your audience pays attention. The areas of interest range from feeling comfortable in front of the camera to how to use the tech and engage the audience throughout your meeting. Fear not! I have answers for you … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 145 Q&A Episode: Online Presentation Edition

Podcast Ep. 144 How Childhood Trauma Can Steal Your Voice as an Adult with Dr Omar Reda

Today's show is taking a rare turn into the world of mental health and trauma and how it influences our ability to use our voice. My guest is Dr. Omar Reda, a board-certified psychiatrist, Harvard-trained trauma expert, and Founder of Project Untangled, a model of care for trauma survivors. He has extensive experience and expertise … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 144 How Childhood Trauma Can Steal Your Voice as an Adult with Dr Omar Reda

Podcast Ep. 143 Four Minutes of Truth Series, Episode 1

I'm excited to bring you a new series I'm calling "Four Minutes of Truth." It features women who are sharing something that is true for them in a four minute recording. Today's episode features five women I asked to participate to kick off the series, but my hope is that future episodes will include submissions … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 143 Four Minutes of Truth Series, Episode 1

Podcast Ep. 142 The Results: Being More Unreasonable and Apologizing Less

If you missed the last episode, listen to that first! Today's show shares responses from you, the listeners, and observations of apologizing from other women in the world. I also shared an insight I learned from the apologizing challenge. If you have ideas for upcoming episode topics or would like to suggest a guest, email … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 142 The Results: Being More Unreasonable and Apologizing Less

Podcast Ep. 141 Being More Unreasonable and Apologizing Less

Today's episode is another one from the road. Pushing my son's carriage leads to many ideas and thoughts that need to be captured immediately! I smooshed two important topics together in hopes to inspire some thought around our behavior. The topics? Being unreasonable and apologizing. I put these two topics together because I think they … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 141 Being More Unreasonable and Apologizing Less

Podcast Ep. 140 Four More Ways to Look and Feel Powerful, Confident and Relaxed While Speaking

Here is the sequel to my most popular episode ever, Episode 108: Four Ways to Look and Feel Powerful, Confident and Relaxed While Speaking. On today's show, I share an update on what happened after recording "The Answers Episode" and offer the following four tips: 1. Perfect is boring. Don't aim for perfect, aim for … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 140 Four More Ways to Look and Feel Powerful, Confident and Relaxed While Speaking

Podcast Ep. 139 Seven Reasons You Suck at Online Presentations

The most frequently asked question I've heard in the last three months is something along the lines of, "How do I give an online presentation that doesn't suck?" First off, it's hard! Second, it requires a little more thought than just showing up and talking. Don't worry, help is on the way. Below is the … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 139 Seven Reasons You Suck at Online Presentations

Podcast Ep. 138 The Answers Episode

I'm 5% ready for this episode to be out in the world, but waiting to release it won't solve anything. On today's episode, I share the "answers" to the questions I posed in the last episode. I get into invisible privilege, how learning about my addictions made me aware of my own complacency in other … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 138 The Answers Episode

Podcast Ep. 137 Who Are You Today? The Questions Episode

Hiiii!! It's me again. It's been two months and I'm excited to get back to the show with a big episode of questions. These questions are designed to help you do some self-discovery during this time of change. They are also there to help you see things about yourself you may not want to look … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 137 Who Are You Today? The Questions Episode

Podcast Ep. 135 How to Make an Emotionally-Charged Topic Approachable and Fun with Rachel Richards

Do you speak about a topic that most people would rather avoid than have to deal with? Topics that make your target audience uncomfortable can be hard to market because they may not want to face that discomfort. On today’s episode, I interview Rachel Richards, a former financial advisor who has made a name for … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 135 How to Make an Emotionally-Charged Topic Approachable and Fun with Rachel Richards

Podcast Bonus Episode: How to Gain Confidence to Speak Up with Dr Joli Hamilton

Welcome to a special bonus episode! Today we're talking all about gaining confidence to speak up. My guest is Dr Joli Hamilton (you heard her on our last episode, #134) and we're sharing our experiences with speaking up, advice on how to do it, and what to do when speaking up goes wrong. This is … Continue reading Podcast Bonus Episode: How to Gain Confidence to Speak Up with Dr Joli Hamilton

Podcast Ep. 134 An Announcement and an Offering (and How We Got There)

I'm baaaaack! I mean, the show has been running, but I haven't really felt like I'm "back" until now. 2019 brought all kinds of challenges and every time I thought I got up, I was kicked down again. On today's episode, I invite my friend Dr. Joli Hamilton to join me to talk about a … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 134 An Announcement and an Offering (and How We Got There)

Podcast Ep. 133 The Misunderstood Process of Selling with Nikki Rausch

Selling. It's one of those necessary elements of making your business grow, but how do you do it in a way that feels satisfying and not slimy, especially when on stage? On today's episode, I interview Nikki Rausch, a sales coach, author, speaker and founder of Sales Maven. After 25 years of experience selling to … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 133 The Misunderstood Process of Selling with Nikki Rausch

Podcast Ep. 132 How to Stand Behind a Bold Message with Rachel Braun Scherl

If you're someone with a big message to share, you may find yourself wondering if your message is too much -- too controversial, too "out there" or too bold for your audience. What if you upset someone? What if you're misunderstood? If you're going against the norm or presenting a topic that will get a … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 132 How to Stand Behind a Bold Message with Rachel Braun Scherl

Podcast Ep. 131 Build a Multimillion Dollar Consultancy Through Speaking with Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown is an LGBTQ bestselling author and CEO of a multimillion dollar inclusion and diversity consultancy who has spoken at places like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the NBA and Google. She also just released her second book How to Be an Inclusive Leader: Your Role in Creating Cultures of Belonging Where Everyone … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 131 Build a Multimillion Dollar Consultancy Through Speaking with Jennifer Brown

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