Welcome to the home of the Claim the Stage podcast! This podcast is dedicated to women everywhere who want to get on stage and be heard! I interview professional speakers, authors, speaker bureaus, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, interesting people, and creatives who all have something to say on the topic of finding and using your voice so you can CLAIM THE STAGE!

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Claim the Stage Podcast Episodes

  • Podcast Ep. 64: The Power of Reframing (9/20/2017) - Making minor tweaks to your mindset can make a huge impact on your results. The way we think informs what we do (or don’t do). What that tells us is that if we change the way we think about something, we can change our behavior and therefore change the outcome. In today’s episode, I teach…
  • Podcast Ep. 63: Are You Paying Attention To Your Most Important Tool? with Elissa Weinzimmer (9/13/2017) - It’s not what you think! As speakers, there’s one tool we must nurture, understand, and use correctly if we want excellent results. What is it? Our voice! And I’m not talking about the words coming out of our mouth, I’m talking about our actual vocal cords and the sounds we’re making with them. This tool…
  • Podcast Ep. 62: More Stories from Speaking School (9/6/2017) - Let’s go behind the scenes! What happens behind the doors of the Speaking School for Women? Funny you should ask! On today’s episode, you get an insider’s peek into what it’s like to take part in this course. I interview three women who graduated from the speaking school and you’ll find out their major takeaways,…
  • Podcast Ep. 61: How to Use Small Steps to Accomplish Big Goals with Ashley Lucas (8/30/2017) - If you have gotten off track or tend to lose sight of your goal, listen up! Get overwhelmed easily by your own goals? If you’re constantly setting goals and then getting off track, losing sleep over everything you haven’t done yet, or completely forgetting why you set the goal in the first place, you’ll love…
  • Podcast Ep. 60: The Million Dollar Speaker with Breanne Dyck (8/23/2017) - Do you dream of a million dollar speaking business? Look no further. Trying your hardest to build a speaking business, but still scraping by with small fees and gigs for “exposure?” If you’re ready to ramp up your speaking business in a big way, today’s guest will show you how. I welcome Breanne Dyck, founder…
  • Podcast Ep. 59: When It’s Time To Tell A New Story with Hari Stephen Kumar (8/16/2017) - If you have a platform, use it! Controversial and upsetting events are happening around us all the time. What are you doing as a public speaker to address these events and open the conversation? Deciding not to talk about something because you don’t know how or don’t want to “go there” isn’t helping your audience…
  • Podcast Ep. 58: Stop Trying to Smash Fear. An Essay. (8/9/2017) - I hope you’re ready to take action. I had two frustrating conversations with two female friends last week that stuck with me. Feeling annoyed when I woke up Saturday morning, I decided to write this essay to get my feelings out on paper. Five pages later, I felt better, but also felt I needed to…
  • Podcast Ep. 57: Q&A Episode: Back to Basics (8/2/2017) - Before you can be a great speaker, make sure you’ve worked on the fundamentals. Crafting a great story, persuading your audience to action, and bringing a crowd to tears are all signs of a great speaker. But in order to achieve these feats, the fundamentals of speaking must be mastered. In today’s episode, you’ll hear five…
  • Podcast Ep. 56: Moving the Inner Critic to Speak from the Heart (7/26/2017) - What is the inner critic and do we need it? The Inner Critic: friend or foe? What is it there for and how do we work with it to stay sane and enjoy our public speaking experience? In today’s episode, I interview Pam Erb-Melville, the President of PEM Communications, a highly sought-after international speaker, Executive…
  • Podcast Ep. 55: Curiosity Over Perfection (7/19/2017) - What would you choose? I often hear speakers assign harsh and brutal judgments about their own behavior, thoughts, and feelings before, during, and after a speech. I’m guilty of doing it too— so I know a lot about it. Ever stood in front of an audience and said to yourself, “They look bored. They don’t…

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