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. 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…
  • Podcast Ep 54: How to Own + Leverage Your Experience with Karen Catlin (7/12/2017) - Do you feel awkward when it comes to promoting yourself? What about when you have to put together a professional bio? What are you telling yourself about what to say and what not to say? If you are in a constant battle with sounding credible but not audacious, or experienced but not gloating, you will…
  • Podcast Ep. 53: The Path of the Creative Soul with Colleen Hindsley (7/5/2017) - Is your creative soul dying in corporate America? Or, are you afraid of showing your creativity in your own business or on stage? If you answered yes to either of those questions, this episode is for you. On today’s show, I interview Colleen Hindsley, a woman who spent more than 20 years as an advertising…
  • Podcast Ep. 52: Easily Find Topics + Stories in Everyday Life with Karen Friedman (6/28/2017) - Compelling stories are all around us, but how do you find them? When you need to put together a speech or presentation that sells, negotiates, or persuades, telling stories will make a deep impact on your audience. In today’s episode, you’ll not only learn how to find topics and stories in your everyday life, but…
  • Podcast Ep. 51: A Look Inside the Mysterious World of the Speaker Sisterhood Part 2 (6/21/2017) - Ready for more? Three speeches coming right up! In last week’s episode, we celebrated a year of podcasting by going behind the scenes of the Speaker Sisterhood, a network of public speaking clubs for women that I founded last year. Today we’re going to continue that adventure by listening to speeches given by three members…
  • Podcast Ep. 50: A Look Inside the Mysterious World of the Speaker Sisterhood Part 1 (6/14/2017) - Curious about what goes on in Speaker Sisterhood meetings? Here's your special glimpse.
  • Podcast Ep. 49.5: Speak Confidently, Articulately, and Without Filler Words with Audrey Mann Cronin (6/7/2017) - Do you use the words “like,” “so,” and “um” more often than you’d like? If so, this episode will teach you how to avoid using these words so you can speak with more confidence and impact. Whether you’re preparing for an upcoming presentation, interview, or speech, you’ll learn strategies to avoid the use of filler words…
  • Podcast Ep. 49: Removing the Personality Mask with Alex Bynum (5/31/2017) - Alex Bynum teaches us how to remove the personality mask while on stage and in life. She asks us: Who are you when you’re on stage? Who are you when meeting someone new? What about when you’re alone? If you ever feel like you might be wearing a “personality mask” to get through certain situations,…
  • Podcast Ep. 48: Who’s Negotiating for You? with Dorrie Sieburg (5/24/2017) - Who's negotiating for you? Get tips and strategies to ask for the salary or speaking fees you want.

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