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Claim the Stage is a podcast for women who want to discover, awaken, and create their voice through the art of public speaking. Hosted by Angela Lussier, an award-winning professional speaker, six-time author, and CEO + founder of the Speaker Sisterhood, a network of public speaking clubs for women. Past guests include Seth Godin, Dorie Clark, Vanessa Van Edwards, Josh Shipp, Alexandra Franzen, and more. Learn more about joining a speaking club: www.speakersisterhood.com

Claim the Stage: A Public Speaking Podcast for Women Angela Lussier

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Claim the Stage is a podcast for women who want to discover, awaken, and create their voice through the art of public speaking. Hosted by Angela Lussier, an award-winning professional speaker, six-time author, and CEO + founder of the Speaker Sisterhood, a network of public speaking clubs for women. Past guests include Seth Godin, Dorie Clark, Vanessa Van Edwards, Josh Shipp, Alexandra Franzen, and more. Learn more about joining a speaking club: www.speakersisterhood.com

    Ep 139 Seven Reasons You Suck at Online Presentations

    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. I put together a list of seven ways to improve at online presenting. But first, here are the seven reasons you suck at it:
    1. You lost them at the seventh second when you hit a technical glitch related to your slides.
    2. You're boring.
    3. You won't turn your camera on.
    4. Everyone sucks at online presentations.
    5. You're talking AT your audience.
    6. You didn't think about your audience.
    7. You ONLY thought about your audience. 
    See the full list including tips to improve here. 
    Got a topic you want covered on my show? Email me at angela@speakersisterhood.com and you may hear it on an upcoming episode! 
     

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    Ep 138 The Answers Episode

    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 areas, how epigenetics plays a part in our trauma and healing, how focusing on one problem to solve has been problematic for me, and what I am doing to make a difference going forward. I hope you'll share what you thought of this episode or share your own thoughts by emailing me at angela@speakersisterhood.com.
    Listen to David Foster Wallace's "This Is Water"
    Download the questions from episode 137
    Check out a Speaker Sisterhood club
    Watch Mark Wolynn's video on epigenetics "It Isn't Your Fault"
     

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    Ep 137 Who Are You Today? The Questions Episode

    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 were 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 at because this is where the truth lives! Ready? 
    Download your copy of the questions here. 
    Email me your answers for the next episode to angela@speakersisterhood.com by June 15th. Let me know if you want to be anonymous or not. Would love to include you!
    If you'd like to attend a Speaker Sisterhood meeting to share your answers and check out our clubs, view our list of groups here. 
    Learn more about the International Institute for Restorative Practices here. 

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    Ep 136 Hi. How are you?

    Ep 136 Hi. How are you?

    Hi friends. Your host, Angela here. :)
    How are you doing during these strange times? I recorded a short episode on a walk around my neighborhood today while trying to get my eight month old son to take a nap. Just checking in to say hi and see how you're doing. If you want to shoot me a note, my email is angela@speakersisterhood.com. Hope you're finding peace during this time. If you want to check out a virtual Speaker Sisterhood meeting, find the listing of clubs here. Your first meeting is free and this is a great time to see what we're all about! 

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

    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 herself in the personal finance realm. She is the bestselling author of “Money Honey” and “Passive Income, Aggressive Retirement.” Her valuable money lessons have helped thousands of millennials work their way out of financial despair. She has successfully done what no one has done before: made the topic of money management fun, entertaining, and simple.
    We cover:
    How Rachel got into money management as a career focus How she took a topic that is typically dry and difficult to follow and made it fun and simple Tips to turn an emotionally-charged topic into something people want to learn about How she approaches this topic when putting together a speech How she creates compelling content for social media What she did to change her mindset from seeing this topic as hard and difficult to simple and easy Customer research she did to learn about how her audience talks about finances How she has gotten so much attention for the book Advice she would give as a starting point for other speakers and aspiring authors who are trying to make their topic more attractive and are struggling with it Learn more about Rachel Richards here
    Buy Money Honey here
    Buy Passive Income, Aggressive Retirement here
    Follow her on Instagram Facebook and Twitter
     

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

    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 a super popular subject and we're excited to share some tips to make this practice easier for you. We also talk more about our upcoming weekend retreat we're doing in Western Massachusetts in June. Get all the details, find out why you might want to be there, and apply here. 
    More about Joli:
    Dr. Joli Hamilton has a doctorate in depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute where she specialized in Jungian and Archetypal Studies. Joli also earned a certificate in holistic sexuality education from the Institute for Sexuality Education and Enlightenment, where she is now faculty teaching intimacy, communication, theories of sexuality education, and kink awareness for new sex therapists and educators. She is an AASECT board-certified sex educator and is currently the Chair of the Continuing Education Committee for AASECT. Joli is also a professor of human sexuality where she is constantly finding new ways to teach people how to lean into their curiosity about sex, love, and connection.
    Want to get your copy of Secrets of the Sisterhood? This book is a compilation-style publication that features speeches written by Speaker Sisterhood members. The women between the pages of this book are courageous, powerful truth tellers. These 45 speeches were originally delivered in Speaker Sisterhood clubs across the U.S. between 2016 and 2019. You’ll read stories of believing, seeking, becoming, and so much more. This book also serves as a fundraiser for our scholarship program, The Gratitude Fund. 50% of profits will go towards this fund to help more women access the power of the Speaker Sisterhood. Get your copy of the book by clicking here.

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