29 episodes

When you speak, do you want to inspire others and be recognized as a true leader? Do you want to feel more confident, have greater influence, and get bigger results? This is the show for executives, business owners and leaders who need to command the room, connect with their audience and close the deal.

Join host Dr. Laura Sicola, communication and influence expert, as she interviews world-class business and industry leaders, who reveal the importance of strong communication skills in their success and the (sometimes hard) lessons they learned along the way. You’ll gain insights into confident public speaking, conflict management, executive presence, and more!

For more information, visit https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com 

To book Laura as a guest or speaker email info@vocalimpactproductions.com

Speaking to Influence Dr. Laura Sicola

    • Management
    • 5.0 • 98 Ratings

When you speak, do you want to inspire others and be recognized as a true leader? Do you want to feel more confident, have greater influence, and get bigger results? This is the show for executives, business owners and leaders who need to command the room, connect with their audience and close the deal.

Join host Dr. Laura Sicola, communication and influence expert, as she interviews world-class business and industry leaders, who reveal the importance of strong communication skills in their success and the (sometimes hard) lessons they learned along the way. You’ll gain insights into confident public speaking, conflict management, executive presence, and more!

For more information, visit https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com 

To book Laura as a guest or speaker email info@vocalimpactproductions.com

    Dana Donofree – CEO, AnaOno: Personal Development and Confidence

    Dana Donofree – CEO, AnaOno: Personal Development and Confidence

    On this episode of Speaking to Influence, Dana Donofree discusses how she improves her communication and relationships with her team through personal development and what she looks for in a potential leader. Listen in as Laura and Dana discuss how the pandemic has changed customer expectations for communication, why applying pressure to your team doesn’t deliver high quality results, and a special Breast Cancer Awareness challenge just for you.

    • 25 min
    Ije-Enu Udeze Nwosu - Head of Impact Spending, Kaiser Permanente: Translating Needs and Finding Your Voice

    Ije-Enu Udeze Nwosu - Head of Impact Spending, Kaiser Permanente: Translating Needs and Finding Your Voice

    On this episode of Speaking to Influence, Ije-Enu Udeze Nwosu shares the communication strategies she uses to navigate the needs of businesses, consumers, and the environment in order to create a meaningful impact. Listen in as Laura and Ije discuss translating the needs of multiple groups at once, getting comfortable being uncomfortable, and getting over the hero complex in order to serve at a higher level. Ije also shares how to find your own voice within an organization and the importance of walking in your own power.

    • 38 min
    Donavan West - Founder, Black Business Accelerator: Bridge Building and Establishing Trust

    Donavan West - Founder, Black Business Accelerator: Bridge Building and Establishing Trust

    On this episode of Speaking to Influence, Donavan West reveals the two types of people he’s connecting with in order to build bridges and support businesses owners during the pandemic. During this conversation Laura and Donavan discuss the need to cut through industry noise, and why “yelling louder” only creates confusion for your audience. Donavan also shares how Covid has exposed weak points within businesses and how we can connect with individuals to provide education and services in a way that supports them where they are right now.

    • 32 min
    Lu Ann Cahn, Award-Winning Journalist: Storytelling and Interview Preparation

    Lu Ann Cahn, Award-Winning Journalist: Storytelling and Interview Preparation

    In this episode of Speaking to Influence, Lu Ann Cahn shares how to use storytelling to connect with your audience while being interviewed. During this conversation, Laura and Lu Ann discuss why stories matter, giving your message credibility, and the difference between explaining point and inspiring understanding. You’ll also learn Lu Ann’s best advice for speaking to large audience and how she pulls stories from others in conversation.

    • 36 min
    Three Keys to Sounding Great on Video

    Three Keys to Sounding Great on Video

    In this episode of Speaking to Influence, Laura reveals how you can increase your effectiveness and communicate your message in a virtual setting. Learn how “Zoom fatigue” could be impacting your delivery, the best equipment for video communication, and how to keep your audience engaged and your energy level high in order to leave a memorable impression.

    • 24 min
    Debbie Phillips - President, WFD Consulting: Work and Life Balance

    Debbie Phillips - President, WFD Consulting: Work and Life Balance

    In this episode, Debbie Phillips reveals the impact of working from home on communication and workplace culture. In this conversation Laura and Debbie discuss how workplace culture has been influenced by transitioning to working from home and how managers can break through barriers created by a virtual environment. Debbie shares how to create trust within your organization, fostering opportunities for conversations regarding culture and expectations, and how the feeling of guilt can hinder both management and teams.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
98 Ratings

98 Ratings

LRDolce ,

Amazing

Speaking to Influence is my new favorite podcast. Each podcast is packed with new ideas for being at your best from a diverse set of leaders. This is a must listen for anyone looking to get to the next level and show up at their most powerful and influential self.

Chuck at Talentude ,

Interview with Josh Ellis

Outstanding interview with Josh. As a long time subscriber of Success Magazine it was great to hear this interview of who he is and his perspective on the magazine. Truly enjoyed it! Thank you U R the Best!

Michael Go cubs go ,

Must Listen!

Laura is an excellent host and due to her impressive background in communication has the ability to draw out the repeatable and tweetable gems from her guests. She is an expert at honing down the experience of her guests into news and tools her audience can use. Bravo Laura!

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