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!
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Sharmain Matlock-Turner - CEO, Urban Affairs Coalition: Clarity and Active Listening
On this episode of Speaking to Influence, Sharmain Matlock-Turner shares how she identified a need to communicate with a wide variety of people in the nonprofit sector and how she continues to coordinate and communicate with those individuals as an organization. Listen in as Laura and Sharmain discuss how to set priorities and focus on the right message for your audience, and how telling your story is the key making sure that message is heard and remembered. Sharmain also challenges you to identify what’s holding you back and why someone who doesn’t ask questions is a “red flag” when it comes to hiring new leaders.
David Marquet - Intent-Based Leadership Institute: Control and Team Performance
On this episode of Speaking to Influence, David Marquet shares how words impact team performance and why leadership should not be viewed as a product to sell. Listen in as Laura and David discuss David’s experience as a Captain of a submarine and how it taught him that every organization needs a central focus of action. They also dive into how fatigue impacts communication and what it means to build a succession strategy.
Bill Sasso – Chairman, Stradley Ronon: Culture and Timing
On this episode of Speaking to Influence, Bill Sasso shares how his company focuses on cultivating a culture that fosters growth. Listen in as Laura and Bill discuss leaders who model vs. those who instruct, finding a strength within your weakness, and having the right perspective of a situation in order to lead. Bill also reveals why speakers should understanding timing when speaking to audiences in order to make sure their message is understood.
Bryan Buckley – CEO, Helmand Valley Growers Company: Confidence and Team Cohesion
On this episode of Speaking to Influence, Bryan Buckley discusses how a young company can create a centralized message in order to help communications flow throughout the organization. During this episode Laura and Bryan discuss the importance of believing in your message, why body language can sometimes distract your audience, and simple ways to bring your team together, operating under a cohesive message.
Donna Marie De Carolis - Dean, Close School of Entrepreneurship, Drexel University: Entrepreneurship, Mindset and Credibility
On this episode of Speaking to Influence, Donna Marie De Carolis shares why focuses on mindset vs. skills when communicating with her audience and how you can lower the risk of speaking with your own audiences. During this conversation Laura and Donna discuss how to communicate your credibility without self-promoting, getting the audience involved in the story, and understanding the introvert-extrovert continuum.
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.
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Coming across this podcast was so timely, as I’m preparing to be a guest on a podcast myself! Hitting the right notes on how to prepare your story without sounding ‘flat’ is key advice to bear in mind. Laura is an upbeat host, drawing out the best in her guests so we can all reap the benefits. Would highly recommend.
Energetic and uplifting
Laura has spunk and natural story telling abilities. I enjoy her down to business lets give the listener value. Her positive message of empowerment is a good way to start your day.
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.