143 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

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 140 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

    Humor and Executive Presence

    Humor and Executive Presence

    This week, Laura discusses the importance of humor and executive presence. Laura shares her tips for adding “fun” to your presentation while keeping it professional and engaging your audience.

    Here are a few things that you will learn in this episode:


    How to be more interesting, entertaining, and captivating to an audience.
    Energy variation is at the heart of a successful presentation.
    Humor can enhance your vocal presence.

    You can connect with Laura in the following ways:


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drlaurasicola
    LinkedIn Business Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vocal-impact-productions/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/VocalImpactProductions
    Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions
    Twitter: @LauraSicola
    Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions
    Website: https://vocalimpactproductions.com/
    Laura’s Online Course: https://virtualinfluence.today

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    • 22 min
    How to Inspire in Uncertain Times Part 2

    How to Inspire in Uncertain Times Part 2

    This week in the second part of a podcast episode discussing how to deal with uncertain times as both the leader who may be delivering a message as well as the person receiving it by Dr. Laura Sicola and Vocal Impact Productions. 

    You can listen to the first episode here: https://omny.fm/shows/speaking-to-influence/how-to-inspire-in-uncertain-times-part-i

    Here are a few things that you will learn in this episode:


    How you can set the tone of a conversation with empathy as well as calmness.
    Sharing how to prepare with communications in uncertain times and whether or not there is a message to give.
    Understanding what the three degrees of impact are.
    Knowing how important the first sixty seconds are and how to maximize that time.

    You can connect with Laura in the following ways:


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drlaurasicola
    LinkedIn Business Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vocal-impact-productions/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/VocalImpactProductions
    Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions
    Twitter: @LauraSicola
    Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions
    Website: https://vocalimpactproductions.com/
    Laura’s Online Course: virtualinfluence.today

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 27 min
    How to Inspire in Uncertain Times Part 1

    How to Inspire in Uncertain Times Part 1

    This week in the first part of a podcast episode discussing how to deal with uncertain times as both the leader who may be delivering a message as well as the person receiving it by Dr. Laura Sicola and Vocal Impact Productions.

    • 27 min
    Honoring Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and His Timeless Communication Expertise Part Two

    Honoring Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and His Timeless Communication Expertise Part Two

    This is Part Two the first two part podcast by Dr. Laura Sicola and Vocal Impact Productions, Laura is joined by Nikelle King and Rachael Jones to discuss the incredible communication skills of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

    If you missed Part 1 you can find that in Episode 139 of Speaking to Influence.

    Here are a few things that you will learn in this episode:


    How Dr. King used repetitive phrases in his speeches to leave his audiences remembering key points of his speeches.
    Sharing Dr. King’s speeches and writings to understand how those skills inspired an entire generation. 
    Understanding the power of Dr. King’s storytelling and the empathy that he generated.
    Dr. King’s use of imagery and analogies that added to his long standing reputation as a “master of communication.”

    One of the speeches that was shared in this episode was Dr. King’s visit to Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia, PA in October 1967.  In a short speech by Dr. King’s standards, the 20 minute speech was breathtaking.  We encourage you to visit: https://bit.ly/3QFn4TH and check it out.

    About Nikelle King:

    Nikelle King is a Strategic Growth leader with Google Cloud. She is responsible for driving growth and expansion efforts within global enterprise, helping organizations to digitally transform and innovate at scale with Google Cloud technologies. As a lifelong New Jerseyan, Nikelle is a champion for DEI in tech and has fostered programs & partnerships to drive DEI at scale. When Nikelle is not working or mentoring, she finds joy in nurturing her family - a wife of 20 years and mother to a 9.5 year old son.

    About Rachael Jones:

    Rachael Jones is an award-winning healthcare executive, thought leader in advancing Value-Based Care, and self-proclaimed “healthcare analytics nerd” adept in telling stories with data.

    As a deep Value-Based Care expert, her distinguished career spans over 25 years in senior leadership roles for some of the largest health insurers and healthcare IT solutions providers in the U.S including Cotiviti, Anthem, HealthFirst, and the TriZetto Group.

    You can connect with Nikelle in the following ways:


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikelleking/

    You can connect with Rachael in the following ways:


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachaelmcjones/
    LinkedIn Business Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/redesign-health/
    Website: https://www.redesignhealth.com/

    You can connect with Laura in the following ways:


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drlaurasicola
    LinkedIn Business Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vocal-impact-productions/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/VocalImpactProductions
    Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions
    Twitter: @LauraSicola
    Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions
    Website: https://vocalimpactproductions.com/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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    • 30 min
    Honoring Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and His Timeless Communication Expertise Part One

    Honoring Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and His Timeless Communication Expertise Part One

    This week in the first two part podcast by Dr. Laura Sicola and Vocal Impact Productions, Laura is joined by Nikelle King and Rachael Jones to discuss the incredible communication skills of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

    Here are a few things that you will learn in this episode:


    How Dr. King used repetitive phrases in his speeches to leave his audiences remembering key points of his speeches.
    Sharing Dr. King’s speeches and writings to understand how those skills inspired an entire generation. 
    Understanding the power of Dr. King’s storytelling and the empathy that he generated.
    Dr. King’s use of imagery and analogies that added to his long standing reputation as a “master of communication.”

    One of the speeches that was shared in this episode was Dr. King’s visit to Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia, PA in October 1967.  In a short speech by Dr. King’s standards, the 20 minute speech was breathtaking.  We encourage you to visit: https://bit.ly/3QFn4TH and check it out.

    About Nikelle King:

    Nikelle King is a Strategic Growth leader with Google Cloud. She is responsible for driving growth and expansion efforts within global enterprise, helping organizations to digitally transform and innovate at scale with Google Cloud technologies. As a lifelong New Jerseyan, Nikelle is a champion for DEI in tech and has fostered programs & partnerships to drive DEI at scale. When Nikelle is not working or mentoring, she finds joy in nurturing her family - a wife of 20 years and mother to a 9.5 year old son.

    About Rachael Jones:

    Rachael Jones is an award-winning healthcare executive, thought leader in advancing Value-Based Care, and self-proclaimed “healthcare analytics nerd” adept in telling stories with data.

    As a deep Value-Based Care expert, her distinguished career spans over 25 years in senior leadership roles for some of the largest health insurers and healthcare IT solutions providers in the U.S including Cotiviti, Anthem, HealthFirst, and the TriZetto Group.

    You can connect with Nikelle in the following ways:


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikelleking/

    You can connect with Rachael in the following ways:


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachaelmcjones/
    LinkedIn Business Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/redesign-health/
    Website: https://www.redesignhealth.com/

    You can connect with Laura in the following ways:


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drlaurasicola
    LinkedIn Business Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vocal-impact-productions/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/VocalImpactProductions
    Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions
    Twitter: @LauraSicola
    Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions
    Website: https://vocalimpactproductions.com/

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    • 31 min
    Geoff Gross, Founder & CEO of Medical Guardian

    Geoff Gross, Founder & CEO of Medical Guardian

    This week Geoff Gross discusses how important it is to overcome most clients expectations of receiving poor service or no service at all.  Geoff shares with Laura how he overcomes this “expectation” with writing handwritten notes and making personal calls such as when he had to call a Supreme Court justice and acknowledge his company’s error.

     

    Here are a few things that you will learn in this episode:


    How to continue to stay close to clients even when there are 300,000 of them.
    Making sure that you take the time to express your gratitude for an employee and not just assuming that the team expects to just take your word for it.
    Understanding the power of the written word.
    Creating a new hire process that makes them feel welcome from the first day.

     

    During the 24-Hour Influence Challenge, Geoff challenges leaders that create a system for upward feedback so that employees can anonymously share feedback.

     

    About Geoff Gross:

    Geoff Gross, CEO of Medical Guardian, founded the company in 2005.  Today Medical Guardian is a leading provider of personal emergency response and connected care solutions protecting 300,000 people.

    You can connect with Geoff in the following ways:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/geoff-gross-2055464/

    LinkedIn Business Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/medical-guardian/

    Facebook Business Page: https://www.facebook.com/MedicalGuardian/

    Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/geoff_gross

    Twitter Business Page: https://twitter.com/MedicalGuardian

    Instagram Business Page: https://www.instagram.com/medicalguardian/

    Website: https://www.medicalguardian.com/

     

    You can connect with Laura in the following ways:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drlaurasicola

    LinkedIn Business Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vocal-impact-productions/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/VocalImpactProductions

    Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions

    Twitter: @LauraSicola

    Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions

    Website: https://vocalimpactproductions.com/

     

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 34 min

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