100 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

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    • Business
    • 5.0 • 133 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

    Joey Fay – CEO, Quatrefoil Consulting: Prioritization and Likability

    Joey Fay – CEO, Quatrefoil Consulting: Prioritization and Likability

    Important conversations are rooted in trust. This week Joey Fay shares how his company has implemented the core value of “likability” to create productive business relationships in both the private and public sectors. Listen in as Laura and Jay discuss the importance of language, writing skills, and staying steadfast in your core values.

    • 29 min
    Cindy Lewis - CFO of Coho Partners, Ltd: Accountability and the Three C’s of Influence

    Cindy Lewis - CFO of Coho Partners, Ltd: Accountability and the Three C’s of Influence

    The financial space doesn’t seem like a natural place for vulnerability, but today’s guest shares that honesty and openness while communicating with her team is the key to successful relationships and strong workplace culture. On this episode, Laura and Cindy explore the nuances of data-driven storytelling and how Cindy navigates the varying levels of financial understanding of the team members and stakeholders she engages with throughout her career.

    • 36 min
    Trevor Garner - CFO of IdeaCrew: Building Trust and Courageous Conversations

    Trevor Garner - CFO of IdeaCrew: Building Trust and Courageous Conversations

    Today healthcare technology expert Trevor Garner shares the process of creating clarity and trust by communicating with both sides of a service-based tool. On this episode, Laura and Trevor discuss how his company works with politicians, government employees, and community members to make healthcare websites easy to understand and efficient to use. Trevor shares how his ability to stay vulnerable and open during conversation builds trust on multiple levels and opens the door to deeper, more productive communication.

    • 33 min
    How to Beat Zoom Fatigue

    How to Beat Zoom Fatigue

    If you’ve ever attended a zoom meeting and counted the minutes until it was over, wondering why you needed to be there in the first place, this episode is for you. This week Laura breaks down the three main causes of Zoom Fatigue and simple strategies you can use to keep your audience focused and engaged, getting your message across in an efficient way.

    • 26 min
    Maude Le Roux, Founder - A Total Approach & The Maude Le Roux Online Academy: Trauma and Communicating Consent

    Maude Le Roux, Founder - A Total Approach & The Maude Le Roux Online Academy: Trauma and Communicating Consent

    The traumatic events of our world and how they impact us also influence our ability to communicate. This week Maude Le Roux shares the power of trauma and how it impacts the body and the way we communicate with each other. Listen in as Laura and Maude discuss how recent studies of trauma have influenced the way Maude’s occupational therapy teams work with children, communicate consent, and help families gain a better understanding of each other’s needs.

    • 39 min
    Sheriff Errol Toulon, Jr. - Suffolk County NY: Transparency and Justice

    Sheriff Errol Toulon, Jr. - Suffolk County NY: Transparency and Justice

    Protecting a community begins by building trust. On today’s episode Sheriff Errol Toulon, Jr. shares his journey to building trust and resources within the Suffolk County community. Listen in as Laura and the sheriff discuss Suffolk County’s current efforts to provide resources to previously incarcerated individuals, how Sheriff Toulon is connecting with the community youth, and how the internet has helped the justice department build trust and share information with more people.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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133 Ratings

133 Ratings

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I’ve written books, presented on the TEDx red carpet, and delivered keynotes…only to learn from Laura I was saying my name wrong! Just when I thought I learned everything I needed to know about effective communication, I met Laura! This podcast is a gem.

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Laura digs deep with the inspiring guests that she brings on the show. The content is real, honest, and brings new perspectives to the ever changing world of communication and business. Each and every episode is unique and Laura keeps her audience's attention by asking critical questions and getting personal with her guests. Don't miss out on the phenomenal content that Speaking to Influence has to offer!

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