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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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    Ep 71: Communication Lessons from Sept 11

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 16:23

    September 11, 2001 changed the lives of millions. Twenty years later we can see the rippling impact that day has had on our relationships, the way we do business, and the way we communicate. During this episode Laura shares how 9/11 has impacted generation connection and why it's important to continue learning from the past in order to address today's communication issues.   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 70: How Selfie Videos Improve Your Communication Strategy

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 30:07

    Video is a necessary part of any communication strategy. Using your phone to record video is an easy way to obtain high quality content with minimal equipment. On this episode Laura breaks down the reasons why selfie videos are the best way for you to connect authentically and consistently with your audience. She will share the common limiting beliefs that are keeping you hidden behind the camera and the best equipment and mindset strategy to put yourself in the spotlight.   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 69: Ralph Galati, JDog Foundation: Veteran Resources & Communication

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 35:33

    Ralph Galati shares how his organization's passion for helping Veterans continues to inspire communities to connect and support individuals transitioning into civilian life. Listen in as Laura and Ralph discuss the importance of written and verbal communication skills in leaders, understanding the unique language of military personnel, and how to communicate via a chain of command. Ralph also reveals the issues surrounding Veteran employment and how you can help Veterans in your own community. Ralph Galati was the Founder and former Director of the Office of Veterans Services at St. Joseph's University - his alma mater. The office was responsible for: Developing and implementing Small Business & Entrepreneurship Training Programs for veterans; Coordinating campus-wide programs for veterans and dependents; and Designing Career Development initiatives for veterans. Ralph is currently retired, but continues to work on Veterans issues: with JDog Brands as a Strategic Advisor; as Executive Director of the JDog Foundation; and as a Board Member of the Delaware County Veterans Memorial Association, and the Delaware Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross.   You can connect with Ralph via the organization website: www.jdogfoundation.org   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 68: Angela Liddle, PA Family Support Alliance: Understanding and Palatable Messaging

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 38:43

    Angela Liddle shares how cautious communication strengthens relationships and creates community hope over time. Listen in as Laura and Angela discuss how the PAFSA is working to communicate with family and community members to bring awareness and light into conversation concerning abused children. During this conversation Angela shares what it means to “focus on small soundbites” when communicating in public speaking situations, and how to “verbally thread the needle” for difficult conversations. A York County native, Angela has spent more than 30 years working in arena of child abuse prevention.  She led Pennsylvania's first licensed nursery, The Lehman Center, to become a vital part of York County's child protection services through securing federal and county funding and developing a continuum of care for families at risk.   You can connect with Angela via the website: https://pafsa.org/   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 67: Christine Jacobs, The Adoption Center: Communicating Organizational Needs

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 34:28

    When the stakes are high, how do you communicate your needs in a concise way that builds trust? Christine Jacobs joins Laura to discuss the profound impact of educating and advocating for adoption. Listen in as Laura and Christine explore the common myths of adoption eligibility, how Christine builds relationships to advocate for children, and why there are no unwanted children, just unfound families. Christine also shares what she looks for in a non-profit leader and how effective communication starts by articulating organizational needs to the right people at the right time. Christine Jacobs has more than thirty years of experience in child-welfare and is a subject matter expert in foster care adoption. She now leads the Adoption Center in the role of Executive Director.  A loving family for every child in foster care is at the core of her work at the Adoption Center.   You can learn more about the Adoption Center here: http://adopt.org/   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 66: How to Be an Awesome Podcast Guest

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 17:38

    What's the difference between public speaking and being a podcast guest? The key to successful guesting is in the preparation. In this episode Laura breaks down the key equipment, research, and preparation tips you need to know to represent yourself and your organization in a clear and engaging way. Laura also gives insights into the interview process from the host perspective and how to go from standard guest to fan favorite.   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 65: Bruce Sham, SVP, Mass Mutual: Sensitive Information and Virtual Communication

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 29:53

    Bruce Sham shares how staying focused on solutions has helped navigate delicate conversation and forge strong relationships around wealth management. Listen in as Laura and Bruce discuss how to connect to clients through stories, identifying the varied needs of each person you speak with, why a quality microphone is critical for virtual communication, and how to initiate hard conversations with sensitive information. Bruce H. Sham, CLF, has dedicated his financial services practice of over 40 years to working with families with children with special needs. His mission is to help families navigate through the difficult process of accessing resources and valuable government benefits for their children.   You can connect with Bruce in the following ways:  Website: www.specialcareplanning.net  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brucesham/   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 64: Sean Kelly, CEO Caroo: Adaptability and Team Communication

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 33:12

    Sean Kelly discusses the importance of connecting with and serving your team as they adjust to the next phase of working post-pandemic. Listen in as Laura and Sean discuss being adaptable when communicating with leaders and team members of your organization, creating new ways for teams to connect virtually, the importance of being vulnerable with your team, and how Sean finds joy in the process of creating new and innovative things within his organization. Sean Kelly is a three-time INC. 500 listed entrepreneur and the CEO of Caroo, an enterprise company care service that is transforming the way companies connect in the hybrid world of work. Caroo's software & logistics platform makes delivering personalized moments of care - gifts, nourishment, swag & recognition - easier than ever before no matter where employees may be. Caroo (formerly SnackNation) has been named one of the country's Best Workplaces by Inc. Magazine, a Top Company Culture by Entrepreneur Magazine, and a Certified Great Workplace by Great Place to Work®.   You can connect with Sean via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/theseankelly   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 63: Elaine Cheong, Sr. Vice President, Bank of America: Code Switching and Respect

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 36:00

    Elaine Cheong discusses how her organization is creating a platform Asian voices to be heard and how she is focused on building connections throughout her community. Listen in as Laura and Elaine discuss dealing with culture differences and how cultures show respect, the delicacies of communicating authentically in multiple languages, and how we can support diverse teams to develop the ability to articulate and be assertive. Elaine Cheong is a Senior Vice President with Bank of America responsible for client management and developing successful client strategies in driving growth of its U.S and international commercial banking business. She leads a global banking team engaged in deal origination and execution to deliver on capital market solutions, short and long term financing as well as treasury management, supply chain finance and risk management services. She is an executive member of the Global Commercial Banking Diversity & Inclusion Council responsible for developing initiatives in the retention and recruitment of a diverse workforce. In 2016, Elaine launched and now, chairs the Asian Leadership Network in Philadelphia, an employee resource group at Bank of America. Elaine is a recipient of the 2020 President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) and Bank of America's distinguished Global Volunteer Award for her exceptional commitment to making a difference through volunteerism to build sustainable and thriving communities.   You can connect with Elaine in the following ways: Website: www.ascendleadership.org LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elaine-cheong-56192963/   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 62: How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 32:19

    Are you experiencing fear and overwhelm when it comes to asking for a promotion or communicating with your team? You could be experiencing imposter syndrome. During this episode Laura shares how a trip to Costa Rica helped her understand the feelings that come up when experiencing a promotion or success and the key symptoms of imposter syndrome that you may be missing.   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 62: Lydia Yodie: Negotiating as a Career Skill

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 39:57

    Lydia Yodie shares how she overcame the fear and overwhelm of negotiation by focusing on her speaking skills. Listen in as Laura and Lydia discuss the intimidation factor of negotiation, overcoming the hurdle of the first ask, and how to deal with counter offers during the negotiation process.   You can connect with Lydia on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lydiayodie/   Download Laura's list of recommended equipment to optimize your personal and professional brand on video here: https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/equipment   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 61: Catherine Cahill, President & CEO, The Mann Center for the Performing Arts: Adaptability and Comfort Zones

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 38:00

    Catherine Cahill shares how her organization is navigating live events in a post pandemic world. Listen in as Laura and Catherine discuss how the performing arts industry is staying adaptable, understanding the mindset of your audience, and why Catherine loves influencing and communicating with her community. They also discuss the importance of listening when outside of your comfort zone. Catherine M. Cahill joined the Mann Center in June of 2008. Ms. Cahill graduated from Temple University for undergrad and Drexel University for graduate school. Her previous positions include General Manager of New York Philharmonic at the Lincoln Center and Executive Director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.   You can connect with Catherine in the following ways: LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/catherine-m-cahill-a51b89b Website: www.manncenter.org   Download Laura's list of recommended equipment to optimize your personal and professional brand on video here: https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/equipment   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 60: Shani Boone, CFO, Amazon: Creative Problem-Solving & Messages that Resonate

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 36:54

    How are you communicating your solutions with your team? On today's episode Shani Boone shares how she focuses on the way she frames her message based on what resonates with her audience. Listen in as Laura and Shani discuss creative problem solving, telling a story with the numbers, and earning your audience's trust. They also explore ways to keep your virtual communication clear and staying engaged with the person on the other side of the screen. Shani Boone is the divisional CFO of human resources for worldwide operations at Amazon. She has over 15 years of corporate strategy, operations and finance experience including 7 years as the Vice President, FP&A at Discovery Communications.   You can connect with Shani via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shani-boone/   Download Laura's list of recommended equipment to optimize your personal and professional brand on video here: https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/equipment   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 59: Vikrant Shaurya, CEO of BestSellingBook.com: Book Publishing & Difficult Conversations

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 32:21

    Are you looking for a new way to share your message with the world? On today's episode Vikrant Shaurya shares how book publishing helps you clarify, package, and distribute the message your audience needs to hear. Listen in as Laura and Vikrant discuss how he makes the book writing process simple through systems, the downside to making decisions without clarity, and how to find the right support to accomplish your goals, even through difficult conversations. Vikrant Shaurya is the Founder & CEO of BestsellingBook.com. Vikrant helps CEOs, Founders, Owners, Speakers, Coaches, Entrepreneurs on how to sky-rocket their business & their brand.   You can connect with Vikrant in the following ways: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vikrantshaurya/ Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/bestsellingbookdotcom Twitter: https://twitter.com/bsbdotcom Website: bestsellingbook.com     Download Laura's list of recommended equipment to optimize your personal and professional brand on video here: https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/equipment   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 58: Michael E. Gerber, Author of "E-Myth": Small Business & Leadership Communication

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 34:59

    Communication starts with yourself. On today's episode Michael E. Gerber explains the difference between working for yourself and building a business around what you do. Laura and Michael discuss the common mistakes most small businesses make when it comes to communicating their offers to the world and how Michael's Eightfold Path helps you go from a company of one to one thousand. They also discuss how to shift from communicating about your business to communicating like a leader. Michael E. Gerber is the author of the NY Times mega-bestseller, for two consecutive decades, "The E-Myth Revisited" and nine other worldwide best-selling E-Myth books concerning small business entrepreneurship, leadership, and management.   You can learn more about Michael and his work here: https://www.michaelegerbercompanies.com/   Download Laura's list of recommended equipment to optimize your personal and professional brand on video here: https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/equipment   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 57: Ron Carucci, Co-Founder Navalent: Transformation & Workplace Dignity

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 32:50

    Today Ron Carucci shares the key factors of establishing an effective leadership dynamic in your organization. Listen in as Ron and Laura discuss the importance of dignity in the workplace, blind spots in leadership, and why feeling safe to ask questions is pivotal for a trusting workplace culture. Ron Carucci is co-founder and managing partner at Navalent, working with CEOs and executives pursuing transformational change for their organizations, leaders, and industries.   You can connect with Ron in the following ways: Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/roncarucci/ Twitter: @RonCarucci Purchase the book: https://www.amazon.com/Be-Honest-Power-Justice-Purpose/dp/1398600660       Download Laura's list of recommended equipment to optimize your personal and professional brand on video here: https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/equipment   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 56: How to Master Your Elevator Pitch

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 22:47

    On today's episode Laura breaks down the key components of a captivating elevator pitch and how you can maximize your influence while networking. Laura shares what to avoid when crafting your pitch, how to help people understand your value, and the benefits of focusing on simplicity first.   Download Laura's list of recommended equipment to optimize your personal and professional brand on video here: https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/equipment   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 55: Jesse Doubek, CEO Influencersoft: Innovation & Lead Generation

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 36:34

    Today Jesse Doubek shares his journey of learning through failure and how his ability to observe and create systems has inspired digital entrepreneurs today. Listen in as Laura and Jesse discuss how he was able to scale his services by establishing himself as an expert, the value of having quick access to all data points when focusing on lead generation, and how his organization has focused on team culture during the pandemic by becoming more intentional with the time they spend together. Jesse Doubek is one of the most successful online marketers of our time. As Co-Founder and CEO of Doubek Digital Media, his agency has worked with some of the top online entrepreneurs in the world.   You can connect with Jesse in the following ways: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessedoubek/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jessekdoubek/ Twitter: @jessedoubek Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jessedoubek/   For more information on how you can gain lifetime access to InfluencerSoft for just $497 visit: https://influencersoft.com/laura   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 54: Dr. Ivan Misner, Founder, BNI: Networking & Referral Generation

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 37:09

    On today's episode Dr. Ivan Misner discusses what it takes to make great contacts while networking and how they can serve you in business. Listen in as Laura and Dr. Misner discuss putting safety first during the pandemic, building business through referral, and the importance of being a leader that shares your vision with your team. Dr. Ivan Misner is the Founder & Chief Visionary Officer of BNI, the world's largest business networking organization. Founded in 1985 the organization now has over 9,800 chapters throughout every populated continent of the world. Last year alone, BNI generated almost 12.3 million referrals resulting in $16.7 billion dollars worth of business for its members.   You can connect with Dr. Misner on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ivanmisner/   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 53: Erik Huberman, CEO, Hawke Media: Internal Communication & Growth

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 32:58

    Today's episode features a discussion with Erik Huberman and how his focus on individual and group communication has impacted his personal leadership growth and the success of the company. Listen in as Laura and Erik discuss how he pushes his executive team out of their comfort zone, why you should focus on the positive when speaking to the group, and the difference between asking questions and providing information. Erik Huberman is the founder and CEO of Hawke Media, your outsourced CMO and marketing team in Santa Monica, California.   You can connect with Erik in the following ways: Website: https://hawkemedia.com/ HawkeTalk Podcast: https://events.hawkemedia.com/HawkeTalkListeningParty LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikhuberman/ IG: @erikhuberman Twitter: @erikhuberman   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 52: Karen Shakoske, SVP Communications, Janney Montgomery Scott: Team Assessment & Recognition

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2021 27:09

    On today's episode Karen Shakoske explains how she focuses on communication and recognition to keep her team energized and productive during the pandemic. Laura and Karen also explore how Karen identifies the best way to reward her team, how they use DiSC assessments to identify strengths, and the essential interpersonal skills you need to lead a team effectively. Karen Shakoske leads Marketing and Corporate Communications at Janney. In this role, she is responsible for the delivery of the firm's brand strategy, digital strategy, marketing communications for sales and business development support, corporate communications, and community and public relations.   You can connect with Karen via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karenshakoske You can also learn about Janney in the following ways: https://www.facebook.com/janneymontgomeryscott https://www.linkedin.com/company/janney-montgomery-scott/ https://twitter.com/Janney1832   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 51: Loren Howard, CEO Prime Plus Mortgages: Gold Standard Leadership & Employee Growth

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2021 24:30

    Today Loren Howard shares how he grew his organization by investing in key employees from the very beginning. Join Laura and Loren as they discuss the importance of finding talent that aligns with your company's values, the distinction between humility and humiliation, and how Loren focused on organic company growth while maintaining “gold standard” leadership. Loren Howard, Serial Entrepreneur is the Founder and President of Prime Plus Mortgages, and Co-founder and President of the Valley Guardians, a non-profit for mentoring children. Learn more about Loren's work at: https://www.primeplusmortgages.com/   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 50: Mark Nikolich, CEO Braskem America: Comfort Zones & Engaging Your Audience

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021 35:44

    Mark Nikolich joins Laura to discuss how his organization prioritizes communication with team members and why he continues to focus on “reading in the room” in new, virtual ways. Listen in as Mark shares how public speaking helped him become a successful CEO and how he looks for indicators that his audience is understanding his message when speaking virtually. Laura and Mark also explore the importance of knowing your audience and pushing yourself to engage in new and different ways Mark Nikolich is CEO of Braskem America, Inc. In his role, he is responsible for leading the North American polyolefins and olefins businesses including joint venture, BraskemIdesa. Mr. Nikolich started his career in polypropylene sales for Himont in 1988. Through tenure at Montell, Basell, Epsilon and Sunoco, he has worked in the Polyolefins and Olefins industries for over 25 years. In 2010, he transitioned to Braskem after the acquisition of Sunoco Chemicals where he held various senior leadership positions in polymers, phenol and refining chemicals. He established and led Braskem's operations in Europe for three years.  He and his family returned to the U.S. in 2014 where he accepted the position to lead Braskem's polypropylene business unit in the U.S. In May of 2016 he was named CEO of Braskem America, Inc. and subsequently became the leader of the newly formed North American Business Unit.   Mr. Nikolich holds a BA degree in Marketing and Finance from Gettysburg College with Executive Studies in Business Administration from Columbia University and University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.   You can learn more about Braskem America, Inc. via the website: https://www.braskem.com.br/usa     To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 49: Your Microphone and Influence

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 23:53

    On today's episode Laura reveals the profound impact high quality sound equipment can have on your leadership presence while on video. Listen is as she explain the role of your microphone in your leadership voice and the power of your influence as well as a simple way to assess your current microphone and improve your setup. She'll also explore why “Zoom fatigue” occurs and what you can do to avoid it.   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 48: Lauren Swartz, CEO, World Affairs Council of Philadelphia: Code Switching and Global Connections

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2021 39:02

    Today on Speaking to Influence Lauren Swartz shares the challenges of working with the community to make global connections while being unable to travel. Listen in as Laura and Lauren discuss code switching and the importance of being able to communicate with people on all different levels and how making someone comfortable allows you to get your message across. Lauren also shares the challenges of building a brand and reputation while working virtually and how you can establish a strong, authentic connection with another individual by sending a handwritten note. Lauren Swartz is the President and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, a private nonprofit organization that provides world-class speakers, thought leaders, activists, and politicians opportunities to connect with the people of Philadelphia.   You can Learn more about Lauren and the World Affairs Council in the following ways: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauren-swartz-a0143610/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WorldAffairsCouncilofPhiladelphia/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/wacphila YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/wacphiladelphia https://www.linkedin.com/company/world-affairs-council-of-philadelphia   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 47: Chris Caine, CEO, Center for Global Enterprise: Electronic Communication & Brevity

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2021 37:51

    On today's episode Chris Caine discusses the speed of electronic communication and how that time frame impacts audience influence. Laura and Chris explore how to convey complete thoughts with brevity, the difference between being explicit vs. implicit when communicating, and the need to answer a question first before explaining further. Christopher G. Caine is President of the Center for Global Enterprise, a non-profit organization dedicated to the study of the contemporary corporation in the era of global economic integration. He is also President & CEO of Mercator XXI, LLC, a professional services firm helping clients engage the global economy. Prior to April 2009, Mr. Caine was employed by IBM Corporation for 25 years. For thirteen years he had corporate responsibility for global public policy issues that impacted IBM in his role as Vice President, Governmental Programs. Prior to IBM, Mr. Caine worked for the Coca-Cola Company, the Eaton Corporation, and the Electronic Industries Association.   You can learn more about Chris here: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-center-for-global-enterprise/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/The_C_G_E   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 46: Jackie Linton, President, SHRM Philadelphia: Vulnerability & First Impressions

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2021 39:23

    On this episode of Speaking to Influence, Jackie Linton shares how her organization works to keep their services in alignment with what the business community needs. Listen in as Laura and Jackie discuss the perception of vulnerability and how it can actually serve you in business, as well as the advantages to being a life-long learner and what supervisors are really asking when they say, “tell me more about yourself.” Jackie Linton is the President and founder of JL HR Solutions, focused on a systems approach to creating talent management solutions, grounded in thorough research and best practices. Jackie creates enterprise-wide results for companies which has been proven to significantly impact and improve their bottom line. You can connect with Jackie via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackie-linton-sphr-shrm-scp-mba-6544971/   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 45: Joyce Chester, CEO, Chester County OIC: Trust & Creative Tension

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2021 28:16

    On this episode of Speaking to Influence, Joyce Chester shares the challenge of staying connected to the community as a non-profit organization and how she works with her team to create new opportunities. Listen in as Laura and Joyce discuss empowering volunteers to embody the mission of your organization, teaching your staff to fail forward, and gathering feedback from hard conversations. Joyce also shares why she encourages creative tension and how to communicate in a way that makes sure your team is heard. Joyce Chester is the president and CEO of Chester County OIC, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing FREE adult basic literacy education and life skills programs that prepare individuals for employment leading to economic self-sufficiency. Joyce oversees the agency's programs, personnel, financial affairs, and policy implementation. She also participates with the Board of Directors in the development of policies and programs, and represents the agency in public forums, advisory groups and outreach activities. You can connect with Joyce in the following ways: FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/ChescoOIC Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChesCoOIC LinkedIn / Joyce Chester: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joyce-chester-b37966/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chestercountyoic/ Website: https://ccoic.org/   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 44: Jeannine Lisitski - Executive Director, Women Against Abuse: Commitment & Long-Term Change

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2021 34:34

    On this episode of Speaking to Influence, Jeannine Lisitski discusses how her organization focuses on fostering personal commitment to create community change. Listen in as Laura and Jeannine dive into how to influence the general public, communicating in new and different ways, and the importance of teaching leadership to putting together different puzzle pieces to create a strategy for success. Jeannine L. Lisitski has been the Executive Director and President of Women Against Abuse, Inc. since 2009. Women Against Abuse is the leading domestic violence advocate and service provider in Philadelphia and the largest in Pennsylvania. Women Against Abuse has a two-pronged mission of providing life-saving services to people experiencing domestic violence while leading the struggle to end domestic violence. The Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline number is 1-866-723-3014. Learn more about Jeannine and Women Against Abuse at www.womenagainstabuse.org   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 43: Marcus Allen, CEO Big Brothers Big Sisters SE PA: Mentorship & Creating Opportunities

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2021 39:43

    On this episode of Speaking to Influence, Marcus Allen shares how your background influences your ability to seek opportunities and lead others. Listen in as Laura and Marcus discuss helping teams stay focused through communication, creating policies that impact a wide variety of people, and how Marcus initiated a difficult conversation that led to personal and company-wide growth. Marcus Allen, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region – a one-on-one mentoring organization that works with children at risk.   You can learn more about Marcus and Big Brothers Big Sisters here: https://www.independencebigs.org/   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 42: Sam King, President & CEO, Veracode: Large Scale Messaging & Micro Communication

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2021 37:41

    On this episode of Speaking to Influence, Sam King reveals her best practices for maintaining communication and influence with over 2,500 clients while staying focused on authentic connection and maintaining focus on the company mission. Listen in as Laura and Sam discuss maintaining organizational relationships during remote work, the advantages of practicing micro communication, and how job roles can interpret the company mission differently. Sam King is the Chief Executive Officer at Veracode. Having previously served as General Manager following Veracode's acquisition by CA Technologies in April 2017 and Veracode Chief Strategy Officer prior, Ms. King is a recognized expert in application security and the emerging practice of DevSecOps.   You can connect with Sam via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sam-king-0643726/     To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 41: Karen Friar, CFO, Benco Dental: Understanding Your Team & Virtual Motivation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2021 31:50

    On this episode of Speaking to Influence, Karen Friar shares how her team managed the transition to a virtual workplace and how she has fostered motivation and engagement while navigating the uncertainties of the pandemic. Listen in as Laura and Karen discuss how to humanize your virtual meetings, understanding what's important to your audience, and how gratitude improves communication. Karen Friar is the Chief Financial Officer of Benco dental, a third-generation family-owned nationwide distributor of dental supplies, equipment and consulting and equipment services.   You can connect with Karen in the company website: https://www.benco.com/   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 40: Tom DeBiase, Senior Director of Cyber Operations, Capital One: Translation & Risk

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2021 25:20

    On this episode of Speaking to Influence, Tom DeBiase reveals how he focuses on communicating risk and potential problems by translating his message into non-technical terms. Listen in as Laura and Tom discuss the difference between stories and explanations, the importance of shifting your perspective to your customer's view, and how your ability to translate information impacts your leadership capabilities. Tom DeBiase is a Senior Director in Capital One's Cyber department, leading the Cyber Operations organization for Capital One.   You can connect with Tom in the following ways: https://capitalone.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomdebiase/     To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 39: Janet Salazar, President, Foundation for the Support of the United Nations: Confidence & Intercultural Communication

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2021 33:16

    On this episode of Speaking to Influence, Janet Salazar reveals how her organization is navigating intercultural communication in a virtual landscape while remaining focused on making personal, intentional connections. Listen in as Laura and Janet discuss finding commonalities in human communication, being creative in your leadership approach, and the importance of correctly pronouncing someone's name. Janet C. Salazar is a social innovator, human potential activist, serial entrepreneur, speaker, writer, humanitarian and a global leadership strategist. Her fascination and energy is focused on the intersection and convergence of leadership, innovation, investment, partnerships, inclusion and philanthropy for equitable economies and social good.    You can connect with Janet in the following ways: www.janetsalazar.co www.fsun-global.org www.impactleadership21.com     To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 38: Take the 2021 Influence Challenge

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2020 21:34

    On this episode of Speaking to Influence, Laura shares the best 24-Hour Influence Challenges of 2020 and how you can use them to create actionable results in 2021. Listen in as past guests challenge you to evaluate your communication skills, create a system for accountability, and become an expert at providing feedback that creates an impact. To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 37: David Cohen – SEVP Comcast: Simplicity and Cultivation of Leadership

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2020 32:54


    On this episode of Speaking to Influence, David Cohen shares the importance of distilling complicated subject matter into simple and powerful messages for greater impact. Listen in as Laura and David discuss the importance of mastering virtual communication skills in today's workplace, how law school helped David develop his communication skills, as well as his best advice for cultivating leadership within your company. David L. Cohen is the senior executive vice-president and chief lobbyist for Comcast. He also serves as chairman of the board of trustees for the University of Pennsylvania. You can learn more about David at: https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/david-l-cohen     To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Ep 36: Jamil Rivers - CFO Education Works: Opportunity and Translation

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2020 26:54

    On this episode of Speaking to Influence, Jamil Rivers shares how STEM education and workforce development align to create opportunities for disenfranchised people of color. Listen in as Laura and Jamil discuss why she is focuses on communicating with the people on the ground-level of the organization, keeping people engaged while working remotely, and the importance of translating value to all levels of the organization. Jamil Rivers is an innovative financial management professional with over twenty years experience leading finance teams in a variety of business sectors. Prior to her position as CFO at EducationWorks, she provided financial advisory, financial analysis and accounting management to financial restructurings, distressed organizations and acquisitions. You can connect with Jamil via the website: www.educationworks.org   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 35: Jonathan Rivers – CTO, Fortune Magazine: Selling Ideas and Negotiation

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2020 41:08

    On this episode of Speaking to Influence, Jonathan Rivers shares how he communicates with a wide variety of people by focusing on clear a clear message and not getting lost in the details. Listen in as Laura and Jonathan discuss mastering your public speaking through continuous learning, stepping into hard conversations, and the two types of negotiation you need to know in order to achieve better results. Jonathan Rivers is the Chief Technology Officer of Fortune Media, including Fortune Magazine, Fortune Live Media Conference, Business, and Fortune Connect, their new leadership membership organization. You can connect with Jonathan via Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-rivers   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence. 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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 34: Sharmain Matlock-Turner - CEO, Urban Affairs Coalition: Clarity and Active Listening

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2020 39:32

    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. Sharmain Matlock-Turner is the President and CEO of the Urban Affairs Coalition. She began her tenure in March of 1999, with the special distinction of being the first woman to lead the Coalition. The Urban Affairs Coalition, formerly GPUAC, unites government, business, neighborhoods, and individual initiative to improve the quality of life in the region. In partnership with a diverse Board of Directors, made up of business, nonprofit and community leaders, Ms. Matlock-Turner and her team of managers and more than 450 employees create partnerships and build consensus to help families reduce poverty and reach the middle class. The organization's efforts are focused in four areas: improving life chances for youth and young adults; building wealth in low income communities; forging strategic partnerships and strengthening the nonprofit sector through fiscal sponsorship. The organization has successfully managed more than $1B in social capital over its 50 year history.   You can connect with Sharmain in the following ways: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/urbanaffairscoalition/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/UACoalition?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uacoalition/?hl=en UAC LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/urbanaffairscoalition/ Sharmain LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharmain-w-matlock-turner-4266475/   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 33: David Marquet - Intent-Based Leadership Institute: Control and Team Performance

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2020 40:09

    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. Captain David Marquet, Author of “Leadership is Language” and “Turn the Ship Around” is a former Navy submarine captain turned leadership consultant. He is the founder of the Intent-Based Leadership Institute, and imagines a workplace where everyone engages and contributes their full intellectual capacity, and where everyone is a leader. You can connect with David in the following ways: Website: https://www.davidmarquet.com/   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence. 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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 32: Bill Sasso – Chairman, Stradley Ronon: Culture and Timing

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2020 28:21

    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. Bill Sasso has served as chairman of Stradley Ronon's management committee and board of directors since 1994. As chairman, he is responsible for oversight and management of more than 200 attorneys in the firm's eight offices in Philadelphia, Malvern and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Wilmington, Delaware; Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Washington, D.C.; Chicago; and New York.   You can connect with Bill in the following ways: Website: https://www.stradley.com/ Email: wsasso@stradley.com   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence. 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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 31: Bryan Buckley – CEO, Helmand Valley Growers Company: Confidence and Team Cohesion

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2020 36:19

    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. Bryan Buckley is Co-Founder/CEO of Helmand Valley Growers Company. An organization that is on a mission to prove that medical cannabis is a viable medication for the symptoms of post-traumatic stress.   You can connect with Bryan in the following ways: Website: www.hvgcompany.com Instagram:@hvgcompany Facebook:@hvgcompany   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 30: Donna Marie De Carolis - Dean, Close School of Entrepreneurship, Drexel University: Entrepreneurship, Mindset and Credibility

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2020 27:38

    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. Donna Marie De Carolis, Ph.D., is the founding Dean of the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship and the Silverman Family Professor of Entrepreneurial Leadership at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her career itself is entrepreneurial – one of reinvention from high school history teacher to consultant to professor and university dean.  She characterizes her strong motivation in both her personal and professional life as “small acts of entrepreneurship “– those decisions that require a leap of faith onto a new path.   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 29: Dana Donofree – CEO, AnaOno: Personal Development and Confidence

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2020 25:44

    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. Dana Donofree is the CEO of AnaOno, a company that creates innovative, soft post-surgery bras made just for those affected by breast cancer, breast surgeries or discomfort. You can find out more about Dana and Ana Ono via the website: https://www.anaono.com/ and receive 20% off your purchase with code STI20.     To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence.   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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 28: Ije-Enu Udeze Nwosu - Head of Impact Spending, Kaiser Permanente: Translating Needs and Finding Your Voice

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2020 38:01

    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. UK Born. California Raised. Daughter of Nigeria. As a global child, Ije-Enu (Ije) Udeze Nwosu knows representation matters and so does connection. Whether it's connecting people to people, purpose or causes, she is living her best life when she is working with others to unleash their superpower, see their reflection and unapologetically live life to the fullest. You can connect with Ije in the following ways: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfZZaDB7plFEw6HsJGXPKLQ?sub_confirmation=1 Instagram: @theofficialpinkcouch   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence. 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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 27: Donavan West - Founder, Black Business Accelerator: Bridge Building and Establishing Trust

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2020 32:49

    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. Donavan S. West serves as the CEO and Founder of Culturally Congruent Solutions (CCS) a boutique consulting firm that offers strategic forward thinking and industry-specific coaching and trainings to support the core needs of businesses. As the former President of the of the African American Chamber of Commerce for PA, DE and NJ, Donavan has recently launched Black Business Accelerator (BBA) a Non-Profit Organization focused on developing black businesses in the converging marketplace.  Donavan's deep understanding of relationships, both workplace and interpersonal, uniquely positions him to offer a comprehensive coaching and training platform to his client base. His passion for counseling others through the lens of relationships and motivational encouragement allows for his clients to experience a powerful and transformative coaching experience.   You can connect with Donavan in the following ways: Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/donavan-s-west-b24071a4/ Instagram: @Donavanswest or @TherelationshipscriptFB Facebook: Donavan S. West https://www.facebook.com/donavan.s.west/   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence. 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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 26: Lu Ann Cahn, Award-Winning Journalist: Storytelling and Interview Preparation

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2020 36:59

    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. Lu Ann Cahn is an 8-time Emmy award-winning journalist, author, and Director of Career Services for Temple University's Klein College of Media and Communication. Cahn is the author of the inspirational memoir I Dare Me, which grew out of a blog called Year of Firsts, chronicling this veteran journalist, mother and survivor's daily adventures as she pushed herself to try something new for every single day – an effort to get her life “unstuck,” as her daughter put it. In December 2014, she left her role at NBC10 News in Philadelphia and 40-year career in broadcast news to dare audiences across the country and to help launch the next generation of communicators at Temple University.  You can connect with Lu Ann in the following ways: Email luann@luanncahn.com Website:https://luanncahn.com/ Instagram: luann_cahn LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/luanncahn/      To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence. 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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 25: Three Keys to Sounding Great on Video

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2020 24:38

    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.   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence. 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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2020 42:17

    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. Debbie Phillips, the President of WFD Consulting, has 24-years of experience providing organizations, managers and employees with solutions that help people manage the integration of work and personal responsibilities.  You can connect with Debbie via her website: https://www.wfd.com/   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence. 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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 23: Wil Reynolds - Founder and VP Innovation, Seer Interactive: Humility & Growth

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2020 39:02

    In this episode, Wil Reynolds shares the importance of being able to articulate your ideas and expertise in a way that solves problems and fosters action. Communication requires skill, as well as an understanding of your audience's knowledge and language surrounding the issue. Listen in as Wil and Laura dive into the difference between problem solving and communication, as well as the importance of abandoning your expertise for the sake of solving the problem. Wil is the Founder and acting VP of Innovation at Seer Interactive. In recent years, Wil has been leading the charge to leverage “Big Data” to break down silos between SEO, Pay-per-click, and traditional marketing. You can connect with Wil in the following ways: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wilreynolds/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wilreynolds Twitter: https://twitter.com/wilreynolds   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence. 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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ep 22: Erica Bennett - Leadership and Executive Development Partner, IBC: Emotional Intelligence and Workplace Culture

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2020 41:15

    In this episode, Erica Bennett reveals how custom programming and tools are able to close the leadership gap. Learn the power of demonstrating how your idea adds value to your organization while embracing failure and educating your team. Listen in as Laura and Erica teach you how to get in touch with your own emotional intelligence and how communication can help navigate times of prolonged uncertainty. Erica Dotson Bennett has 25+ years of experience in Human Resources and Leadership Development Consulting. She is employed as the Leadership and Executive Development Partner for Independence Blue Cross where she has responsibility for creating and delivering strategies that support the performance and professional development of the organization's senior leaders.   She is also an Adjunct Instructor in Temple University's College of Education in the Department of Policy, Organizational & Leadership Studies. You can connect with Erica in the following ways: Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/erica.dotsonbennett/ LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/erica-dotson-bennett-25a28a85/   To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C's of influence. 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/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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