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Author: Dr. Laura Sicola

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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this episode, Carolina DiGiorgio shares the importance of connecting to your audience on multiple levels in order to empower them to take action. Listen in as Laura and Carolina discuss finding new ways to communicate, speaking the lingo of the people you’re trying to reach, and using body language to command executive presence. Carolina DiGiorgio started her career as a corporate attorney and is now the President and CEO of Congreso de Latinos Unidos, a not-for-profit serving Philadelphia's most impoverished minority communities. A proud American and Latina, she loves community service and spending time with her family. You can connect with Carolina via the company website:https://www.congreso.net/   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.
In this episode, Steve Kirton explains how his company has utilized virtual communication as an opportunity to create deeper connections with clients and streamline company systems and teamwork. Listen in as Laura and Steve discuss overcoming communication barriers, recognizing a “verbal grenade,” and understanding your visual presence when presenting to a group. Steve Kirton earned his marketing and business insights through many years in the both the human and animal healthcare industry, beginning with 6 years hands-on laboratory work as a clinical microbiologist. Fifteen years ago, he founded Circa Healthcare, and quickly fell in love with animal health and focused on the dynamic and growing area of animal health. Circa Healthcare is now one of the most accomplished and successful animal health agencies having helped clients launch and grow more than 70 brands, with over 25 of these being global brands for both companion and production animals. Steve is fully immersed in animal health having invested in a start-up companion animal veterinary clinic which he visits with his numerous pets and an animal health technology company. You can connect with Steve via his company website:www.circahealthcare.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.
In this episode, Josh Ellis shares the societal value of success and how his magazine is helping readers approach personal development in a holistic way. Listen in as Laura and Josh discuss how to ensure your message is being heard, the importance of professional email correspondence in today’s virtual world, and how to deal with imposter syndrome when facing growth opportunities. Josh Ellis is the editor-in-chief of SUCCESS, the American newsstand magazine that since 1897 has been devoted to the personal and professional growth of its readers. An accomplished sportswriter before joining the SUCCESS staff in 2012, he originally served as the magazine’s features editor before being named to the top position in 2015. In the years since, he built a staff that has won industry awards, including two nominations for editorial team of the year, and in 2017 the trade journal Folio named him a 30-under-30 honoree and one of the 100 most influential people in the magazine industry. You can connect with Josh via Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/josh-ellis-5b373236/ 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.
In this episode, President and CFO of First Resource Bank Lauren Ranalli shares how her company has been successful throughout the pandemic by focusing on communicating with intention and embracing daily changes. Listen in as Laura and Lauren discuss how to manage goals that change daily, helping your employees balance life inside and outside of the office, and making the most of your audience’s time. Lauren Ranalli is the President and CFO of First Resource Bank. She has 15 years of experience in community banking, specifically in finance and project management. Lauren’s previous experience includes a Big 4 public accounting firm, focused on financial institution clients. You can connect with Lauren via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauren-ranalli-3aa55b24/ 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.
In this episode, Founder and Director of Justice Defenders Alexander McLean shares how he helps prisoners and prison officers in Africa become paralegals in order to defend the defenseless. Listen in as Laura and Alexander discuss how to connect with powerful people on a human level, responding to opportunities while maintaining influence, and creating bridges through storytelling and listening in order to co-create solutions. Alexander McLean is Founder and Director of Justice Defenders. After witnessing degrading conditions during his gap year travels to East Africa, Alexander dedicated his life to the welfare of prisoners and reform of the justice system in Africa and beyond. He is passionate about justice, having trained as a barrister and sat as magistrate in the UK courts for 10 years. Alexander is a Senior TED Fellow, Ashoka Fellow and UK Young Philanthropist of the Year. He appears in Time magazine’s “30 Under 30 Changing the World” and “Powerlist,” featuring Britain's most influential people of African/African Caribbean heritage and recently earned an honorary doctorate in law from BPP. You can connect with Alexander via his website: https://www.justice-defenders.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.
In this episode, author and speaker Mitzi Perdue shares the most valuable leadership lessons she has learned as being part of two family-own global brands. Listen in as Laura and Mitzi discuss inspiring action through connection, the problem with incentivizing your employee’s behavior, and how Photoshop can help you achieve your goal. Mitzi Perdue is the widow of the late Frank Perdue, and author of Tough Man, Tender Chicken: Business & Life Lessons from Frank. The book reached #5 in the Amazon rankings for Business Biographies. She currently writes for the Academy of Women’s Health, and also for GEN, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News. As a nationally syndicated columnist for 22 years she has written more than 1600 articles, and as a nationally syndicated TV hostess and producer, she produced more than 400 half hour shows. Mitzi holds degrees from Harvard University and the George Washington University. A former rice grower, she is a past President of the 35,000-member American Agri-Women, the oldest and largest American farm women’s organization. She was also one of the U.S. Delegates to the United Nations Conference on Women in Nairobi and was a commissioner on the U.S. Commission on Libraries and Information Science. You can connect with Mitzi in the following ways: LinkedIn: Mitzi Perdue Facebook: Mitzi.Perdue WWW.MitziPerdue.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.
In today’s episode, Stan Silverman shares the most profound leadership lessons he has learned on his journey from entry-level leadership to founding a company. Listen in as Stan and Laura discuss the importance of being credible, fostering dialogue within your team to make decisions, relying on expert advice, and how greatness kills growth.  Stan Silverman is the founder of Silverman leadership. He was the former President and CEO of PQ corporation, a global chemical and engineered glass materials company, and he's the vice chair of the board of trustees at Drexel university. Stan is also the author of the book, “Be Different: The Key to Business and Career Success” and a nationally syndicated columnist in the Philadelphia business journal as well as 42 sister publications of the Business Journals of America. You can connect with Stan via his website: https://silvermanleadership.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.
In today’s episode, Lisa Peskin reveals how to communicate with your team in a way that fosters improvement and growth. Listen in as Lisa and Laura discuss providing feedback in a proper way, following a strategy for feedback depending on who you’re speaking with, and the best time to vulnerable when leading your team.  Lisa Peskin is the founder and CEO of Business Development University (BDU), a results-driven sales and sales management training, coaching and consulting firm focused on helping individuals and companies grow their revenue by significantly increasing their sales. Lisa has more than 30 years of experience in sales performance and management. Throughout her career, Lisa has developed an award-winning reputation as a motivational and results-oriented sales professional and speaker. After a successful career as Vice President of Sales for Automatic Data Processing (ADP), Lisa launched her own sales training, consulting and coaching business in 2003. Since then, Lisa has helped thousands of selling and non-selling professionals dramatically improve their business development efforts and results through training, just-in-time support and programs designed to maximize opportunities and drive ROI. You can connect with Lisa via her website: BusinessDevelopmentUniversity.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.
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