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When is the best time to build confidence and strategies for a healthy mindset?  This week Tracy Ashdale shares how Girls on the Run created a program to foster mental, emotional, and physical fitness habits among our youth. Listen in as Laura and Tracy discuss the importance of building confidence in young women, emphasizing collaboration among community members, and seeking out opportunities to support women and make a long-lasting impact. Here are a few things you’ll learn during this conversation: How Girls on the Run is focusing on building programs in schools How to create a collaborative effort to achieve big goals in your community The importance of embracing the differences of others Why community action creates a long-lasting impact What it means to be vulnerable and open with your team During the 24-Hour Challenge, Tracy invites you to set an intention for your day and focus on gratitude, observing the impact it can have on your mindset and actions. About Tracy Ashdale: Tracy Ashdale, LSW; Executive Director, Chief Energy Officer, Girls on the Run of Southeastern Suburban, Pa. As a lifelong champion of celebrating girls and women’s strengths, Tracy has always encouraged others to trust the themselves and lead with their heart as well as their head. Tracy has been on a journey to encourage women and girls to take action and be brave in their lives so they can experience real joy and connection with others. Tracy appreciates that leadership is a moment to-moment choice and not about the title, tenure or position. She believes Leadership is for everyone. It is how we all could live our lives. Tracy feels honored and privileged to have Girls on the Run be the platform for her life’s work. Tracy spent the first part of her professional life training and working with couples, families and children at The Horsham Clinic, Penn Council for Relationships and as an Integrative Life Coach with the Ford Institute. It was in 2002 that she read an article in Runners World honoring Molly Barker, Founder of Girls on the Run International that got the drums beating in her heart. Soon after making a call to headquarters, Tracy founded the local Montgomery and Delaware Counties Council. She coached her first team of 12 girls at Fort Washington Elementary in 2007, expanding to serve Chester County in 2020 she has presided over an incredible time of organizational growth. The council has served over 10,000 girls locally. They have over 100 schools offering the program, with a couple thousand girls participating each spring; 400 coaches will delivering the 10-week curriculum in 2022. Tracy brings significant expertise to Girls on the Run-in leading change, strategic goal setting and creating a value driven culture. Tracy believes in order for the organization to truly have an impact it is critical that she and her team live into the values of the organization. In her free time, she enjoys being with her three daughters, family and dogs. She never misses an opportunity to go for a run, do yoga, play tennis, read, give back and travel. She is committed to doing things that feel uncomfortable or scary as often as she can tolerate. Learn more about Girls on the Run here: www.girlsontherun.org Email Tracy here: tracy.ashdale@girlsontherun.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.
Have you ever stared at a math problem and didn’t know where to begin? This week Nick Ryan shares how he takes the complicated subject matter of information security and distills it into relevant stories, data, and metrics that help his organization make sound business decisions. Listen in as Laura and Nick discuss the challenges of speaking to over 7500 employees in an approachable way, the importance of qualitative ROI and how it influences business decisions, and why crafting a presentation is the key to successful communication.   Here are a few things you’ll learn during this conversation: How to focus on customer trust and brand reputation in a measurable way Why giving too much detail can leave the audience “lost in the weeds” What it means to give a presentation good “marketecture” How holding a grudge can hold you back from success How dissatisfaction in a job role led Nick to a career breakthrough   During the 24-Hour Challenge, Nick encourages you to embrace the power of putting things on paper, challenging you to write down five things that you are dissatisfied with in your career. This will allow you to focus and create an improvement plan worth implementing.   About Nick Ryan:   Nick Ryan is the head of information security for the 9th largest accounting firm in the world, Baker Tilly. Protecting the firm’s revenue by mitigating risk and meeting compliance, regulatory and business requirements is at the crux of his role. A core focus of Nick’s is to translate complex, technical matters to non-technical C-suite executives to garner support for security initiatives that empower the firm to thrive.   Nick is a proud “forever student” having earned over forty (40) industry-specific, leadership and cross-functional certifications. A frequent guest on cybersecurity podcasts, industry roundtables and peer groups with security executives, Nick enjoys strategic thought leadership and giving back to the community. In addition, Nick mentors several individuals who are seeking to break into the coveted cybersecurity space or to be promoted to leadership roles. You can connect with Nick via Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickryan23/   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.
How do you separate personal belief and scientific fact when crafting your message? This week Stephen Forzato shares how his experience as an undercover officer impacted his ability to navigate the delicate terrain of personal belief, addiction, and community support. Listen in as Laura and Stephen discuss the difference between educating someone experiencing addiction and the families providing support, as well as how Stephen used communication techniques to save his life while working undercover.   Here are a few things you’ll learn during this conversation: How to educate your audience while considering beliefs and attitudes How controlled substances impact the ability to communicate with and influence individuals When to separate audience members for a greater impact The importance of engaging and asking questions to motivate action How to facilitate conversations about frustrations in a productive way   During the 24-Hour Challenge, Stephen asks you to verbally reward an employee or family member, giving them recognition for what’s going right.   About Stephen Forzato:   With more than three decades of experience, Forzato is an expert in the opioid epidemic and has served as a consultant to the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s investigation of pharmaceutical manufacturers and oversaw investigations involving unlawful proscribing. He has briefed and trained numerous groups of community members, including educators, corporate executives, and medical professionals, on current substance use disorder trends and identifying addiction in the workplace. He received his master’s in criminal justice, intelligence, and analysis from Saint Joseph’s and a bachelor’s in administration of justice from Pennsylvania State University.   You can connect with Stephen in the following ways: Website: https://www.sju.edu/centers/center-addiction-and-recovery-education Email: care@sju.edu   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.
Navigating large gaps in the needs of stakeholders is critical for any marketing strategy. This week Kathy Govier shares how she assesses and identifies the key desires of different audiences in order to create messaging that addresses needs and accomplishes goals. Listen in as Laura and Kathy discuss understanding your own thought process as a leader, the difference between new and hardcore collectors, and the importance of recognizing expertise within niche categories.   Here are a few things you’ll learn during this conversation: How Kathy differs her messaging between hardcore and new collectors Why she considers herself a general manager with marketing expertise How to approach business from a broad perspective The importance of acknowledging input from every team member How to understand and communicate your own thought process with your team   During the 24-Hour Challenge, Kathy encourages you to optimize your LinkedIn profile by focusing on asking for and showcasing recommendations on your profile.   About Kathy Govier:   Kathy is an accomplished, senior marketing leader with more than 20 years of experience across large, publicly-traded organizations as well as mid-sized, privately held, family-owned companies.   You can connect with Kathy in the following ways: Website: https://www.geppifamilyenterprises.com Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathygovier/   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.
Important conversations are rooted in trust. This week Joey Fay shares how his company has implemented the core value of “likability” to create productive business relationships in both the private and public sectors. Listen in as Laura and Joey discuss the importance of language, writing skills, and staying steadfast in your core values.   Here are a few things you’ll learn during this conversation: How to build rapport in government relationships The challenge of likability in today’s market How being a veteran-owned business impacts success Joey’s leadership philosophy How to shift your message to communicate with different audiences   During the 24-Hour Challenge, Joey asks you to create a list of your top 5-10 priorities and rank them to gain a better understanding of your core personal values.   About Joey:   Joey Fay is the President of Quatrefoil Consulting, a Veteran Owned Project Leadership consulting company, and an active Lieutenant Colonel in the US Marine Corps Reserves.   You can connect with Joey in the following ways: Website: https://www.quatrefoilleads.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/quatrefoilconsultingllc/   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.
The financial space doesn’t seem like a natural place for vulnerability, but today’s guest shares that honesty and openness while communicating with her team is the key to successful relationships and strong workplace culture. On this episode, Laura and Cindy explore the nuances of data-driven storytelling and how Cindy navigates the varying levels of financial understanding of the team members and stakeholders she engages with throughout her career.   Here are a few things you’ll learn during this conversation: What it means to be a long-invested communicator The negative impact of uptalk How to set up productive goal-setting conversations with peers The difference between an executive vs. a leader How to ensure people take you seriously   During the 24-Hour Challenge, Laura invites you to find an accountability partner and create a goal with an end date after discussing Cindy has been positively impacted by peer support.   About Cindy:   Cindy Lewis is CFO at Coho Partners, Ltd., a $10B investment management firm whose goal is to generate a pattern of returns that offers protection in down markets and competitive returns in up markets.   You can connect with Cindy in the following ways: Website: www.cohopartners.com Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cindytlewis/     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.
Today healthcare technology expert Trevor Garner shares the process of creating clarity and trust by communicating with both sides of a service-based tool. On this episode, Laura and Trevor discuss how his company works with politicians, government employees, and community members to make healthcare websites easy to understand and efficient to use. Trevor shares how his ability to stay vulnerable and open during conversation builds trust on multiple levels and opens the door to deeper, more productive communication.   Here are a few things you’ll learn during this conversation: How non-verbal mannerisms impact conversation Two ways to be an effective communicator Simple ways to show you’re listening Conversational tips for maintaining good working relationships Why the tech industry is working to improve empathy skills   During the 24-Hour Challenge, Trevor encourages you to focus on vulnerability. He asks you to be mindful of difficult moments and have the courage to express what you’re feeling, opening the door to more vulnerable conversations that build trust.   About Trevor:   Trevor Garner is the Chief Financial Officer at IdeaCrew, focusing on healthcare, health benefits, and human services, to improve the experience for all involved. He is an expert in growing revenue and increasing profitability and is a sought-after business leader, community member, partner, and mentor.   You can connect with Trevor via email at Trevor@ideacrew.com or the website www.ideacrew.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.
If you’ve ever attended a zoom meeting and counted the minutes until it was over, wondering why you needed to be there in the first place, this episode is for you. This week Laura breaks down the three main causes of Zoom Fatigue and simple strategies you can use to keep your audience focused and engaged, getting your message across in an efficient way.   Here are a few things you’ll learn during this conversation: The definition of zoom fatigue Why in-person conversations feel more energetic than virtual meetings The importance of movement during virtual calls Techniques for engaging your virtual audience How sounds quality can help your team focus on the message   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.
The traumatic events of our world and how they impact us also influence our ability to communicate. This week Maude Le Roux shares the power of trauma and how it impacts the body and the way we communicate with each other. Listen in as Laura and Maude discuss how recent studies of trauma have influenced the way Maude’s occupational therapy teams work with children, communicate consent, and help families gain a better understanding of each other’s needs.   Here are a few things you’ll learn during this conversation: How to ask permission in different ways Understanding the guidelines of trauma How the “golden rule” applies to public speaking Why transparency is important when sharing successes with others What to do when terminology puts a barrier between you and your audience   During the 24-hour Influence Challenge, Maude inspires you to learn something about a familiar face through active listening strategies.   About Maude Le Roux:   Maude Le Roux is an occupational therapist with an extensive following of professionals across the globe. She studies human development in different capacities of growth spanning ages and stages, neuroanatomy, assessment tools as well as current trends of intervention. Maude is certified in multiple different techniques that she applies uniquely through her Developmental Pathways Model (DPM). She owns and directs a clinical practice in Glen Mills, PA, where she has become known for her effective assessment and intervention protocol. While she trains globally, Maude continues to operate this active practice to continue to inform her work and develop the case studies from which she expands her assessment and intervention protocol. She has a team of dedicated professionals, many of whom had been with her over 10 years as well as being with her since inception of her practice in 2001. Her requirement for practice is a warm, embracing atmosphere operated through clinical expertise and professionalism that will provide quality of care to all entering her practice. She gives back to her community by serving on different boards and currently serves on the Board of Directors for ATTACh, a national organization dedicated to serving families and children with attachment related difficulties and trauma informed care. She co-authored the book “Our Greatest Allies” in 2011 with Lauren O’Malley describing the journey of one child on the autism spectrum.   You can connect with Maude in the following ways:   Email: maude@maudeleroux.com Website: www.maudeleroux.com $100 course discount promo code: Influence100   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.
Protecting a community begins by building trust. On today’s episode Sheriff Errol Toulon, Jr. shares his journey to building trust and resources within the Suffolk County community. Listen in as Laura and the sheriff discuss Suffolk County’s current efforts to provide resources to previously incarcerated individuals, how Sheriff Toulon is connecting with the community youth, and how the internet has helped the justice department build trust and share information with more people.     Here are a few things you’ll learn during this conversation: The four key topics that are concerning today’s youth How Sheriff Toulon is creating resources and using inclusive language to release stigmas around previously incarcerated individuals The challenges of being elected into a role that requires trust and transparency How the department is using social media to disperse information Why Sheriff Toulon is continuing to adapt his communication skills as he grows in his current role   During the 24-hour Influence Challenge, Sheriff Toulon encourages you to avoid thinking critically about yourself and others for 24 hours. This challenge is to help you break down self-imposed barriers that stop you from deeply connecting with others.   About Sheriff Errol D. Toulon, Jr., Ed.D.   Sheriff Toulon is serving his second term as Suffolk County's 67th Sheriff and the first African American to be elected to a non-judicial countywide office.   You can connect with Sheriff Toulon in the following ways:   Website: www.suffolksheriff.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/suffolksheriff Twitter: www.twitter.com/suffolk-sheriff Instagram: www.instagram.com/suffolk-sheriff   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.
Building a legacy by serving others is a journey marked by milestones. On this journey to helping our audience increase their conscience, presence, and influence, we’re celebrating our 100th episode by discussing the topic of legacy with three influential leaders. Join Laura as she shares the mic with consultant Michael Houlihan, social innovator Janet Salazar, and cleantech expert Diana Yousef. Listen in as they explore the intricacies of helping audiences understand their message, the challenges they faced when communicating their mission, and how they are focusing on refining and building momentum for the future.     Here are a few things you’ll learn during this conversation: How to help your audience understand the value of the problem The role of gender, politics, and leadership in legacy building How to make conversations between leaders more meaningful and intimate Why future generations will be voting with their time, not their money The impact of mentorship on communication and growth   About Michael Houlihan:   Michael Houlihan is the founder of barefoot wines, America's number one wine brand, and the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller, The Barefoot Spirit. He's a consultant, a workshop leader, a speaker, and co-author of weekly blogs at thebarefootspirit.com and www.consumerbrandbuilders.com.   You can download a free chapter of Michael’s book at www.thebarefootspirit.com/freebook   About Janet Salazar:   Janet C. Salazar is a social innovator, human potential activist, serial entrepreneur, speaker, writer, humanitarian, and a global leadership strategist. Her fascination and energy are 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   About Diana Yousef:   Diana Yousef, PhD, MBA is founder and CEO of change:WATER Labs, a mission-driven cleantech venture creating disruptive technologies to expand access to clean water and safe sanitation, especially in under-resourced and vulnerable communities. Dr. Yousef founded cWL in 2015 based on inspiration she took from her work with NASA on wastewater treatment solutions for the International Space Station, the ultimate off-grid situation. In addition to her work with NASA, Dr. Yousef is a trained protein biochemist, a former McKinsey consultant, and biotech-cleantech VC, and has worked at the WorldBank/IFC and UNDP to promote innovative technologies and business models to alleviate poverty and promote sustainability. She holds degrees in Biology from Harvard (BA) and Cornell (PhD), and an MBA and MA in International Affairs (Columbia). She is one of the Cartier Women's Initiative Awardees, an Inventor-Ambassador for the AAAS/Lemelson Foundation, and a former advisor to the NASA-USAID Launch Accelerator and to the TED Fellows Program. Her team's work has been recognized as one of Fast Company's 2019 World Changing Ideas and she was invited by the Turkish Government to speak on their work at the 2019 UN Climate Summit.   You can connect with Diana at www.change-water.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.
A business without a foundation of healthy relationships has no room for growth. Today Lance Bachmann shares how he built five businesses on the principles of communication and relationship development. Listen in as Laura and Lance discuss focusing on improvement during business conversations, how to evaluate your own leadership communication skills and fill in the gaps, and what it was like overcoming childhood challenges in the foster care system to see long-term success.   Here are a few things you’ll learn during this conversation: Why companies are more focused on culture than ever before Starting with the leadership team and “communicating down” How communication is form of survival when in difficult situations Why Lance chose to step down as the CEO of his company The importance of controlling your frustrations and emotions when having tough conversations   During the 24 Hour Influence Challenge Lance asks you to write down the top five people you want to meet and why, then reach out and share the reason. This challenge is to inspire action and create momentum in your business and life.   Crucial Conversations book: https://amzn.to/3JHxgH0   About Lance Bachmann:   As an Influencer, Entrepreneur, and Public Speaker, Lance Bachmann has a history of helping companies propel their growth with tangible results. He founded his own award-winning digital marketing agency, 1SEO Digital Agency, which specializes in helping home services and other local businesses amplify their voice and project their company vision. Lance has been a Contributing Speaker, Keynote Speaker, and Expert Interviewer at events for Facebook, Google, the US Search Awards, JD Power, Service World Expo, and more.   Connect with Lance: Agency Website: https://1seo.com/ Brand Website: https://www.lancebachmann.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.
Creating an impact requires a coordinated effort with many levels of communication and trust. Milena Lanz understands this challenge and reveals what her organization has learned about the communication systems necessary to support mothers, families, and the professionals that serve them. During this conversation Laura and Milena discuss how Milena’s organization is making an impact in the Toronto community, how her team navigates cultural and language challenges, and how she is working to improve the training process for establishing long-term relationships with clients.   Here are a few things you’ll learn during this conversation: How Milena’s team works with providers to support the community The importance of helping stakeholders and donors feel involved in the mission How the organization focuses on different needs for different audiences when sharing program information Why calmness is the key to having tough conversations Why making time for personal needs improves your ability to serve others   During the 24 Hour Influence Challenge Milena encourages you to create a positive mindset in a difficult situation and focus on creating an impact through small acts of kindness.   About Milena Lanz:   Milena brings over 25 years of experience in leading nonprofit efforts in Greater Philadelphia and has a passion for supporting under-served children and families. Before becoming Executive Director in 2016, she spearheaded a county-wide effort to research best practices and evidence-based strategies in trauma-informed care by the study of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) at Home of the Sparrow, while also serving as Board member for MCHC. Between 2004 and 2012, she managed MCHC’s flagship Healthy Start program and became Senior Director of Healthy Start and Family Benefits. Before joining MCHC, she worked at Congreso in Philadelphia for four years in the Women’s Wellness Division, overseeing the education component of the domestic violence and parental education programs.   You can learn more about the Maternal Child and Health Consortium here: Phone number: 610) 344-5370 Website: ccmchc.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.
Creating a consistent message over time begins with understanding the data. Today Joe Person shares how his company has established trust for over 180 years by focusing on finding and communicating the story behind the data. Laura and Joe discuss making your message relatable, finding the opportunity within tough audiences, and why it’s critical to understand the drivers and business.   Here are a few things you’ll learn during this conversation: How Joe’s military experience helped him become a better speaker How to make data relatable to your specific audience Why making individual connections in group communication leaves an impact How to build your confidence to deal with tough audiences Why you need systems and framework to communicate consistently with stakeholders   During the 24 Hour Influence Challenge Joe shares the importance of listening and encourages you to wait 30 seconds before responding in a conversation. By allowing the other person additional time to complete their thoughts you are in a better position to align your message and achieve deeper connections.   About Joe Person:   A military veteran with a strong financial management background, Joe joined Wolf in 2015. As Chief Financial Officer, Joe oversees the administrative, finance, and accounting functions of the business. Joe graduated with a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland. He also served as a Naval Intelligence Officer for Navy Seal Team Ten, the Office of Naval Intelligence, and the National Security Agency. Joe is an active member of the Naval Academy Football Brotherhood Alumni Group. He lives in Lancaster, Pa. with his wife and two daughters.   Connect with Joe in the following ways: Company websites: www.wolfhomeproducts.com Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joe-person-b574318/ Find out more about the book by Brad Snyder mentioned in this conversation here: https://amzn.to/368QTZM   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.
How do you convey a message without speaking a word? Today Dave Raymond reveals the lessons of communication and sustainability he learned through his career as a performer and creator of “The Phillie Phanatic.” Laura and Dave explore how Dave learned to embody his character, create a unique experience for Phillie fans, and use that experience to launch a successful career by overcoming imposter syndrome and take credit where it was due.   Here are a few things you’ll learn during this conversation: How to maximize the physicality of your communication The Power of Fun and how it creates sustainable happiness How to understand what your audience wants The importance of pacing to convey emotions The difference between confident authority vs. deserving credit   During the 24 Hour Influence Challenge Dave encourages you to prepare, pause, and repeat. In this exercise Dave explains how creating a habit of gratitude and time for yourself can help you build sustainable happiness.   About Dave Raymond:   Dave Raymond is an international keynote speaker who has dedicated his life to studying methods that lead to long-term sustainable happiness. His work is focused on The Power of Fun and asks the question; how can fun save your life? It's something Dave has taught countless other people and companies during a speaking and consulting career that has spanned 25 years. Before that, Dave practiced the principles of developing a happier self as the original inhabitant of what was called the most successful mascot (and brand) in all of sports - the original Phillie Phanatic.   Get a free chapter from Dave’s book, The Power of Fun by going to www.daveraymondspeaks.com and signing up for the newsletter.   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.
Whether you’re in a crowd-filled stadium or out to lunch with a friend, opportunities for public speaking are everywhere. Today’s conversation with Certified Speaking Professional Dr. James Smith, Jr. centers around the ability to engage and command an audience that makes you (and your message) memorable. Laura and Dr. James dive into key strategies for leaders who are looking to grow their professional presence, ditch the powerpoints, and elevate the impact they have on a boardroom or 1:1 conversations with their teams.   Here are a few things you’ll learn during this conversation: How to focus on creating an experience for your listeners The advantages to being a physical speaker and engaging through movement Why the acronym FISH helps you leave a lasting impression on your audience What public speakers can learn from comedians Top tips for commanding a conversation and becoming “tweetable and repeatable”   During the 24 Hour Influence Challenge Dr. James encourages you use your next speaking opportunity to create a connection between the information you’re sharing and why you are the best person to share it. He challenges you to go beyond the data and communicate who you are and how it pertains to the information you’re sharing.   About Dr. James Smith, Jr.:   Dr. James Smith Jr. is a Certified Speaking Professional authenticity, and personal power expert. He's an author, trainer, coach, and the CEO and President of Dr. James Smith, Jr. CSP. He is also the incoming president of the National Speakers Association, Philadelphia.   You can connect with Dr. James in the following ways: Website: www.drjamessmithjr.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDrJamesSmithJr LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drjamessmithjr/ Twitter: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drjamessmithjr/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.james.smith.jr/ Get a free copy of Dr. James’ book by emailing him at: info@drjamessmithjr.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.
Developing resilience is critical in an ever-changing world. Today Dr. Joseph Garbely shares how his understanding of resilience in the medical field influences the way he speaks and interacts with others. During this episode, Laura and Dr. Garbely explore how his company is building a legacy of service, how he addresses front-line fatigue when communicating with medical workers, and why empathic communication is the key to building long-term relationships that withstand change.   Here are a few things you’ll learn during this conversation: How emotional fatigue impacts communication How the organization is using technology to evolve relationships with patients and families Why Dr. Garbely uses repetition as a communication tool How stamina is impacted by virtual meetings   During the 24 Hour Influence Challenge Dr. Garbely encourages you to break out of your comfort zone, looking at the biggest challenge you face at the moment and figuring out how to take it on. Breaking out of your comfort zone benefits your own personal skills as well as your ability to empower your team to challenge themselves.   About Dr. Garbely:   Dr. Garbely is the Chief Medical Officer and the Executive Vice President for Medical Strategy, Education, and Research at Caron Treatment Centers. He is also the Program Director for the Tower Health (Caron-Reading Hospital) Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program.   You can learn more about Caron Treatment Centers at: www.caron.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.
Gifts are a personal statement of appreciation that you give to loved ones and business associates alike. On today’s episode, Laura dives into how gifts communicate appreciation and the common mistakes professionals make when trying to give gifts in the workplace. Listen in as Laura explores how the Five Love Languages impact the way we give and receive gifts, as well the golden rule of gift-giving.   Here are a few things you’ll learn during this conversation: Different ways to show appreciation beyond gift-giving How the five love languages can help you give gifts that make a lasting impact Why skipping gifts in a professional setting might be a mistake How to apply love languages in a professional environment What to do if you get a gift you don’t love   During the 24 Hour Influence Challenge Laura invites you to connect with your team and learn their love languages to find ways to appreciate them that resonate effectively.   You can learn more about the Five Love Languages here.   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.
Understanding your audience’s needs begins with making connections between their current experiences and your unique skills. This week Liz Dow shares how her organization has listened to the needs of high performers and created an offer to help them navigate challenges and provide leadership support.  Liz and Laura explore how Liz has adjusted her messaging in response to COVID burnout, focused on the question of “what’s in it for you?” and how her ability to foster deep conversation has made her a better advocate and leader within her organization and her community. Liz also shares how she is focusing on improving her public speaking skills and Laura gives specific strategies to navigate the line between “scripted” and “winging it.”   Here are a few things you’ll learn during this conversation: The difference in messaging between approaching the board and approaching sponsors with a new product or idea How to make someone feel comfortable enough to open up during a conversation Why you don’t need to memorize a speech to make it effective How to make more personal connections with your staff How a job becomes a calling   During the 24 Hour Influence Challenge Liz inspires our audience to foster their own deep conversations by asking “What is the kindest thing anyone has ever done for you?” Liz shares how that question has opened doors to honesty and sets a tone of positivity, and how she finds connections with others through stories of kindness.   Liz Dow is the author of the book, Six Degrees of Connection. She is also the CEO of LEADERSHIP Philadelphia, a leadership development and civic affairs organization bringing people together across sectors to serve and strengthen the greater Philadelphia community.   You can learn more about Liz and LEADERSHIP Philadelphia here: http://www.leadershipphiladelphia.org/   During the conversation, Laura mentioned public speaker Linda Cliatt-Wayman. You can listen to her Women’s Convention speech here: https://youtu.be/_4FWiK-iiqQ?t=333   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.
Conveying your vision of a project or goal to your team can be difficult, especially when miles (and maybe time zones) apart. This week Phyllis Song shares how she coaches clients to make the most of the Virtual Assistants on their teams and simple strategies you can use to communicate your wants and needs effectively to the people who support you. Laura and Phyllis discuss why hiring a Virtual Assistant is not a one-size-fits-all experience, and some common roles a virtual team member can help you fill. Phyllis also shares the common communication mistakes that occur when leading a virtual team and how you can avoid them.   Here are a few things you’ll learn during this conversation: How to vet your Virtual Assistant Uncommon tasks you should consider for your Virtual Assistant The most common DiSC type that needs a VA How to create a system to get what you ask for the first time Why celebrating wins with your virtual team is critical for long-term success   Phyllis Song is the Queen of Virtual Assistants. Her favorite quote is by Zig Ziglar: "You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want," so with an army of over 400 virtual assistants at the ready, her mission is to help as many business owners as possible to successfully create their ultimate impact on the world AND freedom for themselves at the same time.   You can schedule a call with Phyllis and her team here: https://www.phyllissong.com/connect   For Phyllis's free worksheet on how to determine what tasks to do on your own vs. what could (or should!) be delegated to a Virtual Assistant: http://braindump.phyllissong.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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