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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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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