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More and more women are making an impact by starting businesses, running for office, and speaking up for what matters. Whether you want to craft a business presentation, a keynote, a workshop, or a TEDx talk, you’ll learn how to create compelling content, pitch conferences and organizations, and persuasively communicate your message to your audience. Listen in as Carol Cox, entrepreneur, speaker, and TV Democratic political analyst, interviews and coaches purpose-driven women to shape their message, grow their companies, and become recognized as influencers in their field. Are you ready to create an impactful brand and signature talk to support your business and empower others in a transparent and transformational way to change the experience of women in business, at work, and in leadership? This is Speaking Your Brand.
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Jul 30, 2019

Have you held back from pitching yourself for bigger speaking engagements?

Or have you not raised your speaking fees even after you’ve been speaking for a while?

Or have you not asked to be paid at all?

Just like in our businesses, we need to develop confidence in the value, expertise, and experience we provide as speakers at an event.

And sometimes having an outside perspective, like a coach, can be the push you need.

My guest is Maureen Taylor, known as The Photo Detective.

Maureen has been a speaker for years and has appeared on national TV programs like The View and The Today Show.

As a member of our Master Your Speaking group coaching program, Maureen has been encouraged by me and the other women in the group to go after bigger speaking opportunities and to raise her fees.

In this on-air coaching call, Maureen and I talk about:

  • How nerves can appear even when you’ve been speaking for years (and oftentimes it’s because of a certain type of audience)
  • What to do when you’re hit with a bundle of nerves to gain your confidence back
  • The energy you have as a speaker and the energy and personality of the audience
  • How to handle hecklers in the audience
  • Negotiating your speaker fees
  • Pitching yourself, including what to write in the introductory email
  • Strategies to make it easier to promote yourself

 

Whether you’ve been speaking for years or have started more recently, you’ll learn a lot from this episode.

This episode is part of our Confidence Series, episodes 127-131.


About My Guest: Maureen Taylor is a frequent keynote speaker on photo identification, photograph preservation, and family history at historical and genealogical societies, museums, conferences, libraries, and other organizations across the U.S., London and Canada.  She’s the author of several books and hundreds of articles and her television appearances include The View and The Today Show (where she researched and presented a complete family tree for host Meredith Vieira).  She’s been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, The Boston Globe, Martha Stewart Living, Germany’s top newspaper Der Spiegel, American Spirit, and The New York Times. Maureen was recently a spokesperson and photograph expert for MyHeritage.com, an internationally known family history website and also writes guidebooks, scholarly articles and online columns for such media as Smithsonian.com. 

About Us: The Speaking Your Brand podcast is hosted by Carol Cox. At Speaking Your Brand, we help women entrepreneurs and professionals create their signature talks and gain more visibility to achieve their goals. Our mission is to get more women in positions of influence and power: on stages, in businesses, on boards, in the media, in politics, and in our communities. Check out our coaching programs at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com


Links:

Show notes at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/131

Connect with Maureen on her website at https://maureentaylor.com/.

Listen to Maureen’s podcast “The Photo Detective.”

Join the free Speaking Your Brand community at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/join/ or text the word SPEAKING to 444-999.

Get on the interest list for the Monetize Your Speaking group coaching program at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/group

Sign up for a Strategy Session at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/strategy.

Create your signature talk or TEDx talk. Get all the details at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/coaching

Say hi to me on Instagram and Twitter: @CarolMorganCox.

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts and leave a review!


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Jul 23, 2019

We all know that non-verbal communication can be as important as our words, whether we're talking with a person one-on-one or speaking in front of an audience.

Did you know that our body movement - our kinetic energy - is something different from what we traditionally think of regarding body language and it has an impact too?

My guest is Ritu Chander, the founder of The Next Move LLC, which is a decision-making consultancy.

In this episode, Ritu and I talk about:

  • How she became interested in body movement
  • The history of movement analysis
  • The subconscious behaviors we do
  • How our body movement reflects our cognitive processing and how we make decisions
  • The difference between looking at body language and kinetic energy
  • As speakers, how our body movement can impact the audience subconsciously
  • Why it’s important to change up our body movement, gestures, and voice when we’re speaking
  • Why we want to come across as approachable and warm - and what to do if we feel like that’s not our natural personality



This episode is part of our Confidence Series, episodes 127 through 131.

 

About My Guest: Ritu Chander is the Founder of The Next Move LLC, with offices in Chicago, Illinois. The Next Move is a leading decision-making consultancy in the United States. Ritu is passionate about the transformative results that occur as her clients break through the roadblocks of their ingrained decision-making patterns. Ritu employs an analytical technique of correlating subconscious behaviors to cognitive strengths and weaknesses, a technique scientifically proven as 99% accurate. 

Ritu expands her services to speaker training, jury selection, witness preparation, mediation and more, integrating her expertise in cognitive patterns with Laban Movement Analysis for thorough mind-body integrated analysis and coaching.

Ritu’s international client base reaches entrepreneurs, politicians, scientists, physicians, corporate leaders, teams and attorneys. As a leading expert in her field, she is an engaging speaker and trainer and is passionate about sharing her knowledge to maximize the potential of her clients. Ritu is an Associate Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and previously was Adjunct Faculty in the graduate school at Columbia College Chicago in the MPA Certification Program. Along with her training and expertise in decision-making studies, Ritu has a background in genetics, molecular biology and a career in intellectual property, with her own patent firm specializing in biotechnology and pharmaceutical patents.

 

About Us: The Speaking Your Brand podcast is hosted by Carol Cox. At Speaking Your Brand, we help women entrepreneurs and professionals create their signature talks and gain more visibility to achieve their goals. Our mission is to get more women in positions of influence and power: on stages, in businesses, on boards, in the media, in politics, and in our communities. Check out our coaching programs at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com



Links:

Show notes at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/130

Connect with Ritu on her website at http://www.thenextmovellc.com

Join the free Speaking Your Brand community at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/join/ or text the word SPEAKING to 444-999.

Get on the interest list for the Monetize Your Speaking group coaching program at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/group

Sign up for a Strategy Session at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/strategy.

Create your signature talk or TEDx talk. Get all the details at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/coaching.

Say hi to me on Instagram and Twitter: @CarolMorganCox.

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts and leave a review!

 

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Jul 16, 2019

If you have a fear of public speaking, this episode is for you.

If you’re confident when speaking but have a fear in a different area of your life, this episode is for you.

My guest’s story of how she went from a self-described fear of public speaking to being an in-demand paid keynote speaker in just 2 years is incredibly inspiring. 

Charmaine Gregory, M.D. is an emergency room doctor and speaks to professional groups about burnout.

You’ll hear:

  • How Charmaine’s fearlessness and love of the stage as a child transformed into fear
  • How the fear of speaking presented itself when she had to do it
  • Why she decided to conquer this fear
  • What she did first
  • Her journey to becoming a speaker
  • Strategies she used and still uses today to feel more confident and comfortable when speaking

 


Charmaine is a member of our Master Your Speaking group coaching program. Want to know when enrollment opens again? Sign up for the interest list at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/mastery

 

→ Download the free checklist to prepare for your next speaking engagement at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/129

 

This episode is part of our Confidence Series, episodes 127 through 131.

About My Guest: Charmaine Gregory, M.D. has served countless patients and taught resident doctors and medical students for 13 years as Clinical Faculty at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor in Michigan, following Emergency Medicine Residency training at Duke University Medical Center. She has been honored as a nominee for the Golden Apple teaching award by the resident doctors she teaches several years in a row. She is an active member of the Clinical Practice Committee for the Emergency Medicine Physician Group, PC. She serves as a Peer Coach providing feedback on communication techniques for Emergency providers and facilitates talks with healthcare providers about burnout, wellness, and work-life balance/integration. Most recently, Dr. Gregory has had the honor of being a contributing author of the books, The Chronicles of Women in White Coats and Thinking About Quitting Medicine Volume 2 and Doctoring Better. Dr. Gregory faces her fear of public speaking by speaking publicly on topics of burnout, wellness, fitness, work life integration, and night shift life.

Outside of medicine, Charmaine’s passion to pursue wellness and work-life balance led to the establishment of the virtual greatness and wellness coaching company Fervently Fit with Charmaine, LLC. Wellness coaching and health content sharing serve as an extension of clinical service by focusing on preventative methods for health and wellness maintenance. She is also a trained Physician Coach, helping colleagues find meaning and direction when most needed. She is the host of the Women in White Coats and Fearless Freedom with Dr. G podcasts.

About Us: The Speaking Your Brand podcast is hosted by Carol Cox. At Speaking Your Brand, we help women entrepreneurs and professionals create their signature talks and gain more visibility to achieve their goals. Our mission is to get more women in positions of influence and power: on stages, in businesses, on boards, in the media, in politics, and in our communities. Check out our coaching programs at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com


Links:

Show notes at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/129

Connect with Charmaine on her website at https://www.ferventlyfitwithcharmaine.com/.

Listen to Charmaine’s podcast “Fearless Freedom with Dr. G.”

Book: “The Chronicles of Women in White Coats”

Book: “Alter Ego” by Todd Herman

Download the free checklist to prepare for your next speaking engagement at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/129

Join the free Speaking Your Brand community at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/join/ or text the word SPEAKING to 444-999.

Get on the interest list for the Master Your Speaking group coaching program at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/mastery

Sign up for a Strategy Session at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/strategy.

Create your signature talk or TEDx talk. Get all the details at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/coaching

Say hi to me on Instagram and Twitter: @CarolMorganCox.

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts and leave a review!

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Jul 9, 2019

This conversation is one I’ll be listening to again, especially the end (!).

Is there something that has held you back from being more visible, whether it’s sharing a powerful message or standing on a stage in front of an audience?

You’re far from alone.

As women, we’ve grown up with societal and cultural messages (some subtle and subconscious, others not) that can influence us to keep quiet, not share our strong opinions, or even feel fearful of being seen.

My guest is Eleanor Beaton, a women’s leadership mentor and founder of Fierce Feminine Leadership, an organization and a podcast of the same name.

This is a powerful and enlightening conversation on the mindset shifts and strategies we can use to be willing to be seen and heard - and why as women it’s so important for us to do so.

Eleanor and I talk about:

  • The mixed messages she received growing up about being bold
  • Her work as a journalist and the distance that provided by not having to have an opinion on the story being covered
  • In contrast, my work as a political commentator on TV and having to share my opinions
  • Eleanor’s story of being interviewed for the first time and feeling like it was life and death
  • Why sharing a deeper message feels so vulnerable
  • The 4 mindset shifts Eleanor recommends
  • We both share practical strategies we use to deal with criticism from strangers
  • The importance of living life vividly so you have rich material to work with as a speaker
  • Embodying your message as a speaker, like musicians and performers do


This episode is part of our Confidence Series, episodes 127 through 131.

About My Guest: Eleanor Beaton is a women’s leadership mentor and founder of Fierce Feminine Leadership, an organization that helps ambitious women develop the confidence, presence, political savvy and influence they need to smash the glass ceiling and take their seats at the tables where the big deals and big decisions are made. Eleanor is also an award-winning journalist and host of the Fierce Feminine Leadership podcast. She has served as Chair of the Visiting Women's Executive Exchange Program at the Yale School of Management. She currently sits on the boards of Innovacorp and Invest Nova Scotia.

About Us: The Speaking Your Brand podcast is hosted by Carol Cox. At Speaking Your Brand, we help women entrepreneurs and professionals create their signature talks and gain more visibility to achieve their goals. Our mission is to get more women in positions of influence and power: on stages, in businesses, on boards, in the media, in politics, and in our communities. Check out our coaching programs at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com


Links:

Show notes at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/128

Eleanor’s website: https://eleanorbeaton.com/

Listen to Eleanor’s podcast Fierce Feminine Leadership: http://www.eleanorbeatonpodcast.com/

Connect with Eleanor on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eleanorbeaton/

Connect with Carol on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolcox/

Join the free Speaking Your Brand community at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/join/ or text the word SPEAKING to 444-999.

Get on the interest list for the Master Your Speaking group coaching program at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/mastery

Sign up for a Strategy Session at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/strategy.

Create your signature talk or TEDx talk. Get all the details and apply online at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/coaching

Say hi to me on Instagram and Twitter: @CarolMorganCox.

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts and leave a review!


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Jul 2, 2019

Starting with this episode, the next 5 episodes will be related to confidence: from putting yourself out there to pitch for speaking gigs, to conquering a fear of public speaking, to standing on stage and delivering your talks with presence and poise.

This episode kicks off this series by talking about what confidence is, my own ups and downs with confidence, and specific strategies you can use to increase your confidence.

Although power posing is great (I recommend it!), we’re going deeper than that - much deeper to discuss:

  • Why we lack confidence in the first place
  • Why confidence is attractive
  • What we gain by being confident
  • More importantly, what our audience gains from our confidence
  • How we can develop confidence
  • Examples from my own experience and from some of our clients


About Us: The Speaking Your Brand podcast is hosted by Carol Cox. At Speaking Your Brand, we help women entrepreneurs and professionals create their signature talks and gain more visibility to achieve their goals. Our mission is to get more women in positions of influence and power: on stages, in businesses, on boards, in the media, in politics, and in our communities. Check out our coaching programs at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com


Links:

Show notes at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/127

Join the free Speaking Your Brand community at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/join/ or text the word SPEAKING to 444-999.

Get on the interest list for the Master Your Speaking group coaching program at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/mastery

Sign up for a Strategy Session at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/strategy.

Create your signature talk or TEDx talk. Get all the details at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/coaching.

Say hi to me on Instagram and Twitter: @CarolMorganCox.

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts and leave a review!


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