I want to tell you a story about a student of mine named Julie.
Julie had enrolled in my public speaking masterclass last year.
She wasn’t thrilled with her job and wanted to make a change. She chose to invest in her public speaking to help her interview.
In my public speaking masterclass, we worked on sharing information using a specific framework. Every student shared a presentation that had a beginning, middle and end. Time and time again, she used that framework to share stories about her leadership in interviews.
Today, I’m happy to report that she is at ‘her dream job’ at one of the top telecom companies in the country.
This class is for you if you like learning in a group environment, If you like community and being in a safe container for 6 weeks with 7 women who are at the same level as you. You like the idea of practicing your presentations in front of a group. You also like that you learn from giving your peers feedback.
Being able to tell stories about your leadership is important whether you are building a personal brand at a corporate or building a business.
Catalyst, which focuses on women’s leadership, did a survey of 1110 adults and found that working from home
It’s more important than ever to learn how to tell stories and engage your audience, whether in person or on a Zoom. This is what I will teach you.
With my “Command a Room With Authority Masterclass, Level 1,” I share a formula for storytelling. The reason for this formula is that we have 3 brains as human beings. Sharing *just data* or teaching engages two of our brains. A *story* engages all three. It dates back to our ancestors and how they shared information around a campfire.
They told —stories.
Class is 7 sessions. In each session, you will deliver a 2 minute presentation. This will be a personal story about your leadership and a time that you demonstrated a trait worthy of your role model.
Start thinking about the answers to these questions:
Your personal stories DO have a place in your leadership. This is the first time you are making yourself vulnerable and workshopping the RIGHT way to share them.
One of the surprise side benefits of the class (that I didn’t anticipate) is the community and safe container of women that forms for 6 weeks.
You’ve only just begun. Level 1 creates a foundation, but Level 2 will help you to command the room.
Level 1 will help you find your voice and your stories.. With the 6 weeks you devote to Level 2, you’ll get people to listen.
Sharing your stories only feels like “Dear Diary.” Where you start to have impact is when you share your understanding of the story. That is your gift to your audience. That’s when they see themselves in your story
I created Level 2 after discovering the excitement my original masterclass members had to improve upon their skills. They craved:
Level 2 Attendees will build upon the successes of Level 1, culminating in “Command the Room” certification.
Today’s remote work culture is impacting women. While 70% of working women feel empowered by the flexibility of being able to work from home, a recent report by Catalyst shows that working outside the office could also hurt women’s chances of feeling seen and heard at work.
Catalyst, a nonprofit that works to accelerate women into leadership, conducted a survey of 1,100 U.S. working adults over the age of 18. 45% of women business leaders say it’s difficult for women to speak up in virtual meetings. One in five women say they’ve felt ignored or overlooked by colleagues during video calls.
Additionally, three in five female employees say they feel like their prospects of getting a promotion are worse in their new remote work environment.
With my “Command a Room With Authority Masterclass” I share a formula for storytelling. This framework will help you construct a compelling talk every time.
Over the course of 6 sessions, you will practice delivering a 2 minute personal story that answers these questions:
One of the surprise side benefits of the class (that I didn't anticipate) is the community and safe container of women that forms for 6 weeks. Women really love this.
Once the foundation has been laid in Level 1, you will be ready to take your speaking to the next level with the Level 2 Certification class.
You benefit from my experience as a television anchor for 20 years. I covered the financial markets. Hourly, I crunched information from several screens of numbers and told a story. I had to get YOU, the audience, to care about these 3 stock stories at this hour. And it was in front of a national audience. I've given a TedTalk. I've spoken in front of 1600 women at a convention center. I've commanded the stage at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. Do you know what it takes to quiet a room? I learned it. Now I'm going to teach it to you.
You benefit from my experience as a television anchor for 20 years.
I covered the financial markets. Hourly, I crunched information from several screens of numbers and told a story. I had to get YOU, the audience, to care about these 3 stock stories at this hour. And it was in front of a national audience.
I've given a TedTalk. I've spoken in front of 1600 women at a convention center. I've commanded the stage at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.
Do you know what it takes to quiet a room? I learned it. Now I'm going to teach it to you.
Step one, you will identify your role model. What are the six traits of your role model you admire? See video
Step two. Tell me a personal story about a time you demonstrated this trait. See video
Step three. Think about the takeaway. What did you learn about yourself as a result of this story? This is the gift for your audience. See example video.
Step four: You deliver your talk to the class for feedback.
We will rinse and repeat in each of the 6 classes.
We will also feature a speaker at the top of each class, focused on YOUR pain points.
Wednesdays 7-830pm EST