Masterclass

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. 

Who are you?

  • You just got a promotion and need to bring your A-game to presentations
  • You are already in a senior leadership position and want better command of a room
  • You have a big sales presentation coming up and need to knock it out of the park.
  • You want to speak on panels, at conferences and on live tv, but are afraid you’ll screw up
  • You want to make videos to be the face of your brand, but are deathly afraid of the process.
  • You record 100 takes and publish NOTHING to social.
  • If any of the above describe you, read on…
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Why my Public Speaking Masterclass?

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

  • Is hurting women’s chances of feeling seen and heard at work.
  • 45% of women business leaders say it’s difficult for them to speak up in virtual meetings.  
  • One in five feel ignored or overlooked by colleagues during video calls. 
  • Three in five say they feel like their prospects of getting a promotion are worse in their new remote work environment.

 

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.

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How Does Class Work?

With my “Command a Room With Authority Masterclass” 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 6 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:

  • Why do I deserve to be here?
  • Why I am worth listening to?
  • What is my experience?
  • What subject am I well versed in?
  • What angle do I view it from?

 

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. 

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:

  • Why do I deserve to be here?
  • Why I am worth listening to?
  • What is my experience?
  • What subject am I well versed in?
  • What angle do I view it from?

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.

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 6-830pm EST

On Zoom

  • September 29th
  • October 6th
  • October 13th
  • October 20th
  • October 27th
  • November 3rd

 

Thursdays 6-830pm EST

except the first class

On Zoom

  • November 4th 
  • November 11th
  • November 18th
  • December 2nd
  • December 9th
  • December 16th

Wednesdays 6-830pm EST

On Zoom

  • January 12th
  • January 19th
  • January 26th
  • February 2nd
  • February 9th
  • February 16th

 

The Results: Testimonials from other Students.

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