Claim the Stage: A Podcast About Speaking and Sisterhood

Claim the Stage: A Podcast About Speaking and Sisterhood

Claim the Stage is a podcast for women who want to learn how to speak on stage and speak up in life. We also focus on how to build confidence to pursue your goals and how to rely on a sisterhood to make that happen. Hosted by Angela Lussier, award-winning professional speaker, seven-time author, and CEO and founder of the Speaker Sisterhood, a network of public speaking clubs for women and Dr. Joli Hamilton, a research psychologist, best selling author, TEDx speaker, and AASECT certified sex educator. Learn more about joining a speaking club: www.speakersisterhood.com

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April 16, 2021

Here's an episode for the super fans! This bonus episode is brought to you from a beach house on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. We went on a short vacation and decided to record an unplanned episode. On the show, we do Joli's performance review and read listener feedback from our recent survey. Joli also gives Angela feedback and they discuss her current adventures in online dating. There are many laughs and tangents and you'...

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Have you ever looked at someone who is seemingly doing it all and wondered, how do they do so much? The answer may be that they have a system to keep them moving forward. On today’s episode, Laura Khalil, a communications expert, skilled interviewer and host of the Top 125 Apple Podcast, Brave by Design, teaches us how to create a system to be brave and do the work that scares us or typically stops us from moving forward. She share...

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How often have you been called “selfish” in your life? How often have you gone out of your way to avoid being seen that way? On today’s show, we interview Naketa Ren Thigpen, LCSW, the #1 Balance & Relationship Advisor in the World. She is also the author of the book Selfish: Permission to Pause, Live, Love and Laugh Your Way to Joy. On today’s episode, we explore what the word selfish really means and how Naketa has redefined ...

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Even if you're not in sales for your profession, you're always selling. Perhaps you're selling your friend on an idea for a trip you'd like to take, or selling your child on the benefits of vegetables. You likely even have a component of your job that requires you sell your ideas to your team, your boss, or your clients. Selling is an essential tool and yet it is often looked at as a high stress activity to avoid if...

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Do you remember being called a "Good Girl" as a child and beaming in delight over the praise and reinforcement for a job well done? If you're now wondering why you find it difficult to say or do something that may not be seen as "nice" or "polite," it may be because of your good girl conditioning. On today's show, we talk to Sarah Schneider, a Good Girl Dismantler, executive coach, leadership trainer...

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"Perfectionism, people-pleasing, codependency, and constant striving to measure up— all of these patterns are rooted in fear and angst, which are emotion-level issues. The challenge for us is to bring love to the parts of ourselves that are hurting and terrified. Our work is to bridge the gap between the head and the heart.” - Caroline Garnet McGraw

If that quote means anything to you, you will love today's show. Our guest ...

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On today's show, Angela interviews her longtime mentor, Martha Johnson, to discuss aging. Angela is turning 40 today! Martha is a former consultant, business owner and coach who, at 81, enjoys a simpler life while staying engaged with what matters. On today's show, Angela asks:

1. If you could go back and give your 40 year old self advice, what would you tell her?

2. What are the hidden gifts of aging?

3. How has your persp...

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Hi Friends, Angela here. I have a new course coming out March 8th and this episode is dedicated to the topic I'm covering: How to present online like a pro! Joli and I discuss the topic along with some of our other favorites, like what's bringing us joy and what we're kicking to the curb. After our intro, you'll hear a replay of episode 145, a Q&A episode all about online presenting. I cover:

  • How do I set up my ...
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    Hi friends, Angela here. On today's episode, Joli and I explore a popular subject: Perfectionism. We address it from our two areas of expertise: relationships and speaking. How does perfectionism get in the way of having stronger, more fulfilling relationships? When going after your dream of stepping into the spotlight, how does perfectionism creep in to stop you and make you question yourself? We each give three scenarios of p...

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    Race, sexuality, gender, disability....these are subjects that may make you nervous. How do you talk about them? What if you say the wrong thing? What if you offend someone? You may find yourself saying nothing at all in an effort to save yourself from the embarrassment of doing it incorrectly. On today's episode, our guest walks us through how to have conversations about topics that feel foreign, awkward, and unspeakable. If y...

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    Today's guest is Cindy Lee Alves (they/she), an award-winning sexologist and founder and head educator of Ascension Institute, a place to learn about pleasure, sexual shame, and sexological professional development. We discuss how to bring pleasure into your work, conversations and presentations, relationships, and life. Cindy Lee walks her talk and it shows in today's episode. If you ever find yourself feeling dragged down...

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    From Angela: If you haven't listened to last week's episode yet, that's a great place to start. On today's show, Joli and I continue exploring the topic of pleasure and Joli's Pleasure Experiment. We each tried a few of the experiments and talked about what we learned. If you're looking for simple and interesting new ways to spend your time, The Pleasure Experiment is for you. Rather than binge another show ...

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    From Angela: When Joli and I first met to brainstorm topics for upcoming episodes, the subject of pleasure was at the top of her list. Being a sex educator, this topic comes up a lot for her. But the approach she wanted to take for our show was not one from the standpoint of sex, it's from how to find pleasure in everyday life. Many women treat pleasure as a reward. Sound familiar? Joli feels it should be incorporated into how ...

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    From Angela: When you're going through something difficult, do you ever think about how that situation is changing you for the better? What about the lessons and learnings that come from things being hard? On today's episode, I interview Elizabeth Lesser, author of Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow, a book I read over the fall this year. This book had a profound effect on me and I was excited when Elizabeth ...

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    Hot topic alert!! For our first regular episode as a duo, Joli and I decided to tackle a subject that has made us both scratch our head for years. We start off the episode sharing our experiences with what femininity has meant to us, how it shows up for us today, and the role it plays when it comes to speaking up and thinking about sisterhood. If you've ever struggled with fitting into society's narrow definition of what it...

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    Welcome to our first episode of 2021 and my first episode with a co-host! I'm excited to introduce Dr. Joli Hamilton to the show. You've heard her on past episodes like episode 150: How to Speak Up in Romantic Relationships, a bonus episode from February of 2020 called How to Gain Confidence to Speak Up, episode 134: An Announcement and An Offering, and episode 106: What Does One Year of Speaking Training Get You? Feel free...

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    Greetings from the Glitter Closet! Today's episode is sort of a continuation of the branding series because I talk about the branding process I've been going through the last few months and what it means for Speaker Sisterhood. 

    I share:

  • My "why"
  • New offerings for 2021
  • Endings that I've had this year
  • What it means to be a Speaker Sister
  • My branding process and what I learned
  • An update on my exploration into my addict...
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    Today’s episode is a chance to go inside the writer’s process and also learn more about the experience of publishing a book about a personal experience. As many speakers are looking to share their personal stories and may want to publish them as well, I hope today’s episode inspires you to start writing. My guest today is Nicole Hendrick Donovan. She is an author, reflective storyteller, spiritual seeker, mother, and teacher. 

    In J...

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    What is a voice brand? That's a good question! In part 4 of The Branding Series, I interview David Wolf, the creator of the "voice brand." He shares what it is, why it's important, what the different vehicles are for creating yours, and how to to know what approach to voice branding is best for you. If you've ever thought about using your voice for audiobooks, podcasting, or other audio experiences, you're g...

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    Welcome to part 3 of The Branding Series! Speaker Assets...what are they? They're things like your website, your highlight reel, your social media profiles, etc. Basically they are the things event planners look at when trying to determine your credibility and brand. If you want to create some for yourself or improve the ones you already have, today's episode is for you. My guest is Suz Chadwick, a BOLD Business, Branding &...

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