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I love leadership, laughs (and yes) libations.  I also love learning.  Although I've been in leadership roles for over 30 years, I love talking to leaders that are in the trenches and learning what works, what doesn't and what I can do differently.

This podcast is for everyone out there that is working to lead better, get more done and leave a legacy.  Leading others is a deliberative act and we can always get better.

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Oct 21, 2018

I remember the first time (nearly 30 years ago) that I had to brief a group of senior officers in the Navy.  I was so nervous that my hands were clammy, my heart was skipping and I didn't remember what I said after I was done.  Ever been there?  I lived through it but, at the time, it was horrible!

As leaders, we're often judged by our ability to communicate a message.  Further, if we want our teams to be on point, moving in the right direction, and motivated to get things done, many times, it relies entirely on our ability to speak with impact.  

This week's guest, Allison Shapira, has (literally) written the book on how to speak with impact.  It's releasing this week!  She's helped thousands get past their fears of being in front of a room of people and communicate a message that gets heard.  We talk getting past the nervousness, how to craft a good message and how humor doesn't always work cross culturally.  She's the bomb!  I've been speaking for 10 years professionally and she taught me some stuff that I'd never thought of before.  ENJOY!

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Allison Shapira is founder and CEO of Global Public Speaking LLC, a communication training firm that helps people speak with confidence and authenticity. A former opera singer and TEDx speaker, she delivers keynote speeches, workshops, and executive communication coaching for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations around the world. She is an adjunct lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School, a member of the National Speakers Association, and was a finalist for 2017 Woman Business Owner of the Year by the National Association of Women Business Owners, San Diego chapter. She is also an internationally-renowned singer and songwriter. She lives in Washington, DC.

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