Women in traditionally male-dominated industries, such as tech, engineering, law and finance, face a difficult challenge. It feels like walking a tightrope between being respected vs. sounding bossy. Speaking up can be a challenge. Being heard when you do is even more of a challenge. If this sounds familiar, you need to join our conversation here on Speakers Who Get Results, hosted by Elizabeth Bachman, the go-to person for advanced level training in speaking, presentation skills, sales and leadership.
We live in an increasingly diverse society, yet our corporate structures are lagging in mirroring this diversity. The lack of workplace diversity in most organizations hampers them from reflecting and addressing the needs of a diverse market. Lance Dorsey, the Senior Manager of Inclusive Hiring and Vendor Management for McKesson, checks more than one box in terms of diversity. Lance believes that diversity is a strategic business advantage when appropriately leveraged. As a person of color
As more queer people are coming out and sharing their stories, gender perception in America has shifted. People are exposed to more lenses, realities, and perspectives that broaden their minds as a result. Elizabeth Bachman speaks with Alaina Kupec, the Senior Director of Global Value and Access at Gilead Sciences. From the point of view of a transgender person, Alaina shares how gender perception has shifted in Corporate America. If you’d like to learn
Executive presence is especially important in these troubled times. In a time when important decisions are being made left and right, a good executive presence allows one to speak with authority and expertise. Elizabeth Bachman interviews Gina Grahame, the Founder and CEO of the Grahame Institute of Strategic Communication. Elizabeth picks Gina’s brain for executive presence strategies to make use of in The New Normal. With Gina’s advice, you could be speaking with a
Now that we are all doing video calls, you are probably familiar with the basics. However, there is still so much more that you can do. Joining Elizabeth Bachman on the show today is International Style Expert Shelley E. Golden, who shares some easy ways to tweak your video presence so you show up with confidence, charisma, and credibility! Tune in to this episode and start attracting the people you want to do business with
Are you having trouble landing new business? Are your current clients asking for discounts? In a time of shrinking budgets, it’s a customer’s job to ask for a lower price. However, it isn’t your job to give in! In this episode, host, Elizabeth Bachman, shows you ways of dealing with objections and getting past ‘no.’ The wisdom that Elizabeth will share is very valuable for you to make the sale. After all, if you
Many people, performers especially, can easily attest to the simple fact that comedy is hard – even more so if what you’re doing is customized comedy. On top of your usual schtick, customized comedy also involves a lot of research and improvisation to make your audience a truly integral part of the experience. Elizabeth Bachman is joined by Heather Rogers, who is known as a Corporate Magician. Heather shares her secrets to preparing strong customized
How can we exercise leadership in these unusual times and incorporate team beliefs and culture in different set-ups? On today’s show, Elizabeth Bachman chats with Charlene Li about becoming better leaders. Charlene is an expert in digital transformation, leadership, customer experience, and the future of work. She is also the author of The Disruption Mindset, a book about developing a disruptive mindset that permeates every aspect of the organization. Join Elizabeth and Charlene as they talk
For so long, the glass ceiling is something that has existed for women, no matter what environments they were in, or what they were doing, and it has severely limited the opportunities that those women receive. But more recently, more and more women have been able to put in the work in breaking the glass ceiling, ensuring that they – and the women that would come after them – could advance safely and surely.
Great leaders exemplify great relationships and bring great results. How can you improve your leadership skills? Joining Elizabeth Bachman today is Ivy Slater, an entrepreneur and professionally certified business coach. A top businesswoman, Ivy is the CEO of Slater Success and the author of the bestselling book, From the Barre to the Boardroom. Ivy talks about the seven traits of great leaders and how to cultivate them. She also talks about the strong pillars that can help
For many companies, getting things off the ground wouldn’t have been possible without the support provided by securing venture capitalists. While these venture capitalists have cultivated their own culture and reputation, they’re still among your best bets for securing the money you need to turn your dream into a reality. Monica Phillips is the President and Founder of Spark Plug Labs, which coaches leaders and teams on culture, belonging, and inclusion. Monica shares what
How does one lead with purpose? Elizabeth Bachman interviews Laura Gisborne of Legacy Leaders Global about how she helps women find their purpose, erase their scarcity fears, and prosper. Laura is also an author of multiple books, including Stop the Spinning: Move from Surviving to Thriving and Limitless Women. In this conversation, Elizabeth and Laura talk about questioning your capacities to lead, your greatest resources, and healing the poverty consciousness. Moreover, Laura offers helpful
Do you want to get paid to speak? Do you want to speak internationally? If your desire is to be the best speaker, Monique Blokzyl, the Founder of the Business Launch Portal, can surely help you achieve this dream. Growing up in the communist system of East Germany and taking inspiration from the likes of Nelson Mandela, Monique learned how to express herself. She later found her voice and then transformed to become one