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.
Before almost everyone else started working from home because of the pandemic, not having to go to the office to work seemed like a wonderful idea. Who wouldn’t want not to have to wake up early to beat the morning traffic? However, it’s not as ideal a work situation as it seems as many are realizing that it’s harder work than ever to have to juggle home and work duties and trying to say
A famous passage goes, “You have not because you ask not.” Another one says, “Ask, and you shall receive.” If it’s that simple to get what we want, why do we still have a lot of unreached goals and desires? Today, Elizabeth Bachman interviews Mark Victor Hansen and Crystal Dwyer Hansen to discuss the power of asking and how to break our inner barriers to asking for what we want. Mark is best known
Starting something new can take a little time before it gets to the level of success you want. In this episode, Elizabeth Bachman talks about starting online speaking gigs now to have the time you need to grow your practice into a successful brand. She also tackles finding the right online platform where you can promote your brand and your business effectively. After all, finding the right place that suits you and your style best contributes
Whether you’re from a marginalized group or not, it is important to have enough cultural humility to recognize your privileges and how you are responsible for excluding other people. It can be a hard conversation, but it is nevertheless something that we have to talk about in a time when diversity issues are once again coming to the fore. Joining Elizabeth Bachman to talk about this is Jessica Pettitt, a stand-up comedian, diversity trainer,
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.