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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.

Episode Blogs

SWGR 538 | Passion Meets Commerce
  The business of art occurs when passion meets commerce. This has been around for a long time and is present in each civilization that has ever been recorded. Filippo Petteni, a Consultant at Forsters, specializes in handling cases that involve dispute. In this episode, Filippo talks about the importance that the creative process has on the lives of people, especially during times of distress. He discusses the art business in general and explains how
SWGR 537 | Pivot Your Life
  The music industry is one of the toughest out there where you’ll be tested over and over again. Without proper guidance, you might even fail. In this episode, Valerie Day shares a rock star’s insight on what it’s like to live and breathe the music scene back in the ‘80s and how she started pivoting her life towards helping the next generation of musicians. She hands out her knowledge on how you can sing any
SWGR 536 | Phrase Shaping
  Writing a speech is very similar to writing a song. You need to be deeply passionate about so shaping the phrases of each line comes second nature to you. In this episode, Maestro Steven White, a Conductor and the Artistic Director of Opera Roanoke, dives deep into maintaining your integrity and values despite your environment. The music industry is a heavily competitive and unforgiving industry, being so, he touches on the proper reasons one
SWGR 535 | Designing the Future
  What can art and design teach you about business? In this episode, Elizabeth Bachman is joined by Colleen Bonniol and Bob Bonniol of Mode Studios as they talk about designing the future of the event industry. Get a deeper look at Mode Studios as Colleen and Bob explain how they bring storytelling into business by creating spaces, contexts, and providing raw materials. Learn how the containers of story provide the canvass that can take
SWGR 533 | Behind Words
  A lot of what drives the world we live in is communication and it is as much about what is behind the words as it is about the words themselves, if not more so. Whether you’re in art or business or both, there is a constant need to be curious about everything that you don’t know, things that represent a bigger world than what we can ever hope to wrap our heads around. These are some of the most important takeaways from
  Branding and visibility is a matter of being true to yourself – as much so in the art world as it is in the business world. For rising opera star J’nai Bridges, being true to herself means breaking through the stereotypes that pit her race and her craft against each other. J’nai is an American opera singer who is known for her plush-voice mezzo-soprano and has sung in major mezzo-soprano roles, such as Dalila
SWGR 534 | Business And Art
  There are so many stereotypes around business and art that would have us say that they are two separate things. For one, there is this pervasive image of the “broke artist” that implies that artists don’t have as much acumen and savvy for business as their non-artistic counterparts. As someone has been a working artist for many years, Elizabeth Bachman knows that this cannot be further from the truth. Art is a business. You
SWGR 531 | Burnout
  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
SWGR 530 | How To Ask
  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
SWGR 529 | Online Speaking Gigs
  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
SWGR 528 | Cultural Humility
  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