How many times have you had something you wanted to say, but stopped yourself in fear of being wrong, looking stupid, or being the center of attention? My guest today, Hope Timberlake, is a speaker, trainer and author who focuses on the communication side of leadership. She is here to talk about her new book, Speak Up, Dammit! How to Quiet Your Fears, Polish Your Presence and Share Your Voice and offer you actionable tips for speaking up. We discuss:
The main reasons people don’t speak up
Helpful techniques to help with speaking up
The benefit of pausing while speaking and one technique to help build this skill
Techniques for using facial expressions to build connection with your audience
Tips for connecting and looking warm and welcoming in a virtual environment
The importance of energy, how to infuse passion into your speech, and the role voice modulation plays
The importance of creating a Speak Up role model or alternate persona
The Speak Up Structure Tool and how it works for creating a compelling speech
Find Hope's book here
More about my guest:
Hope Timberlake is a speaker, trainer and author who focuses on the communication side of leadership. She is passionate about persuasive messaging, relationship building, executive presence, developing others, and elevating the voices of women and those underrepresented in leadership. Her book, Speak Up, Dammit! How to Quiet Your Fears, Polish Your Presence and Share Your Voice was released in October, 2021.
Hope works with executives and their teams across many industries at companies including AirBnB, Autodesk, Bank of America, BlackRock, Dropbox, Intel, PlayStation, Splunk and many scaling start-ups.
By creating rapport and building trust, Hope successfully empowers people to excel as communicators and leaders. Her energy, creativity and results-oriented approach make her keynotes and workshops impactful, engaging and entertaining
Hope earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University and completed a Masters degree at University of California, Berkeley. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, teenaged children and dog Mona.
If you'd like to check out my new course, Public Speaking for Shy Creatives, and get one free month of Skillshare, go here.
Want to improve your public speaking skills and check out a Speaker Sisterhood club as a guest? Your first meeting is free and all clubs are meeting online. Find the club that works for you here.
This episode is sponsored by
· Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app