Captivate the Room
Why Filler Words Have to Go!

Why Filler Words Have to Go!

June 26, 2020

Welcome to the podcast!

I'm glad you are here today and I've got a very important episode for you...getting rid of filler words.

I hear a lot of people say, "Don't worry about them, it's not a big deal, talk the way you talk"...

It's a big deal.  When it comes to credibility...it's a big deal.  

When it comes to distraction and being able to connect to you and your message...it's a big deal.

In this episode I'm talking about what makes filler words a problem, 

what filler words actually are,

how to get rid of them for good!

I think you'll like this episode!

 

Commanding a Presence,  Especially on Video Platforms

Commanding a Presence, Especially on Video Platforms

June 19, 2020

Welcome to the show!

Today I've got another episode for you that is related to video and video platforms and came as a request from a listener.

How do you command a presence when you are on video or on a video platform is what we are talking about.

In today's episode, I'll give you specific techniques that will help you stand out and be heard no matter what platform you use your voice on.

Video is tricky and Zoom gets exhausting.  After you listen to this episode, you will feel more commanding no matter what venue you are speaking on.

Video is here to stay and a lot of events are going to move to virtual.  From webinars to live speaking engagements that are now online, commanding a presence is key!

 

Speaking Confidently Even on Video

Speaking Confidently Even on Video

June 12, 2020

Welcome to the podcast!

I'm excited to have you with me today.  In this episode, I'll be talking about speaking with confidence, even on video.  A number of people feel confident when they talk to people face to face and of course, some people don't.  But, even people who feel confident in person can feel a little less confident when they use their voice on video or even zoom meetings.

It's a different experience indeed.

In today's episode, I'll be talking about speaking with confidence all the time but especially on video.

If you want to get my free 3-part video series the Voice Formula that is full of voice techniques you can apply right now and get quick results then head over to www.captivatetheroom.com 

 

Finding Your Job Joy w/ Kristen Zavo

Finding Your Job Joy w/ Kristen Zavo

May 6, 2020

Welcome to the show!

I'm glad to have you with me today and I know you are going to love hearing from my special guest Kristen Zavo.

We are in uncertain times and I know some of you may have had a job search put on hold or some of you may have even been furloughed.

I know it was important, especially right now for me to bring on a guest that could really direct your steps in how to use your voice when it comes to finding a new job or simply a job you love.

I think you are going to love this episode!

Guest Bio

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Kristen Zavo is a career coach and the best-selling author of Job Joy: Your Guide to Success, Meaning, and Happiness in Your Career

 She is on a mission to help unfulfilled high achievers find work and build careers (and lives!) they absolutely love. Over the course of her career, she has spent nearly two decades in traditional corporate jobs (including time in investment banking, consulting, and industry), working for some of the top Fortune 500 companies such as Lehman Brothers, NBC, and Luxottica. 

 
Kristen earned her MBA in Finance and BS in Marketing and Psychology, summa cum laude, from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. She is also a Certified Life Coach. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Business News Daily, The Ladders, and more – as well as on podcasts and stages covering career, success, and finding life’s purpose.
 
You can find Kristen here:
Using Your Voice Successfully as an Interviewer

Using Your Voice Successfully as an Interviewer

April 28, 2020

Welcome to the show!

I'm so glad you are with me today.  My last episode was about making an impact with your message in interviews and so today I wanted to talk about using your voice when you interview people.

Now, this could mean as a podcast host, it could mean on a live stream, it could also mean as someone using their voice to interview a potential job candidate.

I do refer to podcasting quite a bit but these techniques are valuable for anyone using their voice to interview others.

I think you are going to like this episode!

Also, if you want to find out more about my 6-week voice program that will be starting next week, make sure you go to www.captivatetheroom.com/captivateprogram 

 

Making an Impact in an Interview

Making an Impact in an Interview

April 24, 2020

Welcome to the show!

I'm so glad you are with me today and I've got a great episode for you.  Being interviewed as a guest on podcasts or live streams is a great way to bring in awareness for your brand and your business.

But, it's essential that when you put your voice out there for the world to see that you make an impact with it and captivate your audience's attention.

In today's episode, I'm talking about using your voice to make a big impact when you are interviewed.  These techniques will also work for a job interview as well!

If you want to find out more about my new 6-week live coaching course, go to www.captivatetheroom.com/captivatelive 

 

Getting Past the Weird on Video
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Getting Past the Weird on Video

April 20, 2020

Welcome to the Show!

Today I'm wrapping up my third episode in my 3-part series of voice techniques for video and video meetings.

In the first episode, I focused on techniques to make a bigger impact on video meetings.

In the second episode, I focused on vocal variety and on the third episode I'll be focusing on getting past the weird of video and knowing what techniques to use to be able to bring your words to life.

A big focus in this episode is on vocal energy.

No doubt you've picked up a lot of voice techniques during this 3-part series but if you want to learn more then make sure you join me for my upcoming live training on Thursday at 9:00 am PST where I'll be teaching even more helpful techniques to help you make a bigger impact on camera.

You can sign up at www.captivatetheroom.com/captivatelive

Using Vocal Variety Especially on Camera
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Using Vocal Variety Especially on Camera

April 18, 2020

Welcome to the show!

Today I'm revealing episode 2 of my 3 part series on using your voice with a focus on specific techniques for making an impact on video with your message.

In the first episode of this 3-part series, I focused on specifics related to video meetings.  In today's episode, I'm talking all about bringing your words to life and creating an emotional connection as well as captivating the room through the use of the five elements of vocal variety.

I know you are going to love this episode and if you'd like to learn even more amazing voice techniques especially on camera then make sure you join my free live online training this coming Thursday at 9:00 am PST

You can sign up at www.captivatetheroom.com/captivatelive 

Voice Success Techniques for Video and Video Meetings

Voice Success Techniques for Video and Video Meetings

April 17, 2020

Welcome to the show!

Welcome to my 3 part series about using your voice on video and Zoom meetings, making a bigger IMPACT every time you use your voice.

In this episode of my 3-part series, I'll be talking a lot about Zoom meetings and some using your voice on the video.  

This episode is chock full of great techniques you can use to help you navigate the waters of Zoom and online video meetings with ease.

In this episode, I'll get a little more technical with very specific things you can do for video platform meetings.  In the next 2 episodes, I'll spend more time focusing on specific voice techniques for video and life in general.

If you want to join my free live online training next week, Thursday at 9:00 am PST then you can register at www.captivatetheroom.com/captivatelive

I hope to see you there!

Voicing Concerns Around the Economy with Lou Anne Gaffney

Voicing Concerns Around the Economy with Lou Anne Gaffney

April 15, 2020

Welcome to the show!

I'm very excited about my guest today and the timely conversation that she and I have around the economy and money, something I know is on everyone's mind.

When it comes to making money, the voice is key.  Your voice has the ability to help you make money by compelling others to take the action you want them to take.

But, today I'm asking Lou Anne a number of questions about the economy and her work and she's definitely using her voice in a powerful way to share her thoughts about what's going on in the world right now.

In today's episode we talk about:

What we might expect to happen with the economy,

What we can do different as far as action steps to avoid financial problems we are having right now because we may not have been as prepared for this pandemic,

How to solve cash flow issues,

What's important for small businesses and everyone to know right now with the state of our world in relation to financial decisions,

Options to help you right now.

 

If you'd like to see my upcoming live training on Making a Bigger Impact with Your Voice on Video then sign up at www.captivatetheroom.com/captivatelive

 

Guest Bio

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Lou Anne Gaffney is a bookkeeper based in Greensboro, NC.  She enjoys helping businesses stay on top of their finances and believes that education is key. Only by knowing and understanding your business finances can you choose the best path to maximize profitability. 

Lou Anne spent many years in the classroom as a teacher, so she knows how to explain concepts in language that is easy to understand.  She thinks business finance is fun and can help you learn to enjoy it as well.   Lou Anne is a QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor and has been working in the field for several years. 

Previous careers were in music education and working with the NC wine industry as a marketing specialist.  While very different fields, each has enhanced the other in unexpected ways.  As a business owner herself, Lou Anne understands the complexity and number of hats that the job entails. A "renaissance woman" of continuous growth, evolution, and reinvention, Lou Anne is a lifelong learner and loves to share her knowledge and passion on various topics. 

You can find Lou Anne at:

Linked In:https://www.linkedin.com/in/louannegaffney/

Or:  www.balancedvintage.com