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Speakers Who Get Results
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. With a lifetime spent perfecting the art of presenting, Elizabeth helps high-level clients master a message that brings the funding they need, the allies they want, and the recognition they deserve. A sought-after speaker and strategist, she works with leaders and influencers who need to become concise and compelling presenters by helping them show up as smart, down-to-earth, loose, friendly – even funny – and still be taken seriously. As an international opera director, Elizabeth has directed such luminaries as Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo in more than 50 operas around the world, giving her a wealth of tools to help business professionals become respected presenters. Fluent in five languages, she is adept at working with presenters from many countries, bringing her global experience to her clients. Elizabeth is the author of the upcoming book, 17 Speaker Keys to Increase Audience Engagement and How to Get Booked as a Speaker: Taking Your Show on the Road, the ultimate guide to filling your calendar with lucrative speaking gigs. Many women find it challenging to get the visibility they want, whether they are presenting themselves in meetings and business communications or giving a speech. This is even more important when you are dealing with cross-cultural communication challenges – from gender miscommunication to working with international colleagues. Consultants and Trainers who work with corporate clients and speak to promote their services have similar challenges. How do you make yourself understood in our global business world? A self-proclaimed language geek, Elizabeth is an expert at helping people communicate in order to get things done. With her guidance, they get the results they want through the words they use and how they present themselves in the room. You can expect to get the same positive outcomes when you tune in to Speakers Who Get Results. Elizabeth brings interesting people to her round table conversations — from business greats to language experts to speakers from different countries and cultures. She will also be imparting helpful lessons in presentation skills – everything from strategy to script, delivery style, enhancing audience engagement, and more! Tune in to Speakers Who Get Results with Elizabeth Bachman, and make a difference, not just a point!
September 7, 2020
Heldenmommy – Balancing Valkyrie, Business, And Family With Christine Goerke
It takes money to make art. Yet, it should never be an excuse to take advantage of people who go into the industry for their passion. As such, there needs to be a balance. In this last of “The Relationship Between Business and Art” series, Elizabeth Bachman interviews , aka Heldenmommy, to talk about the need to maintain the balance between business and the arts and our personal lives. Christine has appeared in the major opera houses of the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, La Scala, and a host of others. Through her experiences, she shares with us the things she learned about standing out and having visibility as a leader. She then tells us more about living a balanced life and how she helps her team step forward and become future leaders themselves.
September 5, 2020
The Best Possible YOU – A Star Tenor Talks About Positioning With Lawrence Brownlee
Star tenor has always strived to live his life being the best version of himself, always trying to perfect who he is as an artist. He testifies that this can be done by positioning yourself and looking at how you can maximize what it is you have. Lawrence is one of the most in-demand opera singers today and has starred in opera companies around the world in cities such as New York, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Seattle, London, Milan, Salzburg, Berlin, Vienna, Amsterdam, Munich, and many more. Today, he sits down with Elizabeth Bachman to talk about the opera industry, give some advice to young people at the beginning of their careers, and share the lessons he learned from a bad performance.
September 3, 2020
Mission-Driven Managing With Darren Keith Woods
Managing the performing arts is driven by the mission to bring forth the best in the performers and truly contribute to the advancement of the art. learned this from having spent a lot of time both onstage and backstage. Darren is currently the Artistic Director of Seagle Music Colony, the country’s oldest and most prestigious singing program, where he has held a few leadership posts since 1996. Before stepping into a managing role, however, Darren had a career as a tenor, singing for more than 20 years in both the US and Europe. He is a keen observer of people – a trait that he brought into observing companies, which led him to learn what separates good management from the rest. In this interview with Elizabeth Bachman, listen to his brilliant insights on bringing mission and management together plus some practical tips for aspiring singers looking to make a breach in today’s monolithic industry and still be able to put food on the table.
September 1, 2020
The Art of Negotiation – When Passion Meets Commerce with Filippo Petteni
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
August 29, 2020
How You Can Pivot Your Life Like A Rock Star with Valerie Day
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, 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 style of music you want and gives some tips on how you can cope with the worst-case scenarios in the industry. Valerie will help you understand why letting grief be a part of your experience is a good thing and how you can use your gifts, talent, and experience to spark magic in the world.
August 27, 2020
The Art of Shaping A Phrase In Speech As Well As Song with Maestro Steven White
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 , 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 might think of pursuing this career. Steven also shares his insights on the critical roles individual quality, distinctiveness, and preparation plays both in music and writing. Know the impact craft and technique has on your presentations and the things you need to consider if you lack the passion about something you need to do.
August 25, 2020
Designing The Future Of The Event Industry with Colleen and Bob Bonniol
What can art and design teach you about business? In this episode, Elizabeth Bachman is joined by Colleen Bonniol and Bob Bonniol of 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 you on a journey you’ve never taken before. Colleen and Bob share how they use technology to educate their clients and form a partnership with them to create an artistic expression of their brand. They discuss the importance of creating community in your industry and how these beautiful constraints can lead to new forms taking place.
August 22, 2020
Behind Words: What We Don’t Say, What We Don’t Hear With Kathleen Kelly
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 this conversation between Elizabeth Bachman and , a pianist, opera coach, conductor, teacher and writer. Kathleen is the first American named as Director of Musical Studies at the Vienna State Opera. Having worked in such an international setting, her grasp on the topics discussed in this podcast is phenomenal. Join in as they delve into everything from philosophy, history, music and communication, gender perception and the various aspects of communication and how we can use it to move ahead in our lives and our society.
August 20, 2020
Visibility, Branding And Breaking Stereotypes With Rising Opera Star, J’nai Bridges
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 , 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 in Samson et Dalila, Carmen and Nefertiti of Akhnaten. Elizabeth Bachman proudly presents her in this episode of The Relationship between Business and Art. Ever wondered what it’s like to be a black opera singer in an industry that is so traditional, it just recently realizing the racism that is embedded in some of its practices? Being a black opera singer itself breaks so many stereotypes and J’nai is certainly a disruptor in that regard.
August 19, 2020
Introducing, The Relationship Between 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 get paid for your creativity, but a lot of times, you have to deliver under budget and on time. There is so much that the business world can learn from the arts. With this in mind, Elizabeth introduces The Relationship between Business and Art, a special miniseries within the show that explores the relationship within business and art from the point of view of some big and up-and-coming names in the performing arts, as well as the amazing geniuses behind the curtains. Her guest list for this mini series will include such names as J’Nai Bridges, Lawrence Brownlee, Christine Goerke, Valerie Day, Steven White, Kathleen Kelly, Darren Woods, Filippo Petteni, Colleen Bonniol and Bob Bonniol.
August 13, 2020
Preventing Burnout By Setting Boundaries With Michael Levitt
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 yes to everybody. On today’s show, Elizabeth Bachman sits down with to talk about burnout and how you can set boundaries so you can stay sane while working from home. Michael is the Founder and Chief Burnout Officer of the , a San Diego and Toronto-based burnout media firm.
August 6, 2020
The Power Of The Ask With Mark Victor Hansen And Crystal Dwyer Hansen
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 and to discuss the power of asking and how to break our inner barriers to asking for what we want. Mark is best known as the coauthor for Chicken Soup for the Soul, while Crystal is an international speaker, researcher, and an expert in human potential. They have written a book called , which they will also touch on in today’s episode.
July 23, 2020
Getting The Right 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 greatly to the success of your practice. Learn more about speaking about what you love in this episode.
July 16, 2020
Cultural Humility And The Struggle For Inclusivity With Jessica Pettitt
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 , a stand-up comedian, diversity trainer, and author of . As someone who identifies as LGBT, Jessica is a victim of exclusion in one sense, but as a white person, she is also aware of the privileges that she enjoys by virtue of her whiteness. Her years in diversity work manifest in how clearly she elucidates the nuances of exclusion, privilege, and the need for inclusivity.
June 18, 2020
Diversity As An Asset In Troubled Times With Lance Dorsey
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. , the Senior Manager of Inclusive Hiring and Vendor Management for
June 11, 2020
Gender Perception In Corporate America With Alaina Kupec
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 , the Senior Director of Global Value and Access at . 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 more about how gender perception is shifting, Alaina’s empowering story is a great place to start.
June 4, 2020
Strategies For Cultivating An Executive Presence In The New Normal With Gina Grahame
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 , the Founder and CEO of the . 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 much better hold of your authority in no time.
May 28, 2020
Improving Your Video Presence: Beyond The Basics For Your Video Calls With Shelley E. Golden
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 , 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 and in your life.
May 21, 2020
How To Deal With Objections And Make The Sale
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 don't have sales, then how will you keep a functioning business, especially at this trying time?
May 14, 2020
Creating Customized Comedy For Your Clients With Heather Rogers
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 , who is known as a Corporate Magician. Heather shares her secrets to preparing strong customized comedy with Elizabeth. Is customized comedy a skill you're looking to add to your repertoire? Heather can help you there!