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Communicating with Confidence & Increasing Your Value with Laurie-Ann Murabito

By , September 12, 2022

Are you ready to create a message that connects with the right people and builds your business, even if you’re a shy introvert?

Are you ready to create a message that connects with the right people and builds your business, even if you’re a shy introvert? In this episode, our guest is Laurie-Ann Murabito. She was so shy that she couldn’t even look people in the eye. Almost accidentally, she became a public speaker and discovered that even an extreme introvert can overcome stage fright and communicate powerfully and effectively. She is a business mentor and speaking strategist who teaches clients to communicate with confidence, and leverage speaking opportunities to be positioned as the expert, attract high-end clients, and monetize their authority. Laurie-Ann is the best-selling author of Rethink Leadership and Rethink Your Leadership and host of the Be In Demand Podcast.

In our conversation, Laurie-Ann shares her story of becoming a public speaker and how she overcame her shyness to achieve success. She encourages you to take the first step towards your goals and share your stories to inspire others. She stresses how the fear of public speaking is something that a lot of people deal with and it can really hold someone back from really taking the plunge and trying to speak in front of an audience. So, if you’re afraid of public speaking, learning how to do it properly can really help you out. Listen and enjoy!

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 Communicating with Confidence & Increasing Your Value with Laurie-Ann Murabito

Key Highlights:

[00:01 – 08:07] Opening Segment

• How Laurie-Ann became a powerful speaker

  • Learn to communicate with confidence and leverage speaking opportunities
  • The best-selling author of Rethink Leadership and Rethink Your Leadership

• There are three different types of speakers

• Take the first step even if it’s not perfect, and never give up on their dreams.

[08:08 – 23:33] Overcoming Stagefright and Communicate with Confidence

• The fear of speaking can be a barrier to success

  • It’s important for business owners to learn how to communicate confidently

• How public speaking is a valuable skill and increases business owner’s value

• You don’t have to keep coming up with new stories every time you speak

• Where the fear of being judged comes from

  • If you’re not part of the inner circle, you’ll be kicked out.

[23:34 – 39:04] Speak Like a Leader Without Stressing

• Why leaders should take baby steps before speaking, be themselves, and ask for feedback

• The key points for a successful public speaking engagement

  • Having an opening that grabs attention
  • Providing valuable information in the authority section
  • Ending with a call to action.

• Becoming a speaker is easy with the right approach

• Integrity is important when delivering speeches as it can help build trust and credibility with audiences

[39:05 – 45:31] Closing Segment

• Why narcissism is a personality trait that makes someone difficult to coach

• Storytelling is an important tool for getting your employees and customers excited about what you do

Key Quotes:

“Being able to tell stories is so infectious. The storytelling is so powerful and a lot of us don’t realize it.” – Laurie-Ann Murabito

Connect with Laurie-Ann

Follow her on Instagram and LinkedIn. Head to Speak And Stand Out , and get crystal clear on your message!

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About Laurie-Ann Murabito

Laurie-Ann Murabito was so shy that she couldn’t even look people in the eye. Almost accidentally, she became a public speaker and discovered that even an extreme introvert can overcome stage fright and communicate powerfully and effectively. She is a business mentor and speaking strategist who teaches clients to communicate with confidence, and leverage speaking opportunities to be positioned as the expert, attract high-end clients and monetize their authority. Laurie-Ann is the best selling author of Rethink Leadership and Rethink Your Leadership and host of the Be In Demand Podcast.

Meny Hoffman

Meny Hoffman is the Chief Executive Officer of Ptex Group, an Inc. 500/5000-ranked marketing and business services firm headquartered in Brooklyn, NY.

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