Episode #66 Using Your Voice in the Live and Virtual Worlds w/ Laura Pennington
Welcome to the show!
Today we are talking about using your voice in a whole bunch of different ways from teaching to writing to managing teams. Today on the show I’ve got Laura Pennington and she’s done all of that! I know you are really going to enjoy hearing from this former school middle school teacher turned six-figure business owner.
On the show you’ll hear:
All the different ways Laura has used her voice from teacher to writer to owner of a six-figure business,
About her fear of using her voice and how she got over it,
Why voice is key in running teams,
What mistake she see’s entrepreneur’s make when it comes to hiring help,
Why it’s crucial to get help if you want to really succeed and more!
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Laura spent most of her life preparing to be an educator and then burned out after working as a middle school teacher in Baltimore City.
After she started a freelance writing career on the side, she quickly replaced and surpassed her day job earnings and hit the six-figure mark in just 18 months.
Since 2013, she’s worked full time for herself helping clients with content and project management and digital teams. She now teaches others how to build fulfilling lifestyle businesses from home.
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Episode #55 Story, Writing, and the Voice Connection w/ Dawn Purcell
Welcome to the show!
I’m really excited about this episode. Wow, did I learn a lot from this weeks guest. I know a lot about voice, I’ve spent 30 years plus working with it/on it but the connection between voice and story is amazing! I know you’re going to want to hear every minute of this episode because it’s packed with wonderful tips about writing and story. I just enjoyed talking with Dawn so much, she’s very smart and super fun (and has a great voice!)
In today’s episode you’ll hear more about:
The connection between voice and story,
The history of story and how it relates to our lives today,
Why journal writing is so important,
Why writing doesn’t have to be a dreaded task,
Fun tips for getting started in writing and more!
Want to make a bigger impact with your voice? Make sure you take a look my upcoming Voice on Video and Live Stream (Voice Technique for Video, Webinar and Speaking Success) challenge and live course! You can find out more here at www.captivatetheroom.com under the work with me tab.
Dawn Purcell is a writer of young adult fantasy fiction and is currently working on her first novel. After finally caving into her love of myth, fairytale, and movies, Dawn now helps other creative writers to use these elements to really fuel their creative writing in a process called Mythic Journaling. She also offers Soul Script, a one to one journal coaching program for creative writers, and also intensive journal coaching sessions that are transformative, deep, and suitable for everybody.
She also helps entrepreneurs to write their way to personal and business growth through her ‘Journaling Entrepreneur’ coaching program.
She holds a BS In psychology and has taught the psychology of health and well being for 10 years. She holds a teaching qualification, an MA in Creative Writing and is Certified Journaling Instructor. She lives with her soul mate and has 3 feisty children. Dawn is pretty sure that she is descended from Vikings.
You can read more about Dawn and her work here:
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For more advice on setting up a journal practice and developing the habit, do grab my free guide HERE. (link – http://www.thejournalrevolution.gr8.com)
Run to the Roar
Please forgive me; I’m on a bit of a face your fears tangent. I guess you know where I’m at in life! I’ve got a concept that I teach my one on one clients and in my membership program (you should check it out). It’s called Run to the Roar. The concept, face your fears like a boss! Here’s a little secret, while I’m not afraid to have the spotlight shine on me…ever, I do have lots of fears. At one point several years ago I became paralyzed, literally could not make a decision. I’m the single mother of a child whom I’ve recovered from autism, yes, recovered, talk about run to the roar! For years I never was afraid, I just moved forward and did what had to be done, never fearing hearing no or anything else. Once my son was recovered, I somewhat lost my identity and became terrified of any making any decisions. It was driving me crazy! I understood the concept of facing fears, sure, no problem, but that was not enough for me because I had some Goliath size fears. One day on the phone my mother said to me, “run to the roar Tracy, because the fears aren’t going anywhere until you do”. She was right. The roar to me was HUGE, just as big as my fears. I started taking my fears head on, running right to them and do you know what happened? They weren’t so big after all and just about everything I thought was going to happen, the bad stuff, well, it didn’t!
Because I had such success with this concept and because my clients were indeed themselves paralyzed, I started using it in my consulting. Guess what, it worked! Many of my clients are visual, all of them are smart beyond measure, they all were dealing with huge fears of speaking, presenting, getting on camera, even just communicating with challenging people in the office. Understanding the concept of the fears not going away and the idea of running right up to them and dealing with them head on, in the moment resounded and what it also did was it created a framework to face fears and truly get past them. Because, when you run to the roar, the big old fear and face it head on, you see that what you thought was going to happen, the horrible outcome, 99% of the time doesn’t happen anyway.
So, whatever you are afraid whether it’s presenting live, doing a video, speaking on a podcast or guest show or even day to day communication in business and in relationships, RUN to the roar. Face the fear head on and get to the other side. It is not until you get to the other side of your communication and/or speaking fear that you can truly, truly get your message out loudly and proudly for the entire world to hear. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, someone out in the world, possibly lots of someone’s, really need to hear your message, don’t rob them of that, RUN TO THE ROAR!