Title: Why doing great work just isn’t enough! You need to speak up!
Guest: Dr. Laura Camacho, communications coach, author, and host of “Speak Up with Laura” podcast
THIS WEEK’S TOPIC:
Tell me if this sounds anything like you: You put your head down and work, work, work. Folks often tell you, “you are the hardest worker we have on this team!” But, all that work, work, work hasn’t necessarily led to big promotions for you. What gives? Or, maybe that big idea that the team decided to pursue was actually yours, but you find you aren’t getting any credit for it. What could you have done differently? Or, maybe you were laid off, and your boss explained that it was because the company wasn’t clear what you actually do all day and how you add value.
All of these problems may boil down to how effectively you are communicating not just the work itself, but the value you are providing, and how you are able to think about and communicate your value not only to the team, but more broadly.
If you are a regular listener to She Said/She Said Podcast, you know that a particularly important dimension needed to build and sustain influence is story. The power of story applies in how we think about our value and how we communicate it, and how it helps us create more visibility for the value we are already providing.
Today’s conversation dives into this topic and will give you lots to think about and some great tools for communicating your value so that you can build more visibility, and ultimately more influence! This Episode is also a great build on last week’s Episode 227 where we focused on building a digital brand with Be The Brand Founder Madeline Fetterly.
ABOUT THIS WEEK’S GUEST:
Dr. Laura Camacho is a communications coach, the author of “The Practical Guide to Effective Communications,” and the host of “Speak Up with Laura” podcast. One of Laura’s particular specialties is helping those who might identify as introverts to more effectively communicate their contribution, and the value of their work.
There is so much synergy between Laura’s area of focus and my own that we decided to do a podcast exchange! Laura joins me here in this week’s Episode 228, and I’ll be joining her on “Speak Up with Laura” in a few weeks!
KEY TOPICS AND WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN THIS EPISODE:
The link between effective communications and influence
Increasing your visibility: how to do that effectively, and why it matters
Visibility as a differentiator
The impact of using the right (or wrong) language
Introverts and extroverts and how each processes information differently
Laura’s origin story
Why the advice to “just speak up more” isn’t particularly good advice for building credibility and influence.
Beware “overthinking” when someone asks for your view
How to avoid “Self-sabotaging language”
The role of emotion and creating intention around it
There is so much great advice and perspective in this episode. I know you’re going to love it, and I’m excited to hear your feedback. Please be sure to let me know what struck you in this conversation? I’d love to hear. You can reach me via the link in the show notes which you’ll find here in Episode 228: shesaidshesaidpodcast.com .
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