The Key to Being a Great Leader is Being a Great Speaker

The Key to Being a Great Leader is Being a Great Speaker - with Bianca Praetorius | NextFem Podcast with Tara Padua

Speaker trainer Bianca Praetorius shares why the key to being a better leader is being a great speaker and telling better stories.

Bianca is an expert in human communication psychology who teaches presenters how to unleash their potential to become world-class public speakers. Today she has worked with executives at Google and Telefonica and entrepreneurs at Berlin Startup Academy, General Assembly London and TechCrunch Disrupt.

Episode Highlights

• 0:20 – The surprising reason Bianca became an entrepreneur and how she built up the courage to do so
• 4:00 – Want to be a better leader? You have to be a great speaker and tell better stories
• 8:15 – Why learning to embrace awkward or embarrassing moments is key to being a great speaker
• 13:00 – How Bianca navigates the male dominated startup space to her advantage
• 14:00 – The psychology of entrepreneurship and why more women should do it
• 16:30 – Bianca’s biggest career misstep? Not getting a female mentor
• 17:21 – Why women “Lean In” to the point of burnout (and how to take a step back)
• 19:05 – The mistake female leaders make in their speaking that lands them in the“cuteness trap”
• Related: Get my free 22-page e-book: Natural Attraction: 9 Rules to Attract the Right Man by Being Yourself with No Games or Gimmicks

1. Favorite book for women?

• A dream journal

2. Favorite self-care hack?

• Quitting sugar

3. Best piece of advice and who gave it to you?

• Her grandmother

4. Female CEO or thought leader you’re into right now?

Sheryl Sandberg & Pippi Longstocking

5. One piece of advice you’d give your 5 years younger self?

• “Quit sugar…and don’t take yourself so seriously”

Resources and People Mentioned

• Bianca’s website, Twitter
Thousand Network
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