Take the Mic Episode #11, Becca Rausch, candidate for MA State Legislature, talks about how her choreography experience makes her a better public speaker.
Becca Rausch is a lawyer, a candidate for Massachusetts State Senate, and a professional dancer. She tells us how that background in performance has helped her become a much better speaker. (Hint: It's all about choreography!) Becca shares how her activism, her family, and experiencing anti-semitism as a student helped shape her candidacy. And, she gives a secret remedy for calming ourselves right at the podium.
You'll notice when you listen to Michelle Ciccolo, that she sounds confident. Perhaps it's that she's honed her speaking skills in her long time work as an Assistant Town Manager, interim Town Manager, and Community Development Director of towns in her region of the state. And now as an elected official in Lexington, she's always talking to constituents - and she's got opinions on how best to engage and involve those citizens - even when they don't agree with the plan! She also has some encouragement for women candidates who would also like to sound more confident. Learn more about Michelle's candidacy here. Like the podcast? Subscribe at iTunes!
Take the Mic Episode #9 Lindsay Sabadosa and the journey from 9-year-old activist to candidate for statewide office.
Take the Mic Episode #8 Guest Julie Flowers talks about being a shy kid who became a city councilor and an ordained minister- and does both at the same time!
Julie Flowers was so as shy as a kid that she says "Nobody would have picked me out as a future politician." But that's exactly what the Beverly, MA resident is - at-large city councilor and a pastor at the First Baptist Church.. Julie credits a somewhat surprising experience with helping her become more outgoing - retail! Working in clothing stores helped her approach strangers more easily and quickly make human connections. Now of course she uses those "Can I help you?s" with citizens and parishioners, and its never as simple as just getting a new size of jeans!
Listen to Julie talk about the fun and the challenges of speaking everywhere from candidate forums to the pulpit and also explains her new appreciation of door-knocking.
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