At its very essence, public speaking is about exercising leadership with your voice, connecting with your passion, and finding the courage to speak your mind.
Calling on her journey from a former opera singer to a successful entrepreneur and folk singer, Allison uses music as a way to help people find their voice at work or in their community.
In her interactive, musical keynotes, Allison will sharpen the skills of your emerging and established leaders and help them feel a greater sense of purpose in their work. Whether presented in-person or virtually, Allison’s keynote programs are engaging and skill-building.
Allison Shapira shares three key strategies that will transform how you communicate every single day, based on her bestselling book, Speak with Impact: How to Command the Room and Influence Others (HarperCollins Leadership).
Allison Shapira provides tools to help women through the specific challenges they face worldwide and reveals strategies to bring out their authentic, confident speaking style.
Allison Shapira reveals critical components to sharpen your executive presence. She provides strategies to build your presence and tools you can use to develop the presence of others on your team.
What holds you back from speaking up in a meeting or answering difficult questions? Allison Shapira teaches a proven framework for speaking off the cuff in your most important professional situations.
Stories are more memorable and engaging than facts alone. Allison Shapira shows you how to find, craft, and tell personal and professional stories that build trust with your audience.
You knocked it out of the park! This was a discerning audience, and you engaged them with your storytelling, examples, relatability, and professionalism. They were raving about it, which doesn’t happen often! I appreciate the prep calls we had: you tailored the session really well to meet our expectations. I look forward to working with you again soon!
Director and Chief of Staff to the Chief Legal Officer, Procter & Gamble
I heard Allison speak at an event for women business owners sponsored by Bank of America’s Private Bank. She was amazingly engaging and effective at imparting her wisdom and building our skills, even in such a short period of time. I can see why she is such a huge success; she is an inspiration!
I had the pleasure of meeting Allison at a recent WIT event in Washington, DC, where she talked about Speaking with Impact. Her passion and energy filled the room as soon as she started to speak. Through her powerful and authentic message, paired with simple yet engaging activities, she explained the key elements of impactful verbal communication and how we can strive to achieve it with understanding and practice. I left the session inspired and empowered; her speech gave me a new perspective. I have no doubt I share this feeling with many others who have heard her speak.
Engineering Lead, Nuance
Immediately after the privilege of hearing Allison present on Public Speaking Skills at the NAWBO Women’s Business Conference, I had no fewer than 5 people tell me she’s the best breakout session speaker they’ve ever heard at any conference. Ever. And I thoroughly agree! Can’t wait to read the book!
Owner, Little Red Bird
Allison is a dynamic and motivating speaker who is exceptionally talented at conveying tactics for improving public speaking. Her session was wonderful at helping me identify areas on which I can improve and tools I can use to gain comfort speaking to large groups.
Global Corporate Investment Banking
I’ve worked in nonprofit marketing/communications for 15+ years, and there is no shortage of people who position themselves as “expert” storytellers. But the people who come to this craft propelled by their own transformative story and a passion for helping people find their own voice are few and far between. Allison is among them. While I only got a snapshot of her approach in our 90-minute session, her own compelling story combined with her welcoming demeanor resulted in a room full of strangers sharing their personal stories and understanding the power of telling them.
Senior Marketing Communications Manager, KIPP Foundation