Allison Shapira

Allison Shapira'S SPEAKING FEE $25K - $40K

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Allison Shapira

Founder and CEO, Global Public Speaking and Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School

An opera singer turned entrepreneur, and one of the world's foremost public speaking experts, Allison Shapira inspires others to speak with confidence and authenticity.

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Allison Shapira is an opera singer turned entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and expert in public speaking. She is the Founder/CEO of Global Public Speaking LLC, a communication training firm and certified woman-owned small business that helps people speak clearly, concisely, and confidently.

Shapira teaches public speaking at the Harvard Kennedy School and has spent nearly 18 years developing leadership communication programs for Fortune 50 companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations around the world.

She also travels around the world with the nonprofit Vital Voices Global Partnership, teaching leadership communication to help women leaders grow their business, run for office, or launch a nonprofit.

Shapira is a certified Virtual Presenter and recently received her Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, which is earned by less than 17% percent of National Speakers Association members worldwide. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School and is an internationally-renowned singer/songwriter who uses music as a way to help others find their voice and their courage to speak.

She is the author of Speak with Impact: How to Command the Room and Influence Others (HarperCollins Leadership) which was a The Washington Post best-seller. She has spoken at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit, the Most Powerful Women in Banking LEAD Conference, and was a finalist for 2017 Woman Business Owner of the Year by the National Association of Women Business Owners, San Diego Chapter. She lives in Washington, DC.

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Allison Shapira’s Speech Topics

  • Build your Executive Presence: Speak with Authority and Authenticity

    What is holding you back from being an effective leader? When you enter a room or log on for a meeting, pitch, or presentation, your presence speaks before you even say a word. Allison Shapira reveals three critical components of executive presence. She provides strategies to authentically build your presence and tools you can use to develop the presence of others on your team. Allison incorporates music into her program to share a memorable message of authenticity over perfection. This program is highly interactive, engaging, and practical. Participants will leave the program with immediately applicable tools that they can use every day – at work or in their community.


    Key Takeaways:

    • How to build trust with your audience
    • How to speak clearly, concisely, and courageously
    • How to deliver a message in a powerful, engaging way
  • The Power of Your Authentic Self in a Virtual World

    In our new reality of working in a hybrid or home environment, the power of authenticity is more important than ever. In your professional role, how do you remain both positive and genuine in your interactions with clients and colleagues, even in the face of adversity? What are the pitfalls to avoid? In this highly personal, interactive keynote, you will learn strategies to find and use your authentic voice in order to create meaningful connections with clients and colleagues every day.


    Key Takeaways

    • Understand the challenges to authenticity 
    • Learn how and where to share our authentic self
    • Take away a framework for creating authentic connections with others  
  • High-Impact Virtual Meetings, Pitches, and Presentations

    This is a highly engaging virtual keynote to help you master virtual meetings, pitches, and presentations. Learn immediately applicable strategies to feel comfortable and confident on camera, effectively engage your audience, and demonstrate executive presence in a virtual medium. This training will enable you to quickly adapt and create human connection online through authentic and engaging virtual presentations.


    Key Takeaways

    • How to develop a clear, persuasive message that builds trust in a virtual format
    • How to use your voice, body language, and gestures to engage your audience
    • Develop confidence and skill in using virtual tools to immediately present on camera
  • Speak with Impact

    Allison Shapira reveals three key strategies that can transform how we communicate every single day based on her bestselling book, Speak with Impact: How to Command the Room and Influence Others (HarperCollins Leadership). She incorporates music into her program to share a memorable message of authenticity over perfection. This program is highly interactive, engaging, and practical. Participants will leave the program with immediately applicable tools that they can use every day – to win more business, grow their organization, and move up in their careers.


    Key Takeaways:

    • How to craft authentic and genuine language 
    • How to deliver a confident and engaging message – virtually and in person
    • How to develop executive presence
    • How to build trust with your audience
  • Speak with Impact: A Program for Women

    While everyone needs to speak with impact, when women lack these skills it disproportionately holds them back. This interactive session helps women overcome the specific challenges they face when speaking in public in order to speak with confidence every day. This program is highly interactive, engaging, and practical. Allison incorporates music into her program to share a memorable message of authenticity over perfection. Participants will leave the program with immediately applicable tools that they can use every day and with the inspiration to bring their best self to work.


    Key Takeaways:

    • Sharpen your speaking skills
    • Develop your own authentic speaking style
    • Build your confidence to speak up 
    • Take ownership of your right to speak

What other organizations say about Allison Shapira

I have gotten a ton of fantastic feedback from our conference participants. With humor and skill, they were gently pushed outside their comfort zone. Everyone appreciated the exercises and the chance to practice in a very safe and fun way. We all are better, more confident speakers as a result of your session.

Financial Services

What other organizations say about Allison Shapira

Allison’s brilliant workshop gave the (RED) team many of the tips and tools needed to become engaging public speakers. In just a couple of hours, Allison had us all on our feet confidently practicing newly acquired skills, providing feedback with is constructive and totally actionable…Allison, my team is talking about your presentation nonstop – you made an incredible difference. If they are better pitchers, you have payed a big part in saving many lives. Thank you again.

Non-Profit

What other organizations say about Allison Shapira

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!

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