Allison Shapira
Allison Shapira's Speaking Fee $25K - $40K

Allison Shapira

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.

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

Expertise In:

  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Personal Growth and Achievement
  • Sales Skills and Motivation
  • Women in Business Leadership

Audience & Industry

  • Corporations
  • Sales Professionals
  • The Marketing and Advertising Industry
  • The Professional Services Industry
  • Women's Events

A former opera singer turned entrepreneur, author, and one of the world’s foremost public speaking experts, Allison Shapira inspires people to speak with confidence and authenticity in their meetings, pitches, and presentations.

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 over 15 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.

Allison Shapira's Speech Topics

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

• 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 Shapira 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   

Build your Executive Presence: Speak with Authority and Authenticity

What is holding you back from being an effective leader? When you walk into a room 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. Shapira 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  

Master Impromptu Speaking: Shine in the Moment

What holds you back from speaking up in a meeting or answering a question from a client? Allison Shapira reveals a proven framework for speaking off the cuff with no preparation in your most critical professional situations. 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 think on your feet

• How to speak clearly and concisely off the cuff

• How to handle difficult questions with calm and professionalism 

Inspire Trust through Storytelling: Use Stories to Engage Your Audience

Allison Shapira shows you how to find, craft, and tell memorable stories that build trust with your audience. This program is highly interactive, engaging, and practical. Participants will leave the program inspired by each others' stories and excited to use their own stories - at work and in their community.

Key Takeaways:

· Discover your own personal and professional stories

· Learn to craft and tell a compelling story

· Understand how to use stories in your next meeting, pitch, or presentation

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