1. Dave Raymond: The Power of Fun (and the original Phillie Phanatic) - Influence & Non-Verbal Communication Dr. Laura Sicola 35:33

How do you convey a message without speaking a word? Today Dave Raymond reveals the lessons of communication and sustainability he learned through his career as a performer and creator of “The Phillie Phanatic.” Laura and Dave explore how Dave learned to embody his character, create a unique experience for Phillie fans, and use that experience to launch a successful career by overcoming imposter syndrome and take credit where it was due.


Here are a few things you’ll learn during this conversation:

  • How to maximize the physicality of your communication
  • The Power of Fun and how it creates sustainable happiness
  • How to understand what your audience wants
  • The importance of pacing to convey emotions
  • The difference between confident authority vs. deserving credit


During the 24 Hour Influence Challenge Dave encourages you to prepare, pause, and repeat. In this exercise Dave explains how creating a habit of gratitude and time for yourself can help you build sustainable happiness.


About Dave Raymond:


Dave Raymond is an international keynote speaker who has dedicated his life to studying methods that lead to long-term sustainable happiness. His work is focused on The Power of Fun and asks the question; how can fun save your life? It’s something Dave has taught countless other people and companies during a speaking and consulting career that has spanned 25 years. Before that, Dave practiced the principles of developing a happier self as the original inhabitant of what was called the most successful mascot (and brand) in all of sports – the original Phillie Phanatic.


Get a free chapter from Dave’s book, The Power of Fun by going to www.daveraymondspeaks.com and signing up for the newsletter.


To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C’s of influence.


You can connect with Laura in the following ways:


LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drlaurasicola

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Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions

@Laura Sicola 


Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions

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Laura Sicola Leadership Communication & Influence Expert, Speaker, Author, Podcaster

Dr. Laura Sicola is a leadership communication and influence expert, speaker, author of Speaking to Influence: Mastering Your Leadership Voice, and host of the podcast, Speaking to Influence: Communication Secrets of the C-Suite. Her mission is to transform executives into confident, inspiring leaders whether live or virtually in order to get the results they want and turn their vision into their legacy. As the founder of Vocal Impact Productions, she has trained and coached executives at Comcast, IBM, the US Department of Commerce and Women Against Abuse along with politicians, business owners and non-profit leaders from around the world.

Laura’s TEDx talk, “Want to Sound Like a Leader? Start by Saying Your Name Right,” has nearly 7 million views, and she has been featured on programs such as Fox & Friends First, NBC10 @Issue and PHL 17. She has also spoken to thousands at conferences such as the Professional BusinessWomen of California Conference and the PA Conference for Women.

Laura received her PhD in educational linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania, where she also taught from 2001-2013.