1. Joseph Person, CFO Wolf Industries: Speaking and Complex Datasets Dr. Laura Sicola 33:43

Creating a consistent message over time begins with understanding the data. Today Joe Person shares how his company has established trust for over 180 years by focusing on finding and communicating the story behind the data. Laura and Joe discuss making your message relatable, finding the opportunity within tough audiences, and why it’s critical to understand the drivers and business.


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

  • How Joe’s military experience helped him become a better speaker
  • How to make data relatable to your specific audience
  • Why making individual connections in group communication leaves an impact
  • How to build your confidence to deal with tough audiences
  • Why you need systems and framework to communicate consistently with stakeholders


During the 24 Hour Influence Challenge Joe shares the importance of listening and encourages you to wait 30 seconds before responding in a conversation. By allowing the other person additional time to complete their thoughts you are in a better position to align your message and achieve deeper connections.


About Joe Person:


A military veteran with a strong financial management background, Joe joined Wolf in 2015. As Chief Financial Officer, Joe oversees the administrative, finance, and accounting functions of the business. Joe graduated with a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland. He also served as a Naval Intelligence Officer for Navy Seal Team Ten, the Office of Naval Intelligence, and the National Security Agency. Joe is an active member of the Naval Academy Football Brotherhood Alumni Group. He lives in Lancaster, Pa. with his wife and two daughters.


Connect with Joe in the following ways:

Company websites: www.wolfhomeproducts.com

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joe-person-b574318/

Find out more about the book by Brad Snyder mentioned in this conversation here: https://amzn.to/368QTZM


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

LinkedIn Business Page: 


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.