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8 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Shola Kaye. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Shola Kaye, often where they are interviewed.

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8 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Shola Kaye. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Shola Kaye, often where they are interviewed.

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Episode 54 - Shola Kaye (Communication Specialist & Speaker)

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Shola is a multi-award-winning speaker and communication consultant who does a wonderful job of helping organisations to create an atmosphere of belonging for their people and to help their people make their full contribution with powerful and effective communication.

Shola and I talked about:

1. Shola's background and how she started her business.

2. Shola's TEDx talk and the story that led up to the talk.

3. Many of my listeners are consultants or leaders of companies in the HR industry and part of their role is to get out there and give speeches and presentations. Shola's advice or frameworks they can use to give a better performance.

4. The world of work has changed dramatically in recent times. Shola's thoughts on how to create a sense of belonging and engagement in teams that are working virtually.

5. Shola has done a lot of work on making workplaces more inclusive. What she thinks the impact of online meetings will be for diversity & inclusion.

6. As for Shola's business itself, how she gtt her first few clients and how she does it nowadays. Her advice for listeners who are trying to grow their own HR-related business.

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Jun 29 2020 · 22mins
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Each For Equal - Shola Kaye

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Communications consultant Shola Kaye asks the panel how best to to address the lack of women in senior roles. 

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Mar 08 2020 · 11mins
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Data Balance Episode 5 with Shola Kaye

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This month we caught up with public speaking coach, Shola Kaye to discuss the difference between introverts and extroverts in the workplace. In our latest podcast episode, Shola tells us how companies can effectively support introverts in the workplace and offers advice to introverts working in highly extroverted teams.
Feb 03 2020 · 19mins
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S1 EP 15: Shola Kaye - From Shy Girl to Finding Her Voice

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Unhappy in corporate jobs and feeling her voice wasn't heard, Shola Kaye quit the corporate world and became a professional singer---a childhood dream. She's now a keynote speaker and public speaking coach, helping women business owners and those in corporate to step up, speak up and get clients. Her work has appeared in the BBC, Harper's Bazaar and Forbes.

Shola’s fear of being judged kept her from stepping into her purpose and passion. Can you relate? Listen to her story as she transformed from a shy girl to finding her voice as a singer, speaker and speaking coach.

Find the full show notes and video at…inding-her-voice/

Oct 17 2019 · 47mins
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Ep.029 How to Communicate For Impact and Influence with Shola Kaye

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Do you struggle to communicate effectively with the team you lead or in your personal life? Do you want to lead well and foster stronger relationships? Enter Shola Kaye, an international speaker and coach with a corporate background in the tech industry.

Shola knows first hand how difficult it can be to connect with diverse groups of people and communicate for the greatest impact and influence. She is the go-to trainer for helping technical teams up their client facing skills and has worked with Belkin, Oracle, Hilton, Sony Pictures and the list goes on. 

Shola has also been featured by Forbes, Marie Claire, Metro, BBC, Bazaar and TEdX to name a few!

Key takeaways from Shola:

  • Effective leaders are flexible
  • Why you must listen to learn
  • Is empathy necessary in the workplace?
  • How to use the OCEAN principle: Openness, Conscientiousness, Extroversion, Agreeableness, Neuroticism to connect with others
  • How to use the DIVA principle for speaking: Dynamic, Inspiring, Valuable, Authentic

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Sep 28 2019 · 33mins
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Episode 16: How To Become A Public Speaking DIVA - Shola Kaye

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On today’s show we welcome Shola kaye, a personal impact coach, keynote speaker, and author of How to be a D.I.V.A. at Public Speaking. She is known for using her training in cabaret, stand-up comedy, and TV-presenting to help people conquer their fears of public speaking and establish workplace empathy. 

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Topics include:

  • How performing as an actor, comedian, and dancer can make you a more effective communicator.
  • Why authenticity is driven by how you behave and interact in the moment.
  • Learning how to understand your audience when public speaking and in the workplace. 
  • Exercises for building confidence as a communicator. 
  • What Shola is currently reading, watching, working on, and more.

Learn more about Shola on her website, follow her on Twitter, and watch her Tedx Talk.

May 24 2019 · 56mins
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Dating Den Episode 89 — With Shola Kaye: Quick Conversations to Help You Get What You Want From Quality Men

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Marni welcomes Communications Expert Shola Kaye into the den to share her personal experience of overcoming fear and quietness to become a communications coach, public speaker, and professional singer.

Shola’s work has been featured in Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Forbes, and on the BBC. Her mission is to help women become powerful communicators, build businesses, careers, and relationships using speaking as a tool. She is the author of How to Be A D.I.V.A. at Public Speaking and her new book, Speak Up on the Spot.   

Shola’s Personal Development Journey [3:01]

Shola had always viewed herself as an introvert. Originally from the UK, she found herself working as an Account Manager in the US. She knew she was quieter and always felt tongue-tied as compared to her US colleagues. She didn't have the confidence to share her ideas. And, in our show and tell society people who don't speak up can get lost, or hide. When she was let go from a temporary contract job because of her communication skills, she knew it was time to go on a personal development journey.   

Shola’s quiet demeanor even impacted her dating. Guys just assumed that because she was quiet she didn't have an opinion. Her relationships would normally end with her blowing up because she was offended by something a guy did when she had never told him it bothered her.  

If Shola’s story resonates with you, know that you can be empowered to become an effective communicator.  

The D.I.V.A. Framework  [8:30]

In her book, How to Be a D.I.V.A. of Public Speaking, Shola created a framework to help women know when they may be over or under sharing.





Shola says some people have difficulty being dynamic in their communications because they fear of being judged or they fear not getting the response they intended to get.

To be more engaging and dynamic practice interacting with people more. If it’s a presentation at work, ask questions from the group. If you are on a date, be playful and ask light-hearted questions. In both cases, a little bit of humor can go a long way.

Flex your communication muscle by doing one thing every day to get you out of your comfort zone.

How to Overcome Fear & Be Your Authentic Self [18:36]

Shola works with clients to understand fully who they are, what they can be, and how they can be ‘that’ in any situation. She says it’s important to be proactive about who you can be.

She created the 10-10-10 exercise to help get women out of their negative self talk. Do this when you start falling into negative thinking:

  1. Write down a negative statement about what could happen in a given situation.
  2. Write down a neutral statement about what could happen in the same situation.
  3. Write a positive statement about what could happen in that situation.
  4. Now focus on the positive statement and release those negative thoughts!

Tip: Stuck in your head? Squeeze your butt cheeks together to bring you back to the present and slow your thoughts down!

How to Be a Good Communicator & Stay in Your Feminine [22:34]

In the workplace, many women believe that in order to compete they need to stay in their masculine but in dating this can lead to disaster. Men are with women for the softness. If we are tough all the time it makes it difficult for a man to take the masculine role and really care for us.

To exhibit your softer side, two good habits are:

  1. Let other people speak first and really listen and acknowledge them before sharing your perspective.
  2. When asking someone for something you want be sure not to assign blame and don't create drama when you react to something.

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Oct 05 2018 · 38mins
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13. Speaking Out Like A Diva with Shola Kaye

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This week on HER Conversations, my guest is the award-winning public speaker, author and singer Shola Kaye. 

Speaking in public is often listed as one of the most common fears, second to only to flying and even above the fear of death! 

While you may think that you will never need to hone this skill, being able to confidently communicate in front of a group of people can be life-changing. This can be anything from feeling heard within your peer group or family, presenting your ideas and thoughts in a working environment or holding the attention of an audience of 100’s or even 1,000’s of people.  Shola shares with me: The advantages introverts have over extroverts What techniques she uses to prepare before speaking Ways to familiarise yourself to the audience before you get to the stage How to use energy shift to keep everyone engaged And of course much more...

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Jan 28 2018 · 45mins