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Lu Ann Cahn

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Ep 26: Lu Ann Cahn, Award-Winning Journalist: Storytelling and Interview Preparation

Speaking to Influence

In this episode of Speaking to Influence, Lu Ann Cahn shares how to use storytelling to connect with your audience while being interviewed. During this conversation, Laura and Lu Ann discuss why stories matter, giving your message credibility, and the difference between explaining point and inspiring understanding. You’ll also learn Lu Ann’s best advice for speaking to large audience and how she pulls stories from others in conversation. Lu Ann Cahn is an 8-time Emmy award-winning journalist, author, and Director of Career Services for Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication. Cahn is the author of the inspirational memoir I Dare Me, which grew out of a blog called Year of Firsts, chronicling this veteran journalist, mother and survivor’s daily adventures as she pushed herself to try something new for every single day – an effort to get her life “unstuck,” as her daughter put it. In December 2014, she left her role at NBC10 News in Philadelphia and 40-year career in broadcast news to dare audiences across the country and to help launch the next generation of communicators at Temple University.  You can connect with Lu Ann in the following ways: Email luann@luanncahn.com Website:https://luanncahn.com/ Instagram: luann_cahn LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/luanncahn/ 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: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vocal-impact-productions/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwA Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions Twitter: @Laura Sicola Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductions Instagram: @VocalImpactProductionsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


6 Oct 2020

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Episode 024: Emmy Winner Lu Ann Cahn Dares to Show Her Brilliance!

Brilliantly Resilient

Local Philly favorite and Emmy-winning journalist, Lu Ann Cahn brings her "daring" self to the Brilliantly Resilient podcast! A cancer survivor and ground breaking Philadelphia news reporter, Lu Ann is author of I Dare Me, a chronicle of the Year of Firsts that changed Lu Ann's life. As Lu Ann pushed herself to try one new thing every day for a year, her mindset, perspective and attitude changed, helping her get "unstuck" to live life as the adventure it is. Authentic, funny and inspirational, Lu Ann dares all of us to take a step, small or large, to uncover our own Brilliance and Resilience. Tune in for more and check out Lu Ann at https://luanncahn.com.


1 Oct 2020

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S3E6: Lu Ann Cahn | A great story is better than sex.

Connect the dots

In this episode we talk with Emmy-Award winning veteran journalist, speaker and author, Lu Ann Cahn.  Storytelling has played a major role in Lu Ann’s career, but it is the combination of grit, persistence and hard work along with her natural talent that has contributed to her successes. Initially attracted by the excitement of being a TV news reporter, Lu Ann decided to pursue a career in journalism.  Her instinct for great storytelling and understanding what makes a compelling and factually based story is what has steered her through four decades of newscasting.  We hear how storytelling in the news has evolved over the years and where it could be headed. We also hear how Lu Ann challenged herself to turn the No’s in her life into Yes’s, with her year long challenge of ‘I Dare’ to ‘Do the New’- on a journey to becoming ‘unstuck’ and rewarding herself with new experiences and a new perspective on life.   Lu Ann’s personal story has changed over the years, but her sensibilities and humor has remained constant.  Her adventurous spirit and journey is inspirational and encouraging.  We enjoyed connecting with Lu Ann and encourage our listeners to dare yourself by trying new things each and every day. CONNECT WITH LU ANN Lu Ann Cahn Instagram Blog Book LinkedIn Twitter CONNECT WITH GEOFFREY E-mail Geoffrey nine dots Media Twitter Instagram LinkedIn Facebook THANKS - Please let us know what you think!  Review, share and comment.


12 Aug 2020

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Be Bold 052: Lu Ann Cahn - Getting Unstuck

Be Bold, Be Brave, Be YOU!

This week Colleen interviews Lu Ann Cahn, eight-time Emmy award-winning TV reporter, mom, two-time cancer survivor, and author of the inspirational book I Dare Me. Lu Ann discusses getting stuck in her career and life and how, at her daughter's urging, she embarked on a year-long journey of firsts to find courage and happiness. Lu Ann's story and advice are applicable to all ages and situations as we look to be our best and happiest selves. 


13 Feb 2017

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Take A Dare With Emmy Winner And Keynote Superstar, Lu Ann Cahn

The Big Talk with Tricia Brouk

Tricia and LuAnn talk about the process and the importance of preparation.


3 Jan 2017

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TWE 162: Lu Ann Cahn, Journalist

The Women's Eye with Stacey Gualandi and Catherine Anaya | Women Leaders, Entrepreneurs, Authors and Global Changemakers

Journalist , author of . About The Women's Eye Radio:  with host Stacey Gualandi, is a show from , an Online Magazine which features news and interviews with women who want to make the world a better place. From newsmakers, changemakers, entrepreneurs, best-selling authors, cancer survivors, adventurers, and experts on leadership, stress and health, to kids helping kids, global grandmothers improving children's lives, and women who fight for equal rights,"It's the world as we see it." The Women's Eye Radio Show broadcasts on  in Phoenix, live-streams on 1480KPHX.com, and is available as on-demand talk radio on iTunes and at . Learn more about The Women's Eye at


1 Mar 2015

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How to Have a More Adventurous Life in 2015, By Lu Ann Cahn, "I Dare Me"

Affirmative Prayer

Author and former reporter Lu Ann Cahn has discovered the secret to a fun and fulfilling life—do something NEW! Even if you’re in the ho-hum doldrums, Lu Ann tells us how we can get started. Whether it’s returning to play, taking a class, or facing a fear, there is always something new and different you can do. Choose to have a more interesting life, and start by listening to this show. Find out more about I Dare Me at www.luanncahn.com. 


20 Jan 2015

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Lu Ann Cahn—I Dare Me: A Year of Firsts

Affirmative Prayer

Is everything "okay" in your life? Or do you have the "blahs"? Lu Ann Cahn tells how she shifted her life one day at a time in I Dare Me: How I Rebooted and Recharged My Life by Doing Something New Every Day. From taking the Polar Bear Plunge to talking with a stranger in the park, Lu Ann’s life took on new meaning, and yours can too. What a fun way to Activate the Power of Yes!


31 Mar 2014

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Lu Ann Cahn?, an Investigative Reporter - NBC10 Philadelphia News and Author - "I Dare Me" joined me Monday at 9:30am pst KUCI 88.9fm!

KUCI: Get the Funk Out

10 Feb 2014