Queen Speaking

A podcast for women as we navigate our personal and professional lives, sharing the inspiration that helps us along the way.

About the show

A podcast for women as we navigate our personal and professional lives, sharing the inspiration that helps us along the way.

Together we’ll celebrate our triumphs and dig into our setbacks. We're giving voice to the experiences we live on a daily basis in search of continued self awareness. Let's find more ways to create opportunity for ourselves and advocate for our communities.

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  • Episode 97: Holiday Season Survival Tips

    November 29th, 2019  |  34 mins 56 secs
    cooking, holiday party hacks, holiday party survival tips, how to

    As we prepare for the holidays, we’re sharing our favorite holiday season hacks to make party attending and hosting so simple and stress free.

  • Episode 96: How Your Workspace Affects Your Productivity

    November 22nd, 2019  |  49 mins 26 secs
    adjust your workspace to be more productive, how to, how to be productive, productivity boost

    We’re talking about how small (or big) adjustments to our work environments can affect our productivity, the changes that make a difference, and how to ask for what you need.

  • Episode 95: Why Do We Keep Saying Sorry?

    November 15th, 2019  |  36 mins 32 secs
    how to, how to stop apologizing, over apologizing

    As women we have the tendency to over apologize. In this episode, we get into how to replace “I’m sorry” and only use it when necessary to be stronger communicators.

  • Episode 94: On Authenticity: To Be or Not?

    November 8th, 2019  |  38 mins 24 secs
    authenticity, bon appetit test kitchen, how to

    This episode is inspired by Man Repeller’s article on Bon Appétit’s test kitchen YouTube channel and Claire Saffitz’s success. Our conversation dives into what it means to be authentic, the value of authentic content on social media, removing fear, and connecting with people.

  • Episode 93: Women Inspiring #TeamQS: Ellen Bennett

    November 1st, 2019  |  33 mins 41 secs
    ellen bennett, hedley and bennett, women inspiring #teamqs

    In this month’s Women Inspiring #TeamQS episode, we’re spotlighting Ellen Bennett. She’s the woman behind Hedley & Bennett, an apron and kitchen apparel company that started in 2012. We’re digging into why quality matters, owning your mistakes, and her persistence.

  • Episode 92: How To Stay Motivated

    October 25th, 2019  |  41 mins 9 secs
    extrinsic motivation, how to, how to get motivated, how to stay motivated, intrinsic motivation, motivation

    We’re talking about the differences between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, and how we move between both depending on what we’re doing and where we are in our lives. Plus, tips to stay motivated and get re-motivated.

  • Episode 91: Take Your Public Speaking Skills With You Everywhere

    October 18th, 2019  |  45 mins 1 sec
    confidence, how to, public speaking tips

    We’re talking about the different ways we use public speaking skills beyond the stage. Our skills can help us on phone and video calls, in one-on-one conversations, and when leading team or client meetings.

  • Episode 90: Setting Boundaries With Anxious Friends

    October 11th, 2019  |  35 mins 57 secs
    anxiety, boundaries, how to, setting boundaries

    We often talk about the anxiety we feel in different situations, and it’s always been helpful to know that we’re not alone in these feelings. In this episode, we’re exploring how we can talk about our anxiety and ask for support, while being aware of the boundaries that need to exist with the people we love and what that conversation might look like in the workplace too.

  • Episode 89: Women Inspiring #TeamQS: Carla Hall

    October 4th, 2019  |  38 mins 54 secs
    carla hall, women inspiring #teamqs

    We’re excited to be talking about chef and TV co-host, Carla Hall in this month’s WITQS. Many know her as a contestant on season five of Bravo’s Top Chef where she warmed the hearts of the show’s fans. We’re talking about her vivacious spirit and what we can learn from her about embracing change.

  • Episode 88: Let’s Get Assertive

    September 27th, 2019  |  36 mins 11 secs
    assertive communication, communication, how to

    We’re recapping a workshop we attended through Junior League of Rochester with Emilie Aries on assertive communication, how it differs from aggressive communication, and why it matters for women to communicate our intent.

  • Episode 87: You Deserve A Day Off

    September 20th, 2019  |  38 mins 30 secs
    day off, how to, staycation, take a break, vacation

    Not all days off are created equal. Sometimes we need to take a PTO day to do nothing or tackle chores and appointments—a day off for no reason! We’re talking about how we all should make time off a priority for ourselves even if we’re not going on a full blown vacation and how to ask your boss for it.

  • Episode 86: Why We’re Rethinking "Passion"

    September 13th, 2019  |  29 mins 49 secs
    adopting a vision, how to, joy, passion

    Simon Sinek has flipped the idea of passion on its head—it isn't something we find, it's something we experience. With that in mind, we want to dig into how we perceive passion and the impact that has on us.

  • Episode 85: Women Inspiring #TeamQS: Janet Mock

    September 6th, 2019  |  30 mins 29 secs
    identity, janet mock, lgbtq+ ally, women inspiring #teamqs

    This month’s Women Inspiring #TeamQS, we’re talking about Janet Mock—a trans woman of color who is an author, writer, director, producer, advocate, and shining light in the world. We dig into identity, allyship, and the strength of community.

  • Episode 84: On Nominating Yourself

    August 30th, 2019  |  39 mins 37 secs
    confidence, how to, nominating yourself, self-nominate, speak up

    This week, we’re channeling Gwendoline Christie who nominated herself for an Emmy and got it. We’re getting into why it’s confidence vs. narcissism when we self-nominate. From picking your moment to acknowledging your greatness, and asking what we can do to support ourselves or encourage the women around us to self-nominate. Think bigger and be bold!

  • Episode 83: Take The Stress Out Of Sunday

    August 23rd, 2019  |  41 mins 57 secs
    how to, relaxation, sunday scaries, take the stress out of sunday

    When did Sunday become such a stressful day? We’re talking about how to do more with you Sunday (hint: spend less time on chores) by mentally preparing for the week ahead and finding ways to restructure our day to enjoy both weekend days to the fullest. Sunday Scaries be gone!

  • Episode 82: Are You Communicating What You Need?

    August 16th, 2019  |  40 mins 25 secs
    communicating our needs, how to, speaking up, the crane wife

    This episode is inspired by The Crane Wife, an essay from The Paris Review. We’re talking about needs — why they matter, defining them for ourselves, and how to communicate them, even when it’s hard.