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When my guest Molly McPherson introduced herself in the Speaking Your Brand Facebook group and said one of her topics is helping women speak powerfully, I knew I had to have her on the podcast.
Molly McPherson is a PR professional and speaker, with a focus on communicating in the digital age and crisis communication, helping her clients protect their reputations with proactive plans and messaging.
In this episode, Molly and I talk about specific strategies we can use as women to come across more powerfully, whether it’s in person or in how we write.
We also talk about the Kavanaugh hearings and the contrast between how Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh showed up and what that indicates about the emotional range women in public are expected and permitted to have vs. what men can do and what that means going forward.
About My Guest: Molly Baker McPherson is an accredited PR professional with 20 years of experience in corporate and cooperative crisis communications and social media. She served as Director of Communications for the Cruise Line International Association, helped launch FEMA’s first social media program and worked in post-Hurricane Katrina’s FEMA Office of External Affairs. Molly speaks regularly about best practices for communicating in the digital age and crisis communication, helping clients protect their reputations with proactive plans and messaging.
The Speaking Your Brand podcast is hosted by Carol Cox. At Speaking Your Brand, we help women entrepreneurs and professionals create their signature talks and gain more visibility to achieve their goals. Our mission is to get more women in positions of influence and power: on stages, in businesses, on boards, in the media, in politics, and in our communities. Check out our coaching programs and workshops at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com.
Show notes at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/94
Connect with Molly on her website at https://mollymcpherson.com/.
Check out Molly’s free PDF at https://www.mollymcpherson.com/speakingyourbrand.
Listen to Molly’s podcast “Communicate with Confidence”.
Book recommendation: “Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger” by Rebecca Traister
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