Episode 25: Public Speaking Maven Alicia Dara

Episode 25 of the Mavens Do It Better Podcast features Alicia Dara. Alicia is a nationally recognized  voice teacher  (singing and public speaking) based in Seattle. She has helped thousands of people break through blocks, find their voice, and put it to work. Her most popular group training is "Public Speaking Bootcamp for Women", which helps women strengthen their voices, clarify their messaging, and push back against workplace sexism. 

Alicia and Heather caught up virtually from Seattle, WA, and Marina Del Rey, CA. 

Listen in as Heather talks with Alicia about: 

  • How to step into one’s voice and power as a public speaker 

  • The use of the word “badass” to describe women and the evolution of how and what words matter 

  • Her history as a feminist activist and what sparked her toward becoming a public speaking and voice teacher 

Alicia Dara | Website | Twitter | Instagram 

Mavens Do It Better original theme music composed by Jesse Case with voice over by Julia Francis.

Heather Newman

Heather Newman is an award-winning marketing maven, technology entrepreneur and an epic connector that brings many worlds together. She has extensive experience marketing products and services for Enterprise businesses, startups and emerging markets. Heather builds plans and processes that are nimble, human and different. She is an adept storyteller and is passionate about growth for both employees and the corporate bottom-line. Heather hails from the arts and the bulk of her career has been working with the largest technology companies in the world (Microsoft, Google, Amazon, NetApp, Hewlett Packard, and Dell). Her nineteen years of experience working at technology companies and building global high-tech marketing strategy has driven millions of dollars of revenue and multiple award-winning campaigns. She has led global marketing teams for many technology companies including AvePoint, IT Unity & KnowledgeLake. Heather was a part of the original Microsoft SharePoint Marketing team. During her tenure, she helped launch multiple versions of the product, build the SharePoint Partner Ecosystem and conceived of and produced the first three Microsoft SharePoint Conferences. Creative Maven has produced thousands of global marketing campaigns and events. Currently CM is focusing on go to market strategies for Microsoft and its partners as well as a new site sister site launching in 2015 called Marketingfixer.com. Heather also serves as Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Content Panda, an innovative technology startup looking to actively disrupt how content is delivered inside software.