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Good Girls Get Rich Podcast

Jun 26, 2023

This week’s episode of Good Girls Get Rich is brought to you by Uplevel Media CEO and LinkedIn expert, Karen Yankovich. In this episode, guest Karen Laos and Karen Yankovich discuss how to eradicate self-doubt and build your confidence.

Karen Laos, Communication Expert and Confidence Cultivator, leverages 25 years in the boardroom and speaking on the world’s most coveted stages such as Google and NASA to transform missed opportunities into wins. She is fiercely committed to her mission of eradicating self-doubt in 10 million women by giving them practical strategies to ask for what they want in the boardroom and beyond. She guides corporations and individuals with her tested communication model to generate consistent results through her Leadership Presence Keynote: How to Be an Influential Communicator.


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About the Episode:

Hey there, it’s Karen Yankovich, and I am so excited to bring you this episode where I had the pleasure of chatting with communication and confidence expert, Karen Laos. We dove deep into the world of building confidence and mastering effective communication in networking and business meetings. You don’t want to miss out on these valuable insights and practical tips that will help you boost your confidence and enhance your communication skills.

We started off by exploring the importance of overcoming self-doubt and building unwavering confidence. Karen Laos shared her own journey of battling self-doubt and offered fantastic tips like positive self-talk, affirmations, and seeking guidance from mentors. These strategies will transform your mindset and set you on the path to success.

Then, we shifted our focus to networking events and discussed strategies to navigate them with ease. Karen Laos emphasized the power of authenticity and finding common ground when approaching groups. We even shared some engaging introductions and conversation starters that will help you make meaningful connections beyond small talk.

Next up, we tackled the art of contributing to business meetings with confidence. Karen Laos shared valuable techniques to make a strong impact and effectively contribute your thoughts and ideas. From using strong vocal conviction to eliminating filler words, you’ll learn how to capture attention and convey your message effectively. We also dove into strategies to avoid rambling and get straight to the point, leading with a clear point of view and utilizing pauses to gather your thoughts.

I am truly inspired by Karen Laos’s mission to eradicate self-doubt in 10 million women by 2030 through her initiative, “10 and 10.” You can get involved as an individual or organization and access incredible resources like keynotes, online courses, and corporate training. Connect with Karen Laos on her website, Instagram, and LinkedIn to learn more about building confidence and effective communication skills. Let’s join her in empowering ourselves and others to excel in networking and business meetings.

I hope you’re as pumped up as I am after listening to this episode. Don’t forget to take action and implement these strategies in your own life. Remember, confidence and effective communication are game-changers in both personal and professional settings. Until next time, keep rocking those networking events and business meetings with unwavering confidence.


Episode Spotlights:


Magical Quotes from the Episode:

  • “Confidence is not about pretending to be someone else; it’s about embracing who you are and owning your unique value in networking.” – Karen Laos
  • “Effective communication in networking is not just about talking, but also about active listening and understanding the needs and goals of others.” – Karen Yankovich
  • “Networking is not about collecting business cards; it’s about building meaningful relationships based on trust, authenticity, and mutual support.” – Karen Laos
  • “Self-doubt can hold us back, but when we recognize our strengths and embrace them, we can truly shine in networking and make a lasting impact.” – Karen Yankovich
  • “Confidence and effective communication go hand in hand. When you believe in yourself and communicate your value with clarity and conviction, you attract opportunities and build strong connections.” – Karen Laos


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