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Own the Microphone

Mar 18, 2021

On this week's episode of Own the Microphone, Bridgett McGowen welcomes a "renegade educator" who has spent nearly a decade as the CEO of an alternate graduate school, Dr. Hope Phillips Umansky. Bridgett and Dr. Hope discuss Dr. Hope's alternate teaching strategies, the scariest part of public speaking, the power of literacy, adding to a conversation that already has many voices, and so much more.

Own The Microphone With Bridgett McGowen

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Guest: Dr. Hope Phillips Umansky 

Hope provides listeners with a free 30-minute Zoom assessment for their company, nonprofit, or institution as her gift is creating strategic initiatives for optimal growth. Her initiatives are individualized toward engaging consumers and stakeholders in new and unique ways. 
email with subject line “BMCShow" to schedule a complementary assessment. 
Dr. Hope: "The only thing that you can do wrong in my class is just agree with me for the sake of agreeing with me."
Oral and written memoirs of strength came out of slave narratives.
Key thing often getting in the way of a good presentation is letting the presentation getting in the way of your passion.
What is the scariest part of speaking?
The energy field that comes off the heart is the most powerful energy field there is.
Dr. Hope's #1 tip for someone trying to improve their speaking skills.
Many speakers use the platform of bringing hope and resilience etc. What do you say to someone who believes that method is overused?
What is something about Dr. Hope that would surprise her audiences?
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