Christelyn Karasin, The Pink Pill Founder

Interview: The Pink Pill Star, Christelyn Karazin – Interracial Dating, Confident Speaking, Navigating Broader Social Circles, and the Value of Mingling with a Purpose

“Speaking articulately and professionally can be like learning another language.” … Continue Reading

Confident Speech? But Like, Aren’t You in a Sorority?

(Contributed by Tatum Dyar, amazing intern, Bethany College student and Alpha Xi Delta sorority sister.) When you think of sorority life, you may imagine the stereotypical flakey, catty, self-involved sorority girls you see in the movies and on TV. In … Continue Reading

Fight Back Against Fillers and Speak with Confidence! The LikeSo Speech Challenge is Coming to a Screen Near You!

Like, can you totally speak for up to 60 seconds with confidence and without using filler words? The LikeSo Speech Challenge (#LikeSoChallenge) is coming to a screen near you (a.k.a. Instagram!)!  There will be fun, laughs, riveting conversation, ah-ha moments, … Continue Reading

Global Leader in Public Speaking on Folk Music, the Female Voice, Failed Communication, Flip Flops, and Much More…

Allison Shapira is the CEO/founder of Global Public Speaking, an adjunct lecturer at Harvard Kennedy School, and an accomplished musician.  We initially connected over her post, “How to Get Rid of Ums and Ahs,” and her recommendation to practice with … Continue Reading

Replacing Bikinis with Interview Questions & How LikeSo App Helps: The Skinny from Former Miss Nevada & Crown Coach Gina Simms

Gina Simms is a former Radio City Rockette and Miss Nevada having competed in both the Miss USA and Miss America pageants.   Today she is “The Crown Coach” and has developed a platform to nurture and teach girls empowering strategies … Continue Reading

Voices Carry! Cornell Student Entrepreneurs in the Making Learn to Speak Up

“Voices Carry” (‘Til Tuesday).  That was the song playing in my head as I guest lectured to students in Professor Deborah Streeter’s course, “Women, Leadership & Entrepreneurship.” Maybe because I sang “Voices Carry” in my band at Cornell? Or maybe … Continue Reading

Back to School: What I Learned from Guest Lecturing at Cornell

A woman’s place is in the home…or, NOT!   Unless that home is her faithful alma mater. Last week, it was my joy and privilege to return to Cornell and guest lecture and workshop with Cornell Professor Dr. Deborah Streeter’s … Continue Reading

Like, Can I Check Your Reservation? How My Dad & an App Got Me to Stop Talking in Similes!

“Stop talking in similes!” This is a phrase (and often an exclamation!) I have come to know all too well throughout my life. It originates from none other than my own father, and one he wishes he didn’t feel compelled … Continue Reading

Who is, Like, in Your LikeSquad?

The way we speak is contagious and a tribal form of bonding (like, ya know, totally!). We are all so busy wanting to be part of the tribe that we don’t realize how habitual verbal crutches become – how they … Continue Reading

Giving New Meaning to “Fillerbuster”

Ever since I had the epiphany that the use of filler words are at epidemic proportions, and that an app could help us all be better speakers, I have been frustrated by the lack of words to describe this pervasive phenomenon. … Continue Reading