Episode #84 - The Power of the 3 C's of Effective Communication with Ashely Smith

Sweet but Fearless Podcast

Apr 25 2022 • 26 mins


In this episode, we cover effective communication as a front-line leader with Ashely Smith, Founder and Executive Director of mPerfectly, an organization that believes when a woman breaks free from outside expectations and learns to use her most powerful tool, her voice, she can create the life she wants and make a positive difference in her community.

Ashley talks about the art and science of communication and the power of the 3 C’s.

What to Listen For

  • Introduction – 0.00
  • Ashely’s career origin story – 2:00
  • How mPerfectly came about – 3:54
  • The Power of the 3 C’s – 7:15
  • Tips – 10:40
  • Understanding your punctuation mark! – 13:05
  • Be more curious – 16:00
  • Be seen. Be heard – 19:33
  • Ashely’s sage advice – 22:28


It is important to remember that you have to practice being an effective communicator. It’s a muscle and it takes intentional practice to hone and perfect those skills. Women leaders are more likely to have doubts about their communication skills than their male counterpoints. When honing your communication skills, remember Ashely’s 3 C’s – speak with Clarity, speak Concisely, and speak with Confidence.


Resources from this Episode



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