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Lucille Ossai

Best-Selling Author, Communications Trainer & Advisor

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Lucille Ossai Biography

Lucille Ossai is a communications trainer, speaker, advisor, and multi-award-winning blogger. She’s also the Amazon bestselling author of the business communications blueprint "Influence and Thrive: How Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders & Corporations Use Effective Communication To Get Results". Her book is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Waterstones, Roving Heights (Nigeria), and numerous international outlets.

She holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and a bachelor's degree from the University of Leicester. In 2021, the latter featured her profile and highlighted her book in the #CitizendsOfChange movement on Meta (Facebook). In May 2020, the London School of Economics named her ‘Alum of the Month’ for her work and impact.

Lucille Ossai's work is globally recognised. In 2022, Global Gurus ranked her the #5 communication professional in the world. She's also the only African to feature in the communication category.

Ossai's wealth of experience facilitating communication programs at a double-accredited, globally ranked business school has enriched her expertise. She also offers communication seminars and workshops for professionals, entrepreneurs, and business leaders so they amplify their influence and boost results.

As the founder and chief communications trainer at Rethinking Business Communications Limited, she offers customized virtual, in-person, and hybrid communication programs in nonverbal communication, public speaking, business writing, and interpersonal communication. Her clients include Nestlé Nigeria, Nigeria Stock Exchange, Society of Petroleum Engineers (Lagos Chapter), and Ischus.

An insightful blogger, she's been blogging on business communication for a decade. Since 2017, her multi-award-winning blog—Rethinking Business Communications Blog—has been the only website from Africa to feature on Feedspot’s authoritative rank of the top 30 communication blogs. Ossai’s articles have also been published in the respected business daily BusinessDay Nigeria.

Ossai’s guest appearances on international podcasts include the Great Speech Podcast, the Inspiring Leaders Podcast, and the Marketing Study Lab Podcast. Radio appearances include Lagos Talks 91.3 FM, Inspiration FM, Metro FM, and Eko FM in Lagos, Nigeria.

Her work is also international. She collaborates with organisations to deliver communications programmes in other regions.

When Ossai doesn't obsess about effective communication, she watches television to unwind. A huge fan of detective programmes, she fancies herself a bit of an expert in identifying the culprits. She also enjoys watching thrillers, (meaningful) action flicks, and dramas.

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Influence and Thrive

Influence and Thrive

Speaking Topics
  • Female Leaders: Yes, You Can Be Assertive and Warm

    Globally, women are still underrepresented higher up the career ladder. According to the Women in the Workplace 2019 report (LeanIn, McKinsey & Company, October 2019, p. 9), only 21% of all women were represented in the C-suite, 4% of whom were women of colour.

    Therefore, as a top female executive or a female business leader from a minority group, you're faced with a difficult task: communicating assertively and inspiring people to produce results.

    Audience takeaways:

    • Adopt 'open' and warm nonverbal behaviours to boost credibility and trigger trust.
    • Use storytelling and rhetorical tools to win hearts.
    • Disagree without being disagreeable in high-stakes scenarios.
    • Express strong emotions with tact and grace.
    • Tame the impostor syndrome by developing a strong sense of self and using persuasive language.

  • Build Powerful Teams to Drive Success

    Great teamwork doesn’t just ‘happen’.

    You can drive teammates to work together for successful outcomes. With effective communication, teams can create powerful bonds that outlast ego trips, eliminate disengagement, and guarantee goal attainment.

    Audience takeaways:

    • Use three critical rules of engagement as a team member to drive the team's success.
    • Reduce interpersonal conflicts and increase collaboration with simple communication techniques.
    • Adjust your communication style for different team members.
    • Coax trust by being a 'servant' team leader.

  • Speak Persuasively to Win Hearts and Change Minds

    The US National Institute of Mental Health revealed that 73% of the population suffer from glossophobia • the anxiety of speaking in public. Yet, public speaking is an incredible asset to influence people • if done the right way.

    To succeed in today's global village, you must use your voice to win hearts, change minds, and generate massive support for your cause. But first, you must sharpen this tool and amplify it before releasing it to achieve incredible feats.

    Audience takeaways:

    • Understand the root of the dread of public speaking and learn how to manage symptoms.
    • Incorporate Lucille Ossai's original A-B-F Formula in your speaking arsenal for maximum impact.
    • Use storytelling to form bonds with your audiences.
    • Adopt four techniques to speak persuasively in your skin.

  • Effective Cross-Cultural Communication in the Digital Age

    The ongoing pandemic had accelerated alliances and increased culturally diverse teams. To spur cooperation, increase collaboration across borders, and get results, you'll need to navigate the nuances of communicating across regions.

    Audience takeaways:

    • Connect with non-native English speakers verbally and create a haven for them to shine.
    • Use Lucille Ossai's original three beacons of effective communication to generate quicker results.
    • Discern cultural nuances in nonverbal cues to avoid alienating potential business partners.
    • Communicate openness to accommodate cultural differences.

News
  • Alum of the Month - May 2020 Lucille Ossai

    Our May Alum of the Month is Lucille Ossai (nee Okpere), a communications trainer, coach, and award-winning communications blogger (Rethinking Business Communications Blog). Lucille helps professionals and business owners improve their communication skills so that they excel in their careers and boost business results.

  • LBS Communications Coach’s Blog Selected as Top 30 Communications Blog by Feedspot

    LBS Communications Coach: Lucille Ossai’s Rethinking Business Communications Blog, was recognised as one of the top 30 communications blogs on the web by Feedspot. Feedspot is the content user built especially for power users who want to save time reading up on keeping up with top information.

  • Tackling poor communication skills in Nigeria

    As Nigerians, we are not in denial about many truths – endemic corruption in the public sector, epileptic power supply, and chronic youth unemployment. Yet, we are oblivious of our inability to communicate effectively. This fact is evident not only in the ridiculous speeches given by some of our leaders, but also in the error-ridden content often printed by our newspapers or visible in other...

  • World's Top 30 Communication Professionals for 2022

    Global Gurus named Lucille Ossai the #5 communication professional in the world for 2022. She's also the only African to feature in the communication category.

FAQs
  • HOW TO BOOK Lucille Ossai?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Lucille Ossai for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Lucille Ossai, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Lucille Ossai or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Lucille Ossai?

    Booking fees for Lucille Ossai, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lucille Ossai, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Lucille Ossai?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lucille Ossai for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lucille Ossai for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Lucille Ossai or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Lucille Ossai or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Lucille Ossai Biography

Lucille Ossai is a communications trainer, speaker, advisor, and multi-award-winning blogger. She’s also the Amazon bestselling author of the business communications blueprint "Influence and Thrive: How Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders & Corporations Use Effective Communication To Get Results". Her book is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Waterstones, Roving Heights (Nigeria), and numerous international outlets.

She holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and a bachelor's degree from the University of Leicester. In 2021, the latter featured her profile and highlighted her book in the #CitizendsOfChange movement on Meta (Facebook). In May 2020, the London School of Economics named her ‘Alum of the Month’ for her work and impact.

Lucille Ossai's work is globally recognised. In 2022, Global Gurus ranked her the #5 communication professional in the world. She's also the only African to feature in the communication category.

Ossai's wealth of experience facilitating communication programs at a double-accredited, globally ranked business school has enriched her expertise. She also offers communication seminars and workshops for professionals, entrepreneurs, and business leaders so they amplify their influence and boost results.

As the founder and chief communications trainer at Rethinking Business Communications Limited, she offers customized virtual, in-person, and hybrid communication programs in nonverbal communication, public speaking, business writing, and interpersonal communication. Her clients include Nestlé Nigeria, Nigeria Stock Exchange, Society of Petroleum Engineers (Lagos Chapter), and Ischus.

An insightful blogger, she's been blogging on business communication for a decade. Since 2017, her multi-award-winning blog—Rethinking Business Communications Blog—has been the only website from Africa to feature on Feedspot’s authoritative rank of the top 30 communication blogs. Ossai’s articles have also been published in the respected business daily BusinessDay Nigeria.

Ossai’s guest appearances on international podcasts include the Great Speech Podcast, the Inspiring Leaders Podcast, and the Marketing Study Lab Podcast. Radio appearances include Lagos Talks 91.3 FM, Inspiration FM, Metro FM, and Eko FM in Lagos, Nigeria.

Her work is also international. She collaborates with organisations to deliver communications programmes in other regions.

When Ossai doesn't obsess about effective communication, she watches television to unwind. A huge fan of detective programmes, she fancies herself a bit of an expert in identifying the culprits. She also enjoys watching thrillers, (meaningful) action flicks, and dramas.

Lucille Ossai Videos

  • Pride Women Conference - Soft Skills: The Needed Toolkit Today
    At the 2021 Pride Women Conference held in May, Lucille Ossai delivered her virtual talk 'Soft Skills: Needed Toolkit in Today's Environment'.
  • Using Simplicity, Brevity, and Clarity to Drive Results
    Lucille Ossai is a strong advocate for effective communication skills. She is passionate about helping professionals, entrepreneurs and leaders hone...
  • Why Entrepreneurs & Business Leaders Must Hone Public Speaking Skills
    Superb public speaking skills create opportunities and lead to positive outcomes for your business. In collaboration with the Lagos Business...

Lucille Ossai Books

Lucille Ossai Speaking Topics

  • Female Leaders: Yes, You Can Be Assertive and Warm

    Globally, women are still underrepresented higher up the career ladder. According to the Women in the Workplace 2019 report (LeanIn, McKinsey & Company, October 2019, p. 9), only 21% of all women were represented in the C-suite, 4% of whom were women of colour.

    Therefore, as a top female executive or a female business leader from a minority group, you're faced with a difficult task: communicating assertively and inspiring people to produce results.

    Audience takeaways:

    • Adopt 'open' and warm nonverbal behaviours to boost credibility and trigger trust.
    • Use storytelling and rhetorical tools to win hearts.
    • Disagree without being disagreeable in high-stakes scenarios.
    • Express strong emotions with tact and grace.
    • Tame the impostor syndrome by developing a strong sense of self and using persuasive language.

  • Build Powerful Teams to Drive Success

    Great teamwork doesn’t just ‘happen’.

    You can drive teammates to work together for successful outcomes. With effective communication, teams can create powerful bonds that outlast ego trips, eliminate disengagement, and guarantee goal attainment.

    Audience takeaways:

    • Use three critical rules of engagement as a team member to drive the team's success.
    • Reduce interpersonal conflicts and increase collaboration with simple communication techniques.
    • Adjust your communication style for different team members.
    • Coax trust by being a 'servant' team leader.

  • Speak Persuasively to Win Hearts and Change Minds

    The US National Institute of Mental Health revealed that 73% of the population suffer from glossophobia • the anxiety of speaking in public. Yet, public speaking is an incredible asset to influence people • if done the right way.

    To succeed in today's global village, you must use your voice to win hearts, change minds, and generate massive support for your cause. But first, you must sharpen this tool and amplify it before releasing it to achieve incredible feats.

    Audience takeaways:

    • Understand the root of the dread of public speaking and learn how to manage symptoms.
    • Incorporate Lucille Ossai's original A-B-F Formula in your speaking arsenal for maximum impact.
    • Use storytelling to form bonds with your audiences.
    • Adopt four techniques to speak persuasively in your skin.

  • Effective Cross-Cultural Communication in the Digital Age

    The ongoing pandemic had accelerated alliances and increased culturally diverse teams. To spur cooperation, increase collaboration across borders, and get results, you'll need to navigate the nuances of communicating across regions.

    Audience takeaways:

    • Connect with non-native English speakers verbally and create a haven for them to shine.
    • Use Lucille Ossai's original three beacons of effective communication to generate quicker results.
    • Discern cultural nuances in nonverbal cues to avoid alienating potential business partners.
    • Communicate openness to accommodate cultural differences.

FAQs on booking Lucille Ossai

  • How to book Lucille Ossai?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Lucille Ossai for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Lucille Ossai, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Lucille Ossai or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Lucille Ossai?

    Booking fees for Lucille Ossai, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lucille Ossai, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Lucille Ossai?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lucille Ossai for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lucille Ossai for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Lucille Ossai or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Lucille Ossai or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Lucille Ossai is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Female Leaders: Yes, You Can Be Assertive and Warm, Build Powerful Teams to Drive Success, Speak Persuasively to Win Hearts and Change Minds and Effective Cross-Cultural Communication in the Digital Age. The estimated speaking fee range to book Lucille Ossai for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Lucille Ossai generally travels from Nigeria and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are SJ Murray, Bella Zanesco, Christine C. McHugh, Natalie Nixon and Sonia McDonald. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Lucille Ossai for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Lucille Ossai Speaker Videos

  • Pride Women Conference - Soft Skills: The Needed Toolkit Today
    At the 2021 Pride Women Conference held in May, Lucille Ossai delivered her virtual talk 'Soft Skills: Needed Toolkit in Today's Environment'.
    Using Simplicity, Brevity, and Clarity to Drive Results
    Lucille Ossai is a strong advocate for effective communication skills. She is passionate about helping professionals, entrepreneurs and leaders hone their communication skills so that they excel in...
  • Why Entrepreneurs & Business Leaders Must Hone Public Speaking Skills
    Superb public speaking skills create opportunities and lead to positive outcomes for your business. In collaboration with the Lagos Business School, Lucille shares five compelling reasons you as...
    Effective Communication Skills Can Be Learned
    In this age of rapid innovation and the explosion of ideas, which shape the world, you must hone your communication skills to become memorable professionals. In this quick video, Lucille Ossai, a...

Lucille Ossai Speaking Topics

  • Female Leaders: Yes, You Can Be Assertive and Warm

    Globally, women are still underrepresented higher up the career ladder. According to the Women in the Workplace 2019 report (LeanIn, McKinsey & Company, October 2019, p. 9), only 21% of all women were represented in the C-suite, 4% of whom were women of colour.

    Therefore, as a top female executive or a female business leader from a minority group, you're faced with a difficult task: communicating assertively and inspiring people to produce results.

    Audience takeaways:

    • Adopt 'open' and warm nonverbal behaviours to boost credibility and trigger trust.
    • Use storytelling and rhetorical tools to win hearts.
    • Disagree without being disagreeable in high-stakes scenarios.
    • Express strong emotions with tact and grace.
    • Tame the impostor syndrome by developing a strong sense of self and using persuasive language.

  • Build Powerful Teams to Drive Success

    Great teamwork doesn’t just ‘happen’.

    You can drive teammates to work together for successful outcomes. With effective communication, teams can create powerful bonds that outlast ego trips, eliminate disengagement, and guarantee goal attainment.

    Audience takeaways:

    • Use three critical rules of engagement as a team member to drive the team's success.
    • Reduce interpersonal conflicts and increase collaboration with simple communication techniques.
    • Adjust your communication style for different team members.
    • Coax trust by being a 'servant' team leader.

  • Speak Persuasively to Win Hearts and Change Minds

    The US National Institute of Mental Health revealed that 73% of the population suffer from glossophobia • the anxiety of speaking in public. Yet, public speaking is an incredible asset to influence people • if done the right way.

    To succeed in today's global village, you must use your voice to win hearts, change minds, and generate massive support for your cause. But first, you must sharpen this tool and amplify it before releasing it to achieve incredible feats.

    Audience takeaways:

    • Understand the root of the dread of public speaking and learn how to manage symptoms.
    • Incorporate Lucille Ossai's original A-B-F Formula in your speaking arsenal for maximum impact.
    • Use storytelling to form bonds with your audiences.
    • Adopt four techniques to speak persuasively in your skin.

  • Effective Cross-Cultural Communication in the Digital Age

    The ongoing pandemic had accelerated alliances and increased culturally diverse teams. To spur cooperation, increase collaboration across borders, and get results, you'll need to navigate the nuances of communicating across regions.

    Audience takeaways:

    • Connect with non-native English speakers verbally and create a haven for them to shine.
    • Use Lucille Ossai's original three beacons of effective communication to generate quicker results.
    • Discern cultural nuances in nonverbal cues to avoid alienating potential business partners.
    • Communicate openness to accommodate cultural differences.

Lucille Ossai News

  • Alum of the Month - May 2020 Lucille Ossai

    Our May Alum of the Month is Lucille Ossai (nee Okpere), a communications trainer, coach, and award-winning communications blogger (Rethinking Business Communications Blog). Lucille helps professionals and business owners improve their communication skills so that they excel in their careers and boost business results.

  • LBS Communications Coach’s Blog Selected as Top 30 Communications Blog by Feedspot

    LBS Communications Coach: Lucille Ossai’s Rethinking Business Communications Blog, was recognised as one of the top 30 communications blogs on the web by Feedspot. Feedspot is the content user built especially for power users who want to save time reading up on keeping up with top information.

  • Tackling poor communication skills in Nigeria

    As Nigerians, we are not in denial about many truths – endemic corruption in the public sector, epileptic power supply, and chronic youth unemployment. Yet, we are oblivious of our inability to communicate effectively. This fact is evident not only in the ridiculous speeches given by some of our leaders, but also in the error-ridden content often printed by our newspapers or visible in other...

  • World's Top 30 Communication Professionals for 2022

    Global Gurus named Lucille Ossai the #5 communication professional in the world for 2022. She's also the only African to feature in the communication category.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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