- You love a contest: Hands down, the new Eloquent Woman contest, 15 Weeks to Step Up Your Speaking, topped our most popular posts this month. You have till July 31 to enter yourself (or a colleague) to win free speaker coaching and a great Flip camera!
- The tour guide as speaker intrigued dozens of readers this month, with a post focusing on a woman sander at the Martin Guitar Factory who served as my tour guide in June. Read about her training and what worked for her audience.
- Our top current women speakers series continued to draw a large audience--it features video examples nominated by readers. In June, a guest post added thoughts about women commencement speakers.
- Developing a message by using the rule of three--from a post on the SixMinutes blog--
attracted lots of readers looking to put their eloquent content together.
- Storytelling's a basic speaker skill. But telling a story on yourself is tough. Learn from a master storyteller in this popular post.
- Inspiration from learning the guitar helped one speaker get over her fear of public speaking--and led to a new web site for music makers, too.
- The blushing speaker is the focus of new research. It may send a helpful signal to your audience--or distract you.
- Dance helped inspire another speaker, who once worked as a bellydancer and shares two posts with us about what it taught her as a speaker. Go here and here to see her insights.
- Will you speak as a moderator? Before you start that panel, check our tips on "everything in moderation."
- A radio tour survivor shares her tips with us for what speakers can do to get through lots of successive interviews in a short time period.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Summer got off to a great start with these, our top 10 tips on the Eloquent Woman blog for June. Readers jumped into posts about speaking as a tour guide, research for blushing speakers, great storytelling, and our new contest. Check out this winning team of tips from June: