Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Speak with power and elegance: Eat, Pray, Love

As part of her blog's series on powerful women speakers, speaker coach Marion Chapsal shares some observations about this TED talk by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia that are useful if you're working on creating a speaker presence for yourself.

Here's what Marion noticed in this talk that you can take away:
  • You can perform on a stage with nothing else but your presence, yourself, no technology.
  • You can rely on stories and myths to give flesh to your talk.
  • You can be perfectly structured with elegance and flow.
Those all sound like an eloquent woman to me. Thanks to Marion for sharing another good video example of a powerful woman speaker. What did you see in this talk that you can use in your next speech?

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