- Three options to use when you have to introduce yourself and you're the speaker;
- How do you handle eye contact between speaker and audience--and how do you know whether it's disrespectful or a cultural concern? I've got 5 tips for you;
- What's going on when you get an adrenaline rush and need to catch your breath while speaking. I share how to take control of your breathing and manage your body's responses;
- Can a mentor help you to become a better speaker? I hope this blog's among your mentor-sources, but here are some more reasons for finding a mentor to guide your public forays;
- If you want my tips on a regular basis for your employees, colleagues, members, or customers, download the Eloquent Woman blog's widget to post on your own blog or website;
- A former NPR intern and scientist shared her tips for vocalizing, which work for radio as well as for public speaking;
- Why speakers (and most all others) have trouble remembering jokes they want to retell; and
- Need to give an impromptu speech? I walk you through a time when it happened to me, and break down how to make it manageable. If I were you, I'd start preparing now for that eventuality.
Since March is Women's History Month, we also had two popular guest posts on the topic. Alyssa Gardina of the Women's Museum in Dallas shared some unforgettable women speakers who are represented in the museum's collections, and Joni Hubred-Golden of the Michigan Women's Forum did the same, focusing on great women speakers in her state's history. Check out these great inspirations and don't forget to let me know what topics you want to see covered next month!