- Last but not least: My most recent post, on what guitar lessons are teaching me about speaking--and training, turns out to lead the pack for the month. Music to my ears!
- Where are those women's speeches? My list of 10 resources for finding women's speeches--and using them in yours came in at a close second. Clearly, there's a need for raising the visibility of women's speeches, so I encourage you to add your resources to the list.
- Tell me a story? Here's why: 6 smart things a story adds to your speech, boosting your ability to persuade and explain.
- What if you had to speak without your slides? I saw a bad example of what might happen, and came up with 6 alternatives so you can avoid the same fate.
- We want tools: I shared what's coming across my desk in Presentations and visuals: 7 tools, tips and traps from my inbox, a post that got many thumbs-up.
- Weak makes a strong showing: The 5 weakest speaker statements -- all things to avoid -- also proved popular this month.
- Small can be powerful: Using small talk and empathy to present ideas focuses on ideas that help you in one-on-one negotiations, meetings and even your presentations and speeches. It's all about relating to the audience, which also helps determine...
- What's credible about you as a speaker? This popular post reminds you that it's not always your most sterling credentials, but the things you have in common with your audience. A story told on myself.
- Are you credible to yourself? This guest post from Janet Clarey on Silencing my "you suck" self-talk shared her pre-speech concerns and how she banishes them, most of the time.
- Politeness rules, here at least. Disagree with your audience--in a civil way got lots of readers' attention. It's another useful tool in your arsenal for handling questions and answers.
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