Friday, March 18, 2011

What do you want to see in Famous Speech Friday posts?

Now that we're a couple of months into our new series, Famous Speech Friday, I want to pause this week to take stock, get your reactions and hear your suggestions for what you'd like to see in this feature going forward.

Famous Speech Friday was suggested by a reader as a way of sharing and analyzing famous speeches by women. I upped the ante a bit by looking for speeches in which women talk specifically about issues that women face. The series is intended to offer role models and inspiration; insights into how successful speeches work, whether that involves the writing and wordplay or the presentation style; and inspiring examples of how women can use the speaking platform to address women's issues. I'm working to include many speaking situations, from farewell speeches and eulogies to political speeches, commencement speeches and much more.

But you might be hoping for something else. What are your reactions to this series? How is it helpful to you? What else--and who else--would you like to see? Please leave your suggestions in the comments. We'll be back next Friday with another famous speech...

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2 comments:

Katherine Summers said...

More political speeches, please! Especially if someone can hunt down memorable statements made on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives or Senate--I'd love to see some good recent rhetoric of that nature.

Sarah Shoemaker said...

Your Famous Friday speeches are a wonderful inspiration for women to excel in public speaking. I've gained strength and confidence, not to mention a history lesson, by taking the time to enjoy each one. As a scientist, teacher, and mother I appreciate the boost in my confidence to speak up to all those I interact with! Keep up the inspiring work!