- "The perfect preparation:" A downloadable checklist for the whole speaker was far and away the month's most popular post. It's got a 2-page free download of questions to ask yourself before any speaking situation, from small meeting to big speech. Please do share this link with your friends and colleagues.
- Famous Speech Friday: Sheryl Sandberg's Barnard commencement address is a recent talk with a strong message for women. Learn from this effective, smart speaker.
- Wardrobe lessons from a woman who packed only underwear for TED will wow you with its color and humor--but a serious message is underlying those layers of clothing. A strong example of making your wardrobe deliver your message.
- The sushi of speaking: 7 bite-sized ideas to get you speech-ready revised a classic post from the vault so it's updated to get you ready to speak. I like to take this list with me to speaking gigs--great last-minute reminders.
- Famous Speech Friday: Susan B. Anthony's "Is it a crime for a U.S. citizen to vote?", another May post, kept going strong this month. Seems appropriate, heading into the U.S. Independence Day holiday...
- Why speakers should use the invisible visual, a late-breaking May post, suggests you trade slides for language that will help your listeners "see" your image in their minds. A powerful, underused tactic.
- May's top 10 public speaking tips were catch-up reading for many of you this month.
- From the vault: How to introduce yourself without bragging replaces any embarrassment you may feel with concrete, practical ways to make yourself known. Try these ideas!
- 4 ways to plan a panel to delight the audience has some of the simplest ideas...and rarest. We'd all have happier audiences if panels stuck to these four simple rules.
- Famous Speech Friday: Rose Schneiderman on the Triangle Fire is one of the shortest speeches featured on this blog--and one of the most powerful. 100 years old this year, it still resonates.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
This month's popular posts bloomed like a mixed bouquet, with all the types of information we like best at The Eloquent Woman: preparation tips, inspiring women speakers to steal ideas from, wardrobe tips, language considerations and more. Here are the most-read posts of the month:
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