Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Looking at powerful speeches by women in @Toastmasters magazine

I'm delighted to say that my article "Women Who Changed the World" appears in the September 2012 issue of Toastmaster, the magazine of Toastmasters International--and it's the cover story.

The issue is now available online or in print editions if you're a member of Toastmasters, as so many readers of The Eloquent Woman are. Non-members will be able to find it in a few weeks at the link above.

Toastmaster asked me to find and write about speeches by women that were real game-changers, and I chose four that will be familiar to readers of the blog. Nobel laureates Aung San Suu Kyi and Wangari Maathai, International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde and Hillary Clinton all are featured for powerful speeches with effects that lasted long after the speaking was done.

The article also includes a sidebar on resources you can use to find more speeches by women. Please do share the article with other Toastmasters and speakers!