- I Have a Dream, the famous Martin Luther King, Jr. speech, has its 50th anniversary this year. Here's a look at how it resonates in the year of a black president's second inaugural, even though its fiery rhetoric doesn't suit today's speakers as well.
- Balancing act: Here's a call for male speakers to pledge that they won't take part on panels without a gender balance. Do you think this will actually work as leverage to get more women on panels?
- Work. Pay up. Represent. They're the three ways that Librarian by Day blog recommends for how to get invited to speak. I'm gratified that The Eloquent Woman tops her list of recommended reads for speakers!
- Bookmark that preso: The latest version of PowerPoint includes a "resume reading" feature that lets you pick up where you left off in your last session prepping that presentation.
- Make the audience smarter: If you know who'll be live-tweeting your next talk, give them these excellent tips for live-tweeting at meetings and conferences.
- Resource of the month: Do you get my free monthly newsletter, Speakers & Communicators? It's loaded with the best of this blog and the don't get caught blog on social media and communications--plus you get word early on workshops and discounts.
- About the quote: This is what more speakers should tell that self-critical voice in their heads, methinks. From my Pinterest board of quotes about public speaking, where you can find more like this.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Fans of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook see these good reads, resources and ideas from other sources there, in addition to posts from the blog. Want to keep up with them? Here are the finds I shared in the week just past: