- "Executive presence" involves factors like communication, gravitas, and appearance for both men and women--but women and people of color have a tougher time getting that mix right, says this article on Is executive presence sexist?
- Evening the stakes? The Atlantic calculates that Hillary Clinton, new on the speaker circuit, can command more than $37,000 over her husband's speaking fee. That would be former president Bill Clinton.
- Who inspires you? I helped the bloggers from Hello Ladies and the Mamafesto curate this starter list of inspiring women. You can use it to make your own list and compare it to others.
- The scientific woman: I just got back from a scientific conference and shared 7 ineffective habits of the scientist who communicates with public audiences.
- And the Oscar goes to: A study of acceptance speeches for the major Oscars over the years finds interesting trends: more crying since 1995, though not necessarily by women only; women speak for less time than men do; and women clutch the statuette more, while men like to hoist it overhead. A fun site to play with. No surprise, a cartoonist suggested an Oscar for "most rambling speech."
- 50 years on: Betty Friedan's landmark work The Feminine Mystique is out in a 50th anniversary edition with a special foreword from columnist and women's historian Gail Collins. Read about her famous speech calling for a women's strike in 1970 in The Eloquent Woman Index.
- About this week's quote: We love Churchill's thoughts on public speaking. You can find this one and more like it on my Pinterest board of quotes for public speakers.
Monday, February 25, 2013
The Eloquent Woman on Facebook see in addition to posts from the blog. I'm summarizing that extra content and putting it here on the blog. Here are the finds I shared in the week just past: