- All about that meeting troll: If there's one person who consistently trips you up or stalls your progress in a meeting, you've met the meeting troll. Here's how to handle him.
- Do you visualize everything that might go wrong before a talk? Seth Godin thinks that's a good way to rehearse failure instead of rehearsing success.
- TED talks are so popular that even a fictional doctor on Grey's Anatomy had a TED moment.
- Always too busy to practice your speaking or that upcoming presentation? Don't look now, but you might just be procrastinating.
- We lost an eloquent man this week when film critic Roger Ebert died. I reposted this piece about how Ebert reinvented his public speaking without a voice of his own after cancer surgery took away his ability to speak. It's an inspiring tale of persistence by a self-described "motor-mouth," and holds lessons for speakers on emphasis, facial expressions, gestures and other non-verbal tools
- About the quote: A favorite of mine from Henry Ford--and I think this is especially true for public speakers. Find more like this on my Pinterest board of quotes for public speakers.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Speakers and speechwriters are always in search of the kinds of ideas, reads and resources that fans of 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: