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- The Lady Vanishes: Here's my keynote for the International Speechwriting Conference, on the disappearing woman speaker.
- Two-way brains: Ever wonder how bilinguals switch between languages when they speak? It's complicated.
- The past is prologue: Here's an appreciation of a little-remembered Lyndon Johnson speech, given at Gettysburg on Memorial Day in 1963, that's remarkable for how it presaged coming civil rights changes and reflected his personal history around race issues. Nice details here on how it was put together, for the speechwriter in you.
- Speaking out for votes: Someone rescued this extensive diary of a British suffragette and turned it into a book. Take a look at her recollections, which include memorabilia from public speeches and assemblies of the day.
- Earth mother: April 22 was the anniversary of Rachel Carson's birthday. You can read about a speech that scared her, but helped advance her cause of alerting the public to environmental dangers, as part of our Famous Speech Friday series.
- Looking for women's quotes? Start here: You don't ever have to step away from The Eloquent Woman on Facebook, which includes a tab with all of our great quotes from eloquent women board on Pinterest.
- Speaking to speechwriters: I added an album to the Facebook page with photos from the recent International Speechwriters Conference, one of my favorite conferences ever. Above, I'm in discussion with two great speaker coaches, Max Atkinson and Edmee Tuyl. This week brought wonderful news: I've been asked to chair the group's autumn conference in September in Brussels.