- Recollecting where we've been: We have always fought: Challenging the women, cattle and slaves narrative pokes at our assumptions about what women have done and can do.
- Yes, really: If you get the public speaking jitters, here's a chance to reflect on why a little bit of stress is actually good for you.
- What the audience sees: I'm a big fan of using what I call the "invisible visual," a word picture that your audience can see in the mind's eye. Imagine a flying pig: How words take shape in the brain clues you in on what's happening to them when you do that.
- Come to Brussels in September: I'm chairing the autumn conference of the European Speechwriter Network in Brussels in September and hope you can join us for this focused two-day event. It starts with a full-day workshop on the nuts and bolts of speechwriting, followed by a day of top speakers on leadership communication. If you want to improve your ability to write and deliver speeches or improve your company's ability to communicate ideas and engage staff in developing new behaviors, this is the meeting for you. Please do join us and share the conference information with your colleagues.
- Are you sure your story should be told? Snoopy has the last word in a cautionary tale for speakers.
Monday, June 17, 2013
The Eloquent Woman on Facebook are already used to seeing links to good reads, resources and ideas from other sources there, in addition to posts from the blog. On Mondays, I summarize that extra content and put it here on the blog, so all readers can benefit. Every weekly speaker toolkit has a mix of the practical and the inspirational for speakers, especially women speakers. Here's a look at the week just past: