Monday, November 25, 2013

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit


Fans of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook see links to good reads, resources and ideas from other sources there, in addition to posts from the blog. But you won't miss a thing, since I'm summarizing that extra content and putting it here on the blog for all readers to see. Here's what I shared in the week just past:
  • Can you see me now? Is most of your public speaking on conference calls? Find out why videoconferencing is the core of remote teams, with some good tips for speaking effectively on video calls.
  • Why it works: On its 150th anniversary, a look at why the Gettysburg Address works: Short words, short length, loaded with ideas, and a strong central concept. It flew in the face of public speaking styles of its day, and this article details the differences.
  • The case for women speakers: Sex and the Web Summit makes the case for having more women speakers at tech conferences, where they're scarce.
  • Doubt busters: 5 ways to stop self-doubt in its tracks will come in handy if you're not so sure about your own public speaking skills.
  • Woman up? The Wharton School, a noted business school, isn't putting enough women speakers before its students.
  • Speechwriting secrets: My article sharing speechwriting secrets is in the November issue of Toastmaster, the magazine of Toastmasters International. If you're a member, you already have this issue; if you're not a member, the issue will be freely available for all at the end of the month. In addition to advice from famous speechwriters, I include resources--groups to join, books and more--for you to up your game as a writer of speeches.
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