- Chairing a conference: How did I do? Lessons for chairs from #esnbxl answered a reader's request for me to assess how I did as chair of an international speechwriters' conference. Thanks for learning along with me to make this 2013's most-read post.
- Follow @NoWomenSpeakers to track conferences with few or no women on the program announced a new Twitter account, where I track in retweets the mentions on Twitter of conferences and events where there's a gender imbalance in the speaker lineup. It's a robust conversation--follow @NoWomenSpeakers and join in.
- Would conference child care help more women attend? When people start discussing how to get more women on the program, offering child care is a common suggestion. Here's a look at one international group that tried it--with mixed results.
- Instead of wincing, 10 things to look for on that video of your speech is the checklist I give all the speakers in my coaching sessions and training workshops, including the speakers I coach at TEDMED. You can use it, too.
- When you're tempted to turn down a speaking gig: For women was my effort to ask women to be sure they're not the reason we don't see them on conference programs. I don't think women turning down speaking gigs is the only or even the primary reason. I just don't want it to be a major reason.
- The Lady Vanishes: My International Speechwriters Conference keynote follows my own dictum to publish your speeches. This keynote is shared as prepared, with links to the references I mentioned.
- London notebook: Lessons from speakers and speechwriters at #ESN2013 shared what I learned at that conference when I wasn't speaking. This lively, smart group left me full of ideas and inspiration.
- 12 ways to diversify conferences with @NoWomenSpeakers collects the many case studies, data and approaches I've found for planning conferences with a better proportion of women speakers. Please, share it with a program committee or organizer.
- 9 things to check if you're speaking from a text is one of this year's most popular checklists. If you think a text is the answer to trouble-free speaking, make sure you've consulted this first.
- 9 things to do with the video of your TED, TEDMED or TEDx talk was written because I see too many speakers give these high-profile talks...then ignore that precious video. I'm glad to see it on the most-read list for the year.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
As always, thanks for reading The Eloquent Woman this year!
Posted by Denise Graveline at Wednesday, December 25, 2013