- Not just the soul of wit: In Brevity might just save your career, the case is made for keeping it short and to the point.
- The greatest? NPR compiled a treasure trove of greatest American commencement speeches that stretches back to the 18th century, 300 in all--but fewer than 100 are by women. I counted.
- Clearer calling: Doing more video conference calls, Skypes and Google Hangouts? You'll want these five best desktop microphones.
- Big step forward: Google engineer Cate Huston, who wrote on the blog about returning to the stage after harrassment, delivered another talk, It's Not Me, It's You: When Users Break Up with Their Apps, last week -- this time, her first audience with both men and women since the harrassment. Check out the relationship metaphor she uses to describe to engineers how users relate interact with smartphones and apps. I've asked her to give us an update on this latest step forward in her return to public speaking.
- Inner confidence: Mari Ruddy, an athlete with diabetes who's a consumer health advocate, writes here about attending my recent workshop for health coalitions in the Aligning Forces for Quality program. Turns out she's also a fan of power posing.
- Want to get better answers? If you care about the answers, you'll work on making sure the question is well-framed. Five ways to ask the perfect question has the details.
- About the quote: For the hell-raising speaker, from our Pinterest board of great quotes for public speakers.
Monday, May 26, 2014
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: