Both the conference and the workshops are wonderful professional development opportunities for executives who want to improve their public speaking and communication skills. The other two pre-conference sessions are on speechwriting, and on cartooning for speechwriters.
Be The Eloquent Woman is a workshop that has been attended by executives from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Clifford Chance, Google, Little Brown Publishing, Procter and Gamble, the University of Virginia, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and many more businesses, universities and nonprofits. Previous sessions have been held in the United States and Britain, and I'm thrilled to bring the workshop to The Netherlands next.
The approach in this workshop differs markedly from other courses about women in leadership communications--we won't be telling you to "lean in" or to "close the confidence gap." It's true that women report fearing public speaking more than men do -- but they may have more reason than just nervousness. We'll take a subversive look at the issues, so you understand that, many times, your lack of confidence doesn't stem from your own skills and abilities.
Women are more frequently “talked over” in meetings or their points are ignored, then claimed by male participants. Women working in the public sphere often find journalists focus on their appearance, rather than their message.
Go here to read more about the workshop. Participants will learn:
- Techniques for overcoming the fear of big occasions
- How to prepare a script
- Strategies for reading or speaking without notes
- Advantages women bring to public speaking and how to bring them to the fore
- Lessons from outstanding American women
- Putting together a “message wardrobe” to be prepared for any speaking situation
- How to get more speaking opportunities and make the most of them
- What conference organisers are looking for in speakers, and what’s preventing women from achieving parity on conference podiums
- How women speakers are perceived, in public settings and in the workplace and how you can subvert expectations
So excited, just registered for @dontgetcaught's Be The Eloquent Woman workshop in April! Yay! http://t.co/AKfkXNElVS
— Cate Huston (@catehstn) February 14, 2014
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