- Speak up spurs: Instead of telling women to lean in or get more confident, workplaces could try these everyday methods for fostering a better work environment for women, including more opportunities for them to speak up at work.
- Question, question: This speaker has a list of questions to ask when conference organizers extend an invitation to speak. What are your questions?
- Safety first: Designing safe conferences--including those that aim to prevent harrassment of women speakers--is more difficult than it looks. Here's one organizer's view to share with a conference you attend.
- Did you miss...? Last week, we urged speechwriters not to write differently for women, but to do so for men, and shared a Famous Speech Friday post on controversial environmental activist Vandana Shiva.
- About the quote: Meryl Streep used an award presentation speech to praise fellow actor Emma Thompson and share insights on the sexism of Walt Disney. Read our Famous Speech Friday post about this smart, provocative speech.
Monday, January 12, 2015
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:
Come to my pre-conference workshop at the Spring Speechwriters and Business Communicators Conference in Cambridge, UK, this April. What goes into a TED-quality talk will help speakers, speechwriters and conference organizers understand how to craft and deliver a talk in the style of TED, whether you're getting ready for a TEDx conference or just a presentation in this popular style. Go to this link for more details on what's included, as well as a significant discount for readers of The Eloquent Woman. The workshop is on 15 April, and the conference is 16-17 April. Please join me!