- Binders full of women speakers: I think most lists of women speakers are well-intentioned but unlikely to be used by conference organizers. This investor's list, however, seems to have some traction.
- Lean out: You've heard this here before, but the New Yorker has a good article looking at the price women pay when they speak up or negotiate--and notes, again, that they aren't holding back because they're shy. We understand the price, and decide accordingly. A long but worthwhile read.
- Formulaic? There's no formula for TED talks, which vary widely. But studies keep trying to get at what makes them work. This one looks at audience reactions.
- Did you miss? Last week, our Famous Speech Friday was "I'm not your inspiration," Stella Young's funny-but-serious TED talk about how we view people with disabilities. I shared notes from the speechwriting conference I just attended, a collection of insights and ideas.
- About the quote: Egyptian feminist Huda Shaarawi got in this sly dig at men's double standards in her landmark speech at a 1944 Arab feminist conference. From our board of great quotes by eloquent woman on Pinterest.
Monday, April 27, 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: