- Sit down and....A woman's place is in the audience is a well-written account by a woman whose profession is gender balanced, with panels that are not. She describes the pushback she gets for raising the issue.
- A one-slide speech: Deb Verhoeven's speech "Has anyone seen a woman?" not only highlights the dearth of women speakers, but fits entirely on one slide.
- Let me be frank: Why older women aren't afraid to tell it like it really is points out the advantages age brings to speaking up.
- The leaked speaker: Someone leaked the HP speechwriter's memo about the speaking preferences of now-Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina. Astonishingly, no similar memos have been leaked for male candidates.
- Practice audience? This digital audience simulator is intended to help you practice speaking and performing. Would you try this?
- Vocal fry is just the start: This look at how National Public Radio hosts and reporters are changing their voicing--more pauses, fillers, and a studied-yet-casual tone--is not necessarily something for you to emulate.
- Did you miss? On the blog, I wrote about what to do when your speech follows a tragedy like the terrorist attacks in Paris, and Famous Speech Friday looked at a 2009 speech by German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the U.S. Congress.
- About the quote: JK Rowling nails it, especially for eloquent women!
Monday, November 30, 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 two weeks just past, since the blog was closed for the Thanksgiving holiday last week: