- Language matters: "We are inundated with phrases that associate negative behaviors with women. These common colloquialisms, used to dismiss both women and men who act a certain way, sneak into our everyday vernacular inside and outside the workplace: Chatty Kathy, Negative Nancy, Nervous Nellie, Debbie Downer, Lazy Susan, and the most recent, Bye Felicia." Why you should stop using these common diminishers...Read and share Goodbye, Chatty Kathy, from Catalyst.
- Breaking through: Could the meeting room of the future make sure that women get a chance to speak up in meetings? "Sensors may track metrics on meeting participation to ensure that team members each have an opportunity to give feedback."
- Did you miss? This week, the blog shared 3 smart ways to space out your slide content, instead of cramming too much on each slide. Famous Speech Friday rounded up 11 famous speeches by women in engineering and technology. The Moderating Panels blog shared preparation lessons that panel moderators can borrow from the presidential debate moderators.
- About the quote: International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, at the World Economic Forum. Over here at The Eloquent Woman, we're proud to be part of the Internet of Women! Find more quotes like this one on our Pinterest board of great quotes by eloquent women.
Monday, March 14, 2016
If you want to keep up with my wide-ranging reading list about women and speaking in real time, follow The Eloquent Woman on Facebook where these links are posted all week long--or just head here on Mondays, where I summarize them all for you. Either way, you'll be expanding your understanding of women and speaking: