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:
- Speak up, smart girls! The head of Britain's teachers union says smart girls feel pressure to stay quiet in class. That's no way for them to learn the topic, nor how to be in the real world.
- Just your (speaking) type: This chart makes it easy to see your personality type on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Knowing your preferences--particularly extroversion and introversion--can help you enormously as a speaker.
- Did you miss? This week, the blog looked at data on the physical impact of storytelling and emotion for speakers and audiences, and Famous Speech Friday looked at school administrator Nancy Hanks's speech on the student she expelled. The Moderating Panels blog wonders whether you think of yourself as an umpire or a moderator.
- About the quote: The great Maya Angelou to inspire you. When she goes up on stage, she takes everyone with her who has been kind to her, "so I don't ever feel I have no help." Go be a blessing to another eloquent woman this week, and read our Famous Speech Friday post about Angelou's stirring and funny eulogy for Coretta Scott King.