Thursday, October 13, 2016

Measuring who's talking: Men or women? A tool for your next meeting

We all owe Cathy Deng thanks for coming up with this simple tool that measures who's talking more: men or women?

Freely available on arementalkingtoomuch.com,  side-by-side timers let you keep track of who dominates the conversation, be it in a meeting, a panel discussion, or a conference. It's simple and elegant--and a great way to check out your perceptions with data.

Readers are already thinking about putting this tool to use, as you can see in the tweets below:

If you try it out, share the data you collect with me on Twitter at @NoWomenSpeakers or @dontgetcaught, or on The Eloquent Woman on Facebook. Let's go get some data, eloquent women!

Join me in Edinburgh, Scotland, on October 20 for a new workshop, Add Meaning with Metaphor: Improve your Speeches with the Most Powerful Figure of Speech. It's a pre-conference workshop at the Edinburgh Speechwriters and Business Communicators Conference, designed to help both speakers and speechwriters use this powerful tool. You can register here for just the workshop, the conference, or both, and you'll get the best discount if you sign up by August 1.

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