Monday, October 31, 2016

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

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:
  • Finding your voice at work: "The one place women actually talk more? In less structured, more cooperative environments. In other words, when there is less fear of being perceived as overbearing, women find their voice." Why women talk less than men at work.
  • Where that "nasty woman" comes from: "But insults of powerful women by men perform a particular role, researchers say: cutting them down to size, and playing into discomfort with women in power." This article on Why Men Insult Powerful Women uses famous women as examples, but the same thing happens to women in the workplace every day. Far, far and away, this was the most-read and most-shared post on our Facebook page last week. And why aren't you following there?
  • Did you miss? This week, the blog looked at an experiment that recreated just how much (or little) the crowds heard when Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address, and Famous Speech Friday shared Shirley Chisholm's contested presidential debate time in 1972--she sued, successfully, when she was shut out in favor of the male candidates.
  • About the quote: The National Women's Hall of Fame asks visitors to share Post-It notes about women who inspire. We can get behind this one!