Savvy speakers keep up with my wide-ranging reading list on women and public speaking by following The Eloquent Woman on Facebook, where these links and articles appear first. I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well. It's a great way to expand your public speaking knowledge:
- I can't hear me: Why do our recorded voices sound so weird to us? captures the (mostly physiological) reasons most speakers don't listen to their recorded speeches.
- All-male panel as discrimination: "...he added that there were other team members who were interested in delivering presentations but who had decided to 'simply yield politely,' implying that I was neither yielding nor being polite." She presented data one year about gender disparity in the city's annual business forecast, then was turned down for an all-male panel the following year. This opinion article makes that discrimination public.
- Did you miss? This week, the blog looked at Why do I blush at the start of a speech?, with answers from scientists, and Famous Speech Friday shared 46 famous speeches by black women for #BlackHistoryMonth. Every year, this is our most popular post, and the list gets longer each time.
- Join me in London April 3 for my one-day workshop, Creating a TED-Quality Talk. We'll be a small group, with plenty of time for your questions. Seats are filling, so sign up today!
- About the video: How often are your speeches turned into songs? A music teacher in Santa Monica, California, gave Hillary Clinton's concession speech to her all-girl music theory class and asked them to come up with a song. Here's more about it and Clinton's reaction.