Monday, January 30, 2017

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

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:
  • Medusa, the original nasty woman: "These businesswomen, politicians, activists, and artists made the same 'mistake' that Susan B. Anthony identified when she commented on the lack of women’s voices in 19th-century newspapers: 'Women … must echo the sentiment of these men. And if they do not do that, their heads are cut off.' These women infringed upon the domain of men. The only response...To cut their heads off; to silence them." Important mythology for speaking women to know and understand.
  • Women in the wilderness: A look at the World Economic Forum, where women make up just 20 percent of attendees, from a woman's viewpoint. “'When men see a room full of people and 20 percent are women, they see 50 percent,' says Laura Liswood, secretary general of the Council of Women World Leaders, citing social science research."
  • Did you miss? This week, the blog looked at what happens when a man hogs the mic at a woman's march, and Famous Speech Friday shared Ashley Judd at the Women's March on Washington.
  • About the quote: Find more quotes like this one on our Pinterest board of great quotes by eloquent women.
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