Monday, May 5, 2014

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

Fans of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook see links to good reads, resources and ideas from other sources there, in addition to posts from the blog. But you won't miss a thing, since I'm summarizing that extra content and putting it here on the blog for all readers to see. Here's what I shared in the week just past:
  • Trainers, beware: A frequent workshop leader shares insights into why the audience needs breaks in Why I blah-blah less at workshops (and presentations).
  • Smarter speaking: 8 ways neuroscience can improve your presentations will give you great tips about your audience and how to reach it. 
  • Noted: A reader writes about why she takes notes at talks--and that she's noticed as a result how many presentations lack content.
  • Or just TED: Apply to speak at TED's public tryouts? Yes, you can. Here are the details.
  • Music to my ears: I've been coaching lots of individual speakers lately, and I always ask them to report back. "I was able to take the opportunity to put all the different techniques for preparation into practice I had learnt. The best part was I didn't feel nervous in morning, it was more of good feeling....I will definitely be saying "yes" to the next opportunity and I look forward to it," reported one of my workshop participants. Another was singled out for getting particularly positive feedback in the audience evaluations. Can I help you get to the same kind of results? Email me at eloquentwomanATgmailDOTcom.
  • About the quote: Speakers, watch that self-talk! From our Pinterest board of great quotes for public speakers.
Just days left to register! On May 15, I'll be convening another session of Be The Eloquent Woman in Washington, DC. It's a subversive new workshop that helps women executives and public officials learn how women speakers are perceived and how to turn those expectations on their heads with confidence, content and credibility. Go here to read how the first workshop went and what participants had to say.

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