Monday, January 15, 2018

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

I read a lot about women and public speaking, and post my finds first on The Eloquent Woman on Facebook. But I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well. Here's what I've been reading lately:
  • The gift of your voice: From Donate your voice so Siri doesn't just work for white men: "Through Project Common Voice, which launched last month, Mozilla aims to collect 10,000 hours of spoken English from people with a wide range of accents." Great project for readers of The Eloquent Woman, via my clients at Mozilla!
  • Women talk more? Really? Thanks for the data: "Gong analyzed 519,000 sales calls and discovered that the average monologue of male salespeople to female buyers was significantly longer (108 seconds) than the average monologue to a man (91 seconds). In other words, men talked for longer periods of uninterrupted time when selling to women. All told, when salesmen worked with female buyers, the men did 61% of the talking."
  • Did you miss? This week, the blog looked at 9 ideas to mix up your speaking in 2018, a guest post from Cate Huston, and Famous Speech Friday shared 23 famous speeches by women speaking in parliamentary assemblies.
  • About the quote: Give voice to your words, eloquent women! Wisdom from Maya Angelou.
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