- Analyze anger before speaking: In Anger is a signal and one worth listening to, Brené Brown pays tribute to colleague Harriet Lerner, author of The Dance of Anger: A Woman's Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships. A great quote for speakers: “It is not fear that stops you from doing the brave and true thing in your daily life. Rather, the problem is avoidance. You want to feel comfortable so you avoid doing or saying the thing that will evoke fear and other difficult emotions. Avoidance will make you feel less vulnerable in the short run but, it will never make you less afraid.”
- Shhh: As an alternative to speaking up, here are 10 times you're better off not saying anything at all.
- When should the speaker hide? Reader and client Cate Huston shares My 4 step plan for giving a talk, perfect for introverts and ambiverts. That would include most of us.
- Out there: If you use speaking as a marketing tool, check out these tips on how to seek out and land speaking spots to boost your business.
- Just the musts: I'm not a fan of "musts," but this list has 14 must-haves for great public speaking.
- Top talkers: CEOs are storytellers, or should be. The woman behind Blurb shares 6 stories all entrepreneurs should tell.
- About the quote: From the great Maya Angelou, and our Pinterest board of great quotes by eloquent women.
- The face of fame: Famous Speech Friday has a new graphic. What do you think of it?
Monday, July 7, 2014
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. Last week, the blog was closed for our annual summer break, so this week, the toolkit is a two-week double edition: