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Famous Speech Friday: Carol Bartz's keynote at the 2010 Grace Hopper Celebration

Women working in computing and technology often have trouble seeing their gender well-represented on panels and podiums at industry conferences, but not at the Grace Hopper Celebration o ...more

The blog's top 10 public speaking posts and top 10 famous speeches of 2012

As we draw near to the end of 2012, take a look at what you--and other readers--sought the most on The Eloquent Woman this year ....more

Famous Speech Friday: Ida B. Wells's 1909 "This Awful Slaughter"

Public speaking is an important tool for the campaigner--not just those campaigning for public office, but those campaigning for a cause ....more

Like catnip for audiences: Irresistible speaker tactics

If only your audience for a speech or presentation could be totally focused on you, oblivious to the outside world, and completely happy when it's all over ....more

Tears while speaking: Lessons from President Obama

So many speakers--men and women--have asked me how they can avoid crying during a speech on a difficult or emotional topic that I've lost count over the years. As someone who has caught glimpses of herself  crying, I can relate. No one thinks they look good when they cry, and staying "in control" seems important when you're the speaker. ...more

Famous Speech Friday: Chelsea Clinton's "Running in Heels" moderation

In Vogue's recent profile of Chelsea Clinton, Jonathan Van Meter observes Clint ...more

8 secret advantages of the seasoned speaker

You may think they're tired of listening to you ....more

Famous Speech Friday: Sally Field at the 2012 Human Rights Campaign dinner

Actress Sally Field set off sparks in public-speaking circles when she spoke this fall at the Human Rights Campaign's annual dinner--for dropping an f-bomb in her speech about her son's coming out ...more

How do you emphasize points when you speak? 9 tools to underscore

Writers have highlighters. Mailers have express delivery. But what do speakers have to emphasize the points they're trying to make? ...more

8 Tips for Speakers: Use Twitter More Effectively

[Editor's Note: Twitter has changed the dynamics for public speakers. It can be one more thing to distract the audience or an effective tool for engagement. Check out these 8 tips for speakers and some definite no-no's to avoid. - Paula G] ...more
Thanks for the RT.. some great tips in there. @shdickson @BlogHerBloggingmore