- The body speaks: Get a baseline before you read somebody's body language is a good reminder not to jump to conclusions – something you should remember when others try to read your body language.
- Who gets to speak? "Congratulations, Angelina, on doing what many of us Muslim women haven’t been able to do. Despite many years of community work and religious service, most of us cannot speak to mixed audiences at our local Islamic Centers. Last time I tried to get my rather progressive mosque to feature women scholars discussing their research, we couldn’t get more than a single person on the Board to agree. I bet they’d love to host Angelina, though." A celebrity woman's speech throws into high relief a mosque that typically keeps women off the program.
- Did you miss? This week, the blog looked at another entry in our series on my favorite fixes in public speaking: writing and learning a script. Famous Speech Friday shared novelist Toni Morrison's lyrical Nobel lecture on language and its misuses. On the Moderating Panels blog, I shared a new report with ideas for innovative panel formats.
- About the quote: From Homer's Odyssey, a very early recording of what women were expected to be: silent. Find more quotes like this one on our Pinterest board of great quotes by eloquent women.
Monday, August 29, 2016
If you want to keep up with my wide-ranging reading list about women and speaking in real time, follow The Eloquent Woman on Facebook where these links are posted all week long--or just head here on Mondays, where I summarize them all for you. Either way, you'll be expanding your understanding of women and speaking: