Monday, July 3, 2017

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

Savvy speakers keep up with my wide-ranging reading list on women and public speaking by following The Eloquent Woman on Facebook, where these links and articles appear first. I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well. It's a great way to expand your public speaking knowledge. This week, a short report following my June hiatus from the blog:
  • Two decisions: While on hiatus, I made two decisions about my social media presence. First, I'm going to stop posting on @NoWomenSpeakers on Twitter, because there are so many good eyes and ears on the task of identifying and calling out conferences with few or no women speakers--something that was not the case when I first started that account. If you follow me there, please follow me @dontgetcaught instead. Second, I'm going to fold the Moderating Panels blog into this blog, so you'll be able to see more coverage of panel moderation right here. The MP blog will stay up as an archive, but any new posts will be on The Eloquent Woman. I love both these projects, and think the changes will allow me to provide you with even better public speaking information in the months to come.
  • Case in point: Why we aim for 50% of speakers at Digital Freedom Festival to be women, and why it matters for everyone shares another case study for change from a conference organizer in Latvia who woke up after she organized a conference with just one woman speaker.
  • About the quote: Your voice matters, eloquent women. Wisdom from Hillary Clinton.
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