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Another strong woman speaker movie coming: Viola Davis as Barbara Jordan

The Eloquent Woman

Following in the wake of The King's Speech and The Iron Lady comes word that public speaking--and a strong woman speaker--will be on the big screen again. There's video at the link so you can get a taste of her speaking style--I think she is more than up to the challenge of tackling Barbara Jordan. famous speeches Barbara Jordan Viola Davis affiliate links

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13 books on political speaking that are for, by or about women

The Eloquent Woman

Elizabeth Hanford Dole: Speaking from the Heart looks at the public speaking of a political woman who was among the first to walk into the audience and adopt a more informal speaking style. Bush was running against Geraldine Ferraro to compare male and female political debate styles. You'll find especially useful her chapter on women and public speaking, an essential piece of reading if you want to understand why Jamieson says, "History has many themes.

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