A checklist for the speaker's wardrobe

The Eloquent Woman

I started this list with the wardrobe questions from my popular Checklist for the whole speaker (it's a free download), then added more items to make it a comprehensive checklist focused on how your wardrobe appears when you're speaking or presenting. Once you get used to working your way through this checklist, you'll find yourself making smarter wardrobe choices for your speaking engagements and presentations automatically. Do my clothes fit me?

Wardrobe lessons from a woman who only packed underwear for TED

The Eloquent Woman

This talk is really about living a life with less impact on the environment and about giving back--which she does twice, since she donates the clothes back at the end of the conference. But it's also a great lesson in using wardrobe as something more than what you're wearing when you speak. You might do the same with a surprising wardrobe accessory, a special uniform or piece of task-oriented clothing, or literally something up your sleeve.

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Language works: This is your brain on metaphors

The Eloquent Woman

Do you use metaphors when you speak or present? In "This is your brain on metaphors," Stanford University professor Robert Sapolsky describes the biology and neuroscience behind metaphors, how we (and those we're speaking to) understand them, and where our brains find it tough to discern between the literal and the metaphoric in our language. We grasp that the right piece of cloth can represent a nation and its values, and that setting fire to such a flag is a highly charged act.

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June's top 10 public speaking tips and issues

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It's got a 2-page free download of questions to ask yourself before any speaking situation, from small meeting to big speech. Wardrobe lessons from a woman who packed only underwear for TED will wow you with its color and humor--but a serious message is underlying those layers of clothing. The sushi of speaking: 7 bite-sized ideas to get you speech-ready revised a classic post from the vault so it's updated to get you ready to speak.

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DeeDee Myers on speaker appearance: "Bad hair day=virtual mute button"

The Eloquent Woman

Last week, I saw Dee Dee Myers, former White House press secretary, speak at a luncheon. She covered topics from her recent book, Why Women Should Rule the World, and touched on many issues that face women who speak -- or speak up. A bad hair day is like a virtual mute button" when you're a woman and you're speaking. I call these the double-edged swords for women who speak in public.

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Cool Tools I Use and Love

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Skip to content Follow: RSS Twitter Home About Contact Us Current Programs Inner Circle Newsletter Products 20 Presentation Skills That Kill: Audio CDSeminar Social Media and Public Relations: Audio Task Oriented Teams: Audio CDSeminar What We Do Cool Tools I Use and Love by Tim 'Gonzo' Gordon on September 22, 2010 I love productivity tools, and love sharing them with friends and colleagues. Tons of additional stats and tools with this free Google tool.

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Make Your Blog Produce By Making It Relevant

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Sure, I hear you saying, trends may be relevant for some industries like pop music or women’s clothes; but I machine custom parts for antique tractors…what possible use could trend-spotting have for me? What’s more, there are free tools to help you mine this rich vein of consumer trend information. Google, a name everybody knows, has gone out of its way to develop easy to use, and relatively powerful, free products.

The Social Media Site You May Not Know About

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Skip to content Follow: RSS Twitter Home About Contact Us Current Programs Inner Circle Newsletter Products 20 Presentation Skills That Kill: Audio CDSeminar Social Media and Public Relations: Audio Task Oriented Teams: Audio CDSeminar What We Do The Social Media Site You May Not Know About by Roger Pike on June 1, 2010 I thought I knew a lot about social media. When you get your account (the basic account is free) you will be asked to choose a name.

Famous Speech Friday: Ursula K. LeGuin's "left-handed commencement address"

The Eloquent Woman

We had to have it here, on The Eloquent Woman, because she tackles the challenges of women and public speaking, right out of the box. She opens by thanking the graduating class of this women's college "for offering me a rare chance: to speak aloud in public in the language of women." Public speaking is done in the public tongue, the national or tribal language; and the language of our tribe is the men's language. I've been reading the writings of Ursula K.

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Using storytelling to stand out: What speakers can learn from 9/11

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I'm sure I'm not alone in feeling overwhelmed by the coverage, which made me wonder how those speaking and writing about the anniversary could hope to make their particular part of the conversation stand out in a meaningful way. The things I'll remember most from the 9/11 StoryCorps collection are the neatly folded clothes on the bed of Azucena de la Torre, killed at the World Trade Center; the enviably long eyelashes of Johnny Doctor Jr.,

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Making Public Speaking FUN! Part 11 | Communication Steroids

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Skip to content Follow: RSS Twitter Home About Contact Us Current Programs Inner Circle Newsletter Products 20 Presentation Skills That Kill: Audio CDSeminar Social Media and Public Relations: Audio Task Oriented Teams: Audio CDSeminar What We Do Making Public Speaking FUN! Part 11 by Tim 'Gonzo' Gordon on February 16, 2010 Let’s dip our ladle into another swirling soup of out-of-the-box ideas for Making Public Speaking FUN , shall we?

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Everything I Know About Presentations, I Learned in Theatre School

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DarrenBarefoot.com Contact Jobs Speaking About Home September 3rd, 2007 Filed under: Mixed Bag , Technology , The Arts 71 Comments » Everything I Know About Presentations, I Learned in Theatre School An Unlikely Education I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while, and was inspired to get it done by Merlin Mann’s recent piece about improving his use of PowerPoint. I learned a lot of good public speaking practices from theatre school.

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Famous Speech Friday: Clara Barton's Andersonville testimony

The Eloquent Woman

But the war brought something out in her--something that led her to a speaking role unlike that of most women of her day. The American Red Cross biography of its founder takes her speaking as a matter of course: Barton had a talent for words. She was also a highly skilled speaker. Shy or skilled as a speaker, Barton's speaking career took off after the war ended. In May of 1861, the American Civil War was just beginning.

Famous Speech Friday: Aimee Semple McPherson's speech in a speakeasy

The Eloquent Woman

But she did more than speak and promote her Pentecostal message. A reporter called out, with whatever sardonic intent, that she should be invited to speak. Then she said: 'Behind all these beautiful clothes, behind these good times, in the midst of your lovely buildings and shops and pleasures, there is another life. The key: Speak to them with as much respect as the people who are already your fans. What do you think about her speaking?