For Wed.: Newsletter, & workshop discount for subscribers

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It's a great day to sign up for Step Up Your Speaking, the free monthly newsletter from The Eloquent Woman. This month's issue will be out tomorrow, and it focuses on dynamic speaking skills --also the topic of my early November two-day workshop, Good On Your Feet!

New location, tour for my October Edinburgh workshop on metaphor

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Metaphors are important tools, particularly when you're trying to: shape how your audience sees your topic explaining a detailed technical topic use visuals in a more compelling way in your presentations and speeches.

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"I Have a Dream" speechwriter shares tales of famous speech

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King wanted to speak last to conclude the program, but didn't want to say so. Subscribers also get a 25 percent discount when they register for our next Good On Your Feet! workshop on dynamic speaking skills , March 2 and 3 in Washington, DC.

For Tuesday: Step Up Your Speaking newsletter

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Tomorrow, The Eloquent Woman's free monthly email newsletter, Step Up Your Speaking, will help you start the new year right by examining what to ask when you're asked to speak. Subscribers also get a significant discount to The Eloquent Woman's next Good On Your Feet!

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The speaker's stocking: Speech-bubble gifts, tools and tech

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MOMA's speech-bubble mini speakers , aptly called the Speak-er, to attach to your iPod or MP3 player, or your laptop, which make them a fun thematic tool to use in presentations. This weekend, MOMA members get shopping discounts, by the way.

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On MLK Day: Put yourself in the shoes of a famous speaker

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And it's worth noting that women had no speaking role on the day of the "I Have a Dream" speech , although prominent women from the civil rights movement like Rosa Parks were present. Subscribers also get a 25 percent discount when they register for our next Good On Your Feet!

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Workplace public speaking: Are your messages being heard?

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After all, shouldn't women stop asking for permission to speak? Subscribers also get a 25 percent discount when they register for our next Good On Your Feet! workshop on dynamic speaking skills , March 2 and 3 in Washington, DC. speaking up in meetings

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Lend me your ears: A new "great speeches on audio" page

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Friends, readers, eloquent women (and men), lend me your ears: The Eloquent Woman blog has a new page devoted to helping you listen to great speeches as a means of improving your own public speaking.

Speaking science: Do women cry more for a biological reason?

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Crying while you speak is one of those double-edged swords for women speakers. Related posts: The all-in-one on tears while speaking Use the Evernote clip button, above, to save this post in an Evernote notebook. workshop on dynamic speaking skills , March 2 and 3 in Washington, DC.

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4 great speaking resources you've never heard of

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That's true for this quartet of resources that will help you solve specific speaking issues. Subscribers also get a 25 percent discount when they register for our next Good On Your Feet! workshop on dynamic speaking skills , March 2 and 3 in Washington, DC.

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Speaker trainers and speechwriters: A workshop on working with experts

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You'll get an early registration discount if you sign up by August 5, so register today!

Get 'Good On Your Feet' as a speaker in our March 2-3 workshop

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Those are the skills you can learn when you attend our next Good On Your Feet! workshop on dynamic public speaking and presentation skills, March 2 and 3 in Washington, DC. Subscribers to our newsletters get a 25 percent discount on registration.

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Jerry Brown shows speakers how to recover, without making himself the joke

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Visit msnbc.com for breaking news , world news , and news about the economy Politicians' inaugural speeches and swearings-in tend to fall into the "little noted nor long remembered" category of public speaking, but a momentary stumble in California Governor Jerry Brown's oath of office yesterday was covered all over the news--in part, I think, because he made a humorous speaking save without turning the joke on himself.

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What should I do with my hands when I'm not gesturing?

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I often ask participants in my presentation or public speaking trainings where they think their hands belong when they are not gesturing. On camera or when speaking behind a lectern, you'll need to be gesturing near your face if your hands are to be seen. You'll speak more fluently.

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The top #publicspeaking and presenting posts of 2011

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From inspiring women's speeches to checklists, visuals and sexist speaking situations, 2011's most-read posts offer you a glimpse at what you and other readers found most valuable this year. Subscribers also get a 25 percent discount when they register for our next Good On Your Feet!

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Guest post: Speakers, Are You Afraid of…Success?

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Go here to subscribe to Step Up Your Speaking, my free email newsletter that looks at a different speaking topic in depth each month.then become a fan of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook and join the conversation with thousands of other women (and men) about public speaking skills and confidence.

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"What do I do about eye contact and swaying when I speak?"

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I asked readers of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook, "If you could improve one thing about your public speaking, what would you focus on?" Take several deep breaths to relax about five minutes before you begin, and be sure to take breaths and pause while you're speaking.

The all-in-one on graceful ways to handle Q&A

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Handling Q&A with grace and ease--rather than getting rattled by questions or that answer you can't put your finger on--is a sought-after skill, from the boardroom to the lecture hall. If anything, social media has helped audiences get more, not less, eager to participate when you speak.

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Do you auto-apologize? Time to do a "sorry" audit

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This is as important a skill for women speakers as gesturing or message development. Subscribers also get a 25 percent discount when they register for our next Good On Your Feet! workshop on dynamic speaking skills , March 2 and 3 in Washington, DC.

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"Visual aids scare me!" How to embrace visual presentations

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I asked readers of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook what they'd focus on if they could improve just one thing about their public speaking and presenting. Subscribers also get a 25 percent discount when they register for our next Good On Your Feet!

"How can I take my presentation style to the next level?"

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Good public speaking and presenting skills don't come naturally. Those are the skills we'll work on in the next "Good On Your Feet" workshop on dynamic public speaking and presenting skills from The Eloquent Woman, March 2 and 3 in Washington, DC.

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A quotable challenge: Let's use more examples of women speakers

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From what I'm reading--including email requests from speechwriters and speaking coaches-- we've got a problem finding great speeches and presentations by women speakers. It's not that women aren't speaking, but they're apparently not visible.

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Is poise connected to practice in public speaking?

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A while back, I asked readers of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook "If you could improve one thing about your public speaking, what would you focus on?" Which begs the question: Is poise related to practice, in public speaking? So it is in public speaking and presenting.

November's top 10 public speaking tips and issues

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Eleven months into the year, readership of The Eloquent Woman is at an all-time-high and The Eloquent Woman on Facebook is the most popular public-speaking page on that site--two things I'm very grateful for in this month of Thanksgiving in the U.S. I'm not nervous when I speak, but."

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Famous Speech Friday: Hillary Clinton's concession speech

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Go here to subscribe to Step Up Your Speaking, my free email newsletter that looks at a different speaking topic in depth each month.then become a fan of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook and join the conversation with thousands of other women (and men) about public speaking skills and confidence.

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Women’s voices: Are you speaking too low?

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(Editor's note: When vocal coach Kate Peters and I got together here in Washington, we traded stories and tips about speaking--and she brought up an intriguing view, that women are more likely to lower their voices too much and cause damage. Speaking too high is just as bad.

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Integrating Twitter in your public speaking: 14 ways

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Some time ago, a reader wrote in these questions about Twitter and its use during presentations and speeches: I'd like to know your thoughts on how to integrate your speaking with Twitter during a presentation. Announce your presentation topic, date and time.

5 things speakers should ask the meeting planner

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There’s one timeframe I least enjoy speaking within at select events. Subscribers also get a 25 percent discount when they register for our next Good On Your Feet! workshop on dynamic speaking skills , March 2 and 3 in Washington, DC.

Using humor to connect with your audience

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When I asked readers on The Eloquent Woman on Facebook about the one thing they want to improve about their public speaking , Deborah Barbara Adams and Kelly Tran both said "using humor to connect with your audience." workshop on dynamic speaking skills , March 2 and 3 in Washington, DC.

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Famous Speech Fridays: Coretta Scott King's "10 Commandments on Vietnam"

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I think women's speeches about women's issues are among the most powerful, and we need more of them, given the short history of women and public speaking. Devoting this much time to speaking woman-to-woman made the speech, ultimately, her own.

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Let a future speaker tag along and learn how to prep

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To my surprise, she wanted to recall something I'd almost forgotten: The time I invested in training her in presenting and public speaking. She was both untrained in, and daunted by, public speaking. workshop on dynamic speaking skills , March 2 and 3 in Washington, DC.

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The top 10 public speaking tips and issues for September, and a new workshop

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September marks a change of seasons, the start of classes for students, and a jam-packed month of tips, issues and topics on The Eloquent Woman. Also this month: A new workshop's out for you to learn dynamic speaking skills.

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London notebook: Inspirations on women and speaking

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She co-chairs the public speaking and debates committee of the network with Paulina Jakubec. To my surprise, women and speaking figure even in the architecture: A Parliament policeman pointed out the gargoyles of men and women in the hallway linking the central lobby to the committee rooms.

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

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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."

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Famous Speech Friday: Sheila Widnall on women in engineering

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Go here to subscribe to Step Up Your Speaking, my free email newsletter that looks at a different speaking topic in depth each month.then become a fan of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook and join the conversation with thousands of other women (and men) about public speaking skills and confidence.

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How to Give a Good Media Interview | Communication Steroids

Communication Steroids

So, follow their lead: If the host asks you to expand on a subject, don’t be afraid to launch into a more elaborate explanation of the topic. If she says to wrap it up in 20 seconds, give your elevator speech version of the topic.

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The AWARE Saga – Prelude to Leadership Fatalities

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

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How to Start Speaking at Events | chrisbrogan.com

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chrisbrogan.com Home About Speaking Rockstars Newsletters Contact Best Of How to Start Speaking at Events December 8, 2008 · Comments One day, I wasn’t a speaker at conferences, and then I was. It’s a great way to find new places to speak.

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