Wed.Apr 04, 2012

What Should You Wear for that Important Speech?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

If a women dresses in masculine clothes, she’s more likely to be hired.    A teaching assistant who dresses up will be taken more seriously than one who dresses down.    The clothes make the woman and the man.    We’ve known these things intuitively for a long time, and studies have proved them.    Now there’s a study that suggests that what we wear affects our own internal thought processes. 

2012 19

Do you talk yourself out of public speaking--or say yes to opportunity?

The Eloquent Woman

So many readers have observed that they see too few women as speakers on conference programs that I've begun asking meeting organizers: Do you have trouble finding women speakers, and why? The answer that surprised me most when I first heard it from a female meeting manager was "We make a point of identifying women speakers. And when we call them about being speakers, most of the time they refer us to someone else--usually a man." Then I heard it again, and again.

2012 15

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Award-winning filmmaker Lou Douros plans a sequel on whale entanglement. Let’s help!

Duarte Blog

I love knowing people that have so much passion, they MAKE their dreams come true. On the heels of Lou’s successful work on whale entanglement with “In the Wake of Giants”, he has started a kickstarter campaign to create the sequel, “Northern Wake”.

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Do you open your email the right way?

SpeakerSue Says...

Here is a quick tip: It takes about a second to start an email with a greeting. Instead of just writing, Sue-”, try: Hi Sue, Good morning Sue, Hello Sue, Good day Sue. If your company is a more conservative or luxury brand (particularly if you appeal to an older demographic), then go for: Dear Sue.

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