When a man hogs the mic at the the Women's March on Washington

The Eloquent Woman

For actor Scarlett Johansen, whose impassioned speech came near the end of the already overtime program, they simply turned off her mic and turned on music, to her obvious dismay. She'd passed the preferred 7-minute mark, and they were overtime. "Who's speaking now?"

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A Note to the Losers in the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

Speak and Deliver

Lost at District this year, for the first time - because I went OVERTIME. You just spoke to audiences of several hundred (or a couple thousand) people on a great stage (or two), with full mics, lights, and cameras. Yeah, congratulations and all to 2015 World Champion Mohammed Qahtani.

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7 secret advantages of the speaker who practices

The Eloquent Woman

The unprepared speaker is more likely to run overtime, stumble, forget and otherwise look forced. If the room changes, the mic doesn't work, or you wind up with lots of other last-minute public speaking snafus , you can still speak.

From the vault: 7 secret advantages of the speaker who practices

The Eloquent Woman

The unprepared speaker is more likely to run overtime, stumble, forget and otherwise look forced. If the room changes, the mic doesn''t work, or you wind up with lots of other last-minute public speaking snafus , you can still speak.

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The 5 weakest speaker statements

The Eloquent Woman

I know [insert a boundary/rule/time limit/announced topic here], but I'm going to [do the opposite/go overtime/talk about something else]": Speakers do "have the floor" and the mic and the attention.

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