Famous Speech Friday: Severn Suzuki's 1992 UN Earth Summit speech

The Eloquent Woman

She was 9 when she started the Environmental Children's Organization with a small group of other children, and they raised the money to attend the UN Earth Summit, where Severn closed a plenary session with this speech.

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When you're tempted to turn down a speaking gig: For women

The Eloquent Woman

Some conferences look to balance hands-on skills-building with inspirational talks, big-picture lectures and lively ask-the-expert sessions. Panels need relief with keynotes or TED-style talks, plenary sessions with breakouts.

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