Famous Speech Friday: Virginia Woolf's 1931 "Professions for Women"

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British author Virginia Woolf has always been a muse of mine. Signature first published this illustration in Nathan Gelgud's It's Time to Re-read Virginia Woolf's 1931 'Professions for Women' Speech , and kindly provided permission for me to reproduce it here for you.

Famous Speech Friday: Virginia Woolf's 'Room of One's Own' lectures

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Millions of writers claim inspiration from Virginia Woolf's 1929 A Room of One's Own , a short book of long essays about the challenges women writers face because of their lack of education and financial independence. famous speeches Virginia Woolf

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Famous Speech Friday: Virginia Woolf's 1931 "Professions for Women" speech

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Signature first published this illustration in Nathan Gelgud's It's Time to Re-read Virginia Woolf's 1931 'Professions for Women' Speech , and kindly provided permission for me to reproduce it here for you.

Famous Speech Friday: Mother Jones Speaks Before Striking West Virginia Miners

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It was her speeches that made Mother Jones "the most dangerous woman in America"--dubbed so by a West Virginia attorney. (Editor's note: During Women's History Month, we're focusing on famous historic speeches by women. Here, writer Becky Ham tackles the inimitable Mother Jones.

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Ryan Diepede, Virginia Jamieson - Suspected of Infant Murder, Now Sue

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On October 17, 2014, Brooklyn, New York couple Ryan Dipede and Virginia Jamieson took a break from caring for their infant Archer. He was one of their twin boys born prematurely in August 2014. Both had serious medical problems. But finally he had been released from the hospital.

IBM's Virginia Rometty - If She Fails

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The chief executive officer of IBM, Virginia Rometty, said that she didn't plan any radical change. "IBM on Monday reported that third-quarter net income from its continuing operations fell 14.3% from the year-earlier period to $2.96 billion.

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Former Senator Allen struggles on abortion questions

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NAGC is coming to Arlington, Virginia

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Mark your calendars: The National Association of Government Communicators will hold its 2012 Communications School in Arlington, Virginia, on June 5-8. This is a well-run conference, and you can count on getting full value for your tuition.

NYC PR Pro, Virginia Jamieson, Management Consultant, Ryan Dipede, Investigated In Their Baby's Death

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"A wealthy Brooklyn couple [Virginia Jamieson, Ryan Dipede] is at the center of a murder mystery involving the death of their 2-month old baby [Hudson Dipede] - which was ruled a homicide Tuesday, nearly nine months after he died."

Virginia Woolf on finding your voice

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Virginia Woolf's one of my favorite authors, and I stopped in front of this handwritten manuscript page from her novel Mrs. Dalloway. I'm in London this week, and went to the British Library to soak up some inspiration.

Kevin Cao: Thumbs nose at Harvard acceptance, opts for U of Virginia

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Next years Cao will attend the University of Virginia, which is right in his home state. Did the Harvard brand just take a major hit?    It did if it values what's communicated about it via social media such as Facebook.

Yes, Virginia, Dogs Go To Heaven - Nice Holiday Gift From Pope Francis

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Pope Francis consoled a little boy whose dog had died. The leader of Roman Catholicism assured the child that he would catch up with his dog again - in heaven. Here is the coverage in Salon. The implications are huge.

Money Of Our Own - That's What Virginia Woolf Would Have Made A Must-Have For Writers In 2015

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" That's what famous thought leader and novelist, Virginia Woof , framed as a must for human dignity, the ability to reflect and creative achievement. "A Room of One's Own."

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About the quote: Wisdom from the eloquent Virginia Woolf. I read a lot about women and public speaking, and post my finds first on The Eloquent Woman on Facebook. But I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well.

28 famous speeches by women in the United Kingdom

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On it were just three women speakers for the entire century: suffragist Emmeline Pankhurst; writer Virginia Woolf; and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, making the most recent woman's speech on the list from the 1980s.

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Rep. Scott Rigell (R) Of Virginia Actually Said Something Honest On The House Floor Monday Night

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“…I would say to my friends, who are Democrats, let’s consider this. Historically, we’ve been around 19 percent of expenses as a percent of our gross domestic product. Right now, we’re over 24.5 percent. This is putting America on a perilous course and I believe that it threatens our country in a fundamental way. “Now, [.]. Audio Government & Politics Politics democrats Republican Scott Rigell Virgina

Annalise Keating - Hurt People Hurt, Including Themselves

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Carter wants Virginia at legal aid to replace Keating.  That's because Virginia at legal aid was too overwhelmed with work to even view it. It is Virginia who deposits the tape anonymously. In the courtroom, Keating calls Virginia to the stand.

Crisis Media Preparation – 6 Crucial Rules

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Front and center has been Massey Energy and the unspeakable tragedy unfolding in West Virginia. regulators warned West Virginia Coal Mine This week has been rife with examples of organizations that have had a rough go in the media. The week began with the social media storm surrounding GreenPeace, Sinar Mas and Nestle, playing out on Nestle’s Facebook fan page. There are new issues, a record fine and overall Washington troubles for Toyota (more on this here and here ).

Bill O'Reilly - Odds Against Him for Comeback

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Even through Fatty Arbuckle was acquitted twice of any sexual crime against Virginia Rappe, his career never recovered. Even The Wall Street Journal, owned by the Murdochs, has reported that Bill O'Reilly is likely on the way out.

No, Virginia, life isn't fair - If we had pulled what Gates did

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The law seeks justice.    Often it doesn't succeed.      Henry Louis Gates Jr. got off on the charge of disorderly conduct.    He's a Harvard professor, a vocal member of a minority group, had a top-tier lawyer representing him, and sure seemed to know how to work the media.    The rest of us better not try getting loud with the police and talking ideology.

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This week, the blog considered trends in shorter talks, from TED to your next talk , and Famous Speech Friday shared Virginia Woolf's 1931"Professions for Women" speech.

Famous Speech Friday: Susan Bro:"They tried to kill my child to shut her up"

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On August 13, Susan Bro lost her child in an unimaginable fashion, after her daughter Heather Heyer was struck by a car as she participated in a counter-protest rally against white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia.

From the vault: The science of nods while speaking

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The answer has less to do with social manners and more to do with simple motion, say researchers at the University of Virginia’s Human Dynamics Lab: people adjust their nodding to match the head movements of their conversational partners , no matter who they are.

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Oxymoron – the birthplace of brilliant

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Jeanine McDonnell, daughter of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, says that her mother has a “mild obsession” with another man. Mild lives in detergent adverts. Obsession gets draped around designer perfume. Put the two words together however and you get something that’s… well… kind of interesting. It’s refined and yet ever so slightly dirty. It’s an oxymoron, and in politics, oxymorons get a bad wrap.

Oxymoron – the birthplace of brilliant

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Jeanine McDonnell, daughter of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, says that her mother has a “mild obsession” with another man. Mild lives in detergent adverts. Obsession gets draped around designer perfume. Put the two words together however and you get something that’s… well… kind of interesting. It’s refined and yet ever so slightly dirty. It’s an oxymoron, and in politics, oxymorons get a bad wrap.

Why memorizing your talk is like memorizing lyrics on your favorite album

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Famous Speech Friday: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Opinion in the VMI Case

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Virginia , sometimes called the VMI case. The landmark opinion opened up the Virginia Military Institute to qualified women, making it the last all-male public university in the United States.

The American suffrage "Prison Special" speaking tour of 1919

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Starting in June of that year, the arrests began, sending the Sentinels to a prison in Occuquan, Virginia; you can see a list of the prisoners here.

Queen of quotable prose?

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The reference reminded us of Virginia Woolf's essay (adapted from an eloquent series of lectures, A Room of One's Own , in which she looked at the question of whether women writers could reach the same level of quality as Shakespeare.

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32 historic women's speeches to close #WomensHistoryMonth

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1912: Mother Jones speaks to striking West Virginia miners in her trademark "hell-raiser" style, giving voice to their working conditions. 1928: Virginia Woolf''s "A Room of One''s Own" lectures took the time to parse why we have so few women writers, let alone speakers.

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How to write a great speech: 5 secrets for success

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  I had a PhD in literature and rhetoric, and I was teaching at the University of Virginia, when the Governor, Chuck Robb, plucked me from academic obscurity to write speeches for him.    Four death-row inmates had escaped from Mecklenberg State Prison and were wandering around loose in the Virginia countryside alarming everyone. 

Rolling Stone "Jackie" Story - A Settlement

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That was the litigation filed by then-associate dean at the University of Virginia Nicole Eramo. It was supposed to be the lawsuit which turned Rolling Stone into the next Gawker to go out of business.

11 famous speeches by women about work from The Eloquent Woman Index

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Mother Jones''s speech to West Virginia miners was a typical-for-her hell-raising speech--and the only reason we have the text is because the mine owners hired a stenographer, hoping to gather evidence that she was violent and dangerous.

How trauma kills our storytelling abilities

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Here's a good example in a Chronicle of Higher Education article about a woman who survived the shootings at Virginia Tech a decade ago. On April 16, 2007, a troubled student armed with semi-automatic pistols killed 32 people and wounded 17 others at Virginia Tech.

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About the quote: Wisdom from Virginia Woolf. Fans of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook see links to good reads, resources and ideas from other sources there, in addition to posts from the blog.

How to promote deep processing and transform attitudes

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In an article by Bill McAllister from the University of Virginia, “The ‘Change Up’: A Good Pitch to Have in Your Teaching Repertoire,” the author provides some valuable research-based information on why change-ups are so important, as well as some examples.

A #WomensHistoryMonth sampler of 28 famous speeches by women

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1912: Mother Jones speaks to striking West Virginia miners in her trademark "hell-raiser" style, giving voice to their working conditions. 1928: Virginia Woolf''s "A Room of One''s Own" lectures took the time to parse why we have so few women writers, let alone speakers.

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8 famous speeches by women speakers about (yes) women speakers

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Virginia Woolf gave two lectures at the University of Cambridge, later weaving them into A Room of One''s Own , a manifesto for women finding their voices in writing and speaking. "We

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