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The Welcome Surprises of Storyboarding A Speech
Jill Foster, Public Speaking, Women In Business
The Welcome Surprises of Storyboarding A Speech
24 February 2011

[Ed: we hope you enjoy this post either by watching the video, or by reading the written summary below... These are driving questions an audience immediately wants answered when you or any speaker takes the stage to give a speech. The first question is the biggie and represents the audience's natural craving for orientation to the speaker's purpose. Read more…

    How To Prepare For Rapid-Fire Q&A With Any Audience
    Communication Skills, Jill Foster, Women In Business
    How To Prepare For Rapid-Fire Q&A With Any Audience
    11 January 2011

    … rich in examples and relevance with even insight from Dr. Thus describes what it’s been like reading Karen Friedman’s new book Shut Up and Say Something (Praeger). Read more…

      Chatting With A Purpose
      Communication Skills, Empowerment, Jill Foster
      Chatting With A Purpose
      24 November 2010

      It was fast, furious, fun, and a great conversation. Image: Carnival Chat by R. “It” was this month’s #wgBiz regular Twitter chat where, for one hour, many from the Women Grow Business community talked shop on public speaking tips — all at warp-twitterchat-speed (full transcript here). Read more…

        Wrestling with Authenticity 2.0 And Rants About Women
        Communication Skills, Community Building, Entrepreneurship
        Wrestling with Authenticity 2.0 And Rants About Women
        14 September 2010

        A colleague and I recently discussed women’s self-promotion styles compared to men. Then Clay Shirky’s blog post “A Rant About Women” came up, along with his thought-provoking remarks on the subject. I wish Clay Shirky’s rant from earlier this year contradicted my own observations i.e. that women often threaten their own success by failing to promote themselves effectively or by avoiding that axiom “fake it till you make it. Read more…

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