Thanks to Sandie Morao, I realised that on this blog I should have a ‘blog roll’.
First of all, I had to learn what one was!
According to Susan Gunelius…
A blogroll is a list of links to other blogs that someone writing their own blog likes. Some bloggers divide their blogrolls into categories. An example might be a blogger who writes about cats. She could divide her blogroll up into categories for links to other blogs about cats and links to other blogs she likes about unrelated topics. The blogroll can be set up based on each blogger’s personal preferences and it can be updated at any time. It is often placed on a side bar.
So, having learned that, I set about searching for blogs on women and public speaking. I found some but decided to do a blog post about them instead of a side bar.
The Eloquent Woman blog was set up by Denise Graveline, a public speaking coach and communications consultant based in Washington, DC. USA. It has inspiration, ideas and information to help women with public speaking techniques, eloquence and confidence. The blog includes Recommendations, Training for communicators, Finding your voice as a speaker, Training for executives, experts or scientists and an index of over 100 famous speeches by women such as Coretta Scott King, Eleanor Roosevelt, Lady Gaga, Rachel Carson, Jane Goodall etc searchable by topic, type, name etc.
About The Eloquent Woman blog
While some colleagues have started calling Denise Graveline “The Eloquent Woman, the blog’s title isn’t actually about her. Instead, she named it after that ‘seemingly elusive target women speakers are aiming for’.
The information on the blog is intended for both men and women. Some of the blog’s most active readers are men, and she writes that she’s glad to have their observations and participation.
She aims for three kinds of content: 1. Ideas, the new thoughts, angles or approaches you might take to make your speaking and presenting more dynamic or thoughtful. 2. Information, the news, facts, tips and basic step-by-step advice any speaker can use, whether beginner or experienced. 3. Inspiration, through real-life examples of women speakers today and those from days gone by, whether they’re famous, especially accomplished or just like the rest of us. Recommended.
2. The Natural Public Speaking Blog for Women
The Natural Public Speaking Blog for Women aims to ‘Overcome stage fright and free your inner public speaker!’ The author is Geraldine Barkworth based near Byron Bay in northern New South Wales, Australia. The blog includes ‘Top 10 Tips for Handling Speaking Fear’.
3. Then there is Lisa Braithwaite at www.speakschmeak.com who posts articles nearly every day, and spreads words of encouragement through the public speaking blogosphere. Example Articles are:
Public speaking: talent or skill?
The truth about 7% – 38% – 55%
Six ways to improve the training environment
4. If you go to http://sixminutes.dlugan.com/public-speaking-blogs/
You will find the ‘Definitive List of Public Speaking Blogs’ and a description of the public speaking blogosphere as ‘a large and varied space with fuzzy edges spanning many disciplines.’ There are public speaking blogs which focus on speech delivery, visual presentation design, speechwriting, humor, personal development, and interpersonal communication.
Please get in touch if you know some more good blogs on women and public speaking!