An awards ceremony is an opportunity to publicly thank the people who believed in you more than you believed in yourself. Expressing gratitude requires and deserves more than 140 characters or 20 seconds. In a wired world, giving a talk remains the most fundamental means to express yourself in a meaningful and thoughtful way. Read the excerpt here.
The Globe and Mail
In The Well-Spoken Woman, author Christine Jahnke, a Washington, D.C.-based speech coach, offers tips and examples for women trying to overcome their fear. The author draws on her own experiences and her observations of female politicians and businesswomen, such as former Texas governor Ann Richards and PepsiCo Inc. CEO Indra Nooyi. Successful presenters, Ms. Jahnke said in an interview, possess three common characteristics. Read the full article here.