The media buzz around Carly Fiorina’s debate performances catapulted her from relative unknown to leading contender. Imagine the envy of the opponents who ignored her and are now forced to drop out. But it’s still early and a poor debate performance can immediately disqualify candidates seeking executive office – particularly women. Read the full op-ed here.
Many years passed before I became comfortable with public speaking and television appearances. OK, it has taken decades. Recently, I read Christine Jahnke’s new book “The Well-Spoken Woman” only to discover I’m still doing things wrong. On her list of Ten Most Outrageous Things to Wear on Camera, I have worn three of them on “Nevada Week in Review.” And not so long ago. Read the full article here.
There’s one less thing President Obama has over his wife Michelle: mastery of the Teleprompter. Speech coach Christine Jahnke, author of the new book The Well-Spoken Woman, reveals that she taught the first lady how to use a Teleprompter in advance of her pitch in 2009 to the Olympic Committee in Denmark to pick Chicago for the 2016 Olympics, won by Rio de Janeiro. Read the full article here.
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Public speaking. Those two words have caused nightmares since the development of the vocal tract. What if I freeze? What if I fall on my way to the podium? Or what if I pull a Joe Biden and curse like a sailor when the microphone is still on? In her new book, “The Well-Spoken Woman,” media and public-speaking coach Christine Jahnke explains how to deliver a message to an audience without hyperventilating. Read the full article here.
Want fewer embarrassing, distracting sex scandals? Elect more women. Ann Richards said it best when she admonished the leadership of the Democratic Party with her line, “If you give us a chance, we can perform. After all, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels.” Read the full op-ed here.