The Trump administration’s attempts to suppress research on science from climate change to vaccines has become a call to action for many usually apolitical scientists. And one grassroots activists organization, 314 Action, is trying to get them elected to public office. Well Spoken Woman’s Chris Jahnke spoke to Vice News Tonight on HBO about running for office in a Trump world. Watch the full story here.
This female vocal coach teaches women how to talk without being called angry or shrill.
The balloons hadn’t even begun to drop after Hillary Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention this summer when pundits started scoring the way she sounded. There was Brit Hume of Fox News complaining about Clinton’s “not-so-attractive voice” and saying, “She tends to accelerate her delivery and speak louder and sterner.” There was New York Times columnist David Brooks demanding more “humanity” from the country’s first female presidential nominee: “She projects one emotional tone throughout, and it has a combative manner to it, and not a happy warrior manner.” Donald Trump himself took to Twitter to chastise Clinton’s “very average scream.” None of this would have come as a surprise to any woman who’s run for office. Read the full story here.
“The summary of how it feels is like every day you’re drinking from a fire hose,” Abedin explains one evening, about the constant onslaught of her job. Wearing a pink-and-navy print dress, she is sitting in her light-filled corner office in Clinton’s downtown Brooklyn headquarters. One wall is covered with framed photos of the candidate. … On the shelves are Clinton’s Hard Choices; Dana Thomas’s Gods and Kings, about Alexander McQueen and John Galliano; and Christine K. Jahnke’s The Well-Spoken Woman: Your Guide to Looking and Sounding Your Best. Read the full story here.
“Right at about the four minute mark you can tell that he’s thirsty already because he starts to lick his lips…and it’s not until 10 minutes into the speech that he finally takes that sip of water. If you watch closely [he’s] licking his lips and wipes sweat from his face, which is a distraction…[as] his hand goes over his mouth,” Jahnke said. “So what he should’ve done earlier on, right away when he started to feel cotton mouth is he should’ve just taken a sip of water right then. Because he waits his entire performance suffers.”
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Photo credit: Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons
“I always felt like I was wearing high-water pants, which I was,” she laughed during a recent telephone interview from her home in Washington, D.C. “My sleeves were never long enough. So I was not having as much confidence as we’d all like to have.”
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