The invitations are out. The trimmings are up, and workers everywhere are starting to sweat. It’s beginning to look a lot like the annual holiday party. “Especially for more junior people, the office holiday party is a rare opportunity to be in a room with immediate supervisors and the big boss,” says Christine Jahnke, author of The Well-Spoken Womanand a speech coach who’s worked with Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton. “You can leverage it, or you can really blow it.” Read the full article here.
The book is strongly built and its dynamics pushes the reader always further (chap.1 “Ann Richards – Your Best Self”, chap.2 “Indra Nooyi – Take Charge Confidence”, chap.3 “Barbara Jordan – Voice of Authority”, etc.). I dive into chapter 6 about “pre-planned spontaneity” – that very much resembles what we call “prepared speeches” – to support the reply to this burning question in your minds: is Christine H. Jahnke’s advice of a much different nature than what we find in Toastmasters manuals? I will give you some elements to form your opinion.
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