Friday February 28, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM EST
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Metro Office, Buchanan Room 
700 12th Street, N.W.
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005

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Denise Graveline 
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Trinity College, Oxford

If you're in the UK or Europe, come to Be The Eloquent Woman April 2 at Trinity College in Oxford, UK. It's a pre-conference session at the UK Speechwriters Guild conference for speechwriters and business communicators, which is April 3 & 4.


Be The Eloquent Woman 

A workshop on women and public speaking

Women report fearing public speaking more than men do--and they may have more reason than just nervousness. Women are more frequently talked over in meetings, or their points are ignored, then claimed by male participants. Women working in the public sphere often find journalists focus on their appearance, rather than their message.

This workshop is designed to help women executives and politicians improve their public speaking. You will acquire strategies for succeeding as a speaker, whether you do most of your public speaking in meetings and on conference calls, or in the public arena.

Participants will learn:

  • Techniques for overcoming fear of big speaking occasions
  • How to prepare a script
  • Strategies for speaking with or without notes
  • Advantages women bring to public speaking and how to bring them to the fore
  • Lessons from outstanding women speakers
  • Putting together a "message wardrobe" to be prepared for any speaking occasion
  • How to get more speaking engagements and make the most of them
  • What conference organizers are looking for in public speakers, and what's keeping women from achieving parity on conference podiums
  • How women speakers are perceived in public settings, and how you can subvert expectations

Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch and break refreshments, and all participants will receive an email with additional reading, books and other resources that you can refer to again and again. All registration for the Washington, DC, workshop closes February 21, 2014 at 12 midnight Eastern Time. Please read our workshop policies and FAQ first; when you click on the register button, you are signifying your agreement with these policies.

Denise Graveline is a Washington, DC-based speaker coach and author of The Eloquent Woman, the popular blog on women and public speaking. She has coached speakers for Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 corporations, the U.S. government, major nonprofit organizations and universities, as well as speakers at the TEDMED conference. She chaired the European Speechwriter Network conference in Brussels in 2013, and is herself a frequent speaker.