If you give a speech
orpresentation,but don’t take steps topreserve itor publish it,did you make a sound?
Big issue for women speakers
• Women have been forbidden or discouraged from speaking in public throughout much of history • But it’s more difficult to find records of their speeches • Even when they are famous
“But my speech wasn’t important”•
You’re not the best judge of that• Only history can decide your speech’s importance• But how can that happen if you don’t preserve it?
“But I don’t have text
or slides” • You still have plenty of options for recording and saving your speeches and presentations, whether you used notes or spoke without them
Make it easy to share
• Make it easy for others to publish • Enable sharing buttons and codes • Make sure we can embed your video or audio or slides
Make this the new normal•
Insist on it when you are the speaker• Encourage others to publish, share• Ask your professional groups or employer to do this routinely
Find more public speaking tips
and issues related to women and public speaking on The Eloquent Woman blog Denise Graveline, author and publisher, is a Washington, DC-based communications consultant and speaker coach. Email her at email@example.com