Home » Speaking - Page 4

On The Air: 5 Tips for Authors About to Be Interviewed

Penguin and Random House first announced their plans to merge last October, demonstrating a trend in the industry. What that means for authors in today’s turbulent publishing world is that there isn’t the marketing department of days gone by. Today’s authors are expected to help market their books every which way, and in addition to using … Read More

What Speakers Can Learn from Dr. Joyce Brothers

After a 60 year career, Dr. Joyce Brothers, died Monday May 13. Joyce Brothers became a positive role model for all modern women, particularly those in communication roles, industries, and fields. Gallup indicated she was one of America’s most admired women. Those of us interested in learning how to remain cool, calm, and articulate when we … Read More

Will Sheryl Sandberg “Lean In?”

Like it or not, life is a daily series of negotiations and each affects us. You and I negotiate all the time, with “significant others,” children, clients, noisy neighbors, and even competitors. We re-finance our homes and shop around. We are surprised by a mechanic’s bill that doubled his estimate. A vendor says he can’t meet … Read More

When In Doubt, Always Be Generous

By Lois Phillips, PhD Let’s face it: even with good intentions, misunderstandings do occur, whether with a new client or customer or even with people who know you well. Misunderstandings can lead to the loss of an ally, a muse, or friend. Misunderstandings are aggravating, causing sleepless nights, stress, and anxiety about meeting up at work … Read More

You’re not so special, or are you? The commencement speech that went viral.

Graduations are ceremonial occasions that combine the moment when degrees are conferred with an inspirational and congratulatory commencement address. Years later, most people don’t remember who the speaker was or what he or she said. Wellesley High School English teacher and commencement speaker David McCullough Jr. recently delivered an address that will be the exception. He … Read More

To Turn Downturn Into Upturn: Cherchez la Femme!

By Lois Phillips, Phd, with Sarah Soto MS Traditional male-centric business practices as well as unregulated policies imposed on our modern society got us in to this global recession. In other words: Men got us into this mess. Women need to help get us out. There’s significant evidence that a faster, better path to recovery might … Read More

WomenSpeak Podcast

Women must establish credibility as the voice of authority before audiences will listen, but how can we do that? What strategies will help us achieve leadership positions and larger life goals? Stereotypes taught generations that “silence is golden”- but only when men do all the talking. Lois has an interesting frame for encouraging women to speak … Read More

Women’s Brainpower vs. Men’s Power

By Lois Phillips, PhD, Educational Consultant, 08/26/11 August 26 was Women’s Equality Day [1] but how far have women advanced really, and should we remain optimistic that women will continue to advance into top leadership roles? In “Sonic Boom: Globalization at Match Speed” Gregg Easterbrook is optimistic, predicting five future trends so enormous in scale that … Read More

Remembering That When Women Spoke Up, They Changed History

By Lois Phillips, Ph.D. August 26th is “Women’s Equality Day,” and it’s good to remember how far we’ve come. Think about the frustration that accompanied this statement from centuries gone by: “… only by robbing woman of all her intellectual and creative resources can man protect his usurped power. He will not even let you speak … Read More

1 2 3 4 5