Campaigns make the Candidates Face it!
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Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump raised eyebrows when he ridiculed opponent Carly Fiorina’s face in an interview with Rolling Stone. “Look at that face. Would anyone vote for that?” he was quoted as saying. Trump later massaged the situation by maintaining he had not criticized her appearance, saying he was actually referring to her “persona.”[1] He … Read More

Honors & Awards
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Honors & Awards  Girls Inc. Honoree, Annual Celebrity Luncheon at Baccara Resort, Santa Barbara CA, 2014 – click to learn more!  Association for Women in Communication Annual Conference, Keynote Speaker & National “Headliner” Award, Tulsa, Oklahoma 2011  Association for Women in Communication: Rising Star Award, 2009  Women’s Policy Journal, JFK School of Government at Harvard University, … Read More

At the Podium, Women Manage Stress Better Than Men Do
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I’ll find out how well I manage stress when I face 400 people at the Girls Inc. “Celebrity Luncheon” on Thursday, October 30.  Of course, I’d love to see you there! When I get up to deliver my speech, I’ll be inspired not only by the very visible women leaders of our day, but by girls and … Read More

In the Case of Texas Senator Wendy Davis’ Heroic Filibuster
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Consider the case of Texas Senator Wendy Davis as a barometer reflecting much of the country’s attitudes towards women. Davis is an outspoken feminist seeking to be Governor of Texas. Davis.  She speaks her mind, takes a stand on issues beyond home and hearth, and is independent thinker. With a degree from Harvard Law, Davis is … Read More

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Pitch Perfect! Presentation and Media Skills Coaching for Managers, Directors, and Executives Meet in person, on the phone, or via Skype Tel:805.637.3959 Why not arrange for a Pitch Perfect! training for your team or association? Lois Phillips, PhD, is an accomplished keynote conference speaker with radio and television experience. Dr. Phillips is also an author and … Read More

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Got Mockery? The Marathon Press Conference That Made Things Worse
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Have you been keeping tabs on the drama that is unfolding in New Jersey?  As someone who coaches executive leaders in designing and delivering high-level public presentations, I found the two-hour press conference given by Governor Chris Christie addictive. “Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee, New Jersey” [1] To summarize, private messages sent via email between … Read More

Image is In The “I” of the Beholder
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What would you do if a commissioned portrait didn’t look like you, or at least, not the way you thought you looked? A wonderful article about Jamie Wyeth’s controversial portrait of Cardiac Pioneer Dr. Helen Brooke Taussig makes me think about the issue of one’s image and how women want and need to control one’s image. … Read More

Curriculum Vitae
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Lois Phillips, Ph.D. 2005 El Camino de la Luz, Santa Barbara, CA 93109 Phone: (805) 962-8083 Fax: (805) 963-8262 E-mail: lois@loisphillips.com Education Doctor of Philosophy in Education University of California, Santa Barbara Master of Arts in Education University of Massachusetts, Amherst Bachelor of Arts in Speech Queens College, New York Harvard Summer School Studies in Poetry … Read More

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