Friday, April 04, 2014

The weekend read

This week, I'm in Oxford at Trinity College, where the UK Speechwriters Guild and European Speechwriters Network conference is taking place. Among the highlights for me: I led a pre-conference session of my workshop Be The Eloquent Woman, working with women executives from companies like Google and Procter & Gamble, law firm Clifford Chance, universities, and more. I've also been listening to smart speechwriters (both speakers and attendees here), and am looking forward to sharing what I've learned.

Today's the last conference day--and more important to you, the start of the weekend, or nearly so. High time I shared this week's collection of finds I posted to Twitter this week, curated here just for you, communicators:
I'm chuffed you keep coming back here every week, just in time for the weekend. Don't forget to grab early discounts for my two upcoming workshops:

On May 15, I'll be convening another session of Be The Eloquent Woman in Washington, DC. It's a subversive new workshop that helps women executives and public officials learn how women speakers are perceived and how to turn those expectations on their heads with confidence, content and credibility. You can grab a sweet discount by registering by April 11. Go here to read how the first workshop went and what participants had to say. 

On June 19, also in Washington, DC, I'll convene a session of Be an Expert on Working with Experts that's open to the public. Designed for communications pros who work with subject-matter experts, scientists and policy researchers, this is a popular workshop--and you get an early discount for registering by May 9. This is the workshop I wish I'd had earlier in my career, based on my own effort to understand why the smart folks I work with weren't always willing to cooperate with my communications efforts.

(Creative Commons licensed photo from tevjanphotos stream on Flickr)