Author Archives: womensvoicesworldwide

Trust Me (if you want to)!, I’m An Expert (I think… maybe)!

  Essay contributed by Ellen Winston, MA, LPC, NCC, CAAP I have a lot of letters after my name. Therefore, I must be an expert in my field. Or maybe they just look pretentious. Maybe I shouldn’t include all of them. Do … Continue reading

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“Survivor” versus “Oprah’s Favorite Things”: A TV Metaphor for Building Speaking Confidence

Essay contributed by: Laura Greenfield, Ph.D., Founder and Executive Director of Women’s Voices Worldwide, Inc. Many people mistakenly assume that confidence in public speaking derives from a strong technical skill set—the ability to choose eloquent words, to memorize extensive material … Continue reading

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A Call for Privacy: Tending Your Secret Garden

Essay Contributed by Maggie Baumer, Esq. Ms. Baumer is a licensed attorney and the Event Coordinator for the spring 2014 Celebration of Speech at Women’s Voices Worldwide, Inc. In this powerful personal story she explores the tension between speaking your … Continue reading

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Six Myths about Speaking Anxiety

Essay contributed by: Laura Greenfield, Ph.D., Founder and Executive Director of Women’s Voices Worldwide, Inc. Myth 1: My speaking nerves are worse than everybody else’s. Not true! Did you know that public speaking is reported to be the number one … Continue reading

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Empowered Speaking in the Emergency Room

Essay contributed by: Laura Greenfield, Ph.D., Founder and Executive Director of Women’s Voices Worldwide, Inc. I recently wound up unexpectedly in the Emergency Room with a hideous stomach bug. Aside from the painful physicality of the experience, much of it … Continue reading

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