Category Archives: Laura Greenfield

“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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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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