In order to find out what was out there about public speaking, I bought up all the books I could find on Amazon Marketplace that looked at it from a woman’s point of view,.
This was one A Woman’s Voice – A Handbook to Successful Private and Public Speaking by Dorothy Uris. The copy I received was withdrawn from Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library in Indiana.
This could either be a very bad thing or a very good thing. Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Library either felt that no women wanted to speak in public or that the women in the catchment area for the library were talking so much and so well that they didn’t need this kind of guide.
I am not trying to be smart or undermine the messages of the book, to be honest I haven’t got around to reading this one yet, but I did note with slight hilarity the image of what you’re meant to do before speaking.
I’m not sure my body can bend at a right angle like that, or if it could, whether it would help me speak better…