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Being Heard: How to Hold the Floor

Tips for Lawyers & Anyone Who Contends with Mansplainers and Conversation Hogs

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Women are more likely to hold back if they’ve experienced what’s been dubbed the dilemma of “speaking while female.” That is — being judged “too” something, whether it be aggressive, shrill, or boring.

The women in the Obama White House recognized this problem and decided to deploy what they called the “amplification” strategy.

Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi is a case study in remaining calm while discussing racism in America.

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WASHINGTON — JULY 13 : US Supreme Court Nomimee hearing Sonia Sotomayor July 13, 2009 in Washington, DC Photo credit: K2 Images

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Christine Jahnke is a media trainer & speech coach for progressive leaders making positive change. Author of www.TheWellSpokenWoman.com

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