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Women Warriors - 3 Fatal Mistakes That Keep Good Women from Being Great Speakers

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On Women Warriors this week (August 6th, at Noon ET) our special guest is Carol Carter, a leadership and workplace communication expert.  Carol will be discussing the topic of “3 Fatal Mistakes That Keep Good Women from being Great Speakers.”   Join us to find out some great tips to help you communicate more effectively whether at home, in the workplace, or for major events.

Carol helps to transform and equip employees and managers to tackle TODAY’s workplace challenges.  She speaks regularly to teams, to camera (she runs an online leadership course called Transform Your Leadership, and to a variety of audiences.

There was a time … back in 2010, when Carol would stand up to speak in front of groups, and would start to sweat, shake, stammer and make spaztic movements. It was very career limiting. Carol joined Toastmasters March of 2010, and in August 2012, she stood on the World Stage at the Toastmasters International Convention International Speech Contest Semi-Finals, speaking to over 500 people… and placed 2nd! Out of almost 30,000 original speech competitors from 114 countries around the world, 86 Semi-Finalists participated in contests the same day as Carol. About half of them were women. 9 finalists emerged … only 1 was a woman – the woman who beat Carol.

In the audience for her contest and three others, Carol watched woman after woman make the same fatal mistakes, and she’s here today to share 3 of these, so we can be more effective as speakers and world changers, whether it’s on the stage, in the boardroom, or that PTA or City Council meeting.   Carol has a new book coming out “Before She Speaks: Speaking Tips For Women Who Want to Be Heard and Remembered”.  You can find out more about Carol and her company at  http://getthrival.com/.

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