Book Review: “Speaking Out: A 21 Century Handbook For Women And Girls”, by Tara Moss, 2016 (Australia)

“Speaking Out” explains why we should care about only hearing the voice of half of humanity.  This book is written specifically to address the imbalance of men’s voices outnumbering women roughly 4 to 1 in society, especially in media, government and business sectors.
“Speaking Out” is divided into 3 practical parts: Why Speak Out, How To Speak Out and What To Expect When You Speak Out. Useful tips include public speaking, voice projection, golden writing rules, critical thinking and analysis and finding credible sources to back up your arguments. Plus thorough research and preparation skills to increase professionalism, credibility and confidence.
The author, Tara Moss frequently speaks and writes on the rights of women and children. As anyone who dares to lift their head above the parapet, she’s been targeted by trolls and public nastiness. Tara provides detailed information on navigating social media, countering criticism, saying “no”, handling hecklers and difficult topics (especially personal issues you don’t wish discussed), telling your story safely and putting self care first to avoid burn out and ensure your voice continues to be heard.
“Speaking Out” is a practical how-to handbook filling a unique gap in the market on finding and using your authentic voice for the good of all. Whether they like it or not!
(c) 2017 Geraldine Barkworth, Authentic Speaking Coach. This review article is the opinion of the author only. www.goddessofpublicspeaking.com.au.

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