During her time as First Lady, Hillary Clinton's UN speech, "women's rights are human rights," was a game-changer--delivered in China, where human rights violations persist today. From The Eloquent Woman blog's "Famous Speech Friday" series.
Pulitzer-winning playwright and public school teacher Margaret Edson gave this astonishing commencement speech at Smith College in 2008--entirely without notes. Part of The Eloquent Woman blog's "Famous Speech Friday" series. Watch video at the link!
Washington State Rep. Maureen Walsh went viral last week with a floor speech as the legislature considered a bill making gay marriage legal. This is a heartfelt, no-script speech that's moving and effective. Find out what you can learn from it by clicking through to The Eloquent Woman's Famous Speech Friday post.
I don't know many speakers who can handle 8 minutes extemporaneously, this well. But Kayla Kearney did that before her high school assembly--and used the speech to come out as a lesbian. Part of The Eloquent Woman's "Famous Speech Friday" series.