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    There is a common misconception in our society that females communicate than males We have all heard the terms natter and nagging that are directed to women but in truth the complete opposite is the case Why this is the case and why it is important for women and girls to speak up and make themselves heard is told in great detail Author Tara Moss gives practical advice on all facets of verbal and written communication including how to be heard effectively preparation and tips on appropriately handling both the positive and unfavourable responses that your opinions may create With a simple to follow guide that is both informative and inspiring this would be an invaluable reference point for anyone who wishes to improve their communication skills Society functions better for defaults and capitalism when the same people remain in the driving seat Author Jen CampbellThis uote sums up perfectly not only what over half the human race face in their efforts to be heard but also why it is vital to not be silenced Every one of us has an inner voice and when we let it free it does not just benefit us but society as a whole Not just for females but for all genders whether you are speaking in public writing an essay or book or just on social media this book will provide you with everything you need and would be a perfect tool for the classroom


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    Tara Moss is one of those infuriating women who seem to be excellent at everything they do and who also accomplish a lot journalist novelist public speaker human rights advocate documentary maker etc She's about to get a doctorate Overachiever or what? Of course she had to be beautiful as well She's published uite a few thrillercrime novels but I haven't read any yet Currently I am interested in her non fiction writing Anyway this was available on the overdrive so I downloaded it I can't criticise anything about it It was concise well articulated and most importantly it had plenty of useful advice in other words as advertised it's an actual handbookI've learnt some things it made me ponder about others including biases internalised misogyny It gave very good advice on how to become a better writer She was adamant about the importance of re reading and taking your time to edit before you press send save I'm very naughty as yet again I'm writing this directly on GR right after finishing the book I'll do better Hopefully One day So if you come across it especially if you plan on becoming a speaker advocate including having an increased social media presence I recommend this very handy little book This book will go towards my Australian Authors Challenge on wwwbookloverbookreviewscom


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    Found some chapters incredibly helpful and others not so much but some might become useful in the future


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    Speaking Out A 21st Century Handbook for Women and Girls is well meaning but is it really what we need? A lot of women and girls are already speaking out that isn't the problem The issue is that people need to learn to LISTEN For the privileged to listen to the marginalised For white people to listen to people of colour For cis gender people to listen to people who are transgender or non binary For heterosexual people to listen to everyone else For the wealthy to listen to the poor For the non disabled to listen to the disabled For the neuro typical to listen to the neuro divergent For the well connected to listen to the lonelyI understand why Tara Moss hasn't written that kind of book though The people who most need to listen would likely refuse to read it So since we can't change other people Speaking Out is about changing ourselves Forming better stronger arguments and the way we deliver them in order to give us the best possible chance of being heardWhich makes reading the section focused on the spoken word rather than the written rather awkwardI remember an ad for a particular season of Australia's The Biggest Loser A primary school aged boy a competitor on the programme spoke of the kids at school teasing him because he was fat And so he signed up to join the show I don't blame him; he likely just wanted the bullying to stop And because the kids picked on his appearance he chose to try to change it It's a sad world that people teach kids to lose weight rather than teach kids not to bullyteasepick on othersWhich brings us to Speaking Out Women are often dismissed when they speak out with listeners blaming the orator's high pitched voice or vocal fry This handbook has tips for adjusting your voice to sound acceptable The author says her tips are optional but the very fact that they're included leads me to believe she thinks we should definitely consider themDo I have a high pitched voice or vocal fry? I don't know but I certainly had a lisp growing up I may still have one now Should I feel grateful or not that tips for eliminating a lisp aren't included? On one hand I'm glad not to be patronised and victim blamed Eg People wouldn't pick on you for having a lisp if you didn't have one so you should get rid of yours On the other hand does this book erase my type of vocal issue?But again this book is about changing oneself instead of changing other people's shoddy behaviour towards youThe next part is best suited to students with lots of advice on research structuring arguments and presenting them I sped through this part just to get it finished I wasn't interested but students should get a lot out of itThe third section is the most helpful where the handbook really earns its stripes on what to expect when speaking out While I read it male radio broadcasters' comments about holding a woman's head under icy water were being heavily discussed in the media including social All the diversionary tactics listed in the book were played out in public But because violent language against women happens on a regular basis this part of the book is timelessThere are contributions from a handful of women who've survived social media Most of the women included have worthy contributions but one name will raise eyebrows Amanda Palmer She has a history of problematic behaviour; there are details here Hover over the text in the post they're clickable links Remember when she invited Jian Ghomeshi to join her tour? After a lot of push back and rightfully so from the public Palmer announced he would no longer be a guest on her tour and that she had made a snap judgmentHer snap judgment was to provide a platform for someone who allegedly non consensually beat up four different women during sexual encounters And eight different women have come forward to accuse Ghomeshi of violence sexual abuse or harassment uotes from the Stereogum article Palmer initially chose to side with THIS GUY instead of the numerous victimsSo what the hell is she doing in a handbook that supposedly empowers women and girls to speak out when she at first chose not to believe the women who'd spoken out against Ghomeshi?After taking time to calm and think I was open minded to reading the piece After all her contribution could be about how she was wrong to initially support Ghomeshi How speaking out in this case probably wasn't a good idea How Palmer had learned from the experience about the importance of researching thinking and addressing one's own biases such as not believing victims of sexual violence and harassment before speaking outMy gut reaction turned out to be correct Palmer's contribution mentions nothing of her initial support for an alleged sexual offender Mentions nothing about how others were right to call her out on including him on her tourSo yes her contribution shouldn't be here because it's ultimately hollow And considering that Tara Moss emphasises the importance of research I'm surprised she didn't investigate Palmer's history of problematic behaviour It didn't take me long to dig up those links and read them So why didn't Moss?Maybe this handbook is an example of White Feminism While it very briefly mentions intersections this book is pretty much geared towards straight white cis women Understandable because the author acknowledges it's not her place to speak out on identities she doesn't haveMoss includes statistics throughout the handbook but when it comes to the conviction rate on reported crimes of cyber stalkingcyber bullyingno statistics are included Because there aren't any official statistics or because the conviction rate is so low that it may discourage victims from reporting crimes knowing there's so low a chance of the perpetrator facing any justice?My depression was already in a bad way before reading this book It didn't improve over the course of it Speaking Out is a major downer It doesn't mean to be it's supposed to be inspiring motivating encouraging But it had the opposite effect on me


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    Please read this book then buy two copies Give one to a young woman and one to a young man Ask them to pass them on This book is so important even if you think you know about the barriers to women's participation the facts will still surprise you It is worse than you might have thought The only way to change it is for the next generation to get on top of this early I still have hope that younger people can move towards fixing what is still a terrible situation for women We are silenced we are judged we are blamed and we are mocked People do not read our books nor do they remember our contributions to science and culture This has to stop and reading Speaking Out has some practical ways to stop this happening now READ THIS BOOK


  6. says:

    Loved it Inspiring and practical


  7. says:

    Some parts were excellent howevermy rating it 3 is dominantly due to the irrelevancy of a large portion of the book to me


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    As is typical of Tara Moss's style Speaking Out is a wonderfully articulated handbook detailing the importance of making your voice heard particularly for women and girls methods of being heard how to be appropriately prepared to communicate as well as tips on how to deal with both positive and negative reactions to your opinions With plenty of facts to support her case Tara presents a very easy to understand and inspiring guide for anyone who would like to improve their written and verbal communication skills as well as their confidence particularly with dealing with objections criticisms or outright bullyingSupporting her points of view are testimonials from others like herself who are suitably ualified in public speaking social media writing blogging and other forms of authorshipI would suggest this book as a useful read for anyone of any gender who would like to improve their communication skills I would also fully recommend it for upper primary aged children who are starting to learn the fine art of leadership and confidence in their communication or even children who are learning to debate It would be a marvellous tool for teachers to support their curriculum Well done Tara Five star rating


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    I really like Tara Moss Her writing is clear concise and articulate Tara meticulously discusses how female voices are heard less in mainstream media and criticised pedantically compared to male voices She uses this as her launchpad to encourage women to speak out I found Part 2 how to speak out very useful I also found the part on 'knowing when and how to say no' invaluable I'm starting to get paid for speaking events and Tara inspired me to have the confidence to not be afraid to ask if organisers have a budget This book covers people at different stages of their 'speaking out' careers from people not sure if they have something to say to people with large public presences who may find themselves the subject of criticism Everyone has something to learn and I highly recommend it


  10. says:

    Welcome advice for females in Australia today about speaking up in public space and not being discouraged or hurt by stereotypes and negativity that is still too often directed at women in public life


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A short accessible and practical handbook for women on speaking out safely and confidentlyWorldwide less than one out of every four people we hear from or about in the media is female and men outnumber women in parliament by than three to one If half of humanity's experiences perspectives and possible solutions to world problems are under represented or entirely unheard all of us lose out Tara Moss has spent 20 years in the public sphere and has had to face down nerves critics and backlash She has become a leader in speaking out In this handbook she offers advice on preparation speaking out and negotiating public spaces With a special focus on public speaking social media and online safety she offers tips on how to research form arguments find support and handle criticism This is a guide for women young and old that not only h. Tara Moss is one of those infuriating women who see Is this feeling Love ? T01 practical handbook for women on speaking out safely and confidentlyWorldwide less than one out of every four Daddy's Girl people we hear from or about in the media is female and men outnumber women in Ah ! My Goddess - Tome 26 parliament by than three to one If half of humanity's experiences L'histoire en manga : De l'empire mongol à la Guerre de Cent ans (tome 5) perspectives and Ah ! My Goddess - Tome 18 possible solutions to world GTO (Great Teacher Onizuka), tome 1 problems are under represented or entirely unheard all of us lose out Tara Moss has spent 20 years in the Bride Stories, Tome 1 - FAUVE D’ANGOULEME 2012 – PRIX INTERGENERATIONS public sphere and has had to face down nerves critics and backlash She has become a leader in speaking out In this handbook she offers advice on Fairy Tail T05 preparation speaking out and negotiating L'ABC de l'argot: Sans se fader le dico public spaces With a special focus on Magi - The Labyrinth of Magic - tome 07 (7) public speaking social media and online safety she offers tips on how to research form arguments find support and handle criticism This is a guide for women young and old that not only h. Tara Moss is one of those infuriating women who see

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