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Make sure you do these two things before you leave the interview. You'll be glad later...
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Your #publicspeaking  secret weapon: Fat talk, workplace speaking and confidence, dressing for +TED and more....
Inspiration, ideas and information to help women build public speaking content, confidence and credibility. Denise Graveline is a Washington, DC-based speaker coach who has coached nearly 100 TEDMED and TEDx speakers--many featured on TED.com--and prepared speakers to testify before the U.S. ...
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My finds of the week, curated for communicators....
Message development, social media strategies, and speaker/media training for individuals and groups, so you don't get caught unprepared, speechless or without a message. I'm Washington, DC-based communications consultant Denise Graveline. Want to pick my brain or get a sense of how I work?
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The weekend read
Dear March: Here is a spring lamb, just in case you've forgotten that you're supposed to go out like one. I would love to count soft, sweet weather among my finds of the week, shared via  @dontgetcaught on Twitter  and curated here just for you, communicato...
Message development, social media strategies, and speaker/media training for individuals and groups, so you don't get caught unprepared, speechless or without a message. I'm Washington, DC-based communications consultant Denise Graveline. Want to pick my brain or get a sense of how I work?
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Coming soon: My all-questions talk for Fabian Women's Network and my workshop for the European Speechwriters Network
Inspiration, ideas and information to help women build public speaking content, confidence and credibility. Denise Graveline is a Washington, DC-based speaker coach who has coached nearly 100 TEDMED and TEDx speakers--many featured on TED.com--and prepared speakers to testify before the U.S. ...
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Brands or people whose egos take the fore are ignoring customers and causing havoc. How do you factor in return on ego?
Message development, social media strategies, and speaker/media training for individuals and groups, so you don't get caught unprepared, speechless or without a message. I'm Washington, DC-based communications consultant Denise Graveline. Want to pick my brain or get a sense of how I work?
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Media interview smarts: Don't blame the reporter. Correct yo'self, 2 ways
Many sources submit to media interviews, then complain mightily about the results. They were misquoted. Repeatedly misquoted. The reporter didn't get the nuances. They didn't have the chance to review the piece before it appeared, so OF COURSE there were er...
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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit
Fans of  The Eloquent Woman on Facebook  see links to good reads, resources and ideas from other sources there, in addition to posts from the blog. But you won't miss a thing, since I'm summarizing that extra content and putting it here on the blog for all ...
Inspiration, ideas and information to help women build public speaking content, confidence and credibility. Denise Graveline is a Washington, DC-based speaker coach who has coached nearly 100 TEDMED and TEDx speakers--many featured on TED.com--and prepared speakers to testify before the U.S. ...
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These speeches all date back at least 50 years, and go back to the 1500s. Dive into this #WomensHistoryMonth  collection, and share!
Inspiration, ideas and information to help women build public speaking content, confidence and credibility. Denise Graveline is a Washington, DC-based speaker coach who has coached nearly 100 TEDMED and TEDx speakers--many featured on TED.com--and prepared speakers to testify before the U.S. ...
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32 historic women's speeches to close #WomensHistoryMonth
When you have a treasure trove as large as  The Eloquent Woman Index of Famous Women's Speeches , you can use it as a lens on the topic of women and public speaking. For Women's History Month, I've collected 32 speeches in the Index that occurred 50 years a...
Inspiration, ideas and information to help women build public speaking content, confidence and credibility. Denise Graveline is a Washington, DC-based speaker coach who has coached nearly 100 TEDMED and TEDx speakers--many featured on TED.com--and prepared speakers to testify before the U.S. ...
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In England, I'm on the hot seat, and sharing TED talk insights
In two weeks' time, I'll be in London and Cambridge, England, for two public speaking events. Here's an insider secret: These organizations put on my favorite public speaking events, which is why I come back to them again and again. You still have time to r...
Inspiration, ideas and information to help women build public speaking content, confidence and credibility. Denise Graveline is a Washington, DC-based speaker coach who has coached nearly 100 TEDMED and TEDx speakers--many featured on TED.com--and prepared speakers to testify before the U.S. ...
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Do you factor ROE (return on ego) in your communications?
I'll never forget the nonprofit executive, a new colleague on a new comms director job for me, who said, "Let me just warn you: We don't compete for profit. We compete for attention." The ego's no stranger to communications directors. They know all about yo...
Message development, social media strategies, and speaker/media training for individuals and groups, so you don't get caught unprepared, speechless or without a message. I'm Washington, DC-based communications consultant Denise Graveline. Want to pick my brain or get a sense of how I work?
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  • Communications consultant and speaker/media trainer
    2004 - present
  • don't get caught communications consulting
    president, 2004
  • 13-30 Corporation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the American Chemical Society and myself
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I'm seriously happy and happily serious. That means I like to laugh and make people laugh, and that my mind's always working, turning things around. To me, boredom=a dead intellect, and often, my most creative work happens right before I'm about to get bored, a good defense mechanism. In order to banish that on a regular basis, I'm a learning guitarist (with a sweet Martin D-18GE to play) and artist. I write fast, and sometimes well. I have wide-ranging tastes in music, art and travel, another passion. I don't so much tweet about what I am eating as what I am cooking.

The business end: Owner and president of don't get caught, a communications consultancy that makes sure you don't get caught unprepared, speechless or without a message. I do that by helping companies and organizations create strategies for their public communications, often incorporating social media, and with training in social media, public speaking and media interview skills. Former magazine writer, editor and developer who now publishes two blogs: The don't get caught blog on communications and social media strategies and training, and The Eloquent Woman, on women and public speaking. I train both men and women in public speaking and presenting, but the depth of response by women to this blog fascinates me and gratifies me every day. I only wish it weren't needed so.

Winner of 2002 Washington PR Woman of the Year award, with clients in corporate, government, academic and nonprofit sectors; formerly led communications efforts for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and for the two largest scientific professional societies, AAAS and the American Chemical Society. I also served as Deputy Associate Administrator for Communications, Education and Public Affairs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during the Clinton Administration.  Active on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. All of that means that, while I'm not scientifically trained, I have spent the vaster part of my career around scientists, engineers, mathematicians, health policy wonks and medical doctors, and I've worked with academic researchers in every discipline. I excel at 5 minutes of relatively in-depth cocktail conversation in your specialty (and can ask intelligent questions, at least), no matter what your specialty is. Try me sometime on that score.

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Washington Women In Public Relations PR Woman of the Year 2002
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  • Boston University
  • St. Thomas Aquinas High School, New Britain, CT
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