Launch of Using Language Effectively Series

Judith Baxter: The Using Language Effectively Series booklets are now available to download from the Birmingham of Chamber of Commerce website! To read these booklets visit: http://www.birmingham-chamber.com/BCCG/Events/EventDetails.aspx?event=4105. The launch of these booklets will introduce the start of a pilot study, which will investigate the effectiveness of these booklets for business women in the real world! If you would like to leave your feedback on these booklets you can do so on the Using Language Effectively: Feedback Page. I look forward to reading your comments!

Using Language Effectively: A Toolkit for Women in Business

Judith Baxter: Look out for the Using Language Effectively toolkit which is for Women in Business in the Birmingham and Black Country region! This is a unique resource for women managers who encounter tricky situations on a day to day basis in the workplace. It describes some of the pitfalls real women often experience when talking with male colleagues, and the ways they have effectively used language to achieve their goals while preserving good relationships. A valuable resource for all aspiring women! Watch this space…due to be published in March 2014!

Double-voicing: Women’s talk in the boardroom

“Sorry, I’m talking too much”

Professor Judith Baxter, recently investigated the speaking patterns of men and women at work meetings in seven major, national companies. She learnt that language in the boardroom offers a powerful reason why women still struggle to make it to the top. Her article Double-voicing: Women’s talk in the boardroom was published in The Language Magazine, November 2013.

For more information download the article by clicking here.