Archive for June 23rd, 2014

Mug Shot

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

http://www.internetgiftstore.com/gifts-c6/mugs-c11/the-good-life-everyone-is-entitled-to-my-opinion-mug-p2095

Ugh Shot

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Feminist Power Websites:

https://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/wcc/news/websites

Shrug Shot

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Can Mug sketches be ART? Artist Paul Dodd says ‘Yes!’

www.google.com/search?q=mug+sketches+paul+dodd

Real Lawyers Don’t Sit Like Stones

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

A large, international law firm, Clifford Chase, suggested its US female attorneys stop acting like they’re in “the high school cafeteria.” Ouch.  The UK-based company issued a blatantly sexist and patronizing memo suggesting what women should do to be taken seriously as lawyers.

“Presentation Tips For Women” has caused outrage on both sides of the Atlantic – especially among women.  Many clients must wonder what kinds of women the firm hired in the first place.  Clifford Chase informs women that their friends will still like them if they “adopt a more formal tone.  And “It is better to be more formal, practiced and professional, even in a casual crowd.” Other reminders:

“Sound Your Age.”

“Resonate: fill up your mouth with your voice.”

“Think Lauren Bacall, not Marilyn Monroe.”

Clifford Chase goes on to warn women against squirming, giggling, tilting their heads, eating too little or too much, drinking caffeine, drinking alcohol, hiding behind their hair, and (incredibly) letting audiences see up their skirts. And for God’s sake, keep your boobs covered! “No one heard Hillary the day she showed cleavage.”

As someone who has coached thousands of women professionals in presentations for over 30-years, I found the memo incredibly stupid.  Perhaps in the future the firm should choose applicants from law schools as opposed to those whom they meet in bars and strip clubs.

Here’s the memo: http://www.scribd.com/doc/178724780/Clifford-Chance-Presentation-Tips-for-Women