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Own the Microphone

Oct 7, 2021

On this week's episode of Own the Microphone, Bridgett McGowen welcomes interdisciplinary, social scientist, and speaker whose main talking point is African American women from Mississippi who are survivors of Hurricane Katrina, Dr. Ophera Davis. Bridgett and Dr. Davis discuss how important it is to know your audience and subject matter, always having a backup plan, the recovered and resilient African American women of Mississippi, and more! Also check out Dr. Davis's book The Overlooked Voices of Hurricane Katrina: The Resilience and Recovery of Mississippi Black Women.

First presentation vs. most recent one.
How does Dr. Ophera Davis make sure that she always does a good job for everyone involved?
What prompted Dr. Ophera Davis to bet into her area of research and what is the most impactful part of speaking on her research?
What does Dr. Ophera Davis do in her presentations to make sure she is memorable?
What can someone start working on now to polish their speaking skills?
A question for Bridgett.
One last tip on how to own the microphone.

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