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Oncology Overdrive

Jun 15, 2020

In this episode, award-winning author and nationally renowned journalist Michele Weldon shares tips on how to use your voice to amplify your message. Whether through writing, public speaking or social media, getting your voice out there is important; in this episode, Weldon gives tips and tricks on how to do so effectively.

Intro :13

About Michele Weldon :15

The interview 3:18

Why should folks in health care amplify their voices? 3:22

What is an effective way for people to get their voices out in nonacademic mediums? 4:32

How do you talk to people who may be hesitant to add their voice? 6:22

How can we encourage more people to use their voices? 11:34

How do you get started writing? 13:58

How do you pivot from writing an op-ed to writing a book? 18:21

Why write a book? 21:28

How have you been able to incorporate your life into your books? 23:17

What are three tips for someone who wants to get into writing? 31:51

What’s the best way to get started with public speaking? 36:30

Scripts are important, but practice is key 42:18

Are coaches useful? 44:33

What are your takeaways? 50:32

How can people find you on social media, and how can they buy your book? 53:02

We’d love to hear from you! Send your comments/questions to Follow us on Twitter @HemOncToday @ShikhaJainMD @micheleweldon

Michele Weldon is an award-winning author, journalist and emerita faculty in journalism at Northwestern University, where she taught on the undergraduate and graduate levels for 18 years. She is the author of six nonfiction books, including the upcoming “Act Like You’re Having A Good Time.”

Disclosures: Jain reports she is a paid freelance writer for Lippincott. Weldon reports no relevant financial disclosures.