Excerpt found in New York Women In Communications, Inc. Website
Hillary on the Hill: 9 Tips for Sitting in the Hot Seat
By Ginny Pulos
January 24, 2013
In a lengthy Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton catapulted retorts to blistering questions about the attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya. The deadly attack — on Sept. 11, 2012 — exposed security lapses. But how well organized were the perpetrators? Did Clinton and her staff act quickly enough
and speak clearly enough? Republican critics say Clinton’s answers were pure theater.
The Democrat and wife of former President Bill Clinton has transformed in her role as secretary, and she faced down a “lot of anger from the senators” with “a surprising amount of emotion,” writes Oxford University historian Timothy Stanley on CNN.com. In her swan song before leaving Capitol Hill, a tough girl triumphed, declares writer Suzi Parker in the Washington Post.
Herewith, lessons gleaned from Clinton’s testimony — especially for women – from Ginny Pulos, an expert consultant on presentation skills and NYWICI member.
– Dimitra DeFotis