How to Own the Room

How to Own the Room

Women and the Art of Brilliant Speaking

Summary

A powerful book about what happens when women find their voice.

INCLUDES A NEW INTRODUCTION AND BONUS CHAPTER ON 'HOW TO OWN THE ZOOM'

'The ultimate guide to public speaking. Inspirational.' Mary Portas

'I recommend Viv Groskop's How to Own the Room to anyone wanting more self-confidence.' Philippa Perry
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Most books about public speaking don't tell you what to do when you open your mouth and nothing comes out. And they don't tell you how to get over the anxiety about performance that most people naturally have. They don't tell you what to do in the moments when you are made, as a woman, to feel small. They don't tell you how to own the room. This book does.

From the way Michelle Obama projects 'happy high status', to Virginia Woolf's leisurely pacing and Oprah Winfrey's mastery of inner conviction, what is it that our heroines do to make us sit up and listen - really listen - to their every word? And how can you achieve that impact in your own life? Here's how.
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***** 'Easy to grasp practical tips... all served up with lightness and generosity.'
***** 'It has made me realize I don't even need to be good, but I can be brave.'
***** 'Brilliant, engaging, honest, vulnerable, often damn funny.'

About the author

Viv Groskop

Viv Groskop is a writer, stand-up comedian and TV and radio presenter. She has hosted book tours for Graham Norton and Jo Brand and is a veteran of four Edinburgh Fringe shows. She is the author of How to Own the Room and host of the chart-topping podcast of the same name. She has presented BBC Radio 4’s Front Row and Saturday Review. As an executive coach, she works with women across business, media and advertising, helping them to hone their authority, presence and leadership.
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