Women and the Art of Brilliant Speaking

Viv Groskop

  • Imprint: Bantam Press
  • Published: 01/11/2018
  • ISBN: 9781787631120
  • Length: 272  Pages
  • Dimensions: 204mm x 25mm x 135mm
  • Weight: 310g
  • RRP: £12.99

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

‘Full of helpful concepts… I’m finding it very useful.’ Philippa Perry
‘Plenty of tips and tricks.’ Sunday Times

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’, and the power of J.K. Rowling’s understated speaking style, 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.

What readers are saying about How to Own the Room:

***** ‘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.’