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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2018 Viv Groskop (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Mind-blowing !!!

I have learnt so many things about public speaking and popular female public speakers, politicians & comedians from this audio book.

Wonderful book ! Kudos !

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Masterpiece

This book is a masterpiece designed to help not only woman but everyone else who wants to learn or improve their speech

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-05-20

Tells it how it is

Very clear, open and honest book about public speaking for women. This book has changed my thought process, I feel excited now I have the why and know how laid out for me.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-12-19

Insightful, easy and fun to listen to

I dont want to be able to deliver a Ted Talk. I just want to be able stand in a room and deliver what I need to say so that I am heard and that I feel relatively comfortable doing so and this book will help me to do so.

Thank you

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  • MM
  • 22-04-20

Wonderful stories about women and their speeches

A wonderful book constisting of case studies of influemtial speeches given by inspirational and influential women. A lot of things you might now, if you have ever read something about public speaking, but still a lot of valuable crumbs to pick up for your nezt public speaking event. Really enjoyed

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  • lkirk
  • 27-10-20

Must Listen

Listened to the book and now on the podcasts, excellent tips and advice. A must read for women from all walks of life on how to be more confident and self assured in all situations.

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  • Lolita Bhattacharjee
  • 25-08-19

Will Own That Room

Wonderful and engaging narration style. Learnt so much about public speaking as a woman. Really inspiring.

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  • Ms Polly L Macpherson
  • 18-08-19

Just fantastic!

This book is not just about the Art of Brilliant speaking but about performance and thinking... getting yourself if the 'right' frame of mind etc. Viv brilliantly breaks down all aspects making her advice and experience clear, logical and practical. There are so many bite size take homes one of my top ones is around appreciating that if you have been asked to 'perform/talk' etc. its because the person asking you thinks you are up for the job.....
Thank you Viv... most excellent!

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  • Petrariu Mihai Alexandru
  • 27-12-20

I loved it

I loved it. It was so challenging, even for a man.
I learned a lot from her.
Thanks.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-11-20

inspiring!

Great array of inspiring stories, pertinent observations and practical hints and tips!! Brilliant. Thank you Viv for giving the ammunition and confidence I needed to "Own the Room" in my own unique way

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  • Julie
  • 20-10-19

Inspiring

An insightful, helpfully practical book that I have truly found inspirational. A working guide to putting into practice skills for speaking up.

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  • Mjohnson
  • 05-05-21

Useful, good for any type of confidence with talking

I purchased this for confidence speaking in general. My voice is wobbly and I never feel brave enough to even speak in a group in work this have really useful tips and I think this will be able to be used in various places

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  • tammie
  • 23-06-20

Outstanding. Honest Read.

Viv has an honesty in her writing which is only surpassed when she reads this masterpiece, and shares her learnings, capturing you like none other. Almost impossible to put down.

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  • 25-08-19

Super insightful AND helpful!

I loved listening to this book! Viv’s insight into what makes a great speech along with practical tips, tricks and exercises is super inspiring! Pass me the mic! I’ve got a LOT to say! :-)