How To Own The Room
By Viv Groskop
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Want to own the room? Comedian and radio and TV presenter Viv Groskop talks to inspirational women about the secrets of brilliant speaking. They share the tips and tricks that will get you the attention you deserve.
||CleanEpisode 7 - Mary Beard||Want to know what really scares Professor Mary Beard? Want to know how her experience can transform your own? Or just curious why this interview is happening at 70 mph on the M4? Viv Groskop talks to "Britain's best-known classicist" about swearing,...||2 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 - Jessie Burton||Do men have more authority than women? Viv Groskop talks to bestselling author Jessie Burton about the male voice, the dangers of discussing your creativity, and why she wears an invisible Scooby-Doo villain costume to all speaking engagements.||25 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 - Anne-Marie Imafidon||"Who knew, young black women from East London who love Nandos can speak well!" Viv Groskop talks to Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon, computing, maths and language prodigy and co-founder of the STEMettes, about under-dressing, turning the stage into your living..||18 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Yana Peel||Have you ever said no, when you should have said yes? Viv Groskop talks to Yana Peel, CEO of Serpentine Galleries, about listening to your gut, knowing your audience and deploying the power of intimacy.||11 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Mary Portas||Ever suffered from "goat voice"? Viv Groskop talks to retail guru Mary Portas about radical candour, the power of silence and the surprising ways in which a speech is like a ball game.||4 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Sam Baker||Have you got "happy high status"? Viv Groskop talks to Sam Baker, digital entrepreneur and co-founder of The Pool, about powerpoint, fairydust and really hating public speaking.||28 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Nigella Lawson||In the very first episode of How to Own the Room, Viv Groskop talks to food writer and broadcaster Nigella Lawson about being shy, making mistakes - and the armour of professional hair and makeup.||28 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Own the Room Trail||Comedian and TV and radio presenter Viv Groskop sets off on her mission to reveal how you too can own the room.||22 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Entertaining, succinct, inspiring, practical and not just about public speaking
I heard Viv on another podcast and downloaded all the back issues immediately. This is not a dry business discussion or over hyped ‘steps to success’. It’s a fascinating insight through candid conversations about what drives a variety of successful women and how they find their voice. Everyone is completely different and Viv digs deep asking all the questions you’d like to know in a relaxed and informal way but without waffle. I had to tutor a group of contemporaries recently and, instead of being apologetic and nervous, I controlled my quaking and approached it in a completely different way as a direct result of listening to one of the episodes. But even if you never have to say one word in public it’s a captivating and entertaining listen. I wait eagerly for every new episode. Highly recommended
Confidence and understanding with each episode
Just discovered this podcast and binged all 6 available episodes. Honest smart women talking about how they approach public speaking and so helpful to hear as I think about my approach to speaking. Now I’m looking forward to my planned speaking engagements rather than fearing them!
Great conversations & real learnings
I want to hang out with Viv, listen to her advice and learn how she elicits it from others. This could be a dry topic but is full of stories, life and humour. Unlike many podcast interviews, Viv also says a few words outside of the interview that highlight the most useful/unusual approaches talked about so that we can consider and learn from these. And they’re solid things I can try at work, not only when giving talks, but day-to-day meetings and conversations. Thank you.