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How to Own the Room: A Masterclass for Women in Public Speaking

8th October 2019 · 6:45pm - 8:00pm

In person | Virtual event

 How to Own the Room: A Masterclass for Women in Public Speaking

From Michelle Obama’s position of ‘happy high status’ and Hillary Clinton’s stillness, to Joan Rivers’s wild gesticulations and Virginia Woolf’s melodic storytelling, there’ll be so much to take away from Viv’s analysis of how these great women have captured our attention when they speak. And lots of achievable tips and exercises. As a stand-up, a critic and an executive performance coach Viv is perfectly placed to give this talk.

Viv Groskop is a writer, stand-up comedian and TV and radio presenter. A late-in-life starter in stand-up comedy and broadcasting, she has transitioned from journalism to live work by studying successful women speakers and performers with the beady eye of a life-long professional critic. She is the veteran of three sold-out five star Edinburgh Fringe shows. As an executive performance coach, she works with women across business, media and advertising, helping them to hone their authority, presence and leadership.

“There are now so many different ways for women to own the room and command an audience, whether it’s at work or on social media. And yet still the stereotype persists that public performance is scary and intimidating, especially for women. I’m passionate about overturning that for others in the same way I did for myself” writes Viv.


Standard (includes a copy of the book RRP £12.99): £37.50

Combo (2 tickets plus one copy of the book RRP £12.99): £67.50

Special Price 10 Tickets + Books: £300

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