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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.

How To Own The Room Viv Groskop

    • Personal Journals
    • 4.9, 281 Ratings

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.

    The Three Rules Masterclass

    The Three Rules Masterclass

    Do you know the rules? In a special masterclass episode,  Viv Groskop distils her own experience and the wisdom of previous guests from Sandi Toksvig to Mary Portas, revealing the three key rules to owning the room.

    • 28 min
    Natalie Chama-Pupé and Karl Pupé, Teachers

    Natalie Chama-Pupé and Karl Pupé, Teachers

    Are you the one aiming at the moon? Or the one with the plan to get there? Teachers Natalie Chama-Pupé and Karl Pupé talk to Viv Groskop about respect, discipline, humour - and about how they inspire and ground each other.

    • 31 min
    Tricia Cusden, Anna Cusden, Suzy Stern, Entrepreneurs

    Tricia Cusden, Anna Cusden, Suzy Stern, Entrepreneurs

    Could you work with your family? Tricia Cusden, Anna Cusden and Suzy Stern are the mother and daughters team behind beauty brand Look Fabulous Forever. They talk to Viv Groskop about boundaries, communication, the trick to grabbing an audience by the first impression - and why you must never say hello-my-name-is...

    • 30 min
    Yonca Dervişoğlu and Matt Brittin, Google

    Yonca Dervişoğlu and Matt Brittin, Google

    Do you need a mentor? At Google, Yonca Dervişoğlu is Chief Marketing Officer for EMEA and Matt Brittin is President of Business and Operations, EMEA. Together they talk to Viv Groskop about owning what makes you remarkable, owning your instincts, owning your gender - and why you must never ask someone to be your mentor.

    • 36 min
    Nicole Ansari and Brian Cox, Actors

    Nicole Ansari and Brian Cox, Actors

    What makes a good ally? Actors Brian Cox and Nicole Ansari talk to Viv Groskop about female oppression, male insecurity, the difficult delight of performing and how the secret to a happy marriage is separate bedrooms. Nicole Ansari is currently appearing in the UK premiere of Joshua Sobol's play "Sinners - The English Professor", directed by Brian Cox.

    • 30 min
    Sophie Dahl, Writer

    Sophie Dahl, Writer

    What if you don't want to own the room? Author and food writer Sophie Dahl talks to Viv Groskop about making it work even if you don't want to. They talk embracing nuance, deflecting questions and what to do when you're interviewing Philip Pullman and your earpiece falls down your jumper.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
281 Ratings

281 Ratings

Annabeloola ,

The Three Rule Masterclass

Viv, thank you for your episode The Three Rules Masterclass which gave me a much needed renewed positive feeling about my own business and to stick with it and keep on trying even when you think nobody is going to want it.
And you had two quotes that I loved, one from Sandi Toksvig: “The most interesting person I’ve ever met is somebody I haven’t met yet.”
And the ever amazing Maya Angelou: “People will not remember anything you said, they will not remember anything you did, but they will remember how you made them feel.” That’s the one that I am going to learn by heart and remember every time I go into any meeting - business or personal
Thank you. Annabel

Emma Shoe ,

How to Own the Room

The “How to Own the Room” podcast is my most delightful way to spend ‘me time.’ My favourite episode so far has been Aline Santos - love the insight to her wearing mannish tailored suits and aftershave to blend with the wholly male boardroom and designing the most decadent women’s bathroom for her sole use on the boardroom floor!! Have actually loved every episode I’ve listened to so far. 👌🏻I take nuggets of learning from every episodes. I love the way Viv dissects her guests’ point of view and articulates their thoughts so succinctly. 👍🏻

Lucia knight midlifeunstuck ,

Get-the-hell-out-of-your-own-way wisdom

Viv pulls nuggets of get-the-hell-out-of-your-own-way wisdom from women who’ve tamed their public speaking worries and just got on with it. This year I vowed to myself to do just that and this podcast is just the nudge (shove!) I needed...give me the mic!

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