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.
Norma Kamali, Designer
Are you ageing with power? Viv Groskop talks to designer Norma Kamali about why women should look forward to getting older. She explains that self respect and self love are hard but vital, and will draw the right opportunities to you. She shares her experience of being told at 18 that it's all downhill from here, her experience of divorce, her experience of discovering financial independence and confidence. And she argues that the risk of becoming irrelevant is worse than the risk of failure - so go for it.
Hollie McNish, Poet
Are you following someone else's rules? Viv Groskop talks to poet Hollie McNish about the value of working out your own way to do something - even if it takes time. Hollie discusses her efforts to unlearn society's unhelpful lessons about being female, including frank conversations with her grandmother. And she explores nerves, pressure, being apologetic - and the sadness of putting poems about her gran into the past tense.
Anya Hindmarch, Designer
Are you doing it your way? Viv Groskop talks to designer and businesswoman Anya Hindmarch about the value of authenticity. Anya reveals how neuro-linguistic programming and autogenic training helped her beat chronic stage fright. She argues that nerves are useful, that you know more than you think and that emotion is not only useful, it is the heart and soul of any business.
Anneliese Dodds, Politician
Have you said what you came to say? Viv Groskop talks to Anneliese Dodds, Labour Co-Op Member of Parliament for Oxford East, about owning the House as the first female Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer. How to communicate complex ideas, how to build trust, how to deal with the Daily Mail style police. And how to make sure that you are clear what you want to say - and say it.
Isabel Allende, Writer
Are you feeding your self doubt? Viv Groskop talks to writer Isabel Allende about how women can combat insecurity by celebrating each other. She talks of the value of feeling comfortable in your skin, knowing what you want to say and understanding that: "these people have come here to love you". Oh, and realising that she is not, after all, a flamboyant bitch.
Martha Beck, Life Coach
Do you feel completely happy? If not, admit it out loud to yourself. That moment of truth will help. Viv Groskop talks to sociologist and life coach Martha Beck who argues that aligning with your truth will get rid of all your psychological suffering. They also discuss chronic public speaking nerves, how to train your animal brain as if it were a frightened horse - and what it's like to hang out with Oprah Winfrey and Elizabeth Gilbert.
Great tips are actionable and practical. Genius.
Viv, I love your podcast.
I love the way you pause and reflect on a ‘great tip’ to help us retain those key messages. Your open questioning is impressive and truly brings out the best from your guest.
Working in investment banking alongside big egos