A brand new podcast episode designed for post-lockdown life… HOW TO OWN THE ROOM PODCAST — WITH ADDED ZOOM. It’s a listener takeover. How to Own the Zoom: Video-Conferencing — Your Questions Answered. This is a special podcast episode to accompany the reissued e-book, which has a brand new chapter on video-conferencing. The podcast episode features dozens of practical tips on using on-screen communication. The e-book on Kindle has an at-a-glance guide on mastering Zoom and all platforms and extra exercises on finding your own Zoom style. For old-school, hold-it-in-the-hand book fans, there will be a new hardback edition of How to Own the Room coming soon, to include this new 2020 chapter.
WE CAN REBUILD HER PODCAST. By the time you read this, we should have released two episodes of this brand new podcast, designed for the post-pandemic era. Episode 1 is about life’s propensity to serve us with rug-pull moments: tech entrepreneur Martha Lane-Fox talks about surviving a near-fatal accident and DJ Dotty Charles analyses why our default reaction to so many things nowadays is outrage. Episode 2 is about reinventing yourself using a business idea: fashion designer Yvonne Telford of Kemi Telford talks about starting a brand with £50 (yes, there really is no excuse) and Flowerbx CEO Whitney Bromberg Hawkings talks about working with Tom Ford for 20 years, how the collapse of live events nearly destroyed her fledgling business and how our passion for peonies in lockdown rescued it. More episodes on how to survive this moment coming just as soon as we can make them.
Our latest podcast episode on How to Own the Room (available on all podcast platforms) is an interview with Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton about their experiences with public speaking. We cover confidence, stress, preconceptions that women face as speakers, handling judgement and criticism and more. For a behind-the-scenes take on the episode, plus all the notes and advice from the interview including my notes and advice, you can sign up for a Cut-Out-and-Keep takeaway guide here. I designed this PDF as something people can download and hang on to (as a digital file or as a print-out) so that if they’re listening to the podcast while they’re out and about (or even — God forbid — running, as many people seem to be when they’re listening to this podcast) they have all the notes saved and written down in advance. Enjoy!
Very excited to feature Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton on the How to Own the Room podcast. They were open, funny, candid and surprisingly charming. I was expecting some frostiness at some point but there was none — until my final question about whether Hillary is thinking of running in the 2020 election… Check out the podcast on iTunes and all podcast platforms: “Are you owning your individuality? Hillary and Chelsea Clinton talk to Viv Groskop about our narrow notions of what female speech and power should be – and how they must be expanded. They discuss The Book of Gutsy Women (co-authored by the Clintons), plus pant suits, press bullying, Greta Thunberg and Hillary’s very first public speaking “trial by fire”.”
When the dog bites, when the bee stings, don’t feel bad, just listen to Julie Andrews on the How to Own the Room podcast! This was an extraordinary encounter with a woman whose iconic voice has not changed in seventy years… I loved meeting her and was thrilled by her humility and resilience. Listen to the podcast on iTunes and all podcast platforms: “Have you done your homework? Actress, singer and writer Julie Andrews tells Viv Groskop that you never know when something quite wonderful might happen – so be prepared. She talks being inspired by the excellence of others, being flattened by a helicopter – and how discipline is the foundation that leaves her free to fly.”