In this masterclass on the speaking skills of a variety of brilliant women from Michelle Obama to Virginia Woolf, Viv Groskop will pinpoint exactly what it is that these women do to get their audience to sit up and really listen - and then advise you how to apply their qualities to your own lives, whether it's your dream to give a TED talk or you just want to feel comfortable walking into a Christmas party where you don't know anyone.

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. Plus lots of achievable tips and exercises. As a stand-up comedian, executive performance coach and host of book tours for Graham Norton and Jo Brand, Viv is perfectly placed to lead this inspiring masterclass.

"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've done for myself" writes Viv.

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