Deep dive session on how to own the room


How to own the room: a workshop on public speaking 

This is a hands-on workshop for anyone looking to work on their influencing skills, presence and charisma, whether your focus is on building strong relationships in one-to-one meetings or expressing campaign messages succinctly in front of an audience. We all have natural presence, sometimes we just don’t know how to amplify it or our nerves stop us from accessing it. Viv Groskop draws on her experience as a comedian and BBC Radio 4 presenter for this masterclass on achieving a compelling connection in any context, anxiety-free.


  • How to speak up in meetings and be heard
  • How to handle interruptions
  • How to be persuasive in difficult conversations
  • How to “dial up” your strengths and “dial down” your weaknesses
  • How to manage nerves and anxiety around public speaking
  • How to deliver succinct messaging in speeches and direct asks in fund-raising


Wed 16th Oct, 10am-1pm

The session is at Shelter, 88 Old Street, London , EC1V 9HU.

The cost is £300 + VAT.

Email here if with any queries.

About Viv Groskop

Viv is a sought-after workshop leader and facilitator known for bringing sensitive, individualised feedback and humour into training in the corporate and charity sectors.

She specialises in presence, public speaking, assertiveness, influencing skills and leadership development. With a background in stand-up comedy, she has a particular interest in authenticity and impact and in helping others to develop a powerful and individual voice.

Viv is a regular on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Review and Front Row and has appeared on Newsnight and Any Questions. She is the author of the international best-sellers How to Own the Room: Women and the Art of Brilliant Speaking (Transworld) and Happy High Status: How to Be Effortlessly Confident (Torva).

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