People are drawn to, and influenced by, leaders who communicate authentically, connect with people, and have immediate impact. So how do you become one? How can you learn to “own the room?” This book will help you develop your leadership presence. The authors offer a simple and compelling framework as well as practices for developing your "signature voice." Wherever you sit in an organization, you can develop presence if you are able to do two things well: demonstrate your authentic value and distinction; and connect to others in a positive way. Leaders who are able to be authentic while connecting with and impacting others have what the authors call a signature voice - a means of self-expression that is uniquely and distinctly your own. Once you embrace and express this invaluable skill, you won’t believe the tremendous impact you can have on those around you. Filled with real-life stories and examples, Own the Room will demystify the notion of presence and provide practical advice on how you can develop it.
©2013 Amy Jen Su and Murien Maignan Wilkins (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC
"Own the Room is a must-read for all emerging and experienced leaders who aspire to authentically connect with others, forge relationships, and increase their influence. The authors have provided a practical roadmap and toolkit for building leadership presence from the inside out.” (Jane Brock-Wilson, Managing Director, Berkshire Partners)
The book was not written to be listened to. There are numerous bullet point lists, partial phrases and diagrams that do not make sense when read aloud. I am interested in the content and plan to purchase the kindle version.
Audible seriously considering retracting this book.
It is too monotone reading bullet points
It has great content but need some head out
Realistically, what you would expect of a coaching book is mostly change your mind set or learn to sell something. These authors have brought the art of enhancing your personal and professional presence into the new world. I am taking the tips and redoing my entire presentation on the national stage, now feeling comfortable in my style enhanced by their sound advice.
No characters, book was metaphorical in its teaching approach
Excitement and turns you into a powerful energetic force
Wish they wrote it ten years ago
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