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Publisher's Summary

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

Critic Reviews

" 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)

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Referes to 'figures" etc not provided

What would have made Own the Room better?

Provide a pdf for reference, or provide me the opportunity to buy the book / audio together. Paying for both separately is too expensive and talking it out is not effective.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

visuals as an option

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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WARNING: Not suitable for an audible book

What disappointed you about Own the Room?

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.

Any additional comments?

Audible seriously considering retracting this book.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • mpb
  • new york city
  • 07-16-13

Monotone should read as paper book

Would you try another book from Amy Jen Su and Muriel Maignan Wilkins and/or Karen Saltus?

yes

How could the performance have been better?

It is too monotone reading bullet points

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It has great content but need some head out

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Smokin Hot way to the Front of the Stage

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

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.

Who was your favorite character and why?

No characters, book was metaphorical in its teaching approach

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Excitement and turns you into a powerful energetic force

Any additional comments?

Wish they wrote it ten years ago

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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really not appropriate for an audio book.

Would you try another book from Amy Jen Su and Muriel Maignan Wilkins and/or Karen Saltus?

No.

Any additional comments?

Very hard to listen too, reading of charts and graphs does not work very well. was a mistake to buy this.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Too many tables to be an effective audio book

Usually when an audio book frequently references charts or tables, they are available for download. I couldn't find anyway to get the tables for this book without also purchasing a hard copy. I would not recommend this as an audio book.

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tough for audio book as more of a workbook

hard to follow as the reader discusses charts and quizzes to follow along but you don't have materials.

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Great subjects, less than great Audible

Really liked the methods and ideas in this book. I will take a lot of this into my own new management role for sure. Highly recommend for the workplace! You'll miss all the charts via Audible, though they didn't sound too important anyway. The authors voice though... not a good match for a business subject. I felt awkward when I was alone and embarrassed when someone heard, because the reader is too self-helpy whimsical.

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hard to follow: lack of access to models

assumes access to figures and tables, and is very hard to follow without the visuals. I would buy the physical book instead.

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audio version lacks charts

What made the experience of listening to Own the Room the most enjoyable?

Book is good... I could have given it a 4-5 for its contents: it has good tips and examples. I bought the audio format to listen to this during my long drives over the weekend. Amazon or publisher should provide access to the charts used in the book (maybe electronically or online) for those that purchase this book in audio format... specially when the audio format is not the cheapest option...