The Well-Spoken Woman: Your Guide to Looking and Sounding Your Best

The Well-Spoken Woman: Your Guide to Looking and Sounding Your Best

by Christine K. Jahnke


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The Well-Spoken Woman: Your Guide to Looking and Sounding Your Best by Christine K. Jahnke

Sheryl Sandberg advises women to "lean in" to realize their full potential. To do so successfully, women need effective communication skills and a confident presentation style. In this must-have guide, one of the nation’s premier speech coaches shares tested techniques from twenty years of coaching women on what works and what doesn’t. The author details the practices and techniques of successful women to help all women improve their presentation and public speaking skills. With access to her expertise, you’ll learn strategies that will help you present your best self in forums from PTA meetings to TV studios, conferences to classrooms, boardrooms to YouTube.

The author has advised First Lady Michelle Obama for her International Olympic Committee speech, provided speaker training to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, and coached corporate CEOs and more women elected officials than any other trainer. Every woman can benefit from studying the polished speaking skills of such powerful women.

Strategic advice on everything from messaging to hair and hemlines will allow you to come across as polished and prepared. The author includes easy-to-follow exercises so you can try out techniques immediately, from the use of sound bites and secrets to establishing eye contact to what not to do with your hands.

Filled with behind-the-scenes advice, this book is for every woman who wants to present herself well, express her ideas with confidence, and earn the respect of any audience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616144623
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publication date: 09/20/2011
Pages: 355
Sales rank: 549,246
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Christine K. Jahnke is the president and founder of Positive Communications ( and has provided speech coaching and media training to leaders in business, the nonprofit community, government, and politics since 1991. Jahnke has advised First Lady Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and has worked with women CEOs at companies as diverse as the National Geographic Channel and the International Speedway Corporation, parent of NASCAR.

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Brenda_Ekwurzel More than 1 year ago
Which of us wouldn’t want to be a well-spoken leader at a moment’s notice during a crisis, or at one of the most important presentations of the year, or at a high profile media setting?  I wholeheartedly recommend Christine Jahnke’s book, “The Well-Spoken Woman” to any woman or man who wants to make a difference appearing before large or small audiences.  I have given many copies of “Well-Spoken Woman” to work colleagues, friends, and family members so the world may start to more clearly hear their voices.  This compelling and practical book distills years of study of women in the media and is a true treasure for all who read it.  Ms. Jahnke has worked with our organization to coach technical experts on how to distill complicated information into what really matters to broad audiences.  I have watched her catalyze transformations in people during individual coaching and in small group settings.  “The Well-Spoken Woman” provides you the opportunity to experience her world-class approach and her gifts in this arena.  I refer to the book as a refresher in my own preparation for television interviews or major presentations.  This book is well written and a pleasure to read.  So often sentences made me smile and marvel at how well she encapsulated the heart of the matter.  The real-life examples of woman transcending challenging situations to become well-spoken leaders are fun to read, made me laugh out loud, and easily remember the key practical points.