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How To Own The Room

111 EpisodesProduced by Viv GroskopWebsite

Want to own the room? Comedian and radio and TV presenter Viv Groskop talks to inspirational women about the secrets of brilliant speaking. They share the tips and tricks that will get you the attention you deserve.

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14.8 Anne Taylor, Activist

November 5th, 2021


Could you be a rebel? Viv Groskop talks to former French teacher and climate activist Anne Taylor about joining Extinction Rebellion to fight the …

14.7 Jane Garvey and Fi Glover, Broadcasters

October 29th, 2021


Are you homely or buccaneering? Viv Groskop talks to broadcasters Fi Glover and Jane Garvey, co-hosts of the Fortunately podcast and authors of Did I Say That Out Loud? Notes on the Chuff of Life. They explore the …

14.6 Mel Robbins, Author

October 22nd, 2021


What's the worst that could happen? Viv Groskop talks to the lawyer, TV host and motivational speaker Mel Robbins about facing bankruptcy, …

14.5 Nayna McIntosh, Founder and CEO

October 15th, 2021


Are you missing the bleeding obvious? Viv Groskop talks to Nayna McIntosh, founder and CEO of Hope Fashion, about how we can be  so unused to saying what we really want - that we can miss our true calling. She explains …

14.4 Cathy Rentzenbrink, Writer

October 8th, 2021


Are you a work in progress? Viv Groskop talks to writer and journalist Cathy Rentzenbrink about the power of seeing yourself as an ongoing project, free from constant judgement. They explore how the right time to do …

14.3 Indra Nooyi, Businesswoman

October 1st, 2021


Need to dig yourself out of a hole? Viv Groskop talks to Indra Nooyi, the former chair and CEO of PepsiCo. She may be regularly listed as one of the …

14.2 Dame Jenni Murray, Broadcaster

September 24th, 2021


Fat cow, fat chance? Viv Groskop talks to the writer, journalist and broadcaster Dame Jenni Murray, the former presenter of BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. They talk being nosy, being prepared and why you must NEVER say …

14.1 Jackie Weaver, Chief Officer

September 10th, 2021


Do you have the authority? Viv Groskop talks to Jackie Weaver; viral internet sensation, author of the book You Do Have the Authority Here! and chief officer of the Cheshire Association of Local Councils. They discuss …

13.8 Jane Shepherdson, Businesswoman

July 30th, 2021


What's your armour? Viv Groskop talks to Jane Shepherdson, chair of My Wardrobe HQ, former chief exec of Whistles and brand director at TopShop. They …

13.9 Jess Phillips, MP

July 30th, 2021


Are you posh? Or do you just like olives? Viv Groskop talks to Jess Phillips, Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley and Shadow Minister for Domestic …

13.7 Chantal Coady, Chocolatier

July 23rd, 2021


Is this visceral? Viv Groskop talks to author, businesswoman and chocolatier Chantal Coady about how to deploy the senses to beguile, comfort and …

13.6 Dame Stephanie Shirley CH, Entrepreneur

July 16th, 2021


Are you sitting comfortably? Viv Groskop talks to Dame Stephanie "Steve" Shirley CH, the businesswoman, philanthropist and technology pioneer. They …

13.5 Paula Hawkins, Author

July 9th, 2021

Can you take criticism? Viv Groskop talks to Paula Hawkins, author of (among others) the global phenomenon The Girl on The Train. They explore how …

13.4 Funmi Fetto, Writer

July 2nd, 2021


Why not? Viv Groskop talks to beauty journalist Funmi Fetto, Contributing Editor at British Vogue and Beauty Director at the Observer Magazine. Funmi argues that the risk of rejection is not worth missing opportunities, …

13.3 Lorraine Candy, Writer

June 25th, 2021

What if you'd never heard of imposter syndrome? Viv Groskop talks to Lorraine Candy, columnist and former Editor in Chief from Style magazine, Elle …

13.1 Julia Baird, Broadcaster

June 18th, 2021


Have you felt small lately? Viv Groskop talks to journalist, author and broadcaster Julia Baird about the value of shrinking, and how feeling small …

13.2 Esther Freud, Writer

June 17th, 2021


Why are you here? Viv Groskop talks to writer Esther Freud about her new book, about why it's good for writers to get out, and the power of understanding that it's not about you - you are here for the audience. She …

12.9 Norma Kamali, Designer

May 28th, 2021


Are you ageing with power? Viv Groskop talks to designer Norma Kamali about why women should look forward to getting older. She explains that self …

12.8 Hollie McNish, Poet

May 21st, 2021


Are you following someone else's rules? Viv Groskop talks to poet Hollie McNish about the value of working out your own way to do something - even if …

12.7 Anya Hindmarch, Designer

May 14th, 2021


Are you doing it your way? Viv Groskop talks to designer and businesswoman Anya Hindmarch about the value of authenticity. Anya reveals how neuro-linguistic programming and autogenic training helped her beat chronic …

12.6 Anneliese Dodds, Politician

May 7th, 2021


Have you said what you came to say? Viv Groskop talks to Anneliese Dodds, Labour Co-Op Member of Parliament for Oxford East, about owning the House as the first female Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer. How to …

12.5 Isabel Allende, Writer

April 30th, 2021

Are you feeding your self doubt? Viv Groskop talks to writer Isabel Allende about how women can combat insecurity by celebrating each other. She talks of the value of feeling comfortable in your skin, knowing what you …

12.4 Martha Beck, Life Coach

April 23rd, 2021


Do you feel completely happy? If not, admit it out loud to yourself. That moment of truth will help. Viv Groskop talks to sociologist and life coach …

12.3 Nicole LePera, Psychologist

April 16th, 2021


Are you doing the work? Viv Groskop talks to Dr Nicole LePera, holistic psychologist and author of How to Do The Work. They explore the idea of …

12.2 Yewande Akinola, Engineer

April 9th, 2021


Do you know why you are doing this? Viv Groskop talks to Yewande Akinola MBE,  chartered engineer and TV presenter, about the power of knowing your …

12.1 Mel Giedroyc, Comic

April 2nd, 2021


Do you want it too much? Viv Groskop talks to TV presenter, actress and writer Mel Giedroyc about the power of not caring and how she was nearly too …

11.5 Inner Voice Masterclass: How to Own Your Thoughts and “What Would Wonder Woman Do?”

March 19th, 2021


To celebrate International Women’s Day 2021, Viv presents a special five-part series featuring psychologist Ethan Kross, author of Chatter: The Voice …

11.4 Inner Voice Masterclass: Self-Sabotage, Anxiety, Self-Care and Self-Control

March 18th, 2021


To celebrate International Women’s Day 2021, Viv presents a special five-part series featuring psychologist Ethan Kross, author of Chatter: The Voice …

11.3 Inner Voice Masterclass: The Role of Other People and Environment

March 17th, 2021


To celebrate International Women’s Day 2021, Viv presents a special five-part series featuring psychologist Ethan Kross, author of Chatter: The Voice …

11.2 Inner Voice Masterclass: How to Manage Your Inner Voice

March 16th, 2021

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2021, Viv presents a special five-part series featuring psychologist Ethan Kross, author of Chatter: The Voice …

11.1 Inner Voice Masterclass: Understanding the Voice Inside Your Head

March 15th, 2021


To celebrate International Women’s Day 2021, Viv presents the second of two special five-part series. This week: Inner Voice with psychologist Ethan …

10.5 Storytelling Masterclass: Authenticity, “Show, Don’t Tell" and Being Flashy

March 12th, 2021


To celebrate International Women’s Day 2021, Viv presents a special five-part series featuring Hillary Rea, award-winning storyteller and founder of …

10.4 Storytelling Masterclass: Why Every Story Needs a Beginning, Middle and End

March 11th, 2021


To celebrate International Women’s Day 2021, Viv presents a special five-part series featuring Hillary Rea, award-winning storyteller and founder of …

10.3 Storytelling Masterclass: Bringing Your True Self to Work

March 10th, 2021


To celebrate International Women’s Day 2021, Viv presents a special five-part series featuring Hillary Rea, award-winning storyteller and founder of …

10.2 Storytelling Masterclass: The Five Words That Sum Up Your Story

March 9th, 2021


To celebrate International Women's Day 2021, Viv presents a special five-part series featuring Hillary Rea, award-winning storyteller and founder of …

10.1 Storytelling Masterclass: Why You Need to Know How to Tell Stories

March 8th, 2021


To celebrate International Women's Day 2021, Viv presents a special five-part series featuring Hillary Rea, award-winning storyteller and founder of …

9.8 Vivian Gornick, Writer

February 26th, 2021

Sex or work? Viv Groskop talks to radical feminist critic, journalist and memoirist Vivian Gornick about the gains of the feminist movement - and what still stands in the way. They discuss the revelations of #MeToo, the …

9.7 June Angelides, Investor

February 19th, 2021


Are you still waiting for the cavalry? Viv Groskop talks to June Angelides, investor, entrepreneur and founder of Mums In Tech, the UK's first …

9.6 Shahira Fahmy, Architect

February 12th, 2021


Are you lost in the moment? Viv Groskop talks to Egyptian architect Shahira Fahmy about saying yes to life, inspiring a team to trust your vision and …

9.5 Ruth Coker Burks, Carer and Advocate

February 5th, 2021


If you don't take risks, have you really lived? Viv Groskop talks to Ruth Coker Burks, author of the memoir All The Young Men, who risked everything to care for men dying of AIDS. She describes how being present and …

9.4 Katie Piper, Presenter and Campaigner

January 29th, 2021


Does your story deserve to be told? Viv Groskop talks to TV presenter and charity founder Katie Piper about taking ownership of your story and …

9.3 Brita Fernandez Schmidt, Charity Executive

January 22nd, 2021


Want to find your fierce? Viv Groskop talks to Brita Fernandez-Schmidt, women's empowerment advocate and executive director at Women for Women International. Brita reveals the secret to finding human connection, from …

9.2 Julia Cameron, Writer

January 15th, 2021


Are you blocked? Viv Groskop talks to the teacher, writer and creativity guru Julia Cameron about liberating people to tap into their own creative …

9.1 Bryony Gordon, Writer

January 8th, 2021


Are you underperforming because you are over-preparing? Viv Groskop talks to writer and mental health campaigner Bryony Gordon about the power that …

8.8 A Zoom of One's Own

November 13th, 2020


Have you learned to stop worrying and love the video conferencing technology? No? Come this way. In this second special masterclass edition Viv …

8.7 Charlotte Wood, Novelist

November 6th, 2020


Are you agreeing to conflict? Viv Groskop talks to novelist Charlotte Wood about how liberating it is not to be nice - and the revelation that no one can be in conflict with you without your participation. They discuss …

8.6 Cathy Newman, Journalist

October 30th, 2020


Have you had a good lunch? Viv Groskop talks to journalist and Channel 4 News presenter Cathy Newman about doorstepping, sisterhood, nearly getting run over on live TV and the importance of keeping your team well fed …

8.5 Rochelle Rowe, Historian

October 23rd, 2020


Is your passion showing? Viv Groskop talks to historian and author Rochelle Rowe about leaving space for the audience, about inclusion and how to be a good ally, about reminding yourself you have earned your place - and …

8.4 Valerie Jarrett, Businesswoman, Senior Advisor to President Obama

October 16th, 2020


Are you telling your story? Viv Groskop meets Valerie Jarrett, businesswoman, lawyer and senior adviser to US President Barack Obama. She talks about …

8.3 Tasmin Little, Violinist

October 9th, 2020


Are you scared to take risks? Viv Groskop talks to violinist Tasmin Little about creativity, performance pressure, and how you reach perfection by …

8.1 Tara Mohr, Leadership Expert

October 2nd, 2020


Are you an arrogant idiot? Viv Groskop talks to Tara Mohr, expert in women's leadership and wellbeing, and author of Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women who Want to Speak Up, Create and Lead. Listen and learn how to …

8.2 Laura Bates, Writer and Campaigner

October 2nd, 2020


Been wolf whistled by 400 boys? Viv Groskop talks to Laura Bates, founder of the Everyday Sexism Project and author of Men Who Hate Women: From …

7.6 Priya Parker, Facilitator

July 17th, 2020


How can we be together, apart? Facilitator, strategic adviser and author Priya Parker talks to Viv Groskop about the art of gathering and why it matters. They explore the value of a proper introduction, the crime of …

7.5 Sophie Walker, Activist

July 10th, 2020


Is your skin too thick? Feminist, activist and founding leader of the Women's Equality Party Sophie Walker talks to Viv Groskop about coping with hostility and the value of being thin-skinned. She talks pacing, …

7.4 How to Own the Zoom

July 3rd, 2020


Are you on mute? Viv Groskop reveals How to Own the Zoom (it had to be done) In a special Masterclass edition, Viv talks camera position, game face, breathing through your feet, engaging an audience you can't see, …

7.3 Katy Brand, Comedian

June 26th, 2020


Are you feeling the fear? Actor, writer and comedian Katy Brand talks to Viv Groskop about the myth of natural confidence, how to work your best angle on camera, and how fear is just a chemical response - no more. Oh, …

7.2 Coky Giedroyc, Director

June 19th, 2020


Are you not "a natural"? Director Coky Giedroyc talks to Viv Groskop about building the long road to self belief, the power of lowering your voice, why she's fierce with young directors - and why it's time for men to …

7.1 Kiley Reid, Writer

June 12th, 2020


Are you embarrassed even when you are alone? Writer Kiley Reid, author of Such a Fun Age, talks to Viv Groskop about coming to terms with your own …

The Three Rules Masterclass

March 27th, 2020


Do you know the rules? In a special masterclass episode,  Viv Groskop distils her own experience and the wisdom of previous guests from Sandi Toksvig …

Natalie Chama-Pupé and Karl Pupé, Teachers

March 20th, 2020


Are you the one aiming at the moon? Or the one with the plan to get there? Teachers Natalie Chama-Pupé and Karl Pupé talk to Viv Groskop about respect, discipline, humour - and about how they inspire and ground each …

Tricia Cusden, Anna Cusden, Suzy Stern, Entrepreneurs

March 12th, 2020


Could you work with your family? Tricia Cusden, Anna Cusden and Suzy Stern are the mother and daughters team behind beauty brand Look Fabulous …

Yonca Dervişoğlu and Matt Brittin, Google

March 6th, 2020


Do you need a mentor? At Google, Yonca Dervişoğlu is Chief Marketing Officer for EMEA and Matt Brittin is President of Business and Operations, EMEA. Together they talk to Viv Groskop about owning what makes you …

Nicole Ansari and Brian Cox, Actors

February 28th, 2020


What makes a good ally? Actors Brian Cox and Nicole Ansari talk to Viv Groskop about female oppression, male insecurity, the difficult delight of …

Sophie Dahl, Writer

February 7th, 2020


What if you don't want to own the room? Author and food writer Sophie Dahl talks to Viv Groskop about making it work even if you don't want to. They talk embracing nuance, deflecting questions and what to do when you're …

Natalie Haynes, Writer

January 30th, 2020


Would you rather be right, or happy? Writer, broadcaster and comic Natalie Haynes talks to Viv Groskop about taking up space, facing your fears, the …

Shaa Wasmund, Entrepreneur

January 24th, 2020


Are you binary enough? Serial entrepreneur Shaa Wasmund talks to Viv Groskop about being poor, making money, cracking Facebook Lives, winning at conferences - and committing everything to what you love. Oh, and the joys …

Aline Santos, Marketing Expert

January 17th, 2020


Are you making the "porridge" mistake? Aline Santos, Unilever's EVP of Global Marketing and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, talks to Viv …

Sharmadean Reid, Entrepreneur

January 10th, 2020


Do you have an inner hype woman? Entrepreneur Sharmadean Reid talks to Viv Groskop about preserving your energy, knowing your brief inside out, and transforming your inner critic into a hype cheerleader. Oh, and how …

Pippa Malmgren, Policy Analyst

January 2nd, 2020


Are you one of the guys? The policy analyst, economist and robotics expert Pippa Malmgren talks to Viv Groskop about body language, advising …

Patricia Cornwell, Writer

December 27th, 2019


Are you a victim? Author Patricia Cornwall talks to Viv Groskop about unlearning the lessons of a childhood that taught her she was a victim. She talks about giving people what they want - but not giving away your …

Sandi Toksvig, Broadcaster

December 20th, 2019


Are you getting enough potatoes? Sandi Toksvig, writer, broadcaster, actor and activist talks to Viv Groskop about owning rooms from the Royal Albert Hall to the QI studio and the Bake Off tent. She talks confidence, …

Margaret Atwood, writer

December 20th, 2019


Are you keeping it fresh? Writer Margaret Atwood talks to Viv Groskop about tap dancing, cannibalism, puppetry, feminism, the joy of the unexpected and the value of a well chosen quip to defeat your enemies. And Tina …

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton

November 22nd, 2019


Are you owning your individuality? Hillary and Chelsea Clinton talk to Viv Groskop about our narrow notions of what female speech and power should be …

Julie Andrews, Performer

November 14th, 2019


Have you done your homework? Actress, singer and writer Julie Andrews tells Viv Groskop that you never know when something quite wonderful might …

Carrie Gracie, Journalist

November 8th, 2019


Would you be paid more if you were a man? BBC journalist and former China Editor Carrie Gracie talks to Viv Groskop about how women should arm …

Monica Galetti, Chef

November 1st, 2019


Can you own a room you aren't even in? Monica Galetti can. The chef and Masterchef judge talks to Viv Groskop about making your  personality felt even when you aren't there. She recalls being sick with nerves when first …

Abadesi Osunsade, Tech Entrepreneur

October 25th, 2019


Can I touch your hair? Tech entrepreneur and inclusion campaigner Abadesi Osunsade talks to Viv Groskop about diversity, confidence tricks, the power of your personal story - and why you must never believe that the …

Nadiya Hussain, TV Chef and Writer

October 18th, 2019


Ever seriously considered pretending you'd died? TV chef and writer Nadiya Hussain tells Viv Groskop how she begged her husband to tell Bake Off producers she was dead. She talks learning to accept her anxiety, how a …

Karen Gibson, Choir Conductor

October 11th, 2019


Do you know your "Why"? Choir conductor Karen Gibson talks to Viv Groskop about intention, spirituality and making a mark in people's hearts. Oh, and owning the room when performing at the wedding of Prince Harry and …

Jessica Fellowes, Writer

October 4th, 2019


Are you ready to walk through the door of opportunity? Writer Jessica Fellowes talks to Viv Groskop about seizing the moment, putting on a show, …

Olwen Fouéré, Actress and Director

September 26th, 2019


Are you putting limits on yourself? Actress, director and writer Olwen Fouéré inspires Viv Groskop with her refusal to accept limitations. They talk mastering non-verbal communication, the power of the in-between and …

Ann Patchett, Writer

September 20th, 2019


Have you got your rubber head on straight? Writer Ann Patchett talks to Viv Groskop about dressing up as your better, braver, more confident self when you go on stage. And even channelling someone else entirely. And the …

Marcia Kilgore, Beauty Entrepreneur

September 20th, 2019


Are you trying to sell something you wouldn't buy? Marcia Kilgore (Beauty Pie, Fitflop and more) talks to Viv Groskop about being driven by loss, the …

#PODSTRIKE - Ann Patchett

September 18th, 2019


Writer Ann Patchett and How to Own the Room endorse #PODSTRIKE, a coalition of podcasts supporting Greta Thunberg and the young people behind the Global Climate Strikes starting this Friday 20th Sept, by helping spread …

Cerys Matthews, Musician

September 13th, 2019


Are you over-thinking it? Musician Cerys Matthews talks to Viv Groskop about the dangers of thinking too much, the myth of the tortured artist, the responsibility to conjure magic on stage and the importance of wearing …

Kenya Hunt, Deputy Editor at Elle UK

July 18th, 2019


Are your clothes holding you back? Viv Groskop talks to Kenya Hunt, deputy editor at Elle UK, about Karl Lagerfeld; the performance secrets of being …

Margaret Heffernan, Tech CEO and Writer

July 12th, 2019


Do men think you're soft? Viv Groskop talks to entrepreneur, CEO and author Margaret Heffernan about how confidence comes from confronting yourself (and others) with concrete achievements, why she won't do International …

Sarah Hurwitz, Speechwriter to the Obamas

July 5th, 2019


Are you relentlessly authentic? Viv Groskop talks to Sarah Hurwitz, speechwriter to Michelle Obama (and her husband) about why it's a waste of time to memorise speeches, why improvising is bad, why women can't be angry …

Writer Chimene Suleyman

June 28th, 2019


Are you trying to own all the rooms all the time? Viv Groskop talks to writer, poet and performer Chimene Suleyman about picking your battles, …

Performer Petra Massey

June 20th, 2019


Are they laughing with you or at you? Viv Groskop talks to performer Petra Massey about embracing failure, the importance of rehearsal and the richness of play.

Novelist Elif Shafak

June 14th, 2019


Are you being fair to yourself? Viv Groskop talks to the novelist Elif Shafak about how we learn self doubt, how anger is sexy but dangerous, why she …

Series 3 Ep 2 - Trinny Woodall

June 7th, 2019


Are you sitting comfortably? Well, stop it. Beauty entrepreneur Trinny Woodall makes HTOTR history by telling Viv Groskop to Sit Up Straight! That done, the pair explore the joy of the ad lib, the value of being your …

Series 3 Ep 1 - Madeline Miller

May 31st, 2019


Do you "leave it all on the court"? Viv Groskop talks to novelist Madeline Miller about the speaking secrets of teachers, what you can learn from …

Series 2 Ep 9 - Catherine Tate

May 3rd, 2019


Do you suffer from nerves? Become a professional performer! Viv Groskop talks to comedian, actress and writer Catherine Tate about why she hates flattery, her enthusiasm for extreme adventure, and - yes - how performing …

Series 2 Ep 8 - Meera Syal

April 26th, 2019


What if it's not all about you? Viv Groskop talks to writer, actor, comedian and producer Meera Syal about fighting for diversity, failing in front of Victoria Wood and the peril and power of representing others when …

Series 2 Ep 7 - Sabrina Cohen-Hatton

April 19th, 2019


How do you choose your words when lives are at stake? Viv Groskop talks to Sabrina Cohen-Hatton, a Deputy Assistant Commissioner and one of the most senior female firefighters in the UK, about self-belief, communicating …

Series 2 Ep 6 - Elizabeth Day

April 12th, 2019


Do you know how to fail? Viv Groskop talks to author, journalist and podcaster Elizabeth Day about how to pull off a killer career pivot, how to …

Series 2 Ep 5 - Nicola Mendelsohn

April 5th, 2019


What's the worst that could happen? Viv Groskop talks to Nicola Mendelsohn, Facebook's Vice-President for Europe, the Middle East and Africa about …

Series 2 Ep 4 - Josie Rourke

March 29th, 2019


Feel awkward about being, well, um, GOOD at what you do? Viv Groskop talks to Josie Rourke, film and theatre director, about owning your own fluency, the power of "messy spaces" and why we must never assume women are …

Series 2 Ep 3 - Margaret MacMillan

March 22nd, 2019


Does your voice go up at the end of a sentence? Always? Viv Groskop talks to bestselling historian Margaret MacMillan about conquering uptalk, the power of storytelling and the importance of trusting your team. Plus …

Series 2 Ep 2 - Rosena Allin-Khan

March 15th, 2019


This girl is ON FIRE! Viv Groskop talks to MP for Tooting (and practising doctor) Rosena Allin-Khan about how faith, facts and funky music help boost her confidence.

Series 2 Ep 1 - Stacey Dooley

March 8th, 2019


What if this was easy? Viv Groskop talks to documentary filmmaker Stacey Dooley about the power of going with the flow, the value of staying true to …

How to Own the Room 2 Trail

March 5th, 2019


Brilliant women reveal the secrets of brilliant speaking, with comedian and TV and radio presenter Viv Groskop

Episode 7 - Mary Beard

December 3rd, 2018


Want to know what really scares Professor Mary Beard? Want to know how her experience can transform your own? Or just curious why this interview is happening at 70 mph on the M4? Viv Groskop talks to "Britain's …

Episode 6 - Jessie Burton

November 26th, 2018


Do men have more authority than women? Viv Groskop talks to bestselling author Jessie Burton about the male voice, the dangers of discussing your creativity, and why she wears an invisible Scooby-Doo villain costume to …

Episode 5 - Anne-Marie Imafidon

November 19th, 2018


"Who knew, young black women from East London who love Nandos can speak well!" Viv Groskop talks to Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon, computing, maths and language prodigy and co-founder of the STEMettes, about under-dressing, …

Episode 4: Yana Peel

November 12th, 2018


Have you ever said no, when you should have said yes? Viv Groskop talks to Yana Peel, CEO of Serpentine Galleries, about listening to your gut, …

Episode 3: Mary Portas

November 5th, 2018


Ever suffered from "goat voice"? Viv Groskop talks to retail guru Mary Portas about radical candour, the power of silence and the surprising ways in which a speech is like a ball game. 

Episode 2: Sam Baker

October 28th, 2018


Have you got "happy high status"? Viv Groskop talks to Sam Baker, digital entrepreneur and co-founder of The Pool, about powerpoint, fairydust and …

Episode 1: Nigella Lawson

October 28th, 2018


In the very first episode of How to Own the Room, Viv Groskop talks to food writer and broadcaster Nigella Lawson about being shy, making mistakes - and the armour of professional hair and makeup.

How to Own the Room Trail

October 22nd, 2018


Comedian and TV and radio presenter Viv Groskop sets off on her mission to reveal how you too can own the room.

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