The Well-Spoken Woman Speaks Out: How to Use Your Voice to Drive Change

The Well-Spoken Woman Speaks Out: How to Use Your Voice to Drive Change

by Christine K. Jahnke


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Practical and inspiring, this book is a valuable asset for women seeking to drive change with #MeToo, March for our Lives, Time's Up, Black Women Lead, Climate Action, She Should Run, Power to the Polls, and women's marches.

In her successful book The Well-Spoken Woman, top speech coach Christine K. Jahnke shared techniques to help women present their ideas effectively in any setting. This new follow-up is for women who are persisting, resisting, advocating, or running for office—and gives them the tools to be effective, persuasive, and powerful communicators.

The Well-Spoken Woman Speaks Out will guide any woman who wants to state her case in the most compelling way, ensure that she is truly heard and understood, and seeks to impact and inspire others. It takes Jahnke's direct experience working with women like Michelle Obama and the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton and pairs it with the recent surge of women nationwide who are speaking up to drive social and political change. Jahnke, who has spent twenty-five years helping women leaders, provides guidance and best practices so you can: rally support for a cause, make a persuasive pitch, campaign for public office, be a successful advocate, and motivate people to make positive change. She applies her expertise to many facets of communicating publicly, including using your voice in social media; participating in panels, meetings, and discussions; giving presentations; and speaking to the media.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633885004
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publication date: 10/09/2018
Pages: 350
Sales rank: 798,929
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Christine K. Jahnke is the author of The Well-Spoken Woman: Your Guide to Looking and Sounding Your Best. She is the president and founder of Positive Communications ( and has provided speech coaching and media training to leaders in the public and private sectors since 1991. Jahnke has advised women leaders at Amnesty International, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Black Lives Matter, Emily's List, Planned Parenthood, Sierra Club, and Union of Concerned Scientists. As a consultant to the Women's Media Center founded by Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem, and Robin Morgan, Christine leads the acclaimed Progressive Women's Voices training program. At five Democratic National Conventions, she has been backstage helping party leaders, celebrities, dignitaries, and everyday citizens shine in nationally televised speeches. Her speech and debate coaching have been featured in Politico, NPR, US News, Elle, Washingtonian Magazine, and VICE News.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Part I Once Upon a Time…

Chapter 1 The Future Is Female 17

Chapter 2 The Self-Awareness Quotient 35

Part II A Girl Set Out to Drive Change…

Chapter 3 Reading the Room 65

Chapter 4 Resisting Boors and Bullies 91

Part III The New Face of Leadership…

Chapter 5 Power Words-Intentional Storytelling 113

Chapter 6 Power Words-Persuasive Media Messages 139

Chapter 7 The New Look and Sound of Leadership 163

Part IV She Spoke in Arenas Far and Wide…

Chapter 8 Preparation Is Queen 199

Chapter 9 Media Interviews and Debates 223

Chapter 10 Keynotes, Panels, Introductions, and Awards 249

Part V Now Your Story is the One to Tell

Epilogue 279

Acknowledgments 293

Appendix: Well-Spoken Women Great Moments 295

Notes 303

Index 327

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