Weekly Leadership Book Review …

In order to be an effective leader – you need to be honing your skills. At Rapport Leadership we address the need to find your voice as a leader. This week’s book explores the importance of having presence in order to be a leader, regardless of title or authority.

Own the Room: Discover Your Signature Voice to Master Your Leadership Presence

Own the Room Book

People are drawn to and influenced by leaders who communicate authentically, connect easily with people, and have immediate impact. So how do you become one of them? How can you learn to “own the room”?

According to co-authors Amy Jen Su and Muriel Maignan Wilkins, having leadership presence is having the ability to clearly articulate your value proposition while connecting (and influencing) with others.

So how do you get leadership presence and own the room?

The book states you need to do two things.

1) Demonstrate your authentic value and distinction

2) Connect to others in a positive way.

Leaders who do this have what these authors call a “signature voice”.

The framework of creating a Signature (Leadership) Voice is done through ACE (Assumptions, Communication and Energy).

This book takes the mystery out of the concept of having leadership presence. The book is peppered with case studies and examples, along with tool to help you really hone your skills in creating greater leadership presence.

Now if reading is not for you – the two Rapport Leadership Courses that teach you how to find your presence as a leader are Power Communication and Leadership Breakthrough One.