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It may be the style that this book is written but unless you like fable style learning, than move on. The book is written in a way that gives too many examples rather than concrete and academic suggestions.
Well... if you have been reading a little bit on how to build Presence, Presentations, Networking and Connections... then do yourself a favor. Go to the Appendix directly and you will find a useful toolkit. If you want more details and some background story buildup, then go dive into chapters. Still I would suggest, read through the Appendix first, that will give you some hints on what to expect.
Overall, book is well structured and offers something for everyone. Lacks a little bit on tactical tips. I was looking for some kind of quick read to takeaway at least 20-25 tips. This book is more fundamental. Could be a good read if you are looking for something like that.
As an Executive Coach I choose books to read with my clients. While the idea of a Signature Voice is a creative way of framing an authentic way of speaking and being the authors repeated their ideas endlessly and I lost interest. it was a disappointing experience overall.
This book has a slow beginning with lots of generalizations. I did not find it as applicable as I had hoped. The examples were not that relevant to working in non-profit and the service industry where relationships trump being in constant control of circumstances.
I came across Own the Room through a webinar the writers conducted on the Harvard Business Review website. The presentation was dynamic, they are both wonderful speakers and the examples they gave really resonated with me. However, I was disappointed that the book did not live up to the webinar. The contents are still very helpful and insightful. However, this information is not really meant for a book as much as it is for workshops/webinars/etc. It fell completely flat for me because some of the concepts were very drawn out and there were way too many sports references where there could have been an opportunity to introduce additional business scenarios.