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Your Words Matter

The Well-Spoken Woman Speaks Out will guide any woman who wants her words to matter, who wants to ensure she is truly heard, and who seeks to motivate and impact others.

This book will help you raise your voice to drive change.

One talk.
One interview.
One meeting.
One debate.
One presentation.
One speech at a time.

Best practices and tools will help you speak out with force, thoughtfulness, and confidence. Techniques will ensure you are ready for any speaking venue. This is about maximizing your unique voice so you can advance your action agenda and together we can bring progressive change.

Claim Your Power

Pushing for change means encountering resistance or worse.  Chris shares tactics for how to deal with the barriers that can undermine your credibility or shake your confidence.

  • Read the room for bias
  • Handle toxic people and toxic tactics
  • Deal with anxiety triggers
  • Stand up for yourself

“Few people better understand the importance of message development and delivery than Christine Jahnke. She is a respected speech coach who I’ve relied on throughout my public career. Women everywhere are in good hands with her.” — Gina M. Raimondo, governor of Rhode Island

“For years, women running for and serving in office have turned to Christine Jahnke for help learning how to tell their stories and deliver a message with power and impact. With this book, she can help you do the same.” — Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List

“Jahnke deftly catalogues the obstacles and opportunities women face in a sometimes-hostile environment—and lays out clear guidelines to excel in any situation.” — Thea Mei Lee, president, Economic Policy Institute



“Chris has been an incredibly influential force in the way I approach self-presentation in public speaking… I’m so glad she has provided a resource to help other women benefit from her expertise the way I have.” — Julie Zeilinger, founding editor, FBomb

“I’ve taken Chris Jahnke’s advice everywhere from MSNBC interviews to street protests. Her expertise and skill in training leaders on the frontline of today’s Movement for Black Lives is unparalleled.” — Charlene A. Carruthers, author, Unapologetic: A Black, Queer and Feminist, Mandate for Radical Movements

“For nearly a decade, Chris Jahnke has helped the Women’s Media Center elevate and amplify the voices and leadership of diverse activists at the forefront of the fight for inclusion and equality. She is a gifted teacher who helps activists be effective in media.” — Julie Burton, president, Women’s Media Center


“This book is filled with practical wisdom, exercises, and exactly the right advice to help you overcome barriers to becoming a welcome, passionate, effective speaker.”
— Gloria Steinem

In her book “The Well-Spoken Woman: Your Guide to Looking and Sounding Your Best” speech coach Chris Jahnke shares behind-the-scenes tips to help you project with confidence. Chris has 20 years of experience guiding women from all walks of life to success before audiences large and small. Learn strategies for the board room and the PTA meeting, TV studios and convention halls, YouTube and panel discussions, conferences and classrooms.

The Techniques of Successful Women: How Did She Do It? What Can I Learn From Her?

  • Present your best self like PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi
  • Project podium presence like Hillary Clinton
  • Overcome the imposter syndrome like Tina Fey
  • Advocate for a cause like Melinda Gates
  • Conquer the camera like Suzy Orman
  • Tell stories like Maya Angelou
  • Use humor like Ann Richards

The book showcases American women who use their voices to create change, ignite imaginations, coach teams to victory, and advocate for justice. Let this be the guide that helps you stop second-guessing yourself or falling short with your speaking abilities.

Filled with wisdom and practical pointers you will be able to express your ideas with confidence and earn the respect of any audience.

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Reader Reviews

“The book is full of good and practical advice that combines with real stories of real women.”

“I recommended it to my daughter who also raved about it.”

“I have just loved it.”