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 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
“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“
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