Jane Eden – Spoken Word Consultant

What do you do?

I help people have effective, enjoyable conversations. Conversations that allow them to connect with other people in a better way.

Why do you do it?

Lots of people don’t realise that the words we choose often evoke very specific emotional reactions. We can intend one thing and people receive another. I help people understand the responses they get, and the kinds of relationships they are likely to build by choosing some words over others. Then I help people calibrate and flex their language to give different people what they need – we all have different motivators.

What do you like to do when you’re not at work?

I’m a screenwriter. I write for film and telly. When I’m not doing that, I like to sit in the sun, eat and watch films – I’ve perfected the art of doing very little!

If you could recommend one book, what would it be?

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak – big, adult ideas in a small children’s book.

Email me: jane.eden@quietroom.co.uk