School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

Jo Darby

Jo Darby

Founder, Voice in the Room

Jo Darby is the Founder of Voice in the Room, delivering public speaking and communication training that transforms teams and individuals into confident speakers and influential leaders so they can step up and nail the meeting, presentation, or pitch with authenticity and impact.

Jo is an expert in effective communication and public speaking. Prior to establishing Voice in the Room she spent ten years practicing as a family and employment law barrister at Trinity Chambers in Newcastle. Before joining the Bar, she was a professional theatre director working for national and international companies, from Bristol Old Vic, to ATYP Sydney, Australia. Highly experienced at helping others confidently craft their message and create powerful delivery that can connect with any audience, Jo believes we all have the potential to speak with impact when it matters most.

English and Employability Event February 2018 - Jo Darby