Speaking well in public is a core business and social skill
Improved presentation skills will enhance your standing in business, social and professional life
Training personnel in public speaking skills improves internal communications and the way the company is perceived by the outside world
For companies, our group training sessions double as team-building events
About Philippa Hammond
Philippa designs a portfolio of public speaking courses for business, performance and social occasions, combining skills and techniques as an award-winning trainer, working actor, voice artist and motivational speaker
She is a member of Actors Equity, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Chamber of Commerce
“Talking Speaking”: New book from Philippa Hammond
Currently completing the final draft of the book “Talking Speaking” – confident public speaking skills for business, performance and social occasions. Deal with nerves, develop a strong and interesting voice, support the message with confident body language … real skills for the real world.
“Reading to Children”: New CD from Philippa Hammmond
About to record the CD “Reading to Children” – learn some of the skills actors and broadcasters use to captivate attention and entertain with your reading.
News on availability and how to order the book and CD through the website to come soon.
June 17th 2013: Delivering a Confident Public Speaking Skills in-house event for the East Midlands Deanery, Nottingham
Currently preparing a bespoke Communicating with Impact course for a corporate client in Pontefract
Employability and Outplacement
Currently delivering a series of Brand ‘New You‘ seminars for business and executive audiences.
Booking an Event
Contact us to book a Public Speaking, Leadership and Management or Employability and Outplacement training event for your company or organisation:
Public and in-house corporate events and 1-1 coaching are available.
The benefits of confident public speaking skills:
- first impressions last – create a confident and credible first impression
- capture and keep your audience’s attention
- increase your personal impact and stage presence
- develop a strong, compelling voice
- use body language to support your message
- improve your personal and professional image
- get your message across
- win your next contract
- secure your next career move
- develop your team
The top three skills for executive presence
No. 1: Excellent Public Speaking
Great speaking skills were identified as the most important communication requirement. Leaders must be able to speak well with the press, in front of groups and one-on-one.
No. 2: Ability To Command A Room
Commanding a room means getting people to listen when you speak–through great speaking skills, confidence and standing tall.
No. 3: Assertiveness
Assertiveness is equally important for men and women to attain the top jobs. It means speaking up with confidence but without being confrontational.
Source: Forbes Magazine
Control stage fright
Learn the techniques used by actors to control nerves and build confidence
Develop and project your voice
Learn breathing and vocal skills for clear and authoritative speech
Engage and keep your audience’s interest
Discover how pacing, pausing and vocal variety keep your audience’s attention
Deliver that memorable message with lasting impact
Use body language, movement, eye contact and gesture to support your message
Learn professional techniques
Using microphones (including making announcements), reading from books, scripts and cue-cards, sight-reading, cold-reading and auditioning
About our Public Speaking and Presentation Skills training for business
A one-day course for beginners
A one-day course for more experienced speakers
A half-day or evening course for all levels, for business, performance and storytelling
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