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.
Philippa Hammond has designed a portfolio of public speaking courses for business, performance and social occasions, combining her skills and techniques as an award-winning trainer, working actor, voice artist and motivational speaker.
Philippa Hammond is a member of Actors Equity, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Chamber of Commerce.
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
How To Communicate Executive Presence: Forbes Magazine on the top three skills
“ … leadership potential is signalled through an employee’s gravitas, communication skills and appearance….”
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.
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
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
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