Welcome to Speaking Well in Public

Scared of public speaking – but you know you have to do it?

Whether you need to speak for leadership, management and business, performance and social occasions, education, employability or as a great new life skill, I can help.

The ancient Greeks knew a thing or two about public speaking. They recognised that an audience needs to like, trust and understand you before they’ll start listening to you.

And they knew about ‘glossophobia, or ‘tongue terror’ – the fear of public speaking.

Me too. I’m standing on stage about three quarters of the way through the first ever performance of my first solo show. And then something terrifying happens. A voice in my head starts saying ‘You can’t do this. You don’t know your lines. They don’t like you.’ I freeze, my mind goes blank – and I walk off stage.

That could have been it for me as an actor. But the next night I went on – and I did it. And the audience came back. And the next year we took the show to Edinburgh, to four star reviews.

I beat the fear – and so can you.

Now I combine my pro actor / voice artist skills with my corporate learning and development consultancy in my Confident Public Speaking training.

I’ll share the secrets actors and speakers have used for centuries to deal with nerves and develop confidence, feel, look and sound better, and deliver a great message about you and your business to any audience.

Simple, straightforward – anyone can learn, with Speaking Well In Public.

Philippa Hammond

Actor, voice artist and teacher of Confident Public Speaking

Confident public speaking and presentation skills corporate workshops, coaching programmes and private 1-1 coaching in Brighton and beyond


The benefits of Confident Public Speaking skills:

Deal with nerves and build confidence
Enhance your business, social and professional life
Improve your personal impact at meetings, conferences and networking events
Build your professional brand
Create a confident and credible lasting first impression
Capture and keep your audience’s attention
Get your message across
Win your next contract
Secure your next role or promotion
Develop your team
Improve internal communications
Improve the way the company is perceived by the outside world

Training for leadership, management and business, for education, employability, performance, work and life


Testimonials from my clients

Beginners’ courses

Our Confident Public Speaking courses will help you deal with nerves, enhance your personal and professional image and get your message across with style.

Our in house courses for beginners

Feel much better about presenting … Fantastic … I can’t wait to put it into practice … Exceeded all expectations … A great day with Philippa @TalkingSpeaking learning something different!’

[Received later:] ‘ My day with you continues to pay off. On Friday I organised a Dispute Resolution Seminar for about 60 lawyers. We had speakers from all over plus some very eminent High Court Judges. I did not even get nervous this time, after all after the National Conference with over 500 delegates, why would I?!?!’

Sharon Kay, Partner Kay & Pascoe LLP @SharonLKay

‘Philippa was great, 100 per cent focussed and her passion shone through. She was helpful and informative at all times and made everyone feel at ease … ‘

Russell Shaw, Actor

1-1 coaching

Our 1-1 coaching can prepare you for interviews, presentations, auditions, performances and speeches

‘…. I highly recommend Philippa to anyone who would like to speak confidently and well in public.”

Claire Griffin, Claire Griffin Talent Ltd

” … thank you for the help with my recent public speaking foray … I don’t think the speech could have gone better … I had some lovely comments afterwards from people I really respect, who asked how I was so calm”

Joanne Edwards, chair of Resolution

[the national family lawyers association]


Read about actor, voice artist and teacher of Confident Public Speaking

Philippa Hammond