Welcome to Speaking Well in Public

Deal with nerves, build confidence, learn a vital business skill

Scared of public speaking – but you know you have to do it, if you’re going to win those brilliant opportunities?

Needing your teams to speak about your business – but you know they lack the confidence and skills to give a great message about you and what you do?

Ready to deal with nerves and build confidence, enhance personal and professional image and get your message across with style?

Welcome to Speaking Well In Public

Confident public speaking and presentation skills corporate workshops

Train the trainer corporate workshops

Private 1-1 coaching programmes

With Philippa Hammond

Brighton, Sussex, UK and beyond

Philippa Hammond

Whether you need to speak for leadership, training 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 experience in my Confident Public Speaking and Train the Trainer events.

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

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

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
  • Deliver training that causes real business change
  • Develop your team
  • Improve internal communications
  • Improve the way the company is perceived by the outside world

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

What they’re saying

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

‘…. 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]

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