More trainer tales

I’ve had some incredible experiences as a trainer and coach!

A starlight trip into the Yemeni desert by jeep

A stay at a spare palace with gold plated escalators in Brunei

A riverboat trip through the Ukrainian countryside and exploring the glorious gold domed churches of Kyiv

Visits to the underground water cistern and covered bazaar of Istanbul

Delivering workshops in the former German railway headquarters in Cologne in a room called Zeppelin

Eating flaming fruit in a restaurant in a ruined hotel in Gabon

A trainee in Jersey explaining the reason he was late back from lunch – he’d taken off his watch to wade out to check his lobster pots and had lost track of the time

Looking forward to the next adventure

Philippa Hammond

Is the ‘corporate trainer’ obsolete?

I used to be a member of a full-time training unit, with L&D manager and admin team.

Since then I’ve worked a variety of contracts with organisations that no longer maintain an L&D unit.

Instead, they engage associates, contractors or outside events to deliver their training needs.

I don’t own a car any more but I’ll rent a small or larger car or a van depending on what’s needed when, and return it to the rental company. It feels like organisations are more likely to ‘rent and return’ a trainer for particular jobs now.

The huge change is that now there’s a wealth of online DIY learning opportunities – videos, podcasts instruction manuals and ebooks, webinars etc.

And subject matter experts (who, if they’re lucky, will get a train the trainer course) may be tasked with passing on their knowledge to their peers.

So are corporate trainers obsolete – or the concept of the trainer as full-time employee?

Will we all eventually be freelancers?

Philippa Hammond

Masterclass: Zoom-Confident

How to feel, look and sound your best on Zoom calls with Speaking Well In Public.

Do you feel you look and sound awkward on Zoom?

Would you love to look and sound great on Zoom?

Beat nerves, feel, look and sound your best and grab those opportunities with me this July!

My new group Masterclass: Zoom-Confident is open for registration.

What’s it all about?

Group training for nervous Zoomers and anyone who’d like to get better at it.

Zoom? Back in March 2020, I’d never even heard of it.

Now? During lockdown I swept all my training, coaching and performance work online, and now offer face to face, 1-1 and remote training and coaching services.

And I learned so much observing how people present themselves to their audiences.

Here’s a secret – anyone can make easy little tweaks to hugely improve their personal and professional Zoom impact.

It doesn’t matter if it’s an online 1-1, a small group or a very big audience – the same principles apply.

Who’s it for?

Nervous Zoomers

Anyone who’d like to get better at it

Boost your Zoom impact at online meetings, coaching and training sessions, interviews and business presentations

What will we learn?

🌟Beat nerves and build confidence

🌟Tips on positioning your device for best impact and making your available light work for you – without buying expensive kit

🌟Develop your professional body language so you’ll look your best to your screen audiences

🌟Develop your professional voice with some insider tips and techniques used by actors, trainers and professional speakers

🌟Deliver a great message about you and what you do

Come into the Zoom Room and join the conversation

How we’ll do it

👏1 x one-hour group Zoom session delivered live on a Wednesday lunch-and-learn

👏The chance to learn and practice with like minded people

👏Honest, respectful constructive feedback in a safe, small group online space

What they’re saying

‘I came away feeling like I could conquer anything’ Danielle Evans, Miss Brighton 2021

‘A massive confidence boost’ James Clammer, author and Carnegie medal nominee

‘It’s life-changing to have the confidence and know-how to speak well in public’ Corinne Card, co-founder Full Story Media, trainer, speaker, digital PR

All welcome

Dates

Next Session: Wednesday July 20th 12-1pm BST

Fee: £25

Contact and bookings

Philippa Hammond

1-1 Confident Public Speaking training and coaching

‘I came away feeling like I could conquer anything’

Danielle Evans, Miss Brighton 2021


‘You have taught me more in 3 hours than I have learnt in the last 2 years’

Nigel Bowcock, Director Acre Landcapes Ltd


‘Highly recommended’

Issac Theophilos, author of the Amazon bestseller book ‘How To Get Outstanding.’


You were a great help to me’

Elvira Gabos, Southern Water, Water Industry Award winner 2019


A massive confidence boost’

James Clammer, author and Carnegie medal nominee


An experience that just kept giving!’

James Stalley, founding director Pure Choice Partnership


Philippa was so easy to work with’

Stephanie Cronin, founder/owner Summers Photography


Philippa offers excellent, practical advice in a friendly manner’

Cathal McCabe, solicitor, Sherrards Employment Law Solicitors


Equipping you with the necessary skills to conquer public speaking’

Rachel Nicholas, solicitor, Sherrards Employment Law Solicitors


It’s life-changing to have the confidence and know-how to speak well in public’

Corinne Card, co-founder Full Story Media, trainer, speaker, digital PR


‘Philippa’s training has made an enormous difference to all aspects of my public speaking’

Deborah Kempson Wren, Managing Ourselves leadership coaching


I cannot speak highly enough of Philippa’s talent to bring out the best authentic ‘you’’

Paula Gander, holistic therapist, owner Rejuvenate Naturally


‘Philippa is a fantastic coach’

Colm Mckee, director at CMK Planning


‘Lots of useful tips and advice … gave me greater confidence’

Harry Sherrard, company director, Sherrards Employment Law Solicitors


‘Gave me the confidence to hone my message and present it clearly’

Samantha Wilding, public affairs & stakeholder engagement Lead, B&CE


‘My public speaking performance and gravitas were greatly improved’

Colum Dain, Bank of America


‘Tailor-made tips to help you improve your public speaking and presentation skills’

Feras Alkabani, University of Sussex


‘She really took the ‘nasty fearful’ part out of public speaking and provided tools to help succeed at it’

Ashley Walters


‘I came away with practical tips on how I can continue to improve my delivery of presentations, workshops and panel discussions’

Sarah Juckes, children’s author and content creator at Jericho Writers


‘Expert input to help improve my public speaking skills in front of large groups.’

Claire Griffin, IG Smart Ltd Business Development


For some more in-depth recommendations, see my LinkedIn profile

Networking events


My business networking events attendees say:


‘Brilliant morning … a great presentation on Polish Your Pitch’

Lyndsey Segal, Heads Up Coaching


A wonderful exercise in communicating about you and your business!!’

Evelyn Day, Brighton and Hove Businesswomen


Brilliant Presentation by Philippa Hammond @TalkingSpeaking, thoroughly enjoyable and informative…. Thank you !!!!’

City Business Skills
[I was keynote speaker at the Brighton City Business Club’s breakfast networking event]


 

Silence the critics

Are you getting critical feedback about your public speaking? It can really tank your confidence!

Are you getting critical feedback about your public speaking? It can really tank your confidence!

I had my own crack-and-break moment in front of an audience way back when – and I use my bad experience and my solutions  now to help my clients feel, look and sound better when they stand up to speak.

Three quick tips to help you make a great impression:

🌟If you’re planning a PowerPoint, remove as much text as possible and replace with pictures. We respond to images plus the spoken word, and that combination will help your message land well.

🌟Consider your posture, hands, feet, eye contact, smiles … how you choose to look to the audience will help them feel comfortable with you.

🌟Slow down. We all speed up when we’re nervous, which makes it harder for audiences to follow along. A slower more measured pace helps them understand and trust you.

✋What’s your biggest worry around public speaking?

🤗I’m here.


Philippa x
Confident Public Speaking skills for leadership, management and business

What’s your story?

How did you come to do the thing you love to do now?

How did you come to do the thing you love to do now? I’m on an interesting journey and I bet you are, too.

The first half of my Civil Service life, I was an immigration officer, working shifts on the control at Gatwick.

I most enjoyed passport forgery detection – and one day, a colleague invited me to assist him in a presentation to new trainees, showing examples and chatting about forgery and counterfeiting. This led to travelling abroad to train airline staff. And I was hooked.

In parallel, my partner and I were also involved in the Brighton and Edinburgh theatre scene, creating and performing shows.

Then the big leap – I joined the newly expanding training unit at Gatwick in response to a huge recruitment drive.

One Certificate in L&D Practice later, I was now a full time L&D officer, learning my trade with daily practice.

Down in Brighton, we were now involved in film making, too.

And when the offer of an attractive redundancy package was made – I took it.

Now? Everything combines. 

I blend my acting, voice and screen experience with my corporate training, coaching and leadership skills to train Confident Public Speaking, Train the Trainer, Leadership and Employability skills for business.

What’s your story?

Philippa x

How do you talk about – you?

What’s your key skillset? Whatever your field, there’ll be something essential, central to your practice.

What’s your key skillset? Whatever your field, there’ll be something essential, central to your practice. How do you describe yours?

I believe it’s possible to be both heart- and business-centred. The people and their needs will always be at the heart of my practice, with the business goals at its head.

As a trainer/coach, I see learning and development as a four sided diamond, all about quality and clarity:

💠Audience learning, development and performance needs analysis

💠Designing, writing and creating content and supporting materials to deliver new knowledge, develop new skills and encourage new mindsets

💠Hands on delivery, whether in person or online, with a wide variety of delivery methods

💠Kirkpatrick-style evaluation, focussing on their reaction, learning, behaviour and results.

It’s all about triggering (and crucially, supporting) a permanent change in behaviour that achieves the organisation’s goals.

How do you describe you and what you do?

Philippa x