Philippa Hammond

Speaking Well In Public offers a portfolio of public speaking courses for business, performance and social occasions designed and developed by Philippa Hammond, combining her skills and techniques as an award-winning trainer, working actor and voice artist. Philippa is a member of Equity and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Philippa Hammond has written 76 posts for Everything Express

Opinion: Top Ten Commuter Crimes

Oh yes, I’ve got a little list. The Brighton – Wimbledon morning commute has thrown up ten classic hates that I think we can all relate to. In no particular order: Lunatic luggage wielders – enormous indiscriminately violent backpack bludgeoners and pilots of gigantic suitcases the size of a wardrobe … Get off! Spend two … Continue reading

How-to: Engage or Enrage? Powerpoints to Remember

Originally posted Sep 18, 2014 via LinkedIn Pulse – Engage or Enrage? Powerpoints to Remember. “Power-Point is only a glorified slide-show; the point of power in the room should be the speaker.” Thomas Everchild Powerpoint for presentations, briefings, speeches, pitches … friend or foe? The pros and cons, and how to get the best out … Continue reading

Review: A Little Chaos (2015)

Madame de Barra is a curiosity – a widowed woman gardener in seventeenth century France with the drive to make her visions a reality. When the unhappy gardening genius le Notre engages her to create a cutting-edge new al fresco ballroom for the King, it’s fairly obvious how it will all end. Directed by, co-written … Continue reading

How-to: Top Ten Tips for Public Speaking

Pippa’s Top Ten Tips – but since it’s you, twelve – for Confident Public Speaking was originally posted at Speaking Well in Public. Public speaking? Presentation? Nerves?  master class coming up! My advice for dealing with most common worries & fears, & building confidence.

How-to: The Elevator Pitch – ten top tips

Article originally appeared as The elevator pitch – ten top tips  at Philippa’s site Speaking well in Public The elevator pitch: Your fascinating, graceful and – above all – short answer to ‘and what do you do?’ My top ten tips for creating and using an effective elevator pitch for business and social introductions:

How-to: Survive a fashion show

Article originally appeared as How-to: Survive a fashion show at Philippa’s site Speaking well in Public Appearing in a fashion show may not involve speaking – but it’s still a performance for an audience who want to be intrigued. Here’s how to make the most of a great opportunity to shine, often in a good … Continue reading

Review: Jupiter Ascending (2015)

Jupiter Ascending is the latest extravaganza from the Wachowskis – spoiler alert! Mila Kunis’ (Ted) Jupiter Jones leads a hated poverty-trap life cleaning other people’s loos with her Russian immigrant family in Chicago. A chance decision to sell her own eggs to an alien-infested fertility clinic lands her into the chaotic realisation that she has … Continue reading

How-to: Post-It Notes

Article originally appeared as Post-IT Notes at Philippa’s site Speaking well in Public Training, facilitation, meetings, planning, designing, writing, games, memos, messages, even paper sculpture … from postage stamp to flip chart size, like so many of the best ideas, the Post-It note is staggeringly simple – and yet its uses seem to be limitless. … Continue reading

How-to: Rehearse the Team Pitch

Article originally appeared as How to rehearse the team pitch at Philippa’s site Speaking well in Public You’ve attended the meetings, created the PowerPoint, written your part and said it to yourself in the shower… but sooner or later you’re going to have to get up and rehearse it with the team. And standing up … Continue reading

How-to: Three tips for the best man’s speech

Article originally appeared as Three tips for the best man’s speech at Philippa’s site Speaking well in Public If you’ve been faced with making the best man’s speech at your best mate’s wedding – you may be feeling a bit nervous. It’s natural; there’s a lot of expectation with the job, and you want to … Continue reading

How-to: facilitate a public meeting

Article originally appeared as How to facilitate a public meeting at Philippa’s site Speaking well in Public Public meetings tend to happen because something’s gone wrong. They can be volatile and difficult to get right, as people want to know what’s happening and emotions can run high. As the facilitator, your role is to stay … Continue reading

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