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

How-to: Beat The Fear And Speak

Article originally appeared as Beat the Fear and Speak at Philippa’s site Speaking well in Public Public speaking, interviews, acting, difficult conversations … they all have one thing in common: nerves. And for so many, the physical and emotional effects of anxiety can be overwhelming. Here’s a simple three step plan for dealing with those … Continue reading

Review: Paddington (2014)

They had better get this right, thought this under-the-bedclothes torch-lit-reading child with fond memories of the adventures of Michael Bond’s bear from Peru – and they so have… The film has PG rating, which caused some scorn on release. It’s terrific family fun, with cross dressing, innuendo, dangerous stunts and lots and lots of mess … Continue reading

How-to: Corporate Communications

Originally posted as ‘Corporate Comms‘ at Speaking Well In Public‬’s Facebook page. All businesses need to get messages across to colleagues, customers and clients. To ensure your company communications fit the bill: Know your audience. If you don’t know who they are, or what they want and need, your comms won’t speak directly to them. … Continue reading

Review: Effie Gray (2014)

Screenwriter Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility) delivers a workmanlike take on this well-known tale of a 19th century marital failure. Dakota Fanning (Twilight) takes the lead as Ruskin’s teenage bride, her perfect mellifluous English accent nailed, but her lines recited in a composed monotone and the flawless face unmarred by any real expression. Greg Wise … Continue reading

How-to: Three Great Leader Traits

Originally posted as ‘Three Great Leader Traits‘ at Speaking Well In Public‬’s Facebook page. Not all leaders are managers, and not all managers are able to lead. Leadership ability doesn’t necessarily arrive with a training course, and it’s nothing to do with age. It’s about personal credibility and charisma; that certain something that gives you … Continue reading

How-to: Personal Impact

Originally posted as ‘Personal Impact‘ at Speaking Well In Public‬’s Facebook page. Personal Impact When you stand up to speak in public, the first impression the audience have of you is visual, and it will take them those first few seconds to make up their minds about you. Because any audience needs to trust you, … Continue reading

How-to: ‘Pitch’ Perfect

Originally posted as ‘Perfect Pitch’ at Speaking Well In Public‬’s Facebook page. Perfect Pitch: A three-step approach to pitching for your next contract. Any business pitch needs to show that you’ve considered them and their needs, what you have to offer them and how great you could be together.

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Sometimes feeling like a giant episode of the late lamented Firefly, it’s fun, inventive and spectacular to look at with some marvellous CGI work and a SCRIPT. An actual honest to goodness script. Some great performances, with the standout surprise that is Dave Bautista as the endearingly heartfelt vengeance-fuelled irony-free Drax stealing the show. Recommended. … Continue reading

How-to: Core Values

Originally posted as ‘Core Values’ at Speaking Well In Public‬’s Facebook page. Look at any corporate website, and chances are you’ll find a page on Our Values. Some might dismiss the idea as new age, soft, touchy feely stuff – but values are worth exploring, establishing and promoting because they make business sense. Ideally, core … Continue reading

How-to: Risk versus Appetite

Originally posted as ‘#RiskAppetite’ at Speaking Well In Public‬’s Facebook page. How risk-averse are you – and your business? In personal and business life, risk is ever-present. Your response to risk is on a sliding scale from Averse, through Minimalist, Cautious and Open to Hungry. You might be naturally risk-averse in everything, always risk-hungry, or … Continue reading

How-to: Delivering a New Blended Learning Programme

Originally posted as Delivering a New Blended Learning Programme’ at Speaking Well In Public‬’s Facebook page. A corporate learning and development consultant’s approach, from first thoughts to first pass. Planning The client gives their initial vision for the learning and development needed, detailing what they want to achieve, their budget and timescales. I deliver an … Continue reading

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