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: Marketing the Brand ‘New You’ Part III

Originally posted as The Brand ‘New You’ at Speaking Well In Public. Actor, plumber, manager, scientist, athlete, nurse – whether you know it or like it or not, you and what you offer are a brand.You may be looking for your next employer, your next role or a higher grade, your next customer, interview or … Continue reading

Opinion: Networking and Business – Does Twitter Really Matter?

Article first appeared at Speaking Well in Public, 14 May 2014 Networking and business – does Twitter really matter? Here’s the answer. In April 2014 the BBC’s adaptation of ‪Jamaica Inn‬ attracted complaints and criticism for its sound and mumbling issues. On 22/4 I tweeted ‘BBC had 100+ complaints about Jamaica Inn sound and dialogue. … Continue reading

How-to: Ten ways trainers and speakers go wrong

Post originally appeared as Ten ways trainers and speakers go wrong at Speaking Well In Public‘s Facebook page. How-to, or in this case, how-not-to: ten ways trainers and speakers go wrong… Starting by apologising and highlighting their own faults Fixating on tiny fluffs, while ignoring or denying they do things they could improve on Not … Continue reading

How-to: Marketing the Brand ‘New You’ Part II

Originally posted as Marketing the Brand ‘New You’ at Speaking Well In Public‬’s Facebook page. In the sales world, AIDA stands for Attention, Interest, Desire and Action. The advertiser needs to grab the customer’s attention, hold interest, spark desire and spur action, in order to secure a sale [it’s not so different from dating…]. And … Continue reading

Review: The Monuments Men (2014)

Spoiler alert! During the chaos at the end of WW2 as the Russians and Americans are circling the wreck of Europe, a man with a plan collects a motley team of art experts together to help retrieve and return a continent’s mountain of looted art treasures to its rightful owners. If you’re looking for action, … Continue reading

Review: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013), Alternative Review

Spoiler alert! The classic three-act drama can be described as ‘get your hero up a tree, throw rocks at him, get him down again’. This is definitely act two, with an ominous ‘what have we done?’ at the bottom. The nearest thing you’ll get to a “previously in The Hobbit” is a quick flashback on … Continue reading

How-to: Googleability

Googleability first appeared on Pippa’s site Speaking Well in Public Speaking well in public isn’t just about what you say. What you put online will affect your personal and professional image. Be careful – everything you put out there is visible, so make sure grammar, spelling and punctuation are checked, your facts are correct and your … Continue reading

How-to: Top Public Speaking Tips

The article Top Ten Speaking Tips has been published by Business Works at Speaking well in public is a vital business and personal skill that can enhance your professional and social standing – and yet people can be more nervous of public speaking than of spiders and death. The ancient Greeks, of course, had … Continue reading

Review: Thor – The Dark World (2013)

Spoiler alert! This highly anticipated sequel to Kenneth Branagh and Joss Whedon’s 2011 Thor is great fun, looks fabulous, and is streets ahead of the recent Superman offering.… A sterling turn from Chris Hemsworth as a heroic, handsome and sincere Thor, though Natalie Portman’s beautifully blow-dried heroine Jane hasn’t much to do except get infected, … Continue reading

Opinion: The Time Travellers Box

Spent the last few days scanning ten years’ worth of pre-digital photos and memorabilia of our theatre and film-making… Edinburgh and Brighton festivals, one woman shows, cabarets, first forays into student film… Discovered a leaflet showing that our cabaret performance at one Edinburgh Fringe Sunday was compered by Frankie Boyle. With all the theatre and … Continue reading

How-to: Think + Feel + Behave = Result

Originally posted under Think + Feel + Behave = Result  at Speaking Well in Public “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t – you’re right.” Henry Ford The way you think about a situation, as in the words you use to talk about it either out loud or in your head, will … Continue reading

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