10 reasons why Penny Haslam is a great choice to speak at your next event
As a communication expert I speak about (spoiler alert) communication and building confidence. I deliver this according to your need, so that could be a short talk, a 90-minute keynote, an interactive lunch and learn or a leaders’ half day development session. I can be on-stage, at the front of a room or on-screen, delivering remotely. The topics I'm regularly booked for are:
Communication for leaders and emerging leaders
Confident communication on camera
Confidence for teams and organisations
Personal brand visibility
Business brand visibility
As well as being a witty and incisive speaker my content has lasting impact, with many audience members telling me they're still using my ideas, tips and techniques, long after I've spoken. They get concepts that are simple to adopt and phrases that are easy to remember. Your delegates will go away with a raft of game-changing, instantly actionable, take-homes.
Here are 10 reasons why you should book me to speak at your next event, be it on-stage or on-screen:
1. Brilliant on-stage AND on-screen
My content is powerful and useful. I inspire and motivate. And I've got years of wonderful on-stage experience with audiences of many different sizes. But what sets me apart from most, is that I bring valuable on-screen experience too, for when your event is taking place remotely. Delivering great content and engaging audiences through the camera lens is in my DNA, after a long career in live television and radio broadcasting. I'm happy to take part in a screen test or on-camera audition, to show you just how great it can be.
2. I'm rated excellent by audiences
I'm told that I’m "relatable, likeable and a breath of fresh air"! Audiences consistently rate me as ‘excellent’ in their feedback, and I’m regularly referred to as the ‘highlight’ of an event, with scores of 97% satisfaction across the board. Not bad eh? See my reviews.
3. I’m funny and quick-witted
I can confidently tell you that I will have your audience laughing. Whether it’s a well-crafted story, an off the cuff remark, an interaction with an audience member, or simply a raised eyebrow, audiences are laughing. I pack a punch and we all learn much better when we're entertained, don't we?
As one audience member put it: “She’s a female Michael McIntyre who speaks to businesses”.
I work hard to get under the skin of your team, organisation or sector, so my content is bang up to date and relevant to your delegates. As a former journalist this is second nature to me – so I might ask to interview relevant people in your organisation, as well as research the latest trends and find case study examples that your audience can relate to. I’ve got an ability to hit the nail on the head and say it like it is, whether it’s in a keynote or interactive talk.
5. I’ll help promote your event
With a TV background, I’m love creating bespoke video content for you to use and share before your event. I was dubbed a top ten social media influencer by the global firm Condeco - so I’ll jump on social media, if that’s appropriate, before, during and after your event. And if there’s something that will help you promote your event internally, I’m always happy to do what I can.
6. Zero celebrity attitude
I’ve got an impressive BBC pedigree, but absolutely no ‘celebrity attitude’. I’m down to earth, polite and efficient. And I turn up early to hang out with the audience, to get to know them. And if you need it, I’ll attend receptions and dinners with the top team or sponsors and clients. Why? Because I’m not a ‘show and go’ celebrity, I put you first.
7. I’m a female speaker (shocker!)
It can sometimes be challenging to find a really good female speaker, for many reasons. We do exist, I promise you! Booking a strong, funny woman as your keynote speaker, or to deliver a talk at your event, helps diversify your line up. A no-brainer when you want to reflect your audiences. If my content isn’t right for your event on this occasion, then I can recommend a raft of other top females who speak on a range of subjects, to fit what you’re looking for.
8. Panel discussions
If a panel discussion is going to be part of what you're doing, I make an entertaining and energising panellist. It can help you get away from the danger of having a ‘manel’ (all male panel!).
9. A breeze to work with
I know you're busy as hell and the last thing you need is a speaker who’s a pain in the proverbial. So, I make your life easy with clear and responsive communication, once you’ve booked me to speak at your event. You can call me anytime and I’ll be there for meetings, rehearsals and tech checks where relevant.
10. I won't just love you and leave you