What ambitious communicators can learn from Winston Churchill’s false teeth

This year’s IABC Conference “Shift #AreyouReady” asks a serious question for all of us as professional communicators. Are we really ready for what the fast and furious business world will throw at us? Our customer (internal or external) expectations will always be on the increase and being in a better position to add value every day will be our real measure of success.

Using amusing stories and insights gained from an unusual career, speaker and author Jon Hammond will be looking at how we can truly make a difference in our organizations by using a range of simple yet totally effective skills for connecting, communicating and confidence. He will also share some of his presentation and storytelling techniques that will help you to truly make an impact. Jon enjoys exploring and exploding some of the mental blockages that can stop us achieving our goals and ambitions and looks forward to sharing his energy and enthusiasm for authentic communication with you. He will also reveal a little known secret about the great orator and former prime minister of the U.K., Winston Churchill which could make all the difference to your career!

Format: Presentation
Track: Career & Future Skills

Presenter / Jon Hammond / United Kingdom had an initial ambition to be an auctioneer and so trained as a surveyor; however the opportunity arose to be a DJ in Europe. It was then a natural progression to move into broadcasting, firstly in commercial radio then for many years with the BBC. He now advises organizations and their leaders on effective ways to connect internally and externally and how to utilize the psychology of audience interaction. Despite being a “shy person in a noisy body,” Hammond has appeared in front of audiences all over the world from intimate masterclasses to over 50,000! His book Pond Life – creating the ripple effect in everything you do and say is published by Capstone. Away from work, with a firm belief in “giving back” he is deputy lieutenant for West Yorkshire (representing HM the Queen), governor York St John University, vice president of Northern Ballet and proud father and grandfather.

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