Join Chris Webb (@WorldWebb) and Helen Armitage (@HelenArmitage16) from the Careers and Employability Service at Sheffield Hallam University (@SheffHallamUni) for another foray into the world of work, as told by Covid-19.

This week, we welcome Peter Hopwood, Global Speaker Coach, TedX Coach and MC, to the (virtual) booth, where we discuss how the global speaking circuit has adapted to online delivery, address some of the key misconceptions about confidence in public speaking and look ahead to what the next normal might look like for professional speakers like Peter once restrictions ease and the choice between online, physical and hybrid events becomes a reality. 

Further Reading/Listening:

Hypnotic Language Hacks Podcast - Jason Linett 

Business of Story Podcast - Park Howell

The Mindset School Podcast

Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) - Covid & Brexit could see UK manufacturers bringing it all back home 

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Our Presenters:

Helen Armitage - A Senior Employability Adviser for the College of Social Sciences and Arts at Sheffield Hallam University. Helen leads on the Hallam Career Mentoring Scheme and primarily supports the department of Art and Design with in-curriculum careers delivery.

Chris Webb - An Employability Adviser at Sheffield Hallam University, Chris supports the Gradvantage programme for final year students and graduates, as well as collaborating with the College of Business, Technology and Engineering on in-curriculum careers delivery.

Our Guest:

Peter Hopwood - Peter travels the globe (now virtually) helping people tell clearer stories with stronger impact, bringing more value, clarity and engagement to their ideas. He helps executives and entrepreneurs develop their speaking style in front of a crowd or online, gain investment and persuade with impact.

From Dubai to Amsterdam, Shanghai to Berlin, Peter’s workshops and coaching skills are in high demand across global digital, entrepreneurship and business scenes.

Equally, as an internationally experienced live events MC, Peter has developed an extensive global portfolio of shaping some of the strongest tech events on the planet.

He loves to be kept on his toes wearing many hats – mentor, coach, presenter and voice-over talent.

London born, Peter has worked in 28 countries and lived in 7 - he is now based in Croatia.

If you are interested in any of the discussion points raised in this podcast or have suggestions for future podcast episodes or guest speakers, please contact Chris or Helen on LinkedIn!

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