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The Art of Communication

Robin Kermode and Sian Hansen

This fun podcast series is for anyone who has to deliver a message, tell a story or speak to another human being. Robin Kermode and Sian Hansen cover all aspects of how you connect with everyone you meet - whether you're giving a speech, running a meeting or simply talking with friends. Our Communication Experts series includes experts in many different fields: TV and radio presenters, politicians, auctioneers, writers, professors, lawyers, film directors, actors, art dealers, photographers and designers etc. Everyone will be an expert in communicating with their audience in their particular medium. Robin Kermode, is an actor, best-selling author, leading Communication Coach, popular keynote speaker, body language expert and media commentator. For more information visit: www.robinkermode.com

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The Communication Expert Series: Gustav Fouche, one of London's top celebrity hairstylists
14-06-2022
The Communication Expert Series: Gustav Fouche, one of London's top celebrity hairstylists
The Communication Expert Series: Gustav Fouche, one of London's top celebrity hairstylists.In this episode, Robin talks to one of London's most sought-after celebrity hairstylists, Gustav Fauche. From his stunning salon in Notting Hill, he's created looks for red-carpet events, TV commercials, and magazine covers. As well as looking after actors like Kate Hudson, singers like LeAnn Rimes ... and ordinary people like Robin! How much does hair affect our confidence? How can we deal with a bad hair day, especially if we have a hot date? And what should we do with our hair when we go for an important job interview? These and other questions are answered in this fun episode.
The Communication Expert Series: Gustav Fouche, one of London's top celebrity hairstylists
14-06-2022
The Communication Expert Series: Gustav Fouche, one of London's top celebrity hairstylists
The Communication Expert Series: Gustav Fouche, one of London's top celebrity hairstylists.In this episode, Robin talks to one of London's most sought-after celebrity hairstylists, Gustav Fauche. From his stunning salon in Notting Hill, he's created looks for red-carpet events, TV commercials, and magazine covers. As well as looking after actors like Kate Hudson, singers like LeAnn Rimes ... and ordinary people like Robin! How much does hair affect our confidence? How can we deal with a bad hair day, especially if we have a hot date? And what should we do with our hair when we go for an important job interview? These and other questions are answered in this fun episode.
Going Blank
20-05-2022
Going Blank
Going blank. What happens when you're giving a speech or going for a job interview and your mind goes blank? It's a horrible feeling. You can't even remember your own name! How can we prepare ourselves so this doesn't happen and how do we deal with it when it does? Join Robin Kermode and Sian Hansen as they discuss these and other questions in another fun episode.
Difficult Conversations
21-04-2022
Difficult Conversations
Difficult Conversations.We all have to have them. Most of us dread them and some of us put them off. How can we make them less difficult and less awkward? Robin Kermode and Sian Hansen answer these and other 'difficult' questions. The conclusion? More voice, less emoji! Join them for another fun episode.
Successful Job Interviews
07-01-2022
Successful Job Interviews
Successful Job Interviews.In this episode, we look at how to be successful at a job interview. What should we say? Or not say? And how should we say it? How do we sell ourselves without looking desperate?  How can we stay calm and relaxed? And can anyone become a successful interviewee? Robin Kermode and Sian Hansen answer these and other questions. Join them for another fun episode.
The Power of Storytelling
29-10-2021
The Power of Storytelling
The Power of Storytelling.In this episode, we look at storytelling. Why do we love stories and why do they help make our messages more memorable?  What's the best way to tell a story? Is there a magic formula? And can anyone tell a story? Robin Kermode and Sian Hansen answer these and other questions. Join them for another fun episode.
Random Acts of Kindness
20-09-2021
Random Acts of Kindness
Random Acts of Kindness.In this episode, we look at why kindness, and especially random acts of kindness, help us connect with other human beings and communicate successfully with them. What can leaders do to build a 'kinder' culture?  Is kindness important and relevant for companies at this time? Robin Kermode and Sian Hansen answer these and other questions. Join them for this heartwarming episode.
The Communication Expert Series: Josh Salzmann, legendary fitness guru and founder of Super A.
15-07-2021
The Communication Expert Series: Josh Salzmann, legendary fitness guru and founder of Super A.
The Communication Expert Series: Josh Salzmann, legendary fitness guru and founder of Super A. Robin Kermode talks to Josh Salzmann, legendary fitness guru. Josh has been a fitness instructor for over 40 years. He is a published author and popular media commentator working with senior executives and leading entrepreneurs, members of the Royal family, sports personalities and actors such as Sir Kenneth Branagh, Kate Winslet, Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson, Pierce Brosnan. Together with John Cleese, Sir Paul McCartney and ... me! He is co-founder of Super A (supera.uk)
Wedding Speeches
14-05-2021
Wedding Speeches
Wedding Speeches.Whether you're speaking at a wedding in person or remotely via Zoom, you probably want your speech to be emotional and you might want it to be funny, but you definitely don't want it to ruin the big day. So how can you make sure your speech lands well with the happy couple and goes down a treat? Join Robin Kermode and Sian Hansen for this special edition of The Art of Communication podcast on Wedding Speeches.
How to tell a joke
15-04-2021
How to tell a joke
How to tell a joke.Can anyone be funny? What about timing?  What if no one laughs?! When should you tell a joke? Should you laugh at your own jokes?! Is it best to tell jokes or funny stories?  In this episode, we take a look at how to tell jokes and funny stories. Join Robin Kermode and Sian Hansen for this fun episode.
Adapting your Style
21-03-2021
Adapting your Style
Adapting your Style. Communication has dramatically adapted over the last year. How can we take advantage of this to make sure that our message lands with every audience, every time? Why might we need to adapt our communication style anyway? In which circumstances? In which ways? And how? In this episode, Robin Kermode and Sian Hansen discuss the subtleties of adapting your style.
What is Confidence?
12-02-2021
What is Confidence?
What is Confidence?Almost all of us will feel a lack of confidence at some stage in our lives. It's a real and very human worry.  Animals don't seem to have this doubt. It's unlikely that a leopard gets up in the morning asking, 'Am I a good leopard or a bad leopard?' Unless they sense an immediate threat, they just go, 'I'm a leopard!' Join us for this fun episode where we discuss what confidence looks and sounds like from a human point of view. And how we can start to build our confidence - even when we might not totally feel it?!
The Communication Expert Series: The Very Rev. Peter Elliott, former Rector of Christ Church Cathedral and Dean of New Westminster
18-01-2021
The Communication Expert Series: The Very Rev. Peter Elliott, former Rector of Christ Church Cathedral and Dean of New Westminster
The Communication Expert Series: The Very Rev. Peter Elliott, former Rector of Christ Church Cathedral and Dean of New Westminster.In this episode, Robin Kermode talks with The Very Rev. Peter Elliott, former Rector of Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver and Dean of New Westminster in the Anglican Church of Canada. Peter is a wonderful speaker and he shares his thoughts about confidence, engaging an audience, and how to speak with authenticity and humanity.
Pitch Perfect
06-01-2021
Pitch Perfect
Pitch Perfect.  How you can make a pitch work for you so that it lands with your audience, every time - whether you are speaking face to face or via video conference? It's about the structure and the delivery. It's about making your client or your customer feel important. And it starts by making your pitch 'not sound like a pitch'!
The Communication Expert Series: Gitikka Ganju Dhar, India's most awarded live event host
11-11-2020
The Communication Expert Series: Gitikka Ganju Dhar, India's most awarded live event host
The Communication Expert Series: Gitikka Ganju Dhar, India's most awarded live event host.In this episode, Robin Kermode talks with Gitikka Ganju Dhar, India’s most awarded TV and live event host. She’s an actor, orator, TV Anchor, Moderator, Voice Over artist, Live events MC, and now India’s most in-demand Virtual MC.  She has shared platforms with Prime Ministers and Heads of State, she has received the Best TV Host for her award-winning TV cookery show and has hosted literally thousands of live events across the globe. Her awards include Live Artist of the Decade at the WOW Awards Asia, Best Live Host India, Best Female Anchor India and has been named by India Today as one of the top 100 Nation Builders in India.
Sell by not selling
04-10-2020
Sell by not selling
Sell by not selling.  No-one likes being 'sold' to. In this episode, we look at how to sell without selling. Or rather how to sell without looking like we're selling. We should always be helping someone solve a need or a problem they have. That way we ask questions, we build trust and we sell without selling.
The Communication Expert Series: Joanna Trollope CBE, Best Selling Author
19-09-2020
The Communication Expert Series: Joanna Trollope CBE, Best Selling Author
The Communication Expert Series: Joanna Trollope CBE, Best Selling Author.Robin Kermode talks to best selling author Joanna Trollope CBE. She’s written 22 contemporary novels, 11 historical novels and an edited collection of poetry. Four of her novels became TV series. She has been translated into over 20 languages, sold almost 9 million books and was awarded the OBE in ‘96 and the CBE last year.
The Communication Expert Series: Philip Mould OBE, Art Expert and BBC TV presenter
29-08-2020
The Communication Expert Series: Philip Mould OBE, Art Expert and BBC TV presenter
The Communication Expert Series: Philip Mould OBE, Art Expert and BBC TV presenter.Robin Kermode speaks with art expert and BBC broadcaster, Philip Mould OBE. His TV series, Fake or Fortune, is the BBC's most-watched arts programme. He talks about how art communicates to him and how he communicates art on the world stage.
The Communication Expert Series: JoAnne Good, Award Winning BBC Radio Presenter
05-07-2020
The Communication Expert Series: JoAnne Good, Award Winning BBC Radio Presenter
The Communication Expert Series: JoAnne Good, Award Winning BBC Radio Presenter.  Robin Kermode talks to JoAnne Good, award winning BBC Radio presenter, about how you connect and communicate on the radio. This is part of our Communication Expert series.
The Human Voice
12-05-2020
The Human Voice
The Human Voice.  Many people say they don't like to sound of their own voice. They wish it was stronger, deeper and had more impact. We all can learn to develop our voice in just one week. Here Robin gives us some simple tips to make a real difference to our voice.
How to Ace a Video Call
31-03-2020
How to Ace a Video Call
How to Ace a Video Call.   Many of us will be working from home and might well be using video conferencing for the first time. Here, Robin Kermode and Sian Hansen discuss how to ace a video call. It might well be a new skill for us but if we're going to have to use this medium to communicate - let's try to be really good at it!