As you would expect, the majority of my work is of a confidential nature and I totally respect the privacy of those I work with. However when the circumstances are appropriate, some clients are happy to share their experience of working with me for which I am grateful.
Jon is a pleasure to work with, not only a ‘master of his craft’ in respect of his expertise in developing individual communication and presentational skills, but immensely personable with a great sense of humour and integrity. A number of colleagues, including myself, having worked with Jon, have been hugely impressed by his expertise and ability to get the very best out of people. He has that ability to focus on those key individual development areas that can make a real difference.
Johnson & Johnson
The ability to regard my attempts to communicate from a bird’s eye and give constructive feedback made me improve a lot. I always thought that my communication skills where quite OK, but then Jon came along and showed me a way to improve them even more. Using a trainer for giving a presentation seemed odd to me but the outcome justified every minute we spent together
OHSenior International Product Manager, Germany
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jon for a number of years. Because he’s at the top of his game with the highest professional standards and knowledge of his subject, you might expect to be a little intimidated. And yet with his warm, personable approach and desire to help wherever possible, he quickly fits in as part of your team. Put simply, he will make a big difference in a small period of time.
CEOInternational Events Company
National Australia Bank Group
Jon has tremendous creativity and flair. He is able to build on ideas, and develop solutions, that you wouldn’t ordinarily think of.
The one thing that really stays in my mind about working with Jon is the “put yourself in the shoes of the audience” principal. It applies to so much that we do, and adds real value when lived on a day-to-day basis. You coached me during the preparation of our International sales meeting where we had to present for a group of 400 peers and colleagues. To be prepared and to master the content is key to be able to perform at your best, your direction, personal aspects and tips have helped me to boost my confidence and self-esteem. This resulted in a fantastic performance I am still proud of today.
CBSales Manager, Holland
Jon has been an outstanding contributor to the Senior Leadership Team at first direct for a number of years. His passion, engagement and unique ability to identify the critical ‘you must take away’ sound bite has enabled us to fine-tune our people communication to great effect.
Chief Executivefirst direct
Jon has supported ASDA on a number of internal conferences, working closely with myself and the executive board. He has helped to craft keynote speeches and presentations, challenging us to look differently at our content in order to engage and inspire the audience. I have been impressed with his ability to build relationships quickly and tailor needs to the individual.
ASDAPresident & CEO
However massive the crisis or seemingly impossible the challenge, Jon Hammond delivers the results you hope for. I’ve watched as he transforms people with no confidence and paralysed by nerves into confident, engaging speakers. And, above all, Jon is wonderful to work with – highly professional, understanding and supportive.
Able & Cole Ltd
I was a guest speaker at a conference in Amsterdam the week after we met. Not only did my presentation go down well but it was completely different from everybody else’s. Lots of stories, lots of pictures and plenty of passion. I even referenced you by name. I took your Head, Heart, Wallet mantra and expanded it to say that it wasn’t just a great way to build rapport with an audience in a presentation but was also a blueprint for building successful business relationships in the context of collaborative partnerships. I had so much more confidence after your lecture. Thank you very much. I also don’t remember a single UMM, and I was looking out for them. What makes me chuckle, is that they have put a copy of my presentation on the conference web site as reference material….it was pretty much all pictures!
E.U. Project Conference
We had asked Jon as a moderator for a symposium on flood management. It was the final symposium to celebrate 7 years of exchange between 8 organisations from 5 different countries from North-West Europe. At this event we really wanted to communicate about the wonderful projects we had done in all the different countries, but our natural tendency was to be rather formal in our presentations and to adhere to the content of our work. When preparing for the symposium, Jon coached us to dare show our passion and our personalities during our presentations. The symposium was a complete success. We all rose above ourselves, and Jon, in his role of moderator, really established an informal and friendly atmosphere where the audience was inspired by our results. He made all the difference!
J M StamProject manager EU projects; The Netherlands
It was a great pleasure to work with you. I and my team both benefited immensely from your help in preparation for our big kick off event. The team was more confident, the messages were clearer, and the slides were cleaner. As a result, the audience was more engaged and the feedback so far has been very positive. I look forward to working with you again at the earliest opportunity.