Penny Haslam – Keynote Speaker

Former BBC Breakfast and rolling News Channel business presenter. Founder and Managing Director of Bit Famous, training and coaching.

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Specialist Subjects

  • Make Yourself a Little Bit Famous
  • Make Yourself a Little More Confident
  • Make Yourself a Little Less Nervous
  • And Now, The Business News...
  • Your personal brand profile
  • Visible leaders
  • Communicate with confidence
  • Impact and influence at work
  • Self-belief for success at work


  • English


Penny Haslam is a former business journalist having enjoyed a 20-year career on the national media in the UK. She was a regular presenter on BBC Breakfast, the News Channel, Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live. She has also reported for Panorama and The One Show.

She is now an award-winning motivational speaker, who inspires and entertains. A popular choice for business and employee events, her content focuses on Communication and Confidence. Penny’s talks are packed with relatable stories, sector specific insight and hugely practical take-homes.

As well as speaking at events, Penny works with leaders and emerging talent in some of the world’s largest organisations – through training, coaching and with the Make Yourself a Little Bit Famous® programme to increase the visibility of women in leadership.

Among her long client list are Google, Dell, NatWest, Silicon Valley Bank, EY and Adobe.

Penny is the author of two business books, Make Yourself a Little Bit Famous and Panel Discussions – The Ultimate Guide.

And she is a TEDx speaker on The Power of Visibility for Women, and has been awarded UK Speaker of the Year by her professional association the PSA. In 2018, Penny was named by Condeco as a top ten social media influencer.

Popular Talks by Penny Haslam

Make Yourself a Little Bit Famous

Unless you want to be a best-kept secret, the importance of getting exposure for what you do cannot be understated. Penny provokes thinking and urges action by showing audiences how to power up their personal brand profile and communicate with impact, so they can enjoy greater influence and engagement among the people that matter to them – colleagues, clients, candidates, suppliers, stakeholders, the wider sector and even policy makers. This upbeat and entertaining session is for those who want to progress their career, develop their leadership role, raise brand awareness, build relationships and networks.

Make Yourself a Little More Confident

Penny had fulfilled her lifelong ambition of becoming a live TV presenter, but she had a problem that no-one else could see – imposter syndrome and a lack of self-assuredness, that regularly threatened to take her under. Penny has now distilled her experience into three steps that helps audience members build their confidence – so they can navigate the future, ride out uncertainty and set a course for personal and organisational success. Her talk is hugely entertaining, memorable and full of practical guidance for anyone who would like a little more confidence.

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