Robin Kermode, Communications Coach

Robin Kermode, Communications Coach

Robin is a Communications Coach. Very interestingly, he has spent thirty years as an actor. He has acted in over 40 films and series. The most recent one being the very famous shows like The Crown, Iron Lady, and Close. Robin is a media commentator and an author. He is also a podcast host.

Podcast

Overview

Communication is the most important part of any individual’s personality. Effective communication can help you set an amazing first impression. It also helps one convey their message clearly and loudly without necessarily being loud! 

We often find ourselves in a sweat before big events, public meetings, speeches etc. The high adrenaline rush in our body leads to increased nervousness and panic. In such situations, we end up forgetting our actively prepared presentations. It happens to even the best of the public speakers.

A communication coach is a professional who helps clients deal with these communication issues. They help their clients sharpen their communication skills and clearly see their own potential. 

Today The Brand Called You brings you one such leading communication coach. He is an extremely renowned coach as well as an actor! We are pleased to welcome Robin Kermode.

About Robin

Robin is a Communications Coach. Very interestingly, he has spent thirty years as an actor. He has acted in over 40 films and series. The most recent one being the very famous shows like The Crown, Iron Lady and Close. Robin is a media commentator and an author. He is also a podcast host.

Discussion:

In today’s episode with Ashutosh Garg, Robin shares his journey from being an actor to taking up Coaching as a profession. 

Robin talks majorly about his role as a Communications Coach. 

“Essentially, I’m a mirror really. What I really do is brianstorm with people about how they can be better”

He shares how he has helped a number of people overcome some major communication issues. Robin also throws light on the most common communication issues people face very often. He also gives some very interesting tips to help deal stage fear, public speech nervousness etc.

“The biggest thing is nerves. People don’t like being looked at sometimes. They say I don’t like being the centre of attention. These are two of the biggest issues I would say.”

Robin talks about his acting career and also shares the story behind his book. His career has been widespread and full of amazing experiences! 

Profile

I’m an actor, author, podcaster and communications coach who works with senior leaders, individuals, teams and politicians to solve the number one issue we all face before an important meeting: nerves!
I was an actor in my former life, and have appeared in popular shows and movies such as The Iron Lady, Eastenders, The Bill and Never The Twain. I’ve realized that a lot of the lessons learned throughout my acting career can be applied in the corporate world and so over the last 15 years or so I’ve sat down face-to-face with politicians and other professionals at the top of their field, helping them overcome nerves before an on-stage speech, a boardroom meeting or even a one-to-one dialogue such as a job interview, pitch, presentation or meeting with the boss!
More recently, we’ve all moved over to video calling but the principles of communication and the jitters and butterflies we get before a meeting remain very much the same. As a result, I have developed a series of courses and a Public Speaking Masterclass all available on-demand for anyone to access and use to improve their communication skills. The courses generally look at the things that cause nerves and how to stop them as well as other aspects of our delivery such as our voice and body language.

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