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Former BBC news presenter. Award-winning speaker on confidence & world-class communication.

Confident communicators are mission critical for business success.

Penny Haslam is a top-rated, multi-award-winning motivational speaker on the topics of world-class communication and workplace confidence.

A former BBC business journalist, she regularly presented live on national television and radio in the UK. Credits include BBC Breakfast and the rolling News Channel.

Penny also enjoyed a 20-year career as an investigative reporter, presenter and senior producer for national radio stations BBC Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live.

Her training and coaching business, Bit Famous, works with leaders and managers in large organisations to help them communicate with confidence and be more visible.

She is the author of two business books: Make Yourself a Little Bit Famous - How to power up your profile and get known for what you do; and Panel Discussions - The Ultimate Guide (finalist in the UK’s Business Book of the Year Award 2023).

Penny is a TEDx speaker on The Power of Visibility for Women and was awarded Speaker of the Year by her professional body the PSA UK&I.

Talking Points

Make Yourself a Little Bit Famous

With Make Yourself a Little Bit Famous, Penny Haslam will show you how to power up your profile and get known for what you do.

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

With Make Yourself a Little More Confident, Penny Haslam breaks down the challenge of poor self-belief into a powerful, yet straightforward three-step plan.

This content is hugely entertaining, memorable and full of practical guidance for workplaces that need to find a little more confidence for their employees and their teams.

Penny had fulfilled her lifelong ambition of becoming a live TV presenter on national breakfast TV, but had a problem that no-one else could see - imposter syndrome and self-doubt, that regularly threatened to take her under.

She’s now distilled her experience of ‘displaying confidence vs. feeling confident’ - into her three steps for building self-belief for greater success.
Funny, engaging, informative and professional are how I'd best describe Penny! She was professional from start to finish and the whole process was seamless. The fact that attendees are still talking about what you said explains that our money was well spent. NWEEG

Penny Haslam absolutely lived up to her reputation! She delivered a ‘Make Yourself a Little Bit Famous’ 90-minute session for Adobe Women - and the feedback has been amazing. She's fun and engaging, she makes you think and people left with tangible actions. I highly recommend.


A true breath of fresh air. You can not help but feel better just being around Penny. An awesome addition to your event.


Penny ran an incredible 90-minute interactive session for our sales team of over 100 people. So, if your team needs a boost and plenty of practical ideas for building confidence and self-belief then I strongly recommend Penny. She was also highly entertaining!

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