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I'm a speech coach and media trainer dedicated to helping clients speak so others listen.


Lou Hampton is President and CEO of The Hampton Group, Inc., a Washington, DC-based firm specializing in media training, message development, and executive presentations and speech coaching.

In his 30-year career in public relations, Lou has had as clients senior executives of a “Who’s Who” list of international corporations, including American Express, Ford Motor Company, Marriott International, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, and Visa.

Moreover, he has advised political figures including leaders in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives, presidential candidates, Cabinet Secretaries, and foreign heads of state.

Lou is the founding president of the National Speakers Association’s Washington DC Area Chapter, the association for professional speakers in the nation’s capital.

He is co-author of the book, The Great Persuaders, and author of two audio programs, TV Talk: How to Get On a Talk Show and Be Invited Back and How to Listen Powerfully.

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