Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
For the last 25 years, I’ve been training business people in communication.
I have degrees in Economics and Business Administration, and the training qualification Cambridge University / RSA DTEFLA.
In 1992 I began working for schools and educational trusts, where I trained groups and individuals, directed courses, developed learning materials, and carried out action research into memory and learning. I became self-employed in 2000.
I’ve since trained people in industries ranging from advertising to academia,
e-commerce to engineering, and finance to pharmaceuticals. I’ve also done consultancy work with advertising and PR agencies for new business pitches: writing the tender documents, designing the presentation, and developing the delivery. For six years I spent the summer teaching written and spoken rhetoric at Durham University (UK). This experience encouraged me to branch out into speech writing, where I’ve advised top management, CEOs and government ministers. For one of my clients, I wrote a speech for the Heiligendamm G8 Summit.
Since 2000, I’ve been running a range of seminars for presentations skills. Based on the principles of audience psychology, these seminars combine theory and practice to help presenters engage their audience: to connect, to be credible and to convince.