Presentation Skills Training
Deborah read the news on the BBC for over 12 years so uses her extensive experience in journalism and broadcasting to help people improve their clarity and impact. She has a highly interactive and inspirational style, which is transferred to delegates, encouraging them to light up a room. Deborah coaches individuals and teams in the art of crafting key messages to make them unforgettable, as well as revealing how to create impact using theatrical techniques and psychology to influence and persuade audiences.
Feedback is personally tailored and is thorough, constructive and confidence building.
“the clarity and effervescence of Deborah’s style was like a breath of fresh air!”
David Poole, MoneySupermarket.com
“It was delivered by a real expert in their field who has a tremendous
amount of experience, giving valuable insights and tips; rather than
someone who has dabbled for a while in the field and then professes to be
an expert trainer’.
Andy Williams, Legal Director, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
Most popular courses:
Inspirational Communications: Presenting with Style and Confidence view agenda
An advanced presentations skills course for people who make formal presentations to larger groups and at conferences.
Delegate comments: “energy, flair, depth of knowledge” “inspirational” “energizing” “I can’t believe how much I’ve achieved” “we were carried away by the trainer’s enthusiasm”
6 delegates max
Delegates will be required to prepare a 3’ business presentation in advance
Presenting Yourself, Representing Your Company view agenda
This course is particularly suitable for people who may or may not make formal presentations but who nevertheless are representing their organisations throughout the business day and wish to enhance their personal impact.
“Delegate feedback is consistently excellent eg ‘terrific and thought-provoking’, ‘inspirational’, ‘dynamic’
Tony Gregory, MD Insurance Market Conferences
6 delegates max
No advance preparation required
Through the Glass Ceiling: Presentation Skills for the Successful Business Woman view agenda
A gender diverse board is good for business but how do you encourage women within your company to take on more senior roles? This course is designed specifically to ensure talented and capable women get heard and noticed, giving them more confidence in taking leadership positions.
"The sessions are incredibly practical and relevant to the working world. We have seen immediate results when it comes to increased confidence and empowerment in our senior female staff".
Ruth Mitchell, HR Director, BMS
6 delegates max
No advance preparation required
As a coach, Deborah’s style is highly interactive and encouraging, but equally sensitive and reflective when required. She likes to establish what you are already doing brilliantly and then develop your natural strengths and talents so your confidence has solid foundations. Programmes are individually tailored from elements described in the courses above, including how to influence and persuade audiences towards a change of mindset or even behaviour.
Ultimately, you become more authoritative and with a high level of personal engagement. In so doing, you will discover not just how to communicate more effectively, and light up the room, but also how to be an inspirational leader and progress in your career. Deborah is a coach on the Civil Service Learning Panel working with senior executives across the Civil Service eg Dept of Work & Pensions, Rural Payments Agency, Ministry of Justice
“Deborah is a fantastic coach. She worked on my presentation skills and really took them to the next level”.
Kalpesh Brahmbhatt, Casework Director, Ofwat
(Developing Effective Teams management training programme) “has been one of the most effective personal development opportunities we’ve encountered”.
Stephanie Willbond-Hill, Professional Standards Manager, Miles Smith.
Media Training view agenda
The days of ignoring the question and just banging out the message are long since gone. Deborah will show you how it is so much more effective to pick up on the tone of a question, answer it succinctly and then bring in your message in a way that is authoritative, warm and memorable.
“Deborah always succeeds in transforming good but imperfect public speakers into brilliant media communicators. She is a jewel for us”.
Prof. Paul-Henri Lambert, University of Geneva
Director ADVAC: WHO/Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation initiative to vaccinate the world‘s poor
“I have never laughed so much nor learned so much in any lecture”.
Delegate from ADVAC 2015
Half day lecture for unlimited numbers or individual coaching
Presentation & Media Skills Clients
CEOs/Board members: the Football Association, Serco, King’s College Hospital, Barclaycard, Ofcom, Clifford Chance, Lloyd’s Market Association (the LMA), Montpelier, Amino, Newton Europe, General Optical Council and Music Sales (Adele’s publishers).
Health: Associate of The King’s Fund, helping to design and run training courses to develop inspirational communication skills for senior leaders in the NHS, inc communications modules for 150 NHS graduate trainees in 2012 & 2013. See International below
Public Sector: Coach on Civil Service Learning panel, Dept of Work & Pensions, Ministry of Justice, Rural Payments Agency, Dept for Business Innovation & Skills, Home Office, HM Treasury, Dept. of Health, prospective parliamentary candidates for Liberal Democrats, Age UK Essex, Durham Business School, London Business School, Ofcom’s media trainer since 2008
Insurance & Law: market related courses in presentation skills for many lawyers, Lloyd’s brokers & underwriters – Barlow Lyde & Gilbert, Charles Russell Speechlys, Eversheds, Besso, BMS, JLT, Montpelier, Miller, Newline, Novae, Talbot, UIB, and the LMA. Developing Effective Teams management skills training for Miles Smith.
Conference chair for Liability Underwriters Group and the Professional Indemnity Forum (since 1994).
Technology: Amino, CommScope, Access Technology Group, Johnson Matthey, BT, MoneySupermarket.com, SecureData, Pulsant, Clearswift
International: Avis, Budget, European Southern Observatory, DB Apparel (Wonderbra and Elbeo), Ficosa, European Centre for Disease Control spanning 20 years (inc Caribbean equivalent CAREC and 12 years as media trainer for EPIET - European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training), World Health Organisation supporting Vaccination Week in Europe 2014, Sanofi Pasteur and media training for Merck to support global rollout of their Gardasil HPV vaccine.
Media consultant on Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's programme to vaccinate world's poor (since 2000).
Deborah regularly donates her time to:
- sixth formers at schools throughout Hounslow (via Business Link)
- former prisoners (Only Connect)
- people with a history of substance abuse who are now clean and trying to secure work (Service Users Drug Rehabilitation Group)
- disadvantaged young people (London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea’s Media Prospects programme)