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Serious about taking your personal impact to a new level?

Got a 'reputation-critical' presentation to deliver?

Wanting to establish your credibility more effectively?

Had enough of feeling nervous, every time you have to stand up and speak?

Come and spend a morning with international, award-winning speaker, Simon Bucknall - Finalist in the 2017 World Championship of Public Speaking.

You may be...

  • Highly-experienced and looking to fine tune your skills

  • Freshly promoted and needing practical influencing skills for your new role

  • Struggling with anxiety when you have to step up and speak

  • Wanting to be more impactful in your all-round communication

"In helping us prepare for a series of investor-critical presentations... Simon made a significant and permanent difference to our people's effectiveness as speakers."

[Nic Humphries, Senior Partner, HgCapital, July 2017]

Gain proven, practical tips and approaches enabling you to...

  • Manage nerves (and project confidence) when speaking under pressure

  • Achieve impact EARLY - in presentations, meetings and interviews

  • Reduce/eliminate filler words

  • Cut out 'rambling' (and take effective action whenever you find yourself doing so)

  • Achieve a greater level of sustained engagement with listeners

  • Prepare presentations MUCH more efficiently and time effectively

  • Handle challenging individuals during Q&A with greater authority - while staying polite

  • Bring your ideas to life through storytelling, even if seemingly dry/technical

  • Communicate with greater confidence and impact in a 2nd/3rd language

  • And more!

Rest assured, Simon has done his 10,000 hours in public speaking - and then some.

  • A full-time speaker, coach and facilitator since 2008

  • First won the GB & Ireland Public Speaking Championship in 2006

  • Placed 2nd out of 30,000+ speakers in the Final of the 2017 World Championship of Public Speaking

  • Deep experience helping tens of thousands of professionals to achieve greater impact in business presentations, pitches, meetings and interviews

  • Diverse expertise serving clients from 100+ countries and across all sectors, including financial services, engineering, technology, consulting, FMCG, manufacturing, politics, academia, the charity sector, social enterprise, policing, education plus the occasional prison.

  • An international keynote speaker and coach, who has addressed audiences in 20 countries, including the USA, the UAE, India, Japan, Pakistan, Ukraine and across Europe.

Simon Bucknall

A short message from Simon...

"I never planned on a career as a professional speaker and coach - who does?

"I can still remember making a mess of a speech in my first job back in May 2001. Sixteen years on, so much has changed - it's bonkers. This Masterclass in High Impact Speaking distils the most important tips, insights and techniques that made the difference for me on that journey.

"During our morning together, we'll look at tried and tested techniques which I've seen transform the impact achieved by thousands of professionals I've helped over the past decade - from FTSE 100 executives to leaders in the charity sector, from business school professors to teenagers in schools, from government ministers to refugees and more!

"The content of this session isn't taken from a text book. It's from first-hand experience of what works.

"You can see what some clients have to say in the comments below this message.


  • High impact speaking is a SKILL not a gift - seriously

  • Simple, practical changes PROFOUNDLY change your ability to achieve impact as a speaker

"So, come and join me for a morning. You'll never see spoken communication in quite the same way again..."

Best wishes,

Simon B

Here's what others say...

"In helping us prepare for a series of investor-critical presentations, Simon worked with our entire team of speakers. He made a huge difference, helping them speak with a confidence I've not seen before. Key stakeholders from the audience made a point of commenting on how impressed they were by the value and impact of the presentations. Simon has made a significant and permanent difference to our people's effectiveness as speakers."

[Nic Humphries, Senior Partner, HgCapital]

"I first worked with Simon to create a personal impact programme that has been so successful that we are now running the event for a sixth time."

[Kathryn Stubley, Event Executive, The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants]

"THANK YOU again for last week's sessions. What I've appreciated most has been the increased thought the team has been putting into how they came across and what they say. Colleagues in other teams have already commented on the improvement in both skills and confidence."

[Emma Truswell, Deputy Head of Services, Open Data Institute]

"Our training with you was excellent and massively improved my public speaking. It has helped develop my communication skills in ways that go far beyond addressing audiences.

The training equipped me to speak, both publicly and privately, with greater assurance and poise. Simon's approach has helped me structure and express my ideas in a concise and clear way.

Even four years on, it remains the most useful training I have ever had at work - the impact on my career has been huge."

[Joe Halloran, Computing Teaching and Learning Consultant]

"I had the great pleasure of following Simon Bucknall's public speaking training at University of Oxford recently. What a pleasure to see such a professional in action. I have followed public speaking trainings before, including for when I was running for a seat in parliament. But Simon is a class of his own. He is public speaking. We left the training empowered and we can't wait to put his lessons into practice."

[Gerhard Mulder, 2017 Executive MBA Candidate at Said Business School, Oxford University]

"The Blavatnik School of Government is dedicated to a world better led, served and governed. These aspirations depend on a deep ability to communicate and connect and we are incredibly fortunate to have Simon guiding us on a range of techniques and skills.

His experience, counsel and passion are all hugely appreciated by decision makers from across 70 different countries."

[Oliver Blake, MPP student, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University]

"In the last 10 years I have never devoted so much time to a course as this one. This is due to the quality of the presenter, Simon, who was extremely impressive as a speaker and also very personable, genuinely interested in helping participants which made the experience enjoyable."

[Nadeem Masud, Head of Corporate & Investment Banking for MENA, Deutsche Bank]

"Personally speaking, very few trainers I've come across have impressed me.

Simon Bucknall's sessions not only impress but also bring that change in a personality that you always thought was lacking... he is a guaranteed booster to your confidence."

[Rizwan Ali, Media Manager, Engro Foods Limited, Pakistan]

"Thank you for a wonderful session. Feedback is frighteningly good!"

[Joseph Wilkes, former Associate Director Careers, Executive MBA & MBA, Hult International Business School, UK]

"My presentation was a huge success! What's more, my future career is brighter as a result of the presentation and the know-how I learnt. Meeting Simon was one of the best things that has happened in my career. Huge thanks..."

[International Brand Manager, one of Simon's coaching clients from a global beverages firm]

"I was recently promoted into a role where public speaking and inspiring people has become more central to my ability to be effective. I was amazed by how effective just one session was.

I heard indirectly that my presentation had been particularly inspirational - one person even contacted the Director of my organisation to say how impressed he had been. Without any exaggeration, I give all the credit for this success to Simon."

[Esther Stevenson, former Head of Africa, Christian Aid]

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