This is a selection of quotes from previous business/workplace clients, we get more all the time, please see Lee's LinkedIn profile for his ever-increasing pile of recommendations - http://uk.linkedin.com/in/leejacksonuk
Here are just some of the people and organisations that Lee has worked with over the years:
Schools and academies
Many top Universities including Leeds and Durham.
Austin Hayes Ltd
Career Academies UK
The Global Speakers Summit
Telegraph ad Argus Newspaper
BNI and many other networking organisations
Many voluntary / third sector organisations
Leeds City Council
Leeds Federated Housing
Addleshaw Goddard LLP
Government office for Yorkshire and Humber
Olympic gold medalists
Leeds, York and Bradford NHS trusts
A group of Vicars (!)
A cruise ship (!)
and Lee even met the Dalai Lama once - he didn’t need any help though!
"Lee has worked with us as a presentation consultant to make our nation-wide communications meetings the best they can be. There were some great conclusions from his consultation work. The main change has been that we are weaning the presenters off wordy slides and the presenters are now being challenged to learn their script. He was friendly, professional and very knowledgeable on presentation skills and PowerPoint/slide design. We look forward to working with him again."
Specsavers Optical Group
"It's amazing how many people in business use PowerPoint without having a clue how to use it. As such, it has a really bad reputation and a bad name. Enter Lee Jackson...here's someone who knows how to use it...PROPERLY, and how to interact with it. He knows how to get the most out of it, and how both designers and delivers can use it as it was meant to and in doing so, deliver messages that are attractive enough for people to engage with."
Asda Stores Ltd
"If you are looking for someone to help staff with their presentation skills Lee is your man. He has worked with our Senior Management Team and Operational Managers to hone their skills in delivering interesting, well-presented, lively presentations (no death by powerpoint here). I would also recommend Lee as an inspirational speaker if you are looking for someone to engage with and motivate your staff - down to earth, pragmatic and really hits the heart of the matter."
Leeds Federated Housing
"Lee went to great lengths to understand our business and the outcomes we strived. He then used creative and innovative ways to update our thinking with presentations and messaging. The time we spent with Lee delivered some immediate value outcomes with presentations and helped us understand a firm philosophy which we'll continue to build from. Since then I have seen improved client feedback and no doubt it has contributed to our businesses upward growth"
Business Development Manager at Firmstep
Addleshaw Goddard LLP
"Lee kept the whole audience entertained throughout."
"Lee Jackson delivered an accessible, practical and useful training session mixed in with plenty of humour. He is an excellent speaker whose content, style and delivery was right on the money for our business focused audience."
Addleshaw Goddard LLP
"Wow, Mr. Jackson, you really know how to get a good deal buying a car. You nailed us to the floor on that vehicles price!"
Vantage Toyota Dealership
"If you want entertainment, hire a comedian. If you want entertainment AND insight, hire Lee Jackson."
Paul McGee, Author of the best selling business book ‘S.U.M.O’
"Lee is a first class communicator, he is able to capture and then maintain an audience’s attention with wit, humour and a real-life relevance."
"Lee's presentation was informative, interesting and fun I went away with some great tips."
The Co-operative Insurance
"On the same platform as Sir Trevor Phillips, Lee produced one of the most insightful, thought-provoking and humorous presentations I had seen in some time. I would have no hesitation in recommending him for future events."
Government Office for Yorkshire and the Humber
"You got the whole team involved, and we had a cracking time!"
"Upon hearing the word 'presentation' my eyes usually close. But this was not the case during Lee's presentation, during which the 45 minutes' of tips, advice and interactivity flew by. A very enjoyable experience. Thank You!"
Addleshaw Goddard LLP
"Lee’s talk was interactive, thought-provoking and funny, everyone tuned in and enjoyed the session and went away with a positive attitude…to their future!"
"Lee is a uniquely gifted speaker with a wry sense of humour and a refreshingly honest outlook on life."
John Archer (Comedy magician of the year and star of BBC TV)
"…Lee adopts exactly the right balance with plenty of humour and audience interaction, interspersing motivational anecdotes and a strong ‘call to action’ message."
Business Liaison Officer, St. Aidans CofE High School
"After Lee had delivered the session I felt that my team were better equipped to present material…due to a new found confidence, and deeper understanding…"
"Lee was energetic, original and professional…a refreshing and motivating workshop!"
"Lee is a gifted communicator, with a refreshing style."
"Lee Jackson delivers common sense with a smile on his face. He puts the person back into the people!"
"I really enjoyed Lee's presentation, simple but very effective!"
"It was fascinating listening to Lee, a fresh new approach on motivating people in the work place. Love the accents!"
The Alder House Hotel
"Lee was entertaining, but more importantly, in just 15 minutes, at 7am in the morning he gave me a nugget of wisdom to remind me how to get more out of my staff and come to think of it my clients, friends and family as well. I have told 6 people already about your pigeon story!"
"Lee is an innovative and inspiring speaker who quickly builds a rapport with his audience. Through clever use of media and humour Lee not only entertains but delivers a powerful and important message."
Leeds Metropolitan University
"Lee is a dynamic speaker who leaves you with food for thought about the best way to motivate colleagues and employees within your business."
Better Business Breakfasts
"Lee’s presentation was one of the most popular at our International Confex event."
Here's a few testimonials re: powerpoint slides and presentation skills, many from other speakers, these are taken from Linkedin - you can view them live here... http://uk.linkedin.com/in/leejacksonuk
“Lee did a superb job transforming my Powerpoint slides. His passion and enthusiasm plus his approachability makes him ideal to work with. I have no hesitation in recomending him”
P McGee - The Sumo Guy
“Lee's talk was thought provoking, punchy and humourous. His use of props with high impact images was powerful. He made a potentially very dull topic interesting and memorable with his expert, professional use of powerful slides. So if you need slides - you need Lee!”
E Milnes Past President, Professional Speaking Association
“Six months ago I heard Lee speak. What he said struck a chord but what is incredible is that I can still quote verbatim from his presentation today. Lee’s great content was supported by brilliant slides and that is what made the speech so memorable. And, because his speech was actually about how to use slides in presentations, my own slides have now been transformed with equally memorable results. Thanks Lee, I’m hoping people will be quoting my presentation six months from now!”
“If you EVER have to give a presentation - to anybody - then make sure you see and hear Lee first because he will ensure your impact, and that of your slides and massively enhanced. He is just brilliant!”
R Harrop, The CEO Expert
“Not only does Lee show you where you are going wrong, but he helps you to get things right. Funny, challenging and content rich, with superb visuals that clearly demonstrate his expertise. A nice guy with it.”
D Hyner, professional communicator
“Lee's work is excellent. He understands his market, a great speaker and the best way to communicate a point. Every speaker should use his services. It always helps to have a fresh perspective and new ideas. I was delighted with the presentation slides he created for me.”
C Young, entrepreneur and former contestant on The Apprentice
“Lee has spoken at Bettakultcha many times and always wows the audience, whether he's talking about attitudes to young people, doing a live DJ set with slides, in 5 minutes, or giving us a hand with the organisation and development of Bettakultcha, Lee is always an asset. The way he crafts his slides is the key to his success, making then standout and convey the perfect message while adding value to his talks is what make him stand out from other speakers. There's a skill to slide design, and Lee has that in Bucket loads. I truly love working with Lee and I'm sure I'll continue to well into the future.”
R Michie, Founder, Bettakultcha
"Lee's style of presenting impressed me so much that I have now worked with Lee on numerous occasions delivering Communication Skills Training workshops on numerous occasions. His attention to detail with regards to Powerpoint / Keynote Slides not only inspired me to look at my own slides differently but he has also been guest presenter on my public events talking about this subject. In his role as Vice President at The Professional Speaking Association (NE) he has gone above and beyond what is expected in that role which is why he won award for recognition of his services to the region. He has helped me out on far more occasions than I can remember when I have had problems with my Mac both in the office and more importantly seconds before I am due to give a presentation. Lee is someone who will move mountains to help you. 100% Professional, 100% Genuine and 100% a true gent."
R McCann, Inspirational Speaker
“Lee's knowledge of PowerPoint and his excellent presentation skills make him a must if you are looking for professional assistance in this area. Coupled with his natural sense of humour and entertainment skills, you can't go wrong with Lee - I highly recommend him.”
L Everett, Executive Brand Coach, Walking TALL International Limited
“Lee is one of the most entertaining but informative - i.e. effective - speakers I know. He has a disarming directness and frank approach but has such a sensitive nature that he does not offend. His style is excellent, as can be seen on YouTube and TED (and in his books), and he is authoritative on the subjects he tackles.... His grasp of technology (something often lacking in speakers) is also excellent: he is able to manage the equipment and also understands what works and doesn't when using computers to communicate with people. Lee... is very much a 'just do it' person who cuts through administration when needed in order to get the job done. I've known Lee for over ten years and I respect his integrity and approach greatly.”
K Fearnley Tribal Group
“Lee’s presentation training was top quality. His ability to gently ease out the different skills and weaknesses of participants – and then build on them – was impressive and has provided me with many practical techniques I’ll apply in future. His training is of real value!”
S Williams, Leeds Federated Housing
“Lee is a total genius when it comes to PowerPoint! I had an idea for a new presentation and I was getting very anxious about creating it. Lee stepped in and not only delivered an impactful and exciting set of slides, but he also helped me improve my presentation of the information. He really knows his stuff, can create amazing results with slides AND delivers a fantastic keynote about the mistakes people make with their presentations! That's what gave me confidence to hire him for this project in the first place.”
M Gibbins-Klein, the book midwife.
“Lee's approach to public speaking and PowerPoint presentation structure and content is genuinely innovative and arresting for the audience - the antithesis of "death by slides". I feel that anyone who speaks regularly in public or wants to improve the results or perception of their presentations would benefit from working with Lee.”
N Mawby, Group Marketing Manager, Strix Ltd
“Had a great session with Lee developing public speaking and presentation skills. Although challenging, it was carried out in a fun, non-threatening way and dare I say this about having to stand up in front of people and deliver a presentation - it was even enjoyable! Highly recommended. Thank you.”
J Gardner, Leeds Fed Housing
“I thought I was good at PowerPoint and I was avoiding all the main errors many people make. But after 1 session with Lee I found out I was so way off target. Lee truly knows his stuff, shares it so it makes perfect sense and is a true master at his art. I hate him ....as I now have to redo all the many presentations I have built over the last few years. Only joking…a bit!!”
W Kintish, Kintish Ltd
“Lee Jackson is certainly the "Go To Man!". Im a Professional Speaker and use slides as part of my presentation. He transformed my slides within 20 minutes, and gave a sleek look to my presentation. Lee is really great to work with and always kept to my deadline. Thank you Mr Jackson”
K Asemper, international speaker.
“Lee is inspirational on how to improve your pp slides as he is passionate at helping you to transform these to support your presentation. He is also a fun and engaging down to earth speaker.”
A Page, legal trainer
“Lee delivered a day on presentation skills to our staff, all with ranging abilities and experience in up front presentations. Lee's knowledge is excellent, his ability to connect with people is second to none, and every one of our staff who attended came away challenged, inspired and having grown as a presenter. Lee's training on delivering presentations is interactive, exciting and you will see the confidence and quality of presentations in your teams increase as a result of this training. It is built on years of public speaking, and Lee shares some golden nuggets of his experience, tailoring the day to the 'audience' he has. On top of that, he's a nice guy as well! Highly recommended!”
L Jennings, YFC