“It’s been brilliant to see the growth in my colleague’s speaking skills as a result of Lee’s coaching. My colleague was already an inspiring, passionate speaker but through Lee’s input, I’ve seen the personality that we all know and love working with, translated into his presentations which has been really exciting to watch! He is now a first class, engaging speaker and it’s brilliant to see the audience being drawn into our crucial work with children as a result.”
Director of National Development, TLG
Lee Jackson, was the 2017 President of the Professional Speaking Association in the UK & Ireland, who better to teach you or your workplace Presentation Skills?
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From the feedback it seems clear that the delegates loved the course, they said…
“Brought me out of own comfort zone – a great achievement!”
“The most interactive course I have ever attended – great job!”
“The practical exercises were excellent”
There are two types of people who deliver Presentation Skills training.
The first has, often, only read a training manual, Lee speaks for a living, he has learnt good practice the hard way with some very tough audiences – that makes all the difference.
Many of our contacts in the business world tell us that they get more training on how to lift a heavy box then they do on their presentation skills, yet they are expected to perform well, often putting their job on the line. Presentation skills training is a great investment in your leaders for many reasons.
“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)… down to earth, pragmatic and really hits the heart of the matter.”
Head of Corporate Services, Leeds Federated Housing
“Lee was really great, I learnt lots”
NHS Clinical Nurse Specialist
“I’d just like to provide some positive feedback for Lee – I found him to be very friendly and proficient. He made a real effort to make the training relevant and as a result, I felt like I took some valuable lessons away from the session. An all-around good role model for public speaking”
NHS Clinical Systems Trainer
The bottom line is that your presentation skills make a massive difference to you, your workplace, your reputation and your career. Yet people rarely invest time and money developing a crucial skill for today’s leaders.
Today’s leaders have to communicate well, it’s not an option.
That’s why Presentation skills training is key.
You may benefit enormously from a session with a presentation coach or maybe your team would benefit from a presentation skills masterclass?
There is no mystery to better presentations. Simple advice and feedback from an experienced communicator is often all people need to excel. Remember, better presentations are a learned skill, not necessarily a talent you are born with!
“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 he has contributed to our businesses upward growth.”
Business Development Manager at Firmstep (The UK’s top public sector provider of backend database systems)
So, the only way to deliver a better presentation is to learn better presentation skills and then present often. Practise doesn’t make perfect but it is essential for success. But practising alone only reinforces bad habits. Feedback from one of the UK’s best speakers could be the difference you were looking for.
Lee has over twenty-five years of experience as a speaker in many different and challenging situations and offers one-to-one or group presentation coaching to leaders in education, business and organisations. Work on your content and delivery in confidence, with a natural and experienced communications coach.
For effective presentation coaching that delivers results contact Lee by calling 0113 2170081 now.
Remember, you can’t learn presentation skills from someone who’s just opened a training manual, you need to learn it from someone who does it for a living!
“I invited Lee to speak at Agile Yorkshire, a professional group for software engineers and leaders in our region. He packed the room and went on to charm, inspire and educate them in the art of communicating to an audience. Many of the attendees hold influential roles and regularly pitch or present for a living yet Lee held the attention of the room, made them laugh and without exception the feedback was full of praise. Book him if you can”
Royd Brayshay Director of NewRedo.com, Agile coach, Dev Lead, experienced Architect.
Even more information about presentation skills training…
By the end of the presentation skills training session, delegates will be able to:
Plan & prepare presentations better
Understand the pitfalls of poorly prepared and delivered presentations
Produce a professional presentation
Deliver up front with greater personal confidence
Draw up a personal action plan of skills to be practised further
The Presentation skills training sessions content will cover:
Keeping the ideas flowing using idea-generating techniques
Researching the presentation’s key points.
Producing a presentation.
Looking at the style & content in relation to the intended audience
Basic dos and don’ts
Voice volume, subtleties and body language
Simple techniques on calming nerves and building confidence while upfront
Then, of course, follow up and feedback to deliver even better next time.
Lee’s Presentation skills training sessions are delivered typically in:
A workshop setting with 6-20 delegates (1-6 hours including exercises)
One to One coaching with senior managers/executives (One or more 60-90 minute sessions, including feedback at actual presentations if needed)
Or as a seminar/keynote presentation at a large conference.
Some more information on Presentation skills training
As mentioned we believe that presentation skills is often ignored but is a key part to personal and professional development.
Lee does training days for small groups and sometimes individual coaching, although small groups is his preferred method of helping as other people can then chip in and help the learning too.
The first part is often Lee delivering good content on the three main areas of presentation skills – preparation, delivery and anxiety but in a very interactive way where he sets exercises for people and get them speaking up front from the start.
Then the next part is delivering a presentation in front of him and your peers (while being videoed on iPads or similar) from these sessions you will all get to give constructive feedback and also do some re-runs when appropriate. Then after the training is complete you get access to Lee as your ongoing personal presentation coach via telephone or Skype if needed.
The outcomes are simply greater confidence personally and with upfront speaking. It just works, and techniques are given for future delivery and to control anxiety.
Lee’s training/coaching is a combination of up-front input, reviewing presentations to be delivered, and practising the techniques and skills discussed.
What more people say about Lee’s Presentation skills training
“Lee…was excellent. Really clear, concise advice and tips about delivering a great presentation (whatever your level of experience) and all delivered with pace and humour.”
Addleshaw Goddard LLP
“Lee’s training was informative, interesting and fun – I went away with some great tips.”
The Co-operative Insurance
“You got the whole team involved, and we had a cracking time!”
See Lee’s LinkedIn profile at the top right of this page for lots of up to date testimonials.
Struggling with your slides too?
Lee can incorporate slides training into his masterclass so you don’t fall into the trap of death by powerpoint…
PowerPoint Surgery the book was a genuine Amazon best-seller.
But you can also book Lee for PowerPoint Training at your workplace too.
That is keynote presentations, workshops and coaching for organisations sick of boring presentations…
Bad Powerpoint slides can kill your presentations, and even your business too. When people say it was a ‘boring presentation’, slides are often involved and most likely death-by-bullet-point . There is another way.
Lee is a leading expert (and author) on presentation slide design (Microsoft Powerpoint and Apple Keynote etc).
A powerpoint training surgeon if you like!
He is often called upon to help redesign and consult on the slides of SME’s, corporates, executives and speakers. He can consult, re-design or design new slides too for maximum impact.
Don’t let your slides be an afterthought, let them enhance your presentation!
Lee was invited to speak at the Professional Speaking Association’s Convention in London to help 120 professional speakers make their slides enhance not kill their message. Filmed at the Victory Services Club in Marble Arch on the same stage where Winston Churchill spoke from just before the war. This is that talk live with the slides…
Learn how to make great powerpoint or keynote slides, so we can kill death by powerpoint once and for all!
Great slides make your message stick, find out why by watching the video and you can hire Lee below…
Call Lee now on 0113 2170081 to get expert help for your presentations and slides.
“Since appearing on BBC1’s The Apprentice I have become a regular on the speaking circuit. After 2 years I felt I need a refresh and some ‘oomph’ – who better to seek advice from than Lee Jackson! A pleasure to work with, informative and inspirational and the outcome has been super. My slides are spot on and the knock-on effect to my presentations has been second to none. He’s now become my presentation consultant!”