Testimonials

One to One Coaching

Bob is a gold mine for professionals who want to improve their professional speaking skills from teams to organization-wide to conferences to keynotes and beyond.
Over the last few years, I have been fortunate to have him as a mentor and coach on this amazing exciting public speaking journey.

Bob’s wisdom enabled me with confidence, skill, and character to transform my speaking engagements from a conference attendee to invited and international keynote speaking.
Last year, he helped me re-organize and enrich the thoughts of my keynote that eventually brought the prestigious accolade of ranking the highest in the whole conference twice.

His thorough and sincere efforts in combination with sound pieces of advice have helped me tremendously. The progress has been fascinating and almost unbelievable to some of my peers.

Those who are looking for a sincere, integral and effective speaking game-changer – I highly recommend Bob to you, to help you on this journey with excellence

Naveed Khawaja. Director, Agile & Lean Transformation, AstraZeneca UK

 

Naveed Khawaja

Director, Agile & Lean Transformation (Keynote Speaker | Master Trainer | Transformer | Futurist | Author | Coach)

April 3, 2015, Naveed worked with Bob but at different companies

Bob is a gold mine for professionals who want to improve their speaking skills.
Over the last couple of years, I have been fortunate to have him as a coach.

His thorough and sincere efforts in combination with sound pieces of advise have helped me tremendously. The progress has been fascinating and almost unbelievable to some of my peers.

To all those people and organisations who think that aspects of speaking are challenging – I highly recommend Bob to you to help you on this journey with excellence.

After-Dinner Speaking

“It’s now four years since you spoke at my ball, but every year since, when it’s time to select the speaker, the same comment comes up “No one’s going to top your speaker Doris!” . With so many dignitaries from different areas present, the pressure is always on to deliver a great event and everyone I spoke to afterwards raved about your wonderful contribution to the evening. Funny, engaging and relevant your speech was spot on time and completely appropriate to the audience.
How does it feel to leave them wanting more?”

Doris English – Chairman of Litchfield District Council 2006.

Keynote or Main Platform Speeches

“We have a discerning audience of business people who are used to business talks and presentations and therefore not always the easiest people to please. Your talk went down extremely well and I have heard nothing but positive remarks about it since. I’m not surprised because I found the talk original, informative, thought provoking and entertaining. On top of that I have to say you are the most professional speaker I have ever booked, and I’ve booked hundreds over the years. You did what you said you would do, provided me with all the information I needed , when I needed it and clearly tailored the talk to the audience in the way I requested. “

Carl French – Event Organiser Hertfordshire Branch IOD

Workshops / Seminars

All of Bob’s specialist subject lend themselves to workshops or seminars. A highly interactive form of his speeches, the edutainment is maintained but there is a far higher level of audience interaction as they undertake fun exercises to reinforce the learning points.
“I have worked with Bob since 2004 and during this time he has delivered 4 or 5 workshops a year for us.
They are very popular with the members of The Alumni Association and subsequent feedback has confirmed that the content was also invaluable to attendees. Bob has excellent communication and interpersonal skills along with first class organisational skills and he is reliable and flexible in his approach”

Chinnelle Anichebe – Alumni Association Manager
London Metropolitan University

Facilitation

“Bob was our facilitator at HBIC’s speed networking event held at Tewinbury Farm on 21st November 2008. Over 100 people attended the event and all with mixed backgrounds learning new networking tips and hints from Bob. For many people it was their first experience on networking and Bob made it easy and fun for them. Comments included: “It was brilliant and I loved it” “Bob was an energised and friendly person””The event was really useful and Bob was fantastic. Really great event.”

Thank you Bob for being such a great facilitator!”
Helen Ashby Business Coordinator at Herts Business Incubation Centre

LinkedIn Testimonials

MARK LEE

Helping accountants create more impact and secure more clients, profits, time and delight | Speaker, mentor, debunker

June 15, 2017, MARK was a client of Bob’s

In awe at Bob’s skills as a confident, entertaining and expert speaker. Today I benefitted and learned much from his well-crafted talk about how to structure winning keynote talks. It was peppered with relevant examples and evidenced the commerciality of his approach. Highly recommended.

Peter Ford

June 7, 2016, Peter worked with Bob in different groups

I have known Bob since 2003 when I joined Toastmasters in Hatfield, Bob was the founder of the club and his energy and creative talents were still the cornerstone of the organisation. As a professional speaker Bob has no equal, he is also an utter gentleman of the old school in all those he deals with. Focused, dynamic and his motivational speaking is just that, truly inspirational.

Alex De Jong

Public Speaking Trainer ★ Event Management ★ Speechwriting ★ Executive Speech Coaching ★ Senior Audit Associate

January 10, 2016, Alex was a client of Bob’s

I first met Bob at a conference in May 2015 where I briefly asked him for some advice prior to a competition that I was fortunate enough to win. We had a friendly chat in the lift after the contest and agreed to stay in touch.

Several months later I was booked to give a 50 minute workshop at a Toastmasters conference in Amsterdam. I phoned Bob and he gave a lot of great coaching on writing and editing a long workshop, including humour, the professional speaking industry, and how to leverage my expertise in one field to get repeat gigs.

I found this advice invaluable in preparing for my workshop and Bob offered some comments on a short written introduction as well.

If you want to get direct, honest, genuine advice from an expert with a smile who cares about delivering value; then I recommend you have a chat with Bob and hire him. You’ll benefit from his expertise across multiple areas and the result will be a better experience for yourself, your colleagues, and your clients.

Michelle Hoskin

Little Miss Woww! at Standards International Ltd

April 21, 2012, Michelle was a client of Bob’s

I engaged with Bob to provided me some support and guidance for one very important presentation that I was delivering the the US. this presentation is not actually until June 2012 but because of his support and guidance I had the confidence to accept an invitation to speak in Dubai for the same organisation! Wow! that was 1 week ago and I am still buzzing from the experience x

For more information please check out – http://www.mdrt.org/2012am/focusSessions.asp & www.michellehoskin.com

Bob made it happen for me and I would highly recommend him to anyone who is doing a presentation x

Graham Frost

Professional Speaker and Trainer – Helping People and Teams to Move Forward

November 16, 2010, Bob worked with Graham in the same group

Bob has inspired me on my ongoing journey to be a better public speaker. He always finds time to help those less experienced than himself and I find his feedback and support invaluable.

James Abbott

Director at Abbott Moore Ltd

November 28, 2009, James was a client of Bob’s

Bob’s expertise in public speaking and being able to convey those skills to others is fantastic. Bob has helped me on a number of occassions with preparing for speeches and it’s been invaluable. I genuinely can’t recommend Bob highly enough!

Helen Ashby

Innovation Coordinator at Wenta

November 26, 2009, Helen was a client of Bob’s

Bob was our facilitator at HBIC’s speednetworking event held at Tewinbury Farm on 21st November 2008.

Over 100 people attended the event and all with mixed backgrounds learning new networking tips and hints from Bob. For many people it was their first experience on networking and Bob made it easy and fun for them.

Comments included: “It was brilliant and I loved it” “Bob was an energised and friendly person” “Bob was funny and knew a lot of stuff, which gave icebreakers to the group and got everyone talking.” “The event was really useful and Bob was fantastic. Really great event.”

Thank you Bob for being such a great facilitator!

Freddie Daniells

Presentation skills training and coaching

November 24, 2009, Freddie was a client of Bob’s

Bob is intensely focused on delivering high quality results but does it with both professionalism and a sense of humour.

Bob ran a speaking skills masterclass for nearly 100 people for me. He provided tremendous insight into his subject, was wonderfully entertaining and willing to go the extra mile to help people learn.

In my experiences of working with him since, Bob always shows that same attention to detail and generosity of spirit. I would have no hesitation in recommending (or hiring) Bob as a speaker, a trainer and or as an all round good bloke!

Annick Devillard

Director, The Rooster Ltd

November 17, 2009, Annick was a client of Bob’s

Bob latest talk on ‘How to talk to Aliens’ is really superb – interesting, practical, motivating all in the audience to try new communication approaches, and delivered with a great combination of enthusiasm and authority, which meant that everybody is hanging on to his every word.

Kevin Baggs

Currently writing a book on presentation skills, due to be published later this year, probably in the Autumn.

November 4, 2009, Kevin was a client of Bob’s

Bob is an excellent speaker, always motivating, very often humorous, includes great detail in his presentations and really knows how to deliver! One of the best speakers out there!