As a leader you are defined not just by what you do but by what you say Communication Skills Experts

"They say ‘Actions Speak Louder Than Words’.

Nonsense. Both are important.

As A Leader You Are Defined Not Just By What You Do But By What You Say." Simon Bucknall

BBC World News interviews Executive Speech Coach Simon Bucknall

BBC World News interviews Executive Speech Coach, Simon Bucknall - March 2016

The ability to present well is a must-have for any high potential leader with serious ambitions.  Being senior and knowledgeable is not what counts.  Possessing the skills to win the hearts and minds of key stakeholders is!

Despite this, too many audiences wish they were ‘somewhere else’. Usually this is because either the speaker:

  • comes across as cripplingly nervous

  • treats the presentation as a chore, not an opportunity

  • fails to appreciate that the presentation should be for the benefit of the audience, not the speaker!

Simon’s mission is to help tackle these issues - and support the growth of an ever greater population of more inspiring high impact leaders.

Because the world needs inspiration – and expects leaders to deliver it!

Simon Bucknall: Public Speaking Should Be Taught In Schools

Simon Bucknall at TEDxLondon: Public Speaking Should Be Taught In Schools! - July 2018

Simon Bucknall: TEdxLondon 2018

Simon Bucknall, based in London and travelling internationally, opening speaker at TEDxLondon, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London - July 2018


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Simon Bucknall coaching the 5 Chivas Venture Finalists for their media interviews - Amsterdam, May 2018

They are from Spain, Malaysia, USA, Netherlands and UK. The big pitch to 2,500+ in the audience at the European TNW Tech. Conference resulted in $1 million divided amongst the 5 social entrepreneurs.

1st Place: Cemal Ezel, Change Please. Congratulations to all!

"In 2018, Simon coached me with public speaking, style, helped write my pitch ...gave me every imaginable tip to manage my nerves, present with esteem, conviction and win over the audience ...I cannot recommend him more highly to any CEO or senior executive looking to perfect their public speaking and win over an audience."

Cemal Ezel, Founder of Change Please, 2017 UK Social Entrepreneur of the Year, Global Winner of The Chivas Venture, 2018 - May 2018



Finals of the World Championship of Public Speaking 2017 Vancouver

"In helping us prepare for a series of investor-critical presentations, Simon worked one-to-one with our entire team of speakers over several months.

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, London - July 2017


Simon at IGD

Simon Bucknall delivering high impact opening keynote to 600+ audience members at IGD Leading Edge Annual Conference, Queen Elizabeth ll Centre, Westminster, London, September 2017


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"Working through this video program has made a huge difference to my speaking. After my conference presentation, I had so many executives telling me, 'I want you to come and work for my organization'. It just goes to show the power of impactful speech...I can't count how many people told me my presentation was THE best."

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I have learnt so much ... had an opportunity to present to an audience just a couple of days after and it was the most successful public speaking I've ever done.


Agnes Guzik | Category Manager, FM & Trading Assets, Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd.

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