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Executive Speech Coaching

Simon Bucknall, Public Speaking Coach

Simon Bucknall, based in London UK and travelling internationally, describes his Public Speaking Coaching Process for Personal Impact and Presentation Skills so that You Connect, Influence and Inspire the People who Matter to You in Your Leadership Role

Too Many Audiences Wish They Were Somewhere Else - Especially When it Comes to Business Presentations!

Are You or Your Team Engaging, Charismatic, Clear-thinking and Succinct when Speaking?

Could You be Losing Business, or worse still Your Reputation, on the platform?

Too often an individual's ability to speak is taken for granted. But in my experience, a person's capacity to be Engaging, Influential or Inspiring is a skill like any other - and It Can Be Learned.


  You may wish to...

  • Upgrade your skills or prepare for a new role

  • Boost the reputation and profile of your organisation

  • Drive revenue growth through better sales presentations/pitches

Over the past decade, I've helped professionals from all walks of life to take their speaking skills to a new level

Clients include:

  • FTSE 100 Leaders & Executives including C-suite

  • Finance Executives

  • The Energy Sector

  • Engineers

  • Doctors

  • Lawyers

  • FMCG

  • Politicians

  • MBAs & Executive MBAs

  • Entrepreneurs & Social Entrepreneurs

  • Academic Lecturers, Professors & Faculty

  • Leaders in the Charity & not-for-profit sector


  To me, personal impact is about:

  • Connecting with and influencing listeners more powerfully than ever before

  • Projecting greater confidence and gravitas, when under pressure

  • Bringing ideas to life in a more compelling and authentic way

  • Inspiring audiences to listen ... and, crucially, to take action!

Clients include General Electric, DPD, the Royal Academy of Engineering, London Business School, HgCapital and Laing O'Rourke

What unites my clients is a deep commitment to making the greatest possible impact with key stakeholders.
 I love helping them achieve precisely that.
  Relevant scenarios for you may include...
  • Conference keynotes
  • Greater impact in meetings
  • Sales presentations/pitches
  • The need for more engaging/inspirational team talks
  • An understandable desire not to feel sick at the thought of having to speak
If you're serious about achieving greater inspirational impact, then let's speak...

  What others say...

"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

If you'd like to learn more about what we offer please get in touch with Simon: +44 (0)7834 083500 or complete our ENQUIRY FORM now. We look forward to hearing from you!

Simon Bucknall, Executive Speech Coach

Simon Bucknall, Executive Speech Coach, working with the 5 Chivas Venture Global Finalists

for their media interviews and final pitches - Amsterdam - May 2018

Finalists from Spain, Malaysia, USA, Netherlands and UK. The big pitch delivered to 2,500+ audience members at the European TNW Tech. Conference 2018, Amsterdam. $1 million shared between the 5 finalists: Congratulations to all!

1st place: Cemal Ezel, Change Please.


"In 2018, Simon coached me with public speaking, style, helped write my pitch, and gave me every imaginable tip to manage my nerves, present with esteem, conviction and win over the audience - with his help I went on to pitch to 3,000 people and win the World Social Enterprise competition.

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


"Thank you for your incredible contribution to the Chivas Venture 2018 - from the initial inspiration during the Accelerator Programme in Oxford, all the way through to the Final Stage in Amsterdam.

I was blown away by how the Top 5 Chivas Venture finalists stepped up in front of 2,500+ people, following their work with you.

You tailored your advice to meet each entrepreneur's needs and your coaching made a real difference to this year's Final event."

Laurence Mainaud, Global Brand Manager, Chivas Venture - May 2018


"In 2019 I had the pleasure of working with Simon while pitching at the final of The Venture, the most important competition for social entrepreneurs. Simon helped me to deliver a perfect pitch to an audience of 2,500 people, he also helped me to improve my body language and storytelling abilities.

I am very certain that I won that contest thanks to Simon's help."

Javier Larragoiti Kuri, Founder of XiliNat, Researcher, Department of Chemical Engineering, Mexico, Global Winner of The Chivas Venture, 2019 - May 2019

Simon Bucknall Coaching Chivas Venture Finalist

Simon Bucknall coaching a Global Finalist for The Chivas Venture

 Said Business School, Oxford -  March 2018


Simon Bucknall Coaching Chivas Venture Social Entrepreneurs

Simon Bucknall coaching Chivas Venture Global Finalists' pitches

March [London] & May [Amsterdam] 2019

Relevant Experience

Clients value Simon’s practical approach, drawn from first-hand experience and centred on techniques that work, rather than from abstract principles or a manual.

Working with Simon, you’ll benefit from a unique blend of experience, combining:

  • opening speaker at TEDx London 2018
  • first-hand keynote professional speaking experience
  • expert help provided for more than 1,000 executives from over 100 countries
  • past experience presenting in the corporate world and outside, both in consulting and in politics
  • cutting-edge insight drawn from his experience competing in the World Championship of Public Speaking

"If there's one person who can make public speaking sound easy, it's Simon Bucknall."

The Chivas Venture


Simon Bucknall Coaching Chivas Venture Finalist

Simon Bucknall coaching a Global Finalist for The Chivas Venture

Said Business School, Oxford - March 2016


"Simon has supported DPD over the last three years to great success - he's the 'Go To Man' for Senior Managers in our business who want to develop their presentation skills."

Paul Sartain, HR & Development, DPD Group


"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, Head of Africa, Christian Aid


Simon:BBC World News

BBC World News interviews Executive Speech Coach Simon Bucknall

"A few hours spent with the awesome Simon Bucknall - worth every penny. If you're looking for public speaking coaching, Simon's your man.

Thanks again."

Andy Hart, Financial Advisor, Founder Maven Adviser Ltd


"I employed Simon for one-on-one presentation skills coaching, as I was required to speak at my company's annual conference.

With Simon's advice, coaching and guidance, I gained valuable knowledge and confidence which made a huge difference to, and significantly improved, my delivery on the day.

Simon is a great coach, and I will certainly consider using his services within my business going forward."

Gary Prike, Managing Director, Rohlig UK Ltd


"The Blavatnik School of Government [University of Oxford] 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, Director and Co-Founder, Blake Evans & Co, UK

Simon Bucknall, Presentation Skills Coach

Simon with Royal Academy of Engineering Mexican Engineers on Pall Mall, London

"Working with Simon really changed both my work and my academic life... building and inspiring confidence in speaking publicly as well as understanding how to build a message to deliver. Be that a business powerpoint presentation or an academic argument in a multi thousand word document.

I would recommend Simon to any individual looking to grow their skills and confidence as well as any organisations looking to build how their employees take the business message out to the market and engage with clients."

Richard Robinson MBA CMgr FCMI, VMware Cloud on AWS - Partner Success Manager EMEA


"Simon gave me excellent advice on my upcoming talk for TEDxLBS  [London Business School] - great pointers on both narrative and delivery that really put the final polish on my presentation!"

Kelly Price, Senior Vice President, Oncology Business Unit at The Planning Shop international, UK


"Simon helped me transform a dull standard webcast for 330 professionals in 55 countries into something exciting, inspiring and effective."

Tony Craddock, CEO Global Prepaid Exchange


"Simon, you opened my eyes to a whole concept in my speech I was yet to uncover.

I can now absolutely see why you have the reputation that you do.

To say I am thankful is an understatement."

Sarah-Ann Macklin, Nutritionist & Model, Founder, Be Well Collective - March 2019

'Are Models, Role Models?' Sarah Ann Macklin, TEDxFlanders 2019


And a speech from the heart...

"Working with Simon is a real inspiration. He helped me with writing and delivering an important speech from my heart... presentation style and my voice... I find sessions with Simon priceless.

He has a great talent of storytelling... you can develop your key messages, find roots of creating connection to the audience and in the end - persuade and make a change!

He is very kind and supportive... believes that words matter... you are a beginner or an expert in public speaking - you will find Simon's assistance as one of the most important experiences for your professional life.

In any field where you need to speak up and win your arguments - Simon is a great person to help you with achieving it!

Highly recommended!"

Lisa Yasco, Master of Public Policy Candidate, President of Oxford University Ukrainian Society, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

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For Further Information Contact Simon | +44 (0)7834 083500 or complete ENQUIRY FORM

 Simon worked one-to-one with our entire team of speakers over several months...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

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