Simon Bucknall, Public Speaking Coach, Executive Speech Coaching & Mentoring London UK Public Speaking Coaching by Simon Bucknall, The Public Speaking Expert

Executive Speech Coaching

When's your next reputation-critical pitch or presentation?

  You may wish to...

  • Upgrade your skills in preparation for a new role

  • Boost the reputation and profile of your organisation

  • Inspire your team

  • Drive revenue growth through more compelling pitches and/or sales presentations

Over the past decade, Simon has helped leaders and professionals from all walks of life to achieve greater impact through the spoken word.

Clients include corporate executives at the highest level, politicians, engineers, technologists, entrepreneurs, academics, principal investors, leaders in the not-for-profit sector and more.

If you're committed to making the greatest possible impact with key stakeholders, then it's time for an initial conversation with Simon. 
Relevant scenarios may include...
  • AGMs
  • Conference keynotes
  • Business-critical meetings
  • Sales presentations/pitches
  • Town Hall meetings and panels

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

Simon Bucknall, Executive Speech Coach

Simon Bucknall at The Chivas Venture Grand Final in 2018. Simon coached each of the Finalists in both 2018 and 2019, in preparing to pitch to an audience of 2,500 people at the TNW Conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. At stake was a share of a $1,000,000 prize fund....

 

"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 Chivas Venture.

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

 

"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, 2018 & 2019

 

"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 absolutely 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 Finalist for The Chivas Venture

 Said Business School, Oxford University, 2018

 

Simon Bucknall Coaching Chivas Venture Social Entrepreneurs

Simon Bucknall coaching Chivas Venture Global Finalists' pitches

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, including:

  • 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

Simon Bucknall Coaching Chivas Venture Finalist

Simon Bucknall coaching a Global Finalist for The Chivas Venture

Said Business School, Oxford, 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

 

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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."

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 Pryke, 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, you opened my eyes to a whole concept in my TEDx 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, Founder of the Be Well Collective 

 

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

He has a great talent for 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... whether you're 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."

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

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Simon led by example and provided clear tips on structure, inserting words, leading with stories and stance. Now I can sense the distinct uptick in engagement in a room of diverse nationalities and backgrounds... prepare more comfortably around my key messages and theme.

 

Tarun Varma | Pershing Square Scholar, University of Oxford, 1+1 MBA, MSc Child Development and Education Fellow 2011, Teach for India

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