Simon Bucknall - Public Speaking Expert
For More Inspiring Leaders
An international, award-winning speaker, coach and facilitator, Simon helps high-achieving professionals to connect, influence and inspire their audiences.
Simon Bucknall, Opening Speaker at TEDxLondon, Beyond Borders - July 2018
'Why Public Speaking Should be Taught in Schools'
In 2017, Simon represented Europe in the Final of the World Championship of Public Speaking in Vancouver, Canada, placing 2nd out of 30,000+ competing speakers from all over the world.
Over the past decade, he has helped professionals from more than 100 countries and across all sectors - including FTSE 100 & Fortune 100 executives, entrepreneurs, politicians, MBAs and academics as well as leaders in the not-for-profit sector.
With experience coaching executives at the highest level, Simon's clients include General Electric, HgCapital, DPD, London Business School, Oxford University's Blavatnik School of Government, Cambridge University's Laing O'Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering & Technology and the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Simon's career background spans executive head-hunting, blue-chip corporate brand strategy consulting plus a stint working in the House of Commons as Head of Office for a senior Parliamentarian.
He has featured as an expert commentator on BBC World News, BBC Radio London, Channel 5 News and on international broadcast radio networks around the world.
A graduate from Oxford University, Simon also holds a Master's degree in Chinese Studies from the London School of Oriental & African Studies. He is an Adjunct Faculty Member at Oxford University's Blavatnik School of Government and a Visiting Fellow in Professional Skills at Cambridge University.
In 2013, Simon was awarded the Freedom of the City of London. In 2018, he was the opening speaker for TEDxLondon at the Royal Festival Hall.
He is also an Ambassador for the children's communication charity, I CAN.
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Simon speaking at the Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre, September 2017
As well as drawing on years of experience helping tens of thousands of professionals from more than 100 countries to achieve greater impact, Simon has inspired audiences and/or coached individuals within 24 of them: Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Malta, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, and across the United Kingdom.
Relevant experience in a nutshell
- TEDxLondon Speaker 2018
- Finalist World Championship of Public Speaking 2017
- Degrees from Oxford University and the London School of Oriental & African Studies
- Past President for the London Junior Chamber of Commerce (JCI)
- Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association (PSA)
- Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce (RSA)
- Visiting Fellow in Professional Skills at the New College of the Humanities (NCH)
- Visiting Fellow in Professional Skills at the Laing O'Rourke Centre, University of Cambridge
- Adjunct Faculty Member at Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
- Awarded the Freedom of the City of London
- Author: FREE eBook: Are YOU making any of these critical mistakes?
- Author: The Best Man Speaker - The Definitive Guide - a 5 star best seller on Amazon
- Author: The Groom Speaker - The Definitive Guide to the Wedding Groom Speech
- Founder: High Impact Speaking - The Executive's Online System
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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."
Senior Brand Manager for a global consumer products business
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