Simon Bucknall, Public Speaking Expert - For More Inspiring Leadership * Award-Winning Speaker, Coach, Author, Masterclasses, Conference Keynote Speaker offers high impact inspirational keynotes to suit your audience Keynotes | Simon Bucknall, Keynote Speaker

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Ignite the hearts and minds of your audience!

If you're seeking high-energy, interactive and inspiring speaker for your event to...

  • Help your team achieve greater impact as communicators

  • Cultivate a greater sense of self-belief 

  • Build more influential and effective teams

  • Ignite people's inspirational potential of your leadership team

  • Equip attendees with practical tips & ideas they can immediately apply

Simon brings 16+ years of keynote speaking experience, blending humour, communications insight and personal storytelling.

Simon Bucknall delivering opening speech at TEDxLondon - July 2018

"Thank you for an incredibly entertaining and engaging session. The way that you incorporated our brief was sublime, making it very relevant to CDL and our students. We have received great feedback already and know it will be a highlight of the MBA for many."

Greg Jones, Programme Manager, Creative Destructive Lab - Oxford December 2023


"Top tier soft skills sessions such as this are therefore the reason I chose to come on this course."

Course participant January 2023


"FANTASTIC! This session was one of the best 4 hours I've had. He (Simon) made a huge difference in my approach to public speaking. I would like to do this again it was so good. Wonderful.."

Course participant January 2023


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Simon Bucknall Keynote Speaker

"During the Leaders in Innovation Fellowship (LIF) training back in 2017 we were asked to select a few topics for break out sessions. Choosing Simon's session was one of the best things I did. He is very engaging and relatable, and his simple invaluable tips are easy to remember.

Now five years on I am still applying what he taught us and always look forward to receiving an email from Simon for his latest sharing."

Shaliza Ibrahim, PROFESSOR at University of Malaya, (LinkedIn testimonial February 2022)


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Working with students at Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

"Simon runs captivating classes for the Public Policy students at the Blavatnik School of Government ...Simon's personal flare and ability to engage is outstanding."

Tessa Vincent, Public Policy, Climate Action, Food Waste Production, Blavatnik School of Government, (LinkedIn testimonial February 2022)


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Opening Speaker, TEDxLondon - Beyond Borders - July 2018

Simon Bucknall, TEDx Speaker, London

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2nd out of 30,000 competing speakers in the 2017 World Championship of Public Speaking




"Your session was most inspirational and I have learnt so much.

I 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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 Simon's masterclass on pitching and effective communication attracted over 60 MBA's and other post-graduate students from across Oxford during the exam period ... testament to how valuable people thought it was. I would recommend it to anyone, especially mid-career professionals, looking to enhance their ability to communicate their ideas with conviction.


Soushiant Zangenehpour | Manager, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Said Business School, University of Oxford

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