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Philip Hesketh is a professional speaker on ‘The Psychology of Persuasion and Influence’. He combines a powerful mix of well researched, persuasive techniques with a unique brand of humour. He inspires, entertains and informs on how buying, selling, persuading and influencing work. He is inspirational, motivational and thought-provoking and gives ‘can-use-today’ techniques to be more influential.

Philip is a Psychology graduate from Newcastle University and a Sales graduate from Procter & Gamble. In 1986 he was the creator, New Business Director and Managing Partner of an advertising agency, Advertising Principles. He sold his interest in the business after 16 consecutive years of growth with the agency billing £48m and employing 150 people.

Having spent his entire working life studying and practising influence and persuasion he is now a full-time professional speaker around the world. Both his first and third books, ‘How to Persuade and Influence People’ and ‘Persuade’ are Amazon number one bestsellers. His second book is ‘The Seven Golden Rules for a Happy and Successful Life’

He is a Visiting Fellow of Newcastle University and current holder of Vistage UK’s ‘Outstanding Performer’, ‘Most Requested Speaker’ and TEC Australia’s ‘Overseas Speaker of The Year’ awards.

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“The Peter Kay of the business world”

- Jim Jones - Principal Leisure Development Officer, Conwy County Borough Council

“Probably the most useful day I have ever spent.”

- Vernon Kinrade - PR & New Media Manager, Akzo Nobel

“WOW! That’s probably the best way of summing up the feedback I’ve had after your speech. It went down a storm! Given the queue of people waiting to talk to you afterwards, it might have been Ralph McTell on stage. Thank you so much for your contribution to a very successful day. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we all did.”

- Sara Zimmerman - Product Director, Hoseasons Holidays

“Philip you are, without doubt, the most dynamic, entertaining and yet insightful presenter I have ever seen. You did your research thoroughly and completely understood the message we were trying to communicate to our sales force, hence the reason we're inviting you back again for a return visit to this year’s conference.”

- Sarah Herbert - Marketing Director, Multiyork Furniture

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