Roy has helped us to develop the speaking, presentation and moderation skills of many of our staff and customers, across a wide range of abilities and experience. His stimulating approach is always well received, giving plenty of practical pearls on how to present effectively, the importance of messaging, and dealing with the unexpected. Most importantly, Roy’s techniques to build confidence and deal&n...
Roy has helped us to develop the speaking, presentation and moderation skills of many of our staff and customers, across a wide range of abilities and experience. His stimulating approach is always well received, giving plenty of practical pearls on how to present effectively, the importance of messaging, and dealing with the unexpected. Most importantly, Roy’s techniques to build confidence and deal with the common issue of nerves has been extremely helpful to us. Overall, we have seen a significant improvement in the quality of our presenters, as reflected in the evaluations of their own audiences.
John Cresser-Brown, BSc. PhD., Vice President, Zimmer Institute, EMEA
(One group of 20 of their surgeons gave Roy a mean average score of 100%!)
Expert High-Stakes, Small & Large Meeting Facilitation
No matter why you are holding a small or large meeting that includes genuine discussion and dialogue, it often pays to bring in a well-briefed, experienced external facilitator like Roy to keep everyone focused and moving forward towards a common goal. When the stakes are high – Roy can be trusted to deliver.For those meetings where there’s an ‘elephant in the room’ that needs ‘managing’.
So, if you have a meeting or conference which may (or should) include some ‘difficult’ conversations, but you or your senior team are afraid to address them, Roy can help you. And then guide everyone during the event. Roy has worked on conferences and meetings that were highly-charged – such as mass redundancies, hostile mergers and other ‘bad news’ scenarios.Roy has also facilitated countless ‘deep-dive’ corporate, not-for-profit, public-sector and medical advisory boards.
Roy has worked as a moderator [facilitator] for large events and smaller executive events. Roy works well with an international audience demonstrating professionalism, enthusiasm and respect. He is particularly good at encouraging full involvement and engagement from all. Neil Pringle - NonStop Director, EMEA, HP
High-stakes advisory boards for small, senior executive groups.
Roy has many years’ experience chairing complex medical and technology advisory boards for global corporations.
I have met, and experienced, Roy on numerous occasions over the years ... he has moderated our HP Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) NonStop Customer Council, a gathering of C-level executives of our most important HP NonStop EMEA customers, where Roy was the facilitator for this 2-day meeting. This is not a marketing meeting!
This meeting serves as an important evaluation of the business relationship HP NonStop has with these customers; positive as well as negative, and always highly sensitive, information gets discussed in this, at times, highly charged meeting. Roy’s role as facilitator for this meeting requires him to be sensitive to the issues being presented, add himself in where the meeting is heading into a “dead-end”, and equally important, he knows when to just be quiet and let things flow! One of his welcome trademarks is his knack for asking the difficult questions, which, for whatever reason, are not being asked (either of the customer or of HP NonStop). His keen sense of timing, his ability to think on his feet, add humor when appropriate or required, all have made Roy a welcome repeat host for not just our HP NonStop customer council, but other events as well! Roy understands, that the facilitator role is not a “show-case” for him, but a role to make the meeting the best it can be. His personality and professionalism put the organizers at ease, and creates excitement in, and for, the audience, wondering what he will do or say next! I encourage you to experience him yourself in one of your next events. You and your event will be better for it! Mike Hurst, Director, Global Field Marketing/Business Development, HP.
Meet, Greet & Prosper. Keynote talk or breakout workshop.
If ‘networking’ is part of the conference objective, this talk is a perfect opener. The more senior the audience, the more they tend to rave about this keynote presentation “Meet Greet & Prosper”.A fun, entertaining, interactive session, it teaches delegates how to network more effectively at your event. It is guaranteed to create a ‘buzz’. Roy’s style is interactive, inspiring, respectful and humorous. The talk is a mix of memorable stories, strategies, gentle encouragement as well as practical tips and ideas that even experienced ‘networkers’ find useful.100 free copies of the eBook “Meet Greet & Prosper” included.
Roy’s presentation to my team was exceptional and hugely thought provoking. I would have no hesitation in recommending him. Tim Farazmand, Managing Director at Lloyds Development Capital
Build your Reputation. Breakout workshop.
What you absolutely must know about your reputation and what to do to protect and enhance it in the future. Critically important for your career and your business.
I attended Roy’s session about Reputation Management during the ICCA Congress in Leipzig. Roy’s presentation was fantastic, very hands-on, very engaging and interactive. Not only were the topics so well presented that a listener can immediately implement new ideas for himself, but the content was so well transmitted that the audiences was kept on their toes all the time. I would be looking forward to attending more sessions held by Roy, I can only recommend him as a speaker! Verena Jandak, CMP, Marketing Manager, Vienna Convention Bureau
Communication & People skills breakout workshop.
When it comes to communication and ‘getting on’ with others, everyone does the best they can. However, in so many cases ineffective communication damages personal and professional relationships. This course provides practical, real-world examples of how to instantly improve your ability to understand your own communication style and the different styles used by others.
The first section romps rapidly through some known and many lesser-known examples of communication catastrophes with practical ways to recognise and repair communication difficulties.
How to be Upbeat in a Downbeat World. Breakout workshop.
A fun, entertaining and deeply thought-provoking session, providing attendees with practical, tried-and-tested ways to be a genuinely upbeat person.
Rated 4.89 out of a maximum 5 by 120 members of the Canadian Payroll Association!