When those choices in life take you
to places only ever imagined
and experiences you never even dreamed.
ROCK STAR OR BUST
In 1995 I quit my corporate job and joined the Musicians Institute in London.
I wanted to be a Rock Star
I was lucky enough to be tutored by Michael Jackon's Guitarist 'Jennifer Baton' (what a dream). After graduating, my Rock Star days took a different direction. I'd taught a group of fellow students the psychology behind music performance & confidence which helped them get their grades. Their advice - "go and teach that! Because you're great at it". I taught that - 'NLP' and had the fortune of working with Dr. John Grinder on a project in Sydney Aus. with Prof. Alan Snyder some years later.
'Weird how things don't always
work out as you imagine.'
"Everything is a Test.
If it fails, it's a test.
and it succeeds, it's still a test"
After starting my own business teaching personal transformational development, I was on the trail to find that elusive X - 'what causes success in presenting?'
How can I be sure that what I was presenting got Buy-in.
From Fortune 500 companies, C+ executives, celebrities and international sports coaches through to people like you and I, I was teaching, coaching and consulting methods that would later be brought together to form PResult.
These were new techniques and methods that I'd developed that made it quicker and easier to achieve transformational personal change and most importantly this change could be done without the need for a coach or having to going on course after course to get results.
And then it all went horribly wrong.
I took myself away and spent time with with my family. I needed time to heal and find myself.
I had an opportunity to work in a big corporate, I still needed to pay the bills. It was a struggle everyday going in, but if you're gonna' come out of it alive, bleating and whining at home was not going to cut it.
I was given the task of re-designing their presentation skills programme. It was in this place I found that elusive X. And it was not what I expected to find, nor how and it helped me 'become me'.
The programme became a hit and was their highest attended training programme.
I'd used the same structures and principles that helped with a $6.5M hostage situation where presenting was required to bring it home and then build this programme into a best seller.
The personal change I'd developed over the years and what I'd found for myself together with the thousands of people I've helped and business to become more successful are about - how to take an idea and get others to take action.
Because presenting is only about how to get 'Buy-in'.
For Everyone to Enjoy, Love and Fearlessly Present with Passion, Heart and Meaning.
To enable the children and adults of this world to know the freedom of
communicating capably and confidently.
Teach the World How to Present Fearlessly
Conquer - Present - Win
What we can learn from how we re-create the world using other forms of media are an inquiry into the way our minds work.
We present because we have a need to get our 'ideas' out there. In the same way we have a need to express ourselves through forms of art.
I play guitar and draw. I find these eminently intrinsic to the whole notion of communication.
A voice coach who shapes a presenters ‘story’. Who also creates sustainable luxury candles.
The Ineffable dog that keeps our sanity at bay.