What our clients say about us...

Our Workshops and programmes have consistently 

received high acclaim from our clients.

We are very proud of this.

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On 'Performing in front of an audience':

'You will surprise yourself on this programme.'

'I have no hesitation in recommending them.'

'By far the best training i have ever attended.'

' A strong and intelligent mix of practical exercises, instructor-led sessions and group interaction.'

'This course has the power to really change the way people think and operate in the work place.'

'It was genuinely eye-opening and a great pleasure to attend.'

On Corporate Impact and Corporate Theatre:

'The Talking Trade were fundamental in helping 50 staff to perform our successful training event, Masterclass, to 700 people in a West End Theatre. Their creativity, involvement and coaching skills were exemplary.'

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'I spent six years as a professional lecturer and when I took that position I went through an intensive two week course followed by six months of 'pain' to get where these guys took us in just two days.'

'Hard work but probably the best training I have ever been on.'

'A really worthwhile use of two days.'

'Completely priceless.'

'Brilliant. I can now see how to control the pace and engage an audience.'

'I now see business presentations as performances.'

'Wow. This workshop should be compulsory for anyone involved in presentations.'

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'A course that tests the mind, stimulates the senses and challenges every presentation norm and then goes on to equip you with the tools and techniques for real presentation impact'

'The Talking Trade crew are brilliant at reaching the parts that other presentation groups don't even get close to.'

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'Performing in front of an audience is the best course I have ever attended. The teaching style is great and kept me captivated at all times. John and Lawrence make a great team and are truly inspiring; the techniques they taught me have led to people commenting on how dynamic my style of presentation is.'

'Thank you once again for your superb course. Although I found it very difficult, I enjoyed it immensely and the guidance and enthusiasm of John and Lawrence was a huge help in what has always been a difficult area for me.'


'I had a great time. I feel I can trust myself now to be spontaneous.'

'An absolute success.'

'I put my team through the presentation skills workshop and was delighted with it. 
It was an excellent and it also served as a great team bonding exercise.'

'The approach is refreshingly different, absorbing and very testing.' 


‘The course was invaluable and exceptionally inspirational’

‘I have participated in 6 formal presentation skills courses in my career. Talking Trade is, BY FAR, the most unique and helpful. The concept of treating a presentation like a performance is truly unique… and truly appropriate. I can't remember much from the other 5 courses I took. I will never forget the key messages from Talking Trade’

‘I have participated in many training sessions over my career, and have trained people in similar sessions, the brilliant job you have done is well above others - you made it an ‘experience’

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Having lead many diverse business across the Oracle ecosystem over the past 10 years, I believe I can say that Talking Trade have been a vital ingredient in the successes achieved. Whenever I start a new fiscal year I engage The Talking Trade as they deliver new, exciting and insightful solutions to drive new behaviours and inspirational ideas from all members of the team, whether Sales, Pre-Sales or Operations. Given that the success of any team is built on People first, then it’s very clear where The Talking Trade play a crucial part in my businesses. I use their services in group and individual Personal development programs, this enables me to retain the best staff and controls my attrition levels throughout the term of leadership. A great service from a great company, I will continue to grow my successes through engagements with The Talking Trade.

David Tweddle – Head of UK A&C.

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Hi Lawrence,

It would appear that I owe you a debt of gratitude.
As having done my promotion board this morning, in their madness they appear to have approved my promotion (go figure).

Also as part of my thanks for your help in getting me ready for my re-presentation, I told the panel that what I’d learned from spending time with you was both valuable and worthwhile, to the extent that I told both Gillian Channer (Snr Director Business Operations EMEA) & Nick Jackson (VP Business Operations EMEA) that we should really use more of your services in individual coaching as well as team events for pre-sales/boot-camp stuff you already do.
Again thank-you for your help and support.

Cheers David

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Hi Lawrence

Thank you for bringing more richness into this very special moment of my life.

In all of these years I’ve tried to exploit memorable ways of interacting with all the people I had the chance to meet, in order to build valuable relationships.

It’s like all the pieces I’ve collected so far are coming together now, and the learning never ends: I’m so lucky!

The pleasure was fine I find myself both assured and challenged by your training... I am already seeing the benefits and a new awareness of self and others. I look forward to my next course with you in February.