What we do and how we do it
The de Burgh group is home to a team of highly proficient communicators, with a background of experience and achievement in the real world. Through training courses, seminars and 1:1 coaching we teach you how to read people, to know what they want and how to best communicate your message. Just as importantly, we also give tips on what not to do.
We provide a range of professional in-house training packages. These include training sessions and seminars for large groups (of 50+) which focus on basic skills and combine talk, video and interactive activities – perfect for graduate trainees and managers of all levels.
For more intensive training, we offer practical based sessions for small groups, and particularly effective for mid – high level managers. Our specialist 1:1 coaching, customised and covering topics from public speaking to addressing the camera, is in demand with those who are at the top of their game, from company directors and CEOs to politicians.
Specialist Conferences and Seminars
We are expanding our programme of specialist seminars that feature key industry speakers that have a record of achievement and expertise in their dedicated sectors. These events give attendees an insider’s view through the sharing of experience and knowledge which imparts a real insight into speakers’ respective fields.
These events provide an excellent platform for reviewing business and how one could do it better. They also provide an excellent opportunity to forge new ties and connections through networking. For more information on coming events, please visit the Seminars page.
de Burgh not only delivered exactly what we wanted but also succeeded in hitting exactly the right note, raising some laughs and giving the teams practical skills to take away and put into immediate use.
Exceeded expectations! Very enjoyable and useful – it was excellently delivered.
Excellent structure. Very insightful. Really enjoyed my day, thank you!
Very useful tips and information. Excellent course.
Great structure, delivery and content. Would recommend.
Very useful and important session. Excellent delivery
Very professional delivery – interesting and engaging. Many thanks.
Very useful insights and excellent delivery
Excellent delivery. Exceeded expectations. Learnt a lot in a supportive environment. Nice folder too!
Excellent presenter – very clear, encouraging and personable
Excellent practical session – reiterated important messages and techniques that are often forgotten
Exceeded Expectations (Personal Impact) – much better than previous courses with different providers
Excellent presenter (Personal Impact) – he showed us, not just told us, what he was delivering
A very well presented course and an excellent trainer. More fun than I expected it to be.
Excellent, very practical and relevant. Would love to do it again.
Exceeded expectations! I didn’t think I would enjoy training on this (Presentation Skills) – I did. It was excellently delivered.
The workshops have been absolutely stellar and completely brilliant! They are the best skills workshops on the GDL course and at University
Excellent. Very useful (Presenting in English as a Non-Native Speaker)
Excellent! Thank you for the course. (Presenting in English as a Non-Native Speaker)
I’ve done a few courses related to Presentation Skills, however this one was my favourite (Presenting in English as a Non-Native Speaker)
Very enjoyable and useful course (Personal Impact) – the presenter was engaging and enthusiastic
Brilliant. Interactive. Funny. Knowledgeable. I thought it was really great and everyone was made to feel at ease instantly.
I can honestly say I was completely engaged with the course and all of its content. I have taken so many positives away that I feel so much more confident in my approach to delivering a good presentation. I don’t often write reviews, however I feel that the course was well worthy of one. Fully enjoyed.
I found the session to be very helpful, insightful and engaging and it is not often that I am able to say that about training of any sort.
I very much appreciated the direct feedback. I also felt the development session was very productive.
I was able to express my ideas calmly and effectively during the presentation as a result of the coaching.
Highly stimulating and relevant session that focussed on a core area for all legal professionals
I thoroughly enjoyed the seminar. Excellent speakers with lots of good examples to take away. I learnt a lot about public speaking
The ability to communicate, whether orally or in writing, is probably the most important skill for a lawyer – the most valuable advice (from the seminar) was that anyone can be a good speaker provided they practice enough. Very useful.
Perfect content and training. Luan has all the skills we want to mimic in improving personal impact.
I have been on several courses of this type over a period of time; this (Effective Presentation Skills) has been by far the best by concentrating on the personal aspect of putting a presentation together.
Excellent course. Very valuable lessons given to improve presentation skills. Fulfilled expectations.
Really refreshing to look at presentations from a different angle rather than just structure. Excellent
The course was taught very clearly and tailored to our needs.
Excellent. Engaging. Would recommend and use again. Good humour and able to match mood of group
I have to say that was one of the two best external training courses I have ever been on – the other one being in New Zealand back in 1996. Fun! Entertaining! Stimulating!
Engaging, incredible, informative and engaging.
Thank you for a great training session. I found it both valuable and enjoyable, and would definitely recommend to any individual or business.
Truly excellent & professional. Definitely use for more training
Very good stuff – the course was brilliant (Personal Impact)
Very interesting and useful course.
Extremely useful and practical; very competent and energetic trainer.
The course (Effective Presentation Skills) was excellent and thoroughly enjoyable.
Really useful session – great to work on 1-1 basis.
Very good. Much better than the competitors I’ve seen.
Excellent and very practical
Excellent delivery and very useful
Excellent opportunity to think about and look at yourself
Very valuable session with direct relevance to current work. Direct and practical value. Excellent training. I really enjoyed it.
Really useful – I have learnt a great deal about myself and understand the need to rehearse
The speaker was absolutely fantastic.
I very much enjoyed the afternoon. Very well organised…very practical tips of both what to do and perhaps more importatnly what not to do
Well delivered and enormously beneficial session
Speaking in the bearpit of the House of Commons chamber is unlike any other form of public speaking but working with Luan de Burgh has really helped me to meet those challenges with much improved confidence.
A very knowledgeable and perfect trainer – everything was explained clearly and I have been given so much more confidence.
Having had this 1-1 coaching myself, I arranged for my team to have a training course and the results have been spectacular – they are motivated and very aware of their impact on others and as a result their own teams are functioning far better. Extremely useful and very practical as opposed to some courses which just give you loads of dull handouts. Highly recommended
The trainer had the technical skills and personality to really connect with individuals, creating an environment where people understood and learnt the mechanics of vocal delivery and exercises to develop presentational skills.