The brief was to engage, entertain and educate a group of international GAF bankers - no mean feat. Luan de Burgh not only delivered exactly what we wanted, tailoring the presentation to our very precise requirements, 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. The feedback from the team was overwhelmingly positive especially when compared to their usual "not bad" comments! What I really valued was the way Luan worked with us, taking time to listen to what we required and making a number of positive and constructive suggestions - this was no "off the shelf" product and it was the extra details that gave his work the quality that resonated with the audience. Subsequently we have engaged Luan on a series of follow up pieces of work such was the success of the first session. I enjoyed working with him very much and have no hesitation in recommending him and his company.
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.
Throws you out of your comfort zone but much more enjoyable experience than I expected and I gained a lot of very useful tips and feedback (Personal Impact)
Perfect content and training. Luan has all the skills we want to mimic in improving personal impact.
Exceeded expectations. Great Fun.
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 and makes you realise that practice is essential and follow up courses - or a series of courses - is very desirable.
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 and the feedback of the presentations was very valuable and useful. I have gone away feeling far more confident after the course than I thought I would. Thank you.
Excellent. Engaging. Would recommend and use again. Good humour and able to match mood of group
Really good - I learnt a lot about my strengths and weaknesses. Interesting to watch myself on video and observe subconscious behavious. Luan was great - humourous and engaging and helped with my nerves
Really useful - have done this sort of training before but never so much practising. Very good engagement and kept everyone's attention
Brilliant! made me really understand what I need to work on when presenting
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!
Very helpful, particularly the breathing techniques for calming nerves and voice projection
Luan de Burgh's "delivery style and format was very engaging, memorable and entertaining."
Thank you for a great training session. I found it both valuable and enjoyable, and would definitely recommend to any individual or business.
I don’t think any other training session to date has had as much of an impact on my behaviour.
Best training to date - wish it had been longer
Truly excellent & professional. Definitely use for more training
Excellent, useful and practical and very engaging trainer
The practical training, delivery and feedback was excellent
Very good stuff - the course was brilliant (Personal Impact)
Very interesting and useful course.
Excellent practical sessions and excellent trainer feedback.
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 lively course leader who made the subject interesting and was extremely engaging
Very good. Much better than the competitors I've seen.
Excellent and very practical
Excellent delivery, very interesting and extremely helpful for confidence boosting
Excellent content, practical sessions and feedback
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
Very useful - much to take away, rehearse and continue using
The speaker was absolutely fantastic. The presentation was concise and clear and allowed me to put all these skills together in an effective took kit. Highly recommended
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.