Luan de Burgh – Speaking


Luan de Burgh is a recognised business communication expert who regularly addresses audiences around the world on the art of public speaking, impact and presence and the most effective ways to develop business relationships. For over ten years, Luan has worked extensively with leaders in business across law, finance, pharmaceutical, PR, retail, manufacturing and property as well as with well-known figures in politics and the media.

Luan has an MA in Voice and Speech from the University of London (CSSD). His research on ‘How contemporary politicians use their voices to inspire, inform and persuade’ enabled him to work closely with Members of Parliament across all parties. Luan went on to lecture at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), as well as voicing audio books, documentaries and hosting live events.

Luan draws on his wealth of knowledge and experience to deliver speeches that are engaging and entertaining. His latest portfolio includes –

  • Speaking So Others Listen – Drawing on his experience as a leading expert in the art of oratory, Luan demonstrates the techniques and importance of using the voice effectively to inform, inspire and persuade.
  • Pitch Perfect – Luan discusses the essential techniques of delivering great presentations and how to engage an audience from the start to ensure messages are being clearly received.
  • Impact and Presence – We live in a world where first impressions and positive impact are crucial to making a difference. Luan demonstrates how to have presence, influence others and be the best you can be.
  • Putting Trust to Work – Luan discusses how to develop and nurture business relationships, turn contacts into clients and become a trusted adviser by, amongst other things, being interested in people.
  • The Art of Storytelling  – Luan explains how to adapt various types of well-known storytelling techniques to business presentations and connect with an audience on a deeper level.

Luan is the founding director of the de Burgh Group, a specialist training provider focusing on communication, presentation and personal development for business. Established in 2011, the company has grown year on year, offering a host of inspirational training courses and seminars designed to help people develop to their maximum potential.

He finds his work extremely rewarding and satisfying, travelling the world to speak at events and conferences across Europe, the USA, Australia and New Zealand, Russia, the Middle East and Asia. Luan’s most recent speaking engagements include conferences at PwC, the BBC, Manchester United FC, DLA Piper, Coca-Cola Enterprises and Linklaters.

Luan regularly consults, comments and writes articles in the media on matters relating to communication, impact and delivery, most recently appearing on BBC World discussing the General Election Leaders’ Debate. Later this year, Luan will be publishing his first book on engaging public speaking.

Attending a speaking engagement with Luan is a memorable and life-changing experience. Luan is readily available to deliver his portfolio of speeches as a conference keynote speaker and to host business engagements such as after dinner speeches and award ceremonies or write media material around his expertise in business development.

Please view clips from Luan’s TV appearances here.

Luan de Burgh’s Event Diary 2018

Date Name Location
11th January How successful Pitching & Storytelling Can Win Business London
22nd February Presenting Excellence UK Cyprus Enterprise Council, London
March Effective Communication London
March Networking and Impact Stockholm
April Impact and Presence Dubai
May Authenticity London
15th May Building network to further your career London
May Effective Networking (Webinar) London
May Impact and Trusted Adviser New York
May Trusted Adviser (Webinar) London
14th June Impact and Presence London
27th June Authenticity in Business London
Date to be announced CIPD London

Luan de Burgh’s Event Diary 2017

Date Name Location
6th February Impact & Influence Dubai
9th February Business Development Dubai
14th March Perfecting Your Presentation Skills Singapore
15th March Perfecting Your Presentation Skills Singapore
16th March Trusted Adviser Singapore
17th March Networking London
28th March Impact & Influence Christ Church, Oxford
29th March Presentation Skills (French/German) Frankfurt, Germany
3rd April Impact & Influence Ashby de la Zouch
6th April Authenticity London
3rd May Impact & Influence Edinburgh
22nd May Authenticity Washington DC, USA
24th May Authenticity San Francisco, USA
2nd June Impact & Influence Stockholm, Sweden
7th June Managing Partner’s Forum London
14th June Finding Your Voice London (Barbican)
15th June Perfecting Your Presentation Skills Amsterdam, The Netherlands
16th June Perfecting Your Presentation Skills Antwerp/Brussels, Belgium
27th June Impact & Influence Reading, UK
29th June Authenticity London
6th July How Not to Communicate London
10th July Networking Seminar London
12th September Communicating Effectively London
18-19th September The Alternative Legal Management Summit Oxford Belfry Hotel
13th October Personality and Communication London
23rd-30th October Topics to be announced New Zealand and Australia
17th November Finding Your Voice London (Barbican)
20th November Topics to be announced Dubai
23rd November Impact and Presence Dubai
24th November ILFM Conference London

“In business, effective communication can be a source of competitive advantage and Luan de Burgh is the master of getting it right.”
Sir Nigel Knowles, Former Global Chairman and Senior Partner of DLA Piper, High Sheriff of Greater London

“He is like a comedy turn with a serious angle.  Very, very good.”
Chris Labrey, UK Country Manager, Econocom

“Best speaker I have ever listened to”
Alison Neil, BBC

“Luan de Burgh was the best speaker I’ve ever seen. Hugely informative and very skilfully delivered. Outstanding, hilarious and informative”

“Utterly brilliant”
Sarah Wilder, Coca Cola

“Excellent. Really enjoyable – engaging, interesting and thought provoking.”

Manchester United Football Club

“Luan de Burgh gave a fantastic talk about ‘Becoming a Trusted Adviser’.  His presentation style is lucid, witty and convincing.”

Samantha Cornelius, Co-Head of Employment and Incentives (Hong Kong), Linklaters

“Excellent speaker, very engaging and brilliant delivery of the content.”

“Very engaging, inspiring and motivational speaker.”

“Outstanding speaker.”

“Brilliant speaker – charismatic and engaging.”

“I would come to any event on any topic with this speaker.”

“Watching and listening to the presenter – leading by example.”

“Fantastic speaker – great passion really brought topic to life.”
DLA Piper WIN event ‘Storytelling in Business’ for General Counsel and Senior Legal Counsel

“Luan de Burgh has an unusual ability to quickly sense the culture of his client and to adapt his guidance both to that culture and the needs of their business. He connects with and inspires people at all levels with unusual prescience and a quick wit.”
Richard Bate, Head of Real Estate, Gowling WLG

“Luan de Burgh delivered an excellent session to our global corporate group on the importance of storytelling in business – clearly demonstrating how the use and power of stories can deliver objectives. He drew on real experiences from people in the firm to bring to life his message and set out practical examples. Luan left a significant and positive impression on those attending.”
Matthew Appleton, Partner, Allen & Overy LLP