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.

“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