20 years of storytelling for business by international trainers and storytellers Speakers' Corner
International trainers and storytellers

Testimonials

“To be able to tell more powerful, more inspiring stories to drive our business in 2016 is
critical. The training over-delivered on every front so thank you!”
MARK MIDDLEMAS, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS, RADIUMONE NORTHERN EUROPE

“Their relaxed, inclusive and forthright manner was most refreshing and based on the
feedback I received from the participants, without exception, they all thoroughly
enjoyed working with both Barry & Sally and each person felt that they benefited from
the training.”
MARGARET ARNOLD HEAD OF HR LEO BURNETT TORONTO

“Thanks for your inspiring storytelling training and tips. Really glad I had the opportunity
to “jump on your bus” albeit just for a day because I’m all the better for the ride”
DEE EVANS, TNS GLOBAL

“Working with Speakers’ Corner, our company has gained incredible knowledge about
creative communication. I would recommend them to any company.”
PETRA HOYOS, BUSINESS DIRECTOR, JWT CEE+ME

“Barry and Sally of Speakers’ Corner have the ability to teach, coach and inspire delegates
to believe in themselves, to understand the audience’s needs and to create powerful
messages which can win business”
ALEX CRAVEN, SALES STRATEGY & MARKETING DIRECTOR, VIDEOLOGY EMEA

“We have used Speakers’ Corner for a number of years to teach presentation best practice.
They are also very effective at getting the best from our teams in the vital area of new
business.”
JEREMY REDHOUSE, CHAIRMAN, REDHOUSE LANE

“This storytelling workshop should be mandatory training for everybody in an agency.”
SENIOR DIGITAL DIRECTOR MINDSHARE WORLDWIDE

“Speakers’ Corner is the first place I would go to for media sales training or presentation
courses as they are the best in the business.”
JOHN PENTIN, VP GLOBAL SALES SMARTOLOGY.NET

“Participants enjoyed exclusive and dedicated step by step training in how to structure the
creative sell. The response was phenomenal from those lucky enough to participate. I also
noticed that most of the participants were walking a few cms taller after the session.”
TANYA DERNAIKA, PLANNING AND TRAINING LEADER, MEMAC OGILVY MENA

“You’ve added great value to our business.”
NICK SPERRIN, PRESIDENT CARAT GLOBAL MANAGEMENT

“Thanks very much for your time, encouragement and this info! Very much appreciated. It was a really helpful session. Thank you.”
KERRY CORKE, STRATEGIC INSIGHT DIRECTOR KANTAR WORLDPANEL UK

“I first came on your “Selling Creative Work” workshop some 10 years ago. I have used your selling principles ever since.”
GRAHAM WALL CREATIVE DIRECTOR, THE MARKETING STORE WORLDWIDE

“I remain a huge fan of your approach, which comes through in all your emails too – humour, integrity, belief in others, working with the grain of the individual and helping them unlock their confidence and imagination… not sure what it is, but the recipe works.”
RICHARD LOMAX, DIRECTOR REDHOUSE LANE

“Thanks again for a really great course – I found it challenging and overall you both created an open environment that pushed me out of my comfort zone.
AMY LEWIS, WCRS WHO ATTENDED A ONE DAY STORYTELLING COURSE AT THE IPA.

“For over 10 years Speakers Corner has been an integral and valuable part of PAC, providing insights and presentation skills to some 700 ‘students’ from across all disciplines of the international marketing communications industry.
ANGUS GRIEVE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR IAA UK

“Thank you very much for working with us to build a training day that not only provided our novice speakers with the key tools they will need as they develop as presenters, but for also spending a half day working with one of our industry experts prior to a major conference to ensure his delivery was polished and pitch perfect. The feedback from the entire group was incredibly positive and the results impressive.
SUZI MUTCH UK MARKETING MANAGER, WOLTERS KLUWER|FRSGLOBAL

Delegate Testimonials

“A fantastic day in which I’ve learnt so much and was witness to my own development”
Carat Global

“Although an 8 hour training session, you gain from it years of experience”
180 Amsterdam

“I now know to think of a presentation not as a document of information but as an event, a visual story that draws in your audience.”
Hotwire PR

“A fresh approach to training that really challenged me and opened my mind to new styles of delivering information.”
ZenithOptimedia

“It forces you to really think about your audience and what you want them to take away from your presentation. Effective and very enjoyable.”
Aldi Stores

“Listen and learn. The nuggets are invaluable.”
Mediacom

“Every piece of work has a story. I learnt how to tell that story.”
UM Dubai

“Your advice was invaluable in helping us re-focus our thinking on our new business presentation.”
Fox Murphy

“No matter which level you are at, Barry and Sally will be able to give you the tools you need to improve.”
Carat Global

“By planting a seed in the clients head you’re half way to the sale before they’ve seen it.”
McCann Erickson

“I’ve learnt that everyone, including clients, like to be told a story!”
JWT UK

“Charismatic trainers – very well prepared – logical and strategic.”
IAA Bucharest

“This course really puts you through your paces – but it’s worth it. I’ve learnt a lot and feel more confident.”
Rapier

“You frequently go to courses and workshops where you reinforce what you already know. This was different. It presented new ways of thinking about issues that matter. It was also fun.”
Skandia

Sally and Barry were energetic and very good at encouraging development and personal critique of all participants.
Gyro International

“I have never been in a training session where I have seen so much self-improvement in a day”.
Synovate

“A great fun way of bringing the richness of human interest stories from the real world into a business context”
Carat Global

Speech testimonials

UK Speechwriters Guild Conference London February 2012
– Title: “Make it Stick”

“Barry Graham’s presentations stick in the mind because they have humour, anecdotes and plenty of worldly wisdom. We love having him speak at the UK Speechwriters’ Guild because he gives the audience tips and principles that they can use when they get back to the office, and keep using for the rest of their careers.”
Brian Jenner – Founder UK Speechwriters Guild

Speech at the UK Guild of Speechwriters Conference September 2010
– Title: “Never give a speech without a story”

“I heard Barry discuss storytelling. It was extremely valuable. He understands the human interaction that makes stories so persuasive. The presentation was full of insights, one after another, brilliantly demonstrating the profound power of story-telling.”
John Shosky, Ex-speechwriter to the White House