Training & Events

September 10th 2019

Slide Presentation Workshop

Build more effective presentations that will engage your audience and achieve your objectives!

This is an interactive workshop where you will learn how to create powerful PowerPoint slides that will keep your audiences engaged and entertained and that will make tour presentations more memorable and effective. During this workshop you will learn tips and tricks to make creating a presentation easier.

Leave with a revised PowerPoint Presentation in hand!

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September 16th 2019

Turning Ambition into Achievement

What do 5 Ryder Cup captains, Premier League footballers, Formula 1 racing drivers, the Ashes winning England Cricket team and NASA have in common?

They have been coached by Jamil Qureshi.

We are thrilled to announce that for the first time ever, Jamil will be running an interactive one day masterclass so that you too can turn your ambitions into achievements.

If you’ve been wanting to make a positive change in your life, career, or business, come along and learn some of the same techniques, tools and approaches that have helped shape the successes of the world’s most elite sports stars and business leaders.

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September 25th 2019

Improve your Improv

Welcome to the world-famous Comedy Store, home not just to great stand-up comedy but to the world famous Comedy Store Players, co-founded by Mike Myers (Shrek, Austin Powers and Wayne’s World), Paul Merton and Neil Mullarkey. You will learn the skills that you so admired on Whose Line Is It Anyway.

Anybody can learn these skills - they are deceptively simple. Indeed, the basic exercises were developed not as a form of theatre but by a social worker in 1920s Chicago. She was helping deprived children find their voice. It was her son that developed them into a form of entertainment, which is now performed all over the world. You will have lots of fun. These skills will stand you in good stead in your speaking career and beyond.

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October 21st 2019

Create a Killer Speaker Showreel that gets you booked – We do it for you!

Give yourself the best chance to get paid speaking gigs by having a Killer Speaker Showreel. Killer because you’ll have not only top quality video and audio but the expertise of a team of bookers working on your reel, who know exactly what other bookers need to see in order to choose you over the competition. We will create not one but three videos for you, your showreel, a TED style talk and an introduction video. The Showreel Day is run by MARIA FRANZONI AND MARY TILLSON FROM MARIA FRANZONI LTD, in collaboration with NEIL ARMSTRONG FILMS AND TOM MORLEY.

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January 27th 2020

How to get booked to speak, again and again and again

Welcome to this highly practical, inspirational and informative workshop, designed to help you expand your speaking business, by showing you: how to strengthen your profile, ensure you are delivering content that is current and relevant, gain clarity about the solutions you provide, and learn techniques to improve your performance in a way that makes you the speaker clients look to book again and again and again. The workshop will be facilitated by JAMIL QURESHI (most booked speaker 2018 across the London Speaker Bureau network) MARY TILLSON, (Head of Momentum and Executive Learning at Maria Franzoni Ltd - Speaker Bureau) and MARIA FRANZONI. (Bureau Owner)

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Communications & Media Training

You've got the speech and the bookings are starting to come through. Now it's time for some promotion. This workshop is run by BBC PRESENTER & JOURNALIST, JAMES PEARCE, who will teach you how to get the best out of the media, but it will do much more than that as well. It will change the way that you approach any important conversation, whether it's a meeting, a question from the back of the room after a speech, or an interview. It's a competitive world and we need to stand out from the crowd. You'll learn how to do that.

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Bringing the skills of Stand-Up Comedians to Speaking

This masterclass has been tailored specifically for speakers who want to excite clients, have their agent eager to find them more bookings, change the lives of their audiences and entertain. COMEDY WRITER AND DIRECTOR, JACK MILNER will share the techniques used by the world’s leading stand-ups, giving you the tools to transform your speech making it more engaging, funnier and inspiring.

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Standing out from the crowd - 121 Presentation Skills Coaching

To be a speaker who stands out from the crowd from other speakers all competing for the same event, and to be one who can deliver a compelling, inspiring, memorable presentation is a fantastic gift and requires a good mix of skills, techniques and approach. We work with hundreds of speakers, and we know which ones we can sell time and time again, and those that sadly, we know we cannot sell because their delivery style and messages simply don’t cut it for our clients. This workshop is facilitated by MARY TILLSON, HEAD OF MOMENTUM AND EXECUTIVE LEARNING AT MARIA FRANZONI LTD.

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The most important instrument in speaking is your voice

With proper control over the voice as a tool, anyone can obtain more clarity and resonance, a wider dynamic range, and ultimately more presence and power when speaking.

Jimmy Cannon works with speakers, coaches and business professionals to help them sustain and protect their voice when speaking.

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