Public Speaking by a trained Speaker.
I hold qualifications in public speaking and communication from Junior Chamber International, Victoria College of Music London, the Association of Speakers Clubs and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). I have won a total of 17 speech competitions including two national titles. I am currently building my experience and reputation as a trainer and keynote speaker. I am a Director with Communication Consultants and have delivered training to the following organisations:
Conservative Party UK
Junior Chamber International
Royal Observatory Edinburgh
Scottish Youth Parliament
Young Speakers Initiative
Below are some recommendations from people I have worked alongside or trained:
“Thomas is a great asset to any organisation, he will give your presentation that polished but not too polished feel. I was left with more confidence in what I can achieve when I'm speaking in public. Mine was in the Political world but the benefits can be used in most businesses.” Dominic Gilham - UK Politician
“I saw Thomas win the National Final of the Association Speakers Clubs speech competition in Edinburgh in April 2011. No mean feat as this is the countrys most pretigous speaking body. Thomas is a powerful speaker who commands attention and holds his audiences interest throughout.” Terry Ryan - Motivational and After Dinner Speaker.
“Thomas is an inspirational speaker, without really intending to be. He speaks with passion and holds the audience in the palm of his hand. I cannot imagine any situation where he would not stand out from the crowd for his communication skills." Gwyneth Millard - National Education Director of the Association of Speakers Clubs.
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Training and Development
Areas of Expertise (8)
Physical Activity and Health
UK Public Speaking Champion 2011 (personal)
This was my second title and I am one of only two people to have accomplished this feat.
Advanced Certificate of Achievement in Public Speaking (personal)
I completed this award through the Association of Speakers Clubs (ASC) having already completed the Certificate of Achievement requiring the successful delivery of ten speaking assignments culminating in the delivery of "The Masterpeice". The advanced certificate required a further five deliveries testing skills such as "The Use of a Microphone" and "Impromptu Speaking".
Gold Medal with Distinction in Public Speaking (personal)
Awarded by the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).
Fellowship Diploma with Honours in Public Speaking (personal)
I have completed Associate, Licentiate and Fellowship diploma's in Public Speaking from the Victoria College of Music, London.
UK Public Speaking Champion 2008 (personal)
I am the youngest ever winner of this title
Queen Margaret University: MSc Public Health Practice 2007
Heriot Watt University: BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science 2005
- Association of Speakers Clubs
- Junior Chamber International
Terry Ryan, Motivational and After Dinner Speaker | Terry Ryan - Prize Winning Public Speaker
“I saw Thomas win the National Final of the Association Speakers Clubs speech competition in Edinburgh in April 2011. No mean feat as this is the countrys most pretigous speaking body. Thomas is a powerful speaker who commands attention and holds his audiences interest throughout.”
Michael Ronayne, Director | College of Public Speaking
“Thomas is a powerful and compelling communicator, who puts his point across with the utmost clarity. I have always been struck by the apparent ease and confidence with which he seems to command the attention of a group of people. As a trainer, in public speaking or communication, he can clearly 'walk his talk' and models what he teaches excellently! But then....you would expect that from a double National Public Speakng Champion, wouldn't you?”
Gwyneth Millard, Board Member | Speakers Trust
“Thomas is an inspirational speaker, without really intending to be. He speaks with passion and holds the audience in the palm of his hand. I cannot imagine any situation where he would not stand out from the crowd for his communication skills.”
Event Appearances (2)
Volunteers: Getting the Right Fit
"The Gathering" Kirkcaldy
The Seldom Seen Kid
UK Public Speaking National Finals Edinburgh
Sample Talks (1)
Most people do not fully appreciate what communication is, what it can achieve or how they can go about becoming better communicators... even people like actors, politicians and professional trainers! I offer an educated insight into communication, its challenges and its possibilities.
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