What Our Clients Say About Us
Dee’s presentation skills course was excellently received by the team. Every person who attended said they saw a huge difference in themselves and each other from the start of day 1 to the end of day 2. Dee’s 4MAT structure has also been hugely beneficial and is being used across the team, resulting in more concise presentations. Would highly recommend.
Category & Shopper Marketing Controller
Before I worked with Simply Amazing Training, even the thought of presenting made me suffer from panic attacks and made me feel physically unwell. During the mindset mentoring session we uncovered the “monkeys” as Dee calls them, that were causing the issues and I learnt how to turn them into more positive thoughts instead. In another session, I learnt the tricks on the structure and preparing a presentation which gave me lots of practice which was just as well because only a few weeks later I presented at an all company conference … I felt so much better about it than I ever have before – my monkeys were under control.
Credit Controller – Global Manufacturing Company
I must say that making that first contact was a big step for me and I am extremely pleased with the outcome. The course is very well structured and the techniques learnt invaluable in addressing public speaking fears. We developed a good 1:1 relationship quickly. I no longer shy away from opportunities to run meetings and present updates, in fact, I have since done several types of presentations with great success. I have made a big step forward and I feel so much happier and better within myself. I am about to change role and it was my increased confidence gained from this course that gave me the impetus to seek out a different opportunity.
Director – UK Consumer and Corporate bank
I decided I wanted to do motivational speaking, [The course] taught me how to structure a talk, what was my ethos, what I believed in, what were my core priorities in a talk … the things I needed to change I’ve changed … I’m happy with my talk. I thought it was full of energy, the reaction from the crowd was good [and I included] some of the key points suggested to help me so I’ve got no complaints. My confidence in how to structure a talk, how to be a speaker has grown and that’s just been working one to one.
Click here to see a short clip showing Michael Duberry motivational speaking and talking about his mentoring experience.
Michael Duberry – Ex-Professional Footballer
Now Motivational Speaker and coach
After the Pro training, I felt very much happier, more confident and enthusiastic about my presentations. I know how to prepare and structure presentations. I know I can present well because I know how to adapt my message to what the audience wants. I now use less unnecessary hand gestures [and when I do use my hands it is for more meaningful gestures]. I am speaking more slowly and pausing more regularly [hence] less stuttering. I really liked the immediate feedback correcting me instantly.
Richard Lee – Entrepreneur, Reporter at Sky
and Performance Coach
The mindset course on ‘monkey taming’ is brilliant. For the first time, I was able to dedicate time to thinking about the things that were holding me back. The techniques and style make the ‘monkey taming’ process simple and effective, and allowed me to change my mindset.
In the Pro session, we worked on a presentation that I was to deliver at a big industry event – understanding how to get the key messages out, connect with the audience better and ultimately feel more at home ‘on stage’. I was extremely happy with my delivery and received some excellent feedback from the delegates at the conference.
Most presentation courses you come away thinking “that was great” and then forget it all… this one changes you, for the better, forever.
Head of Category – FMCG
10/10 Better presentations! After seeing Dee speak at our annual conference I decided to sign up to her public speaking coaching lessons. I was not as confident as I’d liked to have been about preparing and delivering presentations. We tamed my ‘public speaking monkeys’ (as Dee calls them) and learnt advanced skills. Her unique approach really worked. I now feel much more confident, prepared and deliver clearer presentations. Highly recommended!
Operations Director – UK Serviced Offices Group
I took these programmes shortly before speaking at our annual conference and I had never spoken in public before. During the trainings, I learnt posture, better storytelling and how to speak with more pauses and less “ums”. We learnt how to present without even using PowerPoint and to easily remember what to say. Following the courses, I feel so much more prepared and clear and a lot less nervous. The conference talk went really well and everyone praised me on how well I’d done – I remembered everything I wanted to say without any slides at all.
Customer Services Manager – Global Manufacturing Company
This presentation skills course was excellently received by the team. Every person who attended said they saw a huge difference in themselves and each other from the start of day 1 to the end of day 2. The Simply Amazing Structure (SAS) has also been hugely beneficial and is being used across the team, resulting in more concise presentations. Would highly recommend.
Category & Shopper Marketing Controller – Consumer Goods
The 4MAT has been a big revelation. I have unlearnt a lot to learn one new technique. I think my outlook and approach is fresher and sharper. I really liked the trainer – the energy was contagious. The training was relatively fast and Dee took us along well.
Sales Manager – Photography
Thank you for a brilliant session. I’m actually amazed how much we achieved in one evening. I knew you were good but had no idea you were THAT good! just watched the video again and didn’t cringe once, which is good. In fact I thought I was pretty good. Actually looking forward to practising at work and showing them what I’m made of and more importantly refocusing my efforts on getting what I need out of them to fuel my future plans. Thanks hugely for your coaching. Keep up the good work and one by one you’ll get all the worlds monkeys under control.
Director – Global Financial Services Company
Before the training I was a little sceptical – I’d been on a lot of courses and wasn’t sure what else I needed to learn. I thought it would be a breeze. I can safely Dee put me through my paces and I really appreciate that! It is now 5 weeks since our in-house presentation skills training course and I have given 2 significant presentations with great results. One of the presentations was to a major customer and the feedback was that she “really she loved it”. I came out of the meeting absolutely buzzing and felt it couldn’t have gone better, it was really interactive and we’ve since secured a diary slot with them to present every month.
I’ve been using the techniques we practised not only for presentations but for my general workload when I’m planning a project and scoping out work. To be honest the structure is one of the most useful things I’ve ever taken on from a training! I’ve also found it saves a lot of work as well because by using your approach it really helps me to see if I need to do this or that and focus on the important things – it’s become part of my working life. I’ve also improved my slides: I use visuals not boring bullet points now. I’m able to encourage interaction easily and keep the presentation on track.
Category Manager – Food Manufacturer
I have learnt more of a structure to the presentation so I am thinking more about what the audience want than what I want to say. The training was Interactive and practical – we were not just told how to do it we actually did it. It was a really relaxed environment and it felt safe.
Marketing – Media production
Thank you for a great day and making it interesting and not scary. I learnt a great structure for presenting and removing the monkeys which I can use in the future, learning how to give feedback positively was also useful for myself and my team.
Sales Manager – Medical Devices
“I demanded a crash course in Public Speaking and that’s what I got! Fantastic results in a very short period of time. Really enjoyed being coached by Dee.”
Property Professional and Investor
‘It was lovely to meet you over the last couple of days and fantastic to be part of your session. I was engrossed by your approach and loved every minute. I left feeling completely inspired. Your book is now top of the reading pile and I will make a start tonight. Thanks again for a WONDERFUL session – I could have listened to you all day and hope to have the opportunity to do just that at some point.’
“After hearing Dee Clayton speak at an Enterprising Women event I asked her to speak at a number of my networking events on the subject of public speaking. She has the amazing ability to engage and entertain an audience and is a delight to listen to. She received excellent feedback from the audience on all occasions and has made the subject of presentations skills interesting and informative.”
Debbie Gilbert – Owner – Viva Business Networking
“Dee spoke at one of our Enterprising Women networking events and she instantly created a rapport with the audience as Dee is extremely confident and has a great sense of humour which shone through. She shared her business expertise with enthusiasm and left the audience feeling inspired which created a vibrant atmosphere for lively networking afterwards.”
Alison Medlock – Membership Services Manager – Enterprising Women