Dr Max Atkinson's original research into public speaking and presentation skills training first came to public notice when a televised experiment showed how he coached a novice with no previous experience of public speaking to win a standing ovation at a political party conference (the film of which can now be seen HERE).
He was formerly a Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford and has held visiting professorships at the Henley Management Collage and other universities in Europe and the USA.
He has acted as a consultant on presentation skills, public speaking, speech writing and speaker training for numerous companies and organisations in the UK and abroad, often working individually with CEOs and other board level executives.
In 1985, he ran a training seminar on speech writing in the Reagan White House, and was a close advisor on presentation and speech writing to Paddy Ashdown, former leader of the Liberal Democrats.
PRESENTATION SKILLS TRAINING & SPEECH-WRITING COURSES
One and two day courses for small groups of six or twelve delegates,shorter seminars and workshops for larger numbers and individual coaching on public speaking, presentation and communication. As well as running courses throughout the UK, we have worked for companies in Belgium, Cayman Islands, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the USA and Zimbabwe.
Max Atkinson is also a regular keynote speaker at business and academic conferences.
MAX ATKINSON'S BLOG
This now includes more than 650 jottings on speaking, presentation, conversation and anything else that occurs to me about communication (or life in general) - many of which use short video clips to illustrate the themes being discussed.
Max Atkinson's book, Lend Me Your Ears: All You Need to Know about Making Speeches and Presentations, was first published in 2004 and rose to second place in the Amazon UK bestsellers list in September 2006, and was reprinted for the second time a week later.
KINDLE versions of his most recent books are now available from Amazon.
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