CASE STUDIES
& TESTIMONIALS

The Presentation
Accelerator:


As part of Bloomberg’s global diversity and inclusion initiative, Alex ran a 12-week programme designed to help their employees speak with more confidence, communicate with clarity and connect with their audience when presenting at work.

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Turning Leaders into Conference Speakers

The Thought Leadership Accelerator:

Catalina Eikenberg was the Global Head of Sustainable Business at Newman Caffe Group. She had been asked to deliver a keynote at an industry-leading event called Re:co Symposium and she wanted to deliver a talk that the audience would remember.

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Preparing Keynote Speakers for Company Wide Events

The Public Speaking Accelerator:

Every year, Ascential PLC host an in-person conference where all their employees from across the world come together in London for a 5-day company showcase. Alex ran a 10-week programme to prepare 15 of the event's keynote speakers.

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CUSTOMERS & TESTIMONIALS

Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech
Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech
Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech
Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech
Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech
Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech
Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech
Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech
Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech
Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech
Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech
Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech
Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech
Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech
Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech
Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech
Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech
Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech
Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech
Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech
Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech
Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech
Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech
Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech

Testimonials on The Public Speaking Accelerator
for Professionals at Work

"I've loved every minute of the course. Alex is able to draw people in and make them engage which is really powerful. What I love about Alex is that he has a high level of EQ, he gets people, and because of that, it wasn’t an out of the course box. The personalised feedback he gave meant it didn’t take away my personality or presentation style, it’s enhanced it, giving me the confidence to be my authentic self.

Since completing the course, I now make a massive effort to focus on my authority of tone. In my presentations, I need to be able to hold my own and all of the work that we did on the programme will help me do this. I know what my core purpose is, how to structure a story so it flows and so that people can follow, and the need to have a very clear message at the end to wrap it up and get people to take action."


Dawn Osbourne Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Atos

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"This course has been a BRILLIANT experience! I’ve learned about talk structure, built a bank of stories that I can use to articulate complex ideas and my confidence to present has improved significantly. Alex’s coaching was outstanding; he delivered his sessions with real credibility and the feedback I’ve had since delivering my latest presentation has made the whole process very rewarding."

Nancy Parks, People Director, Ascential plc

Testimonials on 121 Coaching Programmes

"I recently became Chief People Officer at Flo Health and reached out to Alex to help me nail my public debut at their company All-Hands. By the end of our first session we had created a talk outline, which immediately lowered my stress levels. We then worked together to strengthen the message so it would land with maximum impact on the day. With the presentation created, our focus turned to the performance. 

I learnt how to deliver pre-planned content authentically and practiced until I was ready to ace the talk. And I did… I've had messages come through from members of the team that have never met me before! Alex is an exceptionally talented communication coach and I can’t wait to take the lessons that I have learnt into my next speech. I'll be recommending working with Alex to our leadership team on future public engagements in the wider industry."

Ann Roberts, Chief People Officer, Flo Health

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“I have been speaking publicly for many years. But one session with Alex has shown me many ways I could improve the structure of my talks. I’m looking forward to putting his teachings into practice.”

Graham Hobson, Entrepreneur. Advisor. CTO. Founder of Photobox.

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Working with Alex has been hugely beneficial. I was recently promoted to Head of EMEA Sales and knew I was going to have to present in all sorts of scenarios; from sales pitches in meeting rooms to speeches at large industry conferences. Alex has given me the tools to create great presentations quickly, along with the all-important confidence needed
to deliver with impact when it matters most.

Robin Ward, Head of EMEA Sales, Partnerize

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I was asked to present at Bayer’s Global Farma Conference and my coaching session with Alex made a huge difference! Thank you!

Mildred Nadah Pita, Head of Global Healthcare Programs Middle Africa,
Bayer Pharmaceuticals

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“Alex's programme has been a fantastic experience. I’ve left the programme with more confidence and a completely new way of thinking about presenting to the team.”

Nic Brisbourne, Managing Partner at Forward Partners VC

Testimonials on The Thought Leadership Accelerator

"One of the most rewarding and valuable experiences I've had
professionally by a considerable distance."

Dan Murray-Serter, Co-Founder,
Heights and Secret Leaders Podcast

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"Alex is an incredible speaker coach and his Public Speaking Accelerator provided a rigorous, hands-on insight into how to deliver a great speech. From choosing a theme, structuring, writing and refining content; all the way through to the stage.


It has given me critical tactical strategies for pursuing more public speaking – plus the all-important confidence I was probably lacking to put my head above the parapet on a subject matter I feel strongly about, but was somewhat reluctant to jump into. I’m ‘all in’ now."

Jess Butcher, MBE Equality and Human Rights Commissioner

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"Alex has had a huge impact on my relationship with public speaking - it’s something that has filled me with fear since childhood and not letting my nerves get the better of me has always been a challenge. Having started at a new company at the end of last year, speaking at events has become a regular occurrence and Alex came highly recommended as the person that could help me prepare for the challenge. Alex has put me through a tailored programme that has transformed my confidence on stage. My delivery has improved significantly and I’m now equipped with core coping mechanisms to help me deal with my nerves in the lead up to events. Most importantly though, I’ve smashed every speaking engagement since!"

Claire Palmer, Director, Silicon Valley Bank

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"Being coached by Alex, in preparation for my TEDx talk was like being coached by me! Every trick I use with clients was turned on me. Alex's only goal was to get the best result and performance and he doesn't hold back. I was often met with encouragement of 'that's good' closely followed by 'but you can make it better, go back and think about x,y and possibly z! Inspiring me to dig really deep while wrestling with my talk concept.  My rehearsal wasn't in a comfortable quiet room but in Hyde Park at speakers corner with crowds of people stopping, filming and creating a precarious setting testing me fully. When I took the TEDx stage I was prepared. If you want an easy ride then Alex is not the coach for you but if you want to really improve then look no further”

Leon Taylor, Olympic Medalist, Speaker and Executive Coach

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“Alex and I focused on putting together a talk that was going to have a lasting impact on and offline. What has happened since has been incredible; 1.8 million views and counting, the 4th moth watched TEDx talk of 2016 and a book deal!”

Roger Frampton, Model, Movement Coach, Author

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“The feedback I got from Alex fundamentally changed the way I approached my talk. He challenged me to be vulnerable and leave everything on the stage; which I did. The feedback and messages from people who have benefited from it are testaments to that.”

Aimee Bateman, CEO of Careercake.

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“Alex really wanted me to succeed. His feedback not only helps you understand where you need to develop and how to do it, but he delivers it in a way that builds your confidence, which is so important when the pressure is on!”

Laura Penhaul, 2 x World Record Holder and Founder of Adapt Perform

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“So it seems like you taught me well, Alex - I got a bloody standing ovation yesterday! Apparently, it was the first one they’ve ever had! Just wanted to say thank you because I wouldn’t have got there if you hadn’t coached me.”

Whitney Iles, CEO of Project 507

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“Alex always rises to any occasion regardless of the brief. Addressing 20 women all working at different levels about how they can apply good speaking principles to their careers I would imagine is up there with one of the more challenging. And yet he very much delivered.
One of my ladies was a former standup comedian said to me “I wasn’t sure I would be able to take much away from a session on public speaking, and yet I came away with lots to think about.
Very worthwhile”

Alex Depledge MBE, Founder & CEO - Resi