Take Your Speaking and Presentations
from Nervous Wreck to Shining Star!
Yes, you CAN be an impressive,
inspirational and charismatic speaker!
Speaking and Presentation Skills
The Art and Science of Great Presentations
From my forthcoming book:
25 Top Tips for the
Inspirational and Charismatic Speaker
Whether you're looking for 1-2-1 support or practical, interactive workshops for your team, I'd love to help.
Even a 5-minute speech takes a lot of time, energy and preparation - and, of course, practice. You've got to squeeze a lot in, in a short time - without rushing or overloading your audience.
Whether it's speaking up in meetings, facilitating challenging teams or making important presentations, let's tweak - or indeed even transform - your delivery into an impressive, confident and engaging talk.
"I would not have the skills or confidence in speaking today if it were not for Scott Johnston"
Scott is a passionate, enthusiastic and professional trainer. He has impeccable people skills and can make you feel instantly calm and confident. His sessions are always imaginative, interesting and fun and the feedback we receive is always of the highest accreditation. He really cares about the people who attend his sessions and has a genuine interest in helping them to improve their communication skills.
Building my confidence in Speaking and Debating resulted in me taking on the role of JCI Edinburgh President in 2014 and has greatly helped me in running my own business as an Independent Financial Adviser.
I would not have the skills or confidence in speaking today if it were not for Scott Johnston.
Past President JCI Edinburgh
Speaking on stage or to any audience
small or large
Having qualified as a Barrister, I've been speaking and presenting for many years and would love to help you to 'raise the bar!'
That might mean overcoming debilitating nerves, helping you craft a well-structured speech or just working on making your delivery more engaging - or all the above!
Are any of these familiar to you?
promoting your business in a short talk
delivering a message to your team
running a workshop or seminar
a sales pitch
I became a confident speaker in my student days, winning team and individual trophies in 'mooting'.
You've heard of the saying 'a moot point' yeah? Well, 'mooting' is a legal debate for law students - and that's what led to me deciding as a law student to become a Barrister instead of a solicitor.
It also led to me becoming an international debating champion and running training sessions on Thinking On Your Feet - I guess you could call that very advanced presentation skills!
Working together, we can cover all aspects of writing, structuring and delivering your talk or presentation - with or without powerpoint!
To give you some ideas on how I can help, these are the sections in my forthcoming book 'Speechalicous':
Section 1: Preparation, Preparation, Preparation
Section 2: Mindset and Skillset
Section 3: Presentation Essentials
Section 4: Delivering Your Speech
Section 5: Remember to SHINE!
"Scott's open and measured feedback was invaluable"
"Working with Scott has been an excellent experience. He's such a personable guy and passionate about impact, we worked together to refine my presentational style and the open and measured feedback he provided was invaluable"
Thomas Gillan, Chief Officer, Finance & Strategy, Social Investment Scotland
As you will see on the Think On Your Feet (TOYF) page, I run a fun debating club. Here are speaking-related comments - there are more on the TOYF page.
“Highly recommended if you're terrified of public speaking and want to get better in a friendly, supportive environment”
"Scott was very supportive, sharing some pearls of public speaking, which will, undoubtedly, improve my skills of giving public speeches and boost my confidence. Scott is definitely an expert in his field"
Natalia (Russian living in Scotland)