Speaker & MC
Scott is a highly experienced presenter and accomplished speaker.
He is currently President of PSA Scotland (the Professional Speaking Association) having been a member for many years.
Disrupt HR - June 2019
This is a talk I gave at #DisruptHRGlasgow in June 2019.
There are 20 slides, timed to advance every 15 seconds. You can't change it. It's called Pecha Kucha and it can really trip you up if you're not careful - or ready!!
I went for the 'entertaining with a bit of learning' approach for my 5 minutes. I was first speaker of the evening so had to set a high bar ('scuse the pun) - or maybe just lower the tone!!
'PAID FOR YOUR OPINIONS - NOT YOUR DOUBTS' - based on advice I was given as a Bar student, by the country's then most senior Judge!
Speaking topics include:
Project Yourself with Personal Presence:
You might think you've got it, but don't flaunt it!
ELITE Leaders (for aspiring and established leaders)
The 7 Super Seeds of Exceptional Professional Performance!
For new and aspiring leaders/managers and 'young professionals'
Negotiation and Conflict:
Negotiation Nuggets (mini-workshop)
Are you creating an atmosphere?
Thinking On Your Feet: (mini-workshop) (fun debating)
Event MC / Compere
How often have you seen an event ruined by a bumbling idiot trying to introduce speakers and guests?
Or an awards ceremony go completely flat when the 'host' can't muster enough interest, let alone excitement?
And of course they run completely over time...
I can help your events run smoothly with a professional, yet informal, feel - and make it a bit of fun too!
Scott Johnston, MC
PSA UK & Ireland
"...informal, informative and it made me rethink my approach when dealing with issues of conflict"
“I attended Scott’s Conflict at Work session at my staff day. I found the session informal, informative and it made me rethink my approach when dealing with issues of conflict. I learned useful techniques like finishing a conversation on a positive and also the power of the word ‘BUT’.
I have already used some of the skills discussed during the session. Overall it was a very enjoyable workshop, and the speaker was very engaging.”
Occupational Health Nurse, Edinburgh College