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Carolyn Dunion

Managing Director

Contempo Lettings

My company hosted an annual conference and training event for our franchisee partners.

 

The entire group responded positively and found tangible and lasting benefit. Several delegates proactively contacted me after the event to praise both Scott and his material and spoke highly of how relevant they found the experience.

Scott was particularly easy to deal with when arranging the event and responded to last minute requests very positively. I can highly recommend Scott and we will certainly be using his services in the future.

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

Instead of the above Masterclasses, together we can design a one-off Workshop or a Programme of a few months by pulling the subject areas together - maybe a deep-dive or refresher for a specific skill or a bespoke programme.

For your graduates, young professionals and those returning to work after a break (e.g. redundancy, maternity, ill-health, furlough), you may need more fundamental skills training and general management or leadership development.

I can deliver this for you. Let's have a chat if you're interested in a bespoke Management Development Programme.

"I still remember your training"

“Whenever negotiating I still remember your training and how the other person is looking for something too, understanding what that is and working with that.

Your training is practical tips from someone that is practical and relevant – and in the real world – that people can use and remember easily.”


Alastair Davis, Chief Executive,
Social Investment Scotland

"Impressed with the flair and professionalism with which you delivered the training"

"Many thanks for your help in delivering the Management Development Programme, which was vital in our recent history as an organisation.

 

We were all impressed with the flair and professionalism with which you delivered the training. It is especially difficult to train lawyers (as you well know) - especially if they are in argumentative mood(!).

 

The MDP has been well received and worth the investment. We will try to maintain the standards and approach you have introduced."

Learning and Development - Lead

within a branch of Civil Service 

"sensible and sensitive approach"

"Scott has been a great support through a very difficult business situation. Close friends and family shared my stress and their advice was understandably more angry than Scott’s practical, measured approach.

He really does bring a sensible and sensitive approach to analysing difficult, challenging situations. He helped me make the right decision for me, without telling me what to do or in any way judging me for the situation I had (partly) put myself in.

I had been completely stuck and just didn’t know how to move forward. By understanding my situation, offering welcome ideas and giving me a nudge in the right direction, then keeping in touch to make sure I kept the momentum going, Scott definitely helped me through a very trying time.”


CL, Business Owner

From complete novice speaker to 
World Champion Debater
in only two years!

I went along to my first JCI Debating academy in March 2012 hosted by Scott Johnston. I had never seen a live Debate so I was very much a novice.

 

By the end of the day, I was taking part in my first proper Debate.  

Scott has highly supported me in Debating and Public speaking since. The training paid off in 2014 as I was Captain of the winning Debating teams at both the JCI European and JCI World congresses.

 

I don’t believe any team has won both competitions in the same year.

Leeanne Bradley,
Financial Adviser
www.lbfa.co.uk
Past President JCI Edinburgh 

“experienced and less confident speakers

were able to stretch themselves”

Based on his litigation and debating expertise, Scott led an informal and interactive half-day practical workshop by the end of which everyone had indeed been thinking on their feet and speaking off-the-cuff.

 

Both experienced and less confident speakers were able to fully participate and stretch themselves to learn and practice this most challenging of skills.

 

I am delighted to recommend Scott and look forward to his future sessions at SIBL.

Drew Pryde, Chairman

Scottish Institute of Business Leaders

www.sibl.org.uk

JCI Debating Masterclass 

The debating masterclass was a fantastic and complete "how to" on debating for beginners and lots of tips and fun practice for more experienced debaters. 

 

The training was a perfect balance between listening, and practising; from brief ice-breakers to full blown debates.


Craig Watson, JCI Aberdeen

2011 World Debating Champion

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.

 

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.

Leeanne Bradley, 
Past President JCI Edinburgh 
Financial Adviser  www.lbfa.co.uk
World and European
Debating Champion 

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

This is the full version of Leeanne's wonderfully kind LinkedIn testimonial - you may have seen a summary peppered across the website.  I'm so very proud of Leeanne's achievements!
"From complete novice speaker to 
World Champion Debater
in only two years!"

I attended my first JCI Debating Academy in March 2012 hosted by Scott Johnston. I had never seen a live Debate so was very much a novice.  I had hoped to sit at the back and watch some of the more experienced members and just soak it all up. But this is not the kind of training Scott provides!  


The session was interactive from the start and we were all taking part in various exercises straight away. Making me get out of my comfort zone from the outset allowed me to gain so much more from the session. By the end of the day, I was taking part in my first proper Debate.


Scott has highly supported me in Debating and Public Speaking since 2012. That year I entered both the Public Speaking and Debating competitions at the JCI Scotland National Conference and, with Scott by my side providing invaluable feedback and support, I continued the journey.

Leeanne Bradley,
Past President JCI Edinburgh 

The training paid off in 2014. I was Captain of the winning Debating teams at both the JCI European and World Conferences. I don’t believe any team has won both competitions in the same year. Had I not been encouraged by Scott from the very first time I met him, I would never have entered these competitions let alone think I’d have any chance of winning.

 

Scott then invited me to assist him in his Debating Training workshops. Again, I had no confidence to ever think about becoming a Trainer but Scott’s approach has now allowed me to develop further skills I didn’t think I’d have.  I was then Lead Debating Trainer at JCI Ireland Spring Conference and the Youth Scotland Conference at Stirling University.


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.

Leeanne Bradley,
Financial Adviser, www.lbfa.co.uk
Past President JCI Edinburgh 

...informal, informative and made me rethink my approach

“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.”

Mary McHugh
Occupational Health Nurse, Edinburgh College

Negotiation and Think On Your Feet

“Scott’s sessions were highly engaging,

thought-provoking and participative”

Scott Johnston has delivered two very different, successful sessions for The Scottish Institute for Business Leaders. He was one of a number of speakers at our two-day Commercial Negotiations event in 2014. Scott delivered two well-received sessions, was co-facilitator for the event and participated in a popular mock hostage negotiation, run by Police colleagues.

 

As a clear expert in his field, Scott successfully presented a good insight into the tactics and techniques of "Negotiating like a Lawyer", how to negotiate fees in the world of business and his "7½ Magic Ps" Formula. Scott made sure that his contributions dove-tailed well with other speakers and that his sessions were highly engaging, thought-provoking and participative.

 

The second session Scott ran for SIBL, in 2015, was how to 'Think On Your Feet'. Based on his litigation and debating expertise, Scott led an informal and interactive half-day practical workshop by the end of which everyone had indeed been thinking on their feet and speaking off-the-cuff. Both experienced and less confident speakers were able to fully participate and stretch themselves to learn and practice this most challenging of skills.

 

I am delighted to say that Scott will once again be delivering both sessions for SIBL in the coming months.

 

Scott has also been a valuable supporter of our regular Action Learning Sets and a number of our 'Dragons Den' events with Police Scotland, giving constructive, supportive feedback to Police colleagues as they make presentations on current operating issues at the end of their Leadership Training programme.

 

I am delighted to recommend Scott as a speaker, trainer and coach and look forward to his future sessions at SIBL.

Drew Pryde, Chairman

Scottish Institute of Business Leaders

www.sibl.org.uk

I saved £10,000 -
in just ONE conversation!

I have had the privilege of Scott's Negotiation Expertise through a number of forums from training sessions to coaching over the years. Most recently I managed to remember all these little nuggets at a critical time which saved me £10,000 in a business deal - in just ONE conversation!

I could not have done it without Scott's training and coaching giving me the confidence to go in there and actually ask for what I wanted.

Maggie Georgopoulos, author
www.UpTheLadderInASkirt.com
I saved £10,000 -
in just ONE conversation!

I saved £10,000 - in just ONE conversation!

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Young Man with Suit

IAIN BROWN (not pictured)

Solicitor

One of the main issues I took away from the negotiation skills workshop was gaining a better awareness of when/how other people were negotiating with me.

 

Knowing the different kinds of negotiation tactics helps me to spot them.

Young Lawyer
ALASTAIR DAVIS(not pictured)
Chief Executive
Social Investment Scotland

Whenever negotiating I still remember your training and how the other person is looking for something too, understanding what that is and working with that.

Your training is practical tips from  in the real world – that people can use and remember easily.

Man with Grey Jacket

DREW PRYDE(not pictured)

Chairman SIBL

www.sibl.org.uk

Scott successfully presented a good insight into the tactics and techniques of 'Negotiating like a Lawyer'.

Scott's session was highly engaging, thought-provoking and participative. A clear expert in his field.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Young Man with Suit

IAIN BROWN (not pictured)

Solicitor

One of the main issues I took away from the negotiation skills workshop was gaining a better awareness of when/how other people were negotiating with me.

 

Knowing the different kinds of negotiation tactics helps me to spot them.

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LEEANNE BRADLEY
Past President JCI Edinburgh 
Financial Adviser, www.lbfa.co.uk
I went from complete novice speaker to World Champion Debater in only two years!
 
Building my confidence in Speaking and Debating has greatly helped  in running my business as an IFA.
Man with Grey Jacket

GORDON (not pictured)

Marketing Consultant

"I enjoyed one of Scott's 'Thinking On Your Feet' half-day sessions, with a small group for business and leaders.  Let me just say this.

No-one who entered that room left as the same person.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

ANDREW MARSH

Asperger's Superheroes Speaker

www.AndrewMarsh.co

It would have taken me 2-3 years to learn what Scott helped me to achieve.

I recommend Scott if you want help to deliver an engaging, informative and impactful presentation on video.

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LEEANNE BRADLEY
Past President JCI Edinburgh 
Financial Adviser, www.lbfa.co.uk
I went from complete novice speaker to World Champion Debater in only two years!
It has greatly helped  in running my business as an IFA.
I would not have the skills or confidence in speaking today if it were not for Scott Johnston.
Man with Checkered Shirt

Thomas Gillan (not pictured) 

Chief Finance Officer

Social Investment Scotland

Working with Scott has been an excellent experience. He's such a personable guy and passionate about impact.

We refined my presentational style. The open and measured feedback he provided was invaluable

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

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SF (not pictured)
Wealth Management Specialist

saved me around £30,000

As a professional I was completely debilitated by my situation, affecting both business and home life.

 

Scott brought instant clarity and emotional support. The outcome, saved me around £30,000

ANDREW MARSH

Asperger's Superheroes Speaker

www.AndrewMarsh.co

It would have taken me 2-3 years to learn what Scott helped me to achieve.

I recommend Scott if you want help to deliver an engaging, informative and impactful presentation on video.

Man in Suit

One of the main issues I took away from the negotiation skills workshop was gaining a better awareness of when/how other people were negotiating with me.

 

Knowing the different kinds of negotiation tactics helps me to spot them.

IAIN BROWN (not pictured)

Solicitor

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

AdobeStock_86346713.jpeg
SF (not pictured)
Wealth Management Specialist

saved me around £30,000

As a professional I was completely debilitated by my situation, affecting both business and home life.

 

Scott brought instant clarity and emotional support. The outcome, saved me around £30,000

ANDREW MARSH

Asperger's Superheroes Speaker

www.AndrewMarsh.co

It would have taken me 2-3 years to learn what Scott helped me to achieve.

I recommend Scott if you want help to deliver an engaging, informative and impactful presentation on video.

MAGGIE GEORGOPOULOS

Author

www.UpTheLadderInASkirt.com

I saved £10,000 - in just ONE conversation!

 

I could not have done it without Scott's training and coaching giving me the confidence to go in there and actually ask for what I wanted.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

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