Born in the North East of England, and now residing in Leeds, UK. ‘Lee from Leeds’ has over twenty-five years of experience speaking and working in very challenging situations including prisons, schools, a cruise ship (once!), SME’s, charities and corporates.
Over the years he has worked with many businesses and organisations including Specsavers, ADT, Santander, NHS Trusts, Vodafone, Yorkshire Bank, Addleshaw Goddard, AXA, Russell Group Universities and many more including Housing Associations, and in Education.
He is also a past President of the Professional Speaking Association in the UK and Ireland.
In this session, Lee helps your teams to understand motivation, productivity and the tensions of working from home due to the covid pandemic.
He helps and encourages them to understand themselves and their motivations better and also to structure their day well to become more efficient and creative.
How to present and pitch online with confidence and authenticity.
From learning to use the camera, through to the planning and delivery of powerful, persuasive and authentic presentations and not the usual death by PowerPoint.
There are 4 main areas to Get Good® At Work From Home.
What is motivation?
How do we keep ourselves motivated day-to-day? And understanding the factors that get us to work.
Lee covers areas of understanding “The Why” i.e. why we go to work, tapping into our personal drivers.
And also helps delegates to understand the difference between external and internal motivation.
When we understand how we tick it really helps our day-to-day work.
Sharing work from home tips and tricks to keep productive while away from the office, with tips on focusing better, beating procrastination, and ways to create healthy boundaries while working at home. Something Lee had to learn working from home for 20 years, including working and also writing books at home with twin toddlers!
Or as Lee refers to it as, the ‘Keeping On Going’. He’ll share stories and tips to help us keep going while dealing with covid including encouraging them to communicate well as a team and support each other in challenging times.
4. Online meetings.
With a lot of team meetings, idea sharing and training going online now, there are a few new skills to learn.
How to use the camera, the microphone, where to stand/sit and where to look.
But above all, we have all suddenly become presenters now and learning a few preparation, delivery and managing anxiety skills really do help meetings to be more efficient and productive.
Lee delivers this content online to any platform you need him to use, he often uses Zoom, but every organisation seems to use something slightly different.
Even online Lee delivers with passion and enthusiasm to make it feel different and engaging. It won’t be a standard sat down online meeting.
Using stories and quick-moving content from his video studio here at his home office he keeps them listening and interested to make it more impactful.
Length of the sessions.
Lee can do a 20, 30, 40, 60 or 90-minute version of this with Q+A, and would just adjust it as is needed.
So it can be ideal for a ‘lunch and learn’ or for a ‘learning burst’, or something a little longer.
Recorded or live?
This is usually best delivered live on video with built-in interaction and Q+A’s to deepen the learning.
Lee can also do one or two little summary videos too for this work which he often does for clients, with a handout and a link to a dedicated follow-up webpage.
Delegates love that.
Or why not create a video package?
Lee is able to develop a fully bespoke and branded video version of this content but this would need to be discussed a little more depending on the numbers of people using it and also the delivery method. He has an online learning video platform on his own website so this can be added to this or a similar online learning platform. Then “tickets” can be bought per delegate. It is more complicated, but still do-able and of course then even scalable to the whole organisation if needed.
The no-nonsense guide to authentic and engaging pitches and presentations online.
Participants will learn how to Get Good® at preparing and delivering presentations and pitches. They will deliver upfront with greater personal confidence. They will also learn to deal with anxiety that can make them nervous while presenting. They will also learn to be more authentic and make them less reliant on scripts and overly complex slides. They will be able to draw up a personal action plan of skills to be developed further.
Here Lee gives some virtual speaking top tips about how he works with online engagement:
By the end of the session, attendees will have the skills to design simpler, more effective talks and deliver more authentic engaging talks that will motivate and connect with their staff/sales audiences much better.
Get to the core message of their message to make their planning and delivery simpler.
Understand that great stories simply make talks more memorable.
Discern the difference that a good handout can make to help simplify their talks.
Recognise that their bad thought routines make them anxious.
To be bigger, bolder and more confident when speaking.
Lasting Impact and Approach:
When asked to do a presentation, after attending this session, participants don’t automatically use bullet points and a blank PowerPoint template. People have noticed a positive change in the simplicity and authenticity of their delivery.
Lee is not a trainer who delivers occasional presentation coaching, he’s a genuine award-winning professional speaker.
Speaking is what he does – that makes an enormous difference.
His content is funny, engaging, well researched, but above all usable. Leaders have changed their lacklustre presentations after his sessions and it’s made a difference to their organisations and their profit.
Lee’s approach is very practical, down-to-earth and it works.