Phil Hesketh is a professional speaker on ‘The Psychology of Persuasion and Influence’. He combines a powerful mix of well-researched and persuasive techniques with his unique sense of humour. He inspires, entertains and informs audiences on how buying, selling and persuading can influence work. He is an inspiration, motivational and thought-provoking and all his techniques can be implemented instantly.
Phil Hesketh read psychology at Newcastle University before becoming a sales graduate from Procter & Gamble. In 1986, he started his own advertising agency – Advertising Principles – where he was also the business director and managing partner. Over 17 years of continuous growth, Philip had grown it from a business with zero clients to one bringing in £48 million with 150 employees, working alongside clients such as the BBC, General Accident, HSBC, Nestle and Walt Disney. He then sold the company with the aim of becoming a full-time professional speaker.
There was no denying Philip’s intentions; he set out to become the best speaker on the planet, and after speaking for more than 1,000 events in over 20 countries from the UK to Australia, it’s clear he has achieved his aim.
Wanting to reach people that couldn’t attend his events, Philip put pen to paper and has written a number of critically successful books including ‘How to Persuade and Influence People’, ‘Persuade’, ‘The Seven Golden Rules for a Happy and Successful Life’ and ‘Life’s a Game so Fix the Odds’.
His impressive credentials have earned him a number of awards such as the Vistage UK’s Outstanding Performer, Most Requested Speaker, Most Inspirational Speaker, Consistently Outstanding Performer, and TEC Australia’s Overseas Speaker of the Year. He is also a visiting fellow of Newcastle University.
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It’s important to remember that the only constant thing is ‘change’. Philip Hesketh’s presentations are guaranteed to leave audiences fired-up and eager to improve what they do to help improve their business.
Delegates learn how to improve their personal and professional relationships by understanding psychological drivers. Delegates use these tips to instantly improve internal and external relationships and help with business development.
By understanding what happened to The Roman Empire, Kodak, M&S, and The Beatles, delegates learn what they have to DO to turn their actions from good to great. Delegates learn that if you always do what you’ve always done, you DON’T get what you always got – you get less.
Delegates learn the five key things to ensure that you deliver excellent customer service, day in, day out. By understanding what makes people happy at work, delegates learn not only what to DO every day, but also the two secrets to happiness, the single most important thing to do if you want to build trust and credibility and the purpose of life. All in less than an hour.
By understanding why people pay a premium, delegates learn how they need to behave and what they need to do to hold a high price. Delegates re-examine the concept of WIN-WIN and differentiate between discounting and negotiating – everyone charges more money as a result of listening to Philip on this subject.
The format, subject and content of Philip’s speeches and presentations may change dependent on his client, but the outcome is always the same: a team of people who are better informed in how to influence, persuade and negotiate. He works with small and large clients, from large global organisations to more modest companies. He has worked with accountants, bankers, CEOs, engineers, lawyers, and salespeople. Philip tailors each of his events specifically to the client’s need, be it an hour-long keynote speech or an interactive long-weekend seminar. He delivers everything that is expected with intelligence and humour.
Philip has worked with the likes of the Bank of America Merrell Lynch, Knight Frank, Microsoft, PWC, Shell, Toyota, and UAP Security.
“The Peter Kay of the business world”
“Thank you very much indeed for your talk at the conference. It went down really well, exceeded all expectations, (which is no mean feat having been introduced as the world’s greatest speaker!) and was one of the talking points of the evening.”
“I was learning and laughing out loud at the same time. The man’s a star.”
“Probably the most useful day I have ever spent.”
“WOW! That’s probably the best way of summing up the feedback I’ve had after your speech. It went down a storm! Given the queue of people waiting to talk to you afterwards, it might have been Ralph McTell on stage. Thank you so much for your contribution to a very successful day. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we all did.”
“Philip you are, without doubt, the most dynamic, entertaining and yet insightful presenter I have ever seen. You did your research thoroughly and completely understood the message we were trying to communicate to our sales force, hence the reason we’re inviting you back again for a return visit to this year’s conference.”
“It must be one of the few courses I’ve been to that has kept my rapt attention for two whole days.”