This was hands down the best training I’ve been to here.
James is thorough, attentive, encouraging and – best of all – a genuine expert with extensive experience working in the publishing industry. He understood exactly how different publishing scenarios worked. The course was refreshingly different and incredibly rewarding.
James is a great trainer – calm, measured and not prone to ‘tech-speak’ – his own, direct experience is a great draw for this kind of training.
The workshop gave me renewed confidence and belief in my own ability. James is a great coach.
A wonderful experience ... so helpful for implementing strategies that I know I’ll use in future group situations
— HANNAH CHUKWU, PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE “THE SCHEME”
Really challenging but really valuable - great to get feedback from peers but also genuinely useful advice on improvement
— NOSY CROW TEAM
This helped with self-evaluation, new ideas and tips - an instant improvement!
— PUBLISHING TRAINING CENTRE PARTICIPANT
You were able to facilitate and support a lot of people to face their fears and to actively improve during the day
— NICKI HOWARD, GILL BOOKS
A great way to experiment with a completely different approach and style. It made me realise that the way I come across is quite different from the way I think I come across!
The classes were a great environment to try things out in!
I had two presentations the following week (after the training) and felt much more confident
The top tips for presenting will be really useful in my role, and the importance of considering your audience and how to prepare will also come in useful when it comes to presenting to journalists in one-to-one meetings, or to larger groups like conference delegates
Really very useful indeed. Your presence enabled us to say fairly tough things to each other!
I found the workshop incredibly helpful and it really boosted my confidence.
This was absolutely wonderful - thank you so much for creating a candid and supportive environment. I learned a lot.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Pitch Doctor workshop to other companies looking to boost the pitching and presenting skills and confidence of their staff.
— COLETTE WHITEHOUSE, PAVILION
The workshop feel constructive, supportive and empowering. I feel like I got a sense of how to set up the discussion to get helpful, constructive feedback. This is worth is weight in gold.
— SOPHIE BURDESS, FICTION ART DIRECTOR, HACHETTE CHILDREN'S
It was a thoroughly enjoyable morning. Relaxed, unthreatening, and for me great to come away with some tips after all these years of presenting.
It has definitely taken the acute fear out of presenting for me