The Joyful Meeting Formula (or how to hold productive meetings that don’t destroy everybody’s will to live)
Bad meetings are like bad sex. You start off with high hopes of a mutual coming together and leave feeling deflated and dissatisfied. Everyone hates bad meetings. Bad meetings are soul-destroying. They sap your will to live. If it's not that annoying know-it-all, who...read more
In September 2013 David Moyes took over as manager of Manchester United from his predecessor, Sir Alex Ferguson (the most successful manager in Premiership history - and that's hard for me to say as a West Ham fan!). Moyes took over the same team that had won the...read more
Five Ways to improve Emotional Intelligence (for cold-hearted emotionally challenged people like me!)
You are the head of your thing (for "thing" read in company, organisation, committee etc) You have an IQ of 135 (so you're pretty smart) Your vision is clear and you've given great speeches and presentations about the future and what it means for everyone. It was...read more
How often do you get longer than a couple of minutes to tell people about what you do? Elevator Pitch School is an online workshop featuring my unique 7 step formula to help you convince anyone about your business or idea. Sign up to my waiting list and you’ll be the first to know when school starts.
With my bespoke workshops for small groups of no more than 15 people, I love training company & organisation staff to develop presentation skills that rock. Courses range from half day to a full 3 day programme, covering everything from PowerPoint Presentations to Client Pitches.
When you need a more personal direct approach, I work with executives, directors and managers to write their speeches & hone their leadership communication skills. You’ll get a tailor made personal programme designed to fit your style and precise needs. There’ll be homework, but it’ll be fun!
What people say about working with me
Kolarele delivered an excellent presentation to our Business School students on ‘How to deliver excellent presentations!’ The academic staff and students were all very impressed and inspired to work on their own presenting style. We have also booked Kolarele to speak at a University of East Anglia Summer School. It has been very easy to work with Kolarele and I would recommend him and his work as a very worthwhile investment!Lisa
After being impressed by Kolarele at some sales training he was doing for my company, I signed up to one of his sessions on powerful presentations. The session was great because it looked at every aspect from concept, content and structure through to delivery. I have been more confident in the presentations I have done since, I feel they are more engaging and are having more impact with the audience. Kolarele has a good training style and I’d recommend the session I did to anyone looking to impove their presentations.Kevin
Working with Kolarele really helped me crystallise what I wanted to do with clients, and how I wanted to help them battle their villain. Very insightful and definitely informative!Dom
Kola has been for many years a distinguished orator who has always impressed when on stage presenting to others. I recently put him in touch with one of my friends who had to deliver a defining speech that was of significant importance to him. What was particularly impressive is how over a very short period of time, Kola was able to transform (by providing the tools, know-how and techniques) my friend from somebody who was nervous, stuttering and with poor body language and unclear messages when speaking to an audience, into somebody who was evidently self-confident, impactful, thought-provoking with crisp messaging. In short, my friend suddenly gained some much-needed presence and the audience could not quite believe the transformation!Ekene
I have worked with Kolarele on several occasions and have been profoundly impacted by his professionalism and ability to put across his point. I have learnt much about presenting; just by listening to him talk feels like you are attending a coaching session. He has an engaging manner with a delivery style that is thoughtful and deliberate. I look forward to working with him again and highly recommend him as a presentation coach.Michael
I can highly recommend Kolarele for speech writing and coaching. As a business owner the need to present my business clearly is critical. Kolarele has been a great help with building my confidence and giving me the tools to perform at my best. My business presentations are becoming more effective and memorable and I have been amazed at the results – I have won several awards of ‘Best Speech’ at networking events!lJames