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Parliament Sponsors "The Presentation Coach", Launch Party

16 September 2010

Parliament Sponsors "The Presentation Coach", Launch Party

Parliament is delighted to be the co-sponsor of the Launch Party for "The Presentation Coach", written by after dinner speaker, event host and speaking coach, Graham Davies.  If you would like to receive an invitation to this event on 30th September, please contact Parliament on 01202 242424.  It will take place from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at the Westbury Hotel in Mayfair.

Those who have been fortunate enough to preview the book have been extremely complimentary.

"Graham is a highly effective presentation coach. He is always honest and gets straight to the point. His book is just as direct and entertaining as he is in person.”

Nick Jeffery, Head of Vodafone Global Enterprises  

“'Graham helped me develop my very own presentation style, true to myself, with high impact and focused very much on the audience”

Phil Clarke, CEO Tesco 

“Its one thing to present in front of a TV camera but presenting in front of a live audience really tests your mettle. Graham Davies is the ultimate live event professional. In this book he shows you a preparation process and delivery techniques that will give you a professional edge whether you are a speaking veteran or a complete beginner”.

Kaye Adams, broadcaster, Former Host of 'Loose Women' 

" I use Graham's system strictly and religiously in every speech. In fact on almost every important occasion when I need to get a message across. I occasionally forget to in some internal presentations…and always regret it afterwards. You will never regret buying and using this book."

George Clarke, Managing Director, Heidelberg UK     

“Graham Davies is smart, funny and pointed. You may not always agree with him, but you can never, ever ignore him. I have been speaking professionally for years but since being coached by Graham, my performance has reached a new level. If you have to present or speak to groups and the impact you have matters at all, you had better buy this book!” 

Shaun Smith, Author and Professional Speaker    
"Graham has coached me on how to prepare and deliver every speech with the same focused intensity that I approached the Grand National. Reading his book will spur you on to win your own presentational race."

Richard Dunwoody, Twice Winner of the Grand National 

“This book is precisely like its author: sometimes crassly confrontational, but always wittily informative. Even though I speak in public a great deal, I have always thought that a book about presenting would be dull. But Graham has undoubtedly proved me wrong.”

Andrew Roberts, Broadcaster and Author  

"This book really captures Grahams intense and robust sense of coaching. Just like the author it is amusing, punchy and really comforting to have access to in all presentation situations." 

Michelle Comb, CEO of Vodafone Europe 

“The work Graham did on the structure, focus and delivery of our pitch presentations was a fantastic success. However, I was horrified when I read this book, because it means that all our rivals will have access to Graham's techniques as well. ”

Hugh Ferrand, Client Director, Invesco Perpetual  

"The quest for authenticity is now at the heart of the leadership challenge, but why do so many of us find it impossible to be ourselves when presenting? Davies's compelling book illuminates all the pitfalls and provides a simple guide to allowing personality into presentations - radical stuff indeed!"

Andy Street, CEO John Lewis Partnership 

“Laced with Graham Davies' trade-mark humour, with and insight, The Presentation Coach is a magisterial analysis of the art of presentation, persuasion and (dare one say it?) audience penetration. An acknowledged expert in the field of communication, Davies has distilled decades of public speaking experience into a precise, adaptable and, above all, audience-focused process that is guaranteed to turn even the grimmest Death by PowerPoint presenters into memorable, pertinent and, with application, Knock-Out performers. This book is not a coaching guide for the faint-hearted. Prepare to be beaten into being bloody brilliant!”

Francis Edmonds, Broadcaster, Author and Professional Speaker  

“When I met Graham, I immediately respected his robust coaching attitude, getting straight to the important stuff without any fluff getting in the way. The Presentation Coach superbly captures what Graham is about. If you are serious about the way you present yourself or your business, you simply have to read it.

Saira Khan, Broadcaster, Author and runner-up in 'The Apprentice' 

"Graham's advice has always been invaluable to me and many of my colleagues, because he constantly finds new ways getting a message across under pressure. This book has got something that is unusually enticing: a process that you can use no matter what the situation. I heartily recommend it."

Michael Gove MP     

"Whether you are a Prime Minister, chief executive or anyone else who needs make an impact, then you must read this challenging and innovative book by Graham Davies.”

Neil Sherlock, Partner for Public Affairs, KPMG Europe 

“I have seen Graham captivate an audience of 200 people from 12 different countries with 3 different types of presentation in one day. In this book, he gives you a brutally amusing guide to the methods he uses to get to this level of professionalism. Never again will you commit the crime of Death by Bullet-Point."

Penny Philpot, Group Vice President, Global OPN Program 

Graham Davis is a talented gagmeister who understands that the best way of exposing a bad argument is with a good joke. His book nicely captures his affected irreverence.”

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London