For the last 25 years, Colin has been training business people in communication.
He has degrees in Economics and Business Administration, and the training qualification Cambridge University / RSA DTEFLA. In 1992 he began working for schools and educational trusts, where he trained groups and individuals, directed courses, developed learning materials, and carried out action research into memory and learning. Colin became self-employed in 2000.
He has since trained people in industries ranging from advertising to academia, e-commerce to engineering, and finance to pharmaceuticals. He has also done consultancy work with advertising and PR agencies for new business pitches: writing the tender documents, designing the presentation, and developing the delivery. For six years he spent the summer teaching written and spoken rhetoric at Durham University (UK). This experience encouraged him to branch out into speech writing, where he has advised top management, CEOs and government ministers. For one of his clients, Colin wrote a speech for the Heiligendamm G8 Summit.
Since 2000, he has been running a range of seminars for presentations skills. Based on the principles of audience psychology, these seminars combine theory and practice to help presenters engage their audience: to connect, to be credible and to convince.