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Phil Waknell

Partner, ideas on stage

I coach: Executives, entrepreneurs & sales directors

Who want to: create and deliver powerful presentations to inspire, convince, and earn respect.

Location: Paris, France

Languages: English, French

My favourite presentation tip: "Understand your audience, understand the context, and adapt your message accordingly."

Background: I am a founding partner at Ideas on Stage, France's leading presentation specialists. We bring together the latest techniques in storytelling, convincing delivery and presentation design, with many years of business leadership in major international companies.

Before Ideas on Stage, I was European Sales Director at Hewlett-Packard, and before that I held international roles at Procter & Gamble. Although I am English, I speak fluent French, and have lived near Paris since 2005. I also hold an HEC Executive MBA.

When it comes to business communication, we therefore understand the business as much as the communication, and help customers to fine-tune their message before we help them to find the best way to deliver it.

With Ideas on Stage, I give presentation training courses, offer personalized coaching, and design presentations for a wide range of customers. We also run European Presentation Zen Seminars with best-selling author and presentation expert Garr Reynolds.

Additionally, I teach presentation skills in the Executive MBA course at HEC Paris, the world's #1 business school; I design presentations and coach speakers for TEDxParis, France's biggest TEDx event; and I am a mentor for Le Camping, the Paris-based start-up accelerator.


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