Philip took his own advertising agency to 17 consecutive years of growth from 0 to billings of $48 million and learned how to sell both in good times and bad. He then sold his business to become a full-time professional speaker on 'The Psychology of Persuasion and Influence.'

Philip is inspirational, enlightening, entertaining, motivational and thought provoking.

He offers wit and wisdom on human behaviour and how to influence it. The result? Audiences are enthralled as well as informed from first minute to last. Smiling throughout and often laughing out loud. But more importantly, they leave the event inspired and better informed on how buying, selling, persuading and influencing actually work.

He is the current holder of the award for 'Most Requested and Top Scoring Speaker' for the Chief Executives' organisation, Vistage. Philip  is the author of the Amazon number one best seller, 'Life's A Game So Fix The Odds' which has been described as 'the definitive guide to persuasion and influence'. Philip's next article in 'The Grocer' on November 21st reports on a new study on how the  way you sit in a meeting or at a conference makes a difference to what you learn.

Here are six examples of Philip's key note speeches:

How to sell in a recession Converting sales and getting people out of a negative thought spiral is now key to all businesses. Learn from the man who turned prospects into valued clients through a recession. Hear from the man who did it and has all the T shirts. A Masterclass; not only in how to turn a business relationship into a partnership in trying times, but also in motivation. An inspiring key note with 'Can use tomorrow' tips to improve 'Business Development'.

The 42 minute MBA in Charm
The five keys to persuasion, four ways to save and make money, the two secrets to happiness and the single most important thing to do if you want to be build trust and credibility. All in 42 minutes.

The Doctorate in Diplomacy
There is more to being persuasive than having the 'gift of the gab'. People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care. A key note that emphases each individual's 'personal positioning' and the importance of seeing things from the other person's point of view.

The DipEd in Effective Dealing
An amusing and thought provoking key note challenge to 'WIN-WIN' It's an over-used term and not what every buyer wants. It is guaranteed to leave audiences with a more purposeful and practical view on business relationships.

The Good-to-Great Graduation

The only thing that is constant is change. A challenging but highly amusing look at the 'types' of change and what companies and individuals need do ensure you move from 'Good-to-Great' .

A Masterclass in Motivation
We all say that we want to achieve more but how do we start and, just as importantly, how do we maintain the energy and drive when things get tough? An inspiring key note on how to think very differently about S.M.A.R.T. goals.

A Licence in Leadership
In this talk Philip deals with the difference between being a boss and being a leader. He covers the seven steps to get into someone's psyche so that they feel motivated, important and needed.


Witty, entertaining and with a poignant message.
- Chief Inspector, Ministry of Defence Police

Inspirational. Absolutely first class.
- Managing Director, Johnsons Cleansers

I laughed out loud and was learning at the same time. The man's a star. Head of Commercial Banking, HSBC
- Head of Commercial Banking, HSBC

It must be one of the few courses I've been to that has kept my rapt attention for two whole days.
- Lawyer, Royal Mail

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