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Presentation Skills & Public Speaking

The Androcles Effect

Androcles faced the most terrifying of man-eating lions ever to enter an ancient Roman Colosseum. But the gentle fellow had a way of taming the ferocious beast. He simply whispered into its ear and it abandoned all thought of eating him.

Summoned to the royal box, Androcles was asked his secret by the emperor.
“It’s this, my lord.
I merely tell the lion that, as soon as he’s finished dinner, he’ll be asked to just say a few words.”
Quote from Bob Monkhouse in his book ‘Just say a few words’

We can help you to overcome any barriers that prevent a sound performance. You can be helped to recognise and develop your confidence and potential with the use of very simple, non-threatening coaching techniques.  Any normal and natural negative feelings will be overcome. In addition, we will consider together the best ways of presenting yourself in public in a variety of situations to ensure a more polished performance.

Graham Le Gall and his associates work with individuals on a one-to- one basis, as well as groups. The appropriate support and guidance to ensure success and clearly observable differences are always given and complete confidentiality is guaranteed.

A unique service is also offered to everyone on any of our Presentation Skills courses. We are extremely proud of our association with the English Speaking Board and our Accredited Centre status. We encourage taking their Certificate in Professional Presentation Skills. This goes beyond the award of an attendance certificate into the realms of acquiring a qualification from a recognised Awarding Body.


I have observed Graham in action in his own training environment on several occasions. From my observation he is an inspired and inspiring trainer, with excellent professional knowledge and student rapport. The confidence and understanding he transmits produce exceptional results, so that his students achieve to the very best of their ability. His capability is well beyond most trainers I have encountered. I have no hesitation in recommending him.

Lesley Cook
Chief Executive
English Speaking Board