Here you’ll find anything that I think is engaging, a great example of communication or just downright useful. With an occasional smattering of complete nonsense just because it made me laugh and I hope will brighten your day too.
1 day Masterclass in Brighton: Stand and Deliver: Present and Pitch with Confidence!
I’ve been making a concerted effort to make ‘yes’ my default answer over the last few weeks, and it’s paying dividends.
We all know that video is a great way to engage and many of us now do significant amounts of work via webcam, be it on Skype, Facetime or webinar software. Now you can take control of your webcam.
Preparing for a presentation starts well before you open the dreaded PowerPoint or even before you start jotting down notes.
Are you struggling to come up with a steady stream of ideas for blog posts and other content?
Such an innocuous question. What do you do? It’s a question we’re asked (and we ask) regularly when we meet new people, especially in a business context.
“To date, Steve has delivered the best social media training I have attended. He took time to understand the diverse needs of our team and investigated our existing social media activity so his workshop was bespoke to our department objectives. His delivery is accessible, friendly and professional. Steve clearly knows his subject and he has the talent of making everyone feel confident in exploring the platforms. Well worth the money!”
“I’ve been avoiding Twitter for years, but Steve explained everything clearly and now I can’t wait to get tweeting.”
“As a company we were complete novices on Twitter – we knew what it could do for the business but were deeply nervous about dipping our toes in the water and getting our brand out there.”
“This was an absolute fantastic social media training session and gave a very positive view on social media and what can be achieved (as well as highlighting the negatives). Steve Bustin delivered the training extremely well
“WOW! Gone from complete virgin tweeter to confident tweeter in 6 hours! I can now see that we are only bumping along the surface of what could be achieved. Absolutely the best course I have ever been on.”
Your social media course was amazing today. Thoroughly enjoyable and very informative – you’d obviously put a lot of time into the preparation. I had a few misgivings and just wanted to make sure what we were going into was worthwhile and manageable. You answered and assured me about any concerns I had and I am sure my colleagues felt the same. We can now move forward with confidence, with much greater knowledge about how social media can help us at Dunedin.
I spent a day with Steve Bustin at the Garden House in Brighton for his Social Media Class. His class was full of in-depth expertise. Our business offers international training, consulting, speaking and more, so our expectations have been high and he exceeded them by far. Anyone who is strives for excellence in Social Media or needs expert advice on what to do and what not to do should book this class immediately.
Extremely informative workshop! Takes the fear out of social media and helps you formulate a clear strategy.
“A fast-moving day with lots of engagement. Thoroughly recommend it – even if you think you know it all, there will be something new to learn.”
“Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your social media course last Friday. I had no idea how much there is to know about social media and came out so inspired! In fact, I’m sure my partner was fed up with my constant banter all weekend about all the ideas I now have! I just need the time to implement them all. Many thanks!”
“I recently engaged Steve to help improve my presentation skills. The sessions were excellent and he taught me some great techniques. Steve’s professional and insightful advice filled me with confidence and I would heartily recommend him.”
“We have used Steve to conduct bespoke communication and presentation training sessions at our organisation. We found the content and delivery of the training to be of the highest quality, relatable to the diverse group of candidates and highly enjoyable.”
“I attended your presentation about presentation skills for CIMA last week. I can honestly say it was the best event I’ve attended!”
“Vada Media’s presentation skills course was an enjoyable and very interesting session that left me with practical tools to structure and plan a presentation as well as some great tips on how to make them stand out.”
“Thanks so much for the help, the presentation went really well and I have already been invited to several more talks at various places this year because of it! It was really good to talk to you and for you to give me an objective viewpoint on the parts of my presentation that are the most interesting and punchy. I’m feeling much more confident for the talk to 70 students this Friday as well, so thank you!”
“I engaged Steve for some one-to-one presentation skills training as I’ve never been comfortable with public speaking but wanted to introduce a major event I was organising. The session was incredibly helpful and Steve was very encouraging, showing me that I could speak with confidence, even without a script.”
“Steve Bustin’s full day presentation skills training course gave confidence to members of my senior management team who haven’t presented much and gave new skills and insight to even the most experienced presenters. The whole team also enjoyed the day as Steve kept it lively, engaging and relevant, showing his understanding of the healthcare sector and the environment in which we work. Highly recommended and we hope to use his services again.”
“When I saw Steve making light work of a job that I had struggled with — compere-ing the ‘live demonstration theatre’ at a cosmetic surgery conference with ease and assurance — I realised two things. a) that I needed to learn how to stand on stage and look calm, authoritative and at ease with an audience and b) here was the guy to teach me. I’ve known Steve for years as we have both worked in the area of cosmetic aesthetics and I also knew that he taught well — I’d been to one of his seminars for journalists, and found it useful.”
“A brilliant compère and presenter”
“Steve Bustin was recently the Master of Ceremonies at our MEGA Conference for The Professional Speaking Association held at Wokefield Park in Reading. The 200+ audience of professional speakers were kept entertained and informed by Steve as he helped to keep the programme moving to time “He did a thoroughly professional job as compere and I wholeheartedly recommend Steve to anyone needing a professional MC for their conference.”
“We recently had the great pleasure of having Steve Bustin as our Master of Ceremonies (MC) for the University of Brighton’s Enterprise Awards. Steve was a delight to work with, and set the tone perfectly for one of the biggest high profile events for my department.”
Steve recently compèred the largest and most complex event we’ve ever delivered, he did all that and more. Quite frankly I’m fed up with the delegates emailing me to tell me how good they thought he was.
Steve was truly excellent. Not only did he keep the audience engaged throughout the event, he also managed everything exceedingly well.
Working with Steve Bustin takes all the stress out of your event preparation. Bringing years of experience to the table you can rest assured that he will add a capital P to professionalism and your audiences will love him.
“There are a lot of people who claim that they can undertake media training! Too often they trot out the same tired old nostrums that they have been recycling without adjustment for years. With Steve you get an imaginative, tailor-made product that clients love because they can see that it’s been designed for them.”
“Fabulous media training from a real expert. This training gave me confidence, knowledge of techniques & lots of really professional advice.”
“A fascinating insight into the world of media by someone who really knows. Many thanks to Steve Bustin who provided a fantastic seminar on “how to do it” but emphasised more importantly how not to do it!”
“Having taken (and enjoyed) Steve’s media training course, I now feel much more confident about undertaking media interviews – what to say, how to say it and how to stay calm under pressure. No surgeon should agree to taking part in a media interview until they’ve talked to Steve!”
“We have worked with Steve providing media training days for a number of our clients and these have always been comprehensive, informative and fun. Our clients are more confident in dealing with journalists, being interviewed for TV, radio or newspapers and ensuring their messages are conveyed appropriately.”
If ever you need to run media training for colleagues at your UK organisation, Steve Bustin is your man. Thanks for a great session!
“We used Steve at Medical Media Training to provide media training for our International Directors. They all came out of the sessions with far more confidence in their ability to appear on camera, far more of a sense of what to say and how to say it and also full of praise for Steve’s professional yet engaging and entertaining style of training.”
“We were thoroughly impressed with the professionalism and effectiveness of Steve Bustin’s media training sessions. We have booked a number of them for our many healthcare clients”
“The session was both entertaining and inspiring. Steve is a great communicator who knows how to get a message across to an audience very effectively.”
“There are lots of people promoting themselves as social media experts these days but Steve Bustin is the ‘real deal’.”
“Great content, energetic and engaging delivery and he’s also really easy to work with, responding to our brief to make sure delegates get useful and relevant information”
“I saw Steve speak at the Brighton Summit last week. And I can honestly say it was the best conference presentation I’ve ever seen! He took the simple metaphor of a business as a garden and expanded it in ways I really didn’t see coming. An inspiring session that would be a welcome addition to any conference programme.”
“Great presentation from Steve at the IMTJ Medical Travel Summit 2015 in London, speaking on “Building reputation in medical travel: The power of the media”. Responsive, proactive, good communicator and great insight.”
“Having seen Steve speak at other people’s functions, he was our first choice when we needed a speaker at our high-level event for clients and partners from the medical sector. He delivered a focused, polished and entertaining session packed with useful tips and tools that our guests could take away and use immediately in their businesses”
Steve has been speaking regularly at Profitnet meetings and events for the last 4 years. His vast experience in the media sector as a journalist, PR and presenter has resulted in some excellent sessions. He’s a lively, highly interactive speaker and his topics are both engaging and useful for delegates. It’s no surprise that Steve is one of Profitnet’s most popular and in-demand speakers.
When I saw Steve making light work of a job that I had struggled with
Having seen Steve speak at other people’s functions, he was our first choice
Steve has been speaking regularly at Profitnet meetings and events for the last 4 years.
Steve Bustin was great to work with when I booked him to speak at my event…