Bespoken
Networking Hub

“Never underestimate the ability you have to enhance and influence the lives of others”.

Bespoken helps people develop their potential in effective communication, including skills in presentation, interview and public speaking. We deliver training on additional topics such as coaching, mentoring and meeting facilitation. Over 85% of my clients operate within a STEM sector.

At Bespoken, we are passionate about enabling and empowering people to reach their full potential and we love training and coaching adults. The director and chief trainer, Fiona Brennan-Scott has 19 years experience in this field and has become known for her enthusiasm, knowledge and good humour amongst trainees.

We work with indivuals and small to medium-sized company who value a bespoke approach to training and development. Additionally, we love helping with wedding speeches and preparing young people with private school and univeristy interviews.

“I cannot thank Fiona enough for her help and guidance with an upcoming presentation. Fiona used her expertise and calm manner to work alongside me to re-construct my speech and focus on my delivery. I was delighted by the end result and my speech was very well received by the attendees. Would happily recommend to anyone looking to improve their public speaking skills and captivate an audience.” Gary Hamilton, Portfolio Manager, Shaw Gibbs

“She always delivers with a high level of professionalism and obviously takes great joy in her work. Her natural manner with people puts them at their ease and enables her to coax the very best out of those she works with.” Alice Lunsden, NHS D&C Programme Delivery Officer.

Meet the experts

Fiona Brennan-Scott

Director, Trainer and Coach

Fiona is an enthusiastic, friendly and skilled Voice and Speech Coach and Training Facilitator.  She works with clients 1:1 or in groups to help them increase their potential impact or improve their career opportunities.  From company and client presentations, wedding speeches to interview preparation including helping students prepare for entrance interviews, her work provides insight, feedback and practical tips and techniques to build skill and confidence in communicating effectively.

Fiona’s experience is built on a decade in the corporate world, many more running a speech and drama studio and work in schools, charities and the self-employed sector. She believes in identifying and putting the development needs of her clients at the centre of her work, so that each course focuses on delivering their desired outcomes and stretching them beyond where they believed they could succeed.

Fiona is an avid learner and likes to keep fit, travel, read and socialise.

 

Andrew Scott

Associate

Andrew helps individuals and teams deliver measurable improvements in working practices, enabling clients to deal effectively with their highest priority issues.

Many of Andrew’s colleagues have said his exceptional communication and motivation skills are the key reason for his success in building happy and successful teams. Under his guidance, teams have been able to align technical outcomes to business strategy, demonstrating value to the business and ensuring that project costs are in direct support of business objectives, while continuously improving service levels.

Andrew has a wide range of IT leadership skills, including creating and team building, influencing stakeholders, negotiating and getting internal buy-in, strategic planning, budgeting and project execution. Together with his global IT operations leadership experience, a track record of managing geographically dispersed teams and delivering complex and transformative projects on time and budget, Andrew enables teams and individuals to quickly get up to speed and delivering positive results.

 

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Wednesday 11th September 2019
Oxford Brookes University,
Headington Campus