Paul McGee | Vistage UK
Speaker Bio

Paul McGee

Paul McGee is one of the UK’s leading speakers on the subject of change, workplace relationships and motivation. His provocatively titled book SUMO (Shut Up, Move On) became an instant best seller and his book on Self Confidence reached number one in the WHSmith’s business book chart and remained there for a further 24 weeks. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast television and is a regular contributor on BBC Radio.

Building on his background in psychology, Paul’s aim is to deliver a practical, relevant message that can make an immediate impact on people’s professional and personal lives. His approach is considered both inspirational and humorous as he seeks to deliver a memorable experience that equips people with insights and ideas to increase their personal effectiveness and impact.

He’s spoken for over 1,000 organisations in 41 countries to date, and from Todmorden to Tehran and from Bradford to Brisbane, Paul’s messages have resonated with a global audience.

He has had the privilege of working with one of the world’s top management gurus, the late Dr Stephen Covey, and his work has been endorsed by the Elite Performance Director of the British Olympic Association, Sir Clive Woodward. His clients include prominent blue chip organisations, public sector bodies and a leading Premiership football club.

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Self leadership: Inspiring Others

In a highly practical, interactive, humorous workshop we will explore why leaders so often miss the obvious when it comes to how they deal with themselves and others.

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Self leadership: Inspiring Others

 

Outline:

This workshop equips participants with tools and techniques to enable them to:

  • Help themselves and others deal with change more positively.
  • Build better relationships with customers and colleagues.
  • Understand the impact and importance of attitude that goes beyond ‘positive thinking’.
  • Examine the subtle yet significant factors that help and hinder our motivation.
  • Deal more positively with stress and recognise the signs of when healthy pressure is becoming unhealthy stress.

Leadership must begin with how we lead ourselves. This in turn impacts how we lead and inspire others. The only case study we focus on in this session is you. In a highly practical, interactive, humorous workshop we will explore why leaders so often miss the obvious when it comes to how they deal with themselves and others. Whilst getting the processes and systems in place is crucial, the focus of the workshop is encapsulated in the phrase “It’s about the people, stupid!”

Opportunity is provided not just for discussion but also reflection as we take time to press pause, shut up and focus on a particular issue that is impacting us either professionally or personally. We then look at specific ways to move on to improve the situation.

The goal of the workshop is simple. People leave with ideas and insights that they can use immediately, and which will make a difference to how they lead both in and outside work.

 

Persuasive Communication, Internal and External

In addition to tools, tips and techniques, this workshop is designed to help you become more in tune with your own vision/values and how to maximise your own personality.

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Persuasive Communication, Internal and External

 

Outline:

This workshop equips participants with the tools and techniques to enable them to:

  • Identify why being a leader is inextricably linked to your ability to communicate and connect with your audience.
  • Identify the 7 major mistakes presenters make and how to overcome them.
  • Move out of your comfort zone to achieve excellence.
  • Explore how to engage both the hearts and minds of your audience.
  • Strip back your presentation and get to the core of your message.
  • Develop ‘Life by PowerPoint’.
  • Explore proven strategies to influence and persuade customers, colleagues and even your kids.
  • Identify your own personal story to inspire and engage people and ensure that your message is remembered.

Martin Luther King didn’t have a strategic plan. He had a dream. Steve Jobs’ goal was not to improve technology. It was to change the world. King and Jobs were two very different people with very different communication styles, but they were able to use their abilities as communicators to help achieve their goals. You can too.

Being a great communicator is not some gift bestowed upon you at birth. Undoubtedly natural ability will play a part, but we can all reach greater heights than where we currently are now in terms of our ability as communicators.

Whilst tools, tips and techniques will all aid our ability to improve and develop as presenters, this workshop is also designed to help you become more in tune with your own vision and values and how to maximise your own unique personality to influence, engage, and inspire your audience.

Self leadership: Inspiring Others

In a highly practical, interactive, humorous workshop we will explore why leaders so often miss the obvious when it comes to how they deal with themselves and others.

Read more

 

Self leadership: Inspiring Others

 

Outline:

This workshop equips participants with tools and techniques to enable them to:

  • Help themselves and others deal with change more positively.
  • Build better relationships with customers and colleagues.
  • Understand the impact and importance of attitude that goes beyond ‘positive thinking’.
  • Examine the subtle yet significant factors that help and hinder our motivation.
  • Deal more positively with stress and recognise the signs of when healthy pressure is becoming unhealthy stress.

Leadership must begin with how we lead ourselves. This in turn impacts how we lead and inspire others. The only case study we focus on in this session is you. In a highly practical, interactive, humorous workshop we will explore why leaders so often miss the obvious when it comes to how they deal with themselves and others. Whilst getting the processes and systems in place is crucial, the focus of the workshop is encapsulated in the phrase “It’s about the people, stupid!”

Opportunity is provided not just for discussion but also reflection as we take time to press pause, shut up and focus on a particular issue that is impacting us either professionally or personally. We then look at specific ways to move on to improve the situation.

The goal of the workshop is simple. People leave with ideas and insights that they can use immediately, and which will make a difference to how they lead both in and outside work.

 

Persuasive Communication, Internal and External

In addition to tools, tips and techniques, this workshop is designed to help you become more in tune with your own vision/values and how to maximise your own personality.

Read more

 

Persuasive Communication, Internal and External

 

Outline:

This workshop equips participants with the tools and techniques to enable them to:

  • Identify why being a leader is inextricably linked to your ability to communicate and connect with your audience.
  • Identify the 7 major mistakes presenters make and how to overcome them.
  • Move out of your comfort zone to achieve excellence.
  • Explore how to engage both the hearts and minds of your audience.
  • Strip back your presentation and get to the core of your message.
  • Develop ‘Life by PowerPoint’.
  • Explore proven strategies to influence and persuade customers, colleagues and even your kids.
  • Identify your own personal story to inspire and engage people and ensure that your message is remembered.

Martin Luther King didn’t have a strategic plan. He had a dream. Steve Jobs’ goal was not to improve technology. It was to change the world. King and Jobs were two very different people with very different communication styles, but they were able to use their abilities as communicators to help achieve their goals. You can too.

Being a great communicator is not some gift bestowed upon you at birth. Undoubtedly natural ability will play a part, but we can all reach greater heights than where we currently are now in terms of our ability as communicators.

Whilst tools, tips and techniques will all aid our ability to improve and develop as presenters, this workshop is also designed to help you become more in tune with your own vision and values and how to maximise your own unique personality to influence, engage, and inspire your audience.

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