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    Present effectively

    It’s not that most presenters are bad, it’s just that they are ineffective. At its core, presenting is simple, it’s just not easy. There are no silver bullets, but you can transform your approach with some clear and simple steps.

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    Career as noun?

    Is your career a verb (“Careering along”) or a noun? From wordsmithing your CV through interview preparation to long-term career planning, Rowan will help you manage your career before someone else does.

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    The Write Stuff

    “The only way I can review the success of reading this book (Where’s My Oasis), is that I went for three interviews, and got offered all three jobs!” – Amazon 5 Star review

    For book details and downloads, click on the image.

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    Listen Up!

    Get the man himself to speak at your event. Rowan will make you think, laugh and wince in equal measure.

    “Fascinating”     “Unforgettable”
    “Compassionate”     “Insightful”


On Your Feet: Present and pitch like a pro

From the art of storytelling to the perfect deck, prepare for all your public speaking efforts with confidence. Whether it’s a pitch for a vital piece of business or an opportunity to shine within your company, we will transform your approach.


Career management / Outplacement

Rowan will show you how to excel at the business of finding, getting and holding on to a job by clarifying your short- and long-term career aspirations; coupled with simple, focused preparation and presentation.


Bring Rowan to speak at your event

Have Rowan present to your team or your customers and you'll get the full force of his professionalism, insight, clarity and humour. With Rowan, there are no potted, by-the-numbers, speeches. He will build his address around your needs and your issues.

  • We’ve all seen the classical attention-over-time graph demonstrating the importance of Primacy (what you say first) and Recency (what you say last) in any lecture, speech or presentation. The opening moment is when you have the greatest chance to catch and hold people’s attention – even if you are talking to a group of people who […]

  •   Some years back, Seth Godin invited readers to submit their quitting stories to his Dip Blog. Here’s mine (and boy, do I appear to be in good company!):   I came out of college in the mid-80s and drifted into advertising because I enjoyed messing around with words and people’s heads. Got headhunted to a […]

  • Alexander Kjerulf, Chief Happiness Officer and all-round good fellow, asked me to chip in my $0.02 worth for Quit Your Crappy Job Day, which is March 31st 2015. There’s lots of good advice coming on the topics of if and when you should quit that sucky job you’ve found yourself stuck in. Here, I just […]

  • Pitching, persuading or peddling – call it what you will. With modern procurement processes, it has become a vitally important part of securing that major contract. And most of us, hand on heart, aren’t very good at it. Moving from poor to average is relatively easy, moving from average to great is not so easy, […]

  • Presentation skills seminar.

  • Lecture and workshop, Dublin.

  • RDS Simmonscourt October 8th 2014, 13:30-14:30 We all hear that networking is vital for job-hunts (and also for managing your long term career). Rowan will break down the process into clear and simple tactics, on which you can take action straight away – straightforward approaches that will make the difference for your hunt in these […]

  • Members-only event September 24th, 6-8pm Tower hotel Waterford Places limited

  • 13 Speakers, diverse amazing ideas – all worth sharing. Unfortunately if  you haven’t got a ticket yet, the event sold out again this year, even before we announced any of the speakers (thank you for your faith and trust!) but do keep an eye out for the inevitable handful of last-minute tickets in the days […]

  • You’ve seen the problem a thousand times – a presenter who has obviously given some thought to their talk, and who has attempted to make it visual, but who is falling short because they are using too many small, lo-res images. How do you find the bigger image when you are time-starved? I’ve written before […]

  • I’m sure you’ve seen the vid from CES and it really it a cringius maximus moment. And yes, it does offer us a salutary example of the power of rehearsal and also of demonstrating professionalism in everything you do. But I think that misses the real point. Just in case you’ve been living under a […]

  • I re-read the Jobs biography over the new year. This remark in particular struck a chord with me: “That was my worst and stupidest staging mistake of my life. It was bad because it made me look small, and Apple look small, and as if everything was in Bill’s hands.” Couple of things … 1. “Staging”? Yes. […]

Happy Clients
  • Rowan is the presentation super hero - le super-heros des presentations!
    He truly changed my perception of presenting by going straight
    to the point with passionate communication.

    Frederic Herrera, CEO, VBOT Ltd

  • He gave us the most focused, actionable feedback we have ever
    had in preparing for a pitch. He's like Mr. Wolf from 'Pulp Fiction'!
    (And we won the business)

    CEO, Outsourced Service Provider (under NDA)

  • Rowan is the presentation super hero - le super-heros des presentations!
    He truly changed my perception of presenting by going
    straight to the point with passionate communication.

    Frederic Herrera, CEO, VBOT Ltd

  • The real McCoy: personal, thoughtful guidance
    from the chief himself. You won't be sorry.

    Justin Brophy, Executive Clinical Director, HSE