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Geoff Kershaw: Presentation Skills Trainer, Presenter, Interviewer, Conference Host

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Geoff trained in management before getting involved in television and conference production in the 1980s through what was known as British television’s toughest quiz, The Krypton Factor, first as a contestant and then as a consultant making up many of the show’s more difficult mental and lateral thinking challenges.

At that time he started his own production company with the show’s host, Gordon Burns, which has since produced over 200 hours of broadcast TV for ITV, BBC and satellite channels as well as countless conferences and videos for its corporate clients.

Geoff has been the main host, interviewer and facilitator at conferences and symposia around the world for well over 20 years, working in the UK and across Europe, as well as Africa, Australia and the USA. This considerable experience has helped him develop his unique presentations skills training module “Telling a Convincing Story”

His business management background gives him real insights into the concerns and challenges facing those he trains and interviews, whilst his enormous experience of a multitude of different organisations, both national and global, allows him to deliver perceptive and enlightened presentation style suggestions and interview questions in an effortless manner.

Naturally a warm and thoughtful person, Geoff forms excellent relationships with everyone he comes into contact with throughout any business in which he’s working, which helps inform his easy and natural style when on stage at their events and whilst training key speakers, both individually and in small groups.

You Say…

  • Geoff is a master in his craft – a consummate professional. His creativity and innovative approaches in the planning stages, and his remarkable flexibility and ability to seamlessly adjust to new priorities, requirements or time-frames at time of delivery, are attributes that have enabled him to deliver even the most complex of events.

    John Change Management Vice President 
  • Over the past few years I have organised a number of internal company briefing days. I engaged Geoff as facilitator for these days. His planning and execution was excellent and as a result these days were a great success and well received by all who attended. I'd would happy engage Geoff again.

    David Capita IT Services Director 
  • Geoff and the team at Challenge Factor bring experience, creativity and passion to the briefs they work on. But the magic ingredient for me is that they work so hard to understand your business, so that by the time you are into delivery they know every nuance of how success is defined for you. And apart from that, they are lovely people to work with, which makes doing a high pressure piece of work also a pleasure!

    Helen Communications Manager 
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