Philip Hesketh

Philip Hesketh set up and ran his own advertising agency in the UK that had 16 consecutive years of growth from 0 to billings of £48m. He sold his business in 2003 and became a professional speaker on the psychology of persuasion and influence.

In 2010 he was awarded the ‘Overseas Speaker of the Year’ for TEC Australia and ‘Consistently Outstanding Performer’ award for the Chief Executives’ organisation,Vistage. He is also the current holder of the award for ‘Most Requested and Top Scoring Speaker’ for Vistage and is Visiting Fellow at Newcastle University in England.


The Psychology of Persuasion and Influence

The secrets to excellent customer service, how to develop relationships, build trust and become more persuasive and influential. Tailored to each client’s needs this talk gives every member of the audience real ‘can-use-tomorrow’ techniques to persuade and influence people.

The Good to Great Graduation

What you need to do to important every aspect of what you do. With amusing references to such diverse examples as The Titanic and The Beatles Philip takes the audience through the ‘Sigmoid Curve’ that all businesses and relationships go through.

The New Way of Selling

Converting leads to sales and maximising the income from clients is key to all businesses but Philip shows just how to do that without sounding like a salesman.

An inspiring Key Note for anyone who is involved in business development.


You could feel the buzz in the room after your session. I felt a genuine lift in spirits and a positive mood that set us up for the afternoon session. You have a wonderful gift – the ability to make people laugh, listen and absorb key points of information.
~ Paul Say – Marketing Director – first direct

Thank you for a stunning performance at our conference. Your talk was amusing, thought provoking and full of good, honest common sense. The motivational aspect of your presentation was apparent when I talked to our members after the session. You are the best speaker we have ever had.
~ Stuart Laing – Managing Director – Houlden Jewellers

You really raised the awareness of our brand values and relationships and challenged their mindsets that price is the driving factor in the sales process. We’ve used you in Paris, Prague, Killarney and Birmingham and I’m sure we’ll use you many times in the future as you bring the learning experience alive.
~ Phil Cooper – Managing Director – Mölnlycke Health Care

Philip you are, without doubt, the most dynamic, entertaining and yet insightful presenter I have ever had the pleasure of booking. You did your research thoroughly and completely understood the message we were trying to communicate to our sales force, hence the reason we’re inviting you back again for a return visit to this year’s conference.
~ Sarah Herbert – Marketing Director – Multiyork Furniture

Thank you yet again for your outstanding presentation on Friday. You got the conference off to a cracking start and I really can’t think of any way in which your presentation could have been more relevant or better delivered. Truly one of the best conference presentations I’ve ever seen. And I’ve heard a few.
~ Murray Simpson – Chief Executive – The Textile Services Association

Sure sent them away with a smile and a message. Your score across the 554 delegates was 9/10 with 47% ranking you 10 out of 10! Just the job!
~ Steve Thorne – Head of The Management Team – Information Security Forum

Thank you so much for giving a fantastic talk today! I had so many emails from people who said this session was ‘just what the doctor ordered.
~ Rachel Bruton – UBS Bank


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