About Us

“Speak The Speech I Pray You As I Pronounced It To You, Trippingly Off The Tongue… Suit the Word To The Action… And Hold, As ‘Twere The Mirror Up To Nature.”

This speech from Shakespeare’s Hamlet was the inspiration for our company name when we launched in 1998.
We felt then and still do now that this quote perfectly encapsulates what we aim to empower our clients with: we want their words to flow “trippingly off the tongue”, with fluency and fluidity.

Our company started life back in 1998 when Duncan Holmes (Boo) and Jonathan Bacon formed a partnership and created a course that blended two worlds: the world of business and the world of theatre.

One day, having left their jobs at Lloyds of London and a travel company to train at the world-renowned London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Boo and Jon were reflecting on the challenges common to both worlds and came to the realisation that the business world had a lot to learn from the theatre and vice-versa.  Combining their skills and experience from both worlds created the perfect recipe for their first “Power of Speech” course.

20 years later, all our courses and coaches still reflect the subtle combination of these two worlds. Our courses are high-energy and impactful whilst remaining true to the business world of today. This carefully balanced approach is what makes an immediate and noticeable difference.

Need help but not sure where to start? Talk to us!

Simply call Jon on +44 (0)7725 811 956 or Boo on +44 (0)7775 720 794, or email us info@speakthespeech.co.uk

Why chose us

Our objective is simple: we aim to give every person we coach consistent excellence.
Honesty and authenticity are the cornerstones that underpin our coaching.

Our mission is to make people the best that they can be and to provide consistent excellence in communication.

We aim to transform people by listening to their needs and giving them knowledge, skills and techniques that will help them to be the best they can be at all times.

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Our Clients

Our clients come from all corners of the globe and range from graduates right through to CEO’s and senior politicians as well as many professional sports organisations and teams.

Our combined experience covers plethora of sectors from Finance, Legal, Construction, NGO, Technology, Sports or Leisure.