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Hello, I’m Trevor Henderson, a Public Speaker and recovering freelance IT Consultant.

I’ve always struggled to understand from written words, instead using images to give meaning to words.
Despite being an E grade student, I was an A student in Technical Drawing. Describe it visually and I’m happy.
After being told I was stupid by Mr Trinder, it seemed best to keep my head down and my weird sketching to myself.

With school behind me I worked in IT and guess what … things got worse.
You see, in the corporate world, we had meetings. Boring meetings. PowerPoint slides with boring presenters reading from the screen. You HAD to attend.

I learnt to get there early and grab a sea

Hello, I’m Trevor Henderson, a Public Speaker and a recovering IT Consultant.

I’ve always struggled to understand from words, instead using images to give meaning to words.  Despite being an E grade student, I was an A student in Technical Drawing.  After being told I was stupid by a teacher at school, it seemed best to keep my head down and my weird sketching to myself.

With school behind me I worked in IT and guess what … things got worse.  You see, in the corporate world, we had meetings. PowerPoint slides with boring presenters reading from the screen. You HAD to attend.

Yep, Death by PowerPoint, droning on and on zzzzzzz……..Things had to change!

After 35 years, I’ve learnt to create engaging presentations.  But it doesn’t stop there, you see I’m still learning; Did you know 10-20% of your audience are likely to be dyslexic?
The quickest way to lose their attention and disengage them is to show a white slide with black text? The more text there is, the more disengaged they become?  Hmmmmm…., perhaps that’s why I was always falling asleep in presentations?

With an embarrassingly long time in the corporate world, yes I’m no youngster, I’ve learnt the art of crafting and delivering engaging presentations.

If you would like to learn how you can benefit from my “too many decades” of experience and engage ALL of your audience, please send me a message.

Lydia, Project Officer
I was intrigued by the course outline provided for Trevor’s Build & Present PowerPoint workshop. It promised to be ‘absolutely packed full of useful information’… and that it was, plus a whole lot more!
The workshop was indeed filled with tips and guidance to make my presentations more engaging and memorable. The information provided was sometimes challenging and generally very thought provoking.
The content of this workshop is unlike any other I have attended before. Trevor’s delivery style is relaxed, engaging and inclusive. The practical element was what made the learning really sink in. I was hooked by the ‘teasers’ that we were fed throughout the day. If you had a question, Trevor had already thought of the answer that would be revealed at a later part of the programme.
Having had PowerPoint training many years ago and feeling fairly confident in my skills, I attended this workshop in search of ways to better create presentations. I left the workshop with a whole new layer of learning that I had no idea existed!
This workshop has entirely changed the way I will create presentations in the future and has made me view the presentations of others through a completely new lens. Trevor has gotten the balance just right for this workshop. His expertise and knowledge shine through; clearly demonstrating throughout the day that he knows his stuff. Thank you, Trevor for sharing all your knowledge – its powerful, unique and invaluable.
Violet Karamagi
I really enjoyed Trevor's Power Point Course. I learnt so much, a lot of stuff I didn't know I could do in Power Point or even apply to other Microsoft applications. I can now give my presentations some life that will keep the audience engaged.
As a trainer, Trevor is very patient and ensures that no one is left behind. There was never a quiet or dull moment during the course. I would highly recommend the course or Trevor as the go to person should you need 1:1 help with your presentation.
Emmanuel Karamagi
I'm in business, teaching, and training. Power point presentation is therefore a pivotal tool in my daily life.
Attending Trevor Henderson's Build and Present Power Point workshop helped confirm that my PP slides were cluttered and therefore obscured what I was trying to communicate. And that I was not exploiting the full potential attainable using Power Point. What I got from the workshop is the:
- ability to make my PP presentation clutter free, precise and better engaging.
- learnt that there is much more that I can do with power point in terms using its tools.
- effective usage of text, images and color to keep the audience engaged and understand my presentation.
I would recommend this workshop to anyone who uses power point presentation in their daily lives.
Melanie Harrison
Course 1; I recently attended one of Trevor’s PowerPoint workshops as I needed to update my professional presentation skills. I have to say that the course was amazing as his wealth of knowledge is astounding! Although I had been professionally trained on and used PowerPoint many years ago my skills had become rusty and new features had been added.
Trevor has not only brought me back up to speed but enskilled me in these fabulous features. Trevor had recently taught a number of us in a small group so that we received the appropriate support necessary, whilst taking time to explain concepts in a user friendly manner with calm and patience so that none of my questions were deemed stupid or inane. I am no longer fazed or frustrated by PowerPoint and I would definitely recommend using Trevor for all your IT needs.

Course 2; Wow what an amazing day! Trevor has managed to cut through all the unnecessary aspects of building a successful PowerPoint presentation and shown me how to build a simple, effective and powerful presentation that will keep audiences engaged. No more boring slides and text overload, instead fabulous visual and engaging slides to ensure any presentation will now get the message across.
It was useful to understand some of the physiology of successful presentation tricks and tools, such as 'Palm' so as not to make these mistakes again. Trevor teaches in small groups to ensure individual attention and support

Limited Availability 1-2-1
Do you have a crucial presentation or speech?
Do you have a lot invested in it?
Do you need a professional coach?

I'm excited to anounce that in March 2019 I am able to take on 3 new clients for exclusive 1-2-1 coaching.

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Applications close on midnight on 22nd February 2019.
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