We help companies to build their brand, tell their story and excite their audiences.
Every company needs to tell its story with passion and belief. We coach our amazing, diverse clients to unleash their people to do this. Since we began we have been working with our amazing diverse clients to do this, from Google and Microsoft Fintech and Cyber Security startups. To date we have helped our clients to raise over half a billion dollars. This is our story of how we do it…
Everyone in your company has an audience to speak to, a stage to stand on and a message to deliver. Is it possible for HR to excel in employee engagement, for Marketing & Recruitment to tell the right story for talent acquisition and for everyone, from logistics to C-Suite to be the sales team? We believe it is. Take a look at these videos. They give insight into what we do to get you there and why we succeed every time.
We work with some of the world’s best companies to bring their stories alive. Our clients (Microsoft, Google, PWC, startups in Retail and Fintech, B2B, B2C) give us a wide view of what is needed in business right now. Everything we do is bespoke and although one coaching session is never the same we do have some key ingredients that enable our clients to thrive. Here are some of them:
Company and People Branding through video.
To create a great employee experience, HR needs the internal messaging to be short, sharp and engaging.Take a look at how we can help you to create a compelling 75 seconds on camera (https://youtu.be/lpdhPgz3HpA). It only takes a day to do this. All you have to do is show up. We do the rest. By the end of the day you have shot a great 75 seconds. We then edit it and you have the finished product within a week.
The Whole Communicator – from Graduate to C-Suite.
We look at the whole story and the whole communicator, from narrative creation to presentation technique to listening skills, to influencing others to managing conflict. What does that look like? Improvisation workshops for hundreds of Microsoft Graduates, coaching small groups of Senior Executives for Hitachi, three hours’ worth of 1:1 coaching, three day off-sites … The unifying factor is this – as soon as you have learnt it, we coach you to apply it.
Marketing & Recruitment
Your future talent want to buy-in to something they can believe in. We help you to leverage your people to tell that story. From the new hires to HR, from logistics to C-Suite, we coach and up-skill a wide selection of people, so everyone can become great story-tellers on video, giving courage to those who feel they have no voice. We record them and you get a series of authentic and joy-filled videos, painting the whole story of the company.
We began with Startups and our blood runs hot with them.
Since we began we have helped startups raise over half a billion dollars and along the way have coached on over 60 Accelerator Programs around the world, from Google Ventures in San Fransisco to Techstars in London and Berlin. We coach on everything from content to delivery, making sure that when it comes to the all important Demo Day and investor pitch that they are ready to own the stage, tell their story and raise the funds.
I've often asked myself - how can we go beyond the intellectual to the emotional level of interacting with people? Senior leadership need to challenge themselves and ask - could I be better at presenting? I came to Amplify to help me start this journey of change. They taught me some key tools and techniques, allowing me to think differently about how I approach presenting. It opened a door for me - I’ve started a journey from good to great presenting and I need to continue.
I’m the kind of speaker that is confident once I am in the flow of the speech, however, I sometimes struggle with how to open. Since our coaching that has changed. The feedback I got from the conference (HR Vision, June 2014) was great – I was one of the highest ranked speakers and a lot of that was down to style and impact. I couldn't have been able to grab the audience’s attention as quickly, to ramp it up that extra 5% without Amplify's coaching.
It's all about the story - winning customers, keeping customers, inspiring employees. To continue to be successful it's vital for Telefonica to be a story-telling business and that's why we work with Amplify. They have an incredible ability to help people open up, take off their corporate masks and, through very practical story-telling technique and a lot of fun, help people discover their passions and reasons for getting up for work. Whether an external speaking engagement or infuencing internally, we're now confident to call people to action to tell their stories. Working with Amplify has been a game-changer.
As one can imagine, bringing a global team together requires considerable time and expense so the time we allocate any activity during those meetings is very precious. I can genuinely say that our investment in time and energy with Amplify has delivered very tangible benefits to the business. They partnered with us to share the new Microsoft story in a way that makes it relevant for our customers, by bringing out the individual personalities of everyone in the room, ultimately leading to a very coherent, authentic and powerful narrative for Microsoft. It was a highly effective workshop and brought insights that we use in our work every day.
Stewart has an amazing way to connect with people, and laser-focus attention on supporting them in their development. I would highly recommend him and Amplify to anyone who wants to develop their story-telling and presentation skills to better engage and deliver their message. The team still refers to his 'piece of string' and 'being on skis' tips when standing up presenting. Make sure you ask him about these.
Unsure of what to expect from such a workshop, I soon realized the immense value of what Amplify are doing. Stewart's energy and enthusiasm rubbed off on everyone taking part in the sessions and his feedback on my personal presentation style will be extremely valuable to me going forwards into my career. I learnt a lot about soft skills, presenting, body language, voice and attitude and I can honestly say that I now think about all of these factors very differently since the course.
Spending two days working with Amplify was truly life changing - their teaching, techniques and charisma made the sessions both incredibly fun but also undoubtedly worthwhile. The focus of the session was on presentation style, story telling and connecting with your audience. I personally saw a huge transformation in myself and every other colleague on the course! I know this session will do wonders for me in the work place.
Stewart's presentation workshop was incredibly immersive and impactful - not only did I learn a huge amount, but it was a truly engaging experience which I won't forget for a long time. It was certainly the best presentation coaching session I have ever attended and I would highly recommend his work
I was really pleased with the session. Amplify gave me good help with posture and voice production and although I've done a lot of presenting, I picked up some really good tips.
The approach Amplify took with our Senior Management Team at Hyder Consulting was spot on. They were highly professional, engaging and entertaining – and most importantly, everyone came away with a tip or technique that they would use in their next presentation – be it to a client, their team or to the Board. Our experience with Amplify was very positive and we will certainly be working with them again.
Stewart is the master of transformation. The results that he and his team achieve are nothing short of extraordinary! His ability to drastically improve and impact individuals of all levels never ceases to amaze. Having worked closely with Amplify these past years, I've learned that there is no-one who cannot greatly benefit from their work. Furthermore, Stewart is an absolute pleasure to work with. He is sincere, trustworthy and deeply caring... a rare gentlemen in this modern world. I cannot recommend Stewart and Amplify enough.