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Pitching Skills Workshop | Presentation Skills | Conversational Skills |
Leaders Narratives | Story Telling | Content Development

Aristo’s aim is to ensure our clients are successful in getting their message out there, whether it’s to win:

Sales

Create conversations that encourage people to buy

Tenders

Create pitches that lead to more frequent successes

Funding

Demonstrate quickly and succinctly why you are investable

Story Telling

Executives, win the support of your team and partners

Funding For Irish Start-ups

We are particularly proud of our success in supporting Start-ups to win pitch competitions and investment worldwide.

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Connect 2 Grow programme
Thursday 17th and 24th November 2022

This two-day programme (one week apart) is designed for delegates who have business competence and now recognise the need to speak more effectively.

Our programme ‘CONNECT 2 GROW‘ will enable the participant to make talks easier to understand and deliver, leading to better communication and comprehension on the part of the audience.

The gift of the gab: Andrew Keogh at TEDxBelfastWomen

Contact us, and we will be happy to meet with you in confidence and explore how we can help you improve your communication skills and advance your career.

Latest Articles

New Light Through Old Windows

How do I help my audience?  Initially, I am like a confessor or a psychologist.  I ask a few questions, three in all, and then listen to the confusing responses I hear by way of a reply.  The reason the answers are confusing is that the person I am speaking to is...
Last of the summer wine

The Last of the Summer Wine

That title sounds familiar? Summer is drawing to a close, and my thoughts revert to that back-to-school feeling.  My early memories are of returning from a summer spent in my mother's home place in Enniscorthy.  My uncle Mick would hire a car, and a group of his...
Overcome the Curse of Knowledge with the Right Analogy

Analogies Overcome the Curse of Knowledge

Analogies Overcome the Curse of Knowledge   (Presenting Complex Information)  Imagine this were to happen to you:  You order pizza from your local pizzeria and collect it, but when you get home and open the box, there are only three slices in the box. Where have the...
Obey Stop Signs and Become a Great Speaker - Public Speaking

Obey Stop Signs and Become a Great Speaker

An observation I have had for some time is the inability of some people to bring a conversation or presentation to a conclusion.  I have a most annoying relative who talks continuously but never brings the conversation to a conclusion. I am sure you know similar...
Never attempt to memorise a presentation. Believe in yourself.

Never, Never Attempt To Memorise a Pitch!

Why do presenters always attempt to memorise presentations? You can learn to recite a poem or the lyrics to a song over days or weeks. Yet, if you are uncomfortable in front of your audience, you may still struggle to remember the words; I know I do! So here is my...

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Testimonials

"Andrew, along my and MicroGen’s journey, you helped me to articulate my vision, our story, my heart and purpose for creating and building MicroGen. Every major milestone we achieved, you contributed significant value to our journey. I deeply appreciate your help and your guidance. Thank you, Andrew!"

Xeumei Germaine | Founder & CEO | MicroGenBiotech 

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2022-04-19T16:11:42+01:00

Xeumei Germaine | Founder & CEO | MicroGenBiotech 

"Andrew, along my and MicroGen’s journey, you helped me to articulate my vision, our story, my heart and purpose for creating and building MicroGen. Every major milestone we achieved, you contributed significant value to our journey. I deeply appreciate your help and your guidance. Thank you, Andrew!"

"Andrew reminded me that a pitch is a story, and it's my job to make it as compelling as possible. My approach to pitching certainly changed with this in my mind. I have totally revised the pitch that I have been using for the past 12 months and will remind myself to regularly refresh it and critically think about the story I'm telling."


Shona D'Arcy | Founder & CEO | Kids Speech Labs 

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2022-09-16T11:27:15+01:00

Shona D'Arcy | Founder & CEO | Kids Speech Labs 

"Andrew reminded me that a pitch is a story, and it's my job to make it as compelling as possible. My approach to pitching certainly changed with this in my mind. I have totally revised the pitch that I have been using for the past 12 months and will remind myself to regularly refresh it and critically think about the story I'm telling."

"Andrew helped us find the most compelling story that our brand could tell. Helped us coordinate our propositions and clarify our message.
We have started thinking about our brand through a far more human/customer-centric lens. It allows us to empathize with our customers and develop the strongest emotional connection. This has been essential for our branding and messaging."


Evan Mc Gloughlin | Co-Founder | Weeve

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2022-09-16T11:49:50+01:00

Evan Mc Gloughlin | Co-Founder | Weeve

"Andrew helped us find the most compelling story that our brand could tell. Helped us coordinate our propositions and clarify our message. We have started thinking about our brand through a far more human/customer-centric lens. It allows us to empathize with our customers and develop the strongest emotional connection. This has been essential for our branding and messaging."

"Through the Alsessor AI program at Trinity College, I had the honour to have Mr Keogh as a mentor, helping my partners and me understand, visualize and perfect our investment presentation. His guidance and knowledge in this field have far surpassed any advisor I've previously worked with, and I see his teachings affecting many elements of our business while accelerating our company growth on multiple levels. I highly recommend his services to any business interested in growth and investment."


Jason P. Rothberg | Co-Founder | Xavatar

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2022-09-16T11:57:44+01:00

Jason P. Rothberg | Co-Founder | Xavatar

"Through the Alsessor AI program at Trinity College, I had the honour to have Mr Keogh as a mentor, helping my partners and me understand, visualize and perfect our investment presentation. His guidance and knowledge in this field have far surpassed any advisor I've previously worked with, and I see his teachings affecting many elements of our business while accelerating our company growth on multiple levels. I highly recommend his services to any business interested in growth and investment."

"Andrew's coaching helped me become a more confident presenter. Telling a story instead of presenting or holding a speech makes all the difference. I never thought I would ever say this – but I am actually looking forward to the next opportunity to pitch or speak in front of an audience.
After working with Andrew, I learned to structure my presentations differently and design them to make them more interesting for the audience – in particular, at the start of the presentation. I would highly recommend seeking out Andrew's expertise - his coaching makes a big difference in how you approach presenting in front of an audience.."


Katarina Antill | Founder | bonafi.ie 

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2022-09-16T12:11:20+01:00

Katarina Antill | Founder | bonafi.ie 

"Andrew's coaching helped me become a more confident presenter. Telling a story instead of presenting or holding a speech makes all the difference. I never thought I would ever say this – but I am actually looking forward to the next opportunity to pitch or speak in front of an audience. After working with Andrew, I learned to structure my presentations differently and design them to make them more interesting for the audience – in particular, at the start of the presentation. I would highly recommend seeking out Andrew's expertise - his coaching makes a big difference in how you approach presenting in front of an audience.."

"Andrew is a brilliant communicator, a great and professional coach, and a mentor. I worked with him in the Alsessor AI Accelerator program at Trinity College / Altada. He contributed significantly to our journey as a start-up and he trained me to articulate our vision and story clearly and build a solid structure to showcase our pitch deck in the best way possible.  The major takeaway from the training was being able to form a strong opening and closing, in addition to how to engage and capture the audience. I would highly recommend working with him."



Amy Awad | OpaMind | Co-Founder

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2022-09-16T12:16:03+01:00

Amy Awad | OpaMind | Co-Founder

"Andrew is a brilliant communicator, a great and professional coach, and a mentor. I worked with him in the Alsessor AI Accelerator program at Trinity College / Altada. He contributed significantly to our journey as a start-up and he trained me to articulate our vision and story clearly and build a solid structure to showcase our pitch deck in the best way possible.  The major takeaway from the training was being able to form a strong opening and closing, in addition to how to engage and capture the audience. I would highly recommend working with him."
"Andrew has a clear sense of impartial narrative flow. His focus on storytelling helps drive audience engagement when it really matters. We started to think about touchpoints for a predominantly male investor audience."

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Sonya Lennon | Co-Founder | Frockadvisor

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2020-02-05T18:21:50+00:00

Sonya Lennon | Co-Founder | Frockadvisor

"Andrew has a clear sense of impartial narrative flow. His focus on storytelling helps drive audience engagement when it really matters. We started to think about touchpoints for a predominantly male investor audience." Please get in touch and follow Andrew Keogh on LinkedIn for more updates.
“I was delighted with the way Andrew properly architected our message and helped create a compelling story to convey my message.
The most important aspect of presenting I have learned is the need to entertain while telling your story. The process of getting engagement is not something I ever thought about before working with Andrew”.

Alan Coleman | www.britebill.com

If you have any query, feel free to Contact us on Phone +353 (0)1 8208552 or Email andrew@aristo.ie

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2020-02-05T18:19:59+00:00

Alan Coleman | www.britebill.com

If you have any query, feel free to Contact us on Phone +353 (0)1 8208552 or Email andrew@aristo.ie

“I was delighted with the way Andrew properly architected our message and helped create a compelling story to convey my message. The most important aspect of presenting I have learned is the need to entertain while telling your story. The process of getting engagement is not something I ever thought about before working with Andrew”.
“Coming from an academic background, Andrew has helped us to develop presentations for a business audience. Andrew really helped to transform our pitch into something that caught people’s attention. His advice was invaluable, and we very much enjoyed working with him”.

Aquired (2015) to Rapid7 for $68 million

Please get in touch and follow Andrew Keogh on LinkedIn for more updates.

Trevor Parsons | CEO Logentries

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2020-02-05T18:15:56+00:00

Trevor Parsons | CEO Logentries

“Coming from an academic background, Andrew has helped us to develop presentations for a business audience. Andrew really helped to transform our pitch into something that caught people’s attention. His advice was invaluable, and we very much enjoyed working with him”. Aquired (2015) to Rapid7 for $68 million Please get in touch and follow Andrew Keogh on LinkedIn for more updates.
"I know that of all the various workshops I have done over the years, yours is by far and away the most useful that I have ever attended. I was selected to give a four-minute pitch at the Meet2Win Oncology partnering convention in Bordeaux yesterday (May 2019). I was the last of 11 pitches and won!  As I was sitting there listening to the other 10 pitches, getting more and more nervous it struck me how different my pitch was from the others, and that was all down to the advice and guidance you gave me. All-day yesterday people were coming up to me commending me on what a clear, attention-grabbing, easy to understand pitch I gave."

Please get in touch and follow Andrew Keogh on LinkedIn for more updates.

Dr Antoinette Perry | Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Genetics | UCD

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2020-02-05T18:14:21+00:00

Dr Antoinette Perry | Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Genetics | UCD

"I know that of all the various workshops I have done over the years, yours is by far and away the most useful that I have ever attended. I was selected to give a four-minute pitch at the Meet2Win Oncology partnering convention in Bordeaux yesterday (May 2019). I was the last of 11 pitches and won!  As I was sitting there listening to the other 10 pitches, getting more and more nervous it struck me how different my pitch was from the others, and that was all down to the advice and guidance you gave me. All-day yesterday people were coming up to me commending me on what a clear, attention-grabbing, easy to understand pitch I gave." Please get in touch and follow Andrew Keogh on LinkedIn for more updates.
"Andrew’s help and guidance was instrumental in preparing us for several vital stage presentations we had last year (2014) in New York, San Francisco, Germany, the UK and Ireland. His outside perspective on how we could better tell our story was incredibly useful, it’s easy to forget that internal stories do not always translate well outside the company. His techniques on communicating vital information points have become our default standard for all company communications. We couldn’t recommend him enough"

 Acquired by TransUnion for $ 44 million in 2015

Pat Phelan | CEO | Trustev.com

If you have any query, feel free to Contact us on Phone +353 (0)1 8208552 or Email andrew@aristo.ie

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2020-02-05T18:12:38+00:00

Pat Phelan | CEO | Trustev.com

If you have any query, feel free to Contact us on Phone +353 (0)1 8208552 or Email andrew@aristo.ie

"Andrew’s help and guidance was instrumental in preparing us for several vital stage presentations we had last year (2014) in New York, San Francisco, Germany, the UK and Ireland. His outside perspective on how we could better tell our story was incredibly useful, it’s easy to forget that internal stories do not always translate well outside the company. His techniques on communicating vital information points have become our default standard for all company communications. We couldn’t recommend him enough"  Acquired by TransUnion for $ 44 million in 2015
"I have worked with Andrew on regular occasions over three year (2012-15). Andrew's approach, advice and experience has been invaluable to our business delivering real results with the teams he has helped. Andrew has been an instrumental part of our success by helping business owners to construct effective and engaging messages and develop their presentation skills. Always insightful and objective, Andrew has been a pleasure to work with and I look forward to working with him again in the future”.

Please get in touch and follow Andrew Keogh on LinkedIn for more updates.

Karl Aherne | Director | Wayra Ireland Limited

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2020-02-05T18:10:51+00:00

Karl Aherne | Director | Wayra Ireland Limited

"I have worked with Andrew on regular occasions over three year (2012-15). Andrew's approach, advice and experience has been invaluable to our business delivering real results with the teams he has helped. Andrew has been an instrumental part of our success by helping business owners to construct effective and engaging messages and develop their presentation skills. Always insightful and objective, Andrew has been a pleasure to work with and I look forward to working with him again in the future”. Please get in touch and follow Andrew Keogh on LinkedIn for more updates.
"Andrew is one of the best communicators I have ever met. His listening skills are exceptional, and he has a great ability to make your communications simple but very effective. He is also a very personable and likeable guy. I would highly recommend working with Andrew & Aristo for anyone who wishes to communicate more effectively."

Jeffrey Moran | Learning Consultant & New Hire Training Manager | IBM

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2020-02-10T09:42:49+00:00

Jeffrey Moran | Learning Consultant & New Hire Training Manager | IBM

"Andrew is one of the best communicators I have ever met. His listening skills are exceptional, and he has a great ability to make your communications simple but very effective. He is also a very personable and likeable guy. I would highly recommend working with Andrew & Aristo for anyone who wishes to communicate more effectively."

"There is no better speaker's coach than Andrew - his very obvious skill as a keynote speaker, coupled with his coaching skills make him the perfect choice for the senior executive looking to polish their personal presentation skills - whether for a one-off event or as part of an ongoing personal development project.
Besides working with Andrew directly I have also recommended him as a keynote to several valued clients - and all of their feedback has been equally excellent".


Deiric McCann | Author & Keynote speaker | blog.deiricmccann.com

If you have any query, feel free to Contact us on Phone +353 (0)1 8208552 or Email andrew@aristo.ie

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2019-08-26T17:52:55+01:00

Deiric McCann | Author & Keynote speaker | blog.deiricmccann.com

If you have any query, feel free to Contact us on Phone +353 (0)1 8208552 or Email andrew@aristo.ie

"There is no better speaker's coach than Andrew - his very obvious skill as a keynote speaker, coupled with his coaching skills make him the perfect choice for the senior executive looking to polish their personal presentation skills - whether for a one-off event or as part of an ongoing personal development project. Besides working with Andrew directly I have also recommended him as a keynote to several valued clients - and all of their feedback has been equally excellent".

“I would describe Andrew as 'the Speaker's Speaker'. In other words, anyone who speaks for a living would gain huge value from Andrew's input and I regularly consult with him on my content for talks, keynotes etc. He has also developed a great niche in the area of helping his clients 'pitch for business'. I've heard him deliver this talk and I know that if you think you are a good 'pitcher' yet, you haven't heard Andrew on this topic, then, you're not as good as you can be! His style is effortless, challenging and inspiring .......go hear him asap!"


Neil O'Brien | Founder and MD | Time To Fly Ltd 

If you have any query, feel free to Contact us on Phone +353 (0)1 8208552 or Email andrew@aristo.ie

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2019-08-26T17:41:03+01:00

Neil O'Brien | Founder and MD | Time To Fly Ltd 

If you have any query, feel free to Contact us on Phone +353 (0)1 8208552 or Email andrew@aristo.ie

“I would describe Andrew as 'the Speaker's Speaker'. In other words, anyone who speaks for a living would gain huge value from Andrew's input and I regularly consult with him on my content for talks, keynotes etc. He has also developed a great niche in the area of helping his clients 'pitch for business'. I've heard him deliver this talk and I know that if you think you are a good 'pitcher' yet, you haven't heard Andrew on this topic, then, you're not as good as you can be! His style is effortless, challenging and inspiring .......go hear him asap!"
“I found that watching Andrew at work was like watching a composer bring the various components of an orchestra together to get a great harmony going! Andrew is a rock of sense but with an ability to be objective and creative in his approach. He doesn’t tell people what to do, rather guides them in the right direction”

Ciara Feehely | Senior Lead Communications | Eirgrid 

If you have any query, feel free to Contact us on Phone +353 (0)1 8208552 or Email andrew@aristo.ie

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2020-02-03T18:52:08+00:00

Ciara Feehely | Senior Lead Communications | Eirgrid 

If you have any query, feel free to Contact us on Phone +353 (0)1 8208552 or Email andrew@aristo.ie

“I found that watching Andrew at work was like watching a composer bring the various components of an orchestra together to get a great harmony going! Andrew is a rock of sense but with an ability to be objective and creative in his approach. He doesn’t tell people what to do, rather guides them in the right direction”
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