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 ‘Aristo’ – Testimonials

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"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

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

Alan Coleman | www.britebill.com

“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

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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."

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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

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

Pat Phelan | CEO | Trustev.com

"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”.

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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".


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

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

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

“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

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

Ciara Feehely | Senior Lead Communications | Eirgrid

“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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“I am far more confident in my presentations and am getting much better feedback. My presentations are more interesting and incisive as a result of our working together.”

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Colm Stanley | Counsellor & Psychotherapist at Blanchardstown Therapy Centre

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2020-02-03T19:25:25+00:00

Colm Stanley | Counsellor & Psychotherapist at Blanchardstown Therapy Centre

“I am far more confident in my presentations and am getting much better feedback. My presentations are more interesting and incisive as a result of our working together.” Please get in touch and follow Andrew Keogh on LinkedIn for more updates.
“Andrew has helped me not only to overcome my fear of public speaking but has also given me confidence and enthusiasm to do so. Since working with Andrew, I have begun facilitating workshops.  I am delighted with the tools I learnt as they help me to be more relaxed, authentic and connected rather than wrapped up in the anxiety of presenting.  This makes my workshops more enjoyable for everyone and helps me to help others more efficiently. My sincere thanks for a very enjoyable programme.”

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Dr Lorene Dennis | Auckland, New Zealand

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2020-02-03T19:21:19+00:00

Dr Lorene Dennis | Auckland, New Zealand

“Andrew has helped me not only to overcome my fear of public speaking but has also given me confidence and enthusiasm to do so. Since working with Andrew, I have begun facilitating workshops.  I am delighted with the tools I learnt as they help me to be more relaxed, authentic and connected rather than wrapped up in the anxiety of presenting.  This makes my workshops more enjoyable for everyone and helps me to help others more efficiently. My sincere thanks for a very enjoyable programme.” Please get in touch and follow Andrew Keogh on LinkedIn for more updates.
“I recently had the pleasure of working with Andrew Keogh for a presentation I had to deliver.  Andrew coached me in the art of “having a conversation” and after a two-hour session, I had the confidence to do exactly that.
It was the most exhilarating and confidence-building experience.  If you have a speaking engagement coming up and feel you need guidance, you need to spend time with Andrew.  He will help you challenge yourself, but, ultimately he will help you find the answer within yourself.  His style is understated but the results are WOW!”

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Pauline McCloskey | All About You!

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2020-02-03T19:19:42+00:00

Pauline McCloskey | All About You!

“I recently had the pleasure of working with Andrew Keogh for a presentation I had to deliver.  Andrew coached me in the art of “having a conversation” and after a two-hour session, I had the confidence to do exactly that. It was the most exhilarating and confidence-building experience.  If you have a speaking engagement coming up and feel you need guidance, you need to spend time with Andrew.  He will help you challenge yourself, but, ultimately he will help you find the answer within yourself.  His style is understated but the results are WOW!” Please get in touch and follow Andrew Keogh on LinkedIn for more updates.
“Working with Andrew has enabled me to give my public speaking skills the professionalism and proficiency that are needed to ensure my listeners take action and get the result I am looking for.
Before I started working with Andrew, I thought I knew how to deliver a good speech. Now I have the necessary knowledge to give my talks more structure and improved delivery.
Thanks again Andrew for all your help. Your light-hearted teaching style has enabled me to take my public speaking out of the dreary and flogged Blackpool sideshow act to a level that my listeners want to take action. “

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Dominic Munnelly | Director of The Transformation Catalyst

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2020-02-03T19:18:36+00:00

Dominic Munnelly | Director of The Transformation Catalyst

“Working with Andrew has enabled me to give my public speaking skills the professionalism and proficiency that are needed to ensure my listeners take action and get the result I am looking for. Before I started working with Andrew, I thought I knew how to deliver a good speech. Now I have the necessary knowledge to give my talks more structure and improved delivery. Thanks again Andrew for all your help. Your light-hearted teaching style has enabled me to take my public speaking out of the dreary and flogged Blackpool sideshow act to a level that my listeners want to take action. “ Please get in touch and follow Andrew Keogh on LinkedIn for more updates.
“I have become a lot more focused and organised when developing or delivering a presentation.  With this approach, I have noticed that the level of audience/presenter interaction has increased significantly. I start with the end in mind and I am much more aware of my audience’s needs in relation to my presentation. I am also a lot more economical with slides in PowerPoint.”

Aidan Leonard | Director | IQO Solutions Ltd

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2020-02-03T19:17:12+00:00

Aidan Leonard | Director | IQO Solutions Ltd

“I have become a lot more focused and organised when developing or delivering a presentation.  With this approach, I have noticed that the level of audience/presenter interaction has increased significantly. I start with the end in mind and I am much more aware of my audience’s needs in relation to my presentation. I am also a lot more economical with slides in PowerPoint.”

"Andrew has helped me to focus on the audience I am pitching to as opposed to the story I am comfortable telling.
Time spent figuring out how I can meet a need my audience has is crucial to a successful outcome.
Before a pitch, I now ask myself - "Who am I talking to?"; "What action do I need to get out of this meeting?"; "What do I want my audience to say about me when I leave the room"
Once you are clear on these questions it's a matter of backfilling your pitch accordingly."


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Lucy Masterson | Co-Founder | Hireland 

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2020-02-03T19:14:53+00:00

Lucy Masterson | Co-Founder | Hireland 

"Andrew has helped me to focus on the audience I am pitching to as opposed to the story I am comfortable telling. Time spent figuring out how I can meet a need my audience has is crucial to a successful outcome. Before a pitch, I now ask myself - "Who am I talking to?"; "What action do I need to get out of this meeting?"; "What do I want my audience to say about me when I leave the room" Once you are clear on these questions it's a matter of backfilling your pitch accordingly." Please get in touch and follow Andrew Keogh on LinkedIn for more updates.
"You have helped our team by giving me the confidence,  skillset and ability to pitch to anyone in either a short or long pitch situation.  This has enabled me to pitch overseas and engage with potential large customers. I am not trying to follow anybody else’s pitch style.  I am now being myself and this enables me to be more relaxed when I pitch.  I don’t need visual clues such as slides as I now just tell my story which makes for a more natural pitch."

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Anne Lawlor | CEO | Journey Protector

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2020-02-03T19:12:26+00:00

Anne Lawlor | CEO | Journey Protector

"You have helped our team by giving me the confidence,  skillset and ability to pitch to anyone in either a short or long pitch situation.  This has enabled me to pitch overseas and engage with potential large customers. I am not trying to follow anybody else’s pitch style.  I am now being myself and this enables me to be more relaxed when I pitch.  I don’t need visual clues such as slides as I now just tell my story which makes for a more natural pitch." Please get in touch and follow Andrew Keogh on LinkedIn for more updates.
“Before each presentation I now focus on my audience, particularly presenting complex and sometimes technical subjects to people who may not be from a technical background”.

Patrick Kidney General Manager | Analysysmason

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2020-02-03T19:11:05+00:00

Patrick Kidney General Manager | Analysysmason

“Before each presentation I now focus on my audience, particularly presenting complex and sometimes technical subjects to people who may not be from a technical background”.
"I would highly recommend Andrew’s coaching for anybody in business that has to make presentations either internally or externally.  Due to increased and improved preparation for presentations – my presentations now focus on the ‘what’s in it for the audience’ which is key to a successful outcome."

Eamon Wynne | Managing Director | Integrated Communications Ltd,

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2020-02-03T19:08:45+00:00

Eamon Wynne | Managing Director | Integrated Communications Ltd,

"I would highly recommend Andrew’s coaching for anybody in business that has to make presentations either internally or externally.  Due to increased and improved preparation for presentations – my presentations now focus on the ‘what’s in it for the audience’ which is key to a successful outcome."
“Andrew came to the PSA NW Chapter to share his hugely insightful process for producing a keynote speech. Any speaker who has not exposed his or her mind to the simplicity inherent within the process is missing a real treat.  Andrew illustrated how he was able to construct a message that steered a true course to its destination, through the material the speaker had available.  This is a fabulous process for adding clarity and focus to the keynote development process.”

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Chris Davidson | President PSA Manchester

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2020-02-03T19:07:08+00:00

Chris Davidson | President PSA Manchester

“Andrew came to the PSA NW Chapter to share his hugely insightful process for producing a keynote speech. Any speaker who has not exposed his or her mind to the simplicity inherent within the process is missing a real treat.  Andrew illustrated how he was able to construct a message that steered a true course to its destination, through the material the speaker had available.  This is a fabulous process for adding clarity and focus to the keynote development process.” Please get in touch and follow Andrew Keogh on LinkedIn for more updates.
“Delivered a two-hour presentation and the response was fantastic. I use some videos and slides but unscripted managed to tell my story with the clarity, energy, passion and perspective that has eluded me for so long. I put this down to all the work and expertise I have received from you.

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Brian McCarthy | Director of Football | Newington College, 200 Stanmore Road, Stanmore, Sydney

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2020-02-03T19:05:56+00:00

Brian McCarthy | Director of Football | Newington College, 200 Stanmore Road, Stanmore, Sydney

“Delivered a two-hour presentation and the response was fantastic. I use some videos and slides but unscripted managed to tell my story with the clarity, energy, passion and perspective that has eluded me for so long. I put this down to all the work and expertise I have received from you. Please get in touch: Follow Andrew Keogh on LinkedIn for more updates
“Andrew works with you as a speaker to help you engage your audiences in a wonderful two-way conversation.  His creative and generous advice allows you to grow and shine as a speaker. He is totally committed to your success.  Every speaker wanting to get to the next level in their career should spend time with Andrew.”

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Veronica Canning | Speaker & Author

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2020-02-03T19:04:17+00:00

Veronica Canning | Speaker & Author

“Andrew works with you as a speaker to help you engage your audiences in a wonderful two-way conversation.  His creative and generous advice allows you to grow and shine as a speaker. He is totally committed to your success.  Every speaker wanting to get to the next level in their career should spend time with Andrew.” Please get in touch and follow Andrew Keogh on LinkedIn for more updates.
“In just a few weekly meetings, Andrew helped me to understand the nature, structure and ideal content of presentations that grab and hold the attention of an audience, large or small. More than this, Andrew taught me from his own wealth of experience, how to deliver presentations such that the audience becomes an ally and develops a genuine interest. Since training with Andrew, I can prepare targeted presentations in minutes based on this learning. My confidence in delivery has grown exponentially as I have begun to see the impact I can have on the audience with a strong, concise presentation and delivery. Andrew’s guidance has changed how I pitch entirely and for the better; I wholeheartedly recommend his service”.

Clare Harney | CEO | Jinga Life

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2020-02-03T19:02:36+00:00

Clare Harney | CEO | Jinga Life

“In just a few weekly meetings, Andrew helped me to understand the nature, structure and ideal content of presentations that grab and hold the attention of an audience, large or small. More than this, Andrew taught me from his own wealth of experience, how to deliver presentations such that the audience becomes an ally and develops a genuine interest. Since training with Andrew, I can prepare targeted presentations in minutes based on this learning. My confidence in delivery has grown exponentially as I have begun to see the impact I can have on the audience with a strong, concise presentation and delivery. Andrew’s guidance has changed how I pitch entirely and for the better; I wholeheartedly recommend his service”.
"An intense and valuable set of training sessions which resulted in a staggering improvement in presentation skills.  Andrew is 100% engaging, identified weaknesses quickly and polished my pitch to perfection!"

Jonathan Potter | Co-Founder | Currency Fair

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2020-02-03T18:58:33+00:00

Jonathan Potter | Co-Founder | Currency Fair

"An intense and valuable set of training sessions which resulted in a staggering improvement in presentation skills.  Andrew is 100% engaging, identified weaknesses quickly and polished my pitch to perfection!"

"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".


Aristo - Connect to Grow
2019-08-26T17:52:55+01:00
"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

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

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

“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

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

Ciara Feehely | Senior Lead Communications | Eirgrid

“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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“Andrew has a fantastic capacity for bringing out the key points of your story. He was invaluable in creating a presentation that showcased our new web service. His insights will undoubtedly improve your communications strategy.” 

David Slattery | CEO | Slatterys Travel

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2020-02-24T18:49:50+00:00

David Slattery | CEO | Slatterys Travel

“Andrew has a fantastic capacity for bringing out the key points of your story. He was invaluable in creating a presentation that showcased our new web service. His insights will undoubtedly improve your communications strategy.” 
"I have worked with Andrew for over 10 years, and continue to do so as he is always Prepared and Professional, in his training delivery.  Andrew trains on a number of my accelerator programmes and in particular on my Female Founder Accelerator Programme where he researches the profiles of the people and the company before meeting them, he puts them at ease with his delivery.  He never criticises their 'storytelling', he offers solutions and brings out their best potential.  The feedback from participants on my programmes is always positive, and this is why Andrew and I have a good working relationship.  Andrew is both trustworthy and reliable, I have never been let down by Andrew and I have no hesitation in recommending him".

Niamh Collins | Director of Programmes & Operations | DCU Ryan Academy

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2020-02-25T09:02:41+00:00

Niamh Collins | Director of Programmes & Operations | DCU Ryan Academy

"I have worked with Andrew for over 10 years, and continue to do so as he is always Prepared and Professional, in his training delivery.  Andrew trains on a number of my accelerator programmes and in particular on my Female Founder Accelerator Programme where he researches the profiles of the people and the company before meeting them, he puts them at ease with his delivery.  He never criticises their 'storytelling', he offers solutions and brings out their best potential.  The feedback from participants on my programmes is always positive, and this is why Andrew and I have a good working relationship.  Andrew is both trustworthy and reliable, I have never been let down by Andrew and I have no hesitation in recommending him".
"Working with Andrew has brought improved focus and clarity to my communication and preparation; Thanks Andrew for your good humour and insightful feedback! In today's world where content and social media are paramount, Andrew will coach you to promote yourself and pitch your business in the most effective and memorable way."

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2020-02-06T16:01:23+00:00
"Working with Andrew has brought improved focus and clarity to my communication and preparation; Thanks Andrew for your good humour and insightful feedback! In today's world where content and social media are paramount, Andrew will coach you to promote yourself and pitch your business in the most effective and memorable way." Please get in touch and follow Andrew Keogh on LinkedIn for more updates.
"We were looking for someone who could help our members learn techniques on how to be effective networkers. As a result of working with Andrew, everyone has now got a toolkit of techniques that helps us build lasting relationships through effective networking."

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Mark Kelly | Past President | Junior Chamber Ireland

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2020-02-06T16:00:21+00:00

Mark Kelly | Past President | Junior Chamber Ireland

"We were looking for someone who could help our members learn techniques on how to be effective networkers. As a result of working with Andrew, everyone has now got a toolkit of techniques that helps us build lasting relationships through effective networking." Please get in touch and follow Andrew Keogh on LinkedIn for more updates.
"Andrew joined our programme to coach and train BT Young Scientists - www.btoungscientist.com in Nova UCD during 2011. I found his work to be professional, creative, supportive and caring. Andrew contributed to the design, execution and evaluation of the Business Programme for BT and over-delivered on expectation. We really appreciated his delivery, beyond his contracted work and his enthusiasm for the students and the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. I hope to retain Andrew again in the future and would recommend his services to others."

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Larry Taylor | BT Ireland

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2020-02-06T15:53:28+00:00

Larry Taylor | BT Ireland

"Andrew joined our programme to coach and train BT Young Scientists - www.btoungscientist.com in Nova UCD during 2011. I found his work to be professional, creative, supportive and caring. Andrew contributed to the design, execution and evaluation of the Business Programme for BT and over-delivered on expectation. We really appreciated his delivery, beyond his contracted work and his enthusiasm for the students and the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. I hope to retain Andrew again in the future and would recommend his services to others." Please get in touch and follow Andrew Keogh on LinkedIn for more updates.
"Andrew gave a presentation skills course to us and I gained many new tips and concepts from him and his motivational and engaging style. I delivered one of the presentations in German (2011), mainly because Andrew encouraged a very open and creative working environment which allowed us to take risks in a constructive fashion. Would work with Andrew again, given the opportunity."

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Russell Moore | Resourcing Manager | System Dynamics

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2020-02-06T15:52:35+00:00

Russell Moore | Resourcing Manager | System Dynamics

"Andrew gave a presentation skills course to us and I gained many new tips and concepts from him and his motivational and engaging style. I delivered one of the presentations in German (2011), mainly because Andrew encouraged a very open and creative working environment which allowed us to take risks in a constructive fashion. Would work with Andrew again, given the opportunity." Please get in touch and follow Andrew Keogh on LinkedIn for more updates.
"Andrew helped me to quickly formulate a pitch that communicated a simple message. I now focus on getting one or two clear messages across in my pitches."

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Conor Moran CEng | Chief Executive Officer | GoReport

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2020-02-06T15:51:25+00:00

Conor Moran CEng | Chief Executive Officer | GoReport

"Andrew helped me to quickly formulate a pitch that communicated a simple message. I now focus on getting one or two clear messages across in my pitches." Please get in touch and follow Andrew Keogh on LinkedIn for more updates.
“As part of the DCU Ryan Academy Propeller Accelerator Programme, I was asked to present our business idea to a gathering of Ireland’s most renowned investors, entrepreneurs and support agencies. This daunting challenge was successfully met and overcome with the benefit of sagely help, advice and guidance from Andrew. Andrew made presenting to such an august body a natural and fun experience with his well thought out and practiced tips, advise and strategies for presenting to audiences of all kinds. Andrew was a true professional and a pleasure to work with throughout the programme.”

Alan O'Dea | Founder | Simple Lifeforms. Game Industry

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2020-02-06T15:49:58+00:00

Alan O'Dea | Founder | Simple Lifeforms. Game Industry

“As part of the DCU Ryan Academy Propeller Accelerator Programme, I was asked to present our business idea to a gathering of Ireland’s most renowned investors, entrepreneurs and support agencies. This daunting challenge was successfully met and overcome with the benefit of sagely help, advice and guidance from Andrew. Andrew made presenting to such an august body a natural and fun experience with his well thought out and practiced tips, advise and strategies for presenting to audiences of all kinds. Andrew was a true professional and a pleasure to work with throughout the programme.”
“Support from Andrew helped our company focus on the message that we wanted to get across to our audience in our presentation and focus on what is important in a presentation.
I am more confident of my ability to communicate effectively the message that I want to get across to my audience”.

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Rob Merriman | Business Development | GreenEgg Technologies

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2020-02-06T15:41:53+00:00

Rob Merriman | Business Development | GreenEgg Technologies

“Support from Andrew helped our company focus on the message that we wanted to get across to our audience in our presentation and focus on what is important in a presentation. I am more confident of my ability to communicate effectively the message that I want to get across to my audience”. Please get in touch and follow Andrew Keogh on LinkedIn for more updates.
“Andrews teaching in relation to delivering entertaining, yet informative presentations are top class. Through his instruction, we have restructured all our presentations to reflect the key attributes associated with his delivery method, e.g. telling stories and not relying on slides”.

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Don Corbett | iipconsulting

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2020-02-06T15:39:36+00:00

Don Corbett | iipconsulting

“Andrews teaching in relation to delivering entertaining, yet informative presentations are top class. Through his instruction, we have restructured all our presentations to reflect the key attributes associated with his delivery method, e.g. telling stories and not relying on slides”. Please get in touch and follow Andrew Keogh on LinkedIn for more updates.
"The constant feedback was, probably, the most important thing. Someone from the outside, with the experience to notice these kinds of things, telling me what I should improve was of really great help for me.
I am much more focused on the story now, on the flow of the presentation. I use fewer words on the decks, I am a lot better at simplifying the message I want to communicate so that, when I actually pitch, the message is as clear as possible.
Andrew's mentoring was crucial for my presentation. Based on his feedbacks I achieved excellence on my pitch in a room full of investors.
Now I start my presentations with a conversation - it's the best approach and Andrew taught me very well.
Actually, not only our presentations but also our sales strategy and company speech have changed and will be driven better after Andrew's touch."

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Bobby Voicu | Co-founder | MavenHut

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2020-02-06T15:38:28+00:00

Bobby Voicu | Co-founder | MavenHut

"The constant feedback was, probably, the most important thing. Someone from the outside, with the experience to notice these kinds of things, telling me what I should improve was of really great help for me. I am much more focused on the story now, on the flow of the presentation. I use fewer words on the decks, I am a lot better at simplifying the message I want to communicate so that, when I actually pitch, the message is as clear as possible. Andrew's mentoring was crucial for my presentation. Based on his feedbacks I achieved excellence on my pitch in a room full of investors. Now I start my presentations with a conversation - it's the best approach and Andrew taught me very well. Actually, not only our presentations but also our sales strategy and company speech have changed and will be driven better after Andrew's touch." Please get in touch and follow Andrew Keogh on LinkedIn for more updates.
"We used Andrew’s’ services to help us prepare for the Grand Final of InterTradeIreland’s Seedcorn Investor Readiness competition (2013). As the largest business competition of its’ type across the island, with a top prize of 100,000 Euros, the standard of the competition was very high. We received excellent feedback about the strength of our presentation. We have also gone on to deliver the pitch to other audiences and have found it invaluable. Andrew helped us shape our pitch, crafting it into an engaging story for the investor audience. He understood our product and our personal stories well, and was able to quickly add value to our discussions. This is where his depth of experience, broad business knowledge and high level of creativity was brought to bear. Importantly, Andrew shares his techniques and models with you so you are developing your skills in this area as well. We would have no hesitation recommending Andrew to anyone who wants to create a world-class investor pitch."

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Irene McAleese | Co-founder | See.Sence

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2020-02-06T15:36:45+00:00

Irene McAleese | Co-founder | See.Sence

"We used Andrew’s’ services to help us prepare for the Grand Final of InterTradeIreland’s Seedcorn Investor Readiness competition (2013). As the largest business competition of its’ type across the island, with a top prize of 100,000 Euros, the standard of the competition was very high. We received excellent feedback about the strength of our presentation. We have also gone on to deliver the pitch to other audiences and have found it invaluable. Andrew helped us shape our pitch, crafting it into an engaging story for the investor audience. He understood our product and our personal stories well, and was able to quickly add value to our discussions. This is where his depth of experience, broad business knowledge and high level of creativity was brought to bear. Importantly, Andrew shares his techniques and models with you so you are developing your skills in this area as well. We would have no hesitation recommending Andrew to anyone who wants to create a world-class investor pitch." Please get in touch and follow Andrew Keogh on LinkedIn for more updates.
"Before I met Andrew Keogh, public speaking was a nightmare for me. I spoke with a hammering heart, gasping for breath and holding onto my notes with shaking hands. Now, after working with Andrew Keogh, the struggle has disappeared. I never use notes, I can connect with my audience more confidently and talk concisely about my business. Andrew has taught me how to really ‘ be myself ‘ when speaking in public."

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Catherine Cunningham | Founder- | The Present Tree

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2020-02-05T18:43:04+00:00

Catherine Cunningham | Founder- | The Present Tree

"Before I met Andrew Keogh, public speaking was a nightmare for me. I spoke with a hammering heart, gasping for breath and holding onto my notes with shaking hands. Now, after working with Andrew Keogh, the struggle has disappeared. I never use notes, I can connect with my audience more confidently and talk concisely about my business. Andrew has taught me how to really ‘ be myself ‘ when speaking in public." Please get in touch and follow Andrew Keogh on LinkedIn for more updates.
"Pitching is a vital part of any start-up’s life. For the vast majority of founders, it’s a pretty nerve-wracking experience. And it should be, if you care. This is the moment when you tell the world about your wonderful product – often to an audience that has seen hundreds of pitches. It’s one thing to get through it, quite another to make an impression. Andrew doesn’t just help you with your message, how you stand or how you project your voice. He changes your state of mind. I’m still nervous, but these days it feels more like a conversation than a plea to a jury! The feedback on our presentations has been awesome. And we have Andrew to thank for that."

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David Power | Co-Founder | hiri

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2020-02-05T18:40:04+00:00

David Power | Co-Founder | hiri

"Pitching is a vital part of any start-up’s life. For the vast majority of founders, it’s a pretty nerve-wracking experience. And it should be, if you care. This is the moment when you tell the world about your wonderful product – often to an audience that has seen hundreds of pitches. It’s one thing to get through it, quite another to make an impression. Andrew doesn’t just help you with your message, how you stand or how you project your voice. He changes your state of mind. I’m still nervous, but these days it feels more like a conversation than a plea to a jury! The feedback on our presentations has been awesome. And we have Andrew to thank for that." Please get in touch and follow Andrew Keogh on LinkedIn for more updates.
"Just wanted to say thanks again for pushing me to find my inner presentation self during the UStart programme. I still play the time I froze on the first day, in front of everyone, over in my head. Comparing then to where I am now with my presentation skills is an incredible feat to see how far I have come. Thanks for your advice and assistance and for continuing to share your love for presenting."

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Oisin Hoy | OisinHoy.com

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2020-02-05T18:38:41+00:00

Oisin Hoy | OisinHoy.com

"Just wanted to say thanks again for pushing me to find my inner presentation self during the UStart programme. I still play the time I froze on the first day, in front of everyone, over in my head. Comparing then to where I am now with my presentation skills is an incredible feat to see how far I have come. Thanks for your advice and assistance and for continuing to share your love for presenting." Please get in touch and follow Andrew Keogh on LinkedIn for more updates.
"I used to struggle to connect with my audience because there would be such a disconnect between what I was saying and why. You have shown me that opening with an honest story instantly breaks down that barrier, builds trust and allows the audience to buy into what I’m saying. I really appreciate all that you’ve done for myself and the others, we’ve all come on leaps and bounds. Hope to see you again at the final Pitch event."

James Gallagher | Founder | GiveBack.ie

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2020-02-05T18:37:01+00:00

James Gallagher | Founder | GiveBack.ie

"I used to struggle to connect with my audience because there would be such a disconnect between what I was saying and why. You have shown me that opening with an honest story instantly breaks down that barrier, builds trust and allows the audience to buy into what I’m saying. I really appreciate all that you’ve done for myself and the others, we’ve all come on leaps and bounds. Hope to see you again at the final Pitch event."
"When I met Andrew, I was preparing to convincingly deliver a presentation to investors and industry experts at the IBM Smartcamp Finals in Berlin. I'm not a natural speaker and so I needed to quickly learn how to present well and, equally importantly, think on my feet. The methods Andrew used helped me to present concisely (and with warmth) to one audience and, importantly, deliver effectively an extensively revised version of the talk with minimal time and preparation the following day.
I'm able to mentally structure a talk which means I don't need to worry about the content as much. With the framework in place, the rest falls together and gives me the confidence to control the conversation. I'm even starting to enjoy it."

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Stephen Budd | Head of Product Management | Clear Returns

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2020-02-05T18:36:15+00:00

Stephen Budd | Head of Product Management | Clear Returns

"When I met Andrew, I was preparing to convincingly deliver a presentation to investors and industry experts at the IBM Smartcamp Finals in Berlin. I'm not a natural speaker and so I needed to quickly learn how to present well and, equally importantly, think on my feet. The methods Andrew used helped me to present concisely (and with warmth) to one audience and, importantly, deliver effectively an extensively revised version of the talk with minimal time and preparation the following day. I'm able to mentally structure a talk which means I don't need to worry about the content as much. With the framework in place, the rest falls together and gives me the confidence to control the conversation. I'm even starting to enjoy it." Please get in touch and follow Andrew Keogh on LinkedIn for more updates.
"Andrew provided excellent guidance and support for a presentation to investors, peers and potential clients at NDRC event. After working with Andrew, I have a better approach with every presentation or document I create. I now focus on understanding the audience and make sure I am speaking to them. I also do not enjoy speaking in front of large audiences, but Andrew gave me the support I needed to present confidently."

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Blake Newman | Head of Product | Cambrist

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2020-02-05T18:34:16+00:00

Blake Newman | Head of Product | Cambrist

"Andrew provided excellent guidance and support for a presentation to investors, peers and potential clients at NDRC event. After working with Andrew, I have a better approach with every presentation or document I create. I now focus on understanding the audience and make sure I am speaking to them. I also do not enjoy speaking in front of large audiences, but Andrew gave me the support I needed to present confidently." Please get in touch and follow Andrew Keogh on LinkedIn for more updates.Read %%sitename%% latest Dr Antoinette Perry testimonial for reviews and don't forget to give your feedback.
"You are amazing at what you do and I now feel I can go forward with a new confidence with all the knowledge and information you provide."

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Phil Walsh | Founder | www.wildherbelixirs.com

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2020-02-05T18:33:19+00:00

Phil Walsh | Founder | www.wildherbelixirs.com

"You are amazing at what you do and I now feel I can go forward with a new confidence with all the knowledge and information you provide." Please get in touch and follow Andrew Keogh on LinkedIn for more updates.
"Andrew has helped us refine our offering into an easily understood 30 second "Why". This sets the scene for an effective pitch or presentation to audiences of all sizes. We look forward to working with him again."

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Shane Gray | Co-Founder | Clinch

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2020-02-05T18:32:28+00:00

Shane Gray | Co-Founder | Clinch

"Andrew has helped us refine our offering into an easily understood 30 second "Why". This sets the scene for an effective pitch or presentation to audiences of all sizes. We look forward to working with him again." Please get in touch and follow Andrew Keogh on LinkedIn for more updates.
"MagGrow entered into the Internationally renowned Thrive accelerator in California. We were the only Irish company who reached the last 30 with over 200 entries from 36 countries worldwide. The challenge was to get to the final 12 which required us to pitch our proposition in just 6 minutes. This is where Andrew came into his own. He helped me achieve the above by encapsulating our technology and its many benefits into a fantastic slide deck but most importantly do it as a story. Feedback from a truly acclaimed panel of judges was that the pitch was one of the best. I firmly believe that I would not have gone through without Andrew’s input. He already has come up with a very clever analogy for the final. I feel prepared and confident for the final pitch after my time with Andrew. We have already opened discussions with leading customers in the USA, all arising from our success so far. We are already thinking about my forthcoming talk at an investor forum in London later this year. Andrew is a trusted and important advisor to MagGrow and me. Speaking to Andrew may be the best decision you have ever made."

Gary Wickham | CEO | MagGrow

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2020-02-05T18:30:49+00:00

Gary Wickham | CEO | MagGrow

"MagGrow entered into the Internationally renowned Thrive accelerator in California. We were the only Irish company who reached the last 30 with over 200 entries from 36 countries worldwide. The challenge was to get to the final 12 which required us to pitch our proposition in just 6 minutes. This is where Andrew came into his own. He helped me achieve the above by encapsulating our technology and its many benefits into a fantastic slide deck but most importantly do it as a story. Feedback from a truly acclaimed panel of judges was that the pitch was one of the best. I firmly believe that I would not have gone through without Andrew’s input. He already has come up with a very clever analogy for the final. I feel prepared and confident for the final pitch after my time with Andrew. We have already opened discussions with leading customers in the USA, all arising from our success so far. We are already thinking about my forthcoming talk at an investor forum in London later this year. Andrew is a trusted and important advisor to MagGrow and me. Speaking to Andrew may be the best decision you have ever made."
“Andrew helped us to do two things better than we had previously been doing.

  1. He helped us to capture the magic of what we do in a few short sentences.

  2. He helped us to identify how those who engage with us benefit from our work together.


We now enter into conversations with potential collaborators in a much more confident manner, being aware of how we can be of mutual benefit. Being a non-profit we previously positioned ourselves as the receivers of charity rather than the providers of quality services which enhance the wellbeing of the entire community”.

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John Evoy | Founder | Irish Men’s Sheds Association

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2020-02-05T18:28:00+00:00

John Evoy | Founder | Irish Men’s Sheds Association

“Andrew helped us to do two things better than we had previously been doing. He helped us to capture the magic of what we do in a few short sentences. He helped us to identify how those who engage with us benefit from our work together. We now enter into conversations with potential collaborators in a much more confident manner, being aware of how we can be of mutual benefit. Being a non-profit we previously positioned ourselves as the receivers of charity rather than the providers of quality services which enhance the wellbeing of the entire community”. Please get in touch and follow Andrew Keogh on LinkedIn for more updates.
"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

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

Alan Coleman | www.britebill.com

“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

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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."

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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

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

Pat Phelan | CEO | Trustev.com

"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”.

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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.
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Sales Coaching

"Andrew has helped me develop my sales and presentation skills to a point where I have almost doubled my income. I highly recommend Andrews services."

Tony O'Regan | GolfFitness

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2020-02-06T18:39:11+00:00

Tony O'Regan | GolfFitness

"Andrew has helped me develop my sales and presentation skills to a point where I have almost doubled my income. I highly recommend Andrews services."
"I thought the course was just fantastic and was one of the best sales courses I have attended. If I saw your name coming up on Learning Waves courses down the line I would love to attend and would strongly recommend it to my colleagues."

Sadie Larkin | 98FM

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2020-02-06T18:37:42+00:00

Sadie Larkin | 98FM

"I thought the course was just fantastic and was one of the best sales courses I have attended. If I saw your name coming up on Learning Waves courses down the line I would love to attend and would strongly recommend it to my colleagues."
"Despite the fact that I am in media sales my background is from the financial services industry from where I regularly attended sales training courses (probably 10 a year for six years). To be as frank and honest as I possibly can I loved this training course. I found it educational; incisive; precise with a great focus on aiding your sales pitches. I cannot recommend this course strongly enough".

Larry Healy | Account Manager | Newstalk Radio

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2020-02-06T18:10:15+00:00

Larry Healy | Account Manager | Newstalk Radio

"Despite the fact that I am in media sales my background is from the financial services industry from where I regularly attended sales training courses (probably 10 a year for six years). To be as frank and honest as I possibly can I loved this training course. I found it educational; incisive; precise with a great focus on aiding your sales pitches. I cannot recommend this course strongly enough".
"I am being more creative in the way in which I approach my sales pitch. By incorporating a bit of imagination and a good structure to an area such as a sales meeting the customer goes away excited rather than bored. Thanks to Andrew I have a new lease of life to the way I want to portray our company when pitching to customers and not just be a carbon copy of the guy who pitched before me! "

Peter Kirwan | Director | Denobi Group Ltd

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2020-02-06T18:07:43+00:00

Peter Kirwan | Director | Denobi Group Ltd

"I am being more creative in the way in which I approach my sales pitch. By incorporating a bit of imagination and a good structure to an area such as a sales meeting the customer goes away excited rather than bored. Thanks to Andrew I have a new lease of life to the way I want to portray our company when pitching to customers and not just be a carbon copy of the guy who pitched before me! "
"I attended one of Andrew's Aristo Sales pitch training programmes and found Andrew to have that rare quality of combining a strong people focus with the ability to drive the course at a pace, achieving an incredible amount in a short period. I would recommend Andrew and the Aristo training to anyone looking for the extra edge in their sales pitch."

Derry O'Riordan | Director | ExpleoGroup

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2020-02-06T18:06:16+00:00

Derry O'Riordan | Director | ExpleoGroup

"I attended one of Andrew's Aristo Sales pitch training programmes and found Andrew to have that rare quality of combining a strong people focus with the ability to drive the course at a pace, achieving an incredible amount in a short period. I would recommend Andrew and the Aristo training to anyone looking for the extra edge in their sales pitch."
“Andrew taught me to tell my story in a very simple, understandable and powerful manner which creates impact. The addition of a great product comparison, ‘golf trolley for horse riders’, sold the idea of my versatile equestrian saddle trolley to many audiences including investors, distributors, retailers and horse riders. Totally invaluable when you need to get your important messages across.
Andrew helped me overcome my natural stage-fright and focus on connecting with an audience, whether they were potential customers or potential investors.
I am now structuring conversations in advance around customer needs, connecting with customers in a way that helps them open up about the problems they face, and using that rapport to help close sales."

Clare Medland | CEO | Rollertrack

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2020-02-06T18:03:35+00:00

Clare Medland | CEO | Rollertrack

“Andrew taught me to tell my story in a very simple, understandable and powerful manner which creates impact. The addition of a great product comparison, ‘golf trolley for horse riders’, sold the idea of my versatile equestrian saddle trolley to many audiences including investors, distributors, retailers and horse riders. Totally invaluable when you need to get your important messages across. Andrew helped me overcome my natural stage-fright and focus on connecting with an audience, whether they were potential customers or potential investors. I am now structuring conversations in advance around customer needs, connecting with customers in a way that helps them open up about the problems they face, and using that rapport to help close sales."
"Andrew helped me overcome my natural stage-fright and focus on connecting with an audience, whether they were potential customers or potential investors.
I am now structuring conversations in advance around customer needs, connecting with customers in a way that helps them open up about the problems they face, and using that rapport to help close sales."

Oliver Mooney | Founder | GetBulb   

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2020-02-06T18:01:26+00:00

Oliver Mooney | Founder | GetBulb   

"Andrew helped me overcome my natural stage-fright and focus on connecting with an audience, whether they were potential customers or potential investors. I am now structuring conversations in advance around customer needs, connecting with customers in a way that helps them open up about the problems they face, and using that rapport to help close sales."
"I have been to a few sales courses over the years and to be honest they have all been the … “same auld stuff”. Andrew brings something very fresh to the table, so thanks for that!"

Damon O’Shea | Director | CostMap

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2020-02-06T17:59:44+00:00

Damon O’Shea | Director | CostMap

"I have been to a few sales courses over the years and to be honest they have all been the … “same auld stuff”. Andrew brings something very fresh to the table, so thanks for that!"
“Our Sales and Marketing Team have participated in the Aristo Programme
and as a result, our overall approach to meetings/ presentations has
changed. We have a structure to work to and Andrew and Aristo have given
us the tools to work with.
Our approach to business meetings and customer-facing meetings has
changed. We use our time more optimally and consider how we need to
present ourselves so that the customer or whoever our audience is gets
the maximum benefit from our presentation, whatever the format is”.

Leslie Brett | Business Unit Director | Baxter Healthcare 

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2020-02-06T17:58:35+00:00

Leslie Brett | Business Unit Director | Baxter Healthcare 

“Our Sales and Marketing Team have participated in the Aristo Programme and as a result, our overall approach to meetings/ presentations has changed. We have a structure to work to and Andrew and Aristo have given us the tools to work with. Our approach to business meetings and customer-facing meetings has changed. We use our time more optimally and consider how we need to present ourselves so that the customer or whoever our audience is gets the maximum benefit from our presentation, whatever the format is”.
"Andrew Keogh changed my business and my outlook on where I’m going. I used Andrew and Aristo to prepare my pitch for going on @DragonsDenRTE #ddirl. In just a 2 minute pitch the Dragons had been captivated and entertained. I was just the messenger but Andrew was the storyteller. My pitch was simple, easy to get and entertaining. Needless to say Andrew from Aristo got me €100,000 for spending less than an hour with him. He is truly gifted in what he does.
I met Andrew by introduction through @PropelNI. He has the unique talent and gift of seeing your business in the simplest form. He has a natural ability to tell your story and make magical images with simple words. I’m telling my story in the simplest form thanks to Andrew and that way the customer gets it! In turn, I get sales, investment and growth thanks to @_AndrewKeogh."

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

Colm Courtney | MD | Hybrid Mail Solutions

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2020-02-06T17:49:31+00:00

Colm Courtney | MD | Hybrid Mail Solutions

"Andrew Keogh changed my business and my outlook on where I’m going. I used Andrew and Aristo to prepare my pitch for going on @DragonsDenRTE #ddirl. In just a 2 minute pitch the Dragons had been captivated and entertained. I was just the messenger but Andrew was the storyteller. My pitch was simple, easy to get and entertaining. Needless to say Andrew from Aristo got me €100,000 for spending less than an hour with him. He is truly gifted in what he does. I met Andrew by introduction through @PropelNI. He has the unique talent and gift of seeing your business in the simplest form. He has a natural ability to tell your story and make magical images with simple words. I’m telling my story in the simplest form thanks to Andrew and that way the customer gets it! In turn, I get sales, investment and growth thanks to @_AndrewKeogh." Please get in touch and follow Andrew Keogh on LinkedIn for more updates.
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Connect 2 Grow Programme Testimonials

"Before I attended the CONNECT 2 GROW programme, I would have avoided at all cost the opportunity to speak to an audience greater than one. I just felt uncomfortable. Now I have the confidence to address any size audience thanks to the trainer. It’s not rocket science, just a few practical steps to follow each time. Now I have the confidence to address a group of people and impart my experiences and knowledge to them with ease."

Gerard Ward | Chartered Accountants | Ward+Co

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2020-02-07T15:54:20+00:00

Gerard Ward | Chartered Accountants | Ward+Co

"Before I attended the CONNECT 2 GROW programme, I would have avoided at all cost the opportunity to speak to an audience greater than one. I just felt uncomfortable. Now I have the confidence to address any size audience thanks to the trainer. It’s not rocket science, just a few practical steps to follow each time. Now I have the confidence to address a group of people and impart my experiences and knowledge to them with ease."
"I found the course excellent and very helpful. I can see the benefits daily with basic communication. I find my emails are more concise and meetings are more focused. I have used the structures you taught us to prepare for meetings and I'm hoping this will become a habit. I especially liked the role play aspect of the course. Overall I found the course extremely helpful and I would like to do the course again in maybe six months’ time. At the end of the course, because of all the practice in class, preparation for the presentations and support, I found I had lost a lot of my nervousness".

Rhona Byrne | Artist

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2020-02-07T15:51:59+00:00

Rhona Byrne | Artist

"I found the course excellent and very helpful. I can see the benefits daily with basic communication. I find my emails are more concise and meetings are more focused. I have used the structures you taught us to prepare for meetings and I'm hoping this will become a habit. I especially liked the role play aspect of the course. Overall I found the course extremely helpful and I would like to do the course again in maybe six months’ time. At the end of the course, because of all the practice in class, preparation for the presentations and support, I found I had lost a lot of my nervousness".
"The Aristo course taught me how to talk less and say more, get my points across in a clear and understandable fashion and make my message stick. I no longer “present”, I can now have a conversation with one or fifty people and be confident that they will remember the key points of what was said. Question and answer sessions are now a welcome part of my daily interaction with prospective clients."

Frank Manning | Director | Kendlebell NWD

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2020-02-07T15:49:27+00:00

Frank Manning | Director | Kendlebell NWD

"The Aristo course taught me how to talk less and say more, get my points across in a clear and understandable fashion and make my message stick. I no longer “present”, I can now have a conversation with one or fifty people and be confident that they will remember the key points of what was said. Question and answer sessions are now a welcome part of my daily interaction with prospective clients."
"The Presentation Workshop helped to build up my confidence to present and answer questions in front of others. I now know how to structure a presentation and make it interesting to others".

Marie Leddy | PCB Specialist | Technology Labs Ltd

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2020-02-07T15:45:54+00:00

Marie Leddy | PCB Specialist | Technology Labs Ltd

"The Presentation Workshop helped to build up my confidence to present and answer questions in front of others. I now know how to structure a presentation and make it interesting to others".
"The Course helped me to understand the structure of a presentation and to present information with fewer slides and more interesting oral examples. All in a relaxed, friendly environment providing fun and team spirit."

Tim McCaffrey | Managing Director | Technology Labs Ltd

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2020-02-07T15:44:46+00:00

Tim McCaffrey | Managing Director | Technology Labs Ltd

"The Course helped me to understand the structure of a presentation and to present information with fewer slides and more interesting oral examples. All in a relaxed, friendly environment providing fun and team spirit."
"The Connect 2 Grow programme showed me how to identify the core components of my business and deliver one clear message that delivers results every time. The team here felt that their communication is now more focussed - in particular with clients - they now ask themselves what they are trying to achieve before a phone call or meeting and assess after if they met their goals. They are also focussed on the facts about Bravo and how they are beneficial to the client - we are now concentrating on what makes us truly different and unique from a customer standpoint".

Ciaran Hynes | Director | Bravo Group

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2020-02-07T15:43:24+00:00

Ciaran Hynes | Director | Bravo Group

"The Connect 2 Grow programme showed me how to identify the core components of my business and deliver one clear message that delivers results every time. The team here felt that their communication is now more focussed - in particular with clients - they now ask themselves what they are trying to achieve before a phone call or meeting and assess after if they met their goals. They are also focussed on the facts about Bravo and how they are beneficial to the client - we are now concentrating on what makes us truly different and unique from a customer standpoint".
"I am definitely more confident when dealing with clients and better able to get my point across in a structured logical fashion. You have completely eradicated my fear of public speaking"

Paula Costello | Managing Director | O'Farrell Cleere Auctioneers Ltd.

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2020-02-07T15:41:25+00:00

Paula Costello | Managing Director | O'Farrell Cleere Auctioneers Ltd.

"I am definitely more confident when dealing with clients and better able to get my point across in a structured logical fashion. You have completely eradicated my fear of public speaking"
"You’ve taken away a lot of the fear of having to make presentations, I’m thinking more carefully and concisely about what I say about what I do. I was delighted with the friendly and supportive atmosphere of both trainer and participants".

Grania Murray | Exceptional Interior Design

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2020-02-07T15:40:15+00:00

Grania Murray | Exceptional Interior Design

"You’ve taken away a lot of the fear of having to make presentations, I’m thinking more carefully and concisely about what I say about what I do. I was delighted with the friendly and supportive atmosphere of both trainer and participants".
"I wish to wholeheartedly recommend the services of Andrew Keogh and Aristo. I recently undertook Andrew’s course which has greatly honed and improved my presentations skills. Subsequent to completing the course I am now far more confident in presenting in group and one-to-situations. This has proved invaluable in my business and it has increased the ratio of meetings converted into actual business. I believe that it has also added a touch of creativity to my presentations and enabled me to connect better with the people I am talking to. The course was practical, thought-provoking, challenging and above all, a lot of fun, I wish Andrew and Aristo continued success."

David Fitzgerald | Managing Director | Scapegoat Design Ltd

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2020-02-07T15:38:29+00:00

David Fitzgerald | Managing Director | Scapegoat Design Ltd

"I wish to wholeheartedly recommend the services of Andrew Keogh and Aristo. I recently undertook Andrew’s course which has greatly honed and improved my presentations skills. Subsequent to completing the course I am now far more confident in presenting in group and one-to-situations. This has proved invaluable in my business and it has increased the ratio of meetings converted into actual business. I believe that it has also added a touch of creativity to my presentations and enabled me to connect better with the people I am talking to. The course was practical, thought-provoking, challenging and above all, a lot of fun, I wish Andrew and Aristo continued success."
"The Aristo course has enabled me to be more confident when speaking about my business. I am more confident now when with dealing with clients and I have the skills to make my presentations with enthusiasm and imagination."

Karen Hughes | Emerald Interior Design 

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2020-02-07T15:35:39+00:00

Karen Hughes | Emerald Interior Design 

"The Aristo course has enabled me to be more confident when speaking about my business. I am more confident now when with dealing with clients and I have the skills to make my presentations with enthusiasm and imagination."
"The Programme encouraged me to go “outside the box” when putting together a presentation in terms of structure and style. I believe I will be able to introduce more colour and variety to my presentations and to the way I connect with clients and prospective clients."

Keelin O'Reilly | Path Ways to Success

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2020-02-07T15:34:05+00:00

Keelin O'Reilly | Path Ways to Success

"The Programme encouraged me to go “outside the box” when putting together a presentation in terms of structure and style. I believe I will be able to introduce more colour and variety to my presentations and to the way I connect with clients and prospective clients."
"I thoroughly enjoyed my training with Andrew. To think I could learn so much while having such fun is incredible. That’s not to say it wasn’t hard work. We could not have learned as much as we did without making an effort. I am an experienced public speaker, but this course has shown me how public speaking can be adapted and applied to business meetings. I’m also putting more thought into the questions that are likely to come up when I go to a meeting.
I particularly liked the way each week took some aspect of business presentations and taught us how to apply ourselves to each situation, from sales to persuading someone to our point of view to how to deal with confrontational meetings.
I would be happy for you to use my details in your testimonials, as I think everyone should benefit the way I have. Business meetings and presentations would be far more effective and interesting if everyone received this training."

Linda Fagan | Asst. IT Manager | Independent News & Media

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2020-02-07T15:21:25+00:00

Linda Fagan | Asst. IT Manager | Independent News & Media

"I thoroughly enjoyed my training with Andrew. To think I could learn so much while having such fun is incredible. That’s not to say it wasn’t hard work. We could not have learned as much as we did without making an effort. I am an experienced public speaker, but this course has shown me how public speaking can be adapted and applied to business meetings. I’m also putting more thought into the questions that are likely to come up when I go to a meeting. I particularly liked the way each week took some aspect of business presentations and taught us how to apply ourselves to each situation, from sales to persuading someone to our point of view to how to deal with confrontational meetings. I would be happy for you to use my details in your testimonials, as I think everyone should benefit the way I have. Business meetings and presentations would be far more effective and interesting if everyone received this training."
"The course has given me a fresh rethink of how to present my business & this is very important in the competitive environment we operate in today. We want our customers to remember us over our competitors – and this course has given me that edge. I am thinking a lot more from the customer’s point of view and making sure that I present the ‘worm’ before the ‘cake’."

Mary Louise Colbert | Business Development Manager | Snap

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2020-02-06T19:16:41+00:00

Mary Louise Colbert | Business Development Manager | Snap

"The course has given me a fresh rethink of how to present my business & this is very important in the competitive environment we operate in today. We want our customers to remember us over our competitors – and this course has given me that edge. I am thinking a lot more from the customer’s point of view and making sure that I present the ‘worm’ before the ‘cake’."
"I remember vividly as a student the trauma I felt before I sat my Inter Cert in 1977. No mountain seemed as high until, of course, I prepared for my Leaving Cert in 1979, then college exams etc. Now I know that there is a ‘formula’ for doing exams. Read the paper thoroughly, allot time to maximize the return from each question etc.
The business world is very similar. Perhaps the most daunting task we face is to stand in front of a group of peers and present our ideas, solutions, proposals etc. Very often a well thought out business plan that hangs together on paper is lost by a bumbling, incoherent presentation.
Andrew Keogh’s programme ‘Connect 2 Grow” provides the ‘formula’ for a professional presentation. It gives us the tools to present our key ideas clearly and with confidence ensuring that our primary goals are heard and understood. In an age where time really is money, where getting the opportunity to present is hard-fought, maximising the return on that time is crucial.
“Connect 2 Grow” provides a key tool for the modern business environment."

Andrew Clarkin | Managing Director | Snap

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2020-02-07T15:19:15+00:00

Andrew Clarkin | Managing Director | Snap

"I remember vividly as a student the trauma I felt before I sat my Inter Cert in 1977. No mountain seemed as high until, of course, I prepared for my Leaving Cert in 1979, then college exams etc. Now I know that there is a ‘formula’ for doing exams. Read the paper thoroughly, allot time to maximize the return from each question etc. The business world is very similar. Perhaps the most daunting task we face is to stand in front of a group of peers and present our ideas, solutions, proposals etc. Very often a well thought out business plan that hangs together on paper is lost by a bumbling, incoherent presentation. Andrew Keogh’s programme ‘Connect 2 Grow” provides the ‘formula’ for a professional presentation. It gives us the tools to present our key ideas clearly and with confidence ensuring that our primary goals are heard and understood. In an age where time really is money, where getting the opportunity to present is hard-fought, maximising the return on that time is crucial. “Connect 2 Grow” provides a key tool for the modern business environment."
"Public speaking IS my worst nightmare; in the job, I am in I have to do presentations to groups and rooms full of people. I struggled with this for nearly a year in my job but having attended one of Andrews Presentation Skills course I have learned to see it from a different perspective. As a result of this, I am able to communicate better with people and I come across as more confident. So Public speaking WAS my worst nightmare. Thank you, Andrew, for helping me to overcome my nightmares."

Sharon Flanagan | Sales Executive | Snap

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2020-02-06T19:14:52+00:00

Sharon Flanagan | Sales Executive | Snap

"Public speaking IS my worst nightmare; in the job, I am in I have to do presentations to groups and rooms full of people. I struggled with this for nearly a year in my job but having attended one of Andrews Presentation Skills course I have learned to see it from a different perspective. As a result of this, I am able to communicate better with people and I come across as more confident. So Public speaking WAS my worst nightmare. Thank you, Andrew, for helping me to overcome my nightmares."
“The training has unlatched my communication skills which have provided me with vastly more confidence in both my business and social life. This was provided in very friendly and communicative forum which was conducive to developing broader less mundane thought and planning for presentations and meetings. It was excellent”.

Paddy Halpin | G4S

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2020-02-06T19:13:42+00:00

Paddy Halpin | G4S

“The training has unlatched my communication skills which have provided me with vastly more confidence in both my business and social life. This was provided in very friendly and communicative forum which was conducive to developing broader less mundane thought and planning for presentations and meetings. It was excellent”.
"You have given me the necessary shock to my system to break through the fog of “perfectly adequate presentations “to a new and exciting level of personal challenge in each presentation. Taking pleasure in preparation, spending more time taking each subject for a creative workout before slotting it into the intelligent structure Aristo has introduced."

Frank Hughes | Frank Architecture

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2020-02-06T19:03:56+00:00

Frank Hughes | Frank Architecture

"You have given me the necessary shock to my system to break through the fog of “perfectly adequate presentations “to a new and exciting level of personal challenge in each presentation. Taking pleasure in preparation, spending more time taking each subject for a creative workout before slotting it into the intelligent structure Aristo has introduced."
"The Course provided a safe environment in which to learn and practice a wide range of communications techniques and presentation skills. I feel I have gained a broad toolkit of techniques and strategies for engaging in formal and informal communications. I feel confident that I am a better communicator because of this course. I have learned how to recognise and cut out uninteresting or irrelevant parts of a presentation. I have developed techniques for managing the audience during a presentation."

Aidan Fitzmaurice | Corporate Account Executive | System Dynamics

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2020-02-06T19:02:51+00:00

Aidan Fitzmaurice | Corporate Account Executive | System Dynamics

"The Course provided a safe environment in which to learn and practice a wide range of communications techniques and presentation skills. I feel I have gained a broad toolkit of techniques and strategies for engaging in formal and informal communications. I feel confident that I am a better communicator because of this course. I have learned how to recognise and cut out uninteresting or irrelevant parts of a presentation. I have developed techniques for managing the audience during a presentation."
"The Aristo ‘Connect 2 Grow’ program reinforces simple and practical concepts to help you improve your communication skills. Having gone through the program twice, I can say without fear of contradiction that these sessions have helped me build my confidence to communicate effectively in any environment."

Paul Carroll | Chief Operations Officer | System Dynamics

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2020-02-06T19:01:39+00:00

Paul Carroll | Chief Operations Officer | System Dynamics

"The Aristo ‘Connect 2 Grow’ program reinforces simple and practical concepts to help you improve your communication skills. Having gone through the program twice, I can say without fear of contradiction that these sessions have helped me build my confidence to communicate effectively in any environment."
“Andrew Keogh’s succinct presentation was the right balance of theory and practice delivered in a digestible and understandable way. As a result, the whole firm benefited from coming together and engaging. Confidence levels grew and morale increased. New talents were exposed, and older talents restated. A worthwhile spend overall.”

Eamonn Leahy | Partner | Leahy O’Riordan & Co | Chartered Accountants

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2020-02-06T19:00:05+00:00

Eamonn Leahy | Partner | Leahy O’Riordan & Co | Chartered Accountants

“Andrew Keogh’s succinct presentation was the right balance of theory and practice delivered in a digestible and understandable way. As a result, the whole firm benefited from coming together and engaging. Confidence levels grew and morale increased. New talents were exposed, and older talents restated. A worthwhile spend overall.”
"The course has helped me to plan my talks, to include the content & format and most importantly the questions & answers section of all presentations. The best advice I received was that a presentation should be delivered as a discussion and not a lecture."

Martin McCluskey | Contract Manager | G4S

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2020-02-06T18:58:35+00:00

Martin McCluskey | Contract Manager | G4S

"The course has helped me to plan my talks, to include the content & format and most importantly the questions & answers section of all presentations. The best advice I received was that a presentation should be delivered as a discussion and not a lecture."
“Andrew created an atmosphere and setting during the course that was ideal for me in that it provided a safe environment to learn new techniques and practice delivery. As a result, the course has improved my ability and confidence in preparing for and delivery complex communications and presentations and has not gone unnoticed by my colleagues!
I now take a more structured and prepared approach to planning a communication or delivering a presentation. I use the tools provided during the training to help me plan how I will communicate my message. Consequently, I believe I am clearer and more confident in my delivery”.

David Sinnott | Director | Integrated Process Team | PGS-BT at Pfizer

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2020-02-06T18:56:33+00:00

David Sinnott | Director | Integrated Process Team | PGS-BT at Pfizer

“Andrew created an atmosphere and setting during the course that was ideal for me in that it provided a safe environment to learn new techniques and practice delivery. As a result, the course has improved my ability and confidence in preparing for and delivery complex communications and presentations and has not gone unnoticed by my colleagues! I now take a more structured and prepared approach to planning a communication or delivering a presentation. I use the tools provided during the training to help me plan how I will communicate my message. Consequently, I believe I am clearer and more confident in my delivery”.
"Andrew is all about giving the speaker confidence. On the Connect 2 Grow Programme, he gave me a series of tools, techniques and processes for speaking and delivering a presentation. He also took me through the steps involved in preparing a presentation and getting the desired result from a meeting.
These are tools that I’ve implemented successfully in my work-life."

Andy Donelan | Marketing & innovation | Thermodial Ltd.

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2020-02-06T18:54:31+00:00

Andy Donelan | Marketing & innovation | Thermodial Ltd.

"Andrew is all about giving the speaker confidence. On the Connect 2 Grow Programme, he gave me a series of tools, techniques and processes for speaking and delivering a presentation. He also took me through the steps involved in preparing a presentation and getting the desired result from a meeting. These are tools that I’ve implemented successfully in my work-life."
"As a direct result of Andrew’s training, my presentation skills and communication techniques have significantly improved – Andrew’s training provides you with the skills, the focus and also the confidence to address audiences and critically to get your key messages across in a professional and concise manner.
Andrews training was a crucial factor in assisting me present pitches to both retain and win business. My presentations now focus on the ‘what’s in it for the audience’ which is key to a successful outcome
I would highly recommend Andrew’s training for anybody in business that has to make presentations either internally or externally."

Eamon Wynne | Managing Director | Integrated Communications Limited

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2020-02-06T18:53:01+00:00

Eamon Wynne | Managing Director | Integrated Communications Limited

"As a direct result of Andrew’s training, my presentation skills and communication techniques have significantly improved – Andrew’s training provides you with the skills, the focus and also the confidence to address audiences and critically to get your key messages across in a professional and concise manner. Andrews training was a crucial factor in assisting me present pitches to both retain and win business. My presentations now focus on the ‘what’s in it for the audience’ which is key to a successful outcome I would highly recommend Andrew’s training for anybody in business that has to make presentations either internally or externally."
"Andrew Keogh’s training programme provides a unique and valuable 'invisible hand' that consistently raises staff morale and team spirit throughout the organisation."

Eoin O'Riordan - Partner – Leahy O’Riordan & Co - Chartered Accountants

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2020-02-06T18:47:31+00:00

Eoin O'Riordan - Partner – Leahy O’Riordan & Co - Chartered Accountants

"Andrew Keogh’s training programme provides a unique and valuable 'invisible hand' that consistently raises staff morale and team spirit throughout the organisation."
"Andrew created an atmosphere in which everyone became comfortable doing the uncomfortable! I took away some key points which will be of huge benefit for preparing and delivering presentations in the future."
Aristo’s Connect 2 Grow Programme 10/2019

Ross McCarron | Accounts Executive | Glennon Insurance

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2020-02-06T18:45:42+00:00

Ross McCarron | Accounts Executive | Glennon Insurance

"Andrew created an atmosphere in which everyone became comfortable doing the uncomfortable! I took away some key points which will be of huge benefit for preparing and delivering presentations in the future." Aristo’s Connect 2 Grow Programme 10/2019
"Having presented for many years it was refreshing to take on the Aristo approach and focus on a different kind of pitch prioritising and engaging your audience and addressing their needs to secure the winning deal. Enjoyed the two days and Aristo certainly changed my approach."
Aristo’s Connect 2 Grow Programme 10/2019

Deirdre Devitt | Fundraising Manager | Alone

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2020-02-06T18:43:27+00:00

Deirdre Devitt | Fundraising Manager | Alone

"Having presented for many years it was refreshing to take on the Aristo approach and focus on a different kind of pitch prioritising and engaging your audience and addressing their needs to secure the winning deal. Enjoyed the two days and Aristo certainly changed my approach." Aristo’s Connect 2 Grow Programme 10/2019
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Coaching Researchers

“This course was extremely well presented. I feel more confident as a speaker now. Andrew has provided me with the perfect structure to delivering powerful presentations. I learnt to concentrate more on strong openings and closings as well as on my audience. It was the most intense and practical training I have ever received. I feel much more in control now”.

Dr. Dorota Wencel | School of Physical Sciences | DCU

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2020-02-07T16:21:01+00:00

Dr. Dorota Wencel | School of Physical Sciences | DCU

“This course was extremely well presented. I feel more confident as a speaker now. Andrew has provided me with the perfect structure to delivering powerful presentations. I learnt to concentrate more on strong openings and closings as well as on my audience. It was the most intense and practical training I have ever received. I feel much more in control now”.
“You have provided me with the tools to become a better presenter/lecturer. In recent presentations since the course (only a week ago!) I have focused on the opening-trying to catch the audience's attention. Not including too much information with a strong closing focusing on the benefits or the message I'm trying to convey”.

Anne Parle-McDermott | Ph.D | Lecturer in Genetics | DCU

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2020-02-07T16:19:18+00:00

Anne Parle-McDermott | Ph.D | Lecturer in Genetics | DCU

“You have provided me with the tools to become a better presenter/lecturer. In recent presentations since the course (only a week ago!) I have focused on the opening-trying to catch the audience's attention. Not including too much information with a strong closing focusing on the benefits or the message I'm trying to convey”.
“Having completed the 'Pitching your research to increase funding possibilities' course, I feel that I have really benefited from the intense focus on presentation structure. Also through this course, Andrew gave me an insight into the benefits to the audience of using an analogy or personalising the presentation. Focusing my efforts on delivering my own research to the audience during the course was particularly beneficial as the feedback and ideas were directly relevant to me for future presentations”.

Sinéad Loughran | Ph.D. | Viral Immunology Group | School of Biotechnology | DCU

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2020-02-07T16:14:32+00:00

Sinéad Loughran | Ph.D. | Viral Immunology Group | School of Biotechnology | DCU

“Having completed the 'Pitching your research to increase funding possibilities' course, I feel that I have really benefited from the intense focus on presentation structure. Also through this course, Andrew gave me an insight into the benefits to the audience of using an analogy or personalising the presentation. Focusing my efforts on delivering my own research to the audience during the course was particularly beneficial as the feedback and ideas were directly relevant to me for future presentations”.
“It was a great pleasure to meet Andrew Keogh who has an excellent attractively motivating personality. He has well-researched methods of presentation steps/style which is simple to understand and follow. His enthusiasm and patience in his work is impressive. He helped me in preparing my presentation and answering all those questions I had in my mind long stored, related to presenting. He has improved my confidence at a level, where I do not feel pressure for any presentation anymore”.

Sumsun Naher | Mechanical Engineering Department | DCU

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2020-02-07T16:12:53+00:00

Sumsun Naher | Mechanical Engineering Department | DCU

“It was a great pleasure to meet Andrew Keogh who has an excellent attractively motivating personality. He has well-researched methods of presentation steps/style which is simple to understand and follow. His enthusiasm and patience in his work is impressive. He helped me in preparing my presentation and answering all those questions I had in my mind long stored, related to presenting. He has improved my confidence at a level, where I do not feel pressure for any presentation anymore”.
"Thanks to Andrew I have become a more confident speaker and presenter. I have learnt the importance of shifting the importance from “me”, as speaker, too the audience. I have realised how important it is to tell the audience how they are better off with what you’re proposing to them. I have also learnt how to structure presentations and include a strong opening and closing statement. Thanks to Andrew I am a more confident speaker and I am thinking more of the structure of talks and about the opening and closing and the call for action."

Carmen Mangiron | Lecturer | Dublin City University

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2020-02-07T16:11:13+00:00

Carmen Mangiron | Lecturer | Dublin City University

"Thanks to Andrew I have become a more confident speaker and presenter. I have learnt the importance of shifting the importance from “me”, as speaker, too the audience. I have realised how important it is to tell the audience how they are better off with what you’re proposing to them. I have also learnt how to structure presentations and include a strong opening and closing statement. Thanks to Andrew I am a more confident speaker and I am thinking more of the structure of talks and about the opening and closing and the call for action."
“My presentation skills resembled a rabbit being caught in the headlamps and after four sessions to someone who could confidently speak for five minutes and facilitate a questions and answers session. We all have the ability to make presentations however, through a well thought out programme, Andrew can draw out everyone’s individual strengths and bring them to a whole new level. The fear is taken out of making a presentation and it is replaced with confidence and professionalism”.

Marion Scullion | Dublin City University

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2020-02-07T16:09:47+00:00

Marion Scullion | Dublin City University

“My presentation skills resembled a rabbit being caught in the headlamps and after four sessions to someone who could confidently speak for five minutes and facilitate a questions and answers session. We all have the ability to make presentations however, through a well thought out programme, Andrew can draw out everyone’s individual strengths and bring them to a whole new level. The fear is taken out of making a presentation and it is replaced with confidence and professionalism”.
"This was a useful, intense course. Andrew made us leave our familiar presentation styles and offered new ways and tools to engage with our audience. In this course, I learned how to give very short, focused and understandable presentations for a mixed audience, as well as how to handle the dreaded Q&A session with confidence. Andrew’s light-hearted teaching style provides fun and builds team spirit, a perfect environment to step out of the box."

Prof. Verena Amberger-Murphy | Senior Research Scientist | Dublin City University

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2020-02-07T16:07:49+00:00

Prof. Verena Amberger-Murphy | Senior Research Scientist | Dublin City University

"This was a useful, intense course. Andrew made us leave our familiar presentation styles and offered new ways and tools to engage with our audience. In this course, I learned how to give very short, focused and understandable presentations for a mixed audience, as well as how to handle the dreaded Q&A session with confidence. Andrew’s light-hearted teaching style provides fun and builds team spirit, a perfect environment to step out of the box."
“The course was very useful and made me realise my overdependence on using slides to present material. It has encouraged me to take a fresh look at my presentation style and focus much more on the needs of the audience and the message that I am trying to get across".

Maria Johnston | Operations Manager | Invent DCU

 

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2020-02-07T16:04:15+00:00

Maria Johnston | Operations Manager | Invent DCU

 

“The course was very useful and made me realise my overdependence on using slides to present material. It has encouraged me to take a fresh look at my presentation style and focus much more on the needs of the audience and the message that I am trying to get across".
"It’s great getting Andrew in to contribute to our programmes. He helps our students to hone their message and to communicate their research to an audience outside of academia. Andrews workshop is consistently rated as a programme highlight by our students."

Fionnuala Healy | CEO | Innovation & Entrepreneurship Hub TCD

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2020-02-07T16:02:25+00:00

Fionnuala Healy | CEO | Innovation & Entrepreneurship Hub TCD

"It’s great getting Andrew in to contribute to our programmes. He helps our students to hone their message and to communicate their research to an audience outside of academia. Andrews workshop is consistently rated as a programme highlight by our students."
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