putting passion into presentations

about

About

Tessa Morton trained as a linguist and then studied at a London drama school for three years. She worked in the profession for 10 years as an actress and a presenter working with Granada, Channel 5, STV, BSKYb and The English teaching Theatre. Qualified as a L.A.M.D.A Drama teacher and working with youth groups supporting confidence and self awareness. Joined the fantastic Maynard Leigh Associates as a consultant and, when moving out of London and having babies got in the way, setup on her own.

Over the last 20 years she has grown a successful practise; working as a trainer and coach advising and directing professionals with communication challenges. The work has taken her across Europe and across industry sectors. More recently she has qualified as a CBT (cognitive behaviour therapist) from the University of Worcester and alongside her established corporate practise, she runs voluntary drama and social skills groups for young people on the autistic spectrum. She lives in Warwickshire with family and a golden Cocker spaniel called Honey.

Workshops

One or two day workshops for groups up to 10. Including: presentation skills, personal impact and dealing with difficult people.

Coaching

One to one coaching covering presentation skills, dealing with difficult people and personal impact.

Seminars

We can present to large groups in your organisation with the option of workshops afterwards.

clients

  • Coca Cola

    Coca Cola

    "Our Marketing team were completely energised and motivated at the end of the workshop and the difference in their performance is very positive. We like the way she works and look forward to having her and her team back again"
  • Nigel Bromley

    Nigel Bromley

    Client Services Director at Key Parker
    My advice to you is to hire Tessa. Full Stop. If you only plan to invest once in your career – make it with Tessa. And if you only plan to invest in your people once – it simply has to be with Tessa. In both cases the learning will be with you for life and the results will be a tangible increase in persuasiveness and effectiveness.
  • halfords

    halfords

    Halfords graduates team up with Birmingham secondary school and attend a day’s workshop with Tessa Morton.
    “Putting Passion into communication”.
  • Liz Tang

    Liz Tang

    Group Business Director at TMW agency
    I have been to many courses in my time, but Tessa's is one which definitely stood out! So much so I feel compelled to highly recommend her to others. As a trainer she is dynamic, engaging and humourous. She skillfully draws in everyone's attention, enabling the group to work exceptionally well together, whilst still maintaining a clear sense of individuality and focus.
  • Russell Cobb

    Russell Cobb

    HR Director
    Tessa is great at making people think about the outcome of any communication especially, but not limited to, on stage in front of large groups. She raises awareness of the impact people have, coaches them on how to adapt their style to generate the impact they want and ensures sustainable performance improvements.
  • Barclays

    Barclays

    Client
  • Claire Denholm

    Claire Denholm

    Founder MD of Smart Resource
    Tessa has a unique ability to bring theatre to the most corporate of settings and build confidence in her clients to try creative approaches to presenting and pitching. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
  • Audi

    Audi

    Our trade teams needed support to bring energy and passion in their communication when launching new car models in the showroom. Tessa and her team were able to support in a creative and fun way that engaged even the most cynical of our staff.
  • easyjet

    Peter Duffy

    Marketing Director at easyJet
    Tessa is great. Her sessions are insightful, challenging and fun. She is the presentation coach I recommend most.
  • Diane Young

    Diane Young

    Co-Founder/Managing Director at The Drum
    Tessa delivered the dreaded graveyard slot at our recent conference 4pm until 5pm. A few minutes in I wanted to go and drag back the people who had foolishly sloped off early. They really missed themselves! Tessa imparted some real gems about presenting for new business and her own delivery was energetic and really fun. A great finish to our day.
  • Pepsi

    Pepsi

    Through a series of coaching sessions Tessa was able to help the management team communicate with more confidence and authenticity.
  • Jacob Reimann

    Jacob Reimann

    Client Partner at Engine6
    I heard Tessa's seminar on how agencies can give better pitches and thought it was brilliant. She makes you look at the pitching process like an actor putting on a show. I have put her advice to use straight away and am giving much more memorable and entertaining pitches that really make us stand out. Highly recommended!
  • David Kelham

    David Kelham

    Managing Director at Excelerate Resources Ltd
    I have known Tessa from her work with Coca-Cola and have seen her work magic with unpromising amateur dramaticals. When I had a client with mannerisms that were seriously obstructing his career, I had no hesitation in recomending Tessa as the one to help. Dramatic change in fortunes in both work and life the result.
  • British Airways

    British Airways

    For the launch of the 1st class Bed many years ago the BA staff were required to present to the worlds press, Tessa coached our personnel so they had the confidence and presence to successfully do this.
  • Peter Duffy

    Peter Duffy

    Marketing Director at easyJet
    Tessa is great. Her sessions are insightful, challenging and fun. She is the presentation coach I recommend most.
  • modelm4

    JWT

    "Tessa has supported our graduates with their presentations and pitch training for many years and the results are always great." - Kate Bruges - Head of learning and Development JWT advertising

Testimonials

  • "My advice to you is to hire Tessa. Full Stop. If you only plan to invest once in your career - make it with Tessa. And if you only plan to invest in your people once - it simply has to be with Tessa. In both cases the learning will be with you for life and the results will be a tangible increase in persuasiveness and effectiveness." - Nigel Bromley, Client Services Director at Key Parker

  • "Our Marketing team were completely energised and motivated at the end of the workshop and the difference in their performance is very positive. We like the way she works and look forward to having her and her team back again." - Peter Duffy, Marketing Director, Audi

  • "Tessa delivered the dreaded graveyard slot at our recent conference 4pm until 5pm. A few minutes in I wanted to go and drag back the people who had foolishly sloped off early. They really missed themselves! Tessa imparted some real gems about presenting for new business and her own delivery was energetic and really fun. A great finish to our day." - Diane Young, Co-Founder / Managing Director at The Drum

  • "I have had many coaching sessions with Tessa before high-profile conferences and her techniques and support have been invaluable." - Peter Kendal, President NFU

  • "Tessa has supported our graduates with their presentations and pitch training for many years and the results are always great." - Kate Bruges - Head of learning and Development JWT advertising

  • "Her one-day courses, ‘Using Your Voice for Impact’ and ‘Advanced Presentation Skills’ are delivered to discerning groups of academic and non-academic staff whose personal learning needs may vary. Tessa achieves results every time. She enables her workshop participants to realise the potential of their personal presentation to large and small groups, to impress and influence appropriately for their role and situation, to build confidence and to increase their credibility in the work place. I feel certain that our relationship with Tessa is going to be a long and productive one." - Jo Lewis, Tutor for Staff Development, Human Resources Department, City North Campus, Birmingham

services

Workshops, Conference Support, Coaching, Seminars and Team Building

Workshops

One or two day workshops for groups up to 10. Our workshops include:

Presentation skills - an interactive workshop coaching individuals using theatre techniques.

Personal impact - interactive workshop supporting more self awareness and confidence in your communication.

Dealing with difficult people - an interactive workshop using role play exploring various behavioural models.

Seminars

We can present to large groups in your organisation with the option of workshops afterwards. Current seminars include:

Passion Vs Polish
Power Point or Power Pointless
The 12 gifts of theatre
Train the Trainer (how to stop your audience falling asleep)
Using your Voice for Impact

We can craft a seminar to suit your individual needs

Coaching

One to one coaching covering presentation skills, dealing with difficult people and personal impact.

Conference Support

Individual and group sessions working on conference speeches for more dynamic delivery and impact.

Team Building

PLAY IN A DAY workshops for bonding / team awareness / communication skills.

 

NEWS

posted on May 15th, 2017 | in News

JWT Global Graduate Training

May 2017. JWT global grad training in Paris goes well. 30 wonderful young advertisers being put through their paces....

posted on July 15th, 2015 | in News

Feel the Fear

July 2015. The whole team spent today with the awesome Tessa Morton, working on our presentation skills....

posted on April 12th, 2015 | in News

The Drum's bus

April 2015. This years Ad Week kicked off with a hairy ride on The Drum's bus. Richard Draycott of The Drum hosted a breakfast meeting....

posted on April 12th, 2015 | in News

Warwick IDS

April 2015. For the second year running tessa has led the team from Warwick IDS in a challenging but highly rewarding drama week....

posted on July 5th, 2014 | in News

JWT Global Graduate Training

June 2014. Dusseldorf. 15th year of working with JWT's finest young talent who get together for the commando course that is Craft Skills....

posted on May 22nd, 2014 | in News

Pitch Skills Workshop

Do you want to think better and generate more high quality ideas? Do you want to be better equipped to respond to business challenges, .....

posted on April 30th, 2014 | in News

Specialist Coaching

Tessa Aligns her Services with City firm Aretai adding specialist coaching to their portfolio. You can check out their website: www.aretai.net

posted on January 31st, 2014 | in News

Tessa cements relations

Tessa cements relations with Smart Resource as one of the smart resource network......

posted on January 31st, 2014 | in News

Tessa working with NFU

Tessa has successfully supported me on all my AGM speeches and continues to support the NFU head office.....

posted on January 23rd, 2014 | in News

Presentation Skills

MiNetwork has joined forces with two of the UK’s leaders in their respective fields of creative thinking and pitching skills to deliver a one day training course that will help set you and your agency.....

posted on November 25th, 2013 | in News

Generate better ideas

Generating fresh, innovative and challenging ideas is vital to the success of any agency business, but equally as important is then selling those great strategic and creative ideas and insights.....

posted on September 5th, 2013 | in News

Pitching Tips PT3

Many people suffer from crippling nerves when asked to stand in front of a group of people and speak publicly. It can be the same for actors. But in part three of our Pitching Tips series Tessa outlines how listening to your nerves can be used to your advantage....

posted on June 10th, 2013 | in News

Pitching Tips PT2

Tessa Morton takes a different approach to presenting pitching for business. In the second part of our series Tessa shares her secrets on how to deal with being given the graveyard slot in any pitch....

posted on May 13th, 2013 | in News

Talking the talk

Pitching and presenting yourself is part and parcel of this business and the bigger impact you can make on potential clients the better. In a four part series Tessa offers some thoughts on how to make your presentations have the desired effect....

Contact

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Contact

Tessa Morton

  • 7 Eastnor Grove
    Leamington Spa
    Warwickshire
    CV31 1LD
  • t: 01926 889 335
  • m: 07973 118 586
  • e: info@tessamorton.co.uk