Steve McDermott


“Half business guru. Half stand up comedian”

Your Communications:
“Steve McDermott is AWESOME. In the past I’ve always found it hard to get really good external facilitators for big events, if you have found the same this feedback on our recent leadership event may be useful. The event was aimed at all our people managers and the objective was to try and ensure they grasped some key leadership messages but in a fun more light-hearted way. All the feedback forms (in excess of 100) rated our facilitator for the whole event as excellent, they also clearly quoted what they had learned in terms of leadership from the event. So, if you are ever looking for a facilitator who can get the messages across, link it in practical terms to your business and be motivational and funny at the same time then I recommend you try Steve McDermott”

Lloyds Banking Group:
“Steve was great and had the room in fits of laughter!! It seemed like most of the group were really taking note of what he said and he had the main man chuckling! Personally, I was delighted at how well you nailed the mood of the day. I was confident you would, but you really did exceed my expectations. I love the style and delivery and it really worked with our team”

“We contacted Steve at very late notice for an important slot at our Mercedes-Benz conference. With very little time to prepare and a somewhat sketchy brief he still managed to deliver two hours of compelling, entertaining and motivational material, as well as providing a raft of practical tools to take away”

NHS Supply Chain:
“I was looking for a motivational, inspirational way to send everyone out of the door feeling full of confidence and positivity, with their side aching a little from laughter during the process! Steve McDermott delivered in spades, with people across my team talking for days afterwards about the bits they had like best and which had resonated most. The ‘Four minute rule’, in particular, struck many cords and has influenced a few lives since then – my own included! Steve delivered his messages with punch and panache and addressed our brief to the letter. He was the perfect way to help people understand what they needed to do and how they needed to behave to achieve success, not just for our business but for life in general”

Macmillan Cancer Support:
“The bar had been set very high by some excellent earlier sessions. Well, Steve vaulted over that bar with a fast paced, highly engaging and very funny session which sent everyone home smiling and with some great practical tips”

“He was funny, lively and on-message”

Norwich Union Insurance:
“Steve McDermott’s session was truly inspirational; he facilitated an afternoon involving my entire team enabling them to leave with positive outlooks. Steve comes highly recommended and created a real buzz around the office”

Morgan Stanley:
“I wanted to thank you for a tremendous performance last night. I’ve had fantastic feedback. At coffee machines and in corridors, people have stopped me to comment on a great evening but also, how much they took away from your presentation. You left people with many memorable pieces of learning. You showed you understood our organisation which isn’t easy coming from outside and given we are often too insular, you gave us lots of examples from other industries and the everyday. You learn a lot more when the examples resonate as yours did. I thought the Mohammed Ali stories were terrific and the last one left the audience on a great high. So thank you for making the evening very memorable, good fun but with some serious learning at the same time”

“In March of this year, Matalan hosted its biggest and best ever National Conference for Store Managers and Head Office Colleagues. A key part of the phenomenal success of this event was the role played by Steve McDermott as our host for the day and our motivational speaker. The reason I was keen to work with Steve was his informal, high energy and fun approach to his key messages – and he certainly delivered on this. Steve quickly tuned in to the important themes of the event and gave his own insight into them – he gave us all plenty of food for thought. Steve ensured we gave the team more than a good event – it was a great event!”

BT Group Property Director:
“Steve McDermott is a not only a very funny, informative, inspirational and brilliant keynote speaker but just as good conference host. He helped plan and deliver our most memorable event ever. What makes him special is that, unlike celebrity conference hosts, he isn’t stuck to what it says in the script. His depth of knowledge and flexibity means he can add massive extra value to the whole proceedings”

Sussex Enterprise Annual Conference:
“Thank you for helping to make our annual conference a blinding success! We had over 1,000 delegates through the door which a record for us and we are absolutely delighted with the feedback we are getting. Your presentation was spot on for the audience and I’m sure it struck a lot of chords with people. Seeing our delegates so enthralled by your address is a true indiaction of the power of your messages. Thanks for your professional involvement throughout the process, and for your exceptional delivery on the day”

Tesco Stores Ltd:
“Steve was very energetic and set the right tone for the day. He provided some simple tools to take back to the office”

Johnson Controls:
“Thank you for all your help facilitating and presenting at our recent event. The feedback has been very positive and all our attendees rated your sessions as the ones they felt they got most benefit from during the day. I felt that you really added value to our Forum by asking us to clearly articulate the outcomes we wanted to achieve, in terms of what we wanted attendees to think, say and do after the event. Your suggestions for practical sessions that you could facilitate to tie in with our themes for the day were excellent and made the transition between our own presenters and yourself appear seaaless. Many guests commented that they took away a clear and consistent message from the day and were left in no doubt about what we were aiming to achieve and their role in helping to deliver it. On the day your sessions ran to time and were punchy and motivational – exactly what was required to keep our audience on board. I also personally appreciated your helpful suggestions to get our day back on schedule when other presenters over-ran. Thanks again for all your help. I would certainly recommend you to anyone looking for a dynamic presenter for their conference or event”

“Steve took the time to find out about us and was able to make his session relevant to us. He was brilliant”

Blackpool Borough Council:
“Steve had a great presence, humorous, and good knowledge of the subject. Steve’s style of presentation is unique and ideally suited to getting key messages across to large numbers of people”

Smith & Nephew:
“I am moved to write to you to express my sincere gratitude for all your help and support. The day exceeded my teams’ expectations and mine, and the feedback from everyone has been tremendous. Your professionalism, flexibility and humour helped provide a wonderful learning experience for us all”

“Steve captured the audience within the first 30 seconds – everyone identified with him. He listened to the brief and incorporated it into his session perfectly”

“Like a tornado through a caravan park, you can’t help but be touched by Steve’s energetic mix of business and personal insight into some of the key challenges facing businesses today. If you are looking for somebody with challenge and drive who makes you sit up and think, but does so whilst putting a smile on your face, look no further”

Fergal Gara, Sony Playstation October 6, 2012

What a fantastic day! Steve captivated the whole company and both entertained and inspired us all. More importantly, he left us with some provocative thoughts and key questions which will ensure the benefit of the day continues well into the future. He really delivered everything I hoped for and more. Well done Steve and thank you so much.


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