International Speaker

Ken is in regular demand as a keynote speaker for both corporate and academic conferences.

His lively, interactive talks demonstrate the behavioural aspects of presentations and public speaking. They are particularly inspiring because they bring a fresh approach to the subject, based on some of the techniques that actors use to engage an audience.


Talks and Seminars

Making a Personal Impact in Times of Huge Opportunity – Local Government Association, London. March 2015

The Power of Personal Impact – Nelson and Marlborough Institute of Technology, Nelson, NewZealand, January 2019.

Training the Outstanding Actor – Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, May 2018. (Also online: Training the Outstanding Actor Youtube).


Keynote Talks and Conference Papers

Making a Personal Impact in Times of Huge Opportunity – Local Government Association, London. March 2015

Explorations in Charisma – The Reflective Conservatoire 4, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London. February 2014

Working with Actors – Instrumental and Vocal Pedagogy, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki. February 2013

Improvisation – A Theatre Perspective

Beyond Text Symposium, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London. May 2012

Musical Peak Performance through Working with Actors – The Reflective Conservatoire 3, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London. March 2012

Training Musicians to be Creative – Creativity and Originality in Performance, Cambridge University, 2010

How to give Outstanding Presentations – BT Openreach, Yarnfield Park. October 2009

Acting the Music – The Reflective Conservatoire 2, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London. February 2009

How to be an Outstanding Leader – Reuters, Canary Wharf. February 2008

Understanding Ki Energy (with Mark Lythgoe) – The Embodied Mind Symposium, Gulbenkian Foundation, London. January 2008

Presenting with Impact – BUILA (British Universities International Liaison Association) conference, Durham. (2008)

Reaching your Audience – BUILA (British Universities International Liaison Association) conference, Winchester. (2006)

The creative performer in a school of music AND drama – The Reflective Conservatoire, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London. February 2006

Why did we laugh? ELIA Teachers Academy, Rotterdam. April 2005

Teaching in the Beijing Central Academy – Drama in the People’s Republic of China, State University of NY at Buffalo. October 1984


Improve your Chances of Success

Surviving Actors Convention – London February 2018

What Executives can Learn from Actors – The secrets of personal impact unlocked. Soho House, Berlin, June 2017.

Nurturing the Outstanding Actor – Soho House, Berlin, June 2016.

Making a Personal Impact in Times of Huge Opportunity – Local Government Association, London. March 2015

Presenting with Impact – Toastmasters, London. May 2012

Trust, Inspiration and Success – Wellington College, Wellington, UK. March 2011