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
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).
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
Keynote Talks and Conference Papers
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