Tom Bird

A highly engaging international trainer, conference speaker and author who
focuses on all aspects of influencing, sales/business development and presenting.

Tom has been training, speaking and writing since 2001 and his work is informed by a 12 year career in business and sales management in roles including VP Sales, VP of European Operations and European Managing Director predominantly for US owned hi-tech companies.

Training

Tom works with both corporates and Professional Service firms to improve the skills of managers and leaders in the areas of influencing, sales & business development and presenting. Tom has trained at client organisations including Burberry, Toyota, IBM, Baker & McKenzie, PwC and The North Face. His training is designed to bring about real behaviour change by addressing mind-set and providing highly practical tools, ideas and approaches backed up by the credibility of his background and experience.

Speaking

Tom is an international conference speaker with extensive experience having presented at conferences all over the world on topics including influencing, client relationships, selling and effective presenting. Tom’s presentation style is engaging, practical and is delivered with humour. He weaves highly credible research with personal anecdotes to ensure the audience remain engaged and motivated to act.

Books

Tom is a best-selling author with four books under his belt. The research conducted for these books and his international training work equips him with a breadth and depth of experience which readers find invaluable. Feedback on his books often mentions the highly practical and applied nature of them enabling readers to gain immediate benefit by applying what they have learnt in their work environment.

I'm so pleased I was able to attend Tom's outstanding session when we spoke at the same event at the London Stock Exchange recently. His content was relevant and his delivery excellent. With humour and easy-going charm, Tom gave the audience practical and real key take-aways around the one key element of success in any endeavour: effective influencing. He walked his talk by really connecting with the audience in a marvelous way. As a fellow speaker, I found myself taking copious notes about ways I can improve my influencing skills. I had the pleasure of being able to thank and chat with him in person afterwards... Tom is utterly relatable and likeable - both on and off the stage.

Lorne Sulcas, international speaker and CNN's ‘The Big Cat Guy’

Tom Bird and I both spoke at at a Leadership Conference in London. Tom is an engaging and entertaining speaker, sharing his meaningful insights on influence and effective human interaction. The audience thoroughly enjoyed his depth of knowledge and his engaging presentation. I highly recommend Tom Bird as a speaker.

Gary Noesner, Chief - FBI Crisis Negotiation Unit (Retired) and author of "Stalling For Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator."

Your talk had me fully engaged. I gained valuable learning from both the content and ideas you shared, and from the engaging, interesting and practical manner in which you delivered your message. It left me wanting more.

Paddy Upton, Head coach of 3 professional T20 Cricket Teams & cricket world-cup winning coach