Archive for the 'speaking' Category


“I have seen Jackie speak at two different events on two different topics and both times the content was pitched at exactly the right level and tailored specifically for those particular audiences.
Jackie demonstrates her expertise in a way that is clear, engaging and memorable ensuring that people leave with valuable takeaways they can implement immediately.
I look forward to using her tips and techniques in my own business asap – thanks Jackie!”
Mel Sherwood, Pitch and Presentation Specialist (on LinkedIn)

Already implemented

Feedback from my recent talk for Kent Women in Business about getting your core message across:

“You were great. I learnt a lot and have already implemented some of the things you told us.”
Kerry Gregory,

Breaking the ice

About my interactive session on icebreakers and energisers for speakers and trainers at the Professional Speaking Association London region Christmas event.

“Boy, did you create a party atmosphere — just perfect! For sure speakers in the room will be bringing your ideas to their presentations. Very valuable it was.”

Pearl Jordan, Regional President, PSA London

Fun, fun, fun!

About my highly interactive 45-minute session on icebreakers and energisers for speakers and trainers:

“If icebreakers and energisers are part of your world, e.g. delivering workshops, Jackie will provide you with practical ideas that work, and entertain you into the bargain; you learn by doing, rather than just listening. Book a session with Jackie; highly recommended.”
Ges Ray

“Thanks Jackie for a super session. Great ideas, very well delivered.”
Susan Shaw

“Well done for last night by the way. Great fun and some really good tips.”
Dave Henson

Icebreakers, energisers and breakouts

“Jackie is an expert at thinking of and helping the development of fun, impactful breakout activities for use in a keynote. During our hour-long conversation, I took many pages of notes, and came away with a number of extremely valuable ideas, which I am looking forward to putting into practice. Highly recommended. Thank you Jackie.”

Rob Lilwall on LinkedIn (global adventurer, author and speaker based in Hong Kong)


“Within a short space of time in a practical, interactive workshop session as part of a PSASE talk, Jackie demonstrated how a fresh approach to the words you use to describe your business in a strapline can result in that ‘penny dropping’ moment…

This is very much a personal recommendation; it worked for me!

Jackie specialises in writing without waffle, and can prove it from the stage. If you are looking for a speaker with a difference, where your audience will learn a different way of thinking about the words they use in their businesses, book Jackie.”

Ges Ray, about my ‘tart up your tagline’ session

Me as MC

Thanks to Rohini Rathour for this kind testimonial on LinkedIn:

“Jackie has acted as MC for me on two separate occasions and done an excellent job of it both times. First was a charity fundraiser where she had to liaise with a range of performers and introduce each act, and more recently at my book launch. I am impressed with her attention to detail and the thoroughness with which she prepared for both events. I also admire her for her willingness to muck in on the day and go beyond the role she has committed herself to. Having a good MC is a big contributor to the success of any event and I am very grateful to Jackie for making both my events such a success.”

Nice things people have said about me, my products and my services

This unsolicited feedback is included with permission, and is presented in no particular order. Thank you to all my lovely clients for their comments since I founded Comms Plus in 2001.

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Jackie Barrie, speaker, trainer, copywriter, and author

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