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“Can energise an audience”

“Jackie Barrie conducted the active networking session at our Stand Up Speak Out Be Heard conference. An event that I organised on behalf of the Professional Speaking Association and sponsored by Sage. Using her improv skills, Jackie can energise an audience that has sat and listened to speakers and make networking sessions fun and informative. If you need an energy injection during your conference I would highly recommend Jackie Barrie.”

Janice B Gordon on LinkedIn


“Nailed it”

“Jackie was a speaker at our inaugural Inspire Recruitment event. In short she “Nailed it”, She took a potentially boring subject and made it interesting and exciting for the audience. Her delivery style showed not only her ability to engage a crowd but her commitment to tailoring her presentation to the audience. I would not hesitate to have Jackie speak at another of my events.”

Alex Moyle

“Jackie spoke at our inaugural Inspire Recruitment event and gave a very engaging presentation to the audience. It was a delight to work with Jackie both before and during the event. I’d be very happy to recommend Jackie to speak at future events.”

Louise Triance ‘Hub of the UK recruiting industry’

Spot on.

“Thanks Jackie Barrie for helping me to come up with a new exercise to engage the audience in my lunchtime talk today. It worked brilliantly and really got people involved.

I’ve asked Jackie for ideas for exercises several times and they are always spot on.”

Andy Lopata in Hong Kong (on Facebook)


“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

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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