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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.”

After my talk ‘4 x 4 x 4 approach to websites’

You can spot me in the background at one point…

“Laughing all the way to the bank”

About last night’s talk for Business Mastery 101: ‘4 x 4 x 4 approach to enhancing your homepage’:

“There is so much clarity in your presentation and you have such a great sense of humour! You help so many people who struggle keeping up with technology, to create and deliver VALUE – with a great smile. No wonder clients are laughing all the way to the bank…”

Marina Nani

Interesting and informative

After a talk about websites and social media:

“Jackie was the guest speaker at our recent Institute of Fundraising Consultants’ event ‘Marketing on a Shoestring.’ She regaled us with top marketing tips, techniques and so much information that her rapt audience was silent for the two hours of her talk! Spontaneous feedback from the delegates described her as ‘brilliant!’, ‘she knows so much’,’that was really useful, I’ve learned so much from her’, ‘I’m going to use some of those techniques in growing my business’.

Jackie really does deliver what she promises; writing without waffle or in our case, talking without tedium.

Very many thanks for such an interesting and informative session; I have never had so many people coming up to me afterwards, enthusing about how much they had enjoyed it.”

Sue Hind Woodward, Institute of Fundraisers SIG

P.S. I thought that you would like to know that I have had 22 requests for your presentation from consultants who couldn’t attend in person, following my post-event email to them.  That response is a first, so many thanks once again, for your brilliant session.

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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