Testimonials

Highways England

Josette’s training session was one of the best I have ever been on, and by chance last week I was able to do a radio interview for the agency at short notice, making use of her advice. Please pass on my thanks and recommendation to all involved.

Stephen Hall
Lower Thames Crossing Project Manager
Highways England

Ms Lesser provided media training for senior Army officers tasked with delivering sensitive subject matters within clear Government guidelines, comprehensively briefing and training them to handle questions posed by national journalists with confidence. Ms Lesser also delivered on group media training courses including Army Unit Public Relations Officers. I would have no hesitation in recommending her as a highly competent media trainer.

Nick Smith
Independent Public Relations and Communications
formerly Chief of Media Operations to the Adjutant General
BRITISH ARMY

VW R

The guidance and support during our workshop preparation was exceptional. Josette truly focuses on getting the most out for her clients by challenging the diversity of questions and scenarios, making sure the workshop environment becomes real-life situated.” 

Emilie Lagelbauer
Public Relations
Volkswagen R
Volkswagen AG

Sean McCallion Back Up LOGO

This really was an excellent course. The combination of widely applicable communication skills, specific approaches for handling journalist’s questions, and the particular tips for performing well in virtual on-screen interviews was incredibly powerful. I feel much better equipped for handling media interviews in this day and age.

Sean McCallion
Head of Fundraising
Back Up

5 stars

Several coaching sessions with Josette enabled me to significantly improve my professional communication. As a result, I am able to tailor my communication to my audience, and speak to the point. My level of confidence has risen, I am more assertive and I now instil trust in the audience I am talking to.

Jan Stefka
as Global Program Manager
MICROSOFT

Highways England

I found the press officer media training really helpful and informative. Not only did Josette help us to learn and develop the techniques required to conduct an effective interview, it was also incredibly useful to get a flavour of what our spokespeople go through and how to help them prepare and handle potentially difficult situations. Josette is vastly experienced and I really enjoyed the training.

Richard Starkey MCIPR
Media Relations Manager, South East region
HIGHWAYS ENGLAND

5 stars

It’s been a revelation. Thank you for your help and your great support today.

Win Cummins
Founder
Mackrell International Practice Group

Atticus 7

The ‘How to Exceed in Sales – Delivering the Ultimate Sales Presentation’ workshop was first class. The transformation was nothing short of astounding. Comparing our stumbling efforts at the beginning of the workshop with our polished performances at the end, was akin to comparing us to a completely different group of people! I would have no hesitation recommending this course to anyone looking to improve their sales presentation skills dramatically and quickly.

Ben Neale
Managing Director
Atticus 7

UCL logo

After taking this course, I am much more aware of the different factors that determine the impact of a presentation and, thanks to Josette’s invaluable advice, I now know how to work on each of them. The individual feedback was in-depth and thorough. This has greatly increased my confidence as a presenter.

Diana Mazzarella
Researcher
UCL / CNRS

5 stars

The trainers were knowledgeable, professional and extremely effective. We not only went away with our skills honed, but the result has been better communication skills with colleagues, suppliers and customers alike. Highly recommended.

Robin Randall
Director
PDC Copyprint

Martine Robins HR Dept LOGO

I really enjoyed being taken outside of my comfort zone. The interactive style of delivery and real-time practice sessionsreally suited my preferred way of learning.
Josette imparted her considerable knowledge and experience from working in this industry. She provided valuable ‘tips and tricks’ that helped boost my knowledge and my confidence.
If you need to refresh or develop a deep understanding of how to work effectively with the media, I can highly recommend this course.

Martine Robins FCIPD
Director
HR Dept.

UCL logo

We are privileged to have Josette as part of our cohort of trainers. She is a respected coach whose interactive training style has been highly appreciated by our participants and corporate clients alike. Her immense knowledge in Communication, and ability to engage her audience has led to very positive feedback.

Cristina Gardini, Chartered  CIPD, AUA
Divisional HR & CPD Team Manager
Psychology and Language Sciences
University College London

5 stars

I attended Interviewing Skills for Journalists and Presenters with Josette Lesser.

It was such an interesting day and I learnt so much. I loved Josette’s style and humour, which really helped me to relax. Her teaching was exemplary and I highly recommend her. I am now producing interviews for local radio and podcasts.

Gilda Waugh
Voiceover Artist / Presenter

Yaketyak

I have worked with Josette in the radio industry for more than 20 years, during her time as Head of News and on our current projects. She produces excellent, informative and well-balanced news bulletins and interviews, which were always well researched.

Her top-notch interview skills bring out the best in her interviewees, and her training shares her tips and techniques for getting great content. I would highly recommend Josette.

Richard Wyeth
MD Yaketyak Productions
Presenter Producer BFBS radio

5 stars navy blue

A wonderful book, well-structured and clearly explained. It is an excellent guide to teaching good sales presentation skills, and the worksheets make it a really practical tool which any sales person can use to make their presentations more successful.

Anthony Scott
Sales Manager
Volkswagen UK

St Martin's

The bespoke nature of this course exceeded our expectations. The practice elements were spot on and your in-depth observations and personal feedback were extremely useful.

Nicola Tinacci
Director
St Martin’s

5 stars

This is so much more than a presentation skills workshop. What I learned about shaping my presentation, presentation content, and effective language will stay with me in everything I do. I feel so much more prepared now – and so much more confident. Thank you!

Lorraine Case
Hatlapa Marine Equipment Ltd

Evosis

Josette has worked in partnership with myself and other business psychologists in my past roles. She helped our delegates develop advanced interpersonal skills and deal effectively with scenarios including performance management. Josette provided essential feedback and support, particularly following leadership sessions in which delegates tackled emotive or sensitive issues. She has become a trusted colleague.

Alison France
Consultant, Author and Speaker
Driving performance through “Courageous Inclusion”

navy blue 5 stars

Josette gave me expert advice and invaluable tuition on how to communicate effectively and more professionally during radio interviews and at public speaking events. I now have a lot more confidence in my communication skills and in getting across my key points. I cannot recommend Josette and her expert team enough. For those of you thinking about training, I strongly advise you to just do it!! It will make a huge difference. Thank you, Josette.

Sophy Mahon
Founder
Hosties4Heroes 

Andy Watkins

Josette is an engaging and energising facilitator, and highly recommended. Her workshops are lively, enjoyable and valuable and her delivery is first-class.

Andy Watkin
Managing Partner
Belfield Consulting

5 stars

This course was invaluable to me. I have more confidence presenting in English, my communication is clearer and, most importantly, I am getting better results! I will definitely recommend you.

A. Westphal
Alsace-Lorraine
France

navy blue 5 stars

My fears presenting in English have gone. Thank you for your patience and for your one-to-one coaching. This course was invaluable to me. I will definitely recommend you.

Myriam Felici
Teacher
Rome, Italy

5 stars navy blue

I undertook a series of webinar training sessions with Josette, focusing on online presentation and question answering skills. I found these really helpful and targeted.  Josette was able to demonstrate how to put theory into practice, using examples to help me understand how to improve.  I appreciated her help and support.

A.M.
Chief Financial Officer
WITHHELD