Paul Martin is regarded as one of the UK’s most innovative motivational speakers and trainers, a position that has its grounding in three diverse areas. As an international award-winning, world-record-holding mixologist, a trainer of sign-language, verbal & non-verbal communications skills and finally as an entertainer and public speaker.
Over more than twenty five years, he has combined these skills to establish a unique style of keynote speaking & training that marks him as one of the most original on the UK scene.
His keynote speeches are best described as a left-field approach to a number of contemporary ‘buzz’ topics, delivering strong results through fresh perspectives from a unique combination of experiences. Whether dealing with our ability to communicate more effectively, the development of positive mindsets, desire & self-belief, projecting passion or inspirational management, his style is entertaining, thought-provoking and highly inspiring, resulting in consistently impressive results.
His colourful background has had a major influence on his ability to connect with his audiences. Firstly as a mixologist, he has twice held the Guinness world record for the 1-hour cocktail speed mix and is author of 3 top selling cocktail books. Added to this is Paul’s work with deaf people. He is qualified to level 3 in British Sign Language and has worked as a theatrical interpreter and sign-language teacher.
Combined with many years of delivering corporate entertainment, his motivational presentation skills and an unrivalled passion for the way in which we think and communicate, Paul’s approach is truly game-changing, as can be attested to by the numerous top brands and businesses that have employed his services.
Company Profile: Mixxa Ltd began as a hospitality Industry focussed company and has evolved to provide training, speaking and consultancy services to a broad range of industries in particular specialising in Communication Skills, Customer Service, Leadership, Sales & Influence, Rapport & Relationship Training and the Anchored Body Language Technique .
We all (mostly) understand the role that body-language plays in successful communication. Accordingly, we also understand how negative body-language can undermine our attempts to positively connect with our colleagues, customers, prospects, etc. This is important in business where an ability to communicate effectively can be the difference between success and failure! So, traditionally, by way of improving our communication skills we often send our employees on communications skills training courses where they can learn to employ complimentary body-language techniques and become better communicators. However, there’s bad news here. The very mechanism we have historically used to ‘teach’ body-language is also the very thing that undermines it’s effectiveness. In short, the way we teach it actually prevents us from putting it in to practice. The result? It just doesn’t work very well!
In his talk, Paul will uncover the hidden barriers to body-language skill development and share how, through his experience of working with deaf people, he developed a technique that has revolutionised the body-language training technique and is now resulting in profound improvements in the positive communication abilities of those that experience his courses.