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Acting is at the heart of what we do

At Acting for Change we work with businesses and individuals to improve their speaking and listening skills, so that others can fully engage with your message and buy into it.  Our work is grounded in theatre and business best practice so you know it’s simple, effective and enjoyable.

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Inspiring! I really love working with David Trevaskis and his team. They immerse themselves in the culture and the brief – they’re great listeners and have a deep understanding of our business. They’re also able to think laterally.So the training did what the organization needed in a relevant and imaginative way, transforming a very dry subject and making it far more engaging for the audience of sales people. It really helped the sales teams understand the key learning points.

The training was intense but captivating and interactive. It was well-paced and took interesting turns which kept the energy up. David and his team are a pleasure to work with.

Wilsey Mockett, People Development Manager, Bupa Health & Wellbeing

I would highly recommend David to anyone looking for someone who goes all out to help you deliver your goal. He’s enthusiastic, bright and incredibly helpful. David gives that total assurance that he’s there to help you achieve. I cannot speak highly enough of him.
Caroline McEleney – Director of Venue Sales and Marketing

David was highly professional and made what could have been an awkward and perhaps dull full-day session into an enjoyable, fun and highly valuable experience. I learnt so much in just one day, from preparation right through to delivery, in terms of style, body language, impact and intent.

David helped me to understand how to hold an audiences attention, whether this be in a meeting or a larger scale presentation. I have now utilised many of these techniques and can honestly say they work! I would fully recommend working with David to anyone who wants to improve their presentational skills and impact.

Dave Reed – Head of Net Margin Optimisation

I’ve worked with David and the Acting for Change team now for four years on different bespoke training programmes for senior managers, here at the Saïd Business School. David and his colleagues in AfC are all extremely professional, expert in their field, and very skilled at flexing their contribution to meet exactly what the client’s learning goals are.

They are also a really fun group of people to work with and spend time with and I’m so appreciative of the way they fit into our team, always adding a positive energy to the experience our clients have when they are with us.

Alison McQuater – Associate Fellow

David is one the most inspirational and professional suppliers I have ever worked with. David and his company have worked with us for the past four years and I cannot recommend him highly enough. He is an integral part of a performance management programme that will eventually train every manager in the business.

David is customer focused, intelligent and has great judgement when the need arises to adapt his pitch/delivery for a particular audience. I rate David’s delivery as second to none.

Dami Patel – Group HR Director

The best thing about working with David is his honesty, trustworthiness and approach to working… particularly understanding the need to get to know people before working closely with them. He listens carefully to the brief… and makes sound recommendations to achieve the aim.
Andrea Buckley – Training and Development Manager

I have seen firsthand the positive impact the training delivered by Acting for Change has had. I saw delegates transform their ability almost immediately. Throughout all the courses they have run with us, there were clear focus points and they struck an excellent balance between theory and allowing delegates to practice.

If you need to improve the quality of presentation delivery in your organisation, then I would not recommend anyone other than Acting for Change. One of the best courses I have ever seen which really did change behaviours and grow abilities.

James Kerr – Head of Human Resources

It was really helpful to have the actors from Acting for Change critique our presentations. They provided us with constructive criticism that enabled us to work on the weaker areas of our presentation.

The actors are professional and they really get under the skin of the people they are portraying, it feels like you are dealing with a subject matter expert rather than someone playing a part. They really do add value to our work and we look forward to working with Acting for Change in the future.

Gina Ford – Fundraising Special Projects Manager

“The actor understood the issues and played the character perfectly. He gave me some really useful tips about managing situations and I have used them already.”
Role-playing difficult conversations with the actors from Acting for Change…

    • “Eliminates the fear and boosts confidence.”
    • “Helps me think on my feet and practice performing when out of my comfort zone.”
    • “Gave me some home truths that I avoided for a long time.”

Angela Miles – Learning Manager