Dee Clayton – Our Compere for the Final

Dee claytonDee Clayton from Simply Amazing Training will be our compere for the final. Dee compared last years awards and we are delighted she is back in 2016.

With a background in national and international marketing and now running her own communication skills training business, Dee believes that effectiveness in business is about both mind-set and skill set. Her innovative, unique and effective approach has won 7 business awards including “Business Person of the Year” for two consecutive years.

Dee has been delivering presentation skills programmes, networking training, marketing workshops and most recently management training programme (using the personality profiling colours technique). As an experienced facilitator she is able to get to the root of issues quickly and spot opportunities for growth and development.

Underpinning Dee’s communications training is her expertise in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) for business. Dee uses NLP to better analyse what makes some people highly effective communicators and others less so. She is a certified Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP and is honoured to be the Marketing Director for The Association for NLP (ANLP) aiming to make NLP more approachable.

Dee is also an Insights Discovery Licensed Practitioner and runs training using the “colour energy” model to help people better understand themselves, their clients and how they can adapt to optimise their results . Dee’s passion for commercial communications was recognised upon graduating with a 2:1 in Business and Marketing studies when she was awarded The Cooperative Prize for Best Marketing Student. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing and is a Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Prior to founding Dee Clayton Ltd, she worked on a wide range of products in different company settings. Her experience took her from Jacob’s Creek wine to Jammie Dodgers biscuits, earning expertise across the media mix; from TV advertising to direct mail, international event sponsorship to website design.

Dee is fascinated by all types of “communication”. In her exploration of audience dynamics she has performed some stand-up comedy gigs. Which, in addition to stretching her abilities, helps her bring humour and fun to the learning and speaking environment. Dee delivers engaging trainings with practical down to earth tips that participants use within their lives and organisations immediately.

Dee is author of the book “Taming Your Public Speaking Monkeys – Building Confidence For Public Speaking And Presentations” which outlines her unique, innovative and effective presentation skills techniques. She is currently writing her second book. A project that demonstrates the level of expertise Dee has to offer was the 5-day Train the Trainer bespoke programme for Toyota Motor Europe. Once developed, Dee delivered it to the pilot team for the 5 day Kaizen process. Following that success Dee trained all the European Training Managers so they were able to confidently roll it out into their respective countries.

“Dee felt like a part of our team from the first meeting by demonstrating an understanding of and empathy with our company culture and the business case for this training program. She has built a strong rapport with training delegates who had varying skill levels and business needs and were from a wide range of cultures… I highly recommend Dee.” – Kerry O’Neill – Toyota Motor Europe.

You can find out more about Dee Clayton on her website.