From the moment Helen Pointer steps on stage, it is her audience that is her material. A sea of faces looking at her and wondering what she is going to do next. Helen engages with everyone in the room keeping them enthralled as she chooses as many people as she can to draw whilst discussing the topic of the day. (see below for topics) Be it Monet ( who started out as a caricaturist) Â or the power of the first impression.
From an audience full of Cruise Ship Passengers, Surgeons, Head Teachers, Accountants, Hoteliers, Politicians, in front of celebrities, Royalty or an audience at the Comedy Store she facilitates, mediates, motivates and meddles with a lot of fun and laughter. Helen has “drawn a crowd” at Buckingham Palace, The Ritz London, Claridges, The BBC, Comic Relief and Kensington Palace as well as being guest of Alan Bleasdale, Sir Richard Branson and Willie Rushton.
Helen combines her creative skills as a celebrated caricaturist and artist with a successful career in senior management. She certainly brings a breath of fresh air to any event. As a freelance speaker she regularly facilitates seminars in a broad range of topics, such as: Self-esteem and Leadership, Interview Skills, How to Speak Management, Selling Your Agenda, CV Feedback, Managing Change, Presentation and Communication Skills.
Helen has worked in a variety of settings, from small groups to major international conferences both here in the UK and across Europe. Clients have included Inspire Change, Right Training, the Kings Fund, O2, Pfizer, Alcon, Bausch and Lomb, major hotels and events companies and many more. Helen provides an absorbing, effective and spontaneous style of presentation, using her art to exemplify her perceptive facilitation of group work. This helps people gain confidence and motivates them to feel good about themselves, reach their full potential and inspire others. By pulling people out from the audience Helen guides you through personal impact and interpersonal skill areas whilst sketching humorous caricatures — it’s interactive, gripping and novel, and people come away understanding so much more about their choices.
Helen is highly professional, attractive, engaging with a sparkling personality and a wicked sense of humour. Able to be versatile and adaptable to needs of the audience, she is willing to facilitate both formally and informally to ensure the success of the event.
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