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Debbie Catt

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Debbie Catt is a highly experienced Corporate Communications and Public Relations Consultant and acclaimed Trainer with an excellent reputation as an entertaining and inspiring Speaker.

She has an outstanding track record of success in media, public, corporate, customer and government relations.

Her unique range of skills and expertise has been developed over three decades of working with major companies and high profile organisations in both the private and public sectors.

Some of her achievements have included

  • THE RANK GROUP – Managing and co-ordinating the launch of 11 brand new separate entertainment venues in one unique leisure destination. These included a 3,000 seat Odeon Cinema, two nightclubs, and a casino
  • BINGO – The Bingo Industry was strictly controlled by the 1968 Gaming Act, preventing even the use of the word ‘Bingo’ in any promotional material and Debbie was involved in helping to change the law to allow advertising of Bingo
  • MECCA BINGO – To help launch more than 30 Mecca Bingo Clubs in less than 2 years.
  • BT SWIMATHON – Promote Europe’s largest Swim Marathon and help raise more than £1 million for the ChilldLine charity
  • SOUTHEAST ENGLAND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY – To organise their annual attendance at MIPM (the world’s leading real estate conference and exhibition) and raise the region’s profile
  • DAIRY CREST – Helped to manage the transition from fully managed milk rounds to individual franchised businesses in the Thames and Essex regions

Debbie is also a qualified and experienced Careers Adviser and has provided invaluable assistance to companies and organisations advising on recruitment, training staff to be more effective interviewers and assisting with redundancy and career change situations.

SPEAKING TOPICS 

Practical as well as entertaining, Debbie’s presentations give invaluable techniques and tips on how to promote yourself and your business more effectively. She is a firm believer in Get the Person Right, Get the Business Right!

Debbie’s expertise comes from her front line experience which has covered a wide range of industries including leisure, chemicals, telecoms, manufacturing, healthcare and automotive.

She has specific skills in crisis management from handling hostile and sensitive situations involving, for example, environmental issues, accidents and fatalities, confrontational pressure groups, takeover bids, and company closures.

Her speaking topics include –

  • Dealing with the Media – Ordeal or Opportunity?
  • Customer Relations – Attract Customers and Keep Them Happy and Loyal
  • Crisis Management – How to Prepare for and Manage Negative Situations
  • No More If Onlys – Everyone has something they want to do but haven’t quite got round to doing it. Debbie helps people of all ages achieve their ambitions
  • Be The Best You Can Be – Practical techniques and tips to overcome obstacles and setbacks
  • If You Don’t Know Where You’re Going – You’ll End Up Somewhere Else – How to check out exactly what you want from life – and make it happen
  • Everyone Needs a Helping Hand – Why try and tackle a problem on your own? Surround yourself with a support network to advise, guide and encourage you on the road to achieving your goals and ambitions
  • Public Speaking – Do It With Confidence – Presenting yourself and your ideas clearly and confidently can help you achieve your goals and ambitions

Debbie currently lectures at Kingston University on BA and MA courses and has devised a unique module (the only one in the country) that enables MA Graduates to become Accredited Chartered Institute of Public Relations Practitioners.

Topics

Communication
Customer Engagement
Marketing
Networking
Overcoming Adversity
Women in Business

Testimonials

We have worked with Matthew for many years and will continue to do so. His knowledge of the Speaker Market and ability to interpret our clients requirements is quite exceptional.

He is incredibly thorough in his approach and always goes that extra mile to ensure everything is exactly as required.

I am always happy working with Matthew, he has great credibility, he is very diverse in his ability to make things happen.

Matthew Fisher and I have worked together for many number of years. I have always found Matt to be honest, good natured and willing to work hard always carefully selecting the best appearances to suit my personality and lifestyle. The work Matthew has delivered for me over the years has varied from schools, colleges, attending film premiers, guest speaking  to name a few all of which I have lots of memories and thoroughly enjoyed.