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Philip Hesketh

Philip Hesketh

Expert specialising in Persuasion and Influence

Having built an acclaimed £48m business in 17 consecutive years of growth, Philip Hesketh now shares the psychology of influence and persuasion as a full-time professional speaker. Audiences worldwide have been entertained and inspired to thrive, not just survive. Setting Philip apart are his trademark 50 Killer Questions and authentic, battle-tested takeaways transforming lives – his proven techniques empowering us to persuade, influence and achieve real world success seen in greater sales, stronger relationships and life satisfaction – not broken promises.

His UK based agency, Advertising Principles, employed over 150 people and enjoyed consistent growth with clients such as the BBC, Nestle, Walt Disney, General Accident and HSBC.

To learn more about Philip, listen to his podcast here

Philip gets it because he’s lived it and when he exited, he did so on his terms, and with three extraordinary things in mind. Remarkably, he’s  accomplished them all. Mostly. Number three could fairly be called a work in progress but one he never tires of.

First, he set out to become the best speaker on the planet. Results that are measured by well over 1,000 paid speaking engagements in 17 years in over 20 countries across the world. In an industry where many speakers aspire but only a select few thrive, he has achieved remarkable worldwide success.

Second, determined to write a best selling book, he finished up writing two. ‘How to Persuade and Influence People’ and ‘Persuade’ are both Amazon number one best sellers. Worldwide sensations and labours of love, he shares proven techniques and the lessons learned over his life and extraordinary business career.

And third, to change the weather in February. And he has! Sadly, not for all of us, but as he says with a smile “I’ve changed it for me!” By buying a plane ticket, spending February and March in the antipodes for the past 17 years and entertaining audiences in sunny Australia and New Zealand.

Positive audience and client response to Philip Hesketh’s engagements can’t be overstated. Many calling it the most truly entertaining  and invaluable presentation in their memory, while countless reviews describe it as wildly-funny, thought-provoking, authentic and simply inspirational.

Participants emphasise the clear benefits they received after listening to Philip – citing a new ability to sell more, successfully establish value, hold a higher price, and to strengthen and deepen customer and personal relationships with a greater confidence and success.

Most inspiring, however, are the tangible real-world takeaways such as the introduction of proven techniques to persuade and influence, and exposure to Philip’s 50 Killer Questions arming us with the capability to more successfully control our conversations on and off the job.

Listen to Philip Hesketh’s podcast to learn more about him here

With two Amazon number one best sellers and more in the pipeline he’s committed to sharing his rare insights. Using multimedia platforms, inspiring readers and audiences with real world takeaways that increase sales, hold high prices, persuade, influence, control conversations and strengthen relationships.

An extraordinary body of work has earned Philip Hesketh rare recognition. Today he is the current holder of Vistage UK’s ‘Outstanding Performer’, ‘Most Requested Speaker’ and TEC Australia’s ‘Overseas Speaker of The year’ awards and is a Visiting Fellow of Newcastle University.

Philip Hesketh is a world-renowned speaker on all aspects of the psychology of influence. He has delivered over 1,000 talks in over 20 countries and has spoken to actuaries, accountants, sales people, nurses, teachers, lawyers and bankers.

All of Philip’s keynote talks are tailored to a client’s individual needs but the common aim is to inspire people to improve their relationships, develop client and customer loyalty and, typically, to increase sales. He offers well researched, tried and tested techniques and is renowned for his ‘Killer Questions’ that get to the heart of what people really, really want.

He is inspirational, insightful, motivational and thought provoking. And hilarious. But, above all, helps increase a team’s effectiveness.

Although every keynote presentation is highly tailored, each one has at its base the psychology of influence and persuasion and how to gain new clients, develop greater client and customer loyalty and charge higher prices.  In addition to his keynotes, Philip runs bespoke Masterclasses for clients.

To read Philip’s latest blog click here

“Everyone on the team at MFL are absolutely first class professionals.” Phil

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How to Delight Your Clients & Customers

How to do you maximise income from current clients and have them delighted at what they have bought? Through understanding the psychology behind 'Do you want fries with that?', the psychology of how we choose and the role of the word 'enough', Philip offers well researched techniques that increase average order value and have your clients and customers not only choosing what you want them to choose, but leave them feeling that they have chosen.

How to Hold High Prices and Fees

One of Philip's increasingly popular Key Note talks on how and why people pay a premium, and how to make them feel good about paying a high price. An amusing Key Note talk with wry observations on business class travel, luxury goods and premium brands with a whole new way of looking at the concept of 'WIN-WIN'. This keynote is guaranteed to leave audiences with a more purposeful and practical view on business relationships, the difference between negotiating and discounting and his three question technique to charge the right fee.

The Psychology of Persuasion and Influence

Through understanding our 'Psychological Drivers' we learn to persuade and influence people through asking what Philip calls the 'Killer Questions'. Delegates from all walks of life go away from this session with a deeper understanding of how to influence people, what to do improve all their relationships and a smile on their faces. An inspiring key note with 'Can-use-tomorrow' tips to improve business development.

How to Get New Clients & Customers

Philip has a first class track record in advertising in getting new clients and in this talk he gives real, can-use-today methods to get new clients using tried and trusted tips and techniques such as "I saw this and thought of you", "Show me you know me" and "Would you like the other half?"

The Good-to-Great Graduation

The only thing that is constant is change. A challenging but highly amusing look at what happened to The Roman Empire, Marks & Spencer, Gerald Ratner, Enron and The Beatles ~ and what companies and individuals need to do to ensure they move from Good-to-Great.

Actor, philosopher, seller, brain shaker, stand-up performer. Your capacity to capture the audience and play with it is unique.


Engaging, inspiring, extremely interesting, effective and memorable. And Phil's 'Killer Questions' really do work wonderfully well.

Barclays Bank

I was learning and laughing out loud at the same time. The man's a star


You improve your relationships and increase your sales when you listen to Philip Hesketh. Every Time



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Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    £3k to £7k

  • Europe:

    £3k to £7k

  • US:

    £7k to £15k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £7k to £15k

Travels From

  • United Kingdom



* This Speaker's fee falls within the ranges shown above. Ranges are presented as a guideline only. Speaker fees are subject to change without notice. For an exact quote, please contact us.

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