Neil Riley is a speaker,
trainer and coach. His successful career in law was ended by a
severe viral illness, lasting several years. This practical
experience of chronic illness and disability has given him a profound and
sympathetic understanding of the physical and emotional problems that
disabled people face. Following his recovery, he worked for the
Citizen's Advice Bureau as a volunteer adviser. His experience of
counselling, advising and representing those in society has given him
practical skills and insight into the voluntary sector.
Neil is a regular after-dinner speaker. He also
gives talks both on Public Speaking and the Alexander Technique to the
University of the Third Age, Townswomen's Guild, Rotary and Probus clubs,
Church Fellowships, Women's Institutes and Disability Groups.
Neil has developed and presented Speechcraft Workshops
to Charities, the Voluntary Sector and Educational Trusts. He is
also a winner of many humorous and serious speech contests. He gives
one-to-one coaching in public speaking and presentation skills. Neil
believes that the ability to speak out confidently in public is the most
powerful attribute anyone can possess.
Areas of Expertise