Duncan is a professional motivational speaker in London. He has over 15 years of experience both as a performer and as a professional speaker.

Duncan has spent the last 15 years as a professional mentalist and creative consultant. He is the founder of the Influence Association and author of the best-selling book Effective Influence. As a professional ‘mentalist’ he has been using his creative mind and influence and persuasion techniques to dazzle corporate audiences for over a decade. He has gone on to establish himself as one of the world’s leading authorities on business creativity and influence. He has now traveled to over 40 countries across the full suite of continents sharing his knowledge, advice, strategies, and techniques with thousands of delegates.

Out of his speaking and workshops, Duncan has developed both his Creativity and Effective Influence Models™ that have helped companies, brands, teams, and leaders unlock their creative potential and become more persuasive and more effective through what they say and how they act.

In turn, he has applied these same models to help leaders foster a more creative and innovative culture and become more effective in their leadership roles.

As a result of this, Duncan has established himself as one of the most popular motivational speakers, keynote speakers and inspirational after dinner speakers in London.

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Before speaking professionally, Duncan has been a senior manager for some leading British companies. He has also served in the British Royal Navy for several years and as mentioned previously, has toured the world as a professional ‘mentalist’ performing for corporate clients and theatres internationally.

Duncan decided to pursue the thing that really drives him; helping teams, leaders and organizations unlock their own creativity and foster an innovative business culture and at the same time influence more effectively, more often.

Outside of speaking Duncan is a passionate traveler, a bookworm and avid athlete. As a behavioral psychologist at heart Duncan also leads many intriguing and compelling influence experiments through his Influence Association. He speaks globally and spends his time split between the UK, Europe, America, the Middle East and Asia.

Alongside speaking, Duncan is also a passionate ‘mentalist’.

A mentalist is a kind of magician who uses influence, suggestion, and psychology to take people to a higher plain of believability. Some clients hire Duncan to not only deliver his keynote presentation but also indulge the audience in his full 40-minute Influence and Persuasion show that has toured the world and has been performed at corporate events and conferences globally.