London Mayor's international media multi-lingual success

Dr. Neeraj Patil   |   Case Study

Background:

  • Dr. Neeraj Patil had been elected as Mayor of Lambeth, one of the largest London boroughs
  • A medical doctor and Consultant, he was an inspirational success story, having moved to the UK from his native India and worked his way up against the odds to medical and political success
  • With increasing media interest, particularly in his home country, he was conscious that he could do better at formal speaking opportunities. We were recommended to him and he asked if we could help

Solution:

  • A single 4-hour coaching session, focusing on presentation skills and media interviews both in English and his native Indian language

Results:

  • Massive improvements all round - Neeraj was clearer, more confident and structured in his delivery
  • Some time after the coaching he reported that it had "changed everything" - he received a particularly good reception in India, with many on-screen appearances and newspaper articles as the Indian public were fascinated by his success in a foreign country. As a result, he was honoured with the Karnataka Rajyothsava Award and the Aryabhatta Award
  • And, in the UK he was an inspirational Mayor with numerous successful keynote presentations as well as being active within the political landscape of the National Health Service, becoming a Foundation Governor of Guys and St. Thomas Hospital, London
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