Winner of the Professional Speaking Association, Ireland ‘Speaker Factor’ 2015

How I can help you

I offer a number of tailored services:

Are you wasting money on Design & Print

Half day workshop – this half day will pay for itself over and over again. The secrets of how to buy effective design that delivers real and measurable benefits. This talk also combines advice on good print management and how to get the best from your budget.

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Learn to Network in an effective way and see the results immediately

Half day workshop – this session will give you a whole new insight into effective networking and will cover the following;

  • Why do it? Understand the power of networking.
  • Where are the best places to meet people? You already network, now grow that circle of influence.
  • The essential tools of networking. 
  • Preparation for the event. How to maximise your opportunities.
  • Making the most of the event.
  • How to behave at the event.  Lean how to interact with the right people in a diplomatic way.
  • The follow up. If you have attended a networking event, without this part it is a waste of time.

I will take you or your team through the process stage by stage so you have a full understanding of the benefits of networking and how to do it effectively in a professional way.

I will help you prepare a suitable introduction so that they can introduce yourself with impact. I will provide notes and be available on a personal basis to support anyone who needs further information.

I would expect that those who have gone through this training should be able to identify quality contacts who have the potential to generate new revenue streams.

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Stop wasting your money and start Using Design Effectively – plus FREE reusable Brief template

It never ceases to amaze me the number of business owners who throw good money after bad when it comes to purchasing graphic design. If you buy design or you are thinking about buying design then this is probably the best €9.95 investment you will make. In an easy to read document you will find out what makes a good designer, the importance of methodology with a proven example and most importantly of all, the importance of a a well written brief with a re-useable template to help you get the most from your budget.

€9.95 – Purchase Excluding 23% tax

Design brief document
And remember if you are not 100% completely happy with your purchase, you can contact me within 30 days of purchase and I will return your money in full.

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Free tips and hints

From my blog

Time is running out – Network & GetWork – a unique opportunity

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Time is running out to book your place in a fantastic afternoon of Networking at its best. Network & GetWork A unique opportunity A masterclass in how to Network more efficiently FOLLOWED BY an opportunity to put these valuable tips into action. What is it? You will participate in a half day workshop in Dublin […]

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They asked for the bells and whistles and were delighted in the end to have the bells

Tendering for contracts is a challenging and time consuming part of many businesses and there is no substitute for experience. This story is about a friend of mine who owns a very successful security company built upon technology and is used primarily by banks but is also suitable for other organisations who have lessor requirements. […]

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Alec Drew the Straight Talker

The Straight Talker - Alec Drew

I bring 25+ years experience of running a communications company which delivered powerful strategies to all types of businesses and organisations.

I developed a methodology that works across all levels of communication from branding to corporate literature, from tendering to ecommerce.

I now use this experience and methodology to help you identify the barriers to greater sales and show you how they can be rectified, many at little or no cost.


The Straight-Talker

Helping you communicate more effectively

The Straight-Talker is Alec Drew. You can contact him using the following:

Mob: 087 271 1955
International: +353 87 271 1955
Email: Click Here

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