Phil Waknell

Chief Inspiration Officer
Ideas on Stage


Phil Waknell is co-founder and Chief Inspiration Officer at Ideas on Stage, the leading European presentation specialists, and co-author of The Business Presentation Revolution.

While most business presentations are boring and ineffective, Phil helps leaders to inspire, motivate and transform their audiences using the arts of storytelling, visual design and powerful speaking.

He has assisted hundreds of entrepreneurs and TED(x) speakers to prepare and deliver high-impact presentations, as well as coaching leaders at many of Europe’s leading companies.

Phil has taught presentation skills for HEC Paris Executive Education since 2010, both in the HEC Executive MBA and in private courses. He also regularly delivers inspirational keynotes on business communication.

Prior to founding Ideas on Stage, Phil was European Sales Director at Hewlett-Packard, and he holds an Executive MBA from HEC Paris