Find below a multitude of feedback I have received over the years from a myriad of clients large and small. Wether as a Presenter, Trainer, Racer, Aviator, Coach or delivering my Present to Win course, the theme is the same. We all succeed together for a job well done.
"Steve showed me where I could gain speed and reduce my lap times. His advice all made sense and I had not been extracting my own best potential. My lines improved, his suggested corner entry trajectory made sense and my exit speed improved. I gained 2 seconds a lap at Cadwell and the same margin at Donington which moved me up to with the leaders. Instant results after 2 days tuition and much confidence gained. I am sure that all levels of racing drivers will find extra speed with his coaching."
DSc, D Eng, C Eng, FREng, FI Mech E, CRAeS, FRSA
PROFESSOR ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE - CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
PROFESSOR MOTOR SPORT DESIGN - OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY
"Steve was my coach and mentor for a Rotax Max test day at Whilton Mill. I'm an experienced kart and car racer, and from start to finish Steve was able to pitch his advice and guidance for me at the perfect level. He immediately knew how much detail to delve into during our track walk, and his post session debriefs were exactly as focused and useful as you would expect from someone of his experience. It's sometimes tough to give driving advice to an already experienced driver, without coming across as patronising - yet Steve had the approach finely honed. Everything he suggested to me had a genuine on-track benefit, and he was able to talk both authoritatively and as a supportive friend. It's hard to think of a day that I've spent in a car or kart that was as productive and fun as my test day with Steve, and I'd wholeheartedly recommend him as a coach for anyone of any experience level."
BRITISH TOURING CAR RACER
RACE OF CHAMPIONS WINNER
"You can tell Steve has a passion for coaching and helping to take people to the next level in racing. I spent a day with him at Whilton Mill learning the fundamentals of racing a kart and I progressed more that day than I ever have. It was not only a huge amount of fun, but the skills Steve taught me were invaluable and something I'd never have picked up alone. He's a pleasure to work with and a first-class coach."
"I used Steve's services a few years ago when having to present in New York at a senior managers meeting while at my previous employer. I had a lot riding on this, as I was up for promotion that year and was told that this presentation would give me a lot of exposure to the senior managers who would ultimately be deciding if I was to be promoted or not. Steve's teachings/methods helped me feel at ease and comfortable in that situation (a situation that was not familiar to me) and present with confidence, keep their interest/attention and deal with difficult questions when they arose. This was a turning point in my career and thanks to Steve's help, the presentation went very well, I got promoted and it lead to bigger and better things for me, so I would highly recommend working with him at pivotal points in your career."
TD Securities - Head of Global Business Management (Europe)
Business Manager - Europe Fixed Income Sales Trading DCM
"Learning from Steve has brought me years of experience to add to my young ambition. From learning to present myself in person and on camera, to the mental approach needed to achieve anything I set out to do. We will run a half marathon together. He's a racer; it makes all the difference."
TWO TIMES WORLD ESPORTS F1 CHAMPION
FERRARI FDA F1 ESPORTS DRIVER
"We chose Steve Deeks to be the face of The Racing Line because frankly there was no one else for the job. Steve has been the face of UK motorsport for over a decade and is the most professional presenter I've ever worked with. His knowledge of the business is unmatched. Thank you Steve, great job."
BRITISH TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVER
MANAGING DIRECTOR RACING LINE
"The best live presenter we have ever worked with."
BARCLAYS PERSONAL INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
"I would like to thank you most sincerely for the manner in which the day was conducted. Your own personal performance was first class."
SIR JACKIE STEWART O.B.E.
"Steve's infectious level of enthusiasm and energy when presenting always leaves his audience motivated and ready to take on the challenge ahead."
SILVERSTONE CIRCUITS LIMITED
"Steve is a master of his subject : coupled with a relaxed, probing interview technique he turned the evening into a thoroughly enjoyable experience for all the keen racing fans who were there."
ROTARY CLUB OF STORRINGTON
"Steve's enthusiasm and professionalism unquestionably capped our event. The delivery of his performance was second to none. "
"Steve - you have such incredible standards that make me very proud to work with you and never hesitate to refer business to you."
AGENCY SALES MANAGER
"We invited Steve to address our inter-organisational team at a recent race-themed event because we wanted his insights on team-work from a motor-racing perspective. Steve inspired delegates with his racing anecdotes and ability to draw parallels relevant to the unique challenges that our team face. He embraced the spirit of our slightly 'out-there' event and went beyond his original brief - doing an excellent job at commentating to bring our team building exercise to life. Steve was a pleasure to work with and attentive to our objectives from the outset. We received numerous positive comments from delegates following our event, including from senior stakeholders."
NAOMI. C. SMITH
"Steve, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for hosting a fantastic day and evening for ourselves and our guests from O2 and Marsh. The personal way in which you spoke to our group and the amount of time you invested with us went over and above what was expected and was ideal for such an audience. It's not often that senior members from the mobile phone, network and insurance industries meet and the informal tone and relaxed ambiance worked perfectly. I would not hesitate in recommending you to any organisation, whatever their size or field of business and I very much look forward to working with you again in the future. "
HEAD OF MARKETING & PROPOSITIONS 20:20
"Not only was the planning spot on but also your unique style of presenting worked brilliantly. Your style is very interactive and an excellent way of getting across a lot of information. We really feel the launch of the new KTS 200 was a tremendous success and we would like to thank you for all your hard work in helping us provide a great experience for all our guests over the 3 days. The planning, delivery and overall assistance that you provided was integral to us communicating our message Steve, thank you again for all your hard work and we look forward to working with you again in the near future."
ROBERT BOSCH LIMITED
"Steve has continually offered and delivered world class sessions. The level of detail in planning and presentation is second to none and it never ceases to amaze me how much the elite athletes enjoy the ‘Present to Win’ session. It is clear to see how much knowledge, information, experience and development the athletes gain throughout the day. The coaches also gain valuable knowledge of their elite athletes within the media setting. We continue to praise the outstanding work that Steve does and look forward to working with him again in the very near future."
AASE & FDSC COURSE LEADER
"Steve came on board with us to moderate some key panels at the Black Book Motorsport Forum in London. I approached him due to his experience and he handled the day extremely professionally bringing along considerable motorsport industry knowledge with him. His panel with the Nissan GT Academy was a highlight for a lot of delegates."
BLACK BOOK 2016
"The guests were thoroughly engaged with both your respective presentations and I know both Lance and Jason were delighted with your style and sustained passion for both the car and the Toyota brand. Your interviews too with Anthony Davidson were masterful, really well received and helped to relax the guests too for their day ahead."
FOUNDING DIRECTOR DEEPER BLUE LTD
"Steve was the perfect host for our hospitality suites at Silverstone. He had the crowd engaged at every moment and got the very best out of our guest speakers who he established a great relationship with. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Steve to anyone who was looking for the very best live presenter for their event."
"Motion Works Management Limited "Steve Deeks presented and coordinated our new event ‘The RAC Green Grand Prix’ at Silverstone. He not only fulfilled his designated role superbly but also added creativity and delivery that enhanced the day beyond expectation. Outstanding work."
"Steve took to the stage at our Bridge Motorcycles open day with special guest James Toseland. Steve was incredible, his presenting style was lively, fun, interesting and uplifting. Without question, Steve turned our event from an average event to a fantastic one! We cannot thank Steve enough for all he did for us, not only on the day - but in the event planning stages. A true iconic live presenter! "
EVENTS MANAGER BRIDGE MOTORCYCLE GROUP
"We have used Steve for over 4 years on the Mechanex shows that we have done, from setting up to delivering the performance he is a total professional. He has the ability to react to the audience with consummate ease, together with our technical advisors, the team comes together with Steve as the conductor. The audience at all our shows were glued to his every word. I cannot recommend this guy highly enough."
MARKETING SERVICES LUK
"Steve Deeks hosts all our motorsport events at Silverstone Circuit.? His professional style is dynamic and entertaining.? Steve oozes an infectious enthusiasm whilst maintaining an air of authority.? With Steve in charge I can relax and enjoy the event.? Simply put, I wouldn't use anyone else."
BMW CAR CLUB OF GREAT BRITAIN
"I have known Steve Deeks both personally & professionally for over 10 years. When I need a professional presenter that I can rely on to deliver the goods at short notice and to a very high standard he's my first choice, sometime he's the only choice I'd consider."
OPERATIONS DIRECTOR, PRODRIVERS
"Steve was asked to bring Present to Win to Alpinestars and in so doing has made a directly measurable impact on the presentation competence on the key executives who attended the course. The course was well conceived, with an impressive amount of preparation, which lead to a very relevant and motivating day of training. Steve’s professionalism and current, wide ranging, presentation experience made a real difference to the outcome of the course and subsequent results have proved impressive."
COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER - ALPINESTARS INC.
"Steve Deeks - Deeksie as he occasionally responds to - a tour de force. A bit like Marmite, you love him or you hate him, but to love him and his work puts you right up there in presentation heaven. Doesn't do the understudy (would make a lousy bridesmaid) but stage + mike + a quality proposition puts the audience into raptures and makes for very happy customers. A rare combination of a man who can deliver real learnings - with gravitas. Not great at humble........but with his track record why would he be?"
SENIOR PROJECT CONSULTANT AGA PERFORMANCE
"Steve leads from the front without becoming the star attraction. He understands that the customer is all important and he ensures that they know and feel it. He recognises the stress a presenter, particularly a new one may be under and has the ability to reassure, guide and bring out the best from him or her. In short, he's a pleasure to work with..."
MANAGING DIRECTOR MK OK SERVICE STATIONS LTD