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What do you need?

Speaking & training

Does your audience need to write better copy? Would your marketing team benefit from improved copywriting skills? Want someone to run an active networking session that's engaging and fun?


Need a copywriter? Jackie writes copy for selected clients and heads a handpicked team of journalist-turned-copywriters, each with their own niche speciality. For more information, visit WritingWithoutWaffle.com.

Presentation skills

Want to make your presentations more effective by using audience participation activities? Jackie has published a book of icebreakers and energisers for speakers and trainers. For more details, please see ExperientialSpeaking.co.uk.

Jackie BarrieEverything Jackie does comes from being a writer. She helps you communicate your message effectively, whether that’s through the written word on paper or screen, the spoken word face-to-face, or an activity that your audience undertakes.

She trains recruiters, journalists, marketing teams and business owners how to write better copy. She helps speakers and trainers to engage their audience better by adding creative activities into their sessions. And she runs active networking sessions at events, to make a refreshing change from speed networking and one-minute pitches.

As the author of Experiential Speaking, Jackie is renowned for using audience participation in her talks and training sessions – but only when there’s a point and it adds to the learning outcome.


Nione Meakin

Journalist turned copywriter

“I thought this course was expensive when I booked. After completing it, it seems a steal. More densely packed than a commuter train full of rye bread, I finished up exhausted but enthusiastic and confident about starting out as a copywriter.”

Chris Tapp & David Brant

Platinum Property Partners

"I have had excellent feedback from the participants. As always, everyone enjoys your presentation style and interactive approach.”
"I changed one of my ads using your tips, and 2 minutes later someone called me for a room viewing!”

Rebecca Constable

Haymarket Media Group

“We have had such great feedback on last week’s session, so big thank you! The group really appreciated working on relevant examples.”

David Gordon

Young Director's Forum, IoD

"One of the buzziest nights we've had, and that was down to your injection of energy."

Sue Hind Woodward

Institute of Fundraisers

"Jackie really does deliver what she promises: writing without waffle, or in our case, talking without tedium."
"Many thanks for your brilliant session for us. You were voted best event and speaker by the Consultants Group"

Alan Timms

Santander UK

"Jackie knows her subject in great depth, keeping your full energy and attention."

QJ for Henry Rose Lee

“I always value your advice. From your last presentation, a (relatively) simple change to Henry’s website has just increased our incoming speaking enquiries by 300%.”

Janice B Gordon

Jackie can energise an audience and make networking sessions fun and informative. If you need an energy injection during your conference I would highly recommend Jackie Barrie.”

Alex Moyle

Jackie took a potentially boring subject and made it interesting and exciting. Her delivery style showed not only her ability to engage a crowd but her commitment to tailoring her presentation to the audience. I would not hesitate to have Jackie speak at another of my events.”

Ges Ray

Jackie demonstrated how a fresh approach to the words you use to describe your business in a strapline can result in that ‘penny dropping’ moment… This is very much a personal recommendation; it worked for me!"

News & media

Happy 19th anniversary to me

At a time when there doesn’t seem to be much to celebrate, today is exactly 19 years since I founded my freelance copywriting/training/speaking business.   If circumstances were different, I would have been on a Read more…

Radio Gaga

Here’s my recent interview for Joe Dalton’s Breakthrough Brands radio show. He asked me about my new book, Experiential Speaking, how I got into copywriting, how I got into training and speaking, and more. Listen here

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