Thomas Skipwith

Rhetoric training and coaching

Thomas Skipwith shows you how to present more successfully at meetings and in front of an audience. With his rhetoric courses, rhetoric coaching, key note lectures and books you will be able to

(a) Sell your ideas, products and services more easily,
(b) As an executive, score points with your colleagues, customers and employees, and
(c) Know the most important tips & tricks to better present and arrive.

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Special benefits for members

Free of charge: The most common mistakes in presentations and how to avoid them:
CHF 100 discount on the 2-day rhetoric course "Presenting like a professional!" Not cumulative.
Registration by e-mail with the note "HSG Alumni".

About HSG Alumnus Thomas Skipwith

Thomas Skipwith is founder and managing director of the Descubris Institute │Presentation Trainings for Leaders. Over 20 years experience with rhetoric and as a rhetoric coach and speaker, as well as 7 years of international management consulting at Accenture in the field of human performance have convinced him that everyone can learn to present themselves better.

Thomas Skipwith is co-founder of the "Rhetorik Center" at the University of St.Gallen (HSG). He is the founder of four rhetoric clubs and one debating club. Thomas was European Rhetoric Champion four times. He has written several books on rhetoric. Languages and travelling are his hobbies. He speaks 4 languages fluently and has a basic knowledge of Chinese.

He has been a member of HSG Alumni since 1995.


Thomas Skipwith, Reto B. Rüegger: Der Wurm muss dem Fisch schmecken. Mit Power präsentieren und rhetorisch punkten. Orell Füssli, Zürich, 2011.

Thomas Skipwith: Schnabelwetzen – Das Rhetorik-Kartenspiel

Thomas Skipwith: Das kleine Buch der Stegreifrede. Unvorbereitet reden ohne Qual. Verlag DESCUBRIS, Oberwil-Lieli, 2012.

Thomas Skipwith: Die packende betriebsinterne Präsentation. Grundlagen der Rhetorik und Präsentationstechnik für Führungskräfte und solche, die es werden wollen. Zahlreiche Übungen und Checklisten. BoD, Norderstedt, 2. Auflage, 2009.