Emma Ledden


Emma is an international Bestselling Author, Speaker and Communication & Learning Specialist. 
During her career to date she has done it all – MTV VJ, BBC TV presenter, radio host, business woman and author.

Emma began her career presenting for Irelands National broadcaster producing and presenting her own slot for two and a half years. 
Following this, Emma was chosen from over 2,000 hopefuls to become a VJ for MTV UK. This involved being in front of a television camera 5 days a week. Here, she presented The Dance floor Chart Show, Select, Weekend Edition and MTV News.

Within 6 months Emma landed another very high profile television position. She was chosen to present BBC’s flagship program Live and Kicking. 
During this time Emma fronted major ad campaigns including Pepsi and Lee Jeans as well as gracing the front covers and pages covers of international magazines including Maxim, Ministry, Loaded, Heat, FHM and Company.

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Emma has interviewed some of the world’s biggest stars including Posh and Becks, Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams, The Spice Girls, Justin Timberlake, Gwen Stefani, The Rock, Britney, Take That and Beyonce. Emma also worked in radio for a number of years. First she worked on a weekend magazine program and then progressed to producing and presenting a breakfast program. Emma still contributes to the media regularly and is a recurring panelist and presenter on radio and television.

Over the past 10 years, after the making the move from Media into Business, Emma developed a unique 3-Step approach to Business Communication based on her exceptional experience. This globally recognised approach was published in ‘The Presentation Book’ in September 2013 and ‘The Communication Book in September’ 2014. Today, Emma is a leading international Communication & Learning Specialist working at LinkedIn.

"You can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future"

Steve Jobs

No.1 Bestseller - The Presentation Book

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90% of the success of your presentation is determined before you stand up in front of your audience. To be a successful, impactful presenter there are 3 steps you must take before you stand up and present to your audience.

  1. You must profile your audience
  2. You must structure and shape your messages
  3. You must design visual aids
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Make the next presentation you do, the best you’ve ever done.

The Presentation Book shows how you can easily put your nerves behind you and calmly and confidently deliver a clear, sharp and very influential presentation.


With Emma Ledden’s expert help, quick tips and proven three-step visual approach, you’ll learn how to:

  1. Plan and prepare properly – learn the secrets of the great presenters and how you can use them too
  2. Profile your audience – quickly understand what your audience needs and exactly how to deliver it
  3. Shape your message – transform your raw data into three cleverly crafted points
  4. Design your slides – get the right visuals in the right place, at the right time

 Inform, inspire and entertain your audience and deliver your next presentation like a pro.


The Communication Book

The Communication Book is your straight forward, practical and expert guide to the secrets of great communication for every important scenario you face in business today.

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The skill of verbal communication is one very few people have the opportunity to master and for many it feels like something just out of reach.

‘A must read for any aspiring executives looking to improve their professional communication skills.’

Gordon Tobin, Head of Global Sales University, LinkedIn


‘Insightful, practical and easy to follow. This leads the charge on how to communicate effectively.’

Mairead Fleming, Managing Director, Brightwater Recruitment Specialists


‘Be the best you can be in communicating effectively with your audience.  The three-step approach in preparation before you speak is at the heart of it all.’
Michael McDonnell, MBA Programme Manager, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School
Effective communication is too vital for you to leave to chance. Make sure what you’re saying is simple, clear, compelling and gets results.


The Communication Book is your straightforward, practical and expert guide to the secrets of great communication for all the important scenarios you face in business today.


With Emma Ledden’s expert help, quick tips and proven three-step visual approach, you’ll learn how to:

  • Plan and prepare – focus on what you want to say and how you’re going to say it.
  • Know yourself – understand what you want, how to get there and how to know when you’ve succeeded.
  • Know your listener – understand what they want, what they’re thinking and how they will feel about what you’ve got to say.
  • Keep in control – learn the secrets to staying on track, feeling confident and managing your reactions.

Learn to communicate like a pro so you can instantly connect, engage, influence and get the results you want.

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Where are you on the presentation skills scale of 1- 10?

This is one of the first questions I ask every person I work with. The most common answer is a 5 or 6. Those with more confidence might say 7 or even 8 and those with no confidence rate themselves as a low as a 2. But what is the presentation scale and how do you know exactly where you are on it?

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10 Top Tips for Great Presentations

  1. Put yourself in the audiences shoes- Before you do anything put yourself in your audiences shoes. If you were your audience what would you want from your presentation?
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