Margo is one of the most experienced trainers of thinking, speaking and debating skills in Estonia. Since 1998, he has moderated discussions at seminars and conferences, and trained adults on persuasion, discussion and decision-making skills that are based on argumentation.
Margo has trained company executives, auditors, salesmen, communication professionals, internal coaches, radio presenters, university academics and teachers, state employees as well as non-governmental organizations and social enterprises.
He has extensive experience in cooperating with private sector executives and teams.
He has helped to draft and map out sales messages, to communicate with argumentation, to moderate meetings, and with written communication and public speaking skills.
Margo also works as a discussion designer and moderator at SpeakSmart's discussion moderating service company www.moderaator.ee, where he also trains moderators. You can view Margo's profile from here.
Margo's clients from private sector are Merko Ehitus Eesti and Kapitel, Nordecon, Konekesko, Seesam Insurance, IF P&C Insurance, Compensa Life, Estonian Private Forest Centre, COOP Estonia, Swedbank, SEB, Luminor (Nordea Bank and Nordea Finance), OP Corporate Bank, Piletilevi and Baltic Ticket Holding, Ramirent Shared Services, Manpower, Net Group, Helmes, Testlio, Pipedrive, TransferWise, Orkla (Kalev AS), Digital Signage OÜ, Cream, ABB, Tartu Biotechnology Park, Roche Estonia, Abbvie Estonia, Sanofi Aventis Estonia, ISIS Medical, Kliinik32, The North Estonia Medical Centre, Lindström, Prisma Peremarket, Elin Vilippus bailiff's office, Law Office Lentsius & CASUS, Tark law firm, Praxis and others.
Margo's clients from the public sector are TS Laevad, The Tax and Board Office, Eesti Ringhääling (Estonian Public Broadcasting), Eesti Energia, Ministry of the Interior, Estonian Police and Border Guard Board, Ministry of the Environment, Estonian Environmental Board, Ministry of Rural Affairs, Estonian Agricultural Board, Road Administration, Estonian Rescue Board, Office of the Prosecutor General, Government Office, National Audit Office of Estonia, Järveküla School, Association of Estonian Adult Educators ANDRAS, Estonian Qualifications Authority, Enterprise Estonia, Estonian Health Insurance Fund, Defence Resources Agency, Defence Forces, Social Insurance Board, Tallinn Central Library, State Forest Management Centre, The Foresight Centre, Tallinn City Office Service Bureau, The Estonian Patent Office and others.From 2015-2016, Margo worked with Sten Andreas Ehrlich on a 2-year English language development program for the presidency team of the Tax and Customs Board. The development program was part of a project that won the title of 2017 PARE (Estonian Human Resource Management Association) Best Human Resource Management Project.
Margo's clients from non-governmental organizations are The Institute of Internal Auditors Estonia, Estonian Roundtable for Development Cooperation, Estonian Debating Society, Network of Estonian Nonprofit Organizations and others.
Margo's extensive leadership experience in project and people management enables him to complement the course with solutions to practical and everyday questions.
In addition to training, Margo is head of SpeakSmart's development program and is the CEO of the IT-enterprise CitizenOS. He also has leadership experience from working in social enterprises and the private sector. Margo has worked as a lawyer and was head of portfolio management at Good Deed Foundation (Heateo Sihtasutus) for 6 years, where he initiated many social enterprises like Noored Kooli and Uuskasutuskeskus. He was head of the Estonian Debating Society for 4 years during which he grew the non-governmental organization into one of the largest NGOs in Estonia. He was also head of the council of the Network of Estonian Nonprofit Organizations for 3 years.
Margo has counseled the initiative and development of various debating programs (Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Nepal) and has worked as a trainer abroad (lectures at Chiang Mai University in Thailand, training sessions in Istanbul and many others). Since 1994, he has been working in public speaking, elocution and debating.
Experience in teaching debating: Margo has worked as a debating coach, trainer and teacher at Tallinn 21st School, Estonian Business School Gymnasium, CER GYMNASIUM, Rocca al Mare School (10 years) and Tallinn University.
Achievements in debating: In 1996, Margo won the world championship in the individual score of the K.Popper Debate format, he is a founding member of MTÜ Eesti Väitlusselts (1998), as well as been its president (1999-2000) and member of council (2002-2005). He is the main organiser and judge of the Estonian Debating Championship (1998-2004) and the main judge at the Estonian National Speech Contest.
Margo works in Estonian and fluent English.
Feedback from participants of Margo's trainings:
- Best trainer in my long list of trainings!
- The training surpassed my expectations. Theory was clear and balanced with a lot of practice to learn how to apply it. Trainer was professional, interesting to listen to and could keep our attention up for the full 8 hours each day.
- Margo is a superb professional of his field!
- Examples from his own practical work and a very good knowledge of the entire communication background make Margo a skilful and persuasive trainer. Thank you!
- Expert of his field, who can point to skills that can be developed in every situation and give practical advice about them.
- Both training and trainer were well prepared, peaceful, honest, creating a focused yet friendly atmosphere.