Always entertaining, one of the best motivational speakers around…[vc_column_text]I love public speaking and have done since my early army days when I was first taught the art of presenting, albeit done with a captive audience who had to listen (particularly if I held a higher rank)! My first instructor in the art, some years ago has remained a lifelong friend. I shall always remember the help he gave me back in the day. So thanks, George T.
Since those days I have spoken as a keynote speaker for organisations on both sides to the Atlantic. As a guest presenter at business exhibitions, at education workshops for businesses, universities, and charities. I have also done more network guest slots all over the UK than I can possibly remember.
One thing I can say is, a constant feature of all the speaking events I’ve been involved in has been the six key elements to successful speaking. These are a constant feature and an essential ingredient, in my view. They are:
Have a compelling story; Make it entertaining; Think like a designer when it comes to content; Have fun; Know your objective; Know your subject inside and out
Just a few examples…[/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]How to win the world cup
This entertaining look at the rugby world cup and how businesses can learn how to generate exceptional results by emulating some of the management innovations used by the sport. This has previously been broadcast as a short impactful talk to a fully interactive workshop. Regardless of the format, it is entertaining, thought provoking and will inspire change in attitude and action…
The subjects covered in this talk include team selection and the rules for getting it right; team development and how to create sustainable engagement. It also looks at elements of leadership some common errors and how to avoid the bad habits, replacing them with a world cup winning formula…[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The Sins Of Leadership & Rules For Getting It Right .
There is more to being a leader than you think. A tongue in cheek, compelling and educational talk on the most common errors made by leadership and the rules for getting it right. There are different versions of this talk ranging from a 20-minute TED-style narrative to a full workshop. Regardless of the version, this thought-provoking talk will make you look at your own style for improvements.
Covering the soft skills, rather than technical, emotional intelligence in leadership is the theme and how to avoid the mistakes we all make when our ego gets in the way. So as not to leave you hanging the presentation will finish with a range of solutions for getting it right most of the time. Just as important, also recognising when it goes wrong, so you can quickly correct yourself.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Winking In The Dark.
A talk all about marketing for the SME. Guaranteed to raise a smile for even the most committed non-smilers! The motivation for this talk came from listening to the frustrations of many like-minded business people who knew the fundamentals but needed just a little help to make it happen. I have always said nothing in business happens without sales, it is fair to say that sales need marketing to excel.
In this talk, I explore the range of activities that make up the modern ‘Long-Tail’ marketing mix. It’s all about demonstrability, illustrating your expertise direct to your target market. This has always been a popular talk and comes with its own e-book of the same title. The book Winking In the Dark is currently available on request or free with this presentation.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column]