Liz Jackson Biography
Liz Jackson is an inspiring motivational speaker and conference speaker who launched her company over ten years ago in the UK with the help of the Prince of Wales Trust, receiving a £1000 grant. Today, Great Guns Marketing - an outbound business-to-business appointment making agency - has a multi-million pound turnover and is growing year on year.
An Amazing Achievement...
For Liz especially this is an amazing achievement because in the same year she started her business at the age of 25, her sight was deteriorating and Liz is now totally blind. However, this didn’t limit her determination to follow her dreams. With no advanced educational background (Liz came out of school with 3 O-levels and didn’t pursue her educational career any further), she truly is an inspirational figure and was awarded an MBE in 2007 to recognise her incredible achievements. As a motivational speaker Liz speaks from a place of considerable experience and honesty.
Great Guns Marketing won the Customer Focused Award (part of the National Business Awards – sponsored by Orange) as being the company that best demonstrated its ability to place the customer at the heart of its business and deploy and manage its resources to most effectively meet the needs of its customer base. These prestigious awards were described by Gordon Brown as the Business Oscars.
Liz won the Women Mean Business Award that was sponsored by T-Mobile and the Sunday Express – Britain’s biggest award dedicated to women running their own businesses. The award is designed to recognize the growing importance of independent businesswomen to both the economy and the community. Liz took away with her a big cheque of £10,000 and £3,000 worth of telecommunications equipment all from T-Mobile. It was a fabulous evening and Prince Charles even sent Liz a message to express his congratulations! In 2009 Liz also took part in Channel 4's The Secret Millionaire which proved to be a very heartfelt and inspirational episode.
Liz Jackson as Conference Speaker
Liz has been speaking at a variety of functions with the likes of Sir John Harvey Jones, John Humphrys, and Lucy Dimes from BT. She enjoys speaking on topics such as Entrepreneurship, Motivation, Innovation, Women in Business, Telemarketing: How to sell over the phone, and Communication.
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Liz Jackson News
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6th December 2010
Keynote speaker Lucy Marcus joined Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Professor Laura Tyson and Oscar-nominated actress Sigourney Weaver for the conference on âWomen, Change and Visionâ in Seoul, Korea
16th September 2009
The Secret Millionaire returns to our screens this evening with entrepreneur and speaker Liz Jackson as the wealthy benefactor. Liz goes to South London under the guise of making a documentary about the challenges faced by the blind in the capital. Liz puts the success of her business, Great Guns Marketing down to the support of her family, friends and colleagues and she's looking for ways to share some of that support around. Catch the first programme in this new series on Channel 4 at 9pm.
2nd November 2011
Director Magazine has awarded Dame Mary Perkins, Specsavers queen, entrepreneur, and retail keynote speaker, the Director of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award.
20th May 2011
The North East of England is the venue for the Entrepreneursâ Forum, where a handful of Speakers Cornerâs top talent take the stage to inspire business leaders and aspirational executives from all over the UK. Hamish McRae, Sarah Willingham, Tim Smit, James Timpson, James Cracknell, and Simon Calver are all on the programme, as are Kanya King, Douglas McWilliams, Karen Mattison, John Timpson and Richard Huntingford â all inspiration and charismatic public speakers.
2nd June 2011
Entrepreneur Tony Fernandes; media mogul Arianna Huffington; facebook genius Chris Cox and happiness expert Tony Hsieh, are some of the top names on a list of the 100 Most Creative People In Business, compiled by industry magazine Fast Company.
11th April 2013
Business speaker and former CEO of Tesco, Sir Terry Leahy stepped down from his position at Tesco in 2011 at the age of 55, he has since started working with several charities, invested in small businesses and written a book.
6th March 2013
Entrepreneur and lifestyle guru Lynne Franks is set to return to a career in PR after 19 years out of the business.
27th December 2011
As the year draws to a close, Speakers Corner looks forward to the promise of the intriguing and opportune months ahead. 2012 is set to be a year of economic optimism, business innovation and a host of rising stars on the corporate circuit â all primed to motivate, educate, stimulate and entertain.
15th November 2011
Lucy P. Marcus, founder of Marcus Venture Consulting, has won the Thinkers 50 Future Thinker Award. She was presented with the prestigious accolade at the 2011 Thinkers50 Summit - a world-class management conference and awards dinner, celebrating the best and brightest management thinkers in the world.
18th October 2011
Corporate speakers and lauded innovation thinkers Christian Majgaard, Lucy P. Marcus and Rachel Armstrong grace The Big Ideas Factory in York for an evening of thought provoking debate and networking in Ron Cooke Hub's purpose built innovation space.
Liz Jackson Reviews
Liz Jackson has spoken and appeared at a number of recent corporate events. Please find some client speaker testimonials and reviews for Liz Jackson for a number of these events and conferences. If you would like some additional information as to how to book Liz Jackson for your corporate event, then please contact one of the Speakers Corner booking agents on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email email@example.com
Liz was a joy to work with and her story is amazingly motivational. She talks with passion and a real enthusiasm for business that is truly inspirational.
Liz delivered a very moving and inspirational speech. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed her presentation, as did the staff. I and Business Link in London look forward to working with her again in the future.
Liz, you were absolutely magnificent on Friday. Everyone thought you were amazing.
Liz, you were brilliant; the audience were mesmerised by you. The feedback we have had has been incredible, youre a star!
Fantastic speaker look forward to hearing her again next year. Thanks for getting her.
Listening to Liz Jackson is an uplifting treat and makes you feel, as she says, âwhen you think you can, you canâ. This lady has a perspective and a balance to life that is to be admired and I hope emulated in some way, by those who hear her.
The first time I heard Liz speak I left the event feeling very inspired about how an individual can achieve whatever they put they mind to â with the right attitude! Her story-telling approach is funny, interesting, aspiring as well as inspiring.
Lizâ s personal story and how she has approached managing and leading her own organisation, to achieve the goals and ambitions she has set for herself and her team, always makes me reflect on what the true ingredients are for motivational leadership.
Q & A with Liz Jackson
Liz Jackson answered some probing questions for Speakers Corner. For speaking secrets revealed - read on! To book Liz Jackson for your event, please contact one of the Speakers Corner booking agents on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Speakers Corner: How did the corporate speaking start?
Liz Jackson: It started in 2003 when I won the national Women Mean Business Award sponsored by T Mobile and The Sunday Express. I received a lot of PR as a result and then had a call from a lady in Dubai asking me to go and speak at an event called Entrepreneurs in Dubai. There were several other speakers but the keynotes were Donald Trump, Dame Anita Roddick and Stellios.
Speakers Corner: And your last event?
Liz Jackson: Tuesday this week at the Everywoman Conference in Glasgow. Audience of around 200 women entrepreneurs.
Speakers Corner: Which event has been your favourite and why?
Liz Jackson: There’s been loads of great ones but one that stands out was speaking for the Institute of Travel and Tourism in Gran Canaria. I shared the platform with Charles Kennedy and Bill Bryson and the audience we very charismatic travel people who were very responsive. The hotel and location were stunning. The whole thing was a huge success.
Speakers Corner: If you could speak at any event, past or future, what would it be?
Liz Jackson: Anything with a responsive audience. I particularly enjoy panel discussions when I share the panel with Government Ministers or CEO’s of large organisations. This is best when we take questions from the audience and the panel are a mix of people from different backgrounds expressing different views in response to the questions.
Speakers Corner: Who would you most like to share a platform with?
Liz Jackson: Happy with pretty much anyone really. I’d like to meet Simon Cowell or Richard Branson so sharing a platform with either of them would be pretty special.
Speakers Corner: On average, how many times a year do you speak at corporate events?
Liz Jackson: It probably averages out to about 35 – 40
Speakers Corner: Do you use powerpoint?
Liz Jackson: Most of the time, yes!
Speakers Corner: Are you as happy speaking to 50 as to 1,000 people?
Liz Jackson: Yes!
Speakers Corner: How do you like to be introduced?
Liz Jackson: Ideally? “I’d like to introduce Liz Jackson”. Short and sweet. I hate it when someone introduces me by reading my bio. I’d rather I told my story.
Speakers Corner: Do you always like to do a briefing call before the event?
Liz Jackson: Yes, it does help to know who the audience are and what their main interests will be; and to make sure the organiser is happy with what I intend to say.
Speakers Corner: What are the most asked for topics?
Liz Jackson: Inspiration, motivation, leadership, customer services, entrepreneurship, how to increase sales, telemarketing, etc, etc!
Speakers Corner: Is your speech interactive with audience participation?
Liz Jackson: I often ask a couple of questions during main talk and most of the time I do a Q & A session when I finished speaking
Speakers Corner: Do you have any funny/embarrassing speaking anecdotes you care to share?
Liz Jackson: Maybe the funniest one was when I was speaking with Charles Kennedy in Gran Canaria. He should have been on the same flight as me from Gatwick arriving in Gran Canaria the evening before the conference. It transpired that he had missed the flight but the organisers had arranged another flight at 06:00 in the morning from Heathrow, so he would arrive in time to speak. I received a message in the morning that he had gone to Gatwick instead of Heathrow for the flight and hence would be turning up. It was all reported in the national papers the following day!
Speakers Corner: Your favourite film?
Liz Jackson: Mary Poppins
Speakers Corner: Favourite book?
Liz Jackson: Harry Potter
Speakers Corner: Favourite holiday destination?
Liz Jackson: Kenya
Speakers Corner: Country or townie?
Liz Jackson: Mainly a country girl.
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