Nigel Barlow Biography
Nigel Barlow is a business speaker with a uniquely flamboyant, warm and insightful personality. Creativity and innovation applied to business are his focus and he passionately engages with clients to inspire what he calls 'a possibility mindset'. His speciality is to get delegates at conferences to think, laugh, and act.
Nigel presents a serious message in a fun and memorable way by infusing his passions for life, business, and the world of creativity into his dynamic presentations. A self-styled 'business rocker', Nigel tunes into clients and immerses himself in their world to discover the real challenges they are facing. He is energising and provocative – he wakes up audiences.
An Oxford Law graduate and barrister Nigel left the Law and has been running his own enterprises for over 20 years. A founding director of the European Tom Peters Company in the 80s, he has worked in every corner of the globe with companies in most sectors of industry – including energy, finance, pharmaceuticals, retailing, and engineering.
Nigel inspires self-belief, provokes creative insight, and challenges mindsets. His talks apply practical innovation to themes as diverse as Creative Leadership, Inspiring Talent, Inventing The Future, and Creating Legendary Customer Experiences.
Nigel's keynote presentations are energetic and full of fresh thinking.
- Re-think: How To Think Differently
- Mind Set - Mind Free
- Why Attitudes Make Or Break
- Organizations Winning Ways - Learning From Others
- How To Choose Success
- Shaping The Future - How Creative Storytelling Can Transform Your Life And Business
- Creating Legendary Customer Experiences - How To Become Famous For Service Legends
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27th March 2012
Nigel Barlow, Alain de Botton, Lindsey Hilsum, Will Hutton, Simon Jenkins, Julie Meyer, Andrew Neil and Jon Snow, all participated in the Guardian Open weekend.
12th June 2006
How to Watch the World Cup
15th May 2013
The Hollywood actress, Angelina Jolie has had a double mastectomy in order to reduce her chances of breast cancer.
8th May 2013
The 2013 series of The Apprentice has begun and Lord Alan Sugar had this yearâ€™s hopefuls selling a host of items including toilet roll, high visibility jackets and Chinese lucky cat statuettes.
7th May 2013
Snooker player, Ronnie Oâ€™Sullivan beat Barry Hawkins to win the Betfair World Championships at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.
3rd May 2013
The Cheltenham Science Festival is considered to be the countryâ€™s number one science festival and this yearâ€™s line up has now been announced.
30th April 2013
Self-help books are increasingly popular among the British public than ever before and an increased number of us are turning to self help books in the hope that they will solve lives problems.
25th April 2013
It has been announced that BBC One Controller, Danny Cohen has been appointed as Director of BBC Television.
19th April 2013
Sir Chris Hoy has decided to retire from cycling after winning six Olympic Gold medals and becoming the most successful British Olympian ever, taking the title from Sir Steve Redgrave.
18th April 2013
Business speaker and one of the UKâ€™s leading sports executives, Mike Forde has compared the ideas and practices used in professional football to those used in business environments.
Nigel Barlow Reviews
Nigel Barlow has spoken and appeared at a number of recent corporate events. Please find some client speaker testimonials and reviews for Nigel Barlow for a number of these events and conferences. If you would like some additional information as to how to book Nigel Barlow 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
Nigel's performance was excellent. He provoked laughter and interactivity in the audience, but most of all he made them think. His talk answered the brief and he tailored it nicely to reflect the KCI business
Thank you for your excellent presentation during our recent Amer Sports Management Meeting in Helsinki. Your mix of humor and hard facts kept our people focused throughout your presentation and really provided the launching pad for an excellent meeting.
I just wanted to say thank you again for doing such a great job for us yesterday. You covered the topic in a way which was engaging and thought-provoking whilst at the same time being real fun.
We have now used Nigel two times over the last year at large team events for my Team HR. Both times Nigel was the highlight of the conference and received enormously high scores form participants. He took the time to work closely with me to tailor his presentation, and it showed! I would whole-heartedly recommend Nigel to anyone.
Nigel is extremely engaging and really challenges the group to think differently and creatively. He has a high level of energy which is contagious.
Q & A with Nigel Barlow
Nigel Barlow answered some probing questions for Speakers Corner. For speaking secrets revealed - read on! To book Nigel Barlow 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?
Nigel Barlow: I was doing smaller, intense training events and about twenty years ago my clients started asking me to do bigger conference.
Speakers Corner: Can you remember your first speaking engagement?
Nigel Barlow: No – I’ve had therapy to remove it form my memory!
Speakers Corner: And your last event?
Nigel Barlow: A great session with a French multi-national, over-looking Rotterdam harbour.
Speakers Corner: Which event has been your favourite and why?
Nigel Barlow: A long-term Swedish client’s One Hundred Years Celebration. I had to speak after Neil Armstrong.
Speakers Corner: If you could speak at any event, past or future, what would it be?
Nigel Barlow: I usually like being where I am at the moment – when I stop enjoying it, I’ll quit.
Speakers Corner: Who would you most like to share a platform with?
Nigel Barlow: Ghandi, Nelson Mandela, or Richard Thompson.
Speakers Corner: On average, how many times a year do you speak at corporate events?
Nigel Barlow: 80 – 100.
Speakers Corner: Do you use powerpoint?
Nigel Barlow: Yes – but I do ‘life by powerpoint’ instead of ‘death by powerpont’. Visuals should be visual – end of story.
Speakers Corner: Are you as happy speaking to 50 as to 1,000 people?
Nigel Barlow: Yes, though naturally it’s a different style that works for a more intimate group than a football-stadium audience.
Speakers Corner: Do you always like to do a briefing call before the event?
Nigel Barlow: Always.
Speakers Corner: What are the most asked for topics?
Nigel Barlow: Creativity, Innovation, Leadership, Customer Focus, The Future, and Mindset Change.
Speakers Corner: Is your speech at all interactive with audience participation?
Nigel Barlow: Very interactive. I have a preference for the after-lunch spot.
Speakers Corner: Do you have any funny/embarrassing speaking anecdotes you care to share?
Nigel Barlow: I frequently dream about turning up at the wrong venue, in the wrong country. Hasn’t happened yet.
Speakers Corner: Your favourite film?
Nigel Barlow: Les Enfant du Paradis, M Houlot’s Holiday
Speakers Corner: Favourite book?
Nigel Barlow: The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell
Speakers Corner: Favourite holiday destination?
Nigel Barlow: Italy, Italy, or… Italy
Speakers Corner: What’s your tipple – wine, beer, champagne?
Nigel Barlow: All – but separately.
Speakers Corner: Country or townie?
Nigel Barlow: Both
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