Our Most Popular Speakers In August
While some of you may have had a quiet summer - surprisingly our phones have been off the hook! As we chatted to clients about their briefs and offered speaker recommendations, a few familiar names kept cropping up. So, here is our August speakers round-up.
Jonathan MacDonald has created and executed commercial and digital strategies for companies globally. A highly rated speaker, Jonathan challenges thinking and provides new perspectives and avenues of thought, particularly on the topics of disruptive innovation, future trends and how to use change to fuel outstanding business and personal success.
"Outshining his peers, he is both shockingly down to earth and astronomically brilliant. Defying convention, he's an individual star." - OMD
Natalia Cohen was part of the first all-female team to row unsupported across the Pacific Ocean. With no rowing experience prior to applying, Natalia shows how, with a positive mindset, a determined and aligned team, and a sense of humour, you can cross your own personal Pacific.
"Great speaker, great person and a true inspiration." - Chrysalis
The second woman to fly the Tornado GR4 operationally, charismatic high-flier Mandy Hickson draws on her experience as a former Royal Air Force pilot to inspire others as a motivational and keynote speaker who takes audiences to new heights of self-belief.
"Particularly appreciated the external perspective on overcoming challenges and preparing for them." - Royal Bank Of Scotland Plc
The former editor-in-chief of WIRED magazine's UK edition from 2009 to 2017, David Rowan is a keynote speaker on the corporate circuit who shares his insights into consumer behaviour, the digital era, social commerce and media. Connected with the world's leading trend-setters and spotters, David travels the globe searching out the latest technology that is, or soon will be, impacting our lives and disrupting business in almost every sector.
"It has gone down a storm. Most people telling me it was one of the most inspirational speeches they have ever heard." - Best Buy CEO
The former Economics Editor and Chief Political Correspondent for ITV News, Daisy McAndrew's knowledgeable analysis of finance and economics makes her a respected and popular corporate host. Now a freelance presenter and media trainer, she regularly reviews papers for Sky News, BBC News, and This Morning. An ideal speaker to facilitate a conference, she is a current and knowledgeable conference host.
"Great as always!" - Capita Travel and Events
Journalist, speaker and presenter, famed for his role as business correspondent for BBC Belfast, Declan Curry is an accomplished awards host and conference chair. An adept events host Declan delivers thought-provoking and entertaining speeches. Drawing on his vast journalistic experience and knowledge of current affairs, Declan offers audiences a down to earth, yet professional speech, which can cater to a number of events.
"Down to earth, candid, honest, informative, relatable, enthusiastic and interesting. We were all enthralled by his opinions on Brexit." - AIA Worldwide Ltd
Founder of Stemettes, Anne-Marie Imafidon has always been interested in business, maths and technology. A child prodigy who passed maths and ICT GCSEs aged ten She holds the current world record for the youngest girl ever to pass A-level computing aged 11, and is one of the youngest people ever to be awarded a Masters Degree by University of Oxford aged 20.
The face of international women’s rugby, Maggie Alphonsi (MBE) has represented England no less than 74 times, helped her country win a record-breaking seven consecutive Six Nations crowns, and was key to the team’s first World Cup victory in 20 years in 2014. As a motivational speaker, Maggie draws on her prolific sporting career to shares tactics for tackling challenges head-on, performing under pressure and challenging perceptions.
"Maggie was a delight to have with us for the celebration event. She hit the brief very well and was well received by the audience." - Bridgewater & Taunton College
Author, columnist for The Times, and former England table tennis number one, Matthew Syed believes that success is more to do with perseverance than natural talent. His keynote presentations are based on performance, strategy, and mindset.
John Steele is a former professional soldier, athlete, sports coach and Olympic Leader. He has been Chief Executive across a range of sectors. Drawing on leadership experience of nine different Olympic and Paralympic Games (including the amazing events at the Rio Games), John reflects on the lessons from this unique period in British sport and relays his fascinating views on creating high performing teams.
"Shares his experience of achieving great things with humility, humour and insight. He connects with people easily and naturally." - Royal Bank of Scotland
Events season is now in full swing as the number of enquiries and bookings are at an all-time high! Stay tuned for next months speaker round-up to find out which speakers were in high demand during our busiest time of the year.
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