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Nigel Risner

Motivational and keynote speaker Nigel Risner delivers messages about relationships in the workplace and embracing opportunities. His style is interactive and memorable; for example, his 'animal theory' places delegates into four communication styles—lion, elephant, monkey and dolphin—to explain how teams can benefit from the interplay between its different members.

A larger-than-life character who specialises in human development, Nigel Risner empowers individuals to play to their strengths and embrace opportunities in the workplace.

As a motivational and keynote speaker, he draws on real-life examples to guide professionals along the road to success, communicating his messages through lively and unusual sessions designed to teach clients at all levels how to boost self-esteem and make things happen.

Exceptional, enlightening, inspiring and brilliant. Made you think about things differently - a breath of fresh air. Plenty of food for thought. Kept the audience engaged and alert - had a greatway of getting the message across. Entertaining. Ended the conference on a light hearted and positive note. Very good speaker who made me think twice about the way I run my own area.
Forticrete Ltd

His 'animal theory', expounded in his book ‘It’s a Zoo Around Here’, is particularly popular: delegates are categorised according to four communication styles—lion, elephant, monkey and dolphin—to demonstrate how teams can benefit from the interplay of its different members.

‘Learning should be an interactive experience’, chatters Nigel, who identifies as a monkey.

He also emphasises the difference between winners and losers - winners do the things that losers are too scared to do.

For Nigel, the achievement of success is simply a question of application—learning the techniques, putting them into practice on a regular basis, and having faith in yourself.

He has proven the power of these tenets in his own career: at only 26-years-old, he ran a successful finance company as one of the youngest CEOs in London.

He was also the former president of the London Chapter of Professional Speakers Association, has been voted Speaker of the year by the Academy of Chief Executives, and is a Companion of the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management.

His speaking topics include:

- People and relationships in the workplace

- No more excuses: believe in yourself

- Communication styles: are you a lion, elephant, monkey or dolphin?

- Winners vs. losers: take action

For further information or to book Nigel Risner, please call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

What people said about Nigel Risner

A great motivational speaker. People left our conference on a definite high. Would recommend Nigel to other companies.
Ibstock Brick
All our feedback questionnaires rated Nigel as either excellent or good so he was definitely well received by all.
Experian
Your sessions were full of energy and excitement. We just cannot stop talking about them. Life changing. You were worth whatever you cost because we benefited so much from the afternoon session. Special Needs manager was almost in tears because you were preaching the same message value, respect, acknowledgement and praise. You have changed a number of lives once more.
Welsh Primary School Conference
An inspirational morning.
The Oak Tree Primary School
Event was a huge success with many people texting and e-mailing how much they enjoyed it! Nigel was brilliant and I find myself thinking of his phrases on a daily basis at the moment!
Louise Jones LJ Marketing Ltd
We genuinely felt that your presentation was miles ahead of anything we have seen from other speakers we have used.
Schering Healthcare
The feedback that I have had has been awesome, your combination of humour passion and energy was an inspiration for the whole team and was the perfect climax to our managers conference.
Body Shop
Your lively and professional style made the event a great success and you are the first speaker we have had to score a perfect ten score from all who have attended.
GSK
Thank you for your undoubted enthusiasm in helping to make a difference in our lives.
John Lewis Partnership
An excellent presentation and performance. It will have a powerful effect on my life. I will recommend it to anyone.
First National Bank Plc
Nigel stepped in at the last minute to fill a keynote motivational slot - he came well prepared with a good understanding of the industry we are in and went down incredibly well with delegates. He provided a perfect mix of business and humour.
Integra Office Solutions
Very Good
Lux Events
Nigel's presentation was spot on! He delivered an engaging and dynamic keynote that has left people talking.
Capital One
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