Who is Harold Straker?


Conference Presenter and Public Speaker

w Has enjoyed more than thirty years of success with public speaking and executive presentations and in the UK, Europe, USA and the Far East.

w Acknowledged internationally as a skilled and entertaining performer.

w Achieved global recognition as an authoritative speaker on electronic trading.

w Invited by IBM as closing speaker at their International Customer Executive conferences in Brussels. Raised performance evaluations to 4.7 (max 5).

w Invited to close international conferences in US with own special blend of business messages, comedy and magic.

w As a corporate employee, won many business case presentations at board level.

w Winner of three national competitions as speaker, chair and team organiser.



w Has chaired many business conferences and international seminars for IBM.

w Winner of national competition for chairmanship.

w Chaired major international conferences and business exhibitions in London, Madrid, Paris, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

w Appointed or elected chair of many clubs, societies and national organisations.


Master of Ceremonies

w Recognised for his skills as a magician, sense of humour, quick wit and fine clear voice.

w Is in frequent demand as an MC at both business and private functions.



w Communications consultant at the Human Resource Development Conferences, Wembley 1993 and 1994.

w Designed a communications strategy for a ports authority in the Far East.

w Implemented a European communications plan for a major multinational.


Conference Manager

w For IBM, conceived, developed and organised international workshops and education seminars on business processes, personal skills and information technology.

w Achieved customer satisfaction of 4.8 (max 5.0) at three international workshops.



w Founding editor of MEDIA, an IBM publication with world-wide readership.

w Established an in-house magazine FORWARD for the distribution industry.

w Published numerous papers on business processes, standards and management issues.

w Created a legal agreement in simple language for electronic traders. Now
established as the standard for all such agreements throughout Europe.



w Gifted coach and executive mentor.

w Personal skills evaluation and development specialist.

w Qualified Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistics.

w Presentations counsellor to a leading business training consultancy.

w Develops training courses for international audiences.

w Group adviser to the Industrial Society.


The Performing Arts

w Keen and talented actor and director.

w Member of The Magic Circle and The International Brotherhood of Magicians.

w Acknowledged corporate entertainer and motivational speaker.

w Winner of the AWS 1995 and 1997 award for Comedy Magic.

w President of the Associated Wizards of the South, 1997/98.


Harold Straker
/ Telephone: +44(0)1329 845035 / Fax: +44(0)1329 845035

Copyright Harold Straker 2000


This page was last updated on 2 February 2000