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.
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.
Created a legal agreement in simple language for
electronic traders. Now
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.
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