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August 2020 Speaker News

August 2020 Speaker News

This is our August 2020 round-up of recent speaker news including speech updates from Andy Hanselman and Debra Searle as well as some news of award nominations for Anne Wafula Strike, Paul Hargreaves and Gary Hibberd.

“It went perfectly…..a really thought-provoking and well prepared talk” – recent feedback on Winston Clements who recently spoke for a client on an online event.

Congratulations to Anne Wafula Strike who has been shortlisted for the Open University’s Positive Role Model Award for Disability at the National Diversity Awards 2020 in association with ITV News!! Congratulations Anne!

Andy Hanselman is an experienced professional business speaker and author of “Think In 3D!” who specialises in business improvement, speaking on leadership, dealing with change, and improving customer service. 

Andy is now presenting three new virtual sessions – 

  • Forget CRM, Think MCR! Maintain, Manage, and Maximise your Customer Relationships.
  • UBER Culture as a Competitive Advantage (Nothing to do with Taxis!)
  • Step up the Plate! Lessons in Leadership for These Turbulent Times

For more information click here 

We are delighted to welcome Shola Kaye to the Scamp Speakers website. Shola Kaye is a communication specialist, award-winning speaker, and author, and speaker on empathy in the workplace. Shola spent the first part of her career in IT consultancy in the U.S.A., consulting at household name investment banks, and in the U.K for global clients in aviation and finance before building a career as a professional singer, appearing on stages around the world. 

Today she blends her STEM and. entertainment background to share clear, effective communication frameworks that help people work better together. 

Her keynote and masterclass topics include communication for diversity and inclusion, workplace communication – in particular for technical teams – and workplace empathy. She also speaks about how to create a more inclusive environment for introverts, especially within the technical/data/STEM workspace.

Congratulations to the Founder of Cotswolds Fayre Paul Hargreaves who has been short-listed for the 2020 Great British Entrepreneur Awards for the South East Region. For more information the awards click here – https://www.greatbritishentrepreneurawards.com 

Ruby Wax’s new book “And now for the Good News – To the Future with Love” is published in September. 

Ruby Wax bookIn her previous book, How to Be Human: The Manual, Ruby presented us with a guide through the chaos of the 21st century and a user ’s manual for surviving life. Now, in And Now for the Good News…To the Future with Love, she’s searched out the green shoots in business, technology, education, community, health, and food that may be sprouting even now and, if we tend to them with care, they may just bloom into a spectacular future. The way to stop living in such a climate of fear is to turn our attention to the possible and positive. To pre-order the book click here

Speaker on diversity and inclusion Yassmin Abdel-Magied has sent us an updated short speaker showreel. Please click here to see more.

Congratulations to Liza Pavlakos who has been listed in Real Leaders Top 40 Women Keynote Speakers for 2020. 

In November, Shahin Sadafi was invited to speak at Warwick TedEx. The video of his speech “Ready, Willing and Able” is not available on YouTube to watch. Please click here to view. 

Inspirational speaker Debra Searle has sent us an update on her new webinar presentation-

Solo But Not Alone OR It’s Not Magic, It’s Mindset

There aren’t many people in the world who have spent more than 100 days totally alone, and there are probably even fewer who could say that they thrived during those 100 days. Debra Searle MBE spent 3.5 months rowing the Atlantic solo after her rowing partner developed a crippling phobia of open ocean and had to be rescued from their tiny plywood boat.

Those 3.5 months came to be life-defining as Debra had to quickly develop strategies to help her to overcome both the physical challenges and the unimaginable loneliness that she faced. In these unprecedented times of change and remote working, Debra has created virtual training for your team which will:

– Help them to stay sane, positive and moving towards the goal

 – Give them some personal tools to help them stay resilient

 – Help them to craft a new way of being and working

 – Encourage them to commit to some personal actions that will help them manage the situation positively

If you are looking for some good news at this time it might be worth looking at Graeme Codringtons recent posted on LinkedIn about what may happen after the Coronvirus pandemic is over. Please click here

Congratulations to Gary Hibberd who has been shortlisted in the category of Personality of he Year at the Cyber Security Awards 2020.

Long time friend of Scamp Speakers, Sports Presenter, and World Rally Championship Host Jon Desborough has written some short stories during the lockdown. “El Condor – Top of the World”, “Fafe – One Giant Leap” and “Dust in the Wind” are available on Kindle on Amazon. Click here for more details

Everyone at Scamp Speakers would also like to congratulate Anthony Bennett who recently got married. We wish him and his wife Sam all the best for the future.

If we can help with any enquiries for live or online events please email us on enquiries@scampspeakers.co.uk 


We have worked with Matthew for many years and will continue to do so. His knowledge of the Speaker Market and ability to interpret our clients requirements is quite exceptional.

He is incredibly thorough in his approach and always goes that extra mile to ensure everything is exactly as required.

I am always happy working with Matthew, he has great credibility, he is very diverse in his ability to make things happen.

Matthew Fisher and I have worked together for many number of years. I have always found Matt to be honest, good natured and willing to work hard always carefully selecting the best appearances to suit my personality and lifestyle. The work Matthew has delivered for me over the years has varied from schools, colleges, attending film premiers, guest speaking  to name a few all of which I have lots of memories and thoroughly enjoyed.