November Speakers News Update
After a busy October and November so far, this is our November Speaker News Update, featuring feedback on John Volanthen, Anj Handa and Anthony Bennett; updated speech topics and biogs from David Bodanis and Scott Gould; a podcast featuring Winston Clements and we welcome Bradley Jensen, Simon Thomas and Dr Amit Patel to the website.
“Wow, what an inspiration he is. When John was speaking, he seemed very humble about what he actually did as part of that cave rescue. He is a truly remarkable and exceptional man”
This was recent feedback on John Volanthen speaking at an event in October. The Rescue, a documentary about the cave rescue was recently shown on National Geographic and to learn a bit more please see the trailer.
“Thank you for a truly inspiring, engaging, and thought-provoking talk today which was very well received. People are still talking about it! – on Winston Clements – October 2021
“It went really well with Anj yesterday thanks. She was a great speaker and we had some great comments while we were there”. – On Anj Handa – October 2021
“We could not have asked for better. Anthony captured the audience from his first comment through to the address end. It was first-rate. Without fail the feedback was incredibly positive” – Anthony Bennett – October 2021
“That was stunning – you have dealt with adversity all your life Mister – a lesson to us all – Thank you!!” on Fabrice Muamba – October 2021
Inspirational Paralympian Anne Wafula Strike was recently featured on the Sport and Developments website as one of six black British changemakers we should all be aware of.
David Bodanis is a futurist, historian, business advisor and prize-winning author, and keynote inspirational speaker. David has recently updated us with a list of his speaking topics.
Creating Guidelines that Work – How to get teams to pull together, and aim in the same direction? Mission statements are usually too vague…but Bodanis finds examples ranging from top military units to some of our top tech companies showing how to do better.
Innovation – With examples from Einstein to Google, Bodanis shows how innovation works, and every organisation can use it to find better products and better ways of working
Resets- The pandemic’s been a great opportunity to reset your company. Based on his series in the Financial Times, Bodanis looks at firms that are succeeding in building on their past skills to reorient themselves in today’s changing world: drawing lessons that can help us all.
The Power of Decency – Bodanis’s latest book – ‘The Art of Fairness: The Power of Decency in a World Turned Mean’ received glowing full-page reviews in The Economist, and in the Sunday Times. He’s given many talks on the book’s message, showing how firms can use the gratitude that comes from decent action to thrive – so long as they manage to be street-smart about it.
Scott Gould is an influential speaker on engagement. Drawing on a breadth of experience and research, Scott distills the art and science of engagement into a series of simple shapes and stories that can be used to engage employees, customers, and communities. He has recently updated us on his new speaking topics – including this talk –
Re-engaging relationships in the Post-Covid World – The whole world is watching as organisations reconnect with their employees, customers, and their communities. We MUST get this right. This talk shows us how.
Dr. Amit Patel is an author, disability rights campaigner, motivational speaker, and independent accessibility consultant. He is registered severely sight impaired (blind) having lost his sight to keratoconus in 2013.
Amit studied medicine at Cambridge and qualified as a doctor, specialising in emergency medicine and major incidents. During medical school, Amit was diagnosed with keratoconus, a condition that changes the shape of your corneas but is usually easily treated with a corneal transplant.
Amit is a passionate and inspiring motivational speaker. In his keynotes he takes audiences from laughter to tears and back to laughter again, bringing them with him on a heartfelt journey of change and determination. As a role model within the ethnic minority and disabled communities, Amit can speak articulately and from experience on the intersection of race, class, and disability. Amit speaks frequently on the topics of mental health, coping with life-changing situations, and overcoming the challenges that life may throw at you.
Simon Thomas has been a highly successful broadcaster for over 20 years and a moving and inspiring speaker on mental health and dealing with bereavement.
Simon Thomas began his career in 1999 when he became the 27th presenter on the BBC’s flagship Children’s show Blue Peter. During his 6 years presenting the show he experienced a number of highlights ranging from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to sky diving with the RAF Falcons, racing Darren Campbell, Frankie Fredericks, and Jason Gardner over 60 metres at an International Indoor Athletics Meeting and presented Her Majesty the Queen with a gold Blue Peter badge. After leaving Blue Peter in 2005, Simon joined Sky Sports. In 2017 Simon experienced a life-changing event when his wife Gemma died very suddenly, just three days after being diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Four months later he took the hard decision to leave Sky Sports and devote his time to looking after his son Ethan.
Simon Thomas has been the keynote speaker for a number of different companies, organisations, and charities, and has spoken largely on mental health; but also grief, child bereavement, and life insurance.
Bradley Jensen is the co-founder of creative consultancy agency, Jensen & Jensen, and a keynote speaker on social media, personal branding, and diversity within start-ups.
Bradley Jensen has a highly integrated role in the running and expansion of the company. His main areas of expertise lay within top-level client management and cross-functional management of project delivery including managing creative teams to deliver against commercial and brand objectives.
A raw speaker, Bradley Jenson draws from his colourful career supported by expert insights within the ever-changing landscape known as Social Media. He also openly speaks about life as an ethnic business owner and the challenges this presents for the upcoming entrepreneur.
Bradley has delivered a number of keynote events across the UK – His topics include:
- The power of harnessing a global workforce via remote working
- How to stay ahead of the curve in social media and emerging trends
- Diversity within start-ups and why it’s about equality, not inclusion
- Creating a culture that sticks
- Personal Branding and High Impact Leadership – An insight into the practical steps on how to build your own brand and cultivate your network to influence and lead with impact.
- Turning your personal brand into a tool to amplify your business
Thats it for this month. If we can help with any enquiries please do contact us on email@example.com