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October 2020 Speaker News

October 2020 Speaker News

Welcome to our October Speaker News update. With restrictions coming back into force again in the last few weeks, it has been another frustrating time for the live events industry.

With many organisations unable to plan for the future, virtual events seem to be the way forward still for the time being, and this month we have updates from a number of speakers on their virtual talks, including from Neil Mullarkey and Katie Piper, as well as recent feedback on events featuring Matt Ellison, Anthony Bennett, and Dame Kelly Holmes.


Blaire Palmer is a keynote speaker and a world authority on leadership and the future of work. A former BBC Journalist, she recently shared her insights from 20 years of coaching on some presentation tips for online events. To see more click here

We are delighted to have added Jasmine Birtles to the Scamp Speakers website. Jasmine Birtles is a financial expert, TV presenter, author, and business commentator.

Most recently during the coronavirus pandemic, Jasmine has created several new online talks including –

How to be rich without really trying. It is a fun and informative guide to getting on top of your money and starting to invest. It lasts about an hour (including questions and answers) and will help people make the most of the money they have and give them the confidence to start investing it too.

How to come out of Lockdown richer than before. This is for people who are working from home and feeling trapped and bored. It will go through all the things you can do to get on top of finances and paperwork…and even make some money on the side. It will cover switching utilities, doing a Will (or updating a current one), getting to grips with your pension (pensions), and moving investments around to make the most of those. It will also include sorting out drawers and cupboards to free up items to sell – where to sell specialist and collector’s items and how to get rid of stuff quickly if you’re sick of seeing it. Then it will cover ways to make money on the side – online earners and side hustles that you can set up in your spare evenings and weekends while you can’t really go anywhere!

Former Red Arrow Pilot and inspirational speaker on teamwork and high performance, Justin Hughes, has sent us an updated showreel for his virtual talks. Click here to view

These are some recent feedback from events that took place online in the past month –

“Such a touching and illuminating discussion. I feel very lucky to have been here to hear your story. Every workplace needs this presentation. – Feedback on Matt Ellison – Speaker on Transgender & Inclusion

“Really pleased and it had the right impact on our franchisees. He was really authentic and inspiring.Anthony Bennett – Miracle Man

Fantastic event!”
“Inspirational speaker. Thank you for organising it.”
“would rate it a 5 star”
“It was great – just wish it could have been in person!”
“Fascinating speaker! On Dame Kelly Holmes

“Penny was amazing and it went really well……… we were very impressed”. On Penny Mallory

Katie Piper is a best-selling international author, inspirational speaker, TV presenter, and charity campaigner. Katie decided to share her story in a remarkable film for the Cutting Edge strand on Channel 4 called ‘Katie: My Beautiful Face’ which was watched by over 3.5million viewers and nominated for Best Single Documentary at the BAFTA Television Awards in 2010.

She has recently been embarking on more online talks has updated her biog with some more details. Click here to see more.

Neil Mullarkey recently spoke at the Northumbrian Water Innovation Festival and in the past few months been running fun team-building sessions, teaching improv skills, sharing his tips on how to re-invigorate virtual meetings. Recent feedback Neil shared with us included –

“I’ve worked with Neil several times and have always been delighted with his inspiring, fun approach to communication training. But I’ve been really impressed by how he has managed to bring his unique energy and humour to virtual sessions, so that people are totally engaged, laughing as they learn.” Michelle T, Vice-President of Global Marketing, Intuit QuickBooks, California

Gianfranco Chicco is a conference director, marketing strategist, and writer, acting as a cultural translator between different worlds.

He is also the curator of The Craftsman Newsletter, and in the latest edition he has written about the value of objects, and how often what matters the most to us is the social bonds we create with them rather than their economic or material worth.

We are delighted to have added Alex Barker to our website. Alex Barker is a speaker, facilitator, writer, and community builder, and Pirate. Working alongside author and entrepreneur Sam Conniff, Alex leads their global Be More Pirate network. More info on their new book can be found here.

Inspirational speaker on sales and communication Marc Hogan has sent us his new showreel. Please see below to view.

Founder of Inspirational Women Changemakers Anj Handa was recently interviewed by Mike Chitty for his Be a Better Leader series. To view more click here

Owen O’Kane is a psychotherapist, speaker and author of the globally acclaimed book, ‘Ten To Zen’. He has recently sent us a short video giving an overview of how his talks can help workforces during Covid. Click here to view

Red Letter Day Founder and Entrepreneur Rachel Elnaugh has been putting out her thoughts via video on youtube including “Rachel Speaks Out” about her frustrations in the current climate. Please click here to view

We are delighted to have added Allyson Stewart-Allen to the Scamp Speakers website. Allyson Stewart-Allen is a renowned advisor, author, speaker, educator, and NED whose expertise in brand internationalisation is sought by leading businesses globally through her consultancy, publications, appearances, and corporate education.

A frequent keynote speaker at international conferences, Allyson speaking topics include –
• Customer Centricity
• Executive Presence & Personal Branding
• Global Teams
• Innovation through Design Thinking
• Leading at the Top
• Leading Collaborative Teams
• Marketing, Social Media, Analytics, Customer Engagement
• Story Telling
• Strategic Thinking & Execution

Please look out for our November book of the month for a special offer on Allyson’s book

Lastly, a special congratulations to Alison Edgar on her MBE and to Densign White for his MBE for his services to Diversity in Sport. Both very well deserved.

If we can help with any enquiries in the meantime please contact on 020 8854 7247 or email 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.