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October 2021 Speaker News

October 2021 Speaker News

This is our October Speaker news round-up. It has been a busy month with more live events taking place, which has been great. In this month’s news we are delighted to have added Will Storr, Jamie McAnsh, and Josh Littlejohn to the website; have feedback on Anne Wafula Strike, Kate Russell, Rob Forkan and Penny Mallory, and Dan Keeley has shared with us his recent TEDx talk video


“….we wanted to pass on our thanks to Penny for attending and speaking at our rail safety staff conference last week. Everyone thought Penny was very good and have had a lot of good feedback” On Penny Mallory September 2021

“Anne’s session was brilliant! She covered the topics so well and was really moving” on Anne Wafula StrikeSeptember 2021

“She was amazing – everybody loved her and they even said they would want her back again for a followup. Such a lovely lady.” On Kate Russell – September 2021

…spending this afternoon with someone like Rob who was so friendly and easy to work with, made today really enjoyable. I know the our members will like the interview.” on Rob Forkan September 2021


We are delighted to welcome the following speakers to the website 

Will Storr is an award-winning writer and journalist and a popular speaker on the science of storytelling. Author of six critically acclaimed books, including the novel The Hunger and The Howling of Killian Lone, Will’s journalism has appeared in titles including The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The New Yorker, and The New York Times.

His speaking topics include –

His Science of Storytelling for Business speeches take an evidence-based approach to storytelling, using the latest findings from psychology and neuroscience to explain the power and practice of storytelling for those who seek to influence, persuade and motivate. Whether you’re a business leader, a marketeer, a communicator, or working for an NGO or think tank, the talk will show you how storytelling skills can transform the way you communicate and lead to rapid results. Delegates will learn why and how the human brain is wired to understand our lives as stories, and how these stories serve to motivate us and help us connect with others. These simple understandings can transform the way you promote and communicate yourself and your business.

SELFIE – Will also delivers a talk around his book In this talk based on his widely critically acclaimed book Selfie (‘Electrifying’, The Financial Times; ‘Approaching genius’, The Sunday Times), Will tells the story of how the West became self-obsessed. From Ancient Greece to Thatcher’s neoliberal revolution, so today’s world of celebrity and social media, he tells how our modern hyper-competitive world is making us more perfectionistic, and explores the effects this is having on our mental wellbeing.

Jamie McAnsh is an inspirational and motivational speaker with a story like no other. Waking up paralysed he has overcome every challenge put in front of him. Jamie is a sportsman, a role model an entrepreneur, a Disabled adventurer, and most of all a survivor -whose motto is “Get Back Up”.

Life dealt Jamie McAnsh a set of cards and he decided he was going to play poker. Looking at his challenges from outside the box Jamie has overcome adversity in an amazing style. In January 2014, Jamie woke up Paralysed from the waist down. He was diagnosed with a functional neurological condition called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).

His topics include –

  • Teamwork
  • Collaboration
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Goal Setting
  • Resilience
  • Mental Health

Josh Littlejohn is one of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs and inspirational speakers having founded pioneering social enterprises and led a global movement to tackle homelessness and displacement.

Josh began working on the homelessness issue when he founded Social Bite, a social enterprise in Scotland with a mission to eradicate homelessness in the country. Social Bite started as a small chain of sandwich shops that began offering jobs and free food to homeless people. The cafes shot to global fame when Hollywood A-lister George Clooney visited an outlet in Edinburgh in 2015. Another Oscar winner Leonardo Di Caprio then visited the social enterprise in 2016. Social Bite has employed over 100 homeless people and gives out over 140,000 items of free food each year to those in need. Social Bite has also been visited by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and The Duchess of Cambridge.

Key areas of focus:

  • Entrepreneurship and start-ups
  • Making a difference
  • Tackling Homelessness and Poverty
  • Leadership
  • Visualisation
  • Starting a global movement
  • Manifesting your goals into reality
  • Work/Life balance
  • Challenges in employing people from excluded backgrounds


Inspirational speaker on Mental Health, Dan Keeley has recently done a TEDx talk. The speech entitled The Power of Speaking up when Suffering is now on YouTube. To view please see below – 

Thats it for this month. If you like to know more about any of the speakers mentioned please contact is on enquiries@scampspeakers.co.uk or call us on 020 8854 7247


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.