I can’t believe how fast this year’s gone and that 2020 is just around the corner. Moving into a new decade always makes me a bit reflective.
Back at the beginning of this decade, in 2010, I accidentally started my speaking career.
I’ve always loved being on stage, I remember getting a real buzz out of presenting business cases at university. And (of course) I was part of the debating society. So I enjoyed speaking but didn’t see it as part of my future.
Then I was invited to AirBP’s leadership forum in Barcelona, to talk about language. It awakened something I’d forgotten I loved – being in front of people and sharing my real passion, getting them fired up about the power of language for change. Sharing that secret and watching lightbulbs of realisation going off as I talked.
Since then I’ve spoken all over the world, in Denver, Sweden and New Delhi. And in the last couple of years I’ve stepped up my game, joining the Professional Speaking Association (PSA) and working on videos so I can get my message out there more.
And here’s the result, my brand new showreel.
If you’re looking for a speaker next year then get in touch. I can help with everything from an informal ‘lunch ‘n learn’ with your team, to conference keynote, to a full day of training.