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Profile

2010 – Excellent Communicator
Prize-winning presentational skills and powers of communication with a strong creative aptitude and 25 years public speaking experience. Comfortable, engaging and self-aware in front of an audience, with persuasive confidence and convincing interpersonal skills. Training with Speaker’s Trust Charity to deliver workshops in schools.

Now, 2013 – Still a Superb Speaker (but talking from the other side of the communication barrier)
Diagnosed with throat cancer in 2011 and left with severe facial nerve damage in 2012 following radiotherapy. Unable to see, swallow or speak properly, but is resolutely and tenaciously adapting to disabilities. Passionate about communication, has developed a simple but strategic vision:

  • presenting to carers, students, medical staff and relatives who care for speech-impaired people, in a personal, poignant, and powerful way.
  • bringing a compelling motivational speech to all who need to be inspired about public speaking
  • delivering a unique training workshop to develop public speaking skills

Speaking Skills and Experience

  • Achieved third place in 2010 UK and Ireland national speaking competition
  • Entertaining, energetic and experienced speaker
  • Powerful with words – persuasive, strong influencer and negotiator
  • Highly effective presenter to Board level, peer groups and training juniors
  • Selected 2009 for training by SpeakersTrust charity
  • Active participant in south coast speaking club
  • Operational public relations experience

Career Summary
30 years as successful Royal Navy Officer, promoted to Commander, developing substantial breadth and depth across wide variety of employment areas – including systems engineering, project management, human factors research, and HR resources, operations and strategy.
Tested leadership track record, adaptable, clear thinking and determined organiser with sound judgement. Professionally qualified with Chartered Engineer status, Human Resource Management MSc and Fellow of CIPD.
E-mail: info@speaking4yourself.com