You know the one about variety being the spice of life?
2012 certainly turned out to be a “spice of life year” for Harrogate based Public Speaker Terry Ryan. After Dinner, Motivational and Key Note speaking engagements in Birmingham (NEC), York, Paris and Otley - yes Otley amongst many others made for a busy year for this well known Business Development Expert. For more information visit www.terrythespeaker.com
Praise for Harrogate speaker at worlds largest nuclear power station
Harrogates Terry Ryan was in Anglesey on Monday 27th June to deliver a key note speech about responsibility and leadership to a group of Senior Team Leaders at the Magnox Wylfa nuclear power station.
Sue Evans Personal Assistant to the Site Director said “The thorough background work and liaison with the site management, carried out by Terry prior to the day, ensured that he fully understood the nature of the event and the people attending. The added twist to the presentation involved a ‘one-to-one’ interview with our Deputy Site Director which was very well received. Terry’s delivery was very polished and professional and he really put across the simple message of taking personal responsibility linked into ‘back to basic’ leadership”.
Terry uses humour to illustrate key points. He said “it was a thoroughly enjoyable assignment and there was absolutley no sign of a power cut whilst I was speaking”
My First Nuclear Powered Speech
“Its not every day I get asked to speak at a Nuclear Power Station but thats just what I will be doing on Monday 27th June when I am giving a motivational speech to 80 Team Leaders at the Magnox Wylfa power station on Anglesey. They sound like an illuminating group! and I am really looking forward to meeting them all. They do such important and valuable work.”
Terry Ryan Motivational Speaker
Harrogates top After Dinner Speaker at Guild of Patrons Annual Dinner
After Dinner Speaker Terry Ryan entertained members of Saint Michael’s Hospice Guild of Patrons who had gathered to celebrate their vital role in helping the charity double its capacity. The black tie dinner was held at Harrogates prestigous Rudding Park.
Since its inception three years ago the exclusive Guild of Patrons has helped to raise over £420,000 for the Hospice. Terry drew praise from Christine Norton Development Manager Saint Michaels Hospice Harrogate who thanked Terry “For a very entertaining speech. We very much appreciated your company, time and most of all humour. Hope to see you again in the near future”.
Kings Speech Inspiration Leads to Place in National Final
Harrogate’s Terry Ryan has secured a place in the Grand Final of the Association of Speakers Clubs (ASC) national Public Speaking competition to be held in Edinburgh on Saturday April 16th.
Terry has won many prizes for public speaking including After Dinner. He had considered cutting down on his Public Speaking roles but a visit to the cinema to see The Kings Speech changed all that.
Terry said “I know a number of people with speech difficulties who have taken up public speaking as part of a process of managing their condition”. “I am very fortunate to have some public speaking ability and no impediment – the Kings Speech inspired me to carry on and enter the ASC’s 2011 national public speaking competition and I am delighted I did”. He added
Terry earned his place in the Edinburgh final after winning three separate qualifying rounds culminating in a win at the ASC’s Eastern District contest in York on Saturday February 19th. Where a panel of experienced judges (all Public Speakers in their own right) put him in first place. The audience was drawn from ASC’s clubs in Bradford, Wetherby, York, Huddersfield and Craven in Wharfdale.
Terry won the ASC’s national final in 2009 and if successful in Edinburgh in April would be only the second person in the history of the organisation to win the national title twice.
The Association of Speakers Clubs (ASC) is the UK’s premier public speaking organisation with approximately 2000 members nationwide. It is a not for profit organisation offering low cost public speaking coaching.
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Yorkshire Post Trophy Speech Winner
Harrogates Terry Ryan won the Yorkshire Post Trophy in the Association of Speakers Clubs (ASC) prestigious Vale of York Area Speech Contest on Saturday 15th January with his humorous speech “Thanks A Bunch Nancy.”
Terry was delighted with the win which takes him through to the next stage of the ASC’s national speaking competition which could ultimately lead to a place in the final in Edinburgh on April 16th.
Terry said “its especially rewarding to get a first place firstly because the quality of the competition was very high but also because every stage of this competition is judged by a panel of judges made up of fellow public speakers who know exactly what they are looking for from a speaker”
Motivational Speaker Hosts
Top Motivational and After Dinner Speaker Terry Ryan from Harrogate was Master of Ceremonies and gave the Key Note Motivational Speech at Hambrooks Landscapes 40th anniversary event “The Skys the Limit” at the Intech Science Centre In Winchester on Friday February 12th. The event was attended by Hambrooks 85 staff plus invited guests from the industry and trade press. Terry won plaudits from the management and staff at the event for his humour based style and ability to connect with the audience many of whom approached him afterwards to say how much they were inspired by his speech.
Hambrooks have won more awards for gardening than any other Landscape business in the UK with more than 60 to its credit. The company has been designing and installing award winning gardens for more than four decades. Visit www.hambrooks.co.uk for more information about the company.
Award Winning Photographer Barry Mann was the priniciple photographer at this landmark event in Hambrooks history. Images are available from Barry Mann Photography www.barrymannphotography.com
Free Speaking Tips
Its good to share. So I thought I would pass on some tips about Publc Speaking from time to time.
Firstly - if you are interested in learning about Public Speaking you should visit a couple of speakers clubs. These are usually low cost organisations where you will learn a lot about the art and craft of speaking in public. You can usually attend a couple of meetings for free to see what happens. At first it will seem strange and there are rules to learn and protocols to follow but they have a purpose - to help develop members as Public Speakers. I am a member of both the Association of Speakers Clubs (ASC) www.the-asc.org.uk and Toastmasters International www.toastmasters.org these are both excellent organisations. Check out their web sites and visit the affiliated clubs of both in your area. They will vary because they are run by people and people vary but you will get a warm welcome.
Look for one where evaluation (feedback) is given to speakers in a friendly constructive and clear way. Good evaluation that high lights what you do right and what could be improved is worth its weight in gold and should be sought out not avoided!
Winning the Yorkshire Post Trophy for Public Speaking
Harrogate based Terry Ryan won the Yorkshire Post Competition for Public Speaking in the Association of Speakers Clubs Eastern Area District Final held in York. A competition which saw speakers from throughout the region compete for the coveted title.
Competitive speaking in the Association of Speakers clubs is always a challenge because just about everyone in the room is a speaker and at this level the speaker is scrutinised by three expert judges who are looking for a speech of “masterpiece” standard.
Terrys winning speech was entitled La “Crise Economique” (humour packed sideways look at the credit crises) and he ran out a clear winner. This success takes him forward to the Association of Speakers Clubs National Final in Dundee.
Terry commented after his win “I am delighted to have won the Association of Speakers Clubs Vale of York area speaking competition. It is particularly pleasing given the high quality of my opponents on the day and the knowledgeable audience which was made almost entirely of Public Speakers”
For more information and to see Terry speaking visit www.terrythespeaker.com