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
Fuji Film Date for Harrogate Speaker
Harrogates Terry Ryan will be this years host and key note speaker at the Fuji Digital Imaging Services (FDIS) National Conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at Birminghams NEC on Saturday March 3rd this year.
Terry commented “I am really looking forward to this event because the members of FDIS are small business owners from around the UK and in my book its people like these who are the backbone of the UK economy. These are the people who know what KBO* is all about”
*To find out more about KBO or for more details of this event please contact Terry at email@example.com
“Outstanding” Speech at 50th Charter Dinner
The members of Brigg Round Table gathered at Elsham Golf Club just outside the town on Thursday September 1st to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their organisations charter. Guest of honour was John Payne National President Round Table of Great Britain and Ireland.
A black tie dinner was followed by an after dinner speech from Harrogate based Terry Ryan who had his audience laughing and applauding. Terry said “its quite an honour to be invited to speak at such an important occasion and I know I was personally recommended for the event - the evening clearly mattered very much to the members and their VIP guests” “I’m really pleased the enjoyed it so much - I had a lot of postive feed back afterwards” he added.
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.
For more information contact Terry Ryan on 07917 290931
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Harrogate Speaker wins with UK’s Premier Public Speaking Organisation
Harrogate based Public Speaker Terry Ryan has won through to the next round of the Association of Speakers Clubs prestigious public speaking competition which will be held in York on Saturday January 15th 2011.
Terry earned his place in the next round of the competition after winning a close contest against other experienced speakers at The Jarvis Ramada hotel in Wetherby on November 4th.
His speech “Thanks a bunch Nancy” was a humouous look at the way the two sexes communicate with each other. Or not.
For more information about Terrys role as an After Dinner and Motivational Speaker visit www.terrythespeaker.com
Your Event: How to Select a Motivational Speaker
Broadly speaking there are two styles of motivational speaker. The Self Motivator and the Leadership Motivator.
Self Motivators may have a background in sports or the military. They may have overcome a severe difficulty in their lives. Leadership Motivators are usually from a business background or have had a leadership role in the Public Sector
Choosing a Motivational Speaker for your event means understanding and anticipating the needs of the audience. In particular you need to understand what they want from the event. and the message you want them to take away. These things are important because they form the basis of the brief you will give to prospective speakers.
For example if you want attendees to review their personal and business goals and go on to take increased levels of responsibility you should consider a Self Motivator style of speaker.
If you want to build team spirit, communication skills, leadership, and develop a profile for a shared vision the Leadership Motivator style will suit you better.
Our advice is to look for a speaker who has experience that your audience can relate to. Hearing about climbing a mountain, enduring incredible hardships and overcoming them can be uplifting but someone who has faced the challenges of building a business or leading a team in a way that your audience can identify with may be more valuable. By all means opt for a “household name” but ensure the speakers experience and expertise relates to both your budget and the real needs of the audience. Best value can often be achieved by identifying a speaker who has operated in the commercial world and has some scars to show for it!
It is crucial to satisfy yourself that the speaker will provide a bespoke speech closely aligned to the needs of your audience. To help you achieve this set out your requirements in writing giving a high level overview. This will help both you and your chosen speaker. This should be no more than a page of A4. Explain why the event is necessary and why you want to use a motivational speaker. Then set out the goals of the event and its theme. Describe any challenges facing attendees or the organisation. Touch on any history and any future objectives the organisation has.
Ensure that your speaker will work with you as you prepare for the day. Look for someone that will visit your workplace and meet key individuals in advance.
For more information contact terrythespeaker.com or call 0845 459 3417
Conference Organisers Welcome Motivational Speaker
International Event Specialists and Conference Organisers Osprey Events have appointed Harrogate based Motivational Speaker Terry Ryan to their panel of approved speakers for Corporate Events. Mike Lancaster Chairman said “Our clients expect us to source the best venues and become creative from the first moment they contact us - they regularly ask us to provide speakers and we are pleased to add Terry to the list of premium speakers we use”. He added “his successful business career combined with award winning speaking abilities add to the range of services we can provide to our discerning client base”.