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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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”
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
Health and Safety Executive Praise Business Development Experts Work
Business Development Expert Terry Ryan has won praise from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for his work on their Safe and Sound at Work “Do Your Bit” Campaign. Whilst working for his client Premier Partnership Terry was a key member of the team that secured the contract to deliver a national training intervention on behalf of the HSE. The contract was secured following a highly competitive tender and presentation process. Further information is available from www.hse.gov.uk/doyourbit and www.premier-partnership.co.uk A full transcript of the HSE’s testimonial letter can be found below.
19 August 2010
Safe and Sound at Work- “Do Your Bit” campaign and training interventions.
I am writing to you in relation to HSE’s GB wide campaign to communicate the benefits of worker involvement in health and safety to organisations and in recognition of your significant contribution that has driven marketing and recruitment activities, despite this being a period of political change that has presented many new challenges to say the least.
This work is a key tenet of HSE’s new strategy and without your knowledge, skills, professionalism and commitment I have no doubt we would have not had the success we have had to date. The strategic marketing plan you developed for the tender stage, and that you ensured was implemented following the award of the contract, has been a fundamental element in helping us to achieve our objectives to date.
HSE and my colleagues appreciate the personal drive and effort you have brought to this project, and I would like to thank you on behalf of everyone involved for a job extremely well done and you leave us in an excellent position to achieve our objectives.
On a more personal level, I have really enjoyed working with you over the last year and your input and support has been first class.
Finally, I would also like to take this opportunity to wish you every success in your next project and again for assisting in the promotion of an important government initiative that I am assured is making a difference to the health and safety of many workers in high risk industries.
HSE Lead Policy Adviser – HSE Worker Involvement and Inclusion Team
COMPETITION WIN FOR HARROGATES LEADING AFTER DINNER SPEAKER
The Wetherby branch of the Association of Speakers Clubs (ASC) the UK’s premier Public Speaking body held its annual After Dinner Speech competition at the Bridge Inn Hotel, Walshford near Wetherby on Friday March 12th 2010. Six speakers competed for the title before an invited audience of fellow speakers and their guests from Wetherby, Bradford, York and Craven in Wharfedale.
Terry Ryan from Burn Bridge Harrogate was judged to be the best speaker on the night and commented “Competitive After Dinner Speaking is always a challenge because just about everyone in the room is a speaker so I am delighted to have won before such a knowledgeable audience” He added “receiving an accolade like this from fellow public speakers is a terrific boost”
For more information contact Terry on 0845 459 3417 of visit www.terrythepseaker.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
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