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Some of the best thinking about changes in the way we do business comes (unsurprisingly) from the IT sector. Doing some research for a speech recently I came across a 12 minute DVD featuring the CEO of Citrix systems providing his thoughts on the culture of his company. If you are in any kind of leadership position in business and have 12 minutes to invest take a look

My speeches are about the value employees bring to their work. My aim is to help build their confidence by giving them a fresh perspective on what they do. This supports them when dealing with change and inspires them to take responsibility, develop themselves and the people around them”

Thursday 20th November was a busier day than usual for Harrogate based Motivational/Business Speaker Terry Ryan

The morning saw him in Halifax addressing a group of key business managers from Jewson Builders Merchants on behalf of his client Rolawn about the business advantages to be gained by using ethically sourced, recycled soft landscaping products. Then in the afternoon it was back to Harrogate’s prestigious Rudding Park Hotel for software company Concurrent Engineering’s annual conference where he spoke about why people are motivated to work for ethical companies who care about their staff and why a strong set of ethical values makes really good business sense in the 21st century

Visit this link  http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03f3v3w/Speeches_that_Shook_the_World/  for an insight in to the work required to create and deliver a speech. Winston Churchill once said for every minute of a speech there is an hours work. He was right. Please remember that the next time I ask for a speaking fee!

Harrogate After Dinner Speaker Terry Ryan made an After Dinner speech at Queen Ethelberga’s  College on the outskirts of York on 26th January. The inaugural dinner took place in the newly refurbished “Long Blue Room” and was given by the college for a group of 170 parents whose children attend the school. Terry

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