Two of the most important factors when it comes to achieving success in every aspect of life is drive and determination. Everyone has dreams and aspirations which they hope to achieve in life but those people who go on and attain these goals have an unwavering drive and determination.
Here at Champions Motivational Speakers, we have outlined some key reasons why these are things are so important, and how one of our expert motivational speakers can help you achieve this.
Sometimes it can take a lot of time for you to achieve your dreams, and there are times where it can seem like they are never going to happen. Whether this is in your personal or professional life, even when it seems a long way off it is important to keep focused and let this drive and determination guide you through.
A motivational speaker who is able to help you keep focused is Dragon’s Den starPeter Jones CBE. Before heading up his multi-million-pound empire which has interests in mobile phones, television, media, retail, property and leisure, he starred out just like any budding entrepreneur.
When he opened a cocktail bar in London, it must have seemed difficult to anticipate the fortune that was ahead of him, but he knew what he wanted to achieve, kept this focus in his head and his determination lead to him becoming the successful businessman we know today.
Maintain A Positive Mindset
A factor that goes hand in hand with drive and determination is having a positive mindset. By remaining positive, even if things aren’t going your way, you can maintain that determination to help you go forward and succeed.
Someone who knows all about staying positive even in the face of adversity is legendary football manager Sir Alex Ferguson. At the beginning of his 26-year reign, Sir Alex went three years without a trophy and was extremely close to losing his job. However, he remained positive and believed in his methods.
This determination and drive to succeed saw him go on to win 13 Premier League titles, two Champions Leagues, five FA Cups and four League Cups.
Always Give 100%
Having the necessary drive and determination is one thing, but if you really are committed to achieving your goals then there is no cutting corners. As the legendary American inventor Thomas Edison once said, “There is no substitute for hard work” and this statement really does ring true.
If you are not prepared to go above and beyond to put in the necessary hard work, then success will be extremely hard to come by and a motivational speaker who is able to discuss this is Sir Ranulph Fiennes. Well known as one of the world’s greatest explorers, Sir Ranulph became the first person to reach both the north and south poles and has lead expeditions in some of the world’s most formidable locations.
To have a career as an explorer, you have to give 100% in everything you do otherwise you could see your own life at risk. With this in mind he makes for the perfect motivational speaker when it comes to the importance of drive and determination.
Here at Champions Motivational Speakers, we have a whole host of excellent speakers available who can help give you the necessary drive and determination to achieve your goals. For booking information get in touch by calling 01509 85 29 27 or complete our simply fill in our online contact form.
One of the skills that is necessary to see success in all aspects of life is leadership. A business that lacks leadership will have no direction, no focus and ultimately is unlikely to last very long. A positive way to rectify this is by hiring a leadership speaker who can provide your audience with the necessary qualities to help people gain these skills and achieve big things.
Here at Champions Motivational Speakers, we have a wide range of excellent leadership speakers who can help give a real insight to audiences across the country. A leadership speaker has the ability to communicate a whole host of things to people and we have compiled a list of qualities our leadership speakers are able to instil on audiences.
One of the best traits an excellent leadership speaker has is the ability to overcome adversity. People in all walks of life suffer from negative experiences at one time or another and it is important that people have the ability to overcome these situations when they arise.
A good example of a motivational speaker who is able to help with this is Paralympic basketball star Ade Adepitan MBE. Having contracted polio when he was just six months old, Ade lost the use of his left leg meaning he is unable to walk. However, he did not let this adversity ruin his life going on to become a highly successful wheelchair basketball player and television presenter. He has even taken on tough challenges such as trekking through rainforests, deserts and climbing mountains, not letting his condition getting in the way. At all his speaking engagements he is able to inspire audiences to achieve success no matter what.
Encourage Team Members
A good leader puts their team at the centre of everything they do, focusing on the overall shared goal rather than individual ambitions. A person who everyone is able to look up to and who can get the best qualities out of everyone they work with, they are crucial to the success of a business.
This skill is also important in a sporting sense and someone who is a fantastic motivator who can inspire audiences at all of their events is Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish MBE. Winning a whole host of trophies in football as both a player and manager he is best known for his time at Liverpool. Playing more than 500 times for the club and spending over six years as manager in two separate spells, he became a club legend. He also played over 100 games for Scotland, more than any other player.
During his career, he helped players show their potential and achieve success, something he is able to do during his leadership speaking events.
Be Strict When Necessary
Whilst it is important to treat everyone as individuals and deal with them in different ways in order to help them achieve, there are some occasions where a firm voice is required. If mistakes are made it is important they are not repeated and being strict in order to maintain productivity and efficiency is not a negative thing to do.
Someone who is ideal for this role is General Sir Mike Jackson. The most high-profile military general since World War Two, he has taken part in some of the world’s biggest conflicts where lives are at stake. Therefore, a strong leader who is not afraid to shout and be strict to organise his team is vital in order to succeed.
To book a motivational leadership speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Motivational Speakers agency by filling in our online contact form or by calling a booking agent directly on 01509 85 29 27.
One of the most action-packed sports in the world, motorsport has produced a whole host of stars over the years. Hurtling around a race track at incredible speeds, the athletes who risk everything every time they step into a car or motorbike make for excellent motivational speakers.
Able to inspire audiences with their fascinating stories from careers at the very top of motorsport, here at Champions Motivational Speakers we can provide a whole host of motorsport stars for events up and down the country. We have compiled a list of some of the best motivational speakers we have to offer.
An Australian Formula 1 legend, Mark Webber has nine wins to his name and spent over a decade in the sport racing for the likes of Williams and Red Bull. As well as this he has competed at the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race for Porsche. Over the years Mark gained the nickname ‘grit’ due to his attitude of never giving up even when the odds were against him during his races.
This is something he can help audiences with at all of his motivational speaking events, encouraging them to keep going and give their all-in order to achieve their goals. Competing in events such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans requires immense dedication in order to keep focused and perform to your best, skills that can be transferred to all aspects of life, helping people to achieve their goals.
Known as Miss Supercross UKKaty Bullock is perhaps one of the most versatile motorsport stars in the country. From a young age Katy knew that riding motor bikes was her calling in life, and at the age of just 15 was a national and European champion at the Motorcycle trials. As her career progressed she has gone on to become an immense stunt driver, showcasing her fantastic skills on the bike to people across the country.
As well as her career in motorsport, Katy is also an excellent singer and when she was 17 competed on The X-Factor progressing to the boot camp stage. At her events she regularly combines her stunt driving with her musical talent, creating a truly unique spectacle. Inevitably with this kind of sport, falls and crashes do occur with Katy having experienced her fair share. However, when these negative experiences happen it is important to carry on and not become demoralised.
At her motivational events she is able to help audiences to overcome adversity in all aspects of their lives.
The 1997 Formula 1 world champion, Canadian motorsport driver Jacques Villeneuve has had an illustrious career in the sport. Making his F1 debut in 1996 at the Australian Grand Prix and it wasn’t long until he became the best in his sport. Despite it only being his second season at this level, whilst racing for Williams Jacques fought of the pressure from favourite Michael Schumacher to win the 1997 World Championships becoming the only Canadian driver to ever do so.
In his capacity as a motivational speaker, Jacques can discuss a range of topics with audiences including: self-belief, leadership, tenacity and why you should never giver up on your dreams.
To book any of our leading motivational motorsports speakers, simply contact the Champions Motivational Speakers agency by filling in our online contact form. For any further information, please contact a booking agent directly on +44 1509 85 29 27.
When it comes to hiring a motivational speaker for an event or conference, it is important that they are able to make an impact on their audiences. One of the worst things to happen at a corporate or social occasion is for the entertainment to go down like a lead balloon especially if you want your event to live long in the memory.
Here at Champions Motivational Speakers we have a whole host of fantastic speakers from the world of sport, entertainment, business and politics who can give truly unforgettable motivational speeches.
Understanding what factors are needed to perform the perfect motivational speech, we have compiled a list of elements that can transform a speaking occasion from ordinary to extraordinary.
Make Sure The Speech Has A Point
Every day there are a plethora of motivational speaking events taking place across the country, but there is no point having one just for the sake of it. Prior to booking a motivational speaker you need to be clear on what you want from them.
A good motivational speaker is able to inform, entertain and most of all inspire but depending on what type of event you are hosting, depends on what message you want them to get across to your audience. Whether you are trying to inspire a workforce to enhance their productivity or give an informative speech on a specific topic or issue, to be as successful as possible the motivational talk needs to have a clear focus.
The speakers that we can offer are extremely versatile and able to discuss a diverse range of topics. For example, renowned explorer Pen Hadow, who has trekked through some of the world’s toughest terrain is able to talk about issues including: leadership, finding motivation, resilience and peak performance.
One of the highlights of any motivational speaking event is hearing the fascinating anecdotes from the careers of the speaker. Not only can these stories add real value to an event leaving audiences wanting more, but they also have the ability to inspire people to be the best they can be in their own lives.
A good example of someone who can do this is legendary British OlympianSir Matthew Pinsent. With four Olympic golds to his name in the sport of rowing, Sir Matthew is able to give an insight into what it is like competing at the world’s biggest sporting events. As well as this, his journey to the top of his sport can also shape motivational talks as his fascinating anecdotes can inspire people to reach their own personal goals.
Make Sure It’s Not Too Long
The last thing you want to happen at a motivational speaking event is for your audience to be bored. Even the most interesting occasion can become tedious if it goes on for too long, so you need to ensure that you can hire someone who can get their point across in a concise manner.
You will need to consider time for a Q&A at the end of the event as well, as you want your audience to leave the event craving more, not eager to get out the door.
For any further information regarding booking somebody for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Motivational Speakers agency by filling in our online contact form. Alternatively, call a booking agent directly on +44 1509 85 29 27.
When it comes to arranging a conference or a seminar, there is plenty that you need to consider. You may think that it is as simple as just creating a guest list and booking a venue, but if you really want your event to be a success there is a lot more you need to think about.
Here at Champions Motivational Speakers, our expert team are highly experienced at working at a wide range of high-profile events for some of the world’s largest companies. With this in mind, we know exactly what is required for an event to be a success and have compiled a list of key factors to bear in mind when arranging your next engagement.
Before you begin organising any aspect of your event you need to be clear on what your theme is. Once you know this then all the other elements will begin falling into place so be clear from the start on what this theme is. The theme may be different depending on who you are inviting.
For example, if it is a corporate conference with potential clients in attendance, you may want your event to run differently opposed to if you are holding a party for employees.
Once you know what your theme is going to be you will need to make sure that it runs consistently throughout your event otherwise it will run the risk of being underwhelming. One way to ensure this does not happen is by hiring a team who can organise every aspect of your event, something Champions Motivational Speakers can facilitate.
Getting the venue right can really make or break your event as you will need a location that will perfectly compliment the occasions theme. There are plenty of different venues out there to choose from, and often the choice can be overwhelming as you need to ensure you opt for the one that is right for you.
One way to make sure you do this is by physically visiting the location yourself and seeing for yourself if it is suitable. Whilst there, ensure you ask plenty of questions so there will be no unwelcome surprises on the day of the event. Some of the things to ask about should include:
Car parking availability
By finding out if these options are on offer up front, you will be better placed in making an overall decision on where to host your event.
Choose The Right Speaker
Perhaps the most important aspect of any event is the entertainment options, and hiring a motivational speaker is a sure way to give your event a boost. Whether you want them to inspire your workforce to be more productive, encourage audiences to be the best in all aspects of their life, or simply fascinate your guests with their extraordinary anecdotes from their career, Champions Motivational speakers has someone who fits the bill.
With a whole host of speakers from the world of sport, entertainment, politics and business, we will listen to your exact requirements before matching you with a speaker who will leave your audiences wanting more.
To book any of our speakers for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Motivational Speakers agency by filling in our online contact form. Alternatively, for any further information, call a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.
Best known for his role as the no-nonsense investor on BBC One’s popular reality business show The Apprentice, Lord Sugar has worked as one of the country’s most successful businessmen for more than 50 years. During his highly successful career, Lord Sugar has had many ups and downs and knows exactly what is required to be a success in the world of business.
From starting one of the biggest technology companies, to owning his boyhood football club, Lord Sugar has several fascinating anecdotes which he is able to share in his capacity as a motivational speaker. During all of his speaking engagements he is able to demonstrate a range of motivational qualities which audiences everywhere can take on board. These include:
There Is No Substitute For Hard Work
Coming from humble beginnings, Lord Sugar left school at 16 with no qualifications and began selling television aerials out the back of a van. Even from this early stage, his innovative business skill was clear to see and were the foundations for the global companies that he was set to founder. None of his success would have been possible if not for a strong work ethic that he has demonstrated at every stage of his career.
On The Apprentice he regularly discusses the importance of hard work and the candidates who do not showcase this trait rarely last very long. During his motivational speaking engagements he is able to talk about how by working hard anyone can achieve their goals leaving all audiences feeling inspired.
Do Something You Are Passionate About
There is nothing worse than spending your working life doing something you hate, so if possible always strive to work in an area that you feel passionate about. By doing something you care about you are also more likely to perform better as you actually have an interest in what it is that you are doing.
Lord Sugar has shown this throughout his career. As a long time, fan of Tottenham Hotspur FC, in 1991 he purchased the club he loves and spent nine years in the hot seat. Helping to ease the financial burden on the team, he gave his all during his time at White Hart Lane and his tenure coincided with the club winning the 1999 League Cup. As a motivational speaker, Lord Sugar is able to discuss his time at Tottenham as well as encouraging people to follow their dreams.
Lord Sugar's Speech: Young Apprentice BAFTA Win - The British Academy Television Awards 2012 - BBC - YouTube
One of the biggest qualities necessary to be a success in any aspect of life is confidence. If you don’t believe in yourself, it is unlikely you will be able to achieve your ambitions. However, gaining this self-confidence can be easier said than done. By hiring a motivational speaker such as Lord Sugar, you will be able to gain this confidence by listening to his amazing life stories which just go to show that anything is possible.
He did not come from a privileged background, but still managed to create multi-million-pound companies and become one of the most successful businessmen in the world which demonstrates just how important confidence can be.
If you would like to hire Lord Alan Sugar as the motivational speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Motivational Speakers agency by filling in our online contact form. Alternatively, call a booking agent directly on +44 1509 85 29 27.
When it comes to putting on an event of any kind, it is important that you get the conference speaker absolutely right. Someone who is able to captivate an audience with their fascinating talks, a good conference speaker can elevate an ordinary event to an extraordinary one.
However, book someone less than impressive and your event could end up being remembered for all the wrong reasons. Here at Champions Motivational Speakers, we have a whole host of excellent conference speakers who all have an abundance of engaging stories to tell delighting audiences at every event they attend.
We have compiled a selection of benefits a good conference speaker is able to bring to your next event:
Whether it is a social occasion for friends and family, or a large corporate event, Champions Motivational Speakers can provide experts in a range of different areas. If you require a conference speaker who has a specialism in a certain area, then we are on hand to help. By hiring an expert in your chosen area, they are able to offer so much more than a simple speaking event.
Able to add real insight into the topic they are discussing, a conference speaker can educate as well as entertain your audience meaning they’ll walk away having learned something. With this kind of event there does come a risk of the speaker coming across as boring, however all of the conference speakers we provide are extremely engaging and regularly leave audiences wanting more.
Leave A Lasting Impact
There are hundreds of speaking events going on throughout the country all the time, many of which are instantly forgettable. This is something that you want to ensure does not happen at your event, and booking a conference speaker who can leave a lasting impression is a sure way to guarantee your event will be extremely enjoyable.
From sports stars to political heavyweights, a conference speaker is able to relive tales from their live in vivid detail leaving audiences in awe. An example of this is General Sir Mike Jackson. The highest profile general since World War Two, he has spent his life serving the British armed forces in some of the world’s most volatile war-torn countries. His anecdotes from a career that literally saw him risk everything always have an impact on his audiences making his conference speaking events incredibly memorable.
As well as impacting people in a positive way, a good conference speaker also has the ability to inspire people to be the best they can be in all aspects of their life. Demonstrating the incredible life skills required to achieve success in their respective areas, a conference speaker can equip audiences with the tolls necessary for them to meet their own goals and ambitions.
One of the most inspiring conference speakers around is Sir Clive Woodward. The man who lead England to their historic Rugby World Cup win in 2003, he is able to discuss how he managed to spearhead this victory. With skills that can transcend the world of sport, Sir Clive regularly inspires people to believe in themselves, never give up and maintain a strong work ethic to achieve success in their own life.
If you would like to hire any of our fantastic motivational speakers for your conference or event, get in touch with Champions Motivational Speakers today. Simply call, +44 1509 85 29 27 or complete our online form.
When you think about one of the world’s most successful football teams, Manchester United, one man who instantly springs to mind is the legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Often regarded as the greatest football manager of all time, he is best known for his 26-year spell at Old Trafford that saw him win a remarkable 38 major trophies. This included 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups and two Champions League victories.
He also managed his native Scotland at the 1986 World Cup and led Aberdeen to their first ever European trophy in 1983.
Sir Alex retired from the game in 2013 but his extraordinary career makes him ideal for motivational speaking. Vastly experienced, he is able to offer a host of motivational lessons at all events he attends. Some of these lessons include:
Never Give Up
Manchester United without Sir Alex Ferguson sounds inexplicable but back in 1990, just three years into his reign he was on the brink of losing his job. The club were going through a transitional time and had not won a trophy for several years, coming up against Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup tie rumour had it that if United did not win, Sir Alex would lose his job. Fortunately, the club won the match and that season’s FA Cup and the rest is history.
This is a fantastic example of why it is important to not give up in times of adversity. Where he could have bowed to the pressure and gave up, he kept on going, believing in his own ability, something which stood him in good stead for his whole career. This is something people can adopt in their own lives to achieve success.
Prioritise What Is Important To You
By prioritising what is important in your life, you are able to see things clearer helping you achieve your goals. Often there can be lots of different things you are working towards, but by establishing what is most important can be really beneficial.
This is something Sir Alex Ferguson did throughout his career which helped his team compete at the highest level of European football for several years. With the team competing in so many different competitions season after season, in order to keep United competitive at the top of the Premier League, and Champions League, he would regularly play rotated teams in the domestic cups in order to keep his sides fresh.
This does not go to say that he was sacrificing these competitions as Manchester United still won five FA Cups and four League Cups during his career, but he ensured his team was able to properly compete at the top. So, at his motivational speaking events, he can show people how prioritising does not mean forgetting your other aims but simply ensuring you focus on your most important ones.
From his very first day as Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson made it clear that his aim was to overtake Liverpool’s record of 18 league titles. The club had seven titles to its name when he took over in 1986, but hadn’t won one since 1967. By the time he left the club in 2013, they had 20 titles to their name which is now an English football record.
When he first took over, the feat of beating Liverpool’s record seemed extremely unachievable but he believed in his own ability and did not stop working hard until the record had been achieved. This is a quality that can be adopted by people in every aspect of their lives. Set your sights high and the rewards on offer when you achieve will be considerably more.
A true footballing great, Sir Alex Ferguson, is available to book via the Champions Motivational Speakers agency for all manner of events, functions and conferences. To book him, simply fill in our online contact form or call one of our official booking agents directly on +44 1509 85 29 27.
Brexit. North Korea. Donald Trump. These are just a few of the topics that dominated headlines throughout 2017 and look set to do the same as we begin 2018. Invariably we have been left with more questions than answers to many of the issues that have dramatically shifted the political landscape over the last 12 months, and who knows what we will be talking about this time next year.
However, here at Champions Motivational Speakers, we have a whole host of fantastic political speakers on our roster who have years of experience in the world of politics, and who can use their incredible insight to shed light on the biggest political stories of the day. Some of the people we can offer for your event and conference include:
With so much changing in the political landscape in Europe in light of Brexit, it makes sense to hire someone from the continent as a motivational speaker. Francois Baroin is one of the world’s most highly regarded political speakers and has held some of the highest positions in the French government. Most notably he was appointed as Minister of the Budget, Public Accounts and State Reform in 2010 under the former president Nicolas Sarkozy. He has been the mayor of the French commune Troyes since 1995 and is ideal for a whole host of corporate and social occasions.
Ever since the European Union referendum in 2016, Brexit has covered thousands of column inches and been a constant talking point in the media. So, with the topic set to rumble on into 2018 and beyond, who better to book for your political event than the UK’s Secretary State for Exiting the European Union David Davis. David has been the MP for Haltemprice and Howden since 1997 and in July 2016 was tasked by Prime Minister Theresa May for leading the UK’s negotiations in regards to their exit of the EU. This makes him the perfect speaker to book for your political event when he isn’t travelling back and forth from Brussels.
One of the UK’s best political journalists, Andrew Neil regularly hosts programmes such as Daily Politics and This Week where he regularly discusses the biggest issues with the country’s most famous politicians. Never short of an opinion, his no-nonsense approach to interviewing high-profile public figures has delighted audiences for years. In the past he has interviewed the likes of David Cameron, Sir Nick Clegg and Theresa May and during his speaking events can talk about what it was like speaking to such significant members of British politics.
The original ‘Spin Doctor’ of the former Prime Minister Tony Blair, there isn’t much Alastair Campbell doesn’t know about politics. Working as Blair’s Director of Communications and Strategy between 1997 and 2003, Alastair was responsible for helping mastermind Labour’s successful 1997 general election campaign winning the support of many traditional conservative media outlets. Starting out as a journalist, in recent years he has become a prominent political speaker and is a regular on the after dinner circuit and is always keen to share his views on any political topic.
To book any of the outstanding political speakers that we have here on our roster, simply get in touch with the Champions Motivational Speakers agency by filling in our online contact form. Alternatively, call one of our booking agents directly on +44 1509 85 29 27 for any further information that you require.
Customer service is absolutely vital for any business to be successful. As the saying goes ‘the customer is always right’ and employees throughout all businesses need to ensure they are fully professional and efficient when it comes to dealing with their clientele.
Combining their expertise, industry knowledge and highly professional persona, Champions Motivational speakers has a whole host of excellent customer service speakers available who can bring a whole host of qualities to your event. Able to demonstrate the customer service skills that are sure to see your business thrive, they wow audiences wherever they go and instil the customer service tips and tricks which can really make a difference.
Some of these qualities include:
Going That Extra Mile
For a company to really be remembered by a customer, going above and beyond to meet their needs is integral. In the competitive world of business, it is important to stand out, and as well as big and bold marketing or PR campaigns, by ensuring the customer is completely satisfied with their experience you can guarantee customers will come flooding back to your service.
Of course, providing a high-quality level of customer service will take time and a lot of hard work but by being patient and making the customer the core of everything your business does, you will certainly reap the rewards. At their motivational speaking engagements, our customer service speakers can provide people with the necessary skills to go the extra mile in their business.
Show Genuine Care
For a lot of people, the world of business is nothing more than suits and corporate jargon. However, to be effective in the world of customer service showing genuine care about your customers and their needs you can really make a difference.
One man who knows all about this is Andrew McMillan, the former head of customer service at retail giants John Lewis. Spending over two decades with the business, he became an expert in the industry improving how the company interacted with their customers to huge success.
At his motivational speaking events he is able to discuss why showing a caring attitude towards your customers and their requirements, can have a big impact on the overall success of a business.
Years Of Experience
Despite having motivational speakers in a whole host of different industries, one thing that they all have in common is the years of experience in customer service. Whether that be dealing directly with the public, or preparing customer service strategies, the customer service speakers on our roster are able to apply their invaluable experience to a speaking setting giving audience the skills required to excel in customer service.
Mary Portas, aka the ‘queen of shops’ has spent years in the fashion industry and in this time, has created campaigns for the likes of Miss Selfridge, Louis Vuitton and Oasis. Customer service is crucial in the world of fashion with Mary doing extensive market research to discover what her customers wanted from these brands. At her motivational speaking events she always stresses the importance of having good customer service, and audiences always leave having learned something they can take away with them.
For more information on any of our leading customer service speakers, simply get in touch with Champions Motivational Speakers by filling in our online contact form. For any further information, call a booking agent directly on +44 1509 85 29 27.