Speakers already confirmed for 2017....
“I was the best ‘worst salesperson’ ever. I hated asking for the sale. So, I avoided this dreaded task by making sure I knew what the prospect needed better than they did and I articulated the value so clearly they couldn’t resist.” – Julie Holmes
Julie started her corporate life in the 1990s as a software consultant – implementing ERP systems like JD Edwards, Oracle and Lawson at SMB and enterprise companies in the US and Europe.
Over the last 20 years she has built a track record in the B2B technology industry where she’s been a quota-carrying sales rep, product manager and a Director of Marketing working at host of companies including Oracle, a tech start-up and niche leading, Gartner recognized BI company.
She champions her Whole Company Selling™ program with businesses of all sizes, especially those in software and tech. She knows that in the digital economy full of SaaS and subscriptions, customers are always buying so we must always be serving and selling.
As an American, Julie has all the confidence and brashness of her fellow countrymen without the ego. She is a powerhouse on the stage and is unapologetic in challenging the status quo.
This lady means business.
Simon Hazeldine works internationally as a professional speaker and performance consultant in the areas of sales, negotiation, leadership and applied neuroscience.
As an in demand keynote speaker he has spoken in over thirty countries across five continents. Simon has spoken at a number of leading business schools including Ashridge, Insead, London Business School and Oxford University Said Business School.
He is the bestselling author of five books that have been endorsed by a host of business leaders including multi-billionaire business legend Michael Dell and “Dragons’ Den” star Duncan Bannatyne.
Simon has a Master’s Degree in Psychology, is a Fellow of the Institute of Sales & Marketing Management.
His client list includes a host of the world’s largest and most successful companies including AB-InBev, AOL, Avon Cosmetics, Carphone Warehouse, Dell, Dow Chemical Company, EDF Energy, GSK, IPC Media, Johnson Matthey, Lenovo, Lexmark, Merseyside Police, Nestle, NHS, Oakley, Olympus, QlikTech, Ray-Ban, Syngenta, Tech Data, Thomas Cook, Time Warner, Vodafone, Weber Shandwick and Whitbread.
Prior to his career in business Simon worked as a nightclub bouncer and as a bodyguard to celebrities in the music and film industry.
Simon lives in the Leicestershire countryside with his family and Great Dane dog. When he isn’t working he likes to test his physical and mental endurance by running up and down mountains with ex-special forces soldiers. He has also been known to test his nerve by getting up close and personal with venomous snakes!
Penny’s Expert Advantage keynote shows audiences how to raise their profile – not just on-air, but everywhere. Her style is upfront, honest and humorous as she shares her insights from two decades in broadcasting, interviewing businessmen and women on national BBC television and radio, in her role as a business journalist.
Do you want to showcase what you do, without feeling like a show-off? Being visible as someone who knows what they are doing, and who is confident and compelling is hugely beneficial to you, your company and your customers. But very few of us see ourselves in that role, as experts in our field. Penny Haslam will change the way you see yourself.
Get your business noticed, in a way that is time efficient and cost effective. When you put the Expert Advantage to work it means you immediately stand head and shoulders above the rest and attract attention for your work.
Penny’s keynote, Make Yourself A Little Bit Famous and Get The Competitive Edge:
Fitness entrepreneur Katie, began her journey in the world of business at the age of 16, setting up exercise classes in her home town of Sunderland. Fast forward 13 years and Katie is now selling her fitness DVDs and online training programmes in the 11 countries across the world, as well as educating her fellow fitness professionals on how they can grow their businesses and developing new group fitness concepts for leisure trusts, councils and the private sector.
She is a highly sought after presenter and educator, sharing her work and ideas at the UK’s biggest fitness conventions such as Fit Pro Live and The International Fitness Showcase and is best known for her down-to-earth, friendly approach to fitness.
As a young entrepreneur, Katie is an in-demand professional speaker, appearing at Elite Business London, BE Group, LFX, several Universities and awards evenings and 2015 saw her host The National Fitness Awards, deliver the keynote speech at The National Fitness Conference and be a panelist at the UK Active National Summit.
In addition to consultancy and brand creation, Katie also presents a health and fitness show (Total Tone Up) and a chat show (Chatty Lasses), in which she has also taken the role of producer, on MADE TV. She has a strong PR and social media following, appearing and being published in Workout Magazine, FitPro, Bella, Women’s Weekly, FHM, Holland & Barrett Magazine and Health Club Management.
Jeremy is an award-winning TV and radio broadcaster, well known for his quirky ‘and finally’ sports reports for BBC TV and radio.
He’s an accomplished after-dinner speaker, especially when they want someone funny, but can’t afford someone famous.
In 2014 his career peaked when he hosted The Good Funeral Awards.
He’s much in demand as an MC at events. He’s compered hundreds of business events for the likes of IBM, Samsung and Boots. His background as a sports broadcaster is a perfect fit for awards shows.
Kids of all ages are more impressed that he’s the voice of the global best-selling football video game FIFA 16. If your children have this game, you will know this man’s voice, perhaps a little too well.
TV sports fans will recognise him as the early face of live football on Channel 5, back in the days when the picture was a bit fuzzy. When the signal improved he was replaced by someone better looking.
In October 2015 Jeremy was awarded the highest award in UK speaking, the PSAE – Professional Speaking Award of Excellence – the fifteenth person in history to receive it.