Since 1989 Stephen Venables has
inspired and entertained thousands of men and women from every branch of
the corporate world. The events have ranged from training days to
boardroom dinners to large sales conferences. His shortest ever
presentation was a fifteen minute keynote address for the launch of a
new computer; the longest a three hour seminar for a travel company’s
annual conference in South Africa.
With the British events managers, Business
Pursuits, he has also presented and hosted, on many occasions, a highly
team event called Everest Challenge.
He likes to make each event special, discussing the client’s
precise needs beforehand, frequently tailoring his presentation to
concentrate on specific topics of concern to the client. Both content and
length can be varied: some clients want a short, snappy address after
dinner; others are looking for something longer. A typical presentation
lasts about forty five minutes, followed by a question and answer session.
Presentations are nearly always illustrated with colour
Until computer scanning matches the quality of celluloid,
Venables prefers to stick with traditional projection, onto as large a
as possible. High mountain country is exotic, sublime,
sometimes terrifying, and the visual display needs to convey that
Venables offers two main presentations: Everest - The Peak of Success
and A Life of Adventure - Saying “Yes” to Opportunity. The latter
is based on work he has been doing with the major British pharmaceutical
company Boots plc, alongside the training company Apter International.
He always likes to work closely with conference facilitators and human
Time and time again, delegates and organisers
say how many chords he has struck with their own concerns at work. That
relevance is very gratifying. However, equally important is the whole new
perspective which he brings from a world outside the immediate corporate
environment. As well as being acutely relevant, his presentations are
funny, uplifting and inspirational.
CLIENTS AND COMPANIES
Boots Healthcare Int.
British American Tobacco
Civil Service College
Domino Printing Sciences
Grand Metropolitan Estates
Henley Management College
Institute of Management
London Business School
Price Waterhouse Coopers
Sun Life of Canada
West Canadian Wheat Growers' Association
WHAT THE CLIENTS SAID
you are looking to motivate your staff I can think of no better way than to
listen to Stephen Venables’ epic story of how he climbed Everest - a story of
teamwork, guts, the will to win and total dedication to his work."
Morris, Chief Executive
Venables made a major contribution to Tandem’s launch of a new product called
“Himalaya” at the Royal Geographical Society. Stephen met with us before the
event so that he could understand our requirements, lent photographs to
compliment our staging and on the day gave an excellent presentation. We would
undoubtedly use him again."
Tandem UK &
note to thank you for the engrossing presentation you gave to our European
Leadership forum. The use of your expedition experiences to show the
essence of teamwork gave us a wholly new perspective which was most
illuminating. And of course those stunning slides …. I normally receive a
couple of polite notes from my people after such events, but this time I
was congratulated on my choice many times over – terribly gratifying."
"As the keynote speaker, Stephen set an enthusiastic tone
for the whole Convention. His message about the importance of teamwork and of
striving to meet goals and overcome obstacles was inspiring to our delegates.
Our association and members struggle constantly with negative attitudes and
Stephen’s positive message was a welcome relief from the barrage of
pessimistic thinking we encounter on the prairies. I would highly recommend
Stephen to other organisations looking for an inspirational speaker."
Convention Program Coordinator
Western Wheat Growers Assoc.
a lasting impression on the joint Operator Services Platform team. There
was a striking parallel between his project and ours. Both were
Anglo-American and both were attempting to reach goals that had not been
attained before. To hear him talk about his success was both exciting and
stimulating for the team and he gave the project the inspiration needed to
get it off the ground."
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