Shed Simove is a leading motivational speaker, best-selling author, and marketing maverick. He promotes change by helping every audience member unlock the true power of their brain and showing them how to harness their creative potential.
Shed is based in London and Los Angeles – and also travels the world delivering inspirational keynote speeches to clients such as eBay, ITV, Unilever, and Tesco. Whether you require an after-dinner speaker for a small event or a professional speaker to end your conference on a high, Shed will captivate your audience with his in-depth knowledge of experimental psychology and own experiences as an ‘Ideas Man’.
Find out the clever marketing techniques that allowed him to sell over 90,000 copies of a blank book, how to turn a simple idea into a product that sells millions of units – and learn concrete techniques for creativity that will bring you even more sales and success, and affect your bottom line, all in the space of a single speech.
Innovation and Creativity
Booked for hundreds of speaking gigs over the last ten years, Shed combines humour with his experience in television, innovation, and publishing to inspire the audience to follow his lead and explore their own brilliant ideas. He explains his own tried and tested techniques in a format that’s tailored to each individual event.
Shed will motivate any audience to see themselves as creative geniuses and give them the tools to move forwards with their ideas to reshape the world and the business around them. His positivity inspires improved attitudes, increased productivity, and true disruption. Harnessing the power of creativity and ideas can empower your employees and boost collaboration – make sure your team has everything they need to liberate their thoughts, including practical tips and a toolkit for reinvention.
Read Shed’s testimonials to see how his real-life experience has delighted audiences around the world, or watch his videos from TedX and Newsnight to see his charisma on-screen. If you would like a motivational speaker who delivers a highly original, entertaining, and inspiring take on entrepreneurship, please get in touch.
Shed is a left-field, charismatic and inspirational speaker. One of his many strengths is that all of his views on creativity are based on real life experience. I would recommend him to anyone!
Rufus Radcliffe - Group Marketing and Research Director, ITV
Shed delivered a fantastic session at our leadership conference. He was brilliant to work with from start to end. He engaged with us beforehand to establish the purpose of the conference and our key messages and then aligned his messages to ours. A really creative, innovative and funny presenter who energises the room whilst conveying his messages. Also really generous with his time, joining us for dinner and socialising with us. Simple techniques, delivered brilliantly. It really worked for us and resonated with our delegates.
Alison O’Connor - Alison O’Connor, Director Of Corporate Affairs, Arriva
Genius! Shed has captured his creative steps and delivers them with passionate, understandable and hilarious stories of his successes (and failures). Shed and his products are brilliant at challenging people to think differently and are great at kick starting any creative innovation session…
Paul Scrase - Truth Consulting on behalf of SONY UK
Watched Shed at the SIG National Sales Conference, very entertaining and informative. Shed in my mind came across as entrepreneurial Lee Evans – definitely makes you take a step back to look at things in a different light!
Jonathan Eva - SIG
Sheridan Simove recently spoke at our EE partner event, he engaged the audience for his entire slot with relevant and thought provoking content. The feedback from Partners was extremely positive, most stating that it was one of the best talks they’d heard in quite some time! Thanks Shed.
Laura Williams - EE
Shed was a truly sensational speaker at our exhibition – everyone was extremely excited to see him talk and the crowd was mesmerised by how talented, creative and passionate he is. If you have an exhibition or show coming soon, be the first to book Shed Simove! He’s sensational!
Emma Edwards - Introbiz
Thank you for a brilliant performance last evening, quite the most engaging, wacky, off-the-wall and inspirational presentation it has been my pleasure to witness during my nine years at the Dorset Chamber.
Peter Scott - Chief Executive, Dorset Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Shed Simove was a keynote speaker at the Copenhagen TV Festival and gave one of the most popular, funny and inspirational speeches in the programme this year. The room was completely over crowded with TV-professionals eager to hear him talk about creativity and how to make ideas blossom. The subsequent response from the participants has been overwhelmingly positive. We were more than delighted to have Shed be part of our programme and give him our highest recommendation.
Pernille Redder - Copenhagen TV Festival
Over and above my own expectations and desires from Shed’s presentation, the feedback from the business has been a huge amount of respect for Shed having the passion and tenacity to see an idea through to its natural completion rather than most who would have dropped it by the wayside. If you’re a business which wants to continue the same well worn path, Shed is not for you. If you want to reinvent yourself or change the way you and your people think, he is an absolute must.
Paul Alexander - CEO, Beyond Analysis
‘Less talk and more action’ is the name of Shed’s game, as he goes through countless number of practical tips on idea generation, and how to execute them as well. There are thousands of ideas practically staring you in the face, all you need is a bit of ‘Shed inspiration’ to be the catalyst and kick it all off!
Desigan Chinniah - eBay
Shed. I’ve never met a character like him. His can-do attitude and tenacity is an example to us all. Our clients were thoroughly entertained and, like Shed’s products, the evening certainly proved to be a talking point.
Elmwood Elliot Wilson - MD, Elmwood
Our commercial team spent a highly amusing and thought provoking evening listening to some of Shed’s real life journeys from mad idea to commercial product. This has caused a real buzz in the team and got our buyers thinking ‘there’s another way of doing this'.
Andy Wiggins - Group Innovation Director, B&Q
I invited Shed to speak and was overwhelmed on a number of levels: firstly Shed checked each item and slide with me beforehand; the attention he gave to ensuring his presentation aligned to Tesco key messages was very impressive; the genuine interest he showed to the audience was completely endearing; and the way he engaged with the audience after the formal presentation was a talking point for days/weeks afterwards. I host these events on a regular basis and Shed has certainly raised the bar for all future guest speakers. What a great guy!
Colette Wall - Development Manager, Tesco
I invited Shed to come and visit the Unilever UK & Ireland communications team to share with us some of the thought processes and “tricks of the trade” he uses to come up with great ideas. The session he delivered was dazzlingly good – full of energy, insights, inspiration and positivity. If you want to take an alternative, off-the-wall look at how you can inject some creativity into your team or business, then Shed’s your man.
Paul Matthews - Press Officer, Unilever UK & Ireland
I asked Shed to come our Product Management Conference as I wanted an inspirational and fresh take on creativity and innovation – and wow did he deliver! Shed’s unique mix of practical tips, inspiring wisdom and humour had my team fixated right from the start and Shed delivered exactly to the brief, he is a true professional. I would recommend Shed to any business wanting to re-invigorate their innovation thinking and challenge themselves to focus on delivery from idea to launch. Shed is a highly entertaining, intelligent and wise speaker who I wouldn’t hesitate to employ for future speaking engagements.
Chris Kirk - Director of Products and Services, City & Guilds
As a company at the forefront of the digital video revolution, we required a speaker who was equally innovative and disruptive in their approach. In a showcase to industry leaders at Google, Shed delighted the audience with his wonderful ideas, delivered with his signature style! His enthusiasm is contagious and he really gave the audience food for thought with his inspirational, creative ideas. An engaging speaker who we would highly recommend.
Lorna Smith - Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, Rightster