How a Post-it got me noticed at a speech in London…

Recently, I was thrilled to be invited to speak at the conferences for people who put on conferences (!) – CONFEX, held at London’s Olympia. Given I’ve been a professional Motivational Speaker for over ten years, I was hugely excited to talk to the geniuses who put on events around the world, some of which I get to present at! When I arrived, I saw that the stage was set up with a holographic screen, which was totally stunning – it used the same technique as the old vaudeville trick, ‘Dr Pepper’s Ghost’. I also noticed that becasue of the […]

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Shed’s At A Glance Speaker Sheet

Here’s a quick and easy biog sheet for Shed Simove, professional keynote speaker on creativity, innovation, sales and guerilla marketing…

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Shed as a motivational speaker on creativity, sales and marketing for The Drum in London

Thanks to all the Team at The Drum for this wonderful article and for having Shed speak at their event.  

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Motivational Speaker, Kingston University, London

Recently I was thrilled to be invited to speak to the exciting bright minds at Kingston University. One of the VIP attendees, a fabulous chap called Aaron, wrote a blog about his day, and included a review of my speech on creativity, sales and marketing. You can read his blog by clicking here. It was such a thrill to mix with some of the next generation of business people, entrepreneurs and mover-shakers – and it always excites me how many thrilling possibilities there are for young people – and in fact, for all of us – these days. With the […]

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How To Overcome Your Fear Of Public Speaking

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”, said Franklin Delano Roosevelt once upon a time in America. In his 1932 inaugural address, the newly elected 32nd President of the United States aimed to instill faith in his countrymen that he could lead them out of the Great Depression’s dusty shadow into an era of renewed prosperity. If anyone could have conceivably been excused for muttering, ‘That’s because none of you has had to explain your plan to repair a crippled economy while hiding your debilitating paralytic illness from a desperate nation that elected you president,’ it would […]

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How To Use Standup Comedy To Engage Your Audience When Public Speaking

Legendary professional wrestling personality Jim Cornette is always ready to espouse a succinct, long-held personal conviction about infusing in-ring drama with excessive levity. ‘Funny don’t make money’, the Louisville Lip decisively tells his podcast listeners and obsessively devoted fans. Angling for the occasional chuckle is one thing. Turning a method-acted craft into a Vaudeville sideshow is nothing short of mockery, something he and many others among his generation of dedicated carny players take pretty damn personally. For the record, let that stand as one more reason so many men and women eschew breaking their bodies inside the squared circle in […]

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How To Craft The Best Elevator Pitch For Your Business Or To Land A Job

What Is An Elevator Pitch? An elevator pitch straddles the line between being a simple concept to understand and a challenging art form to truly master in practice. The name says it all: pique a prospective benefactor’s interest in your idea, product, business plan or even candidacy for a job within roughly the span of an average elevator ride. Instead of memorizing a Shakespearean script, you only have to tell a witty cocktail party story. That’s where the elementary simplicity of the elevator pitch ends. You then have to narrow your spiel down to the essential enticing details you can […]

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These Top Networking Mistakes Will Guarantee You Won’t Get A Call Back

Ah, networking. Whether you dismiss it as disingenuous glad-handing or relish a human game of chess, all ambitious professionals inevitably encounter scenarios in which the outcomes hinges not on what but who they know. That reality takes nothing away from the value of demonstrable talent and an unimpeachable work ethic. At the same time, making friends in the right places can open up singular opportunities to exhibit those virtues in a rarefied spotlight rather than quietly behind the scenes and far from the people receiving credit for your effectiveness. Nobody wins this calculating game without judicious attention to detail or […]

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Creative Solutions For Work-At-Home Productivity While Starting Your Business

If successful at-home entrepreneurship was as comparatively straightforward as being someone else’s exemplary employee, every company’s superstar hired hands would inevitably jump ship and build thriving brands of their own. To the more realistic contrary, every intrepid entrepreneur whose financial freedom began with an ambitious cottage industry stands among countless defeated peers who realized only too late that they had dove into self-employment much too far over their heads to survive for long. Forsake those fanciful daydreams of earning a living in constant comfort on Easy Street by camping out in pajamas on a couch all day. Those ambitions of […]

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Careers That Make Great Springboards For Transitions To Entrepreneurship

The Ultimate “Springboard” Careers For Transitions To Entrepreneurship The path of a successful entrepreneur rarely unfolds into a perfectly straight line. If seizing direct control over one’s financial destiny was guaranteed to always be so simple, who would ever settle for eking out a lifelong living in someone else’s employ? For every Donald Trump to ever seek fortune and fame with but a meager million-dollar loan from a generous patriarch, the annals of both success and failure in business are riddled with men and women mapped the ins and outs of their professions starting from the grittiest ground floor. Before […]

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