It’s a well-known fact to expect ANYTHING when working in Live Television… and as Roy Sheppard spent nearly everyday of a decade broadcasting Live, he became a master at handling situations when they didn’t go to plan! This has enabled him to become the perfect Emcee & facilitator with outstanding interpersonal skills.
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“The Facilitating Expert”
Working both regionally and nationally for the BBC, he presented countless music and interview-based programmes, including the Sony Award winning “In the News” on BBC Radio 4. And he hosted a prime-time interview show on London’s talk station LBC radio.
This experience, over many years, has led to Roy’s reputation as a world-renowned conference facilitator. He thinks quickly on his feet, He does not need ‘hand-holding’ like so many expensive celebrities. He makes sure he is fully briefed by understanding the issues, challenges and mindset of his audiences and gives total and absolute attention to what is going on. He responds quickly and appropriately to on-stage dramas. He gained this depth of experience during nearly a decade working as a ‘live’ network BBC radio and TV presenter and reporter.
He is also acknowledged as the European expert on building profitable business relationships through networking and referrals and has spoken at conferences all over the world. He has worked as a visiting lecturer at Cranfield and Henley Business School’s full-time MBA courses.
Roy Sheppard is always the most valued person at events, as he not only hosts them seamlessly, but he works the room so everyone in it feels valued, connects with others & gets the most from the experience.
As one of our most rebooked speakers, trust us, your event will be in very good hands!
- Meet Greet & Prosper – “How to network your way to success at a conference”
- Conference producer working directly with you or alongside your production company, helping to clarify your messaging and outcomes
- Coach your executives ahead of the conference on how to create more buy-in and more impact
- Offer suggestions about interactive technologies that can help your audience become participants rather than just spectators
- Roy will then MC your plenary sessions, facilitate interactive panel discussions and for executives who are not confident speakers, he often takes responsibility for making them look good by interviewing them instead.
- While on-site Roy is highly experienced interviewing attendees on video about what they think about the conference. He can provide his own professional equipment for this role at no additional cost.
We engaged Roy for a major 3 day event in Barcelona attended by over 500 customers, press and staff from across the globe. Roy provided the role of host and facilitator for the Keynote Presentations and I can attest that Roy fulfilled this task with the utmost of professionalism and good humour. Roy’s energy and ability to bring the best out of the speakers ensured the audience remained attentive and entertained making our job of delivering the business message so much easier.
Terry Laidlaw, Managing Director, OKI Europe Ltd
Roy was the backbone of our successful customer forum. His sharp understanding of key issues in the moment, facilitation skills and lively personality are crucial ingredients to any successful event.
Ian Martin, Head of Marketing, BT Fleet
Roy is brilliant at building relationships and explaining key concepts in a simple and pragmatic way which is highly effective. He is a lively trainer who fully engages his audience throughout his sessions.
Akber Pandor, Head of Partner Development at KPMG Europe LLP
Roy brings a fantastic energy with him and has the ability to engage all of the audience and encapsulate their thoughts in a humorous manner e.g. “they are all thinking it but are afraid to say”. I would recommend Roy for any conference event which is to do with achieving better business results.
Gordon Duncan, Regional Development Director at Marsh Ltd
We were looking for a moderator/facilitator for the opening and closing ceremonies of our annual conference but Roy delivered so much more. His professionalism and very British sense of humour transformed our conventionally stiff events into entertaining, interactive shows – exactly what was needed to get things off the ground. By generating a lively atmosphere, he succeeded in connecting people who might not otherwise have met each other and left a lasting impression with all of us. If you ever have the chance to work with him – do it!
Andreas Felser, Executive Director EANM, Vienna
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