speakers

With vast experience in their field of expertise, our speakers share their knowledge in an entertaining and informative style. We choose our speakers based on merit and subject matter giving fascinating insights into their lives and experiences.  Please see just a selection of speakers we have enjoyed at our events below:


 

Marion Emery

"Professional Speaker"
 

Marion Emery gave an engaging and humorous talk about her life as a professional speaker.


 

Mandy Hickson

"Tornado Pilot"
 

Mandy Hickson, a Tornado Pilot, gave us an insight into what it was like to be a female Tornado Pilot. An excellent evening!


 

Ailsa Walter

"The Gift of Sight"
 

Ailsa Walter presented a fascinating presentation entitled "The Gift of Sight"


 

Karen Anne

"The therapeutic benefits of Tai Chi"
 

The Wessex Women's Network were given a relaxing presentation and demonstration of the benefits of Tai Chi by Karen Anne..


 

Shelby Locke

"What if"

 

Shelby Locke gave a talk about his life entitled "What if". A very entertaining and enjoyable presentation!


 

Mr Trevor Sapey

The Mary Rose

 

Mr Trevor Sapey provided an engaging and interesting talk on the Mary Rose


 

Jane Walker

The Phillippine Trust

 

Founder of the Phillippine Trust, Jane Walker, gave a talk about how she started the trust and how it works.


 


 

Mr Steve Green

Remap Charity - Making Anything Happen

 

Mr Steve Green gave an insightful talk on his experiences with Remap Charity and the work they carry out.


 


 

PC Sian Alwood

A Trainer in the Police Force

 

PC Sian Alwood, a trainer in the police force, gave an insight into day to day workings and what is involved within police training.


 


 

Colin Van Geffen

"The Red Arrows, selection and collection"

 

Colin Van Geffen

Colin delivered an insightful and captivating talk about the Red Arrows.


 

Richard Burton

"Perfect Perfect"

 

Richard Burton

Richard has spent over forty years as a salesman . Thirteen years in old fashioned department stores in four county towns and then out on the road 1977-2009 working in every English and Welsh County selling to everyone from Barrow Boys to Selfridges.


 

David Sullivan

Life as a Shepherd

 

David Sullivan

David shared his experiences of life as a shepherd.


 

Trevor Gymer

Oceanographer

  Trevor Gymer - Oceanographer

 

Dave Bonner

A history of magic.

  Dave Bonner - A history of magic.

 


 

Shay O'Conner

Author and International Speaker

  Shay O'Conner - Author and International Speaker

Shay has been voted top speaker by The Academy of Chief Executives and gave a fascinating presentation.


 

Charisma of Fawley

Fashion Show

  Charisma of Fawley gave the Wessex Womens Network a fashion show to remember!

website: www.charismafashions.com


 

Viv Oyolu

Radio Presenter

  Viv talked about her life as a radio presenter, and her show called ‘Dream Corner’ where she interviews small business female entrepreneurs, charting their journey to inspire women of all ages to follow their dreams and passions.

website: www.dreamcorner.co.uk


 

Chrissie King

From model to Artiste!

  Chrissie gave an information presentation about her transformation from model to artiste.

 

Lena Samuels JP.

The Magistracy

  As a co-presenter, Lena discussed her experiences working as a Magistrate and gave a fascinating insight.

 

Judy Clements JP.

The Magistracy

  As a co-presenter, Judy discussed her experiences working as a Magistrate and gave a fascinating insight.

 

Mr Chris Morley

A Day in the Life of a Butler

  Mr Morley gave an informative talk about a day in his life as butler to Lord Montagu of Beaulieu.

 

Amanda Smallbone

Confidence Building in Presentation Skills

 

Your voice, your message: creating an impact through your voice

Like it or not, there is no getting away from the fact that the way we use our voices in presentations and speeches greatly influences their effectiveness.

Our voices are a very personal thing; a symbol of our individual identity if you like, but all too often we hide ourselves behind our voices, undermining the impact of our ideas and the credibility and strength of our message.

The fact is that the way you use your voice has a HUGE impact on the way your ideas are received, the credibility and strength of your message and the way in which you are perceived by others.

Your voice is a FREE resource, and one that should work for you and your business objectives. In this practical session we will explore a number of techniques and approaches to making your voice work for you and your business. The emphasis will be on having fun with our voices in a relaxed and non-threatening environment!!

Amanda Smallbone is currently head of vocal and choral studies at the University of Winchester. Having originally trained as a singer at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama London, Amanda has pursued a varied career both nationally and internationally ,within the arts sector as a performer, communications manage, teacher and coach. Amanda is passionate about helping others develop confidence in using their voices and looks forward to sharing her passion for voice with you!

Amanda Smallbone GGSM MA, Programme Leader, BA Vocal and Choral Studies, Faculty of Art, University of Winchester, SO22 4NR.

T: 01962 827276          M: 07813 352651         email: amanda.smallbone@winchester.ac.uk


 

Mr John Cockran

The role of women in the New Forest during World War 2.

 

Mr Cockran gave a talk about the role of women within the New Forest during World War One and World War Two.


 

Dennis Tomlin

The Queen's Bodyguard

 

Mr Dennis Tomlin gave an informative account of his experiences as the Queen's Body Guard.


 

Susan Symes

Art in Miniature

 

Susan gave an insightful talk on buttons called "Art in Miniature". Susan brought along with her hundreds of buttons she has collected over the years and disucessed the history behind lots of them.


 

Maria Darling

Successful Business Woman

 

Maria started her own business and grew it through franchising.  You can find out more about her successful business via her website.

Find out more about Maria: www.shoesgloriousshoes.co.uk


 

Jason Noble

Singer songwriter

 

Jason Noble is a partially sighted Singer Songwriter.


 

Jus Hobbs

Personal Trainer

 

Jus Hobbs is a personal trainer who specialises in kettle bells.

Find out more about Jus: www.maxfit.me.uk


 

Christina Dykes

Politician

 

Christina Dykes has made a career of understanding the politics of the centre right. She has an incisive understanding of the values and people behind Conservative Party politics as well as the democratic process itself. She specialises in developing political leadership at the sharp end of everyday politics with those in power and those wanting to take it.

Find out more about Christina: www.christinadykes.com


 

Alina Jenkins

BBC Weather Presenter and Business Woman

 

Alina Jenkins former BBC weather presenter and now a successful business woman addressed the Wessex Women's Network with a fun and informative presentation.

Find out more about Alina: www.alinajenkins.co.uk


 

Sally Taylor

TV Presenter and Newsreader

 

Sally was nominated for Best Regional Presenter at the National Radio and Television Awards, and most recently has been nominated for the BBC Ruby Awards. With vast knowledge and unique insight, Sally gave a talk to remember.

Find out more about Sally Taylor via the BBC website: www.bbc.co.uk


 

Ian Murray

Editor of the Daily Echo

 

Ian Murray - Editor, the Daily Echo

Ian gave a talk about his life in the media including some very interesting insights and facts.


 

Lady Fiona Montagu

 

 

Lady Fiona Montagu gave an informative and interesting insight into how living at Beaulieu for 35 years has shaped her life and made her the person she is.   Lady Montagu also discussed what the privileges and drawbacks of life amongst the Montagus and those glorious cars have been.


 

Jake Simpkin

Southampton Historian

 

 

In preparation of the Royal Wedding on Friday 29th April 2011 – Jake offered an engaging presentation for those without an invitation. An enjoyable evening well spent.

Find out more about Jake Simpkin on his website: www.jakesimpkin.org


 

Kiki Maurey

Speaker/Facilitator

 

 

Kiki has been self-employed for nearly 20 years. She started her own small limited company 4 years ago, focussing on "doing what I love and loving what I do".

Described by Barclays as "one of the best keynote speakers/facilitators in the country", Kiki gave an exceptional talk on her experiences.

Find out more about Kiki on her website: www.kikimaurey.co.uk


 

Rikki Arundel

Helping Men and women understand each other

 

Rikki is openly and proudly transgender. An expert in sales and marketing communications with an impressive 30 year track record in business, she was the founding president of the Professional Speakers Association in the UK.


 

Bob Champion

The Bob Champion Cancer Trust

 

In 1983 Bob received an MBE and also formed the Bob Champion Cancer Trust which to date has raised ten million pounds towards cancer research. Bob gave an enthralling and inspirational talk based on his life experiences and achievements.


 

Louisa Nunn

Purveyor of Passion

 

Louisa Nunn was keynote speaker at one of the Wessex Women's Network events held at The Cloud Hotel. Whether looking for love or seeking customers, Louisa spoke about how to attract the right people and make them want to talk back, whether for business or pleasure.

 

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