Roy Sheppard

Roy Sheppard

Roy Sheppard is a specialist conference facilitator/moderator, an experienced speaker and the author of eight books. Roy works on high-profile conferences for some of the world’s largest and most respected organisations.

Roy Sheppard isn’t an expensive ‘celebrity’ so you may not have heard of him, however, Roy is renowned within the conference industry for being a world-class MC, facilitator, keynote speaker, workshop and seminar speaker.

As a former BBC TV reporter who can also film and edit interviews on-site. If asked, he is also happy to coach your team to improve their presentations – all this for just ONE inclusive fee.

The alternative is a lot more expensive and involves far more time to organise different speakers and trainers for each of these skills and activities. In many cases when purchased separately they become unaffordable. But not when you book Roy for your conference.

If you have time and budget restraints, Roy Sheppard can provide you with the perfect, highly professional solution.

He has been asked back time and again to moderate ‘private’ conferences for the Olympic movement held in Lausanne, Beijing and Rio de Janeiro. He has moderated conferences for the world’s largest trade association – the ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers) in Rome, Dubai, Cape Town, Istanbul, New York and their flagship event RECON in Las Vegas (attended by 53,000 delegates).

Roy Sheppard is also an acknowledged 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 University and Henley School of Management on their full-time MBA courses.

For many years Roy Sheppard was a radio and television broadcaster, mainly with the BBC. But also at ITV in Cardiff and LBC Radio in London. Working both regionally and nationally for the BBC, Roy Sheppard presented music and interview-based programmes, including the Sony Award-winning “In the News” on BBC Radio 4.

From 1985-91, Roy Sheppard was an anchorman of the early evening news for the BBC in London where he consistently proved his ability to perform under pressure.

Contact Great British Speakers today to book international tech sector moderator and host Roy Sheppard for your next event.

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I attended Roy’s session about Reputation Management during the ICCA Congress in Leipzig. Roy’s presentation was fantastic, very hands-on, very engaging and interactive. Not only were the topics so well presented that a listener can immediately implement new ideas for himself, but the content was so well transmitted that the audiences was kept on their toes all the time. I would be looking forward to attending more sessions held by Roy, I can only recommend him as a speaker!

Verena Jandak, CMP, Marketing Manager, Vienna Convention Bureau

Roy’s presentation to my team was exceptional and hugely thought provoking. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.

Tim Farazmand, Managing Director at Lloyds Development Capital

Roy has worked as a moderator [facilitator] for large events and smaller executive events. Roy works well with an international audience demonstrating professionalism, enthusiasm and respect. He is particularly good at encouraging full involvement and engagement from all.

Neil Pringle – NonStop Director, EMEA, HP

Roy has helped us to develop the speaking, presentation and moderation skills of many of our staff and customers, across a wide range of abilities and experience. His stimulating approach is always well received, giving plenty of practical pearls on how to present effectively,  the importance of messaging, and dealing with the unexpected. Most importantly, Roy’s techniques to build confidence and deal with the common issue of nerves has been extremely helpful to us. Overall, we have seen a significant improvement in the quality of our presenters, as reflected in the evaluations of their own audiences.

John Cresser-Brown, BSc. PhD., Vice President, Zimmer Institute, EMEA

(One group of 20 of their surgeons gave Roy a mean average score of 100%!)

Roy Sheppard breaks more ice than the Russian fishing fleet.

– Delegate feedback

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 in an audience of over 6000 people, he succeeded in connecting people who might not otherwise have met each other and left a lasting impression with all of us. If you have ever the chance to work with him – do it! We look forward to planning our 2016 conference together with Roy.
We’ve booked and then rebooked 3 times so far!

– Andreas Felser, Executive Director EANM, Vienna.

I would urge you to book Roy as a facilitator or a guest speaker or simply to motivate your staff! His energy for his topics is superb, he is so enthusiastic it is infectious and I have always left his presentations feeling motivated and ready to implement new ideas or strategies! Always professional, always on time, always within the event brief and always exceeding expectations!

– Amanda Davey, Head of Events, Institute and Faculty of Actuaries UK.

Roy brings a fantastic energy with him and has the ability to engage all of the audience and encapsulate their thoughts in a humourous manner eg “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

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