For those of you that might like to see a speech sample, here’s a short-clip of one that I gave at a Middle Eastern event in Summer 2017. (There are plenty more of me on Vimeo and YouTube covering a range of different issues.) Meanwhile, here are a few kind quotes re: recent speeches…
1. The World Retail Congress is a vital meeting place for the global retail industry. Now ten years old, it attracts retail leaders from throughout the world and across all sectors (along with over 1500 delegates) and has come to represent a barometer for the latest ideas and retail innovations. I’ve spoken there for years – here you go with a word from the WRC’s Chairman: “The World Retail Congress is renowned for attracting excellent speakers for its annual events. Following on from his previous speeches at the congress, this year Sean gave a superb trend research talk as part of our CEO Leadership Programme. He also chaired dynamic marketing panels with innovative brands and leading-edge agencies. I’d highly recommend him for companies seeking a deeply informed and entertaining speaker!” (Ian McGarrigle, Chairman, World Retail Congress).
2. YMS is the biggest coming together of the youth marketing industry in Europe, and sees over 1500 delegates from brands, agencies & youth organisations gather in London for a festival on the latest youth marketing trends. (Their event in NYC is fairly epic too.) I’ve chaired ethical branding debates and given keynote trend speeches at the event since it started – my favourite venue for YMS being The Roundhouse. “YMS is Europe’s leading youth marketing conference. As a renowned independent researcher and public speaker Sean’s has given trend speeches & chaired sessions at YMS for years, and at this years event he ran a session featuring some of the biggest names in CSR from the IT, entertainment, fashion, banking and agency sectors. It was also great that, once again, he wrote about Youth Marketing Strategy for Contagious. If you want a really informed trend forecaster to speak at your event, he’s your man.” (Simon Eder, Founder, YMS)
3. I’ve been lecturing at universities for years and have been lucky enough to have done so at fantastic places inc London College of Fashion, Royal College of Art, Central St Martins and Chelsea College of Art. (It’s always inspiring to meet the next generation of highly creative thinkers, and 2017 has been amazing.) “As a visiting lecturer at the London College of Fashion, Sean has given numerous presentations over the last decade. The course he’s currently involved with, Fashion Media Production/Digital Strategy has seen him lecture on best-practice in digital marketing along with cultural and social trends. Sean is always informed with up to date insights as well as being an entertaining and energetic speaker that inspires both students & faculty alike. His ability to find fresh material and perspectives alongside clear analysis makes him a dynamic contributor to any programme!” (Nilgin Yusuf, Creative Director, UAL)