The formation of PADS – PSA After Dinner Speakers I’ve formed a Professional Expert Group (PEG) for After Dinner Speakers who belong to the Professional Speaking Association. This weekend, at the Hilton Hotel, Coventry I spoke at the PSA annual convention, giving a session on how to make the move into after dinner speaking and […]
At some point in the last couple of years it has apparently become OK to swear onstage at business events. What the flip is going on?
Today i worked as a commentator and stadium announcer at the Champions League Festival in Hyde Park. I say worked, it was for the Bobby Moore Fund, a charity dear to my heart. Here’s me with BMF founder Stephanie Moore, Bobby’s widow and a truly splendid woman. I commentated on a match between the Parliamentary […]
Google can be a scary thing. I just googled my book title and found it on Amazon already. I’m still writing it! The book ‘Mr Moon Has Left the Stadium’ is a funny account of my life as the West Ham United FC announcer. It comes out on August 1st. It has to be handed […]
Some exciting news – I’ve made it onto the shortlist to be a stadium announcer at the London 2012 Olympics. I’m ridiculously excited about it.
I’m back with a new series of Collectors for BBC East Midlands Today. Last time I interviewed people with collections of valve radios, Roy Rogers memorabilia and badges. This time round I’ve met a man who collects saucy postcards, a cheque collector and I’ve sat amongst the world’s largest collection of Smurfs. The feature below […]
I’m not taking any more after dinner speaking gigs until the end of June, otherwise I’ll never get the book finished. Once it’s safely handed in to the publishers I’ll be back on the chicken dinner circuit. If your firm, golf club, sports organisation needs a speaker, please consider me. Details of my fees, subjects […]
Here’s a feature I did with darts player Jamie ‘Jabba’ Caven. As a child he was stung by a bee and lost the sight in one eye. He still went onto become world youth darts champion. As an adult he’s overcome pancreatic cancer which has left him diabetic. Amazingly he’s risen against all those odds […]
This week being Christmas week I’m sharing my favourite ever TV reports with you. Behind today’s Advent calendar window of fun is Speedy the Tortoise. Sadly he lost a leg and his owners made a new one out of Lego. When that fell to bits they were stumped. Fortunately a neighbour who is an inventor […]
As it’s Christmas week, I thought I’d create my own version of the advent calendar, but without the chocolate. Like so many of many ideas, I’ve had it rather late, so instead of 25 days worth, there’s just going to be 5. Each day this week I will post one of my favourite BBC TV […]