DAVID THOMAS

The Motivation Speaker

Inspirational life story
Guinness® memory record breaker
London Times #1 bestselling author
Terrible taste in shirts and shoes

DAVID THOMAS

The Motivation Speaker

Inspirational life story
Guinness® memory record breaker
London Times #1 bestselling author
Terrible taste in shirts and shoes

KEYNOTE INSPIRATIONAL SPEECH

"It's not the cards you are dealt in life but the way that you play them"

KEYNOTE INSPIRATIONAL SPEECH

"It's not the cards 
you are dealt in 
life but the way 
that you play them"

"Very engaging, very entertaining with some really poignant points."

Baroness Sue Campbell, CBE

An inspirational speaker on change and challenge

If managing challenge, overcoming adversity, dealing with change and showing resilience are key to the success of your team, then David Thomas is the motivational speaker for you.

David inspires with his story of how he overcame a seriously abusive childhood to become a hugely successful adult. This is the theme of his Sunday Times #1 bestselling book. He links the lessons he learned to the specific problems that your team are facing in your industry.

He shares the strategies he has honed and developed to become one of the best practitioners in history in his chosen field of excellence, memory, a global speaker in 50 countries and international media personality. He ensures the techniques are transferable so that your team can use them the moment they leave the event.

Memory Demonstration

David performs two jaw dropping demonstrations of his memory skills.
David's speech is particularly suited to leadership and sales conferences. The message strongly resonates with those under the greatest pressure to perform and the greatest need to inspire and motivate others.

Key Messages

  • Forget the why; focus on the HOW
  • Success does not have to be a spectator sport
  • The more responsibility you take, the better your life will be
  • ​Stop being a BMW - a Bitching, Moaning Whinger - because no-one is listening!
  • ​Someone has to be successful - think BIG and it will be you!

Presentation style - challenging and fun 

David's presentation style is direct (he is an ex-firefighter from Yorkshire). He unsettles the audience making them think deeply about where they are in work and life. His style is particularly suited to those high performers who really want to improve and have a true desire to be the best that they can be.

His infectious sense of humour is ever present in all his talks. He lives by the mantra, 'when we laugh, we learn'.

David's speeches are shocking, entertaining and motivational. Book him now for an inspirational speech that your delegates will never forget.

MEETING THE THEME OF YOUR EVENT

David understands that it is critical to incorporate the theme of YOUR event into his speech.
He will do exactly that and memorise company and industry information and use that too. Always a winner with the delegates.

POWERFUL PRESENTING

Making you a presentation rockstar.

EVERY time you present.

WHATEVER the audience.

POWERFUL PRESENTING

Making you a 
presentation rockstar.

EVERY time you present.

WHATEVER the audience.

"I am really impressed. David Thomas has worked wonders with Martin."

Lord Digby Jones 
(after seeing Martin Thatcher speak at the British Houses of Parliament)

Fantastic speakers are made not born

A great presenter grabs the audience's attention quickly and keeps it, gets their message across in an easily digestible and memorable way, uses technology effectively and finishes on time.

But be honest, how often have you seen this happen?

This is because fantastic presenters are made not born. And coaching is the only way to achieve the above optimum results.

When working with David, all delegates are on their feet within minutes. This establishes a baseline and he then coaches them through the process. This is the very best way to improve. 

And the reason David only does presentation skills coaching.

He also covers the following key areas:
  • The most important 60 seconds of EVERY presentation
  • Best practice for humour, dress, technology
  • How to get the audience to remember what you have said
  • ​How to tell stories, a powerful tool in every speaker's arsenal
  • ​If, when and how to use PowerPoint slides to maximum effect

Case Study

David coached Martin Thatcher, MD of Thatcher's Cider, for a series of speeches he gave at the British Houses of Parliament.

Below is a testimonial from his experience of working with David and what Lord Digby Jones had to say after seeing him speak.
David does all the following:

- In-house masterclass coaching with a maximum of 10 delegates

- Open courses at The Dorchester

- 1-2-1 working with leaders on specific presentations

ABOUT DAVID THOMAS

"David Thomas has earned his place in history for his superior mind."

Oprah Winfrey        

ABOUT DAVID THOMAS

"David Thomas has earned his place in history for his superior mind."

Oprah Winfrey        

Sunday Times #1 bestselling author, Guinness® record breaker, global speaker, media personality

Sunday Times #1 bestselling author, Guinness® record breaker, global speaker, media personality

Shocking childhood

David's childhood was one of terrible abuse at the hands of his alcoholic mother and aged physically abusive stepfather. At 16, he attempted suicide twice, got in trouble with the police, was kicked out of school and received a criminal conviction.

He left home, turned his life around and joined the Fire Service. He was an operational firefighter for 11 years. During that time, he bought a book on memory to help him pass his exams. 8 months later he entered his first World Memory Championships and went on to develop one of the most powerful memories in history.

Memory achievements

  • World Memory Championships medallist
  • International Grandmaster of Memory
  • ​Guinness® memory record breaker for reciting Pi to 22,500 digits
  • ​World memory record holder for memorising and reciting 100 packs of individually shuffled packs of playing cards
  • ​US memory record breaker for memorising 160 digits in 5 minutes
  • ​US Memory Champion

Global author, speaker, media personality

Improving Your Memory

Published in 16 countries by Penguin and under the Dorling Kindersley imprint. More than 120,000 copies have been sold to date worldwide.

Tell Me Why, Mummy

This book charts David's brutal life story and subsequent success. It became a Sunday Times #1 bestseller.

Speaker and Media Personality

  • Presented to delegates in 60 countries
  • Venues have included Caesar's Palace and Tower of London
  • Appeared more than 500 times in the media
  • ​Appeared on television in more than 150 countries

More than 1 million people have read David's books

Selection of David's Clients

Selection of David's Clients

Video

View David speaking along with client testimonials and TV show appearances.

Video

View David speaking along with client testimonials and TV show appearances.

David speaking

What clients say

TV Shows

How to reach us

The Hall 
Lower Quickstavers Farm 
Steep Lane 
Sowerby Bridge 
West Yorkshire HX6 1PF 
United Kingdom

Telephone: 07525 069235
Outside UK: +44 7525 069235
Email: David@TheMotivationSpeaker.com

How to reach us

The Hall 
Lower Quickstavers Farm 
Steep Lane 
Sowerby Bridge 
West Yorkshire HX6 1PF 
United Kingdom

Telephone: 07525 069235
Outside UK: +44 7525 069235
Email: David@TheMotivationSpeaker.com
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