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Motivational Speaker

Energetic, humorous, motivating, enthusiastic...

Frank Furness is a sought after motivational and after dinner speaker. His lively, enthusiastic and humorous style has inspired audiences around the world.

Originally from South Africa, Frank now lives in London, United Kingdom. His credentials include 20 years of exceptional business success in sales, management and training. This includes qualifying twice at MDRT Top of the Table, putting him amongst the elite of sales consultants around the world. Using his experience in financial services, Frank relates many personal experiences, together with numerous sales and management ideas. Frank's passion for goal setting and personal and professional development has inspired many individuals. As an after dinner speaker, he is a polished and humorous entertainer. His charisma and command of his craft captivates audiences in 55 countries worldwide and he delivers over 100 speeches each year. Frank's boundless energy and contagious enthusiasm has led to a number of organisations retaining him as a consultant.

Involvement with Toastmasters International for the past 13 years has brought Frank recognition in 1997 as one of the top 5 humorous speakers in the United Kingdom. He is the founder and past president of Northwest London Speakers Club, a member of NSA and a past president of the Professional Speakers Association in the United Kingdom.

Frank is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP Global) and achievements include:
  • 2007 - Awarded UK 'Speaker of the Year ' for Vistage, the World's Largest CEO Organisation
  • 2007 - Awarded Certified Speaking Professional in the USA
  • 2011 - Inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame
  • 2013 - Awarded Australian 'Overseas Speaker of the Year'
  • 2013 - Awarded Global CSP in Singapore
  • 2014 - Recognized as top speaker for Vistage Florida, USA
 

An accomplished presentation skills trainer, Frank coaches many top sports people on public speaking. He has been a guest on many radio talkback shows in the United Kingdom, speaking on goal setting, motivation and positive mental attitude. Numerous of his articles have been published.

If you need to inspire and entertain your audience, Frank will assure a top-notch engagement every time.

 

What Leaders are Saying

Alistair Altham, Group Marketing Director, Johnson Fry Securities Ltd, London

 

"What an excellent presentation. It was unanimously claimed as the best session any of the team had experienced. Everybody is charged up and my only challenge is to ensure that we carry through the great ideas you provided."
Alistair Altham, Group Marketing Director, Johnson Fry Securities Ltd, London

Ian Curran, MD THQ

 

Rome, April 2008, - an offsite meeting with my reports -  heads of business from across the world, different nationalities, different backgrounds and different business areas. Frank conducted a half day session on day two of the three day meeting.

Frank is energised, motivated and engaging. There was no-one in the room who was not captivated by what he was saying. He had really prepared and tailored his material to fit into my required business outcomes. The whole morning was varied, interesting, moving, thought provoking and uplifting.

My team was left highly motivated for the business year ahead, driven, and armed with tools to help realise action plans. Testament to the impact of Frank's session, is that once back in the office, dealing with daily work issues, the team continues to pull on the resources and motivation gained from Frank.

I would highly recommend Frank - he is one of the best speakers I have ever had the opportunity to experience.

Ian Curran, MD THQ

Fabian Fidelis, CEO, Proactive, Malaysia

 

Just wanted to let you know again that your seminar really gave me the direction I needed to move my business into the big time
Fabian Fidelis, CEO, Proactive, Malaysia

Hans Poortvliet, Managing Director, HSMAI Nederland

 

While working on the details of our 2008 LEADERSHIP programme, Mr. Furness was suggested to us by various people. Were they ever right! After a brief, but very pleasant and ‘to the point’ telephone conversation, I was fully confident that Frank was definitely ‘our man’. Seen his extensive background in sales, we asked Mr. Furness to take care of the ‘HSMAI Leadership in Sales Event. Frank delivered that afternoon an upbeat, dynamic and cutting edge presentation on sales & marketing. Filled with humour, impressive facts, ‘speaking’ pictures and many, many practical ‘sales tools’. Afterwards he left the audience with several dedicated websites full of practical tools for their review and use. The feedback we got from our members was nothing less than superb! I therefore can only strongly advise any organization (looking for the ‘latest in sales & marketing’) to contact or even better: ‘secure’ Mr. Frank Furness for their programme.
Hans Poortvliet, Managing Director, HSMAI Nederland

Harold J. Kluit, Director of Revenue & Marketing, Swissôtel Amsterdam

 

Last week I attended the presentation of Frank Furness and I just want to let you know that it turned out to be a super treat! This man was inspiring, fascinating, well informed and sharp. In addition to this he combined (in a very attractive & visual way!) all actual aspects regarding Sales followed by Marketing.

In short: My colleague and I have had a wonderful time! Thank you! Kind regards from the centre of Amsterdam.
Harold J. Kluit, Director of Revenue & Marketing, Swissôtel Amsterdam

Abi Doyle, Head of Group Marketing, The Premier Paper Group

 

Not only did you put on an excellent programme...people have been talking about you non-stop. But also for not acting the Prima Donna! You worked really hard and you got the message across.
Abi Doyle, Head of Group Marketing, The Premier Paper Group

Anneke BRINKHUIS

 

Thank you for a job well done in Budapest. You will no doubt be pleased to hear you were rated the top speaker out of the 18 speakers. In the comments section the respondents wrote the following: motivational, very good, relevant to all and: 'it  underlined the importance of people in the organisation'.
Anneke BRINKHUIS - European Association of Chemical Distributors (FECC)  - Brussels

Stuart Thomson, MD of PIC, Dubai

 

After many years in the sales industry, it has been highly refreshing to find a professional who can rekindle the fire in our sales force. Frank's professionalism and knowledge of sales in my opinion cannot be equaled and since his motivational talk, there has been a dramatic increase in our sales figures.
Stuart Thomson, MD of PIC, Dubai

Deborah Fox, Managing Director, Emerging Real Estate Ltd

 

A day of sales training with Frank Furness so inspired our sales team that six weeks on, and they are still enthusiastically employing his techniques.  Each sales person in the office has their goals pinned up in front of them and we have a huge poster in the office which says ‘Think Frank’.

Frank has changed the way we work – he has given us confidence to enjoy the sales pitch and to sell better and more effectively.
Deborah Fox, Managing Director, Emerging Real Estate Ltd

Robert Bailey, President and CEO, Abacus International Pte Ltd

 

CEO level delegates attending the inaugural Abacus International Online Travel Leaders Retreat rated Frank Furness as one of the most appreciated contributors at the event held in Macau on 4-6 July 2008. His presentation not only provided thought provoking new perspectives for online Travel Agencies, the delegates attending felt that many of the tactics and techniques for online marketing could be implemented almost immediately. We greatly appreciated Frank's contribution to the Retreat and with its sound mix of robust thinking and practical advice and would welcome him as a presenter at our events in the future.

Robert Bailey,  President and CEO, Abacus International Pte Ltd

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