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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

Ben Bennett, CEO, Infinity, Thailand

 

"The highlight of the Infinity Financial Solutions Sales Seminar was unquestionably the session delivered by Frank Furness entitled ‘Successful Sales Consultancy’. Our Consultants have been buzzing since this session - as well as a vastly improved sense of team spirit, individuals have identified where they were going wrong and have adopted a back to basics approach that I am sure will deliver rewards immediately. We all can't wait for the next conference and look forward to getting even more value from Frank"

Ben Bennett, CEO, Infinity, Thailand

Jana Stansfield

 

Your program at NSA Colorado was incredibly helpful.  I have been singing your praises and marvelling that you would share that information so generously.
Jana Stansfield

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

William J. Brunkhardt – President, Entrepreneurs Organisation -Kansas City

 

"EO-Kansas City was fortunate enough to have a long visit with Frank Furness recently. As president of the Chapter and one who attends EO events globally, I can honestly say that Frank's presentation is right on target. As entrepreneurs we must take advantage of the best time management technologies and services. Frank provides us a wealth of time management and cost saving techniques that we all can use.

Frank is charming, dynamic and full of energy... Clearly of EO calibre! I recommend him to any and all Chapters!
William J. Brunkhardt – President, Entrepreneurs Organisation -Kansas City

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

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

Paul du Toit, MD the Congruence Group

 

"Frank, congratulations on a great presentation on day 2 of the Dutch Convention in Amsterdam - the time always seems to whizz by when you're on stage, and your tips are always invaluable. If you had been given twice the time it probably would not have been enough. We need to get you to an upcoming convention in South Africa - and I believe nothing less than a pre-con would do you justice. Thanks and well done!"
Paul du Toit, MD the Congruence Group

Jonathan Gerber, Managing Director—American Express & Seekers Travel South Africa

 

Your very accessible style made the information you shared with our team intelligible and easy to assimilate, and we still talk about the incredibly ‘simple’ approach you adopt to what is often considered the complicated process of doing business. Not without the elements of fun, your presentation was well targeted and well received, and we thank you for your insight and for presenting your ideas in a way that each delegate believed that they could take back with them, and move towards personal and professional growth and success

Jonathan Gerber, Managing Director—American Express & Seekers Travel South Africa

Joe D Adams, Chairman Group 11 & Leaders Forum 6

 

“Frank Furness spoke to my Academy for Chief Executives Group 11 meeting and received the highest score of the year – 9.5. Many members described this as a magical learning day and were euphoric in their praise for Frank as a speaker both from the stand point of delivery as well as content.

From my point of view, as Chairman for Group 11 and former National Sales Manager and Managing Director of Encyclopaedia Britannica, I can say with complete confidence that Frank Furness is as good as it gets when he is on the stage delivering his message to his sales orientated audience.

He is humorous, charismatic and completely knowledgeable on his subject. He is quite simply, completely professional and outstanding value.
Joe D Adams, Chairman Group 11 & Leaders Forum 6
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