London based communication and presentation skills expert speaker
Roy Sheppard was a live reporter and presenter for BBC television. He became renowned for his ability to think on his feet and handle a crisis with calmness, warmth, and humour. Roy has also, for over 35 years, consulted with clients and entrusted to MC and facilitate politically and culturally sensitive, multi-million Euro international congresses.
Due to his unique editorial and technical skillset, combined with his years of live experience, Roy Sheppard can self-produce while on the air or on-stage. His exceptional abilities have resulted in repeat bookings.
Amongst the many high-level conferences thus far facilitated, Roy Sheppard includes the official de-briefing for the Beijing Olympics and the London Olympics, as well as many high-level conferences for the International Olympic Committee.
Roy Sheppard’s success is largely due to working closely with both his clients and production teams. In so doing, he ensures the professional delivery of every event. He is the go-to person when global corporate, international government, and medical association clients and organisers need someone who can advise at the board level. He possesses an in-depth understanding of the issues, challenges, and objectives and then works either on-camera or on-stage to deliver those objectives while at the same time balancing his clients’ needs with those of the audience.
A bestselling author, Roy Sheppard has written a number of books. Examples include ‘All About You’. ‘Meet, Greet, and Prosper’, “How To Be Loved’, and ‘Venus The Dark Side’.
As a speaker and host, Roy Sheppard leaves behind happy, engaged, and better-informed audiences. Clients appreciate how he makes their lives easier, giving organisers and executives the confidence and skills needed to communicate more effectively. He provides both live and virtual events with a professional informality enjoyed by audiences.
Roy Sheppard lives in the UK and presents in English.
“I recently worked with Roy on a project for a global pharmaceutical company. Roy was brought in to be the moderator of a European webcast. This was a complex project on difficult subject matter. Roy was able to quickly assimilate into the project, ask the right questions in the run-up, and seamlessly moderate the 2 hour webcast. Within this, he moderated a panel discussion with 5 panelists, being able to balance different opinions and let everyone’s voice be heard. Roy brought a great degree of oversight and in-depth knowledge to the project and was absolutely wonderful to work with!”
“I have known Roy for 25 years. We have worked together on many occasions in TV, radio and on the conference and meetings circuit — and he has always been a joy and, of course, a professional. An example is on one occasion we brought Roy in to facilitate a three-day conference (in Barcelona) for a major international pharma company. A large part of the conference was an extended and detailed discussion about the merits of a complex drug for an audience of 170 senior doctors from all around the world, Roy handled it superbly. He THEN had to give them a presentation on how to give a presentation at 2pm, the notorious graveyard shift, and with an audience where only 5% used English as their first language. The fact that the audience were enthralled and ranked the session so highly is a testament to Roy’s skill. Would I recommend Roy? Absolutely yes. He does what it says on the tin — and he does it very, very well indeed.”
“I have met, and experienced, Roy on numerous occasions over the years. On one recent occasion, he has moderated our HP Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) NonStop Customer Council, a gathering of C-level executives of our most important HP NonStop EMEA customers, where Roy was the facilitator for this 2-day meeting. This is not a marketing meeting! This meeting serves as an important evaluation of the business relationship HP NonStop has with these customers; positive as well as negative, and always highly sensitive, information gets discussed in this, at times, highly charged meeting. Roy’s role as facilitator for this meeting requires him to be sensitive to the issues being presented, add himself in where the meeting is heading into a “dead-end”, and equally important, he knows when to just be quiet and let things flow! One of his welcome trademarks is his knack for asking the difficult questions, which, for whatever reason, are not being asked (either of the customer or of HP NonStop). His keen sense of timing, his ability to think on his feet, add humor when appropriate or required, all have made Roy a welcome repeat host for not just our HP NonStop customer council, but other events as well! Roy understands, that the facilitator role is not a “show-case” for him, but a role to make the meeting the best it can be. His personality and professionalism put the organizers at ease, and creates excitement in, and for, the audience, wondering what he will do or say next! I encourage you to experience him yourself in one of your next events. You and your event will be better for it!”
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