“Spellbinding, Brilliant, Fantastic, Excellent, Richard McCann was utterly superb…” These were some of the comments I received from my staff after hearing Richard speak at our annual conference. His ability to connect with the audience, having them laughing and crying in equal measure and inspiring them through his incredible life story was very impressive. Truly inspirational.
Mark Jones, Managing Director, Wherry Housing Association
“We were blown away by Richard’s speech!”
Claire Harder, Royal Armouries
“Richard was invited to speak at a conference entitled ‘HMP Hull – Beyond the walls – Reducing Re-offending Via Custody and Community Partnerships. I required some powerful, thought provoking delivery in the conference to stimulate and motivate delegates in the afternoon period. Richard’s emotive talk ‘blew the audience away.’ It created the backbone for what has proved to be a successful conference, inspiring not only thought but also action. Richard skilfully combined his own personal story with the message of the conference, in a highly professional and well constructed manner. Richard proved himself to be a highly skilled orator, who captivates an audience, commanding a strong emotional and mental presence. Richards skills were also used to spread the conferences message via local media to good effect.”
Head of Community and Business Engagement, HMP Hull
“A truly outstanding speaker, a heartfelt story told from the heart, I hope it doesn’t become too polished as his presentation style is perfect the way it is!”
David Powell, JCI Leeds Business Events Director
“I have event managed over a 150 events whilst working for the Improvement Foundation, and until hearing Richard speak at one of our events I had never seen a standing ovation.”
Catherine Bentley, Events Co-Ordinator, Improvement Foundation
“Your extremely poignant, and inspirational address received a standing ovation at my Divisional Sales Conference. Congratulations and many thanks. An all time NEW WEEKLY SALES RECORD last week affirms the motivational impact you made. Having read both your books I would know the author had a story to tell, and while you shared your experiences very humbly, you shared your philosophies, your ideals, your winning principles very positively and effectively: Consequently for the audience very inspirationally. Many thanks, once again Richard, I look forward to welcoming you to future Combined conferences.”
George Munro, Vice President/Divisional Manager Northern UK Division, Combined Insurance
“Watching him connect with his audience is magical. He does this by being real, being authentic and by opening his heart to us, a true sign of strength. If you are booked to see Richard, climb aboard the rollercoaster and hang on tight. I can guarantee you will enjoy the ride!”
Amanda Wingfield, Marketing and Events Manager, Leeds
“I was overwhelmed by your honesty and the simplicity of your presentation: nothing fancy. The way you stood and spoke without hiding behind anything… A great big thank-you for joining us and sharing your life with us.”
Madge Mason, West Midlands and North Wales Samaritans
“Richard McCann kept an audience listening intently throughout his entire presentation. He then got the longest applause in 7 years of putting on this event. Our guest from Head Office described his talk as compelling, our post-graduate award winner made a point of saying how much she enjoyed it, others said that it made the hairs on their arms stand on end, and that the more they thought about it, the greater the impact it had on them. We aim to give people a different experience to the usual ‘business social’ event and we like to make them think. Richard helped us do both.”
Peter Hammond, Immediate Past Chair, Tees Valley Branch, CIPD
“Richard McCann was approached by our organization to deliver a 45 minute speech to a group of business professionals. The group were meeting to discuss, share ideas and learn new information about goal planning, personal efficiency and self awareness. Richard’s aim was to inspire the audience into looking at their lives in a different perspective. Linking his experiences to a thread of techniques that we can use was very useful. We were delighted with Richard’s professional approach,we were also impressed by his willingness to talk with the attendees after the event. We hope that Richard will work with us again.”
Phil Lee, MasterclassUK, Leeds