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Keynote speaker Tim Drake's tailored talks share uplifting insights from his new book You Can Be As Young As You Think. His central message is that tapping into our inner youthfulness and desire to make a difference will energise both us, and the organisation we work for.

Author of You Can Be As Young As You Think

Tim spent more than a decade in Fast Moving Consumer Goods, ending up as Client Services Director of the global advertising agency BBDO. He then became an entrepreneur, and co-founded a retail business that achieved a turnover of £17 million, and was called by 3i’s“a gem of a company.”

Selling the business in 1992, Tim has built up a portfolio of interests. He set up, and Chairs, three Think Tanks for Chief Executives, including the Sports and Leisure Industry, with CEO’s from brands such as Nike, Reebok, and Adidas.

Tim’s latest book, published in June 2009 by Pearson, is entitled You Can Be As Young As You ThinkIt is an uplifting and practical guide to moving from Old Brained, anxious, defensive, closed, thinking, to Tim’s latest book, published in June 2009 by Pearson, is entitled You Can Be As Young As You Think. Young Brained, creative, enthusiastic and open thinking.

Tim Drake combines the insights of his latest book with those of his previous book (I Want to Make a Difference – 5 Star rated on Amazon) to get to the heart of personal and group motivation.

We, and our colleagues throughout the organisation, want to release more of our natural enthusiasm. We have unfulfilled potential in both our personal and our work lives. Tim helps us find the key to unlocking it.

To do this, Tim explains the Six Wisdoms of Youth, which will allow us to re-discover the freshness, energy, enthusiasm and engagement of our younger selves.

His central message is that tapping into our inner youthfulness and desire to make a difference will energise both us, and the organisation we work for.

Colleagues want to feel pride and a buzz in their work. Customers too are looking for a sense of purpose – as well as freshness and openness – in the organisations they deal with.

Tim helps organisations deliver this, and make a difference.

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    SHARPER LEADERSHIP, ENERGISED TEAMS

    • Individuals and teams can operate far more effectively, and fulfil much more of their potential, if they can re-find their Young Brains.
    • Tim shows your people how to get rid of their Old Brained anxieties, fears, doubts – and grumpiness – and get back to their excited, youthful selves.
    • They will become more in touch with what is going on in society – and how their customers are thinking and feeling. They will anticipate changes in consumer tastes and will be more creative, optimistic and enthusiastic – about their jobs, their markets and their lives.

     

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    YOUNG BRAINED SERVICE

    • Customers today can smell at fifty paces whether they are valued by the organisation they are dealing with. Great service is the result of Young Brained enthusiasm providing genuine value. There is reciprocity of enjoyment and engagement in what Tim calls Walking in Customers’ Shoes Service. If some of your front line staff have Old Brains, they need this session.

     

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    BRAND REJUVENATION

    • Like sharks, brands need to keep moving to survive. And in saturated me-too markets, incremental change is not enough. Tim’s session is a wake-up call for brand owners. The world is changing faster than we imagine.
10.15.2014

Interview with Tim Drake

My Message of hope
By adopting a Young Brained mindset you can find more meaning in your work, enjoy it more, and make more of a difference.

The feeling I would like people to take away
That their individual contribution is important and can be supercharged

How I prepare for speaking engagements?
By asking the organizers lots of questions to find out the goals of the day, and the key issues of the organization, its market(s), and its competitive environment. Then thinking hard about the most relevant insights I can bring to the party.

What do I gain personally from being a public speaker?
The satisfaction and enjoyment of fulfilling my purpose, which is to learn and grow, by helping others to learn and grow

How much does humor factor into my keynotes and other speaking engagements?
Humour is important to gain empathy and involvement from the audience, while not dominating or obscuring the message

What makes someone a great leader?
The ability to see the bullseye when others can’t even see the target, to enthuse and inspire his or her team to achieve it, and to be unreasonable if necessary to achieve worthwhile goals.

How are my keynote presentations unique?
By being honest about the challenges, and by having fresh, inspiring, and practical approaches to meeting and overcoming them, and achieving great things

Do I have any unique memorable moments in m speaking career?
I was addressing an audience of entrepreneurs when a near riot of noise broke out in the adjoining large room, shielded only by a thin moveable dividing door. I led the group to another large room in the hotel, and carried on unfazed. To much acclaim.

What is a brand rejuvenation and what does it require?
Brand rejuvenation is the process of making the brand more relevant to today’s market. This is done by enthusing the employees and communicators – all the consumer touchpoints – to become Young Brains, and thus more positively engaged in today’s rapidly evolving society.

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