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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

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

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

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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Jeff Travis, Chief Executive, Life Insurance Association, UK

 

"I thought that your talk at our Management Conference at Twickenham Stadium was absolutely tremendous."
Jeff Travis, Chief Executive, Life Insurance Association, UK

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

Kevin Knebl, District Manage, ADP TotalSource, Colorado Springs

 

Your presentation at the May Denver meeting was amazing!  Thanks for all the great information.
Kevin Knebl, District Manage, ADP TotalSource, Colorado Springs

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

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

Laura Stack, Director, The Productivity Pro(R), Inc

 

I want to, again, express my appreciation for the gift of your time and talent at the Enterprise Lab this past weekend in Phoenix. Your session was one of the best of the lab.  Participants raved on the evaluations!

Laura Stack, Director, The Productivity Pro(R), Inc

Keith Millard, Chairman—The Executive Council

 

You provided the group with a wealth of ideas, techniques and practices to achieve greatly improved sales. The group greatly enjoyed the humour that threaded its way throughout your presentation without allowing this to turn the morning solely into entertainment. The focus on attitude and attributes of sales people, both in recruitment and ongoing performance was ideal for our group

Keith Millard, Chairman—The Executive Council

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