I am an experienced, articulate and stimulating public speaker with broad knowledge and a good way of helping the audience get a glimpse of the big picture.
Finding my voice at age 14, by age 16 I was the North of England schools public speaking champion, winning with a notes-free speech about why we should join the European Community - this was 1966.
Since then I have trodden the boards and spoken down microphones more times than I can count. I've made radio programmes too and guested on radio and TV programmes over the years.
My main speaking themes concern the state of the world, the future, the nature of time, prehistory (particularly megalithic Cornwall), international relations and peacemaking in the Middle East.
But really, it's an hour or an evening with Palden, and it's wide-ranging, informative and slotting together many things that will make connections for many people.
I speak notes-free, often Powerpoint-free, and have a way of tuning in to my audience and saying what they need to hear. Some say it's as if I'm speaking to them personally.
I present broad perspectives and profound understandings, with a mixture of perspective, insight and sensible analysis. People tend to stay awake during my talks and remember them a long time.
If you would like me to speak at your conference, event or group, e-mail me to enquire about availability, terms and subject.
Since I live in furthest Cornwall, unless you're in Cornwall or Devon it's a long way to you, so to make the trip work this needs bearing in mind. If it's a long way, you might consider teaming up with other event organisers to cook up two or three events.
Once we have agreed arrangements, I can quickly supply you with blurb and biog for your publicity material.