I am an experienced, articulate and inspiring public speaker. Finding my voice at age 14, by age 16 I was the North of England schools public speaking champion, winning hands-down 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 and guested on radio and TV programmes over the years.
My main speaking themes concern the state of the world, 'power points in time' (decisive times of intensity and change), prehistory (particularly megalithic Cornwall) and peacemaking in Palestine. But really, it's an hour or an evening with Palden, and it's wide-ranging, slotting together many things that will make sense and make connections for many people.
I speak notes-free, usually Powerpoint-free too, and have a way of tuning in to my audience. Some say it's as if I'm speaking to them personally. I usually come with three or four talking-ponts, though I rarely know what I'm going to say - it's inspired.
I present broad perspectives and profound understandings, with a mixture of visionary 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 it can involve a lot of travelling, all for one hour or so of speaking, if you know of other event organisers in your area who might team up with you to make the trip more worth it, this always helps.
Once we have agreed arrangements, I can quickly supply you with blurb and biog for your publicity material.