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Speakers Corner opens up a public speaking career for disabled businessman on BBC 2 series “Employable Me”

Speakers Corner opens up a public speaking career for disabled businessman on BBC 2 series “Employable Me”

By Aaron Field

At 9pm on Monday on 27 November leading speakers bureau, Speakers Corner, will be featured on the BBC 2 series "Employable Me".

The warm-hearted and sensitive programme follows people with disabilities as they attempt to find work. The first episode of series two, airing tonight, tracks 52-year-old Andy’s journey. Once the MD of California Superbike School, a million-pound turnover business and the trainer to some of Moto GP’s finest riders, this all changed when he had a stroke six years ago.

27.11.2017

Speakers Corner opens up a public speaking career for disabled businessman on BBC 2 series “Employable Me”

Having been told he would never walk or talk again, he has radically defied all expectations. With sheer determination, he managed to regain limited use of his right hand, and his right leg is at ‘50%’, these breakthroughs mean he has taken on once unbelievable challenges including the Marathon Des Sables – a cool seven marathons in six days in the Sahara desert.

Wanting to share his story with the world, Andy visits Speakers Corner to explore public speaking as a career. Speakers Corner shares their expertise in the industry and open the doors to Andy’s next potential career.

Collectively, the Speakers Corner team has more than a century’s worth of industry experience and actively encourages individuals from a variety of backgrounds to use their skills and experiences to become international motivational speakers, after dinner speakers, conference facilitators, keynote speakers and awards hosts.

Speakers Corner’s Managing Director Nick Gold says: “When we were offered the opportunity to be on Employable Me, the whole team were very excited about the prospect. Sharing with the BBC and the wider public the prospects a speaking career can bring is a valuable opportunity for both us and budding motivational speakers like Andy. We hope it helps others to realise what a fruitful and rewarding career public speaking can be.”