Caspar Berry to be keynote speaker at RDO7 timeshare conference
European timeshare body the Resort Development Organisation (RDO) has announced that Caspar Berry will be one of the keynote speakers at this year’s RDO7 Taking Ownership conference, which takes place in London from 20-22 September 2016.
Berry works internationally as a highly renowned professional motivational and keynote speaker, having delivered more than 1,200 speeches for over 300 companies in Europe, America and Asia since launching his career six years ago.
Berry’s trajectory to his current career as international speaker has taken a number of diverse turns – which goes some way to explaining why his speeches are so varied, powerful and interesting. Rather than a traditional pathway from education to business to professional speeches, he has experienced huge life and career path changes that he uses to imbue his speeches.
Having landed the lead role in a BBC television drama at just 16, he dedicated the next nine years of his life to becoming a feature film director, directing his first television commercial at 18, winning his first Royal Television Society award aged 20 and also having screenplays produced by Film Four and Columbia Tri-Star.
He also studied Economics at Cambridge, made a living as a professional poker player and co-founded Twenty First Century Media which he helped build into the fastest growing audio visual media company in the North East of England before selling it in 2008. It was while still in charge of his company that he began his career as a speaker.
It was the combination of these two big life events – his three-year career as a professional poker player, and then setting up and running his own successful business – that persuaded Berry to start speaking about the similarities of these two worlds. From becoming one of the best known business speakers in the UK, his presentation evolved into what he does today – teach international audiences the things that every poker player understands to people in business.
Berry speaks about the mechanics of decision making, dealing with uncertainty, understanding luck, focussing on what we can control, the science of risk and the implications of all of this on the way in which we lead, innovate, change and sell in business. He is highly passionate about his work as a keynote and motivational speaker and lists Google, IBM, ASDA, Orange, E.ON, Visa, BP and KPMG among his many clients.
He aims to catalyse conversations and transformations among ambitious and high performing teams and organisations, such as those who will be attending this year’s RDO7 Taking Ownership timeshare conference.