Ed Stafford: keynote, after dinner, awards, personal appearances
#Survive #Thrive #Resilience #Motivation #Amazon #Challenge #WorldRecord
Ed Stafford walked into the history books when he completed his epic trek along the length of the Amazon River. His Guinness world-record setting adventure took two and a half years and his success made headline news across the globe. His achievement is, as Sir Ranulph Fiennes put it: 'Truly extraordinary'.
Ed Stafford is passionate about encouraging others. He is honest and real about the challenges he faced: snakes, severe floods, electric eels, jaguars and the hostility of local tribes confronted with a tall foreign man in their midst. Ed's story has powerful lessons about motivation, resilience, working with others, respect for other culture and staying positive when things are relentlessly tough. Messages about success in the face of adversity, the determination to achieve targets and riding out tough times are delivered in a very entertaining way with a large dollop of self-deprecating humour.
'Absorbing, fascinating and thought-provoking - absolutely perfect for our audience - Ed crafted his presentation superbly. He is very engaging, amusing and talks about his amazing experiences in such a modest manner.'
'Wow! Exceptional session. Fantastic, inspiring closing speaker. Sent everyone away ready for the next challenge and energised to get back to work.'
Rugby Football Union
Ed filmed and blogged about his 860 day expedition and engaged twitter followers all over the world. When Ed lost his sponsor part-way through his expedition, the communication of his story through social media was significant in ensuring success. Ed's footage became an acclaimed documentary and was sold to over 100 countries and his first book Walking the Amazon was translated into several languages. Ed has since gone on to film Naked Castaway/Naked and Marooned and Marooned and Into The Unknown which has aired internationally for Discovery Channel.
Ed Stafford was awarded European Adventurer of the Year 2011. The Guinness World Records formally recognised Stafford's achievement: he appears in the 2012 Guinness Book of Records.
Ed intends to use his adventures to inspire adults and kids alike to get up off the sofa and go outside.
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