Keynote Speaker Caspar Berry on Risk and Decision Making Pt 1
Caspar Berry Speaker Profile:
Are the decisions that I am taking the right decisions to get me to where I want to go?
Your answer to this question will have a direct impact on the success that you are experiencing in life. Caspar Berry, a professional motivational and keynote speaker, is passionate about helping audiences to answer this question, and teaching them how to use the discovery to propel themselves to higher levels of success.
Each of Caspar's presentations are uplifting, funny, thought-provoking and stimulating. Audiences love the entertainment, and walk away with new ideas that they can use to improve their lives.
His key messages revolve around the need to embrace uncertainty and take calculated risks in order to get the edge and achieve success. These messages are timeless and can be applied to any industry, making them perfect for any training day or conference. He is a catalyst for change and his famously upbeat, energetic style is always inspirational.
Caspar Berry, 40, started his career while still a teenager as the lead in one of BBC1's flagship television programs of the 1990s. He went on to be a prolific theatre director at Cambridge University and by the time he was 23, Caspar was writing for Miramax and Columbia Tri Star. Then at 25, he took the decision that would dramatically change his life: he moved to Las Vegas and became a professional poker player!
Keynote speaker Caspar Berry played poker professionally for most of the next 3 years of his life in Las Vegas, during which time he made a good living pitting his wits against some of the game's best known players. It was in this period that he also learned many of the key messages that he now imparts to businesses around the world today.
In 2002, Caspar returned to the U.K., co-founding Twenty First Century Media and building it into the fastest growing audio visual media company in the North East of England before selling it in 2008 to Bob Geldof's media giant, Ten Alps. It was while still at the helm of Twenty First Century Media that he began his career as a speaker and catalyst for new thinking within business about risk-taking and decision-making using his experience as a poker player to explain how we all make decisions in our personal and professional lives.
• Professional film writer for BBC, Channel 4, Miramax and Columbia Tri Star
• Co-founded Twenty First Century Media and built it into the fastest growing audio visual media company in the North East of England
• Hosted over 400 television shows on SKY television
• One of the two poker advisors on the James Bond Movie, Casino Royale.
• Speaker at over 1,500 events in over 30 countries for over 300 clients.
For the last 10 years, Caspar has been a professional motivational and keynote speaker during which time he has delivered over 1,500 speeches for over 300 great companies in Europe, America and Asia including ASDA Walmart, Western Union, FCm, BT, Deutsche Bank, AON, Hiscox, KPMG, BA, AIA, P and G and HP.
Most Requested Programs:
- "Risk & Decision Making" A fast-paced, funny, and thought provoking presentation that sheds light on the decision making process
- "Luck & Uncertainty" An uplifting and stimulating journey that demonstrates the advantages of embracing uncertainty and empowering audiences in all areas of their lives.
- "Innovation" A motivating presentation which looks at how people overcome obstacles, learn, and change anything in their businesses and lives, to really make a diference.
- "Leadership & Change" An empowering speech which provides audiences with the mindset to have the courage to step up and the tools to get others to do the same.
- "Judgement & Intuition" A fun, insightful look at how instincts and logical analysis can be used together, in order to make better decisions in the future.
LEADERSHIP & CHANGE
Using fascinating historical examples to illustrate his principles, former professional poker player Caspar Berry asks how great leaders think & overcome opposition to rise to the top. Leadership requires the courage to make decisions, the process of which lasts only a few seconds, but the impact of which can be enormous. Drawing on management theory as well as psychology and even Darwinian evolution, this speech empowers audiences from any background to step up and take charge. Works in 30/45/60 minute forms.
RISK & DECISION MAKING
Former professional poker player Caspar Berry uses his expertise to shed light on the decision making process, applying to business as well as all aspects of life. This fast-paced, funny and thought-provoking speech has been performed over 800 times to audiences all over the world. Caspar uses poker as the basis of an analysis of risk-taking and decision making, coaxing you out of your comfort zone in order to demonstrate how maximising our return on investment, we can do more with fewer resources. Works in 30/45/60/90 minute and workshop/seminar forms
LUCK & UNCERTAINTY
Caspar Berry guides the audience on a stimulating and uplifting journey, using examples ranging from the financial crisis to the Holocaust via sporting stars, to demonstrate the advantages of embracing uncertainty and the fundamentally uncertain nature of life. In this emotionally engaging and rousing speech, Caspar draws on his experiences as a former professional poker player to show how we can empower ourselves in life and increase our success in business by accepting that there are aspects of both that we cannot control. Works in 30/45/60 minute and longer seminar forms.
Caspar Berry uses his unique viewpoint as a former poker professional to illuminate the creative process, showing how celebrated, successful trendsetters from history overcame opposition and failure to emerge triumphant. Using Caspar’s poker experience as a base, this exciting and challenging speech shows how embracing calculated risk can enable and encourage creative success. By motivating and enabling the audience to see the potential through the reality, this funny presentation allows them maximise their potential creativity. Works in 30/45/60/90 minute and seminar forms.
JUDGEMENT & INTUITION
Caspar Berry takes you on a fast-paced, humorous romp through the worlds of poker faces and gut feelings, drawing on his experiences as a professional poker player to analyse how we make split-second decisions. Our subconscious allows us to make snap judgements, without conscious thought, that can result in powerful hunches, and even save our lives. However it also biases us towards decisions which are not, ultimately, in our best interests. You will learn how to temper your instincts with logical analysis, and come away with the ability to make better decisions in the future. Works in 30/45/60 minute forms.
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