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Mr Roger Black (MBE) (SPK02484)

United Kingdom
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Roger Black is one of the country's most successful sportsmen having represented Great Britain for fourteen years at the highest level in the world of athletics.

Born in Portsmouth on the 31 March 1966, Roger was educated at Portsmouth Grammar School and subsequently went on to read medicine at Southampton University. Roger is particularly admired for his triumphs over adversity, overcoming serious injuries and a rare heart valve condition to go on to become a world champion.

As one of the leading Motivational Speakers in the UK, Roger adds value to corporate conferences by motivating, inspiring and entertaining audiences from many organisations.

In addition, Roger has appeared regularly as a guest on numerous prime-time TV programmes, including A Question of Sport and They Think It's All Over. In 2002 he co-presented the last series of Tomorrow's World and is currently co-presenting the BBC's award winning City Hospital. He has featured in Sports Relief and on Celebrity Mastermind.

Roger won fifteen major Championship Medals including European, Commonwealth and World Championship Gold Medals. His greatest achievements were winning the Olympic 400 metres Silver Medal in 1996 and being part of the Gold Medal winning 4 x 400 metres relay team at the 1991 World Championships. He was British Men's Team Captain and was awarded the MBE in 1992.

Roger possesses a deep knowledge of motivation and self-development. He understands the dynamics of becoming a champion, how to live a dream, set goals and take the necessary steps to fulfilling ones potential. By combining his experience of self-motivation and attainable personal development, both on and off the track, he motivates organisations throughout the UK and Europe.

His presentation includes the use of video footage to reinforce the key message 'Excellence is within all of us, both individually and as part of a winning team…should you dare to grasp it!'

With Roger's extensive experience gained with the BBC in presenting and interviewing, he is often asked not only to deliver his keynote motivational speech but also to host and link an entire conference. This unique combination of skills results in an outstanding shared experience for the delegates as well as peace of mind for the client.

Roger speaks at many dinners delivering an entertaining presentation combining humorous anecdotes from the world of top class athletics with a motivational theme. Roger also hosts award ceremonies that can be combined with a motivational speech.

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The feedback has been fantastic. You managed to be both entertaining and relevant, no mean achievement given that we had about 45 nationalities represented.


We have quarterly events and the majority of the feedback has been that Roger is the best speaker we have ever had.