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Stephen Archer is a speaker with great charisma. By using illustrations and personal experiences and not being afraid to share his own point of view of the current situation and who is to blame for it, he engages the whole audience, at the same time helping us all to understand the credit crunch a little better.

— Warwick Business School

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“The Jeremy Clarkson of Business Speakers “   According to Levi Roots!

Summary of speaking topics

  1. 1. The economy – UK, EU and global. What’s going on and how it affects you

An informative, up to date and humorous guide to the state of the UK, EU, US and global economy and where it is going next. The big questions around China, the BRICs and debt crisis in Greece, Europe and America. How these affect your organisation and planning. We are now in the 4th year of the worst economic crisis for 70 years – what will come out of this? Strange stats and odd arrangements abound!

  1. 2. Customer engagement and innovation. How to outperform your competition and drive growth

Businesses through sales and marketing continue to have a tough time winning and keeping customers – most industries are more competitive than ever and yet there are success stories and approaches to customers that any business can take and it need not be expensive. Stephen’s talk will lift the lid on the mistaken accepted wisdoms and the opportunity for every business to improve customer profitability by 30% in one year!

3. Leadership – How to attain it

The holy grail for business today and yet so elusive. Why? Senior leaders are being far more than they were twenty years ago and yet the hunger for organisational effectiveness has not improved. This is a lateral look at what leadership is, what the threats are to it and how to attain leadership skills throughout the organisation so to that you don’t need an expensive CEO at all!

Other aspects of Stephen’s speaking and expertise:

-     Leadership, high performance and innovation in business . How leadership should be viewed as a value generator and how to increase performance and innovation measurably within 6 months at almost no cost.

-    Preparing for the end of the USA as world economy number 1. The accelerating shift of economic and political power away from the USA. Not just the rise of China and the BRICS but how the world power balance is shifting very fast. How does this shape the investment and market landscape?

-    The changing shape of Globalisation. How virtual businesses can out gun the big players; the  declining value of traditional IP on the world stage; the changing culture of international business and how investors need to re-assess value drivers.

-    Crisis management. Drawing on his experience of being Director for the Cutty Sark Trust from 2005 until late 2010. In May 2007 he was called upon to manage the crisis caused by the fire on the ship. He was in the media spotlight for two years following the fire and helped to raise £12m for the project. His experience of crisis planning, management and crisis PR provides an insight into how and how not to manage a crisis using BP and other notable examples.

- What really happened in the Credit Crunch and what lessons have and have not been learned? The worst economic disaster since 1929 but what really caused it and can it happen again? What are the long term implications and outcomes?

“Great to have someone that can explain what is going on in economics and how it affects us”  Delegate quote December 2011