“you need to come with a health warning…the mixture of comedy and reality is spot on”
VT Land – July 2007
“Adrian Webster went down very well with a really difficult audience. He was a pleasure to work with and I am sure we will use him again in the future.”
DBMT on Adrian Webster who spoke at a client conference March 2007
Adrian Webster is a highly entertaining Motivational Speaker who specialises in delivering key messages on behalf of clients in a humorous and completely unique, down to earth style that audiences can easily relate to.
He combines raw enthusiasm with his vast amount of hands on experience as a motivator, team builder and salesperson to unleash an unforgettable cocktail of addictive inspiration.
This high impact ‘entertrainment’ delivery style is not only fun and motivating, it’s refreshingly innovative, extremely useful and truly effective.
Adrian is regarded by many as one of Europe’s leading authorities on sales motivation, he is without doubt one of its most exciting speakers!
The son of a Yorkshire coal miner, he started off his colourful career as a Police Officer in St Pauls, Bristol, leaving shortly after the St Paul’s riots to go ‘back to school’ and to be President of Southampton Students Drama.
Fed up with being a poor student, he spent the next four years building up a highly successful dairy company from nothing by knocking on thousands of doors persuading families to buy his milk! Having established the dairy business he went to the USA on holiday but soon found himself working as a D.J and Lifeguard. On his return to the UK he worked as a radio presenter on local radio in Bristol.
To help ‘fund’ his career, Adrian started selling a wide range of products, ranging from frozen food to houses, he quickly discovered he could make some real money in sales and began to take selling seriously, the part time sales side soon took over as his full time career.
In 1987 he moved into I.T sales and by 1989 he had established himself as one of the most successful sales professionals in the industry.
After two extremely successful years as Corporate Sales Manager of US Robotics, he joined Northamber Plc an I.T Distributor as Group Sales and Training Manager responsible over a five year period for successfully recruiting, training, motivating and ‘driving’ 150 sales staff to achieve phenomenal success.
It was during this time that Adrian discovered his exceptional ability to inspire others and to build and develop teams from people of little or no ability or experience into some of the most productive in the I.T industry.
Fuelled by a desire to try to gain a better understanding of what makes certain people outrageously successful, he set about interviewing and researching some of the UK’s most successful people, ranging from business leaders and professional sports people to show business celebrities.
This six years of research, combined with his colourful career and varied experiences, forms the basis of his fascinating and eye opening material.
Adrian shares with the audience his ideas on the characters that he has identified in most teams, companies and organisations. They include amongst others: Neg Ferrets, Bloaters, Sinkers, Jaffa Gaffas and Polar Bear Pirates, all of which most people will easily recognise!
Today, as well as being a professional speaker, Adrian works as a consultant devising and implementing team building and motivational performance programmes for both sales and non sales environments. He also works with a select number of private business and sports clients as a personal development coach.
In his spare time, over the past few years, he has played several small roles in television and radio. He has also recently started writing parts for television and has done the odd TV ‘warm up man bit’ when his arm has been really twisted!
“Your energy and enthusiasm was infectious and was much appreciated. You managed to get key messages across, interspersed with some great humour, and I know your talk was very much enjoyed by the multi-lingual audience. A few days later, some managers are making references to your stories and using them to convey certain messages.” Southco Europe Ltd – June 2007
His first motivational book is ‘Polar Bear Pirates And Their Quest To Reach Fat City’ Find out: Why thinking is dangerous and problems are brilliant. Discover Polar Bear Pirates, Fat City and The Time Con. See Venus Traps. Learn the Ingredients of Success Sonar Selling. Use Smugs. Avoid Velcroman, Neg Ferrets, Spam Heads and Sinkers. Tool Up With New Attack Sales Tactics. Have a lot of fun. Overdose on adrenaline. Know How to play The Game and Win!
“A great laugh, really inspiring and very true to life” – Sir Clive Woodward, Former England World-Cup winning RU Coach
Polar Bear Pirates and Their Quest to Reach Fat City by Adrian Webster is a unique experience. It has the appealing appearance and feel of a child’s book but contained within it, is a whole new universe of characters and terminology that anyone striving for success in whatever they do will instantly recognise and be able to relate to.
Adrian Webster brings to life a group of audacious characters called Polar Bear Pirates who do battle with obstacles of the likes of Sinkers, Neg Ferrets and BLOATERS along the road to success. And just what is at the end of the road? Well it’s Fat City. It’s where the winners want to be.
You’ll immediately relate to the animated characters, viruses and terminology throughout the book, whether categorising yourself or your colleagues and friends. (We all have dealt with NegFerrets and Bloaters … we just didn’t know what they were called before). But it’s more than just a laugh and light read. Although highly engaging and entertaining, Adrian Webster also gives you the tools and tips to become the success you want to be.
Polar Bear Pirates and Their Quest to Reach Fat City is a completely unique, easy, quick and fun book to read. It unravels complex motivational issues, delivers powerful, serious messages and provides inspirational career and business advice in a refreshingly new, simple and engaging way.
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