HOW TO INTRODUCE GRAEME
Our next speaker is a futurist and scenario planner specialising in the future of work. He helps companies around the world understand the forces that are shaping our lives, whether it’s the current Covid-disruption or the disruptive trends that will define the rest of the 2020s. Graeme is an author of six best-selling books and lectures at a number of top business schools. As one of the founders of the strategy consulting firm TomorrowToday, he works with a global research team to ensure his insights are constantly updated and relevant to each of his clients. He now works with clients around the world from his fully equipped home video studio in Johannesburg. Please welcome Graeme Codrington.
Our next speaker has seen the future. And he loves it!
He’s a futurist, scenario planner and an expert on the future of work. With six best-selling books to his name, and clients in over 100 countries, he helps organisations anticipate the forces that will shape their industries in the future, and prepare for disruptive change today. Today, he is going to show us how we can set ourselves up for success in the crazy, chaotic world we are in. Live, from his home studio in Johannesburg, please welcome the CEO of TomorrowToday Global, Graeme Codrington.
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With regard to equipment for his presentation or workshop, Graeme uses a full multi-media presentation from his own laptop computer (an Apple MacBook). He needs the following equipment to be provided for him:
Graeme uses his own laptop as an autocue and makes adjustments to the presentation ‘in the moment’, so needs it to be positioned on the stage where he will be presenting. He needs to see his notes and the next slide view. Graeme will provide either an HDMI or VGA connector for his Apple Mac.
A data projector to connect to his laptop, projected onto a large enough screen that everyone has full view of it.
out – and needs to connect to a full sound system.
Sound for the full audio he uses with the presentation. This connects to his laptop computer in the standard way – the stereo head phone out – and needs to connect to a full sound system.
If the size of the venue and number of participants requires it, a lapel microphone (or equivalent – hand held, headset, etc) will be required to amplify his voice as well. A countryman headset mic is preferred.
If you are unable or unwilling to provide the above setup, you MUST confirm this with Graeme or his agent as part of confirming the event.
Graeme Codrington is an expert on the future of work. He is a researcher, author, futurist, presenter and board advisor working across multiple industries and sectors. He has a particular interest in disruptive forces changing how people live, work, interact and connect with each other.
Speaking internationally to over 100,000 people in more than 20 different countries every year, his client list includes some of the world’s top companies, and CEOs invite him back time after time to share his latest insights and help them and their teams gain a clear understanding of how to successfully prepare for the future.
Graeme is the co-founder and international director of TomorrowToday, a global firm of futurists and business strategists. He is also a guest lecturer at five top business schools, including the London Business School, Duke Corporate Education and the Gordon Institute of Business Science. He has five degrees, including a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA), a Masters in Sociology, and other professional degrees in Accounting, Arts and Theology, and Youth Work.
Graeme is the only speaker in the world to have been admitted to two different speakers halls of fame, in both South Africa and the UK (where he was awarded the Professional Speaking Association’s Award of Excellence). He is one of only a handful of professional speakers in the world to have earned the Global Certified Speaking Professional status from the Global Speakers Federation.
He has written five books, including the award-winning, “Mind the Gap” and “Future-Proof Your Child”, published by Penguin. His latest book is “Leading in a Changing World”, published in July 2015. Graeme writes regularly for numerous blogs, magazines and journals, and is regularly called upon for comment by the media around the world.
Graeme’s breadth of knowledge and expertise make him highly relevant in today’s rapidly evolving business world. Along with his formal qualifications and research credentials, he has a wide range of business experience. He did Chartered Accountancy articles at KPMG, was involved in an IT startup, worked in the Charity sector, has been a professional musician, a strategy consultant and is now a full-time speaker, facilitator and author.
Include Graeme in your conference planning
Graeme has spoken at over 3,000 conferences and events in the past two decades and has some exciting ideas and insights into how to build a better conference, which he would be happy to share with your conference organising team.
Graeme can assist you with the simplest of insights around making sure your timing works (you cannot get 250 people to a coffee break and back in the room in 15 minutes); or use his understanding of different generations to ensure that the delivery of your message connects with an audience that includes young and old participants; or suggest innovations he’s seen work (and warn you against a few he’s seen bomb spectacularly) at events around the world. Make sure you include Graeme in your planning - it’s all part of his service to you, helping you craft the best event possible.
Promoting your event
Graeme understands that you need to promote your event to participants, especially if it’s a public event with voluntary participation. Even for internal company events, he knows you may need some help in building anticipation and ensuring attendance.
If it would be useful to you, Graeme can record a short video in his home studio, introducing himself to your delegates, inviting them to your event and promoting the value people will gain from attending his session.
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TAKING THE VALUE BACK TO THE OFFICE
Graeme is passionate about ensuring that the value of your event is taken back to the office, and there is real organisational change and
business benefit as a result of his session with you and your team. He has been working on an exciting online resource to make this a reality.
To thrive in the future of work we need to keep learning new skills and develop new habits.
The Future of Work Academy is your partner for identifying, explaining and developing the skills that are required for success in the future, while guiding you through the development steps you need to take to get ahead of change. Graeme and the team at The Academy do this by offering a variety of short, practical courses in an online, monthly membership Academy, focused on each of the skills needed to succeed in the future.
Our research identified eight critical future skills: 1. Emotional intelligence 2. Diversity and social intelligence 3. Horizon scanning and ‘what if thinking’ 4. Adaptive intelligence, sense-making and complex problem solving 5. Creativity and intuition 6. Curiosity and storytelling 7. Initiative and entrepreneurship 8. Being tech savvy.
We invite you to watch a short video at http://bit.ly/FOWAIntro for an overview of all that the Academy offers.
The Academy has been designed for members to access the content at their own pace, with each lesson taking between 10 minutes to a few hours (when we provide resources for workshops). The emphasis is on practical, immediately useful information that makes a real difference and is directly applicable at work.
Need a bespoke solution? We are able to offer our corporate clients the opportunity to brand the Academy with their own corporate identity and include additional customized courses using your own material, or customized content addressing your specific needs.
Explore the many free resources at www.thefutureofworkacademy.com and then chat with our team if you want to ensure your people continue to develop their habits and skills in order to keep your organization ahead of change.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Terms and Conditions
The following are Graeme Codrington and his company, TomorrowToday Ltd’s, standard terms and conditions of engagement with clients. These terms and conditions may be negotiated but will apply in the absence of any expressly agreed upon variation by the parties.
Graeme Codrington (and TomorrowToday) and the client agree to keep confidential all information passing between them and to treat such information in the same manner as they would their own confidential matters.
Graeme needs to maintain a fully independent position with the client at all times to ensure that advice and information is based on pertinent facts and developed from relevant experience.
The client is not duty bound to take and/or act on the advice or information passed on by Graeme Codrington, and if the client does, the client does this at their own risk.
Graeme provides either knowledge in the form of advice, speaking, presentations or training, and/or a service in the form of an activity, under the guidance and knowledge of the client and is based on trust. TomorrowToday Limited will provide knowledge and/or services as requested by the client to the best of their ability, at all times, and will endeavour to keep abreast of new information relevant to the service it provides where ever reasonably practical.
Graeme will keep the client informed of progress on all activities carried out for and on behalf of the client according to the requirements of the client as laid down before the work commences. In the absence of an agreement in advance of work commencing, Graeme will endeavour to keep the client informed on a regular basis.
Charges and Fees
Unless otherwise stated in agreements, contracts or quotes, all time spent working for a client is chargeable at the agreed rate. Time spent includes consultancy visits, client meetings, research, presentations, writing and delivering training courses and production of presentation or course materials.
Unless otherwise stated in agreements, contracts or quotes, all materials and expenses incurred relating to delegate packs, handouts, venue costs, travel, accommodation, hire of equipment or any other expenses relating to providing the service are charged at cost.
Graeme makes the travel arrangements using Star Alliance members for all flights wherever possible.
Fees are net of local taxes or discernments, which must be settled locally by the client.
All charges are due in advance of the service being provided. Payment of at least 50% of the fee serves as confirmation of the booking, and it must be paid within 7 days of issue of an invoice. The remainder of the fee is due on or before the date of delivery of the engagement.
Cancellation fees will be charged as follows:
Within 15 days of the event above, 100% of the above fee will be payable.
Between 15 days and 30 days, 75% of the above fee will be payable.
More than 30 days, 50% of the above fee will be payable.
Should you have to cancel the event we will endeavour to credit payments made to future work commissioned by yourselves.
If Graeme is unable to perform the speech due to accident or illness, TomorrowToday will endeavour to provide a replacement speaker on agreement with the client. Failing this, TomorrowToday undertakes to return any fee already paid by the client.
In the event this agreement cannot be performed or any of its obligations fulfilled for any reason beyond the reasonable control of either party including war, industrial action, natural disasters, access, then such non-performance or failure to fulfil the obligation hereunder shall be deemed not to be breach of this agreement.
This contract shall in every respect be governed by English Law without prejudice to any right Graeme Codrington may have to take proceedings in any part of the world. The English Courts to whose jurisdiction the client submit by entering into this agreement with Graeme Codrington shall have jurisdiction in the event of any dispute arising out of this agreement.