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Ian Thomas
Ian Thomas
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Category:
Speaker
Location:
Johannesburg South Africa
Preferred Language:
English
Tags:
Author,Nature,Professional Speaker,Wildlife expert
Profile:
Ian’s presentations include subjects such as Teamwork, Strategy, and Adapting to Change. During his time as a guide he discovered that he had a talent for teaching and story telling, which led to a career in public speaking.

One of his core beliefs is that people have a lot to learn from nature. Sound business sense is linked to a knowledgeable insight into how nature thrives. His presentations assault the senses, stunning photographs, thunderous roars, humour, and an ability to tell and act out the story; all drive the message home. Known for a sound business message, Ian is recognized internationally as one of the world’s top motivators and keynote speakers.
Ian’s presentations include subjects such as Teamwork, Strategy, and Adapting to Change. During his time as a guide he discovered that he had a talent for teaching and story telling, which led to a career in public speaking.

One of his core beliefs is that people have a lot to learn from nature. Sound business sense is linked to a knowledgeable insight into how nature thrives. His presentations assault the senses, stunning photographs, thunderous roars, humour, and an abilit
Synopsis:
PRESENTATIONS by Ian Thomas IAN THOMAS HAS TWO PRESENTATIONS: - Time: one hour - Illustrated with transparencies and slides THE POWER OF THE PRIDE Team work Ian Thomas presents a riveting and informative account of how lions, the only cats that hunt in teams, can be compared with how businesses operate as teams. Lions form teams in order to hunt the vast herds of antelope that evolved onto Africa’s savannahs. The strategy of using teams to ambush these herds was extremely successful. Individual lions and lionesses benefited from this association and the prides became extremely powerful. The presentation is based around this point – that the success of the team is because of the individual and the success of the individual is because of the team. THE SPOOR OF SUCCESS Strategy Ian Thomas, while working as a Game Ranger, discovered that his guests’ predominant request was to see lions. In order to satisfy his customers, he set out on a strategy to find lions on a daily basis. The strategy conceived was both fun and a financial success. The reason for its success was that its whole thrust – that of competitive advantage – was seen from the customers’ point view. IAN THOMAS THE STUDY OF LIONS in the wild has involved me in far more than the gathering of biological data. Discussions with businessmen and women while viewing lions has made me aware of the social interaction, hunting techniques and defence strategies among individual lions with vastly different personalities, strengths and weaknesses. Hearing comments such as “I wish my team communicated like that lion pride” planted in my mind the idea of a business presentation which would point out the analogies between business teams and lion prides. This presentation has been hugely successful in southern Africa, Europe and the United States. Many friends in business and wildlife management provided input which persuaded me to turn the successful presentation into this book – The Power of the Pride. It has never been my intention to make comparisons between lionesses and women in business nor between lions and men in business. Neither have I tried to draw direct comparisons between lion prides and business teams, preferring simply to make clear that the one can learn a lot from observing the other and using what is applicable to them. My love affair with wildlife has been incredibly rewarding. To me there is nothing more beautiful than the grace and power of a big cat – nothing which represents the thunder of Africa more than the full-blooded roar of a lion.
PRESENTATIONS by Ian Thomas IAN THOMAS HAS TWO PRESENTATIONS: - Time: one hour - Illustrated with transparencies and slides THE POWER OF THE PRIDE Team work Ian Thomas presents a riveting and informat
Ryder:
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS - Ian's technical ryder will be sent as an additional document, whch will be faxed to clients. - Please request this from the Guest Speaker office and ensure that all requirments are met. - This is essential to the success of Ian's presentation.
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS - Ian's technical ryder will be sent as an additional document, whch will be faxed to clients. - Please request this from the Guest Speaker office and ensure that all requir
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