I author and present my own cutting edge communication and media skills training workshop, ‘Present to Win’, coaching everybody through CEO’s to Championship athletes in the art and technicalities of public speaking, media and delivering impactful presentations.
Throughout 2016 I continued my winning ways on both National and International stage. Celebrating fully twenty-five years at the forefront of the global events industry, 2015 had been my most exciting year to date, 2016 has taken the programme to a whole new level - and spotlights my return to the racetrack, in 2017 I am heading ‘offshore’ to present some iconic new events for International clients. Afterburners on…
In my role as a ‘Live’ Presenter, in 2014, I presented The British Formula One Grand Prix, The MOTO GP, The Goodwood Festival of Speed, The Silverstone Classic, The BTCC, The BSB, World Endurance, The BMW National Festival together with the UK launches of a brace of exciting new cars; Mercedes C-Class, Ford Focus, Audi S1, Lexus NX, Lotus Exige LF1.
2015 highlights included presenting Silverstone’s World Endurance Championship, Goodwood’s Festival of Speed, Formula One, The Silverstone Classic and, for the first time, but certainly not the last, The iconic Le Mans 24 Hour. Personal favorites included a major keynote for 'The Home Retail Group’ and anchoring ‘An Evening with, (BTCC Champion), Matt Neal’, both great fun shows.
Automotive ’stand-outs’ featured the launch of the new 500+ PS Nissan Nismo Juke R, a Nationwide tour with Mazda’s New MX-5 and an Austrian ‘sortie’ launching Lexus New RX. My ‘Present to Win’ graduates continue to excel themselves on the World stage – plus I even found time to qualify for my ‘fixed-wing’ pilot’s license, adding this to my multi-type helicopter rating.
The icing on the cake, however, has been signing a contract to race a Classic Porsche 911SC in 2017. The 37 year old thoroughbred machine has been painstakingly restored for my return to racing after fully 15 years out of the cockpit, by top classic race team ‘Body Werkes’. The whole televised adventure is being documented on a discrete You Tube channel, and blogged exhaustively. We have an excellent group of partners involved with our programme, and, what’s more, I have joined Championship-winning kart equipe ‘ProTrain’s test team to refresh my skills. Add to that outings in UK Vehicle Data’s Atom race car, and you have serious preparation to race.
2016 favourite events included the launch of ‘GT Sport’ at the ‘Copperbox’, taking racing right into the heart of London City, 'Unlearn Ford’ at Silverstone’s WEC, ‘Automechanika’ at the NEC, ‘Blancpain’ at Silverstone, Boxberg Germany for the launch of the 2017 Nissan GTR, Silverstone again for the track debut ofYamaha’s iconic new R1M Superbike, London, ‘anchoring' The Black Book Motorsport Forum and the season finale - 800 feet up in the Shard delivering Porsche UK ‘Future Insight."
As ever, what really excites me, is that, to paraphrase my great musical hero Joe Strummer, 'the future is unwritten’. It really is.
Get in touch, get on board, join the race team partners - most of all, TELL ME what I can do to add power to your business or racing plans going forward.
Events, shows, racing, coaching, training – I’m all about empowerment. Passion. And quality.
Steve Deeks, 2017.