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Mike Southon   The Beermat Entrepreneur  Inspirational, Motivational Speaker and Host

Mike Southon is one of the UK's leading authorities on entrepreneurship and sales with a weekly column every Saturday in the Financial Times.  

Mike Southon will inspire entertain and inform your audience

"Motivational Mike Southon " will deliver a keynote full of real life examples and practical advice

"Moderation Mike Southon " will host your conference with style wit and real added value

"Masterclass Mike Southon " will show you how to double sales and get everyone involved in the process
Mike Southon is one of the UK's leading authorities on entrepreneurship and sales with a weekly column every Saturday in the Financial Times. 

Mike Southon  is a very experienced speaker, a Fellow of the Professional Speakers Association, and speaks at conferences all around the world.

Mike Southon  The Beermat Entrepreneur  Inspirational, Motivational Speaker and Host 

Mike Southon   The Beermat Entrepreneur  Inspirational, Motivational Speaker and Host 

Mike Southon is one of the UK's leading authorities on entrepreneurship and sales with a weekly column every Saturday in the Financial Times.  

Mike Southon will inspire entertain and inform your audience

"Motivational Mike" will deliver a keynote full of real life examples and practical advice
"Moderation Mike" will host your conference with style wit and real added value
"Masterclass Mike" will show you how to double sales and get everyone involved in the process

Mike Southon is one of the UK's leading authorities on entrepreneurship and sales with a weekly column every Saturday in the Financial Times. 

Mike is a very experienced speaker, a Fellow of the Professional Speakers Association, and speaks at conferences all around the world. 

In the 80’s Mike co-founded, built and sold The Instruction Set, a software consultancy. In the 90s Mike worked with 17 start-ups; two later went public (and three went broke!). In the ‘00s Mike co-authored with Chris West four bestselling books: The Beermat Entrepreneur, The Boardroom Entrepreneur, Sales on a Beermat, and Finance on a Beermat Mike is a Visiting Fellow in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at London South Bank University, and is a visiting lecturer at London Business School, Cass Business School and many others.

Mike Southon is a very experienced broadcaster and conference moderator, and has released over 80 podcast-friendly radio interviews with famous industrialists, entrepreneurs and business experts. 

These include Allan Leighton (Chairman, Royal Mail), Sir Robin Saxby (former Chairman, ARM), Sir Philip Trousdell (former commander, NATO forces in Bosnia), Sahar Hashemi (Co-founder, Coffee Republic), Sir Keith Mills (Chairman, London 2012 Olympic bid) and Trevor Baylis (inventor of the clockwork radio).

Mike Southon Motivational and Inspirational Speaker and Host

"The Symbian Smartphone Show is one of the leading events in the industry, attracting many thousands of people to the ExCel Centre. The presentations feature the leading figures in the industry and require a very skilled facilitator with expert technical knowledge. Mike Southon has a rare blend of detailed technical knowledge and expert presenting skills. His understanding of the industry, event preparation and presentation skills are first class.

"Thomas Chambers, CFO, Symbian


"Mike Southon ’s handling of the event was both skilful and good-humoured. All the talks ran precisely to schedule, and his keynote speech on sales was very appropriate for our members. The feedback on the event was excellent."John White, Chief Executive, Timber Trade Federation


"Mike Southon is more than Quite Interesting. He spreads insight and cheerfulness in equal measure, like an ambidextrous chef icing two cakes at once."
John Lloyd, producer of Blackadder, Not The Nine o’clock News and Qi

Mike Southon’s 'Sales on a Beermat' presentation did exactly what it claims - it helped us double our sales in three months."
Stefan Foster, Managing Director, The National Computing Centre

97% of delegates said they were inspired by Mike’ Southon’s presentation. Comments included: ‘absolutely brilliant’, ‘motivating’, ‘practical, concise tips’, ‘thought-provoking’ and ‘informative’."
Julie Readman, Chief Executive, Business Link for South Yorkshire

"Mike Southon addressed a breakfast meeting of the Kingston Chamber of Commerce, and then delivered a half-day ‘Sales on a Beermat’ workshop to our members. The feedback was first-rate: informative and immediately useful material, delivered with great style and humour.
Linda Gagliani, Chief Executive, Kingston Chamber of Commerce

"The presentation was relevant, entertaining and very professionally delivered. On our delegate feedback forms, it was voted the best talk in both content and delivery."
Leititia Cooper Conference Producer, IBC UK Conferences

Mike Southon has a background of success that enables him to speak authoritatively for the need to focus on simple, strategic selling. All of this with the added bonus of a truly engaging character and presentation."Virginia Flavin Pribanic, MIT Forum


"Wisdom without jargon: practical, practicable advice for the would-be entrepreneur."
Lord Karan Bilimoria, founder, Cobra Beer, foreword to The Beermat Entrepreneur

"This is a sales book for everyone, written with clarity and wit."
Stephen Fry, author, producer and performer, foreword to Sales on a Beermat 

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