There are a few things you need to know about Shed Simove as a motivational speaker:
- He has been a professional speaker for over ten years.
- He has presented to blue chip companies and top organisations around the world, like Google, Lego, BBC, eBay and Sony (see testimonials page).
- He is an international bestseller…for a book that is completely blank.
- He’s in the Guinness Book of Records.
- He’s been called a ‘Marketing God’.
- He prints his own currency.
- His products have won ‘Gift Of The Year’. Twice.
- He knows how to unlock your creativity, energise your marketing and improve your sales.
- His speeches are always suitable for a corporate, business, and conference environment.
After gaining his degree in Experimental Psychology at Balliol College, Oxford University, Shed spent two years working at Disney World. He then pursued a successful career in TV production (heading up programmes including ‘The Big Breakfast’ and ‘Big Brother’), and later created a merchandising empire selling over 1.5 million novelty gifts (and growing). He’s also climbed the Amazon charts to become an internationally bestselling author, and now enthrals audiences the world over with his hilarious and instructional motivational speeches, whilst also running his myriad business interests. His areas of expertise are creativity, innovation, sales, and guerrilla marketing.
Following a degree in Experimental Psychology at Balliol College, Oxford, and two years working in Disney World, Florida (as a Sixteenth Century Gentleman), Shed worked in TV Production, heading up programmes including ‘The Big Breakfast’, ‘Space Cadets’, and ‘Big Brother’. Shed soon became known industry-wide for making innovative, ground-breaking television shows. In 2003, Shed was appointed Commissioning Editor of the U.K.’s biggest reality show, ‘Big Brother’ and throughout his TV career was also involved in discovering and launching many stars including Kelly Brook, Tess Daly and Russell Brand.
As well as a successful career in television production, Shed has forged a highly innovative merchandising empire – creating conceptual gifts, executive toys, best-selling adult sweets, books, greetings cards, and even his own currency. To date, Shed has sold over one and a half million novelty gifts worldwide and has won ‘Gift Of The Year’ twice, once for a range of birthday candles that spell “You’re Old”, and more recently for the “Sound Machine” sound effects box. His world-famous book, ‘What Every Man Thinks About Apart From Sex’ became an international bestseller despite consisting of two hundred completely blank pages. It reached number 44 on the Amazon chart and has been translated in numerous languages, including Spanish, Dutch, Croatian and Mongolian.
“Genius! Shed has captured his creative steps and delivers them with passionate, understandable and hilarious stories of his successes (and failures). Shed and his products are brilliant at challenging people to think differently and are great at kick starting any creative innovation session…”
Paul S., Truth Consulting on behalf of SONY UK
“I invited Shed to come and visit the Unilever UK & Ireland communications team to share with us some of the thought processes and “tricks of the trade” he uses to come up with great ideas. The session he delivered was dazzlingly good – full of energy, insights, inspiration and positivity. If you want to take an alternative, off-the-wall look at how you can inject some creativity into your team or business, then Shed’s your man.”
Paul M., Press Officer, Unilever UK & Ireland