The following introduction should be said exactly as written as it sets up Bryan’s opening line:
Tonight’s speaker left school in the depths of the 1980s recession with few qualifications. Today he runs a project management consultancy and training business helping companies that are struggling to execute strategy and missing out on key business benefits.
Bryan Barrow is the author of two books on project management, and he the inventor of the “Index Card Planning Method“, a new approach to collaborative project planning. Besides consulting and writing Bryan has worked as a part-time fire-fighter, a telephone counsellor and a radio presenter, and for five years ran his own small business, all of this in his spare time.
Bryan’s topic tonight is about the lessons we can learn from American Football that can make us more successful. He has personal knowledge of this from his days playing this unusual sport, having been on the losing side for almost two entire seasons, but he says that he’s over it now . . .
After Bryan speaks tonight he’ll be happy to answer your questions and sign copies of his book for you.
So tonight, talking about Project Planning and How To Get It Right, please welcome Bryan Barrow.
The following should be said by the event host after Bryan speaks to consolidate the delegates learning:
Thanks once again to Bryan Barrow for that masterclass and for that practical approach to project planning. If you do have any questions for Bryan he will be available for the duration of the event and is more than happy to answer your questions and remember to download your delegate follow-up action plan that Bryan has prepared especially for you.