In the high octane atmosphere of a Formula One pit lane, the spotlight and attention is nearly always on the superstar drivers. Yet, without the technical knowledge, competitive determination and sheer obsession from his garage of mechanics, no F1 driver could possibly hope to claim a place on the podium.
After Dinner Speaking
In his after dinner speeches, McLaren's former number one mechanic, Marc 'Elvis' Priestley, takes his audience on a faced-paced adrenaline-filled journey, revealing some of Formula One's most outrageous secrets and the fiercest rivalries, all fuelled by the determination to win.
Keynote Business Speaking
The pitstop crew are just as critical to making every World Champion as the driver himself and the rest of the F1 team, which is usually around 1000 individuals, not only track-side but also back in the UK HQ. And any mistakes they make can have critical, potentially fatal, consequences.
As a business speaker, Marc Priestly examines how split-second actions and decisions affect the outcome of every single race, under the microscope of the world’s media.
He takes a detailed look at the incredible teamwork, pressure, strategy and marginal gains involved to stay ahead of the competition. And talks his audience through the McLaren team ethos of communication, responsibility, accountability, personal and team development, accepting change relates to the broader commercial challenges away from the racing circuit.
His popular keynote speaking topics include:
• Achieving high performance under intense pressure
• Creating the right environment for success
• Incremental improvement and productivity
• Using big data to implement a successful strategy
All this adds up to Marc Priestly's unique position as a highly sought-after business speaker.
Separately, having been part of Formula E's ground breaking journey since the beginning, Marc is well aware of the challenges and obstacles that disruptive beliefs and technologies face. And more importantly, how to overcome them.
Marc Priestly's inspirational talk encourages individuals and teams to think outside the box and be brave enough to develop their ideas without being overwhelmed by fear of failure.