Tim FitzHigham is a Perrier nominated multi-award winning comedian, explorer, quadruple world record holder, historian, archaeologist, film maker and author. A regular on the corporate circuit, Tim can deliver after-dinner speeches, hold workshops, host award ceremonies and conferences, and he is also an experienced auctioneer (often the most difficult job of any successful evening but also the vital one!).
Tim has spoken at countless business and charity lunches (including the World Economic Forum in Geneva, the Princes Trust Charity Lunch, numerous receptions at the UK House of Lords, the London Livery Companies, and London's Alderman), and he has hosted conferences, diverse exhibitions, and festivals both in the UK and abroad (including hosting the Earl's Court Boat Show and the main stage at Camp Bestival with the Wurzles and Suzanne Vega). He is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and Freeman of the City of London, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Knighted by a foreign monarchy, Tim FitzHigham is a man with brilliantly bad ideas. He's the only man to row the English Channel in a bath, and has entertained audiences world-wide with his fascinating, hilarious, moving tales of dreamy impracticalness - breaking records and setting precedents in paper boats, running across deserts in suits of armour, climbing up the outside of the Doha Torch building in Qatar, balancing on chairs on the edge of the Grand Canyon, rolling cheeses, cheese boards and wheelbarrows unfeasible distances, trying long distance Morris Dancing and taking on the world's strongest woman in a bus pulling contest - Tim is a one off.
After Dinner Speaking
In his after-dinner speech, Tim FitzHigham talks about challenges using his own remarkable experience; He looks at setbacks - like when the French Government outlawed bathtubs in French territorial waters - and how to overcome them; logistical problems - like getting insurance for a paper boat; emphasises the key message: never be afraid to fail - like when he lost an arrow catching contest to the man with the fastest reflexes in the world.
From failure come some of the greatest ideas and triumphs. Tim got lost in a force 7 storm with 2.5 metre waves on his first attempt across the channel in a bath. He was hospitalised but never gave in. On the second attempt he was successful. This is an overwhelmingly positive speech from a man who simply never gives in and wants to share, empower and most importantly inspire others not to be overwhelmed by the challenges and restrictions that face us all. It's also one of the funniest after dinner speeches by one of the country's leading comic story tellers.
Following up his success as an in demand, humorous after-dinner speaker, Tim FitzHigham created an all-new motivational speech for businesses. Tim's speech stresses the importance of achieving goals and the usefulness of storytelling as a business asset. Combining up to date research with his own experiences on stage, in film, as a spokesperson for UN world environment day, as a farmer and as a highly successful businessman in his own right, Tim makes sure that no one in the room will ever make a boring or tired presentation again.
Tim FitzHigham was a fantastic speaker at our Awards Dinner. He engaged with the audience quickly and had clearly done his research which really impressed our business partners. His presentation was perfectly pitched being funny, motivational and interesting. Our guests were delighted that Tim also took time to visit every table and socialised after the dinner. We couldn't have asked for more.
Tim, I wanted to drop you a line to say a MASSIVE thank you for being our host and auctioneer last week. We have broken all records and raised nearly £120K for the CTBF. Last year we only made £90K so this is a fantastic achievement - and we couldn't have done it without you. You were a superb host and a brilliant auctioneer and kept everything running like clockwork. Hoorah!! I do hope we will be able to work with you again. Thanks once again for all your help and support.
What can I say…? And how many adjectives can I think up...? Brilliant, amazing, fabulous, entertaining, funny, quick, fantabulous (I made that up) and of course genius. I have had such amazing feedback about you and the day itself. Again - you were amazing and I can't thank you enough for hosting what is I think a difficult event. You worked that room so well and were amazing. Thanks again for being a great support.
I just wanted to drop you a line to say how fantastic Tim FitzHigham was at The Smalls Awards last night. He was an absolutely perfect host. He kept the audience entertained and spoke beautifully about film with great passion and interest. The audience loved him as did the organisers; a huge thank you to you and Tim.
Thank you for the amazing job you did on Wednesday [Tim], it was a great event and a real success. I hope you enjoyed the evening despite doing the entertaining! Also thanks for stepping in and donating your book as one of the prizes!
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