Similar to the attached business card – In stead of Chandler Speaks, perhaps we could have something along the lines of my Chandler Comerford: Speaker, Consultant, Trainer….
I have attached some new and some old pictures.
Wesley also took some pictures at the presentation that I did yesterday so I will see if I can get a hold of those as they are likely better!
I have pasted some info (below) that I did for my ICMI speakers profile (on their website).
The links to the Youtube speech trailer is in my signature box which we could use as a starter however, I suppose I will have to update the email address that is displayed at the very end to my new one!
Also maybe it is worth listing or adding the logos of clients and schools whom I have done work for…Is that something that we would need to request or could / should we just download them as a Jpeg which I can send to you?
Brief description outlining your achievements (50 – 100 words)
This section helps differentiate you as a speaker or an entertainer.
Add more than just your credentials, it should summarise the impact you wish to make at the event.
Key Points (4-6 bullet points)
Everyone is capable of more than they think…
As a former US Navy SEAL Officer, a consultant in the oil and gas industry and a father of three, Chandler shares this message.
Using examples from his past to articulate his points whilst providing insight into the world of the US Navy SEALs, Chandler outlines three tools that will assist participants discover what they are capable of.
This is the main sales pitch for you. It should outline your skills, awards, achievements, media appearances, books written, significant clients, etc. No more than two lines per bullet point.
Long Description (maximum 400 words)
||Speaker – Chandler is a fantastic speaker and his message you are capable of more than you think resonates with all audiences.
||US Navy SEAL– as a former SEAL officer, Chandler provides insight into what traits are required to succeed in the world’s toughest military training program.
||Consultant – Chandler has been a facilitator, trainer and consultant in the Oil and Gas, Mining and Government sectors for 17 years working with a host of clients including: Woodside Energy, BHPBilliton Petroleum, Shell, Rio Tinto, Unocal, Eni, Western Power, Department of Transport, ConocoPhillips, Santos and Inpex.
||Entrepreneur – As a director of his own company Chandler obtained a competitive grant from the Australian Government to commercialise his company’s intellectual property, obtained two Australian Innovation Patents and developed a proprietary software product.
||Approachable – As a father of three, Chandler is firmly grounded and has the ability to engage with all ages and all walks of life. His post event question and answer sessions are honest, insightful and provide participants the opportunity to find out more about the US Navy SEALs, Chandler and his journey from Kennebunkport, Maine (USA) to Perth, Western Australia.
This section is to expand your biographical information. It works best if it is written as a story to bring your experience to life, rather than just listing facts.
It should include your background, qualifications, points of difference, etc.
Presentation Topics (maximum of 8)
|Chandler grew up in Maine, in the North East of the United States. Originally a guitarist in a blues band, the course of Chandler’s life was changed when his drummer showed him a knife that was once owned by a Navy SEAL.
Feeling the call to service, Chandler applied and was appointed by his congressman to attend the United States Naval Academy where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Bs) in Oceanography (With Merit) in 1995.
A collegiate boxer, Chandler saw Maximum Security Prisons from the inside where he boxed inmates in preparation for the National Collegiate Boxing Association (NCBA) championships. Chandler was a three-time NCBA All-American and a National Boxing Champion.
One of 16 Naval Academy graduates selected to attend Basic Underwater Demolition School (BUD/s) / SEAL Training, Chandler graduated training with BUD/s Class 202 prior to being assigned to SEAL Team ONE in Coronado, California.
Chandler spent 6 years at SEAL Team ONE deploying three times to locations throughout South East Asia and the Middle East where he was engaged in capacity building for numerous nations’ Special Forces units.
Chandler left the navy and moved to Perth in July 2001.
Chandler has worked in the oil and gas industry as a consultant for the past 17 years where he has completed risk assessments for numerous Australian “Vital National Installations” during which time he obtained two Australian Innovation Patents related to the quantification of IT security risk.
Chandler writes regularly and has been published by the Blackstone Society (Blackbird Publication) in a feature designed to assist University of Western Australia (UWA) Law Students better manage wellness issues.
Chandler has also developed and facilitated Rights of Passage (RoP) programs designed to assist young people with intellectual disabilities to recognise their strengths and develop “Team”.
With wide ranging experience in the military, as a consultant and as a father of three, Chandler offers a unique perspective on the capabilities that we all possess – delivering it in a grounded, thoughtful and engaging manner.
This helps to show the clients what you do, think of it as packaging what you sell to conferences and events.
- Please provide a bullet point list of your key topics (or types of performance).
- Please give a short synopsis of each presentation topic (maximum two sentences)
||You are capable of more than you think…
Chandler uses the backdrop of SEAL training (with supporting videos) to engage his audience. The take away is three concepts (regarding perspective, fellowship and commitment) which can assist participants discover what they are capable of.
Please list some of your greatest endorsements (including the contact person’s name, title and company where possible).
Chandler’s presentation was straight from the soul. Virtuous, authentic and relevant to today’s leadership challenges.
Lucio Della Martina – Oil and Gas Executive / Company Director
Chandler spoke at our annual Australia-wide company gathering. My employees embraced his motivational speech and he provided our group with concepts that will assist us in a challenging business environment. Chandler was really accommodating and took the time afterwards to answer questions, socialise and inquire about how our business works. He was outstanding and I will be getting him back to speak again.
Australasian Mining Services Pty Ltd
Best speaker since I have been at Hale!
Hale School Yr 12
Chandler immediately connected with his audience through his first hand accounts, honesty and passion bringing to life the physical and psychological determination required to succeed within the Navy SEAL program. Chandler’s presentation was inspiring, his question and answer session candid and personable, providing great insight to the challenges he faced and his philosophy in overcoming to succeed within ever changing environments. A passionate engaging presenter who was humble, humorous and inspiring, you have to see this guy!!
Government and NFP Sector
Speaker Video Text
Having been a US Navy SEAL, I am always surprised at the interest my former profession generates. That being said, the lessons from my “other life” have proven useful in my business, family and recreational pursuits. I relay my SEAL experiences to provide a perspective that the audience will find useful and engaging.
Consultant Video Text
Since 2003 my company has consulted to public, private and government clients in Australia and overseas. From “mega project” concept selection, critical Infrastructure and industrial control systems vulnerability assessments, to business continuity planning and emergency response, my contractors and I provide the expertise to allow our clients manage risk with agency.
Trainer Video Text
Outside, inside and online is the best way to describe what is on offer. “SEAL Mission Camps” are run outside and aimed at promoting dignity, purpose and perspective for individuals and teams in need. Facilitated workshop training is run indoors and is designed to address a specific client requirement. Online training – wether using our learning management system or developing custom modules for our clients, we produce and deliver engaging content.
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