Celebrity Speakers From The Sporting World
In this country sportsmen and women are revered almost as much as musicians - they’re rockstars in their own rights and as such we find them fascinating. Even those who profess not to be particularly interested in football or cricket can be caught watching Wimbledon, and athletics events tend to unite the whole country behind Team GB.
Stars of the sporting world often make excellent public speakers; many come from humble backgrounds, and their success stories are relatable to lots of us - and the experience of speaking at hundreds of press conferences probably doesn’t hurt either! Plenty of sports stars have gone on to work on the celebrity public speaking circuit - we’ve picked a couple of the most intriguing to profile from MN2S entertainment agency London.
One of the poster-girls for paralympic sport, Ellie Simmonds first rose to prominence during the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games, when she came home with two gold medals at the age of just 13 - she was the youngest member of the Paralympic team.
In 2012 in London, she carried on to win a further two medals at her home Games and managed to set a record in the process, in the 400m freestyle discipline.
Ellie has been the BBC’s Young Sports Personality of the Year and is set to compete once more in the 2016 Rio Olympics - still just 21, she will have competed in three Olympic Games before most people have graduated from university!
As a paralympic athlete Simmonds does have a physical disability and the tenacity with which she has overcome the hurdles placed in her way, as well as the incredible success she has achieved at such a young age, make her a fascinating speaker.
From a very youthful sports star to a rather older colleague; the sporting legend that is Pele is also available for public speaking engagements.
This is a man who needs very little introduction; often considered one of if not the best footballer of all time, Pele was a member of the Brazilian national football team in the 1960s and 70s.
Starting out aged just 15, he became a force of nature, helping the Brazilian national team reach unheard of heights and making them into a force of nature; when teamed with fellow footballing superstar Garrincha, Pele never lost a game playing for his country.
The stature that Pele holds as not only one of the most famous footballers of all time but also one of the most charismatic and enain makes him an excellent choice of after dinner speaker, particularly for audiences of a certain age who will remember him in his heyday!
The MN2S celebrity talent agency in London is the perfect place to find celebrity speakers for all your needs, including sports stars from all across the spectrum; modern footballers to retired athletes and everything in between.