The event will start with wine, nibbles and networking from 18.30 – 19.00 followed by a half hour talk and half hour Q&A session from the well known former MP Nick de Bois.
Nick de Bois
Prior to entering parliament in 2010 as MP for Enfield North, Nick was the founder of Rapiergroup, the international exhibition and events agency he set up in 1989.
In Parliament, Nick was Secretary of the influential 1922 Conservative MP back bench committee & Vice-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for UK Trade & Exports. Before he left parliament in 2015, it was recorded that Nick had spoken up to 600 times in Parliament, an expert public speaker.
Nick left Parliament in May 2015 when he subsequently took on the role of Chairman of the newly established U.K. Events Industry Board, which was established by the U.K. government to oversee the implementation of the first ever government Business Events Strategy. He left that post in July 2018 to serve as Chief of Staff to the then Secretary of State Dominic Raab at the Department for Exiting the European Union until November 2018, during which time he attended all the negotiation sessions in Brussels.
In addition to his work, Nick is an author of the revealing ‘Confessions of a Recovering MP’ book which was published by Biteback in 2018 and nominated for best Parliamentary Biography earlier this year.
Public Speaking Event
Nick will provide an insight into the lessons he has learnt from three decades of public speaking.
Areas Nick will cover include
- Mindset for making your most effective presentation
- Preparation for speeches and presentations
- Should nerves bother you?
- Q&A session – how to handle them
- Presenting as a team – is this a help or hindrance?
- Tips and techniques to gain and retain audience attention
How to Attend
The price to attend the event is £10 which includes a glass of wine and nibbles.
There are multiple ways of purchasing tickets for the event:
• Town & Tourist Information Centre located at 10 – 12 The Wash, Hertford
• Call Hertford Town & Tourist Information Centre on 01992 584322
• Book tickets online by visiting www.nickdebois.eventbrite.co.uk (£10+ booking fee)
"Confessions of a Recovering MP" is available online with collection from the Hertford branch WH Smiths https://www.whsmith.co.uk/products/confessions-of-a-recovering-mp/nick-de-bois/paperback/9781785903359.html