The Director of Babington’s National Centre for Strategic Leadership pleasantly surprised delegates at a health and safety conference last week, when he concluded his headline speech with his rendition of a classic rock hit.
After sharing his ‘Seven tips to the art of storytelling’ with an audience at the Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Show in Milton Keynes, Nigel Girling performed Gary Moore’s ‘Walking by Myself’. Taking the lead on both vocals and guitar, he was joined in a duet by fellow speaker Eilidh Milnes, Behavioural Strategist and Founder of The Confidence Press.
The SHE Show is the premier event in the UK’s health and safety calendar. Nigel is a regular at the events across the country, invited back due to the excellent feedback he receives from delegates each time. He will next address the Blackpool and Newcastle SHE Shows.
Around 350 delegates attended this event, predominantly from behavioural safety, organisational psychology, and environmental science backgrounds. They included senior figures from high profile organisations such as British Aerospace, Rolls Royce, the BBC, Kellogg’s, and BT.
Nigel’s speech addressed the importance of engaging team members through compelling narrative. He looked at strategies from focusing on the needs of audiences, to choosing captivating language.
Babington’s National Centre for Strategic Leadership offers professional leadership and management mentoring programmes accredited by the Chartered Management Institute.