Motivational Keynote Speaker, Energetic Facilitator and Convivial Master of Ceremonies.
Dr Bill is a leading expert in behavioural safety and leadership. He has over 25 years of experience in speaking with all kinds of audiences in the United Kingdom and 24 countries internationally. With his engaging style and extensive insights, he’ll add value to your next event.
Bill’s talks are:
- Directly relevant to what your organisation does and the issues your people are facing now – he does his homework!
- Pitched at a level to suit the type of audience – people can relate to the language and examples.
- Interactive – (no or very few slides) and gives people something to think about and discuss, even when there are 200 or more in the audience.
- Practical and useful – people can take away something they can use to improve what they do at work.
- Light-hearted with humour – where appropriate.
From 45 to 90 minutes * Groups of 15 – 500 * Cabaret, classroom or theatre set-up * In conference halls, factories, ships and offshore installations * Formal or informal.
Talks to small groups of senior managers and directors
Motivational talks to large groups (50 – 200) of technicians and engineers as part of a larger event
Keynote safety speaker at start-up events for large projects
Master of Ceremonies at planning events with 50 – 100 people from multiple companies and with several speakers
Facilitation of start-up and problem-solving events.
Conference-type presentations on the latest developments in behavioural safety
Examples of topics, but you can request another causing concern in your organisation
- Avoid the five behavioural traps. How our thinking leads to accidents and how to correct it
- Safety Leadership – 20 traits of a brilliant leader and how they apply to improving safety
- The 10 pillars of a brilliant safety performance
- What’s wrong with our safety observation system – and how to fix it
- Effective inductions – cut out the
- Are you thinking safely? Ten questions to test it.
- A magic tool to improve your safety performance – but you may not believe it
- Time and safety – the tension and how to overcome it
Telephone for a no obligation discussion on how Dr Bill could add value to your next event
Operations Manager Seismic Acquisition, BP Exploration Operating Company Ltd BP
“Dr Bill has delivered his 90-minute behavioural safety session at our one-day seismic start-up meetings for the past five years. He has tremendous enthusiasm and builds great rapport with the audience. He puts the message across in a simple but powerful way without slides and gets people participating and thinking. Vessel crews always report being very pleased with the safety insights and the refreshing way they are delivered.”
Beaufort Sea Exploration Manager, BP
“Dr Bill Robb facilitated our two-day start-up meeting for an Arctic marine 3D seismic program in Canada. Bill did a marvellous job. The agenda was packed with important information and the audience comprised senior managers from at least twenty companies and some government officials. Bill skilfully kept the event moving – keeping to time – without making the speakers feel rushed. Having an experienced, firm-but-friendly facilitator like Bill, certainly added to the success of our event.”
Regional Director, UK Offshore, Cape Offshore
“We have used the services of Dr Bill as a speaker and facilitator since 1995. His relaxed and entertaining style breaks down barriers and gets the audience on side quickly. His long experience and wisdom gains the trust of our managers and our client managers. We look forward to the next talk from Bill.”
Bourbon Offshore, HSE Director
“It was a pleasure to welcome Dr Bill Robb to our recent Seminar for Global HSE Managers. Dr. Robb contributed considerable value and maintained strong interest of the audience. Not only did he relate his extensive experience in behavioural safety to our industry, he entertained with anecdotes and kept high input interest with applicable questions. The forty participants gained many new insights into behavioural safety and were pleased that the educational sessions were presented in a calm and very understandable manner, with no sense of being “lectured at”.”
Terminal Manager, ConocoPhillips, Theddlethorpe Gas Terminal
I would like to say thank you to you on behalf of myself and the 200 personnel for your inspiring words. It was a very action-packed day and our personnel really enjoyed the interactive approach you took. Your vast knowledge of the subject was apparent and the feedback from the workforce was very good. We really appreciate all the effort you put into it.”
HSE Manager, ConocoPhillips North Sea
“Over the years, Dr Bill has given several 45-minute motivational safety talks to groups of 50 – 60 managing directors and other senior managers in our contractor companies. The fast-paced and plain-speaking approach has kept the attention of this demanding audience. Every time the feedback has been excellent.”
HSE Manager Europe, Noble Drilling
“I have worked with Dr Bill on a few occasions whilst carrying out our Annual Safety Leadership Courses. Bill draws the audience in with humour, candour, and seriousness. There are no short measures with Bill – his initial approach is to study the delegates early on to gauge the atmosphere prior to his presentation. I have worked with some very professional presenters in facilitating safety seminars in Singapore, Lafayette, Holland and Denmark. Dr Bill is up there with the best of them.”
General Manager – Europe and Africa, Ensco
Many thanks for the excellent half-day presentation on safely leadership you gave to our senior management team. Your talk complimented other initiatives we have on-going here at Ensco. Your considerable knowledge about behavioural safety and the way you conveyed it was much appreciated.”
Managing Director, SBS Marine
Thank you for the motivating talk on safety leadership you gave during our annual strategy meeting. Your part of the event fitted in well with the Teamwork theme for the day. This audience of Ships’ Officers, Superintendents and shore-based senior managers is a tough bunch to impress and from the feedback received, they clearly gained some valuable insights.”