Talking Drums is highly creative, giving all its participants an opportunity to make a fantastic sound in harmony, banging out rhythms on a whole host of drums and percussion instruments.
Sessions are run by Mark Walker, one of the original drummers in the West End production of The Lion King.
Mark’s enthusiasm and energy are a key strength in the success of the sessions, along with his ability to take on board a client’s themes and informally deliver messages and values throughout an event.
As a speaker Mark Walker is highly energising, entertaining and motivating, and as an accomplished drummer he is able to draw on his many varied musical experiences for the sessions.
Mark Walker delivers sessions in a relaxed, humorous manner, creating a convivial environment in which participants are enthused and enlivened. Delegates respond and relate easily to his natural, non-threatening, non-patronising and comfortable approach.
Mark addresses participants in an engaging way, meaning that by the end of a session delegates are doing things they would never have been willing to do at the outset. But although participants undoubtedly come out of their comfort zone, there is never a time that they are made to feel uncomfortable, and sessions are always lead professionally with integrity and in a secure and structured environment.
Key conference themes, messages and points can be built into the sessions and energisers. These are delivered in a casual, off the cuff manner, creating positivity and concurrence in delegates rather than the groan factor negativity that patronising sledge hammered bullet points can sometimes produce.
Prior to an event Mark listens to a client's brief and adapts his activities to suit their needs rather than attempting to shoe-horn a set menu of activities into an event. All shows are bespoke and unique to the clients' requirements, though there are often common threads between conferences which mean Mark has a wealth of experiences to draw from.
When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge.
Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.
The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the
world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in
their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in
New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting
knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the
corporate world, globally.