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After Dinner Speaker

The UK’s foremost adventurer, fundraiser and serial Guinness World Record Holder Jamie McDonald – aka Adventureman – is celebrated for being one of the most naturally gifted after dinner speakers around the globe.

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Award winning After Dinner Speaker

If you would like to enquire about Jamie being your after dinner speaker – then simply get in touch with his team here.

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Telephone: 0800 975 0628

Please let us know as much information as possible about your event, like the date(s), approximate audience size, the location and any other information about your dinner/booking.

 

Watch one of Jamie’s after dinner talks, we promise it’ll be entertaining

 

An After Dinner Speaker, who entertains and inspires

If you want an after dinner speaker who has stories that run for miles and can  guarantee smiles, then Adventureman is your man.

When it comes to after dinner speakers, Jamie McDonald is a natural, whose warm-hearted stories have crowds laughing and crying with their feel-good warmth and genuinely life affirming resonance. 

When Jamie overcame a debilitating illness as a youngster, he wanted to thank the brilliant hospitals who had cared for him by raising money to help other children beat their illnesses, too. 

So, he hit the road. Firstly, snapping up a second hand bike in 2012 and making his debut as an adventurer by cycling 14,000 miles from Bangkok to his home in Gloucester.

The adventure touch paper was well and truly lit. Next, Jamie decided to run all the way, 5,000 miles, across Canada. If that wasn’t enough, Jamie thought he’d also tackle a whopping 210 marathon run around America.

These adventures weren’t all plain sailing though. Jamie was met with many precarious moments and scary situations – like facing off with a mountain lion, running across a tarantula covered highway and actually losing the tip of his nose to frostbite. 

Despite these challenges, Jamie tackled them with good grace, grit and humour as he retained his trademark ’keep going’ attitude. This boundless enthusiasm is just one of the aspects that make his after dinner speeches all the more inspiring and entertaining.

Even when not gallivanting around the world on a bike or pounding the roads of North America, Jamie has smashed world records.

Take his 12-day static bike ride that earned him a place in the Guinness book of records (along with a very sore bum!), or the 7 day record breaking treadmill run that saw him cover more than 524 miles. These are just a few of the exhilarating and exhausting physical and emotional feats that no man or woman has yet to match.

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During these challenges, Jamie has worked tirelessly to help raise upwards of one million pounds for sick children through his charity Superhero Foundation and was incredibly proud to be awarded ITV‘s Pride of Britain – one of the country’s most prestigious accolades. 

Those who witness Jamie’s after dinner talks about how he overcame his childhood challenges to undertake some of the world’s toughest endurance feats, can’t help being moved by his positivity and determination, and, of course, laugh along at all the sticky situations he gets himself into. His after dinner speeches are the kind that leave you laughing at his misfortune one minute and crying tears of joy the next, and many have commented on how they’ve brought a positive change to their lives, be it through business or personal motivation.  

Jamie’s natural, down-to-earth style lets him connect with any event audience. So, whether you’re looking for boundless energy and enthusiasm to help build confidence in people to overcome their own obstacles, or you want a rip rollicking story about what any human can achieve, Jamie’s ready to recount running the run, biking the bike, walking the walk, all by talking the talk at your event.

Above all, as an after dinner speaker, Jamie knows the value of a great story: how to entertain, inspire and send audiences home with a smile on their face and a heart brimming with hope.

Jamie's story has reached over 200 million people, and has featured on:

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ANYONE CAN BE A SUPERHERO

Copies sold world wide

At the age of nine, Jamie’s family feared he would never walk again. Twenty years later, he set off to run 5,000 miles solo coast to coast across Canada.

What to expect on the night…
Entertainment 🎤

With a lifetime of adventure and after dinner talks under his cape, Jamie has an abundance of heart-warming and hilarious stories to share with your audience. All wrapped up in boundless energy (and a superhero costume) Jamie’s heart-warming tales of endurance, derring-do and sore feet will have any audiences’ sides aching with hilarity. 

Inspiration 🙌

Jamie’s feel-good stories and bold, fun speeches are served up in such a unique infectious way, audiences are often inspired to take up challenges and overcome obstacles of their own. His heart-breaking tales of sick children that turn to warm hearted success stories always leave crowds in little doubt of the good in the world and taking home a strong message of hope.

Lasting Impact 👏

Not only will the sight of a grown man in tights and a cape zipping around a stage live long in the memory, but Jamie’s feel-good factor and mantra, that anyone can be a superhero, will leave a lasting impression that encourages audiences to consider creating their own positive legacy, no matter how big or small.

Jamie works with you to tailor his talk to your after dinner event.

UK motivational speaker Jamie

“After dinner speaker that will truly blow you away​”

“One of the best after dinner speakers we’ve ever had​”

“Outstanding after dinner speaker, the standing ovation said it all”

Some of the clients trusting Jamie as their after dinner speaker:

Companies in which Motivational Speaker Adventureman has spoken

“The way you tied your story to our mission statement ’empowering people to achieve more’ was outstanding. One of the best after dinner speakers we’ve ever had. I think the standing ovation at the end said it all”

Microsoft HQ

Seattle, America

“Are you an adventurer, or a comedian? Phenomenal”

Sir Geoff Hurst

Former England footballer

“We flew Jamie around Great Britain to visit all of our events, he has a hugely entertaining story and is one of great personal endeavour; his tenacity in achieving his goals and in overcoming barriers is so inspirational. Jamie’s after dinner speaking style, his experiences and the challenges he faces, resonate well with his audience from both a personal and business perspective”

Capita

UK

“Fundraising is easy with superhero mentality. We’d love you back as our after dinner speaker”

NSPCC

UK

“Absolutely incredible”

Prince Edward

His Royal Highness

“Your resilience and sense of adventure is another level and you delivered your talk in the most relatable and down to earth way. We’d love to book you again as our after dinner speaker”

Sky

UK

“You blew us away. Funny. Inspiring. One of the best after dinner speakers we’ve ever seen”

Google HQ

New York, America

“Jamie has an inspiring story to tell as a after dinner speaker, using his stories to motivate others with his incredible adventures”

Sir Steve Redgrave,

Rower, 5 time Olympic Gold Medalist

“Seeing Jamie speak was like watching an episode of Only Fools and Horses. Complete comedy and every once in a while, you get socked with a heartwarming moment”

Liverpool Victoria

UK HQ

“WARNING! Box of tissues required! So funny and so motivational! The perfect start to our staff conference. Endless echoing feedback like extremely touching, makes you remember why you do what you do.

NHS

UK

“I nearly fell off my chair, hilarious and inspirational”

Alexander Armstrong

BBC Presenter & Comedian

“Having booked countless after dinner speakers before and feeling the pressure of running the biggest business award show held in the UK, booking Jamie is without doubt the best decision I’ve ever made. His passionate delivery of an innovative talk had over 800 esteemed guests hanging off his every word. Through a technically flawless and authentic presentation, he inspired the audience repeatedly – moving them from raucous laughter, to tears. The best thing about Jamie is that he doesn’t realise just how good he is. Never before have I had the pleasure of dealing with a speaker who is so talented, and yet so down to earth. I wouldn’t hesitate to book him again”

Gloucestershire Business Awards

UK

“Jamie provoked laughter, tears, shock, more laughter and transmitted a whole chunk of pride and self-esteem to a room full of police staff and inspectors, very motivational and uplifting story telling”

Police

UK

“His self-depreciating humour went down a storm and Jamie had an enormous impact on our soldiers. Very motivational”
British and Canadian Army

Canada

“That’s probably one of the most difficult audiences you’ll ever get with so many different cultural backgrounds. The standing ovation was deserved and showed how you connected with every single person. We’ve seen a lot of after dinner speakers and you’re the real deal”

Travelport

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

“After listening to your inspirational talk something happened in my heart that hasn’t happened since the passing of my 8 year old son almost 9 years ago. I went to the cabinet where I keep the things that remind me of my son. There I found a beaded alligator which my son made whilst in hospital. At the time he gave it to me and said “here mommy, this one is for you, so you will never be alone.” The second is a medal the hospital gave him for being a hero. After hearing you speak, I now want you to have both of these things. The alligator because I don’t want you to ever feel like you’re alone on your adventures, and the gold medal because you are my hero”

Cindy Hopkins

Mum

“We googled ‘Superhero’ and that’s exactly what we found. We’d like to adopt him as our after dinner speaker a few weeks each year and bring him back to Canada”

Coaches Association

Toronto, Canada

“I’ve worked with the company for more than 10 years and you were one of the greatest after dinner speakers we’ve ever had. So down to earth and effortless to connect with. A well-deserved standing ovation. Thank you for the inspiration”

Gartner

Miami, America

Enquire about Jamie’s After Dinner Speaker availability, today – fill out the form or call: 0800 975 0628

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Watch what Adventureman is like ‘off stage’ winning the Pride of Britain: