Richard Mulvey is South Africa's leading Seminar Speaker and over the last fourteen years has inspired over 140,000 business people throughout South Africa to better performance. His style is relaxed and authoritative mixing humour with key elements that has raised the general standard of business skills. Born in London in 1951 Richard's education included a traditional English boarding school followed by 3 Years in hotel school and four years "apprenticeship" in some of the best hotels and restaurants in England. After switching to the contract catering industry Richard rose in the ranks through sales to Regional General Manager at the age of twenty eight before setting up on his own. After spending a couple of years travelling the world Richard was enticed back to corporate life and invited to come to South Africa in a Sales Director's role for an international company in a service industry. In 1994 he left to write his first book "Presenting for Profit". Richard is predominately a family man with 5 children and 4 grandchildren and in addition to a successful corporate career he has travelled overland across Africa in an old VW Kombi, worked for the Queen at Buckingham Palace, and successfully written and marketed a restaurant accounting software package called "Trade Inn". Richard is the author of 17 Motivational and Business Books, 20 Training DVDs, 21 Training CDs and 18 e-books. Richard also publishes Richard's Review, a bi-weekly article on Sales and Management Techniques with a readership of over 8,000 business people worldwide, and is hailed as one of South Africa's Leading Speakers. Richard is President of the Professional Speakers' Association of Southern Africa, and the chairperson of the committee that sucessfully bid for the Global Speakers Summit to be held in Cape Town in 2009. With over 300 speakers attending this will be the largest ever gathering of international speakers outside the USA. Richard's style is as entertaining as it is informative and his provocative opinion will fire your enthusiasm leaving you with a desire to hear more and eager to get out there and do it!