Roy Sheppard is a specialist conference moderator, an experienced speaker and the author of eight books. As a moderator, Roy works on high-profile conferences for some of the world's largest and most respected organisations. He has been asked back time and again to moderate 'private' conferences for the Olympic movement held in Lausanne, Beijing and Rio de Janeiro.
He has moderated conferences for the world's largest trade association - the ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers) in Rome, Dubai, Cape Town, Istanbul, New York and their flagship event RECON in Las Vegas (attended by 53,000 delegates). He is the acknowledged European expert on building profitable business relationships through networking and referrals and has spoken at conferences all over the world. He has worked as a visiting lecturer at Cranfield University’s full-time MBA course and at Henley School of Management.
His early career began in television and radio, mainly with the BBC.
Working both regionally and nationally for the BBC, he presented music and interview-based programmes, including the Sony Award winning “In the News” on BBC Radio 4. Whilst Roy was also involved in production and script writing, his main area of expertise was in live television and he regularly worked alongside other notable presenters including Jeremy Paxman, Eamonn Holmes, Ann Robinson and the late Jill Dando. From 1985-91, he was an anchorman of the early evening news for the BBC in London where he consistently proved his ability to perform under pressure.
His books include “Meet Greet and Prosper”, “Rapid Result Referrals” and “Your Personal Survival Guide to the 21st Century.” In 2008 he co-wrote (with Mary T Cleary) and published “Venus: The Dark Side”.
The same book is called "That Bitch: Protect Yourself Against Women with malicious Intent" In October 2010 he published "How to be The One" which became the subject of a two page spread in YOU, the UK's top circulation women's magazine (part of The Mail on Sunday) and was a lead story on CNN.com's Lifestyle website. July 2013 saw the simultaneous publication of Dear Son: what I wish I'd known at your age and Dear Daughter: what I wish I'd known at your age. These are gift books from parents and grandparents to every 15 to 25 years old. Described by The Mature Times as "The best gift you can give a teenager".