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 Intense competition? Constant change? Pressure to perform?

This is Leadership and Teamwork,

in the eye of the storm



...to the dedicated website for the keynote speaker Mark Denton, a master of his craft who wows audiences worldwide with his highly inspirational multi-media account of leading a team in the BT Global Challenge round the world yacht race 2000-01.


Billed as 'the worlds toughest', it's the perfect case study to help leaders, team members and teams understand how to thrive in highly competitive and constantly changing circumstances.

What is the BT Global Challenge?


Format and content

Chronologically structured to mirror the race’s 8 key stages, the story is a real roller coaster of a journey that literally has audiences hanging on the edge of their seats. And frequently with a lump in their throat and a tear or two!


Each section is a mix of the presenter’s rich insight, honesty, humility and humour, blended with stunning video footage and images that bring the learning alive. The key lessons are highlighted throughout before being summarised at the end that leads into the always vibrant Q&A session. Key learning points include the importance of:

  • Vision and Values

  • Diversity and inclusion

  • Playing to strengths

  • Structuring the team for success

  • Goal setting

  • Identifying critical success factors

  • Developing a learning culture

  • Communication

  • Collaboration and teamwork

  • Courageous Leadership

  • Humility

  • Feedback

  • Dealing with setbacks

  • Inspiring and empowering

  • Innovating

  • Maintaining motivation

  • Resilience

  • Managing risk

  • Coaching

  • Recognition and reward


Each speech is fully customised to your events key themes and required outputs through our thorough and rigorous process: 

Pre event call to understand current situation and event outcomes
Speech customisation for duration and messaging
Call to discuss proposed content and format for sign off
Seamless and powerful delivery
Audience blown away!



Keynote Speech

  • Limitless delegates

  • Latest  AV technology

  • 30 - 90 minute durations

  • One way download

  • Can be split

    • pre/post lunch/dinner

    • across a day

  • Q&A at the end

Masterclass Seminar

  • Up to 250 persons in groups

  • 1/2 or 1 day

  • The story but interspersed with Interactive group breakouts

  • Can be made competitive with scoring etc. (requires table judges) 

  • Q&A at the end

Such is the flexibility and depth of the story that not only is it available as a traditional keynote speech, but also as an interactive 'Masterclass'. This is where the story is built up to key leadership and team tests, and then delegates in teams are charged with solving them to deepen the learning. We'd be happy to help you decide what works best for you.

Ready for a taster?



Here are some of the household names were proud to have partnered with. But we've also worked with companies and organisations of any size in both the public and private sector. And if you'd like a reference, we'd be glad to put you in touch.


What people say

Gill Potter, Motivaction

(Event Management Agency)

"Just a note to say thank you so much for the series of presentations you did for the Mitchells and Butler conference – outstanding feedback back to back across 5 days – no mean feet! Well done, ‘best they’ve ever had’ was the feedback from the top"

Darren Fox, Homeserve Ltd

(A speech delegate)

Just wanted to drop you a line to say how much I enjoyed your session this week. It ticked all the boxes of being a truly inspirational story with powerful key messages, highly visual and impacting, just the right pace and you created an environment highly conducive to learning. I will always remember your story and the lessons I’ve taken from it

Alison Maskell, Zurich Insurance

(One day masterclass)

Just to say thank you again. You completely surpassed my expectations! Everyone was very engaged. The day was hugely thought provoking and a really interesting  way to get people thinking about what really matters in Leadership so a huge huge thank you


Want to have a no obligation chat? Check a date? Receive a quote? Just email, call or drop in! We're ready and waiting to make your event the best ever. So don't hesitate to get in touch!

87 Satchell Lane, Hamble, 

Hampshire SO31 4HL

United Kingdom


+44 (0) 2380 560318

+44 (0) 7771 736696



Leadership in the eye of the storm

Contact  Mark

River View, Brook Avenue, Warsash, Hampshire, SO319HN

© 2017 Mark Denton/MAXVMG LTD

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