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  1. Was two talks but now four talks from 2019 all available for local groups such as Probus, W.I.'s, U3A, History Groups, Men's Forum, Church Fellowships and community groups.





    Humour, emotion, facts, inter-action, education - all in each talk.


Jeff Jacklin

47 Rowley Hill, Fenay Bridge, Huddersfield HD8 0JF

01484 304811

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  1. 16 June 2019

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  1. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jeff Jacklin and I am an experienced speaker on the local circuit. I have two talks that have been well received by groups in Yorkshire which I hope may be of interest to you. Both my talks contain a lot of humour which I find can provide a welcome contrast to some of the detailed subject matter talks often offered to such groups. 

    I have spoken at various groups in the area including Probus, Oddfellows, History Clubs, NHS organisations and Women's Institutes.

    Talk 1:  ‘Life in the NHS – It Only Hurts When I Laugh’ (over 100 talks already given)
    A combination of facts, nostalgia, emotion and humour.
    A number of short video clips about the formation of the NHS, going on to cover some milestone events in healthcare over the last 70 years which your members will have lived through and will prompt memories for many. I relate some of my experiences from working at Director level in a number of hospitals over the last 30 years. There is a lot of humour interspersed throughout the talk including comedy video sketches. This is my most popular talk at present with good reviews from all manner of groups.

    Talk 2: ‘I Used to be a Football Referee but I’m Better Now’
    Tales from a Sunday morning park football match referee with interactive audience participation.
    This covers stories from my time as a football referee on local parks and village greens and is meant to be a direct contrast to the current world of professional football. Aimed primarily at all-male groups this is a very interactive session including the audience voting on football refereeing decisions in video clips. It is not restricted to football fans as it concentrates on the people aspect as well with a story of the time I refereed a football match in Broadmoor Special Hospital involving a team of convicted insane murderers who didn’t always stick to the Laws of Association Football! Your members' man-management experiences count for nothing in such a situation. Lots of humour throughout the talk. I include tales from my big selling book ‘Bastard in Black’ which reached number three in the Amazon Top 100 Sports Books in 2014.

    Talk 3: 'Retirement For Beginners' (new for 2019)
    A very light-hearted look at how to prepare for and enjoy your retirement. My funniest talk with lots of laugh-out-loud moments.

    Talk 4: 'Life in the NHS 2 - This is going to hurt' (new for 2019)
    Following on from the earlier talk on the NHS to look at the NHS today and how it is likely to change over the next few years. Lots of humour throughout the talk as well as moments to dwell on and review how things are changing in this national institution.

    I am available to deliver either talk at most times and may be available at short notice. The duration of the talks can be flexible but are ideally one hour long. I am happy to travel at my own expense. I charge a fee of £45 which I donate to the Kirkwood Hospice in Huddersfield. I bring all my own equipment including data projector and PA system. All I need is a projector screen and two small tables.

    I look forward to hearing from you and am happy to provide any additional information you may need.

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