Speaker Bio

Caspar Berry

Each of Caspar’s presentations are uplifting, funny, thought-provoking and stimulating. Audiences love the entertainment, and walk away with new ideas that they can use to improve their lives.

His key messages revolve around the need to embrace uncertainty and take calculated risks in order to get the edge and achieve success. These messages are timeless and can be applied to any industry, making them perfect for any training day or conference. He is a catalyst for change and his famously upbeat, energetic style is always inspirational.

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Caspar started his career while still a teenager as the lead in one of BBC1’s flagship television programs of the 1990s. He went on to be a prolific theatre director at Cambridge University and by the time he was 23, Caspar was writing for Miramax and Columbia Tri Star. Then at 25, he took the decision that would dramatically change his life: he moved to Las Vegas and became a professional poker player!

Caspar played poker professionally for most of the next three years of his life in Las Vegas, during which time he made a good living pitting his wits against some of the game’s best known players. It was in this period that he also learned many of the key messages that he now imparts to businesses around the world today.

In 2002, Caspar returned to the UK, co-founding Twenty First Century Media and building it into the fastest growing audio visual media company in the North East of England before selling it in 2008 to Bob Geldof’s media giant, Ten Alps. It was while still at the helm of Twenty First Century Media that he began his career as a speaker and catalyst for new thinking within business about risk taking and decision making using his experience as a poker player to explain how we all make decisions in our personal and professional lives.

Highlights:

  • Professional film writer for BBC, Channel 4, Miramax and Columbia Tri Star.
  • Co-founded Twenty First Century Media and built it into the fastest growing audio visual media company in the North East of England.
  • Hosted over 400 television shows on Sky television.
  • One of the two poker advisors on the James Bond Movie, Casino Royale.
  • Speaker at over 1,500 events in over 30 countries for over 300 clients.
  • For the last 10 years, Caspar has been a professional motivational and keynote speaker during which time he has delivered over 1,500 speeches for over 300 great companies in Europe, America and Asia including ASDA Walmart, Western Union, FCm, BT, Deutsche Bank, AON, Hiscox, KPMG, BA, AIA, P and G and HP.

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Risk Taking and Decision Making for Poker Business and Life

Participants will leave with a better understanding of what “risk” is, how it is calculated in its essential form and an understanding of how to apply this theory in practice.

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Risk Taking and Decision Making for Poker Business and Life

 

Overview:

Even as we start to climb out of the worst economic slump of living memory, “Risk” has become a subject very close to all our hearts. The fact is that whether you make a living playing poker, trading Sterling in the markets, planning next year’s training budgets, managing junior executives, marketing FMCG, or negotiating with regulators... risk plays a role in YOUR LIFE!

Why? Because whenever we take a decision... we are effectively taking a risk. And we do that hundreds, if not thousands, of times every day! The good news is that there is a science of risk, and decision making, which is illuminating for anyone who has to make decisions in their professional lives. My role as a corporate speaker is to make this science interesting and accessible to people who don’t happen to have a PhD in applied mathematics. 

Outline:

Participants will leave with:

  • A better understanding of what “risk” is and how it is calculated in its essential form. This calibrated mathematical language is based on an understanding of what a decision is: the investment of scarce resources with the intention of yielding a long term return in the form of one or more scarce resources as a result.
  • An understanding of how to apply this theory in practice in their own personal and professional lives whether that be in sales, innovation, management, continuous improvement, creativity, negotiation or delegation.
  • An understanding of the cause of risk aversion among humans: why we are reluctant to embrace short term failures for long term gain (and, for that matter, why we do the opposite when we gamble.)  An empowering method for using our own natural risk aversion as a motivational tool that can be used to drive ourselves or others to achieve better long term results in ANYTHING we do!

Risk Taking and Decision Making for Poker Business and Life

Participants will leave with a better understanding of what “risk” is, how it is calculated in its essential form and an understanding of how to apply this theory in practice.

Read more

 

Risk Taking and Decision Making for Poker Business and Life

 

Overview:

Even as we start to climb out of the worst economic slump of living memory, “Risk” has become a subject very close to all our hearts. The fact is that whether you make a living playing poker, trading Sterling in the markets, planning next year’s training budgets, managing junior executives, marketing FMCG, or negotiating with regulators... risk plays a role in YOUR LIFE!

Why? Because whenever we take a decision... we are effectively taking a risk. And we do that hundreds, if not thousands, of times every day! The good news is that there is a science of risk, and decision making, which is illuminating for anyone who has to make decisions in their professional lives. My role as a corporate speaker is to make this science interesting and accessible to people who don’t happen to have a PhD in applied mathematics. 

Outline:

Participants will leave with:

  • A better understanding of what “risk” is and how it is calculated in its essential form. This calibrated mathematical language is based on an understanding of what a decision is: the investment of scarce resources with the intention of yielding a long term return in the form of one or more scarce resources as a result.
  • An understanding of how to apply this theory in practice in their own personal and professional lives whether that be in sales, innovation, management, continuous improvement, creativity, negotiation or delegation.
  • An understanding of the cause of risk aversion among humans: why we are reluctant to embrace short term failures for long term gain (and, for that matter, why we do the opposite when we gamble.)  An empowering method for using our own natural risk aversion as a motivational tool that can be used to drive ourselves or others to achieve better long term results in ANYTHING we do!

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