We at Speakers Connect are proud to present motivational speaker David Thomas.
At the age of 27, after a chequered schooling, David Thomas bought a book on memory and found he had a gift. 8 months later he went to the World Memory Championships and came 4th. Since then, he has garnered several achievements including breaking a Guinness record for reciting Pi to 22,500 digits, becoming 2007 US Memory Champion, appearing in countless TV shows (including Oprah), and having 2 bestselling books.
David Thomas suffered a very challenging childhood at the hands of his alcoholic mother and brutal aged stepfather. He went off the rails at 16, leaving school with almost no qualifications and did not attend college. He became an operational fire-fighter at the age of 20. He kept failing his promotion exams so at the age of 27 bought a book on how to improve his memory. He discovered he had a gift. 8 months later he went to the 1996 World Memory Championships coming 4th. He has since gone on to develop one of the most powerful memories in history with the following achievements:
- US Memory Champion
- International Grandmaster of Memory
- GuinnessÒ memory record breaker – reciting Pi to 22,500 digits
- World Memory Championships medallist
- World memory record holder – 100 packs of playing cards
- US memory record breaker – 160 digits in 5 minutes
Aside from being a memory champ, David Thomas is also a published author, with two bestsellers “Essential Lifeskills: Improving Your Memory” (published in 16 countries with total sales of 150,000 copies) and “Tell Me Why, Mummy” (Sunday Times #1 bestseller with total worldwide sales of 350,000 copies).
As a media personality, David has been to over 500 media interviews including BBC World Service, Wall Street Journal and going on The Oprah Winfrey Show that went out to 250 million people worldwide. David has also spoken for 20 years in 21 countries to date– going on 30 countries by the end of 2018 and has been awarded Speaker Hall of Fame by the Academy for Chief Executives.
David’s keynotes include:
- It’s not the cards you are dealt in life but the way that you play them.
- You are what you can remember
- Speed reading