He now brings his knowledge and powerful stories to the corporate sector in an amazingly inspirational presentation that can be tailored to provide relevance and motivation for virtually every type of business audience. His presentations can be focused on a variety of topics including: - Teamwork, Leadership, Personal development, Risk assessment, Management style, and Training.
Having completed his first corporate speech Joe received phenomenal feedback:
Following the sale of the movie rights of Touching the Void to Tom Cruise's and Sally Field's movie company, the rights to a 90 minute drama documentary were sold to the independent producers Darlow Smithson, working for Channel 4 and PBS. It has been distributed in the UK cinemas by Pathe and in the USA by IFC. The drama documentary film of "Touching the Void" won the 2004 Bafta's Outstanding British Film of the Year and The Evening Standard Best film of the year 2004. It is now officially the most successful documentary in British cinema history.
Promotional work for the film included extensive interviews on BBC World News Hardtalk, Letterman and Oprah.
His latest book, The Beckoning Silence, was published in January 2002. Touching the Void, the best-seller translated into 14 languages, won the Boardman Tasker Prize 1988, NCR Non fiction Award 1989, Deutches Literaturpries 1990, and Premio del libro do Montagna 1993. It has sold over one and half million copies worldwide.
He is also author of the novel The Water People and non-fiction works This Game of Ghosts, Storms of Silence and Dark Shadows Falling. To date all his books have been short-listed for the Boardman Tasker Prize.
Joe Simpson has developed a superb reputation on the speaking circuit. Having spoken to a wide variety of audiences of varying nationalities, Joe has consistently exceeded all expectations. His presentation is supported by an "all action" introduction video and stunning photography. For those who have already booked Joe for his “Touching the Void” presentation he now has a second speech entitled “The Beckoning Silence.”
- Sales Manager, ICL
with Joe was a tremendous success. Although he denies it, he is a very
good, very natural public speaker. Everyone in the room was fully engaged.
I have never seen the interest in Q&A afterwards so high at our events
– we could have kept him up late into the evening. I only wished
we were in a smoky pub in Sheffield after a good day's climbing.”
went very well and the entrance of Joe had an amazing impact (including
a standing ovation). A number of people at the end rushed to talk to him
and the feedback I've had back since has been excellent.”