Alexandra Palace, tankards of beer and the famous cry of 180! These are all things synonymous with the world of darts. The sport has seen something of a popularity surge in recent years with the traditional pub game seeing millions of pounds invested to it and broadcast all over the world.
One thing that you perhaps would not be a natural link with the sport is motivational speaking. However, just like in every sport darts still requires the same amount of hard work, dedication and commitment levels to reach the top. With this in mind darts players are perfect motivational speakers as they are able to apply these qualities to other areas of life. With the Premier League Play-Offs taking place this week now is the perfect time to book a current or former darts player with the European tour just around the corner. Below is a selection of the top three available from Champions Motivational Speakers.
Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor
Probably the most well-known darts player in the world, Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor is a founding member of the Professional Darts Corporation and has won the World Championships on a remarkable 14 occasions including eight consecutive victories. This is a record with no other player winning the competition more than twice.
From earning just £50 a week in a factory in Stoke to becoming the first ever darts player to win a £1m prize Phil’s story is one of a meteoric rise to the top. At ease with all audiences, he is able to discuss how he managed to become the greatest darts player of all time and instil a ‘never say die’ attitude during his motivational speaking occasions.
The only man to be a World Championship in three different decades, John Lowe is considered the ‘gentleman of darts.’ Best known for his sportsmanship at the oche he played for England over 100 times and under his leadership as captain they went seven years unbeaten.
During his motivational speaking events, John is able to share his fascinating anecdotes from a highly successful career captivating all audiences. The man who scored the very first televised nine-dart finish, topics he covers include: realising ambitions, peak performance and achieving goals.
A unique former darts player in the sense that he also played football to a relatively high standard darts was initially not Bob Anderson’s first calling. Selected as a javelin thrower for the 1968 Olympics, a broken arm crushed his dreams and so he took up darts socially.
From here he became one of Britain’s most successful darts players winning countless honours in the 80s and early 90s. instead of wallowing in the disappointment of his arm break he took up a new sport and became one of the best in the world, something that requires an incredible mental strength. This is something he is able to discuss at length during his motivational speaking events.
Here at Champions Motivational Speaker, we have a range of outstanding speakers from the world of darts and sports who can engage audiences for hours at their events and conferences. To book simply call us on +44 1509 85 29 27 or complete the online form.