I have given many, many presentations to groups as small as 12 and as large as 4,000. Through painful experience I have seen what works and what doesn’t. To get the most out of your event – and to minimise stress for all of us – I’ve put together this list of requirements.

Please do read it and follow it. Clarity works for everyone and I will present on this basis only. (Download as a 2 page technical rider PDF – 622kb, or along with 3x hi-res portrait images as my mediapack – 7mb .ZIP file)

  • I will be introduced using my written introduction
  • I prefer not to use a podium – I may use one for a formal address after discussion with the conference organiser but this is rare.
  • On stage I need: a laptop projector, screen, courtesy monitor, visible clock, water.
  • For any group of more than 40 people I will need a wireless Lavalier clip-on tie mic or earpiece mic with a belt pack. A wired or handheld mic will severely compromise my presentation.
  • I use Microsoft PowerPoint and may include videos which are available in MP4 or WMV format. I will provide both formats.
  • My PowerPoint slides are provided in 16:9 aspect ratio ONLY.
  • My slides must not be embedded into another slide master or conference slide deck (as this always corrupts the files).
  • I am prepared to use my laptop or your AV team’s equipment. If using my laptop I will need a power supply and an audio out cable (2.5mm jack).
  • I use a wireless slide advancer and am happy to use my own or your AV team’s equipment.
  • To ensure your audience get the best possible performance I would like to complete a technical check at least 2 hours before the presentation. This typically takes 30 minutes.
  • I am happy to take a Q+A session after speaking. Experience tells me that this needs careful moderation for it to be worthwhile.
  • Slide copies are not available for distribution except by prior agreement.
  • In NO circumstances should slides be distributed in advance of the presentation.
  • Video recording of the event is by prior agreement only. Such recording is not available for sale or distribution except by prior agreement.

If you have questions or wish to contact me before the event please email me at: kevin@kevingaskell.com


“I would like to introduce our guest speaker.

Kevin Gaskell has led the iconic brands, Porsche, Lamborghini and BMW. ARer driving the turnaround at Porsche and leading 5 years of record growth at BMW he was recognised as one of the “UK’s top 40 leaders”.

During his career of founding startups, driving turnarounds and leading major brands he has built over £ 3 billion in shareholder value. He has led transformational growth at 14 companies and now acts as Chairman to a number of growing businesses.

One of his companies was recently recognised as the best private equity investment of the year another reached the global final of the ‘Startup World Cup’.

He has played international cricket but now relaxes by playing in a rock band. With his son he has walked to both the North and South Poles and climbed some of the world’s highest mountains to raise money to fight cancer. He is currently in training to row across the Atlantic Ocean.

Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome Kevin Gaskell…”

Download the above information as a 2 page technical rider PDF (622kb)

Download mediapack – 7mb .ZIP