About the speaker...
For 30 years Chris Helme was a serving Police Officer and awarded the British Empire Medal in 1990 for his service in the community. He has written eight books both through commissions and self-published books on subjects including local history, brass band nostalgia and one taking a light-hearted look at his policing career. He wrote a weekly nostalgia column in his local newspaper for 30 years and has also written many articles for UK local and regional magazines. He also produces and presents a weekly radio show.
For over 25 years, he taught local history adult community, classes. He has taught older people how to use a mobile phone, basic computer skills, as well as teaching the same basic computer skills to job seekers and he a reminiscence workshop facilitator.
During the mid-1980s, he was in demand as a speaker outside his usual job-related presentations. He is a regular speaker at Luncheon Clubs, Rotary Clubs and Probus Clubs throughout Yorkshire and averages 70 presentations annually and is now a guest speaker on cruise ships.
About my talks...
All of my presentations are timed to last up to an hour except where otherwise stated – questions are gladly taken after the presentation. The presentations are digital power point presentations (some with segments of music) or stand alone story talks. All talks have been presented to male, female and mixed audiences of varying age groups.
£50 within 30 mile round trip from home address. For venues more than 30 miles round trip, travel expenses will apply @30p per mile. I am based close to the motorway, I am happy to travel almost any distance in any direction. Fees and expenses would increase according to distance travelled and size of audience (however large it is), but this can be arranged through mutual discussion.
Short Notice: Is something I am regularly asked to do and enjoy it. ‘Can you be here in an two hours, the speaker cannot come and we have 120 ladies at the luncheon club and no speaker?’ – Of course I did it and was pleased to save the day.