Authentic, likeable, had the audience in his hands from start to finish. A great story teller with the right mix of authoritative detail, humour and inspirational themes, delivered in an individual Tom Alden style. A bright new star on the inspirational speaking circuit.
Manor Preparatory School
Tom has delivered two superb talks at The Manor – the first on his breath-taking row across the Atlantic ocean and the second on his blistering Marathon Des Sables under the Moroccan sun. He has a wonderfully expressive delivery and totally captures the children's imaginations with his accounts of his extraordinary adventures and the way he overcomes the tribulations that beset him. The children certainly learn the meaning of the word ‘resilience’! He has a real skill in tailoring his talk to the age group and keeping them fully engrossed. His talks are enhanced by superb photographs and videos. I can thoroughly recommend him as a great speaker and a real-life adventurer!