The role of the football referee has changed as much as professional football itself over the last five years. How would you cope trying to control 22 volatile individuals - a fair proportion of whom might be millionaires speaking in several foreign tongues - with 50,000 fanatical supporters baying for your blood?
Graham Barber was one of only two British FIFA referees qualified to referee internationals. Since turning professional, Graham has established himself as one of those rare breeds of individuals who is unflappable under pressure. Controlling a top Premiership game between two title contenders is not very far removed from running a successful board meeting at a large plc; or motivating a group of individuals to play as a team.
Which is why Graham Barber is in increasing demand as a motivational speaker of quality who will tailor his brief to the specific requirements of the client. Using video footage of key moments in crucial games, illustrating how to read body language and injecting plenty of humour, Graham's presentations are highly prized and will leave the audience with plenty to think about.
Alternatively, as an after dinner speaker, Graham can call on years of accumulated anecdotes which will add value to any luncheon or dinner when the accent switches from motivation to pure entertainment.