PROFILE OF SHERIDAN ‘SHED’ SIMOVE - IDEAS MAN
Shed Simove is a performer, author, entrepreneur and motivational speaker on creativity and innovation. Harnessing a constant stream of ideas from his astonishingly active mind, Shed has learned to transform his unconventional concepts into lucrative new business ventures which form the basis of his completely unique stand-up routines and inspirational speeches.
BACKGROUND OF A MAVERICK
Following a degree in Experimental Psychology at Balliol College, Oxford, and two years working in DisneyWorld, Florida (as a Sixteenth Century Gentleman), Shed worked in TV Production, heading up programmes including ‘The Big Breakfast’, ‘Space Cadets’, and ‘Big Brother’. Shed soon became known industry-wide for making innovative, ground-breaking television shows. In 2003, Shed was appointed Commissioning Editor of Channel 4’s ‘Big Brother’.
RELENTLESS AND PROVEN INNOVATOR
As well as a successful career in television production, Shed has forged a highly innovative merchandising empire – selling one million novelty gifts, executive toys, best-selling adult sweets, books and greeting cards worldwide. He's even launched his own currency! Shed has won ‘Gift Of The Year’ twice for two of his creations – a range of birthday candles that spelt “You’re Old” and the hugely popular 'Sound Machine'. He also gained worldwide fame as the bestselling author of 'What Every Man Thinks About Apart From Sex', a 200 page book that is completely blank inside. This title reached the top fifty of the Amazon chart. For more of Shed’s creations, see the PRODUCTS section on this site and the LATEST NEWS section for his up to date adventures.
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COMEDY WITH A TWIST
Shed performs a memorable & entertaining stand up comedy routine that showcases his products and the amazing adventures surrounding them. Shed uses his own entrepreneurial journeys to give powerful insight into how others can be more creative, plus he shares his secrets for success and outlines the steps towards achieving whatever you desire – both personally and in business.
“Shed is a cross between Anthony Robbins and Woody Allen - he's easily as funny as Robbins and as inspirational as Allen. Anyone who's ever had an idea and wanted to make it happen should read Ideas Man”. Jimmy Carr
UNIQUE MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER ~ INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY
Shed’s ability to create new ideas, coupled with his skill to make them happen, mean that his range and rate of success is vast - and thus his performances are wonderfully motivational as well as entertaining. He has the ability to both inspire significant, profitable changes and then equip you with the tools to make those changes happen. Shed’s inspirational and hugely informative performances showcase his amazing career path, using props and visuals that add to the engaging and exciting stories he tells. Shed has performed his visual and inspirational Motivational Speeches to both entrepreneurs and non business people alike. A cross between Anthony Robbins and Woody Allen, Shed is a truly compelling, uniquely memorable, one-off performer.
All Shed's performances can be tailored to suit the audience and the occasion.
BE ENTERTAINED AND INSPIRED…
To book Shed for a Comedy Gig, please get in touch at: [email protected]
If you need a Corporate Speaker on Innovation and Creativity or someone to facilitate a Brainstorm session that will create exciting new products and services for your business, you can book Shed for his corporate speech that delivers a highly original, entertaining and inspiring take on business, success and entrepreneurship. Please email [email protected]
Shed's book "IDEAS MAN" is the true story of this visionary maverick’s amazing adventures. At breakneck speed, Shed describes how dozens of his ideas came to be, how they succeed or sometimes disastrously fail. Some of Shed's ideas include: a range of award winning candles, a groundbreaking documentary that involved him going undercover as a 16-year-old schoolboy (when he was 30) and the launch of his own currency – the ‘EGO’.
IDEAS MAN is a unique book written by a completely extraordinary character. A hilarious and inspirational real-life tale of eccentricity and enthusiasm, it’s perfect for anyone who’s ever had a dream and wondered how to make it come true. Shed is living proof that you really can make it happen...
Shed has also published 'Success...Or Your Money Back' - the easiest and quickest success manual in the world.
In this ground-breaking book, Shed reveals 30 NEW SECRETS that show you how to get GET ANYTHING YOU DESIRE.
To see Shed's latest TV appearance, click HERE
SOME EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE OF SHED'S SUCCESS
The following is a just a few of the impressive successes that make up Shed's CV.
· Degree In ‘Experimental Psychology’ At Balliol College, Oxford
· Beat Thousands Of Candidates To Gain A Place On Planet 24’s Graduate Trainee Scheme
· Series Producer ‘The Big Breakfast’
· Commissioning Editor ‘Space Cadets’
· Commissioning Editor ‘Big Brother’
· Books Published: ‘Presents Money Can’t Buy’ & ‘Ideas Man’
· Products Created & Sold:
· Over 5,000 Limited Edition ‘Clitoris Allsorts’ Packets Sold
· 281,636 Units Of Control-A-Man And Control-A Woman Remote Controls (And Spin-Off Remotes) Sold
· Over 60,923 ‘Cock-A-Doodle’ Pads Sold
· Over 74,463 Units Of The ‘Designer Beaver’ Sold
· 163,891Units Of ‘Who's Counting' Candle Packs Sold (THESE WON 'GIFT OF THE YEAR')
· Over 4,000 Greeting Cards Sold
· Over 20,000 - ‘Hen Night Sticker Packs’ Sold
· Creator of the SOUND MACHINES range (THE SOUND MACHINE - RED VERSION - WON 'GIFT OF THE YEAR')
· Creator of the 'MARTIN LOOFAH KING'
· Creator of the 'CREDIT CRUNCH' CEREAL
· Over a hundred and fifty gigs performed since 2006
· Finalist in "The Comedy Factor" Comedy Competition (placed Third)
· Semi Finalist in the "So You Think You're Funny" and "Laughing Horse" Competitions
"I invited Shed to come and visit the Unilever UK & Ireland communications team in April 2009 to share with us some of the thought processes and "tricks of the trade" he uses to come up with great ideas. The session he delivered was dazzlingly good - full of energy, insights, inspiration and positivity. If you want to take an alternative, off-the-wall look at how you can inject some creativity into your team or business, then Shed's your man."
Paul Matthews, Press Officer, Unilever UK & Ireland
“Our commercial team spent a highly amusing and thought provoking evening listening to some of Shed’s real life journeys from mad idea to commercial product. This has caused a real buzz in the team and got our buyers thinking ‘there’s another way of doing this’”
Andy Wiggins, Group Innovation Director, B&Q
“Shed. I’ve never met a character like him. He pitched up in a shiny satin suit and made us squirm, blush and whaddyaknow, think! His can-do attitude and tenacity is an example to us all. He’s also incredibly enthusiastic, getting involved with every stage of the event from planning it to judging the competition. We weren’t quite sure what our clients would make of it all but they were thoroughly entertained and, like Shed’s products, the evening has certainly proved to be a talking point.”
Elmwood Elliot Wilson, MD, Elmwood
"‘Less talk and more action’ is the name of Shed’s game, as he goes through countless number of practical tips on idea generation, and how to execute them as well. There are thousands of ideas practically staring you in the face, all you need is a bit of ‘Shed inspiration’ to be the catalyst and kick it all off!"
Desigan Chinniah, eBay UK
“Over and above my own expectations and desires from Shed’s presentation, the feedback from the business has been a huge amount of respect for Shed having the passion and tenacity to see an idea through to its natural completion rather than most who would have dropped it by the wayside.
If you’re a business which wants to continue the same well worn path, Shed is not for you. If you want to reinvent yourself or change the way you and your people think, he is an absolute must.”
Paul Alexander, CEO, Beyond Analysis