Sebastian Terry never set out to be on the speaking circuit. He is somewhat of an "accidental" speaker. This seems only to contribute to the incredible resonance audiences have with Sebastian and his quest to complete 100 Things. Through his message and demeanour, he is effortlessly capturing every single audience he presents to.
Sebastian set himself a list of 100 things to do. Essentially these 100 things came into existence after the death of a young friend. Sebastian simply asked of himself what many of us have asked ourselves. If this was to be the last day of my life, what would I wish I had done but never did? Taking the time to explore this question after his friend's death gave Sebastian the momentum and motivation he needed. He set himself 100 things with the goal of ticking every single one-off. Marrying a stranger in Las Vegas. Living homeless on the streets of Sydney for 1 week. Living in Africa with Masai warriors. Visiting an inmate on Oklahoma's Death Row. Delivering a baby. Throwing a dart at a map and travelling wherever it lands! These are few of the extraordinary items Seb has already ticked off his list.
It's remarkable how Seb has un-intentionally created so much positive attention. What started out as one man's life 'to do' list has transcended into something much bigger. He openly shares his life experiences and refreshing outlook on life. His keynote is certainly humorous and a packed adventure. It's more than a story about 'what I have done' it's a story dedicated to the person 'postponing' life, too afraid and too busy being busy. Seb reminds us what it is to be human and to live the life we want, not the life others expect from us. It's a timely reminder that we have a choice and can begin something today, whether its 100 or 1 thing to do for ourselves or others.
Along the way, Sebastian strives to raise $100,000 for Camp Quality (Item # 4), a great organisation creating happiness for children and families affected by Cancer. The 100 things movement has expanded as the word spreads. Seb has created raving fans and well wishes around the globe. They admire the fact that this young man, often with no money or resources, makes no excuses and keeps himself open to opportunities. Perhaps Seb will even tell you about his book and how this came to exist by accepting opportunities. It's been quite a ride until now and the story keeps growing as Seb continues to tackle his list. He has even helped others accomplish items on their 100 things and tells about the joy and feeling of success by serving others.
It is tempting to describe Sebastian as inspirational, but it feels somewhat cliche and overused in this context. Authentic, memorable and unexpected are 3 words Ovations have chosen to describe this young man. Sebastian exudes humanity and zest for life and everyone in it, in such a way people truly understand and respect. By example, he leads audiences to understand we can have what we desire in our own lives no matter who we are, or what we do. As a speaker, Sebastian has a calm commanding presence on stage, enthusiastic but never 'over the top'. People often don't expect to learn so much about themselves from this 20 something...or to laugh so hard. Sebastian has already spoken to some of Australia's top companies in domestic and international locations to rave reviews. This delighted client sums him up well: " His tale of fulfilling 100 goals (serious and quirky), awakens a simple and effective message that is applicable and relevant to any business environment or audience.
Sebastian's keynote is a humorous, action-packed adventure dedicated to anyone who has ever worried about their age or dreamt about living every day like it was their last. If you are looking for a one of a kind speaker who is refreshing and relevant to speak at your event Sebastian is sure to be right on brief. The team at Ovations have been working with Sebastian from the beginning and would be happy to talk to you about his suitability for your audience.