PREPARATION, EXPLANATION, EDUCATION
Thomas is an engaging educational and interactive speaker. Presenting to a wide ranging demographic, Thomas has appeared as an International Academy guest speaker, a college module lecturer, a Corporate Conference keynote speaker and workshop presenter, as well as an guest Enrichment Lecturer onboard Princess Cruises "Sky Princess". Advancing his career to an international audience, Thomas returned to his craft shortly after the world-wide lockdowns were lifted in late 2021. Visiting South and Latin America, as well as several Caribbean Realms, Thomas took his knowledge to the high seas in Mach 2022 where he presented several lectures onboard "Sky Princess", ranging from The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty, to A Royal Love Story, and Three in a Bed - the story of Charles, Diana, and Camilla.
Thomas attended the IFSA Convention at the Los Angeles Convention Centre from 9-12 September 2019. As a guest speaker and workshop presenter for the International Flight Services Association, Thomas made his mark as an authority on Premium Class Passenger Experience in relation to customer service and the relevance of the resurgence of the golden age of the cocktail. Participating in the workshop finale of the newly inaugurated "Innovation Pavilion", Thomas presented a flawless, factual and inspiring workshop, including an associated speech, which earned enthusiastic questions from AMTRAK, Hawaiian Airlines and other international flight service providers. The workshop titled "Royal Encounters: Premium Class Passenger Drinks" was hailed as a "Royal Gamble" which was a great credit to IFSA. Zeitblatt Magazine covered the workshop and its participants in a well rounded article which can be read by clicking here.
Throughout 2019 Thomas has been speaking around the world on an international book tour for his latest internationally award winning cocktail book, "Their Majesties' Mixers: When They Reign, They Pour". From the United Kingdom, to Spain, France, Poland, America, Canada and the Cayman Islands, Thomas has been making his mark with an interactive book talk combined with drink tasting and Q & A sessions. Throughout 2019 Thomas will continue to carryout several speaking engagements, workshops and lectures not only at professional gatherings, but in schools, universities and organisational settings.
Thomas believes in education and thinks that too often, people are not properly informed of the issues and subjects which affect their daily lives. Case in point, The Crown: "By not teaching the young about The Crown, The Monarchy and how constitutional monarchy fits into a modern, everyday society within twenty-first century Britain, the very existence of the Crown could very well be in jeopardy. Knowledge is power and education is key.
Thomas is diverse with his speaking events. He speaks, lectures and instructs at primary and secondary schools, colleges, conferences, societies, associations and for other organisational groups. Thomas speaks on a wide range of topics with Royal themes, including his popular niche brand of discussions about the Royals and their drinking habits.
Thomas understands the formula to successful monarchies and draws his understanding of and sense of duty to the institution from the examples set forth by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and her father King George VI. In addition to his knowledge of various Royal themes, Thomas' delivery is exceptional. His diction and annunciation is excellent, whilst his communication is properly timed, clear and concise. His presentations are full of interesting facts, often little known by his audience. Thomas' presentations are not just speaking events, they are a learning experience.
In understanding sacrifice, duty and service, Thomas has single handed-ly pushed the monarchist movement to new heights within the United Kingdom, by founding the British Monarchist Society and Foundation, an organisation dedicated to educating the nation about the positive attributes of the monarchy. The BMS has been a platform for Thomas to deliver the proper education about the monarchy, the Crown and Royal finances to those who live with it, or have an interest in the way these complex themes co-exist in a modern world. The British Monarchist Society and Foundation emphasises that the Crown, and the Monarch in particular, is a unifying and binding force for the people which is above politics. The Sovereign in her role as Head of State and Head of the Nation allows the people to come together under one banner, without political prejudice and as one people regardless of their party affiliations.
“The United Nations Human Development Index of 2012 states that the top three countries in the world are all constitutional monarchies. Out of the top five countries in the world, four are constitutional monarchies and of the top ten nations worldwide, seven are constitutional monarchies. Out of the top twenty nations on earth, ten are constitutional monarchies, where statistically there should be less than four. The bottom twenty nations on earth are republics”.