SPEAKER PROFILE: Chris Nott
My name is Chris Nott and I am the author of the recently published book “Call Sign Chopper”.
As an introduction to my book, I copy below the Intro as advertised on Amazon.
“Chris’s book is an exciting danger-filled journey from England to Haiti. A gripping read. I highly recommend it to all armchair adventurers.” Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE – Named by the Guinness Book of Records as “the world’s greatest living explorer”
It’s 1963. 13-year-old Chris watches ‘Doctor No’ and dreams of emulating his hero: James Bond, 007.
Two years later Chris’ world is shattered when the father he idolises deserts the family leaving him to help support his mother and younger brother. He quits school with no qualifications but miraculously finds a job as a clerical assistant with the Ministry of Defence, hoping that Martinis and Aston Martins will soon follow.
Chris quickly realises however, that clerical assistants never get to be secret agents.
One evening, a chat with a local copper convinces Chris to join the police. Twenty-six years of active service follow until his career is cut short by a car accident leaving him with a broken neck. Medically discharged from the police but still longing for adventurous work, Chris takes a job as a bouncer.
When the BBC comes calling, looking for bouncers to star in ‘Muscle’ - a new documentary series investigating city centre violence - Chris finds himself unexpectedly in the spotlight.
While filming ‘Muscle’ he’s sent to Los Angeles to train as a weapons carrying bodyguard. Impressed by his skills, the organisation invites him to join an elite team of mercenaries tasked with guarding the president of the impoverished Republic of Haiti.
Follow Chris’s remarkable journey from the streets of Bristol to the land of Voodoo, violent revolution and the ever-present spectre of death.
“Love it, my anxiety was trying to kick in after the first sentence”
Rich Jones, Author of ‘Charlie Four Kilo’ www.CharlieFourKilo.com
“I'd put you on par with Andy McNab”
Kevin Timpson, Mid Glamorgan, Wales UK
“Call Sign Chopper has the ring of authenticity about it. It’s the precise little things, like When Chris Nott says of a burned body, “all I knew for sure was that they had been wearing boots.” I was with Chris in Haiti. It was a different day but I can still remember with crystal clarity that one fly buzzing round a body and the rest, landed and feasting on the blood.”
Bill Brookman, Loughborough, Leicestershire”
I was recently asked to talk at a local professional Club, as a favour to a friend, and, following positive feedback and encouragement to share my experiences with others, plus a promise to return when my second book is published (there are currently 2 other books in the making), I have decided to offer my services, as a speaker, to other potentially interested organisations.
With your authority, I would like to provide Feedback Forms, after my talk, as a means of improving and enhancing any future audience’s experience. I would like to take the opportunity of displaying my book, and doing free signings if requested. Obviously if I could also secure any potential sales during the event or via Amazon, I would be grateful.
Fees, expenses etc. are open to discussion and I will accept any reasonable offer, initially. I have been approached by a few organisations who are keen to “manage” me but, currently, I would prefer to deal with organisations directly, with the help of a friend experienced in marketing and promoting, thereby reducing costs and maintaining a more personal relationship and experience for all concerned.
If you feel you and/or any of your Group would be interested in booking me as a speaker for the evening, I would love to hear from you. The length, content etc. will be agreed with yourselves beforehand to ensure I meet the needs of your audience.
Fee to Charity?