Telling China, India and Hong Kong: It CAN be Done!
I’ve had the pleasure of speaking and visiting all manner of exotic and far flung destinations over the years, which is quite a feat for a school dropout! In one of my most exciting tours I had the privilege of speaking in Hong Kong, China, and India by invitation of the British Council.The whirlwind tour saw me speaking at five venues spread between Hong Kong, the bustling city of Guangzhou, China, and in India in Delhi and Kolkata.
Sharing my story with such a diverse audience and in lands of such remarkable culture was incredibly uplifting. It was as inspiring for me to deliver my talk to so many eager faces as I am delightfully informed my speech was for them.
You can find some of the humbling reviews from my tour below:
Article in South China Morning Post
During my tour I was contacted immediately to have my story featured in the South China Morning Post.
Whilst I didn’t have the chance to meet the writer I made the effort of thanking him for such a lovely article. His response to my e-mail was thus:
You’re very kind…too kind in fact. I was just the conduit … you did all the hard work. I enjoyed writing it and trying to imagine how life was and is for you. Such extraordinary contrasts and I think that you, of all people, can truly explain the meaning and importance of life. I’ll also confess that had I been given the chance to write your life story … I’d have jumped at it. Really. I was so sorry I didn’t get to meet you, though my spies (!) told me how well you were received. I’m glad it was an uplifting trip for you and you managed to share your insights about life. Talk about sounding rushed off your feet! Wishing you continued success and happiness, Graham, and hoping that one day we do get to meet.
With very best wishes
South China Morning Post
Just prior to taking the stage at the British Council in Hong Kong I was shocked, and delighted, to hear the familiar voices of my daughters, The Webb Sisters, ringing out of the lecture hall.
To my surprise Ms Winnie Ngan, Vice Principle of the Institute of Vocational Education, had purchased four of their songs from iTunes and arranged for them to be played prior to, and after my talk.
What a lovely gesture. You can find the e-mail Winnie sent to Charley and Hattie requesting their permission to play the songs below:
Dear Charley & Hattie
Greetings from Hong Kong! I am writing to seek your approval to play your music at a talk for our students by your father, Mr Graham Webb.
In collaboration with the British Council in Hong Kong, the Vocational Training Council (VTC) will jointly organize a talk titled “It CAN be done!” by Mr Webb. We are expecting about 100 students and teachers from the VTC in attendance. We thought it may be nice to surprise Mr Webb by playing your music in the lecture hall before and after the talk. I have purchased 4 of your songs from iTunes, namely: (1) Words that mobilize; (2) Baroque thoughts; (3) In your father’s eyes and (4) If it be your will. Your permission is sought for us to play these songs on a one-off basis in the lecture hall before & after the talk. We would be grateful for your confirmation at your early convenience. You may visit our web site at www.vtc.edu.hk for more information on our organization.
Best wishes to you for your upcoming music tour in Europe. Just as your father inspires the world over with his personal story of courage and victory, your angelic voices and talents bring a breath of fresh air and enlightenment to the music world! You have a new fan in me in Hong Kong!
With best regards
Winnie NGAN (Ms)
Institute of Vocational Education (Tsing Yi)
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We have been inundated with feedback from delegates who have been so motivated and moved by Graham’s presentation, so much so that they have changed the way they do business; specifically how they intereact and engage with their clients.
Your life messages I’m sure will be used as a foundation for our personal life and business operations, which will enable us to all think with a totally open and positive mind.
Four Points by Sheraton Geelong
It’s hard to sum up Graham in one word… it takes many: dynamic, entrepreneurial, captivating, inspiring, determined, generous, optimistic, enthusiastic, passionate, philanthropic… he is a ripper!
Geoff Quinlan, Manager, Coach and Talent Development, Tennis Australia