Hire / Book Amanda Furrow Motivational Speaker and MC
Amanda is a talented, fun speaker who keeps the audience interested all the way through the twists and turns of her talk have been an Emcee and After Dinner speaker for the past 24 years.
Amanda Forrow arrived in Pretoria from England with a thousand Rand, a suitcase and lots of hope in 1981. Having been a Secretary and Secretarial teacher in both England and Germany she found they would not give her a job as a secretary unless she spoke Afrikaans, so she became a trainer of word processing and then went on to selling. Amanda found she was a great saleswoman so she threw caution to the wind and opened a boutique, thus satisfying her lust for clothes! After three years she sold up so that she could audition as an extra in TV Advertisements as she wanted to see how that worked. The director cast her as the lead in the Eno’s ad and then asked her to come and do comedy on his Radio 702 morning show even though there were no women on Popular radio then. Her comic timing and uncanny ability to do everyone’s accent caused quite a stir in the industry and then, finding she liked making people laugh, she approached Martin Bailie at Radio 5 and make him an offer he couldn’t understand, and joined him doing the breakfast show for 3 years!
Amanda Forrow was then asked to do a fun TV Cookery show, which she continued for 7 years, mostly with Pick & Pay, which became the most popular Cookery show on SABC ever. She remained on radio and launched her Consumer show “The Buck Stops Here” and at last some consumers were getting what they paid for! During this time Amanda Forrow also became a voice over artist, popular MC, after dinner speaker and auctioneer often putting women’s thoughts across to men for a change! She left Radio and TV in the late1990”s to concentrate on her speaking career and has become a sought after Motivational speaker to Corporate Companies and groups all around the country.