Property developer delivers world's longest speech
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing
A property developer has broken the record for the world's longest speech.
Rob Moore, a Peterborough-based entrepreneur who has helped thousands of investors build property portfolios, spoke on business advice over three days and nights.
Mr Moore smashed the record held by Dr Pothula Srinivasa Brahmanand, who spoke for 33 hours and 46 minutes on 8-9 September 2012, managing a speech marathon of 46 hours and 39 minutes.
With the rules banning him from using video or audio recordings to fill in any gaps, Mr Moore was given just one five minute break for every hour that he spoke.
Usually delegates would pay upwards of £2,000 to attend one of Mr Moore's property events, but for the record attempt he instead asked for donations to Sue Ryder’s Thorpe Hall Hospice Capital Appeal, which is raising £6 million to build a new hospice.
The event generated over £25,000 for the cause.
Mr Moore said: “In line with the current property boom, I wanted to share as many property investing strategies as I could to help entrepreneurs cash in. The problem for many is the cost of the equivalent training which would stand at almost £5,400.
"I saw this world record attempt as the perfect opportunity for me to give back to people who want to cash in on the boom, and for them to help me break a world record I’m so pleased to hold. My Nan passed away in a home recently so I do feel an empathy with Thorpe Hall and I’m so glad I could help.”