I’m John Smelt and I’m an Internet Marketer and Trainer in many subjects, mainly software but learning more subjects as time goes by.
I was born in Urmston, Greater Manchester Lancashire of Yorkshire parents, more years ago than I care to think about. Some of you will realise that that provides a Yorkshire/Lancashire conflict which probably says a lot about me.
Having during my life lived in various parts of England, Scotland and Wales I feel a bit of a mongrel. I now live in a little Oxfordshire village called Aston Tirrold just outside Didcot. I am no longer married but have two children, a daughter now in her 40s and son in his late teens.
Education and Career
I was educated at Barnard Castle School in County Durham and at Manchester University where I gained, after much effort, a degree in Chemistry.
I spent 22 years working in Industry in various roles ranging from Production Management, Sales, Training and Safety. Following that, I started my own software training business which I have been running since 1987, training all over the UK, Europe, Middle East and the USA.
Of late I have decided that endless travelling, hotel rooms and aeroplanes and becoming increasingly wearisome so I decided to concentrate on the Internet and the training and marketing opportunities which it provides.
Motor Sport, racing – particularly Formula 1. I did race many years ago and had a lot of fun but my results were usually in the category – also finished. I also drove Rally Cars for 16 years and although my results were nothing spectacular, I usually managed to finish in the top ten.
I have had an on and off relationship with the Amateur Theatre for many years and have appeared in over 70 plays and musicals. This part of my thespian career is not drawing to a close as I am finding it increasingly difficult to learn and remember lines but it has been enormous fun and very satisfying.
My mission on the internet is to provide value interest and training to those who are looking for solutions to their ambitions using the internet.