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Speaking Business podcast

Each week Maria Franzoni, Speaker Bureau Director, invites one of her speakers to talk about their life, work, passions and leisure so that you can get to know the person who is the speaker behind the mic.

Aug 20, 2019

Many people talk about success, but my guest this week has actually been there and done it. Nine years in the army physical training corps prepared him for an athletic career, which led to major Olympic and world class achievements. his greatest individual triumph was becoming the European champion while breaking...


Aug 13, 2019

My guest this week helps individuals transform the way they work with others. He specialises in communication, collaboration and conflict resolution, enabling people to work together more effectively. 

He is the author of the bestselling book “You can choose your friends…” and is known as “The Family Man” -...


Aug 6, 2019

My guest this week is an expert in cyber security and the human side of security. She is a winner of the Top 100 Women In Tech Award.  Previously she has worked for a Police Cyber Crime Unit and has also spent time working in Counter Terrorism Intelligence. She speaks around the world and regularly appears on BBC radio...


Jul 30, 2019

My guest this week was a young police officer when he became a member of the Armed Response Vehicles team and whilst attending some sieges, he saw negotiators in action.

He was impressed by how they managed to resolve conflict by keeping cool and finding ways of connecting with people in crisis.

His career thereafter...


Jul 23, 2019

If you want to make your events and conferences more engaging and interactive, you’ll be interested to hear from my guest today Roy Sheppard. A delegate once wrote on their feedback form “Roy Sheppard breaks more ice than the Russian fishing fleet!” 

Roy has a background as a BBC news presenter and reporter –...