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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.

Jun 28, 2018

This week Maria’s guest on the show is Philip Hesketh who is an expert in the psychology of persuasion and influence. He combines a powerful mix of well researched persuasive techniques in buying, selling, persuading and influencing. He is best known for his 'can-use-today' techniques to be more influential.

Philip is...


Jun 21, 2018

This week Maria’s guest on the show is Tony Hawks, who is a British author and comedian and best known for his appearances on shows like "QI", "Just a Minute", and "I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue". His bestselling books include "Round Ireland with a Fridge" which has sold nearly a million copies worldwide. He is not to...


Jun 14, 2018

This week Maria’s guest on the show is Mark Pollock, an explorer, innovator, and collaborator. Even though he went blind in 1998, Mark has competed in ultra-endurance races and was the first blind person to race to the South Pole. He also won silver and bronze medals for rowing at the Commonwealth Games. In 2010,...


Jun 12, 2018

This is a special Bonus episode, a little extra treat especially for any speakers out there listening.  It is taken from a video chat I had with Neil Armstrong about Speaker Showreels - my go to expert on the subject.

Neil Armstrong has been making films and TV programmes for over 33 years.

He started his career as a...


Jun 7, 2018

This week Maria’s guest on the show is Tim Reid. Tim spent over 20 years working with some of the world's most creative organizations including global ad agencies and innovation consultancies. Before having his first sitcom, Car Share, starring superstar comedian, Peter Kay, commissioned by the BBC. As an innovation...