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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.

Sep 27, 2018

Today Maria’s guest is James Kettle, a professional script and speechwriter. He has written for the likes of Rory Bremner, Ed Balls, David Gower and Miles Jupp.

Recorded: March 2018

In this week’s episode, we find out that a speech writer has a lot in common with the effervescent vitamin tablet Berocca,...


Sep 20, 2018

Today Maria’s guest is James Pearce. For two decades, James has been one of the most regular faces on the BBC's television news bulletins. An award-winning correspondent, James freely admits to having one of the best jobs in the world. You name it, he's reported from it.

Recorded on: 12th July 2018

James tells us how...


Sep 13, 2018

Today Maria’s guest is Chris Roebuck. Chris has vast experience as a leader. He was Global Head of Leadership at UBS during the implementation of one of the most successful corporate transformations. This period now forms a Harvard Business School case study on transforming organisational performance. Chris has also...


Sep 6, 2018

This week, Maria’s guest is Tony Fish. Tony is an author investor, serial entrepreneur, and maverick. He's a visiting fellow at Henley Business School for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and an EC expert for big data. He is entrepreneur in residence at Bradford School of Management and Law, lecturer in innovation...