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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.

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 –...


Jul 16, 2019

Each week I invite one of my 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.

My guest this week is a pioneer in the fields of change and performance shift and the author of the bestseller “Taming Tigers”.

He always tests his...


Jul 9, 2019

This week’s guest isn’t a speaker but instead she is one of our favourite MC’s.  She says that her role is to help event organisers to transform events into memorable experiences.  Witty, energetic and funny she’s had the honour of introducing political figure heads, CEO’s and household names on to the stage. ...


Jul 2, 2019

My guest this week is the author of 8 books, a coach, consultant and of course a speaker.  His focus on authentic leadership and high performance is under-pinned by his inspirational 'purpose' approach which has been utilised by world-class companies.  In our discussion he shares how to find your purpose and how once...