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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.

Apr 6, 2021

My guest is a leading macroeconomist and recognised as a top-100 financial-services influencer.  He is a member of several international think tanks, with a wealth of policy experience working in the private sector and academia and advising market participants, fortune 100 corporations, policy makers and institutions....


Mar 30, 2021

My guest this week is a pioneer in humour-based training. He has spoken at over 2500 main stage events from Texas to Tasmania.  He is also the author of 4 books and markets his own line of stress buster products worldwide. He is a tears-in-your-eyes, laugh out loud speaker. He teaches people to be more resilient...


Mar 16, 2021

My guest this week is a British household name, he took over his family’s jewellery business in 1984.  By 1990 he had grown it from 130 stores to 2500. But everything changed overnight in 1991 when, during a speech for the Institute of Directors, he described a Ratner’s sherry decanter as ‘total crap’.

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Mar 9, 2021

Our sponsor, London Speaker Bureau, has been running a series of webinars over the past few months.  These episodes are focussed on sharing advice, support and insights to businesses on how to navigate these troubling and uncertain times. We are lucky enough to have one of those episodes to share with you.

Dame Carolyn...


Mar 2, 2021

After 10 years working as a nightclub promoter in New York City, my guest made a decision to change everything about his life. He left America to volunteer on a hospital ship off the coast of Liberia, West Africa, and returned two years later to start charity: water, a non-profit organisation whose mission is to...