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A weekly remote interview podcast hosted by speaker bureau owner, Maria Franzoni.

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My guest this week has been recognised world-over for five decades as one of the world's most influential lifestyle experts, predicting and creating societal, business and consumer trends; initiating and promoting major events such as London Fashion Week and Green Consumer Week as well as advising major corporations including McDonalds, …

23rd February 2021 Lynne Franks - Frankly Speaking

My guest is the world’s leading educator and motivator for uplifting customer service and Uplifting Service cultures. He helps leaders, teams, and organisations learn how to serve better, care more, and generate new value in the world. He is author of the book, Uplifting Service, and fourteen other books on …

16th February 2021 Ron Kaufman - Uplifting Service

My guest this week has a global reputation for his leading edge thinking about how companies can out-perform in today's highly dynamic and complex business system. He has been a Visiting Distinguished Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan where he formed a powerful partnership with the …

My guest this week is a branded lifestyle portrait, virtual/live event photographer who collaborates with speakers, trainers, consultants and other expert-based business owners to create an emotional connection with their audiences through persuasive visual storytelling. He is a photographer who thinks like a marketeer. He sets clients up for success …

My guest today is one of the few experts in inter-generational diversity. This is the emerging science and management skill of maximising the engagement, collaboration and productivity within and across the five distinctive generations in today’s workplace. She shares ways to adapt leadership and management styles to get the best …

My guest this week is the founder of the Secret Salesforce programme. He believes that customer experience is the biggest differentiator over which you have total control and that the human touch can have massive positive impact. He works with leaders and teams primarily in technology and professional services companies …

My guest this week is a former NHS Mental Health Lead and one of the country’s leading psychotherapists, with over 25 years’ experience in physical and mental health sectors. He is the author of The Sunday Times Best-selling book ‘Ten to Zen’. His second book ‘Ten Times Happier’ which was …

My guest has spent over 30 years developing the ADAPTAGILITY high Performance methodology, a synthesis of Agility, Adaptability, Resilience and Balance. His ADAPTAGILITY High Performance Framework, and Digital Diagnostic tool, provides a proven approach, and deep insights, to activating, and optimising, sustainable higher performance. This helps organisations to achieve eXponential …

Even before this global disruption wreaked havoc on all our lives, my guest this week had been studying, writing and speaking on the topic of resiliency … a topic area that has fascinated her for decades. Since 1980, she has helped organisations and individuals transform the life of their business …

My guest this week is a management thinker and a leader of the new world order. He is an award-winning entrepreneur, venture capitalist, best-selling author and a 2-time Emmy nominated media visionary. He has helped raise hundreds of millions in capital for start-up companies as well as taking a company …

15th September 2020 Leonard Brody - The Great Rewrite

My guest this week has appeared with us before sharing her expertise to compete against the odds. Today she is back to talk about Mental Toughness. She is going to share with us how and why developing confidence, resilience, commitment and focus is critical in today’s challenging business and personal …

This week I’ve delved into the archives again. This particular speaker is a bit of a clever chap. He has actually done 3 main stage TED talks and has got a brain the size of a planet. When he speaks, he says “I want the audience to go away knowing …

My guest is a futurist, philosopher, and a leading expert in futurism and emerging technologies. He is a populariser, commentator, and influencer of all things futuristic. He is the host of the techno-philosophy YouTube series FUTURISTIC NOW and is listed in the top twenty must-watch futurism shows on YouTube. He …

Sir Chris Hoy MBE, multiple world and Olympic champion track cyclist, is one of Great Britain’s most successful Olympic athletes, with six gold medals and one silver. Chris retired from competitive cycling in 2013 and his achievements throughout his career make him Scotland’s most successful Olympian, the first Briton since …

My guest this week describes himself as a very ordinary person - in fact, even more ordinary than everyone else. For his first job, he was a geography high-school teacher, but he was so low in confidence, his kids misbehaved very badly. He then chose to try and learn how …

My guest this week came to the world's attention in January 1991, when he was captured by the Iraqis and his bruised and battered face became a potent symbol of Saddam Hussein's ruthless aggression. His war was not at all as he expected – it became a seven-week ordeal of …

My guest this week is one of the leading Food, Drink and Hospitality brand and marketing minds in business. He has over 20 years Brand, Marketing, Digital and Social Media experience holding senior positions at lastminute.com, Barclaycard, YO! Sushi and Pret A Manger. He co-founded Brand and Marketing agency, WE …

This week my guest has earned global acclaim as one of the world’s leading experts on the financial escapades of the underworld. There is no one with more first-hand knowledge about how international banks and businesses cater to those who own the nearly 2 trillion dollars in criminal proceeds laundered …

19th November 2019 Robert Mazur - The Infiltrator

This week’s guest founded Shazam Entertainment, the world’s first mobile phone-based music recognition service which was acquired by Apple in 2018 for a reported $400 million. In 2015 the Financial Times named him one of Europe’s Top 50 technology entrepreneurs. Previously he was Head of Banking Innovation at Virgin Money, …

Niall Breslin known as Bressie, is an Irish musician and former Westmeath Gaelic footballer and Leinster Rugby player. Breslin found success as the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter with pop band The Blizzards, as a co-writer and producer with XIX Entertainment and as a solo artist. He was the winning …

My guest this week, is Australia’s most successful author, writing 18 Top 10 bestsellers including 11 number ones. His books are translated into 55 languages and have sold over 32 million copies. He researches and studies the psychology of selling, relationships and human communication. He teaches simple, field-tested skills and …

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 …

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 …

My guest is serial entrepreneur and author Simone Vincenzi. Simone has helped launch more than 500 profitable businesses all before the age of 30. He is the go-to expert in selling from stage and in this episode, we talk about the differences and indeed the many similarities of speaking to …

My guest this week worked both Obama campaigns, starting in January 2007 as Director of Special Events, a position that would take him through 30 states with Barack Obama. Along the way he helped revolutionise how data is gathered and used, how old tools like TV and radio are harmonised …

My guest this week is an industry acclaimed A.I. Scientist, Tech Pioneer and Venture Partner at Deep Science Ventures, a venture-focused science institute where audacious entrepreneurial scientists explore solutions to the world’s challenges. She is an advisor to both the UK Parliament and the EU Technology Commission in matters of …

My guest this week is a futurist, with an artist’s eye and an inventor’s mind. She prototypes future world designs for the entertainment industry, technology companies and cities. A large part of her time is devoted to research and strategy in the immersive media technology space. Her work consists in …

My guest this week has 25 years as a technology entrepreneur and venture capitalist. Nowadays he also advises large corporations, the European Commissions and various non-profits. He’s a founder, a funder and a futurist. For me he’s an interpreter of trends and we find out all sorts of amazing things …

This week we are talking to Thomas Anglero. He is Director of Innovation for IBM in Norway, a two-time entrepreneur, a veteran basketball coach, and an extremely popular motivational speaker. Thomas was born in New York but has lived in Norway for more than 20 years. He has been an …

Angela Oguntala is a futurist and a director at Greyspace – a design and futures consultancy that partners with organisations to think, plan and design for the future. She has worked in education, healthcare, finance, fashion, sustainability and in a range of other spaces across culture and technology. Selected clients …

This week we are doing something a little different. As well as finding out about the speaker who is the person behind the mic we also find out a bit more about the actual presentation/keynote and we deconstruct the speaker's keynote and tell you bit by bit how he presents …

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. This week we talk about letting go of the old command and control style of running organisations …

My guest this week is bestselling author, broadcaster and leader of the global Slow Movement, Carl Honoré. In this episode we talk about slowing down. How it makes you more productive, improves your relationships and your health. So, if you would like to learn how to unleash your inner tortoise …

29th November 2018 Carl Honoré - Go Slow

My guest this week is one of the most fortunate people you’re likely to meet. He should be dead many times over and his exploits have been covered in a Discovery documentary with the very cheerful title ‘I Shouldn’t Be Alive.’ My guest is Chris Moon. Chris knows exactly what …

15th November 2018 Chris Moon - Step Beyond

Today my guest is Michael Solomon. Michael “wrote the book” on understanding consumers. Literally. Hundreds of thousands of business students have learned about Marketing from his books, including Consumer Behavior: Buying, Having, and Being -- the most widely used book on the subject in the world. Michael often is asked …

Today Maria’s guest is Mary Tillson. Mary is the Head of Momentum and Executive Learning at MFL. Mary has worked internationally as a management and leadership development Principal Consultant. She has held leadership roles, both within the training industry, for OnTrack International, GBS Corporate Training, and for American Express where …

Today Maria’s guest is Neil Armstrong. Neil has been making films and TV programmes for over 33 years. He started his career as a Film Assistant at the BBC and worked his way up to become a highly respected and sought-after Series Producer and Director. Neil’s credits include ‘Alter Ego’ …

4th October 2018 Showreel Special

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 …

27th September 2018 James Kettle - Scripting Speakers

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 worked …

This week, Maria’s guest is Dr. Beau Lotto. Beau is a world-renowned neuroscientist, bestselling author, and entrepreneur. Beau is also the founder and CEO of Lab of Misfits, the world's first neuro-design studio. His studies in human perception have taken him well beyond the scientific domain and into the fields …

This week Maria’s guest on the show is David Price. David is an expert in organisational learning for a complex future. He is a senior associate at The Innovation Unit and co-founder of We Do Things Differently, a cultural change practise. His book, Open: How We'll Work, Live, and Learn …

This week Maria’s guest on the show is Dr. Pritpal S. Tamber. Pritpal is the CEO and co-founder of Bridging Health & Community, a Seattle based non-profit dedicated to transforming how healthcare works with communities. At the heart of its work is the insight that our current approach to health, …

This week Maria’s guest on the show is Jim Harris. Jim is one of North America's foremost thinkers on disruptive innovation. Jim is the bestselling author of The Learning Paradox, The 100 Best Companies to Work for in Canada, and Blindsided. Blindsided is published in 80 countries worldwide and is …

This week Maria’s guest on the show is Bruno Marion. Bruno nicknamed The Futurist Monk, is an expert in global trends and innovation. For the last 30 years, Bruno has been traveling around the world, meeting CEOs, monks, all kinds of gurus, people in jail, super rich people, super poor …

This week Maria’s guest on the show is Mark Stevenson. Mark is a futurist, broadcaster, and expert on global trends and innovation. He's a highly respected thinker on the interplay of technology and society, helping a diverse mix of clients to become future-literate and adapt their cultures and strategy to …

This week Maria’s guest on the show is Amy Brann. Amy is a visiting lecturer to Manchester Metropolitan University, teaching the neuroscience of leadership on the Master of Sports Directorship Programme. She is the founder of Synaptic Potential, working with organizations to strengthen their strategy, culture, and performance. Amy is …

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 …

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 …

12th June 2018 BONUS Podcast

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 …

This week Maria’s guest on the show is Sir Clive Woodward, the World Cup winning head coach who led England's rugby players to World Cup glory in Australia in 2003. He himself is a former England international and British and Irish Lion. During Clive's tenure as head coach, England moved …

This week Maria’s guest on the show is Caspar Craven, entrepreneur and adventurer. Caspar believes in challenging conventional thinking on how leaders and teams become truly effective to create extraordinary results. Caspar has 30 years of experience in building teams to make things happen. Starting as an entrepreneur at the …