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Neil Armstrong Podcast – Speaker Showreels

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. Some of the things we talk about in this episode include: the biggest mistakes speakers make when creating their showreels, the biggest cost and what to do if you haven’t got quite enough footage.

Neil Armstrong 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’ with Jon Culshaw, ‘Renford Rejects’, ‘The Miners “Location, Location, Location”, “House Doctor” for C5), and the “Teletubbies”.

Neil has filmed all over the world writing, producing and directing for a great range of brands from Astra Zeneca, Barclays and UBS right through to L’Oreal, John Lewis, Microsoft and Tate&Lyle.

He has also made Speaker Showreels for Roger Black, Sahar Hashemi,  Jamil Qureshi and Linda Yueh amongst others.

He says and I quote “He is accomplished, experienced and unflappable, as well as being great fun to work with.

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Podcast with Tim Reid – Creative Lessons from Car Share

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.

Tim Reid

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 expert, Tim has helped many clients from beer brands to broadcasters, confectioners to condom makers, reimagine the future and reinvent their businesses. As a coach, Tim has enabled hundreds of teams across the world to reignite their own creative potential to have bigger, better ideas. From his unique position as both the successful innovation consultant and comedy writer, Tim has drawn together a practical guide to applying the trade secrets used by top creative professionals, comedians and writers.

Tim Reid talks about where the idea for the BAFTA award-winning TV sitcom Car Share came from. How his career path changed when he realised that he wasn’t destined to be a rock star. Why it’s important to make the time and space for creativity, and what your “weekend brain” is!  All this and much more…

Significant quotes:

“Loosen your tie, take it off, sit down, relax and be prepared to break some rules.”  Tim Reid

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Join us next week when Maria’s guest will be Adventure Athlete, Mark Pollock

Podcast with Neil Mullarkey – Lessons from the world of improvisation

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.

Neil Mullarkey

This week Maria’s guest on the show is Neil Mullarkey.  Neil studied economics, social and political science at Cambridge University, where he was also president of the famous dramatic club, The Footlights. In 1985, he co-founded the London Comedy Store Players with Canadian-American comedian Mike Myers.

Neil’s credits include “Whose Line Is It Anyway”, “I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue”, “Have I Got News for You”, “QI”, and two Austin Powers movies. Since 1999 he has been bringing theatre skills, in particular, improvisation, into the world of business. His work has taken him to 24 countries. Neil is currently a visiting lecturer at Cass Business School, City University. Neil’s book, “Seven Steps to Improve Your People Skills,” was published in October 2017.

Neil Mullarkey tells us why after studying economics he went into comedy where he met Mike Myres who introduced him to improvisation. Neil talks about the lessons that a business can take from the world of improvisation.


Significant quotes:

“Improv says we are all different, and that is creative. That diversity is powerful, not destructive.”  Neil Mullarkey

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Podcast with Caspar Berry – Embracing uncertainty to help decision making

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.

This week Maria’s guest on the show is Caspar Berry, After studying Economics at Cambridge, Caspar decided to put what he had learnt there into practice in a rather unique way. He moved to Las Vegas and became a professional poker player. He played poker for much of the next three years before finding himself as the poker adviser on the James Bond movie Casino Royale.

In this week’s show Caspar talks about some of the lessons that you can apply from poker to business.  How embracing uncertainty can help decision making. He tells us about working with Ant and Dec, getting Robert Webb and David Mitchell together and breaking the rules with Daniel Craig in Casino Royale. And much much more …


Significant quotes:

“The essence of poker is the essence of decision making theory, investment theory and risk-reward analysis.”  Caspar Berry

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Join us next week when Maria’s guest will be Comedian, Improviser, Creativity & Communication Coach and Founder of Comedy Store Players, Neil Mullarkey.

Podcast with Rohit Talwar – Harnessing emerging science and technology

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.

Podcast with Rohit Talwar

This week Maria’s guest on the show is Rohit Talwar a global futurist and award-winning speaker, who works with corporations and governments to help them explore, understand, and respond to the forces shaping our world.

He has a particular focus on how we can harness emerging science and technology to ensure that these advances are used to unleash individual potential, and enable a very human future.

In this week’s show, we will find out what a futurist actually is, why Rohit would like to have coffee with the oddly named drug dealer “the Penguin” and what could happen if machines took over the world. All this and more ….

NB This was recorded before Stephen Hawking sadly passed away in March this year.

Significant quotes:

“A great futurist really helps people get insights into the emerging future” Rohit Talwar

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Join us next week when Maria’s guest will be former Poker Player and now Business Adviser, Caspar Berry.

Podcast with Jack Milner – Innovation is everyone’s business

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.

This week Maria’s guest on the show is Jack Milner. Jack works as a director, comedy writer, business facilitator, and speaker. He has over 20 years’ experience helping organisations and individuals articulate and memorably communicate their ideas. Jack says that skills learnt from the world of stand-up comedy and improvisation need fresh, natural and compelling communication, and can help audiences understand complex stories. As director for the West End, film and radio, Jack knows how to take often dry, technical information and render it clear and memorable, no matter who the audience.

In this week’s show Jack talks to us about the similarities between working with executives and soap stars, what you can learn from the comedy world that you can apply to speaking and how to deal with nerves. He tells us about his scary experience in Russia and why his wife bought him a book called ‘Dull Men of Great Britain’!

Significant quotes:

“The skills used in improvisation and stand-up are incredibly relevant to business” Jack Milner

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Podcast with Sir Clive Woodward – One Team

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.

This week Maria’s guest on the show is 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 from number 6 in the world to be the number 1 ranked team, winning every trophy an England team could win.

Clive was GB’s Director of Sport for the British Olympic Association.  He worked in close partnership with key stakeholders to support the national coaches and athletes at the Beijing and Vancouver Olympics. As well as to deliver team Britain’s most successful Olympic Games at London 2012.

In this week’s show Sir Clive Woodward talks to us about his career as England Rugby Coach, the Olympic Games, his international ski academy in France and about how he started his path of delivering speeches to businesses.  He also talks about why he won’t be doing Strictly Come Dancing anytime soon! All this and more…

Significant quotes:

“I do believe that great teams are made of great individuals” Clive Woodward

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Join us next week when Maria’s guest will be Comedy Director at Stand Up & Deliver and Co-Founder of We Do Things Differently, Jack Milner.

Podcast with Patrick Marriott – Developing courage and leadership

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.

Patrick Marriott

This week Maria’s guest on the show is Major General Patrick Marriott, who was a regular soldier for 36 years. During this time, he served in approximately 30 countries and deployed in operations to Northern Ireland, Egypt and Israel, Bosnia, Kosovo and Macedonia, Iraq and Afghanistan. Among other appointments, he commanded his regiment, the Queen’s Royal Lancers’, on operations in Bosnia and the 7th Armored Brigade known as the Desert Rats in Iraq. He was Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst before retiring in 2012. Patrick now serves as a Reservist Major General, sharing the highest level of Service Complaints Board for the Army Board.

In this week’s show, Major General Patrick Marriott talks to us about his career in the military and how he learned his leadership skills.  Good leadership is still highly important to Patrick and this inspired him along with his love of the countryside to lead a trek for children coast to coast.  He also talks about the book he is writing for his children and why on special occasions he likes to fire his cannon!!

Significant quotes:

“You can develop courage in people and that’s hugely important. It’s the great virtue that enables businesses and everything else to succeed.” Patrick Marriott

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Join us next week when Maria’s guest will be Team GB Director of Sport, London 2012 & England’s Rugby World Cup Winning Head Coach 2003, Clive Woodward.

Podcast with Kevin Gaskell – Building a world-class brand

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.

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This week Maria’s guest on the show is Kevin Gaskell. Kevin has led the iconic brands, Porsche, Lamborghini, and BMW. After driving the turnaround at Porsche and leading five years of record growth at BMW, he was recognised as one of the UK’s top 40 leaders. Kevin founded a dot com, Epyx Limited, which became the market leader for automotive e-commerce. As global CEO of the Eurotax Group, he led his team to integrate 30 companies and to create the world leader in automotive data. During his career of founding start-ups, driving turnarounds and leading major brands, he has built over £3 billion of shareholder value. He has led transformational growth at 14 companies and now acts as chairman to a number of growing businesses.

In this week’s show Kevin tells us about why he turned down the opportunity to become a professional cricketer & how this decision helped him set out to help people become successful. He talks about the big corporates he has worked for, the businesses he has built and his discipline for working and fitness training.


Significant quotes:

“You only go this way once, so make the most of it. Get out and live your life. Do things, which are exciting and interesting.” Kevin Gaskell

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Join us next week when Maria’s guest will be former Commandant of the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, Patrick Marriott.

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Podcast with Caspar Craven – Charting Success

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.

 

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 age of 14, he has built and led teams in global corporations, start-ups, struggling and high growth businesses, and on a trophy-winning world racing yacht. But his toughest challenge by far was building his family team to sail around the world with his wife and three children, then aged 9, 7, and 2.

In this week’s show Casper tells us about his first business at the age of 14 selling crabs by the sea, his amazing adventure sailing around the world with his family. What he discovered about home schooling his children and sharing the lessons he learnt on his adventure that apply to the business world. All this and more…


Significant quotes:

“What is it that you can do that really gets them engaged and passionate, and I’m going to give them the freedom to go and do that” Caspar Craven

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Join us next week when Maria’s guest will be award winning Business Leader, Entrepreneur, Team Builder and Corporate Trailblazer, Kevin Gaskell.

Podcast with Jamil Qureshi – Turning ambition into achievement

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.

Jamil Qureshi

This week Maria’s guest on the show is Jamil Qureshi one of today’s foremost practitioners of performance psychology, and an expert in high performing teams and cultural change. Jamil has worked with a rich diversity of the most talented business and sports teams. In business, he has delivered management and leadership programmes at board level for Coca Cola, Hewlett Packard, Emirates Airlines, SAP, and Cisco. In sport, he has helped six people get to number one in the world. In 2006, he was appointed as the first ever official psychologist to work with the European Ryder Cup team. They made history in winning by a record equalling margin. He has also worked successfully with three English Premiership football clubs, and the 2009 Ashes winning cricketers. Jamil is one of the few external psychologists ever to have been allowed access to study astronauts in the 2008 NASA space programme

In this week’s show Jamil explains how cricket got him into his passion, psychology. How he learned learning hypnosis and mindreading from Derren Brown. How he fell on hard times in the corporate world and decided that he should chase his passion which propelled him into running a very successful business.

Significant quotes:

“I think the smart leader doesn’t work on people’s actions but works on their thinking. It’s the different between compliance and commitment” Jamil Qureshi

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Podcast with Penny Mallory – World Class Thinking, World Class Behaviour

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.

 

This week Maria’s guest on the show is Penny Mallory who is one of the most successful women rally drivers, and was the first woman in the world to compete in a world rally car, the Formula 1 of rallying. As a motoring expert, she has presented many high-profile TV shows, including the hugely successful Channel 4 show, Driven, World Rally Championship, the Used Car Roadshow, Accident Black Spots, Discovery’s Classic Car Club and The Roadshow. Penny is a qualified performance coach and is the author of the book Take Control of Your Life, where she uses her driving successes as analogies of how you can transform your life. Penny is also the creator of the innovative Malory Band, helping wearers to lose weight and keep it off forever.

In this week’s show Penny tells us how from an early age she wanted to become a rally driver, how this lead her into presenting and why speaking is such a passion. She talks about her love for boxing and how techniques used by Muhammad Ali inspired her to get into the boxing ring at the age of 42. Penny also admits to how many points she has on her driving license!!


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“I’m not very good at having an idea and doing nothing about it” – Penny Mallory

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Join us next week when Maria’s guest will be performance psychologist, Jamil Qureshi.