James Pearce is one of the UK’s leading communications experts. He puts his learnings from a quarter of a century spent working as a senior correspondent for BBC News into sessions that transform the ways that companies communicate internally and externally.
James founded his own communications agency in 2013 and since then has worked with many of the country’s best-business executives and athletes. Harry Kane and the other members of the England football teams are his highest profile clients, but he works with many of the country’s top FTSE 100 CEO’s, and he also runs the communications training all over the country for NHS England staff.
He uses his skills from 25 years of conducting interviews, including with all 6 of the UK’s most recent Prime Ministers, to deliver a talk on effective communications that will change the way that you approach any important conversation. This is aimed at anybody working in the world of business.
These are skills that you will be able to take into meetings, presentations or just the snatched conversation next to the coffee machine. It could help you increase sales or improve interdepartmental relationships. James emphasises that we all need to be salespeople – for ourselves and our personal careers, and also for the companies that employ us. James will teach you how to prepare key messages and then how to deliver them with maximum effect. You will also learn the art of handling difficult questions from colleagues or clients without losing the trust of your questioner – an essential tool for so many of us. It is an entertaining and extremely educational talk. You will quickly understand why James is credited with making dramatic improvements to the communications skills of so many of his clients.
Listen to James’ podcast to learn more about him here
Prior to setting up his communications agency, James was a senior correspondent for BBC News, working across all the BBC’s TV and Radio programmes. He was a regular reporter on outlets ranging from the Today Programme to Newsnight. He spent eleven years as the BBC’s Olympics Correspondent for London 2012, leading BBC News’ coverage of the Games all the way from the start of the London bid in 2001 to the remarkable event in 2012.
His communications talks at conference have been receiving rave reviews:
“I attend numerous conferences, and James Pearce’s talk on communications is the single standout speech from all that I have ever seen. It’s not often that you leave a conference with your mind opened up to a whole new way of thinking. This is going to improve the way that I communicate with clients and colleagues, and I am so excited to be able to put some of these ideas into practice.” Louis Howarth, Howarth Timber and Building Supplies
"It's always an absolute pleasure working with the MFL team, who are all extremely friendly, highly efficient and unfailingly professional." James
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