International communications-boosting speaker, Michael Dodd shows audiences how to become more inspirational communicators. He has been awarded the “New Speaker of the Year” title from the prestigious Academy for Chief Executives.
Michael has worked on six continents. After a career as a broadcast journalist asking politicians and business people what they call Down Under “blowtorch-on-the-belly” questions, Michael is now an international professional speaker who helps audiences to give great answers to such questions. As a result Michael can give guidance on answering tough questions from clients, prospects, financiers, journalists or internal teams.
Michael is the author of “Great Answers To Tough Questions At Work” which has been given “Management Gold” endorsement by the Chartered Management Institute after being shortlisted for the Management Book Of The Year Award. The Express newspaper says “Every briefcase and bookshelf should have a copy.”
Michael also speaks with audiences in techy companies to help them get their message across to those who struggle to understand the complexities of modern technology. His keynotes and master classes on this are entitled: “Techy People Can Do It”.
Recently Michael has developed another presentation keynote – “GREENWASHING: Spotting It; Avoiding It & Keeping Your Environmental Reputation Pure this keynote analyses the dangerous lessons and excesses of greenwashing over the years and how to avoid it.
Michael’s a Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association and has completed two terms as President of the association’s fast-growing London Region.
Formats and content are tailored to suit your requirements – and deal with the specific communications challenges with which your team needs to tackle. Therefore, you can make your next conference one to remember – and one where your people learn invaluable communications skills they can put into practice day after day, week after week, year after year.
Michael is an outstanding live presenter and this clip may be useful here
“Michael’s unique, practical style of masterclass is not only fun and highly regarded by all who have attended, but furthermore has helped us to realise genuine, measurable benefits following his support.” UK Trade and Investment.
“A very valuable day with lots of practical exercises. Helped us to get our messages across effectively.” Chair of the NHS Litigation Authority
“Michael delivered an outstanding, very practical and absolutely engaging session to my group of twelve chief executives. This session achieved one of the highest overall scores that I’ve ever seen from this group. The people who gained the most were those least looking forward to a challenging session. They all performed live in front of camera: Michael’s robust and fast-paced style encouraged them to stretch themselves with great benefits for their technique, self-esteem and confidence. It was a truly valuable day for all of us.” Chairman, Academy for Chief Executives, Group 5