Michael Dodd is an international speaker and broadcast journalist who helps audiences become inspirational communicators.
He's been awarded the "New Speaker of the Year" title from the Academy for Chief Executives.
Michael's had speaking engagements on six continents.
He helps people in the business world and beyond to give great answers to nightmare questions - from customers, prospects, staff, shareholders and journalists.
Michael draws upon his experience as a political interviewer in Australia and as a foreign correspondent to ask "blowtorch-on-the-belly" questions - and to show what's needed to answer them with aplomb.
He's best known amongst international audiences for his comments in interviews and newspaper reviews on the BBC, Sky and other networks.
Michael runs master classes on communications and media response skills for companies, business leadership groups, diplomats and senior civil servants from UK Trade and Investment and all government departments through Britain's National School of Government.
He helps frontline United Nations staff in their communications challenges in the world's trouble spots.
Michael is a visiting lecturer for post-graduate broadcast journalism students at the University of Westminster.
He is a judge for the Royal Television Society's annual journalism awards.
“It was truly amazing to observe how people could improve their performance, after just a short session with Michael.” Owner, Vistage Brazil, Luiz Paulo Ferrao.
"Michael is one of the newest and best speakers we have ever had in the Academy in the last 13 years. He puts an enormous amount of effort into the preparation and the final delivery is nothing short of brilliant. The workshop is compelling, engaging, entertaining and a must for any CEO in today’s world. Michael’s skill and experience as a journalist is brought to bear in ruthless fashion creating an unforgettable experiential learning experience." Simon Lester, Co-owner, Academy for Chief Executives.
“Michael Dodd attended our National Franchisee Conference to run a session on answering tough questions from customers. The session was a tremendous success, with excellent feedback due to the quality of in-depth preparation and Michaels outstanding ability to engage with a large audience.” Sophie Bell, UK Franchise Director, Downland Marketing Limited.
“Michael achieved the rare outcome of delivering a nugget of practical learning for each member of three consecutive executive groups. The secret of his success lay in the combination of his detailed preparation and genuine personal interest in the wellbeing of each and every member. This earned Michael the distinction of being one of the most memorable and highest rated speakers in a decade of executive learning and development”. Drew Pryde, Chairman, Scottish Institute for Business Leaders
“An excellent session which everyone benefited from. Entertaining – yes. Really impactive –yes. Useful for each person in the group – yes, yes.” Anne Summers, Leader, Bristol Fifteen. Footdown.
- Becoming An Inspirational Business Communicator
- Giving Great Answers To Tough Questions
- Mastering The Media - With Balls