Michael Dodd can ensure future answers by your team outshine all the tough questions that can be thrown at them.
He’s a one-time political and foreign correspondent trained in the art of asking what they call his native Australia “blowtorch-on-the-belly” questions.
After being trained to ask such questions to become a political interviewer in the most ferocious democratic forum in the world - the Australian Parliament - he now helps audiences to give great answers to them.
Michael’s had speaking engagements on six continents - and does speaking events virtually when circumstances require.
He’s been awarded the “New Speaker of the Year" title from the Academy for Chief Executives.
Michael’s book “Great Answers To Tough Questions At Work”, published by Wiley, has been given “Management Gold” endorsement by the Chartered Management Institute after it was shortlisted it for the Management Book of the Year Award.
He speaks with audiences of business leaders, sales teams, United Nations’ officials, diplomats and civil servants to give great answers to tough questions in media interviews and to shine out in other professional conversations.
Michael’s been Berlin and London Correspondent for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. He covered Eastern and Central Europe before, during and after the 1989 revolutions for the ABC, Radio New Zealand and the BBC World Service.
He’s interviewed prime ministers and rising star leaders such as the head of the Solidarity Free Trade Union Movement, Lech Walesa, in Gdansk while he was leading the Solidarity Free Trade Union movement which helped overthrow European communism. Michael questioned Vaclav Havel during the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia before his rise to the country’s presidency.
Michael’s done hundreds of TV newspaper reviews been interviewed as a commentator for Sky News, the BBC and Al Jazeera.
He’s presented BBC Five Live’s “Global” program.
He can test out “volunteers” at your conference in formidable onstage Q and As and conduct on stage makeovers to help everyone in your audience stand up to tough questions - from clients, prospects, officials, journalists and members of the public.
He has worked as a Senior Lecturer in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Westminster. Michael is a Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association and served two terms as President of the Association’s fast-growing London Region.
He can help your audience get your organization’s message across face-to-face, through the news media and on the web – and know how to give great answers every time.
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