James Pearce

Journalist, BBC Sport Presenter & Olympic Games Correspondent

James uses his experience from over twenty years of conducting interviews with sporting icons and even 5 of the UK's most recent Prime Ministers to deliver a masterclass on effective communication. His thought provoking insights have the ability to transform the way you approach any important conversation.

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James has reported from eight Olympic Games, representing the BBC as their Olympic Correspondent for the 2012 London Games.

His insights from more than a quarter of a century as a leading BBC broadcaster for television and radio outlets, ranging from the Today programme to Newsnight, give him an invaluable perspective on effective communication. He translates these findings into valuable messages for business leaders.

James has helped to transform the reputation of his highest profile clients, which include the likes of the England football team and a number of FTSE 100 CEO’s. More recently, James has moved into the world of corporate speaking. His teachings enable audiences to prepare key messages and then deliver them with maximum effect.

James has the ability to teach 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. When staff have these invaluable skills a business is able to become so much more robust. James truly delivers an entertaining and extremely educational talk. You will quickly understand how James has transformed the mindset of his clients.

 

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“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, Branch Manager, Howarth Timber and Building Supplies

 

“James was great at giving us the confidence we need to communicate clearly and easily. We would highly recommend”

Jackie Antas, PR Director, Ticketmaster

 

“Not only did everyone come away with lots of insight and practical tips on getting the message across, we all had an excellent day full of laughter.”
Rachel O’Reilly, Head of Communications, Kuoni

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Much has concerned me during this election campaign, but nothing as much as the misinformation being spread by bots. If people are voting based on lies spread by those who are unaccountable and untraceable, then our democracy is in an extremely dangerous place

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The Virgin train from London to Manchester has been a second home to me and countless BBC staff. I’ll miss the Virgin customer service. This video is a lovely way to say goodbye

The single biggest reason for the improvement in performance of British athletes on the global stage. Happy birthday @TNLUK

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