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


Farewell @BBCSimonMcCoy. It was always a pleasure working with you. We had so many laughs when the opportunity arose, but behind that cheeky smile lurks a master of his trade. You brought the best out of those of us lucky enough to broadcast alongside you.

The #CarolineFlack documentary is just so incredibly sad.
I know it’s easy to say this but it should be a reminder to us all to judge our words carefully.
None of us truly know what others are going through.

That feeling when you excitedly open the letter that looks like it’s going to be your vaccination invitation, and it turns out to be your council tax bill

Massive congratulations @sallynugent on journalism that genuinely helped make a difference, giving @MarcusRashford a platform to tell his story so effectively

There was no finer writer of a TV News script. Nobody could match Kevin’s turn of phrase. To those who worked with him, he was a loyal friend, an extremely entertaining travel companion and an encouraging mentor. Kevin Gearey, BBC News, we’ll really miss you

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