Office: (44) (0) 5603 676623  |  Independent Communications Consultancy based Westminster, London SW1
Office: (44) (0) 5603 676623  |  Independent Communications Consultancy based Westminster, London SW1

Speaking

What Mark Says:

I speak on Communications Leadership: how business owners and directors must and can lead their organisations’ communications. I also speak and present on aspects of the Middle East.

As well as corporate life, I illustrate my presentations with examples from my 25-year experience as an Arabic and Middle East expert, as an experienced linguist, communications expert and political analyst.

In over 30 years of professional communications roles in 3 languages, encompassing 2 wars, senior corporate roles and a wide spread of audiences, I make the technical accessible. I take complex issues and get to the heart of the matter: tailoring and making the subject matter relevant for the audience.

Over the years I’ve spoken in public in a number of roles that require many different speaking and listening skills. From these I’m able to help my clients improve their confidence and their speaking techniques. These roles include: 

  • TV/Radio Presenter and Host
  • Presenter for Briefings and Presentations
  • Public Speaker 
  • Teacher, Trainer and Coach
  • Interpreter (English and Arabic dialects and French)
  • Interviewer and Interviewee (both TV shows and recruitment)
  • Story-Boarder, Script-Writer and Story-Teller

Communications Leadership

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Middle East Consultancy

I draw from my 30+ years experience as an Arabic linguist and experience as a political and media analyst.

Middle East Consultancy
Speaking Arabic
What People Say:
  • “I really enjoyed Mark’s presentation. He seems to have fitted about three lifetimes into one! Although there was a practical and useful element to his talk, it was the nuggets about Mark’s experiences that I have really taken away. I certainly recommend taking the opportunity to attend one of Mark’s presentations, if you can.”

    Michael Gordon
    Vows that Wow
  • “Many thanks for yesterday. You were a brilliant guest and it was a great interview. I would really like to have you on again soon to explore more of your amazing story.”

     

    Paul Andrews
    Host, Business Bunker Radio Show
  • “Mark, I wanted to write and say a HUGE thanks for taking part in the Business Diaries last night. It was a wonderful evening of storytelling and I was very touched by your interpretation of The Gift. I can’t help but wonder where that young lady is now and how her life is.  I hope she is well and happy. I have received lovely feedback today.”

    Lisa Settle
    Director, Telcare Ltd
  • “Mark gave a fantastic presentation yesterday at Canterbury. Entitled ‘Ringers’, this was an informative and entertaining talk on storytelling within marketing, from an engaging presenter. I would thoroughly recommend attendance at a meeting where Mark is presenting.”

     

    Ian Shipman
    Senior Travel Advisor - Your Travel
  • “I saw Mark give a talk at Charing Cross London and really enjoyed it. It was clear that Mark has had a fascinating career, working and spending so much time in the Middle East. I was also very impressed by how many languages he speaks. A very likeable and genuine guy.”

     

    David Moon
    CEO Auxilium Training
  • “I didn’t get the chance to speak to you about your presentation. It was really good and I would be happy to hear it again 😀”

    John Turner
    CEO, Educational Life
  • “Lovely photos Mark, and a fabulous presentation. Loved it. Gave me goosebumps!”

    Lisa Wolfe
    Founder, Lisa Wolfe & Associates

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Check out my portfolio for public speaking on TV/Video and on Audio/Radio/Podcasts. I’ve also been closely involved with script-writing and creating many of these shows. 

Mark Goldfinch as an Arabic interpreter in Amara, Iraq, 21st March 2006.
Mark has been a presenter and speaker since the 1990s and learned early about the importance of planning your communications in advance. Mark has continued his regular speaking work expanding into radio, video and podcasts with TV along the way. These include his first documentary (Cairo to the Coast) in 2004, episodes of Making History (2009), numerous interviews and radio work including being co-host of a business radio show (2018). He also speaks Arabic and French and has given interviews in both.
Mark Goldfinch speaking as guest speaker at the Networkers Networking, Kenward House.
Mark Goldfinch interviewed by Channel Radio's Business Show, 23rd August 2017
Mark Goldfinch leads the pitch to win grant funding (January 2014)
Mark Goldfinch speaking at the Cavalry and Guards Club, Piccadilly, London