Michael Dodd is an international communications-boosting speaker and one-time broadcast journalist who helps business leaders and other professionals to get their message across – face-to-face, through the news media and across the web.
He’s had speaking engagements on six continents, running workshops for Vistage groups around the United Kingdom and Gibraltar and for Vistage Brazil in Sao Paulo.
His book “Great Answers To Tough Questions At Work”, published by Capstone, and has been short-listed for the Management Book of the Year Award and been given “Management Gold” endorsement by the Chartered Management Institute. The Express newspaper says “Every briefcase and bookshelf should have a copy.”
He helps clients boost their presentation and media response skills and give great answers to nightmare questions – from journalists, customers, prospects, team members, shareholders and government officials.
Michael draws upon his experience as a political reporter and foreign correspondent to ask “blowtorch-on-the-belly” questions – and to show clients what’s needed to answer them with aplomb.
Michael speaks with audiences of officials in United Nations agencies to prepare to face tough media questioning on international issues.
He runs master classes on communications and media response skills for senior civil servants and diplomats in embassies, consulates and high commissions around the world.
Michael has been Berlin and London Correspondent for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and has filed reports from all the major European countries and the United States. He covered Eastern Europe before, during and after the 1989 revolutions for the ABC, Radio New Zealand and the BBC World Service.
He has worked as a political correspondent in the Australian capital, Canberra, for national and international current affairs broadcasting programs.
He has a BA Communications degree from the University of Technology, Sydney, and has done lecturing work at the University of Westminster for broadcast journalism students at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Michael is a Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association and completed two terms as President of the association’s fast-growing London Region.
Michael joined the Vistage Speaker Bureau in August 2018 from the Academy of Chief Executives.