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Let’s face it, you don’t really want to know about all my qualifications and experience. You want to know if I can do the job for you. The video shows you what I offer, but it’s really about delivery. I’ve been working in the media and speaking world for a very long time, and I’d be happy to offer any of my clients as a reference.

I am also a Past President of the Global Speakers Federation, and a Fellow and Past President of the Professional Speaking Association of the UK and Ireland (PSA UKI). I am also honoured to be one of only thirty speakers who hold their highest professional designation, The Professional Speaking Award of Excellence (PSAE).

I’ve written a bunch of books about media and speaking. My recent book, The Exceptional Speaker, co-authored with Paul du Toit, was published in September 2013, and the revised edition in January 2021. I’ve been appearing frequently on radio and television since 1979.


I also set up and ran a social network, Which? Online, in 1996, which included online social networking features, years before Facebook. The Independent newspaper listed me as “one of the UK’s top ten media experts”, bless them. I live in London with my wife, where I enjoy running, rock music and fine food and wine, though not all at the same time. My great-great-great grandmother’s aunt was Mary Shelley, writer of Frankenstein. Oh yes, and my mother and father were ballroom dancing champions of London, back in 1946. That’s probably enough.


“Alan, most of the time it is hard to get honest replies from people about the content of my communication, and how I can become better at what I do. 

Thank you very much for your professional advice and help – I really appreciate it.”

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson,  Paralympic athlete



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