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Having spent over 25 years refining personal and corporate communication techniques, Richard brings his unforgettable energy and vision to every engagement.

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About Body Talk’s founder

The driving force behind Body Talk, Richard leads a team of world-class trainers, travelling the globe to present high-engagement, high-impact conference sessions. Through clarity, energy and precision, he delivers the inspiration, motivation and real, practical skills to transform teams, empower leaders and grow businesses – all backed by the science of communication.

“Richard is a genuinely talented and inspirational individual, so it’s exciting to think that content from the expert courses he and his team have delivered for us over the last 5 years are going to be in print available for the world to benefit.”

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“Richard Newman is one of the most thoughtful and incredibly creative teachers of communication I’ve come across in my career.”

David Murray, Director of Professional Speechwriters Association USA, award-winning journalist


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Why book Richard?

Richard will work with your team to devise the perfect session. He will deliver a lively and interactive event, filled with practical strategies that deliver real-world results.

  • Your audience will be captivated from start to finish, by Richard’s inspiring style and audience engagement.
  • Everyone will gain proven, practical strategies that they can use immediately at work to boost your business results.
  • Richard’s talks are almost always voted as the No.1 highest rated talk given at a conference, so you can rest assured that your team will be delighted.
  • He will work with you before your conference to understand your key challenges and goals, and tailor his session to complement and align with those goals.

“Richard delivers transformational change in how people communicate. It is incredible to observe.”

Di MacDonald, former Head of Learning at Apple and L’Oreal

Richard’s story

Richard Newman is an award-winning expert in Leadership Communication, Mindset and Storytelling, 

Richard specialises in showing leaders how to speak with greater impact and influence. He is the author of the best selling books ‘You Were Born to Speak’ and ‘Lift Your Impact’ (published by McGraw Hill). 

Richard’s clients include CEOs, Vice-Presidents and leadership teams across many industries, including Virgin, Expedia, EE, AXA, Microsoft and 3M. He also teaches the MBA students at London Business School.

Richard began his career in communication in 1995, when he lived in a Tibetan monastery in the foothills of the Himalayas for six months, teaching English to the monks. He then studied professional acting in London for three years, before launching his communication training company.

In 2014 he won the Cicero Grand Award, the most coveted award in the world for speechwriting.

Richard has been featured on BBC London Radio, Sky TV, Channel 5 News, in the Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, Forbes Magazine and BBC Breakfast TV.

Richard founded Body Talk in 2000. His first major client was a Formula 1 Racing Team, where he delivered over 1000 presentations and events for people from all over the world.

His team at Body Talk gain over 1,500 bookings per year to teach their clients, across 46 countries.

Richard’s team helped one client win over £1.2 Billion in new business in just one year, by improving the way they communicate, winning every single pitch.

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Best-selling author

In December 2018, Richard published “You Were Born To Speak”, documenting the knowledge and skills he had amassed in his 23-year journey while building a multi-million pound communication training business.

Lift Your Impact

His follow-up in 2023, “Lift Your Impact”, focuses on his work in the corporate world and key techniques that have dramatically moved the needle for business leaders both personally and professionally.

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“The techniques Richard and his team teach are world class. He has electrified our team and boosted our results.”

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I’m not in the UK, will Richard attend?

Yes! Richard has spoken at events in 46 countries across the world and counting.

What makes Richard different to other speakers?

Richard has an electric personality and a real passion for sharing his knowledge with others. There will be no yawn breaks and numb bottoms; his sessions are incredibly interactive and highly engaging.

Can I see a demonstration?

After speaking with our team, we can share videos from past events so that you can see a relevant video of Richard speaking at an event. You can also see Richard’s communication style on our resources page, hosting our podcast.

Can the event be customised?

Yes. Richard tailors his conferences to cover and resonate with the challenges and opportunities facing your audience.

How can you trust that we’ll get it right?

Richard specialises in communication – focusing on Presentations, Pitches and Storytelling. His training is scientifically proven to increase your ratings for leadership qualities and personal influence. We were proud to work with the University College London to create one of the largest studies on the influence that has ever been conducted. This involves 2,000 people aged 18-65 from Europe, America, and India to determine the most effective way to communicate in business. The results were published in the Journal of Psychology so you can be assured that you will gain measurable results from our events.

How much do you charge?

Due to the bespoke nature of Richards conferences, his time will be priced on an individual basis taking into consideration the focus, amount of attendees, and location. No talk is too small or too large. He only believes in providing dynamic presentations that get attendees the results they deserve.

How quickly will I see results?

Everything learned during your session can be applied to real-life experiences immediately after the session. Usually, attendees find the tools shared impact both there personal and professional outlooks.

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