Richard Newman is an award-winning expert in Leadership Communication & Storytelling.

Richard Newman is an award-winning expert in Leadership Communication & Storytelling.

Richard Newman Speaking at conference

Who is your speaker?

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

He began his research and teaching in 1995 by living in a Tibetan monastery in India, teaching English. He then studied professional acting in London for three years.

Richard’s clients include CEOs, Vice-Presidents and leadership teams across many industries, including Virgin, Expedia, Microsoft and 3M.

In 2014 he won the Grand Award at the Cicero Speechwriting Awards, the most coveted award in the world for speechwriting. Then in December 2018 he launched his best-selling book ‘You Were Born To Speak’.

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

In 2000, he founded Body Talk and began working with the McLaren Formula 1 Team. His team at Body Talk have worked with over 100,000 people from 46 countries around the world. We helped one client win over £1.2 billion in new business by improving the way they communicate.

How it Works

Our talks are lively, interactive and practical. Your audience are guaranteed to be engaged from start to finish, as they learn powerful strategies, leaving them inspired, motivated and ready to create even better results when they get back to work.

We regularly deliver these events for between 100 to 1000 people, keeping the full audience engaged through inspiring delivery and practical activities, so you can be assured that your team will gain lasting benefits from this event.

Each talk generally lasts 60-90mins, so that we can include lots of interaction. Many clients book a 3 – 4 hour masterclass event with some live coaching on stage, for a wow-factor event!

  Our masterclasses include

    – The Science of Storytelling
    – Advanced Storytelling
    – Personal Impact, Gravitas and Influence
    – Advanced Personal Impact
    – Peak Performance Mindset
    – Visual Aids
    – Time Management

Breakout Sessions

Conferences are an incredible opportunity to increase the skills of your team. Our breakout workshops ensure that they have the practical strategies they need to put your company vision, goals and updates into action after the conference.

We have worked at conferences all over the world with clients across every major industry. Our expert coaching team will give them the small group practise and coaching on critical business skills that will prepare them for a successful year ahead.

Alternative Speakers

Alina Jenkins

Alina Jenkins is an award-winning presenter & broadcaster who has worked extensively across radio & television since 2001.

She has spent most of her career at the BBC, initially with South Today and BBC Radio Solent, where she was one of only four women at the time to host their own speech breakfast show.

In 2013 she joined the BBC National Weather team in London and regularly presents forecasts both nationally and internationally. Alina can be seen on Countryfile, the Six and Ten O’clock News, as well as Radio 4.

Alina has a wealth of experience in communicating science and understands what you need to bring to presentations and communications to connect and engage with your audience.

Alina’s skills as a presenter and communication skills coach enables her to successfully teach techniques in presence, storytelling, presenting to camera and how to perform at your best under pressure.


Christian Billett

Christian Billett 

Christian trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, subsequently receiving a scholarship to attend the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he worked with vocal advisor to Sir Cameron Macintosh and Lord Andrew Lloyd-Webber.

Christian has delivered training with Body Talk for over 20 years, including large masterclasses, small group workshops and 1-2-1 Executive coaching. He regularly supports Senior Business Leaders with Public Speaking engagements, helping them to flex their natural styles to better suit their message and audience.

Christian is still in demand as a solo singer, appearing with the Royal Philharmonic orchestra, The Halle Orchestra, and BBC Concert Orchestra. He also occasionally performs for Friday Night Is Music Night with BBC Radio 2, including performing in front of 36,000 people in Hyde Park, London. He understands how to perform under pressure, create stage presence, and increase confidence for important events.


“Richard is without a doubt one of the best presenters, thought leaders and story-tellers I have experienced in my 30+ year sales career
– and that includes attending ‘Unleash the Power Within’ for 4 days with Tony Robbins – Richard helped me more in a short webinar!”
Paul Glynn
"Richard is the rockstar of communication! Not only is he a master at teaching these skills, I have seen his strategies turn ordinary people into superstars. It’s remarkable!”
Di Macdonald
Former Head of Learning at Apple, L'Oreal, Expedia and Director of Learning and Development at SJP
“These strategies transformed the way our team communicate, accelerating our progress and increasing our success. Richard has a rare skill for teaching powerful techniques in a dynamic way and delivering real-world results.”
Nick Bonney
Former Head of Insights at Camelot
“We have booked Richard four times to speak to audiences of 1000 people, at events in Europe and Las Vegas. The techniques he teaches are world class. He has electrified our team and boosted our results.”
Ait Voncke
Senior Vice President, Expedia
“Richard Newman is one of the most inspiring and incredibly creative teachers of communication I’ve come across in my career. His session at our conference was outstanding."
David Murray
Director of Professional Speechwriters Association, award-winning journalist, bestselling author

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