My guest this week is me, Maria Franzoni, I’m talking to myself. Well, I hope I’m not talking to myself. Why am I here talking to you? Well, I wanted to talk to you about what has been going on, there have been a lot of changes in the last year and a half and I wanted to share where I’ve come from and where we are going to next. You may have heard the rumours; I’ve closed my speaker bureau and I am moving on to new things. In fact, I’m going to be sharing a lot of knowledge that I have from my speaker bureau in forthcoming podcasts.
Maria Franzoni is Founder and Chief Enthusiast of Speaking Business Academy.
As one of the most experienced speaker bookers in Europe and recognised as a speaking industry expert, Maria supports speakers (established and new) to enter into new markets, develop content, make strategic decisions about their speaking business, develop longer relationships with clients and maximise their income.
Maria has held senior positions with 2 leading speaker bureaus: CSA Celebrity Speakers and London Speaker Bureau. In 2007 she founded her own multi-million pound bureau, Maria Franzoni Ltd. She is founding member and former co-chair of the European Association of Speaker Bureaus, Director of Operations at We Do Things Differently cultural change consultancy and host of the Speaking Business Podcast.
Prior to working with speakers Maria worked in retail management, management consultancy, educational travel and as an entrepreneur. Her experience in other industries has given her an excellent foundation and hands-on understanding of how to run and grow profitable businesses.
Recorded on: 5th July 2021