The UK Speechwriters’ Guild has announced that speaker and author Geoff Burch is their Business Communicator of the Year 2011!
Last year’s winner Sir Martin Broughton, Chairman of British Airways, has been toppled by Burch, author of several business books and experienced conference orator. Burch has also appeared on the BBC TV series All Over The Shop.
Chairman of the judges, Brian Jenner, said: “Geoff Burch is an unusual thing, a British motivational speaker. Only he tailors his message to a British audience by claiming to be a ‘miserable bastard’.”
“What we particularly liked about his style is his accessibility: his ability to put ideas worthy of a place in the Harvard Business Review in a format understandable to a telesales recruit on their first day”.
“Geoff Burch can craft striking phrases. His messages are simple and he clearly thinks very hard about how to communicate things. And he delivers his speeches with the panache of a stand-up comedian.”
“Mr. Burch eschews Power Point presentations and business jargon, which delights the judges. They wish to hold him up as an example of how to inspire audiences in times of crisis.”
The UK Speechwriters’ Guild was set up in 2009 to promote the interests and profile of speechwriters and raise standards of public speaking in the UK.
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