Fee band from £ 2000 - 4000
Michael Bland is a dynamic, charismatic and immensely entertaining speaker on how to communicate brilliantly and have more energy
A top international speaker, author of 13 text books and two popular humour titles. Michael is a communication guru, master of energy and a black belt kick-boxer. Michael was an Army survival instructor before reaching the top of the public relations world as a consultant, trainer and former corporate communications head of the Institute of Directors and Ford Motor Company Limited.
He combines his skills as a world class communication consultant with a wealth of experience in human energy, natural healing and meditation techniques to show people how to have more energy, reduce stress and get more fun and fulfilment from life, work and relationships.
Michael was an Army survival instructor before reaching the top of the public relations world as a consultant, trainer and former corporate communications head of the Institute of Directors and Ford Motor Company Limited. He combines his skills as a world class communication consultant with a wealth of experience in human energy, natural healing and meditation techniques to show people how to have more energy, reduce stress and get more fun and fulfilment from life, work and relationships.
Areas of Expertise
‘Whatever you’re on, Michael, can I have some?!’
At the age of 58, and living with Parkinson’s disease, Michael Bland won a kickboxing black belt. Now in his 60s, he is still an active kick-boxer and tennis player, motivates groups and audiences as a conference speaker, runs training courses worldwide, advises corporate giants, coaches CEO’s, lectures at leading universities, is the author of 15 books and lives life on after-burners!
‘The GKFO kickboxing Black Belt is one of the most physically and technically demanding sporting accomplishments that it is possible to achieve. Very few physically hard and fit young people reach this level and I would not previously have thought it possible for a 58 year-old man with Parkinson’s to attain such a high grading. That was before I met Michael Bland. His dedication, skill and prodigious energy levels are an inspiration to all, and his Black Belt a demonstration that with the right mind-set and dedication nothing is impossible.’
Cengiz C Dervis, three times world kickboxing champion.
His talks are powerful, lively, funny, deeply thought provoking, infectious and memorable, with fantastic feedback from audiences - of all types - all over the world.
Michael’s talks and workshops help people to:
• Have more energy
• Understand themselves better
• Improve self worth
• Perform more effectively
• Reduce stress levels
• Get more fun and reward out of life, work and relating to others
He shows how to look at our lives, jobs and relationships from a different angle, how to feel more on top of things, and how to tap into huge, free reserves of energy of which we are normally unaware. And with more energy, we are able to feel less stressed, to find life more fun, to be physically and emotionally healthier, and to be more in touch with our own guiding forces.
Michael covers various topics through the following presentations:
Energy for Life!
Known as the 'human battery charger,' Michael shows you how to have more energy, reduce personal stress and get more enjoyment and fulfilment out of life work and relationships.
How Bears Sell More Widgets!
How to win people over using your words and messages. How to succeed with large and small audiences, customers, colleagues, partners - and media Rottweilers!
When It Hits The Fan!
How to enhance your organisation's reputation and salvage it when hit by a crisis or issue. Michael is a leading expert, author and speaker on Crisis and Issues Management.
The Creative Spark
Techniques for tapping into and exploiting the creative genius in all of us
Handling the media
Every talk is a 'peg' for a news story in the local and/or trade media - maybe even the nationals.
Michael will describe how to spot the media potential in a talk, how to woo the media - and how to make mincemeat of Jeremy Paxman! Michael, FIPR, MBCI, is a consultant, author, trainer and lecturer in Corporate Communication, Crisis and Issues Management, Media Interviews, Presentation Skills, Creativity, Reducing Stress and Enjoying Life.
Michael consistently gets the top feedback ratings at the conferences and seminars he addresses. Here is just a handful of responses from the above and other organisations to his presentations:
'From the many delegates to whom I spoke later it was obvious that they found your sessions to be the most useful they had ever had '
'It helped to put all aspects of my life into perspective - taught me to do what I love and to recognise what's happening to my body and mind'
'It was a great way of showing employees that their branch cares about them, and it was a great team building exercise'
'Excellent - really made me aware of how I feel and, more importantly, how that matches against what others people feel'
'Your speech was fascinating and the feedback from the team and the delegates has been terrific'
'...two tremendous presentations...both audiences loved you, and you achieved the highest scores from more than 20 speakers'
'That was a terrific, if not terrifying, session - educational, entertaining and exhilarating'
'I really enjoyed and feel the benefit of it totally. Brilliant day'
'I would recommend it to anyone with a busy life'
'Changes everything - superb!'
'Michael - excellent and clearly knowledgeable, inspired great confidence together with a feeling of having "found a friend"'
'It was clear that your highly instructional, informative and entertaining talk was a highlight of the conference'
'Michael Bland - brilliant, motivating, relevant’
‘I was a real sceptic to begin with, but Michael’s teachings are down to earth...He has taught me to unwind the elastic, which means I now work more effectively’
‘An opportunity to explore life’s broader picture and to learn some safe and simple techniques for looking after yourself in mind, body and, of course, spirit’
‘(The programme) was engaging, entertaining, stimulating, different – and you
were a brilliant guide, giving us both a shape and purpose, and doing so with
style and sensitivity. Thank you!...I’m really grateful to you for giving us an
hour that was worthwhile, unusual, special.’
Gyles Brandreth - LBC