Connection and Influence - Lessons from Politics, Hostage Negotiation and Speaking

May 22, 2015
Hosted by Chris Cooper

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Do you agree that the ability to connect, engage and influence are essential skills to thriving in today's business environment? Howev- er, if you want to fine tune your skills there a few better to learn from than those who have done it at the highest level. Some arena’s such as political campaigning, professional speaking and hostage negotiation have the ability to fully put these skills to the test. My guests are Simon Bucknall who from a political campaigning background became twice UK and Ireland Champion of Public Speaking and in the top 20 out of 26,000 speakers at the World Championships in Arizona. Also, Richard Mullender a former Lead Trainer at the National Crisis and Hostage Negotiation unit at Scotland Yard in London. Richard has designed and run courses for the Met- ropolitan Police, United Nations, FBI and South African's 'Scorpions Unit'. Join us for some great wisdom into how to truly connect and influence others to help you more effectively achieve your desired outcome.

The Business Elevation Show with Chris Cooper - Be More. Achieve More

The Business Elevation Show with Chris Cooper - Be More. Achieve More

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Chris Cooper

Chris Cooper

Chris Cooper helps business leaders to elevate the performance of their business, their people and themselves. With a background in major brands such as Mars Inc he worked in sales, mar-keting, HR, training, procurement and logistics to board level. His first consultancy became a multi-million pound business within 3 years.

Today, Chris helps business people elevate performance through consultancy, coaching, training, professional speaking, writing and broadcasting. His coaching programme ‘The Elevation Programme’ has helped many business owners to profitably grow their businesses since 2008.

As a speaker he talks about lessons from his book ‘The Power To Get Things Done (Whether You Feel Like It Or Not) co written with Dr Steven Levinson (published by Penguin Random House USA in December 2015).

His radio show is accessed in over 50 countries and has aired since 2011, making him a highly experienced on-line radio host. Having undertaken hundreds of interviews with international ex-perts and thought leaders he has been described as one of the most credible business experts in the UK. Chris lives in Leicestershire, England with his wife Ruth and two young boys. Hobbies include taking his soccer mad eldest son to watch Leicester City FC, playing rock guitar, keeping fit, fly fishing and transforming his Victorian home and garden into a beautiful space.

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