Helping You with the Art of Narrative…

The Charm
The Very Un-British Art of Self-Promotion
Audio, Video, TV
Writing
  • Many thanks for yesterday. You were a brilliant guest and it was a great interview. I would really like to have you on again soon to explore more of your amazing story.

    Paul Andrews MD, Jobs in Kent
  • Just listened to your Business Bunker radio interview. Really, really nice. You come across brilliantly and speak so well about everything.

    Caroline Barratt MD, Your Words
  • Mark gave a fantastic presentation yesterday at Canterbury. Entitled RINGERS, this was an informative and entertaining talk on storytelling within marketing, from an engaging presenter. I would thoroughly recommend attendance at a 4N meeting where Mark is presenting his 4Sight.

    Ian Shipman Senior Travel Advisor - Your Travel
  • I didn't get the chance to speak to you about your 4Sight presentation. It was really good and I would be happy to hear it again 😀

    John Turner CEO, Educational Life
  • I really enjoyed Mark's presentation. He seems to have fitted about three lifetimes into one! Although there was a practical and useful element to his talk, it was the nuggets about Mark's experiences that I have really taken away. I certainly recommend taking the opportunity to attend one of Mark's presentations, if you can.

    Michael Gordon Vows that Wow
  • I saw Mark give a talk at Charing Cross London and really enjoyed it. It was clear that Mark has had a fascinating career, working and spending so much time in the Middle East. I was also very impressed by how many languages he speaks. A very likeable and genuine guy.

    David Moon CEO Auxilium Training
  • I'm pleased to report that Oxford University's Middle East Centre has a well-thumbed copy of your Steel in the Sand, which I will be reading closely.

    Dr Neil Ketchley Brasenose College, Oxford University
  • I can't wait to talk to Mark. I had a look at his websites: top class. Am captivated.

    Cristina Elena Royal Elite Candles
  • You were a true pro to cope with those artist interviews (our first) and I thank you for handling the situation so well.

    Freddie Middleton PR Consultant
  • It makes all the difference to have someone with your experience as part of the team.

    James Tillitt Artistic Director
  • My book does look good!!  Thank you.

    Oonagh Bastille Author, 'Dying to Know'
  • Perfect – very comprehensive and spot on.

    Caroline Barratt VA, Practical Admin
  • Brilliant video!

    Katy Fryd USA
  • Thanks, both the videos you've done of me are amazing!

    Charlie Chittenden Artist
  • Fantastic documentary, well done. I now know a famous person.

    Esmari Hayes USA
  • Just took a look… brilliant! What’s good is that you’ve put together 8 minutes of video there.  The other 3 videographers/ film makers didn’t get that far… Marvellous.

    Dr Colin Skinner Biologist and Trekker
  • I think the website is fantastic – very impressed and well done! I am very pleased with the website and cannot thank you enough for your help with this.

    Mrs Bernie Meredith CEO, Argosy Events Ltd
  • What you've achieved with the website and programmes is really impressive - a sincere thank you Mark.

    Dr Mike Warren Founding Director
  • I started an advanced apprenticeship in social digital marketing when I was 23 (rather than go to University) and it was one of the best decisions I've ever made thanks to my mentor Mark Goldfinch. I'm now working in London for a tech startup in what can only be described as my dream job

    Cameron Norris Community Manager, Wevolver
  • Thank you for giving me my first shot at the marketing and tech industry. Will never forget the opportunities you've given me. Good luck!

    Luke Besant Digital Marketing Manager, JTL
  • Mark is like the Steve Irwin or Bear Grylls of careers. He's had some amazing experiences and was really able to put himself in my shoes.

    Guy M
  • A great series of posts – very evocative of the times.

    Duncan Macmillan MD, Art & Soul
  • Pathways are funny things in life, in how something as traumatic as the Deal bombing or a simple misspoken word can influence a person into going left or right off them. You did the right thing for you at the time and have been proved right.

    Wendy G Office Manager
  • Interesting. I was actually engrossed by this essay and learned a lot, although not a linguist and not expecting to be interested.

    Stuart Groom Writer
  • Interesting, insightful and well-written article that enlightened me about the specifics of learning Arabic and had me nodding in agreement at some of the general observations on language learning.

    Andrew Stucken Director, Applied Translations
  • Really nice pieces Mark, hope to see more of your writing talents and read more of your work.

    Stephen Ives Teaching Director, Dubai
  • A good read. You've inspired me to give it a go.

    Jamie Jordan NHS
  • Absolutely fascinating- particularly on the mechanics of comprehension delay. Also the fact that Arabic is not monolithic.

    Christian E Lecturer, Plymouth University
  • A fascinating article - well worth a read.

    Mike W Founding Director

Writing

Film/Radio

Daily Ticket

Life Junctions

What to do when life tests your values

Steel in the Sand

A History of Modern Egypt

Arabic & Middle East

Arabic Language and Arab Politics

Egypt

Blogs from the 2013 Turmoil

Local Heroes

2013-4 Video & Radio Interviews

Cairo to the Coast

7 Video Snippets from 2004

Iraqi History

4 TV Documentary Episodes

Me

Videos from 2016

Mark Goldfinch Photo

Welcome to my personal website and digital archive. Please feel free to read, view and listen. Just get in touch if you want help developing your own skills in narrative and story-telling.

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