Speaking Arabic

An Accomplished Speaker…

I speak on Communications Leadership: how business owners and directors must and can lead their organisations’ communications.

As well as corporate life, I illustrate my presentations with examples from my 25-year experience as an Arabic and Middle East expert, as an experienced linguist, communications expert and political analyst.

In over 30 years of professional communications roles in 3 languages, encompassing 2 wars, senior corporate roles and a wide spread of audiences, I make the technical accessible. I take complex issues and get to the heart of the matter: tailoring and making the subject matter relevant for the audience.

What people say…

  • 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
  • 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 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 didn't get the chance to speak to you about your presentation. It was really good and I would be happy to hear it again 😀

    John Turner CEO, Educational Life
  • 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 meeting where Mark is presenting.

    Ian Shipman Senior Travel Advisor - Your Travel
  • 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 Host, Business Bunker Radio Show
  • Lovely photos Mark, and a fabulous presentation. Loved it. Gave me goosebumps!

    Lisa Wolfe Founder, Lisa Wolfe & Associates
  • Great presentation Mark

    Paul Andrews CEO, JIK Software Ltd
  • Mark, I wanted to write and say a HUGE thanks for taking part in the Business Diaries last night. It was a wonderful evening of storytelling and I was very touched by your interpretation of The Gift. I can’t help but wonder where that young lady is now and how her life is.  I hope she is well and happy. I have received lovely feedback today.

    Lisa Settle Director, Telcare Ltd

Speaking Gallery (English)

Mark Goldfinch as an Arabic interpreter in Amara, Iraq, 21st March 2006.
Mark Goldfinch speaking at the Business Diaries, Medway Innovation Centre, 7th December 2017
Mark Goldfinch speaking at the Networkers Networking, Kenward House, 3rd November 2017
Mark Goldfinch interviewed by Channel Radio's Business Show, 23rd August 2017
Mark Goldfinch speaking at the Cavalry and Guards Club, Piccadilly, London, 5th May 2016
3Deal founder Mark Goldfinch pictured presenting The Dealer Card to a meeting of councillors and business-owners (31/1/14)
Mark Goldfinch leads the pitch to win grant funding (January 2014)

Mark on 'The Conversation' 7th March 2018

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