Enthusiastic, often controversial and always thought provoking, Frances Edmonds’ strong academic background, combined with her unrivalled broadcasting, professional speaking and communication qualifications make her an ideal choice for a conference moderator, awards host and business speaker.
Conference Moderator & Business Awards Host
Frances’ ability to assimilate complex briefs swiftly and to encapsulate and communicate complicated massages clearly was honed during her time spent working as an international conference interpreter. In addition, her experience in broadcasting, combined with her own professional speaking skills, allow Frances to support and encourage fellow speakers she may be called upon to interview or introduce whilst hosting an event.
Fifteen years of negotiating at the highest international level taught her invaluable lessons in the art of cross-cultural communication and consensus creation. Frances builds on these insights to deliver powerful messages on the challenge of leadership and team building in today's richly diverse and constantly changing corporations.
She believes that a genuine interest in other people and their issues is as crucial to interviewing as to the successful hosting, chairing or moderating of any award ceremony or conference.
Frances has a reputation for working closely with the event organiser both before, during and after the conference to ensure that client’s desired outcome is achieved. She prides herself in being considered an integral part of the conference team.
An international keynote speaker and an acknowledged expert in the area of cross-cultural communication, Frances Edmonds’ gift is to inspire audiences of diverse cultural, national and social backgrounds to recognise and transcend their differences in pursuit of higher, common objectives. She is a much sought-after keynoter by multinational and multicultural organisations who are rising to the challenges of innovation and change.
In her capacity as a businesswoman who has helped create a prestigious specialist construction company, Frances believes that outstanding customer service is based on clear communication and on cohesive, motivated teams. For her commercial success in this venture and for her efforts in promoting the interests of British female entrepreneurs in the UK and abroad, she was elected an Honorary Fellow of the British Association of Women Entrepreneurs.
In addition, whilst researching her acclaimed motivational book, Winning the Game of Life, Frances discovered the tools for personal and professional success employed by world-class performers in the worlds of business, sport, education, politics, the arts, science and not-for-profit. In her keynotes, she draws on this accumulated wisdom to suggest strategies for personal and professional well-being, success and fulfilment.
After Dinner Speaking
Frances Edmonds was voted Britain’s most entertaining female after dinner speaker in a recent survey by The Times.
She is a founder member and award-winning Fellow of the UK’s Professional Speaking Association, who consistently receives top ratings for her humorous and more informal after dinner speeches.
As an after dinner speaker, Frances combines intellectual curiosity about her audience with her own brand of wit and flair to create truly memorable events of lasting resonance for her clients.
A gifted, multilingual communicator, Frances also uses her linguistic, creative and broadcasting skills to deliver relevant, inspirational and, above all, realistic strategies for personal and professional development.