Formerly a journalist on radio and TV, where he was Chief Parliamentary Reporter, he moved to public relations in 1987 and built a reputation for the quality of his work and his professional leadership firstly at Consultus, then at the NZ Tourism Board, Ogilvy & Mather and ECNZ as Corporate Relations Manager.
Formerly a journalist on radio and TV, where he was Chief Parliamentary Reporter, he moved to public relations in 1987 and built a reputation for the quality of his work and his professional leadership firstly at Consultus, then at the NZ Tourism Board, Ogilvy & Mather and ECNZ as Corporate Relations Manager. His background is in journalism, public relations, corporate communications and marketing communications including media training, corporate advisory and mentoring, public speaking and training.
Everything John Bishop speaks about aims to help people communicate better. John’s background is in corporate communications, journalism, public relations and marketing. An experienced speaker and trainer, he presents with passion and conviction based on evidence of what works.
From being a journalist on radio and TV, (where he was a political specialist), he worked extensively in change management in the late 1980s and 1990s. In public relations he built a reputation for quality of his work and professional leadership at Consultus and at Ogilvy & Mather, and at the NZ Tourism Board and the former ECNZ.
“I want to move minds, challenge, question, probe, unpack, and dissect; to offer new insights, ask unusual questions and to take the audience somewhere new. Above all I want them to think, feel and act differently – even if it’s just in small ways”.
John speaks and trains on how to improve business and personal communications. As an M.C. and keynote speaker, he provides fresh, and often provocative perspectives on contemporary issues in communications, management, social and political matters. John has a Master’s degree in Political Science and postgraduate diplomas in management.
John is a powerful and persuasive speaker. His stories from his years of experience in corporate communications, journalism, speaking and training stimulate audiences to think in new ways. John takes audiences to new places, and reveals new insights, but his presentations always have a sound basis in evidence and practice. He also works as a facilitator, M.C and speechwriter
• The ACME of communications – a simple tool kit for excellence in business and personal communications.
• Effective communications
• Prosperity – ‘Why isn’t NZ more prosperous, and what’s holding us back?’
• Go on, get out of bed – a guide for solo, start up and home businesses.
• Media Training.
• Everything you need to know about the media in NZ and why journalists are like family pets.
• So you are asked to be on TV – help! What do I do now?
• What your staff want to know about your business and how to hear what they say – a guide to better internal communications at your workplace.
• After dinner speaker.