Philip spent years writing speeches for high-profile politicians and big corporations. During the course of this side of his career, he realised that almost all business writing has become dreary, boring and incomprehensible. But this wasn’t always the case. In To Be Clear, he explores why and how business writing has declined and provides a style guide for clearer, more concise writing.
He is a popular speaker on economic and political issues (he had spells as the Director of the think tank the Social Market Foundation and in investment banking), and now also talks about the subject of his book, helping audiences to communicate clearly. Phil's page is here: https://www.performingartistes.co.uk/artistes/philip-collins
Susie Dent needs little introduction, after 3 decades in Dictionary Corner on Countdown. She too talks about the wonders of language, and can deliver a keynote on communication, or a lighter look at the vagaries of English, which works particularly well in an after dinner or awards setting. More details on Susie here: https://www.performingartistes.co.uk/artistes/susie-dent