Frequently Asked Questions

How can we use James at our next event?
  • Keynote speaker
  • Break-out sessions
  • Workshop facilitator
  • Panel member
  • Panel moderator
Will James's talk be tailored to our audience or theme?

Yes, absolutely. I am committed to making your event a huge success; in order to do so I need to know about your group to make sure they get what they need. After booking, you will have at least one conversation with me to ensure that I have a full grasp of your needs.


If possible, I also likes to speak with/interview several meeting participants before the event to get different points of view and a better feel for your business.

What are James's equipment requirements?

I use my own MacBook Pro for presenting and will need the following equipment to ensure a great experience for the audience:


  • Projector to connect to my laptop, and should be of a size that allows everyone in the audience to see.
  • My laptop has an HDMI port, but carry adapters for most systems.
  • A wireless microphone setup if preferable. I have my own ear-set microphone (Samson SE50T) which connects well and provides consistent sound in most instances but am happy to use whatever equipment suits you.
  • Ideally I will be able to see my laptop for the next slide or use a confidence monitor with similar functionality.
Travel Arrangements

I travel frequently when working with clients and speaking at events.


  • For events outside of England and Wales, I usually fly from London Heathrow.
  • My team will book all travel arrangements where possible, because of my travel commitments, I may not be coming from my home town to your event and this will allow the flexibility to change things where necessary.
  • For most events I prefer to arrive the evening before the event. This allows you complete peace of mind in the event of any last minute travel delays which might impact your event.
  • For all long haul flights a Business Class flight is required.
  • I prefer to stay at the conference hotel where I can. I love to connect with the attendees before hand where possible, and be available as needed for the event. Where this is not possible, I prefers to stay at SPG hotels. My only room requirement is non-smoking.
How should we set up the room?
  • A raised platform is best for more than 30 people. This provides a clear, unobstructed view during the presentation.
  • I don’t stand still. If a podium or head table are part of your meeting, please make sure there is room for me to stand near the audience. I will not be speaking from a lectern.
  • If your program will last more than 30 minutes before the presentation, consider giving the audience a brief coffee break before introducing me.
  • Please don’t put one chair directly behind the other. If you stagger each row, audience members won’t have someone’s head right in front of them to block the view.
  • Match the number of chairs to the number of people; keep extra chairs stacked up at the back of the room to avoid empty seats.
  • Make sure the entire room is well lit, especially the stage area. If spotlights are available to put on me, all the better.