Institute Founder, Richard Mullender

Are you looking for a conference speaker who can deliver valuable business insights drawn from a phenomenal life? Someone who’ll enliven and engage even the most challenging audience? Richard Mullender is your man.

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  • Speech One Listen like a hostage negotiator from Scotland Yard

    A talk that entertains, challenges and teaches.

    • The entertainment comes from colourful 'war stories' and the wry humour to be found in crisis situations.
    • The challenge is the one our speakers issue to your audience, by asking; ‘Show me how to listen!’
    • And the teaching? It comes in a powerful interactive exercise involving every member of the audience. In a matter of minutes, they will have learned to listen as if their lives depended on it.
  • Speech Two The life of a hostage negotiator and how we get people out

    How do you get to be a hostage negotiator and what’s the life really like?

    • Equally important, how do you bargain successfully when you’ve got nothing to bargain with?
    • Richard explains what’s best to say, what’s a complete no-no, and the skills that result in release. Their anecdotal stories will make you gasp, smile and laugh out loud.
    • To understand why listening is so vital to negotiation outcomes, every member of your audience will join in an interactive ‘state your impression’ exercise. They’ll leave with a transformational skill - once mastered never forgotten.
  • Speech Three 5 top hostage negotiation tips that work equally well in business

    In this compelling, interactive talk, Richard shares his top, client-tested, transferable skills with you.

    You’ll discover:

    • How to listen at an elite level. Not active listening, but actual listening.
    • How to be trusted and liked. You don’t have to like them back.
    • How to gather intelligence without asking questions. So they tell you all you need to know.
    • How to state what you think is really going on. Without causing offense.
    • Three things you can say that produce amazing results. Use sparingly, you’ll get more than you bargained for!

Holding your event online?
If you’re holding your event remotely, rest assured, we can speak via a live video link, a pre-recorded package or a mixture of both.

Build a buzz before your event

Keynote attendees talking

The best keynote speakers create a buzz well in advance of an event. The Listening Institute’s key players do so in shedloads. Look at the search engines; delegates are sharing life-changing learnings. Expect numbers to spike when you book us.

Feel the thrill during your event

Richard Mullender and Katie Bleach presenting on stage

Katie and Richard preface their sessions with these words, ‘My task today is threefold; to challenge you, to entertain you and to teach you something you don’t know.’ They more than deliver on all three counts.

Amplify appreciation after your event

Attendees in discussion

When you field speakers as charismatic as Katie and Richard, three things tend to happen. Delegates feel compelled to share their experience with colleagues, family and friends. They attribute their new-found skills to your memorable event. They ask you to book them again.

"The feedback was overwhelming. I’ve never seen my people so excited."
Lev Loginow, Founder - London Wall Group
"Richard is at the very top of his game. One of the most brilliant speakers I’ve heard, and I’ve seen all the great influencers."
Brendan Barns, Founder - London Business Forum
"Richard is a huge draw for audiences. I always eavesdrop afterwards for the feelgood factor."