I just got tagged by James Barbour to name my three most inspirational communicators, a meme started by Andrew Wake. I have no criteria for these three that makes much sense other than ‘greatness’ in fields that interest me.

1.Winston Churchill.

A short exert from one of his many speeches that still make me tingle.

2. Bill Shankley

I don’t even support Liverpool and I still think this guy was the greatest in football.


This is the best speech I have heard in years on a universally important subject – race.

And in the tradition of these things I have to tag three people to do the same. So let’s see who Colin Byrne, Amelia Torode and Stephen Locke rate.