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Michael Bland, FCIPR, FRSA, is a consultant, author, trainer and lecturer in Corporate Communication, Crisis and Issues Management, Media Interviews, Presentation Skills, Reducing Stress and Enjoying Life. He served a commission in the Army and was a survival instructor before working in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as a sales manager for Reuters Limited. After five years in finance and financial journalism he set up and ran the first PR activity for the Institute of Directors and played a key role in putting it on the map.
Michael Bland then spent six years as head of government relations and corporate public affairs for Ford Motor Company Limited before becoming an independent consultant in 1984. Michael lectures and teaches widely on a range of communication subjects throughout the world for organisations such as the London Business School, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, the Public Relations Consultants Association, the Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals, The College of Psychic Studies - and many others. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the London School of Public Relations and an external examiner for the Public Relations Honours degree course at Leeds Metropolitan University. He also runs a busy healing clinic as well as his own private healing practice.