This year’s Topical Talk festival has a whole team of people working behind the scenes, including some amazing volunteers.
Topical Talk volunteers are professionals who specialise in things like law, finance and business. They have to use critical-thinking and communication skills in their work and will help you to work on your skills during the Festival!
Over the next few weeks they’ll help you to develop your ideas, by responding to your comments, giving you feedback and asking you questions.
Here’s a little bit of information about the companies that our volunteers work for.
PA Consulting is a global team of strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, scientists, engineers, digital experts and technologists. They believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future.
They are experts for news stories about science, engineering, technology and mathematics.
Clifford Chance is one of the world's leading law firms, with more than 30 offices in 24 countries, and over 6,500 employees globally.
They are experts in the law.
KPMG in the UK is part of a global network that offers legal, financial and technology services. They bring creativity, insight and experience to solve their clients’ and communities’ biggest problems.
They are experts at unpicking and understanding the numbers in the news.
The Economist Group:
The Economist Group is a global media and information-services company. The Economist newspaper is known around the world for reliable information and forward-thinking journalists.
Economist experts will help you to understand the most important news stories of our time.
In this discussion:
- Tell everyone what excites you most about our volunteers and where they work. Which company would you most like to work at? Why?
- Tell us how you think the Topical Talk experts use speaking, listening, creativity and problem-solving in their work. Which skill might be most important for employees at each company?
- Let others know what you think by replying directly to their comment