Speaking & Consulting

For additional Consulting services see 'Focus Asia Productions Limited' - offering a full range of television news consulting services and media/film/communications training programs.


Jim Laurie is available as a featured speaker on a wide range of issues.

In October and November 2022, Jim completed a six nation, six lecture global tour speaking on China today, Vietnam-Cambodia, reflections on Putin's Ukraine Invasion, and the history of war reporting. His travels took him to Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

For a sampler of Jim's talks checkout YouTube:  https://youtu.be/o8g3sgA-VE0

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Jim also provides consultancies and lectures based on his 50 years in the media industry.  

Utilizing the resources gained in his roles as writer, producer, and narrator of nearly a dozen documentary films, Jim assists in the assembly of film production teams, global distribution vehicles, and marketing opportunities.  

Film and TV projects in association with the BBC, London, PBS (KQED) San Francisco, ABC Television, Discovery,  National Geographic, and STAR TV Asia, provide a wealth of contacts and resources within the industry. 



Film and Broadcast Consulting and Media Training

 See also Focus Asia page

Among the services provided

  • Writing workshops
  • On air voice and presentation coaching
  • Film and documentary development 
  • Producer training
  • News broadcast critiques
  • Reporter training
  • On air look and feel
  • Multi-tasking in a digital world
  • Overall channel positioning, promotion, and strategy