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Barbara Balfour

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About Me

I'm a TV host and producer, award-winning public speaker and international print journalist. Some of my beats include travel, food, fashion, business and entrepreneurship, real estate, science, health and medicine, the law, and human interest stories. I am an effective content producer and have also worked in media and investor relations, as well as external and internal communications, for industries ranging from commercial real estate and oil and gas to healthcare, education and finance.

My work on business and lifestyle-related topics is featured regularly at BBC World News, The Globe and Mail, ELLE, and every major daily newspaper in Canada. I have published two children’s books, contributed to tourism guidebooks on Iceland and Chile, and co-edited an anthology of essays on Canada-European Union relations. My work has taken me to 40 countries and provided opportunities such as interpreting for Mikhail Gorbachev’s entourage, writing for the Economist Group, and interviewing Noam Chomsky. I speak fluent French and Russian, and hold degrees in international business, Russian studies, and journalism.


Industries I Write About

Apparel & Fashion

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Banking

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Commercial Real Estate

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Financial Services

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Restaurants

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Health, Wellness & Fitness

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International Affairs

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Leisure & Travel

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My Writing Samples

Why sales of women's sportswear are gathering pace

The days when women would simply throw on an old T-shirt to do some exercise are long gone. Instead, in today's ever more fitness and fashion conscious world, a growing number are willing to pay as much for a new gym outfit as they do for a new formal party dress. This has led to a big increase over recent years in the value of the women's sportswear market.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-32301156

Tables for one - the rise of solo dining

Not too long ago solo dining was synonymous with a greasy takeaway scoffed down in the car, or room service consumed in the sterile anonymity of your hotel room. This was preferable to the thought of dining alone in a proper restaurant, and the associated stigma of being seen as a "friendless loser".

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-28292651

Top 10 Hotels in Stockholm

We know you want to find the most conveniently located, bang-for-your-buck, overall best hotels in Stockholm. And when it comes to laying your head down for the night, this city offers much more to choose from than impersonal hotel chains, whether you’re looking for cheap hotels, boutique or a special-occasion treat. Here in Stockholm—otherwise known as the Venice of the North—hotels are yet another outlet for the city’s love affair with modern design.

https://www.timeout.com/stockholm/hotels/best-hotels-in-stockholm

Experience

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Company: BBCommunications

I worked there from 1/2010 until now

Content I Write