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Friday, 04 November 2022 14:31

PRESENTATION SKILLS REVIEW - SKY

We had the absolute pleasure of training 89 people at SKY in presentation skills for the work they are doing online and also in person.  

It was a fantastic afternoon - both practical and informative, for team members who flew in from all around the world as part of an away day.  

SKY sent us such a wonderful review which we just had to share with you!  

"The feedback has been incredible, so positive, everyone found it fantastic, energising and well thought out. I don’t say this lightly, you blew us away. You worked so hard, so thank you so much. It was one of the best sessions we have ever had. I will highly recommend to the other parts of the business.

Lovely to meet you and a huge thanks again, it was brilliant!" 

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Thursday, 29 September 2022 09:58

TV SERIES SECURED!

Huge congrats to Abigayle Andre - our - to 1 client who we bonded with over lockdown.  

Abigayle is now filming a brand new car TV series (can’t say anymore than that at the mo!) - as seen in the action shot here!  We are so super proud of her.  

She’s basically a TV Producers dream - talented, fun and great to work with.  Please check out her insta and her @tiktok so see some of her amazing content.

And she was also on a new consumer series for @channel5_tv this week. 

Big congrats to you lovely lady!  We can’t wait to watch the series when it comes out!! Enjoy every second of it!  

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Thursday, 08 September 2022 08:42

Liz Truss Speech

What did you think of Liz Truss’ speech yesterday as she entered no 10?  As we sit here on a long train journey up north we wanted to share our thoughts…

This was her opportunity to shine.  To show the nation a new leader.  And to be unique. Here’s what we thought…

1.  Passion.  For us it lacked genuine and honest passion.  Words need to come from the heart not just the head.  They need to be felt not just spoken.  It’s not enough to write a ‘powerful speech’ - your delivery can change and add so much.  You need to bring your script to life.  Play with the words.  Use the words.  And above all own them.

2.  Conviction.  This is an opportunity to show the nation a leader who is confident, assured and trustworthy.  But Liz didn’t feel fully connected.  She didn’t fully commit. It felt half hearted.  A leader who hasn’t yet decided ‘how I want to come across’ and ‘what are my most powerful personal attributes’ I want to display.

3.  Unique.  A speech should feel like a unique moment in time.  Something personal to you.  But this felt like a missed opportunity - a copy and paste job.  There was very little that felt this was someone laying out their own stall.  Having their own style. Instead it felt forgettably traditional and all too familiar.  So we wonder how many people really felt empowered by her speech.

4.  The visual.  Clothes and how you look do play a crucial part in how you come across. Bright colours, clean confident lines work well on camera.  Instead Liz’s outfit was more on the dark side, and felt ‘soft’ on camera.

5.  One chance.  This was a once in a lifetime moment.  Was it memorable?  Was it personal?  Was it unique?  We don’t think it was.  And that comes down to a lack of purpose. 

#liztruss #mp #primeminister #politics #speech #leadershipcommunication #mediatraining #communicationskills #opportunity #like #change #leader #people #presentationskills

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Thursday, 08 September 2022 08:42

Liz Truss Speech

What did you think of Liz Truss’ speech yesterday as she entered no 10?  As we sit here on a long train journey up north we wanted to share our thoughts…

This was her opportunity to shine.  To show the nation a new leader.  And to be unique. Here’s what we thought…

1.  Passion.  For us it lacked genuine and honest passion.  Words need to come from the heart not just the head.  They need to be felt not just spoken.  It’s not enough to write a ‘powerful speech’ - your delivery can change and add so much.  You need to bring your script to life.  Play with the words.  Use the words.  And above all own them.

2.  Conviction.  This is an opportunity to show the nation a leader who is confident, assured and trustworthy.  But Liz didn’t feel fully connected.  She didn’t fully commit. It felt half hearted.  A leader who hasn’t yet decided ‘how I want to come across’ and ‘what are my most powerful personal attributes’ I want to display.

3.  Unique.  A speech should feel like a unique moment in time.  Something personal to you.  But this felt like a missed opportunity - a copy and paste job.  There was very little that felt this was someone laying out their own stall.  Having their own style. Instead it felt forgettably traditional and all too familiar.  So we wonder how many people really felt empowered by her speech.

4.  The visual.  Clothes and how you look do play a crucial part in how you come across. Bright colours, clean confident lines work well on camera.  Instead Liz’s outfit was more on the dark side, and felt ‘soft’ on camera.

5.  One chance.  This was a once in a lifetime moment.  Was it memorable?  Was it personal?  Was it unique?  We don’t think it was.  And that comes down to a lack of purpose. 

#liztruss #mp #primeminister #politics #speech #leadershipcommunication #mediatraining #communicationskills #opportunity #like #change #leader #people #presentationskills

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Tuesday, 22 March 2022 14:32

Public Speaker

Our co-CEO Gareth Davies spoke at International Confex last week.  He gave a presentation on How to be a Great Event Presenter...

And he received some incredible feedback on LinkedIn.  So we thought it would be nice to share some of the comments Gareth received about his presentation.  

"It was the best presentation I have ever seen, incredibly valuable." 

"You gave the best presentaion I have probably seen in years." 

"It was quite something." 

"It was a masterclass in presenting."

Gareth has worked in TV and broadcasting for over 20 years, working as a producer and a presenter.  

So if you are looking for an event host, speaker or presenter you may want to give him a try so see what all the fuss is about!    

Here's Gareth's showreel:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PieMrWEdNU0

Enjoy!  

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Wednesday, 09 March 2022 08:50

New Talent Found for Channel 4 Series

This is our latest TV project for Channel 4 with BBC Studios - #greathometransformation where I worked as a Talent Executive and cast the two fabulous on-screen experts who are the faces of the show alongside the fabulous Emma Willis and Nick Grimshaw.  

Alexandria Dauley is the interior designer - a fabulous Welsh talent and Tim Hitchens is the carpenter.   I found both, pitched them to Channel 4, and they are now fronting their own new series.  

We are much more than a presenter agent here.  We are TV Producers who can put our names to new talent and get them on screen.  

Finding and developing new talent for TV is what I love to do. And I've got a great track record from casting the #strictlycomedancing judges to working with Rylan to finding new documentary voices for Channel4 - you name it I have done it!  

This series is out in the Spring and I can't wait to see how the team got on!  

#talent #project #interiordesigner #carpenter #bbc #talentexecutive #bbcstudios #channel4 #ikea #design #casting#presenter #producer

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Friday, 11 February 2022 08:40

Presentation Skills Training

We offer something extra special in the world of presentation skills, media training and presenter coaching.  

Our tailor-made coaching is based on our 20 years experience producing TV's biggest programmes for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, SKY and working with TV's biggest presenters from Dermot O'Leary to David Beckham OBE and Claudia Winklmen to Colin Jackson CBE..  

We work with businesses big and small - from kitchen table startups to the world's biggest brands.  

Clients include NIKE, Virgin, AOL, Prudential Plc, Amazon, Red Bull, Porsche, ASOS, No.1 Rosemary Water, Conde Naste, Lush Cosmetics, The Guardian, Newcastle University, The Ministry of Defence, SEGA.   

Everything is bespoke.  We have a unique 360° approach to how we work - so alongside exceptional presenter coaching, we'll also advise you on scripting, content creation, production, and staging - ensuring every single aspect is considered.  

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Friday, 17 December 2021 09:55

Chris Whitty's TV Commercial

Have you seen the call to action TV commercial the Government have put out to encourage the public to get a booster? What do you think of Chris Whitty's delivery? Does it feel impactful and a successful call to action?

 

We feel it lacks the impact it deserves. And won't therefore have the impact it desires so here's where we feel he went wrong, and here's some suggestions of how it could be more impactful.

 

1. Prof Chis Witty is clearly reading a script...if you are using autocue to deliver a message use it as a memory tool and not a reading device. You should try and learn your script as best you can. If you are reading you feel detached from what you are saying.

 

2. He feels very detached from his message. If you are not connected with what you are saying, your audience won't be either. See a script as something to bring to life, to play with, rather than something that restricts your delivery.

 

3. There's no emotional connection. Chris Witty's read is very dry. But when you are delivering information ask yourself 'what is the tone of my piece and how can I embrace it'? The tone here is a big call to action. A rallying cry to ask the public to take action.

 

4. He lacks energy. The camera always dilutes what you do. It doesn't add. So if you are ever speaking on camera, make sure your energy is up.

 

5. Visually it's very flat and lacks impact. Chris looks tired. Like he has lost the battle. But video is a visual medium, so visually you need to connect. So make sure your body is connected, speak from the heart not the head, and look to physically engage with your message.

 

Let us know what you think!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSJ1NUboB58

 

#mediatraining #government #pressconference #tvcommercial #borisjohnson #profchriswitty #video #messaging #calltoaction #covid19news #presentationskills #presentationskillstraining #communications #communicationskills

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Monday, 01 February 2021 10:10

Presentation Skills

Presentation Skills Training:  

We offer something extra special and unique when it comes to presentation skills training.    

We have over 20 years experience working in the media with some of the biggest presenters on TV – Claudia Winkleman, Tess Daly, Dermot O’Leary, Raymond Blanc, Zoe Ball, Roman Kemp, Rylan, Sara Cox – the list goes on.  

We are all about personal branding and marketing – helping you find and develop your own style and voice that works for your business and your customer.  

It’s crucial for us that your presentation skills training is as unique as you are, so everything we do is bespoke. 

Presentation skills coaching can all too often be too corporate, and we can help you and your business stand out, be authentic and therefore make sure your message has the maximum impact.

We’ve worked with a long list of great brands and businesses – ASOS, Lush Cosmetics, NIKE, Prudential, Virgin, AOL, The Guardian, Sage….

So if you want presentation skills training that is a step above the rest drop us a line.  

 

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Tuesday, 28 April 2020 08:03

Presentation Skills Training

We offer bespoke presentation skills training.  Our training is based on over 20 years experience working with some of the UK's biggest presenters - where we write their scripts and produce them on the day.  It's these skills and experience we apply to the corporate sector, offering something unique and high level when it comes to presentation skills.  We've worked with a long list of very exciting brands - Porsche, Sage, ASOS, Red Bull, Virgin Media, Conde Naste and also small business owners - beauty salons, jewellers, gyms.  So if you want exceptional tailor-made presentation skills training get in touch with us.  

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