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July 27, 2017

Many people will tell you to prepare in depth for a speaking gig.  Some write out their words in minute detail, others use bullet points, others just a few words.  Many rehearse, rehearse and rehearse, again and again to set timings and delivery.  I’ve used methods lik...

August 26, 2016

Social media has exploded across the world.  Expeditions, breaking news, sports events – all can be broadcast across the globe in a fraction of a second, and for free.  The multitude of sites out there is mind-boggling, so I’ll concentrate more on their uses and rules,...

August 16, 2016

In my fourth media blog, I’d like to talk about working on, and with Radio.  The airwaves are full of local and national stations, all needing interviews and experts to comment on news and events.  The BBC has an excellent network and it’s here where I do most of my in...

June 28, 2016

In my third media blog I’d like to talk about working in television…

The effect that television has on our lives is almost immeasurable. Some call it progress, others an invasion, but it’s here to stay.  You only have to look around your own house to realise that most p...

May 9, 2016

In the second of my media blogs, I’d like to talk about the print world of magazines and newspapers.  Though the internet is rapidly making inroads into this world, printed articles still have an extremely important part to play in modern media.

The days of reporters fa...

March 26, 2016

For almost 20 years I have worked with the press and media. Our relationship has been a happy one, with both sides benefitting – they have their story and I have free PR (and occasionally a bit of money too!)  I’d like to share my experiences over a few blogs to help y...

January 28, 2016

When I say to someone that Engineering is similar to Mountaineering they think I’m talking rubbish, but youd be surprised how close they really are...

Both mountaineering and training need detailed planning.  We need timescales, lists of resources, targets, budgets, con...

January 28, 2016

 

 

It’s a simple enough question really.  After all, would you employ a mechanic who couldn’t fix your car?  The reason I ask is due to my experiences observing speakers over the last 20 years.  Some have been outstanding, some have been good, but many have been (at bes...

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