I recently celebrated two decades as a presenter by hosting the Royal Box at Wembley on FA Cup Final Day.
But twenty years ago I remember standing outside my local radio studios, shaking with nerves, as I embarked on my career in broadcasting. I had no journalistic background, no qualifications and no real understanding of the skills required to make it to the top at the BBC.
My performance that day was far from perfect. But over the weeks, months and years since, I’ve made it my business to learn everything I could about the art of communication and apply it every time I speak.
Now, after presenting many hundreds of TV and radio programmes, numerous live events in front of thousands of people and conducting
countless high-profile interviews, I want to use these techniques to help you become a more effective communicator.
My bespoke coaching and mentoring sessions explain how to manage fear, effective presentation techniques and tricks of the trade that can be applied immediately. These sessions are based on my real-life practical experiences and entirely around a client’s own agenda.
If you want to advance your public speaking skills, prepare for an important presentation or media appearance, or maximize your personal impact, I can help you learn:
Coping mechanisms to deal with nerves
Why it’s so essential to be yourself
The importance of planning, preparation and practice
How to structure your words to make maximum impact
Why story-telling is so important
The balance between structure and spontaneity
How to use the voice to give your presentation colour & emphasis
How to elevate your delivery with the right eye contact, body language and gestures
How to use these techniques to enhance your interpersonal & working relationships on a day to day basis.
No matter how talented we are in our chosen field, I believe that great presentation skills are not only the cornerstone of professional success, but of life itself. They can be developed just like any other area of expertise.