bored, sammy

Mistakes to avoid when you’re speaking

By on November 1, 2016

I’ve done a fair bit of MC-ing just lately and most of the speakers have been very good. One or two, however, have made some crushing errors and the audience has ended up rather like my cat, Sammy, who you can see above. (Ace photographer, me). So, since it’s a load more fun picking holes than Read More...


interview, coacching

How do you introduce someone in a podcast interview?

By on July 18, 2016

I train people to interview others as well as to be interviewed themselves (generally not the same people, you understand). Something that’s changed over the last few years is that journalists are presenting their own interviews as podcasts. There are some things they could do to improve the result without much hard work. For a Read More...


Katie Hopkins: publicity master?

By on November 27, 2015

This week, a group of students at Brunel University first stood up and turned their backs on, then walked out on former candidate on “The Apprentice” and now columnist Katy Hopkins. Hopkins has built herself quite a reputation. She is right wing and has made numerous controversial comments about refugees, women, overweight people…I could go Read More...





Camila Batmanghelidjh and Sarah Montague, crisis management, media training, media skills

Camila Batmanghelidjh and crisis management – managing the media

By on August 7, 2015

  Let me say first that I know nothing about Kids Company, the charity run by Camila Batmanghelidjh in London that closed down on Wednesday. I’m not a specialist, there appear to be investigations ongoing from the police, for all sorts of reasons commenting would be a bad idea. What’s clear, though, is that she’s been very Read More...



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