Broadcaster, Trainer & Event Host

 

Welcome

I've been the Editor of successful BBC radio stations, designed and delivered training for broadcasters and present a wide range of radio formats.   I also wrote "The Presenter's Coach" for the BBC.  That's me, but this website is all about helping you with the media stuff in your life." 
Media training ... preparing you to give great interviews
Presenter training  ... coaching  you become an even better broadcaster
Radio presentation ... warm, informed, intelligent & personality fueled
Radio Here & Now Events ...   fun activities for those living in residential care
Product Reviews ... impartial & unpaid  reviews of broadcast equipment
My Talking Photos ... creating films from your memories & photos
Event hosting ... professional compering & commentary
Voice Overs ... warm, authoritative & also the voice of Santa!
 

Media Training

Gerald Main training in Cambridge

Media Training   equipping you to give confident performances in  radio, TV and press interviews.  I  work with the private, public and voluntary sectors.
"The media training day you did with us was fantastic "- HC - Ipswich
"You have made me feel 100% more confident!"  AB London
"Wow, just wow, thank you Gerald."  PS - Cambridge

 

Presenter Training

With a background in presentation and training, I really enjoy working with people who like to sit behind microphones. I coach on an individual basis and train groups of people.  I pop up running sessions across the UK and in the lovely Channel Islands.
I wrote the "Presenter's Coach" handbook for BBC.  (I've a spare copy or two if you'd like one!)
A BBC editor texted Gerald the day after a coaching session with his Breakfast presenter,
"I don't know what you said to ******, but this morning she's been the best I ever heard her"

On-Air

Radio-Cambs
Listen Again:
60 minutes on Cloud 9  - the story, music & memories of Peterborough's Cloud 9 club where Free, Genesis and Thin Lizzy played before they became famous.  Enjoy!

Radio Here & Now

Radio Here & Now .. is  an original, funny  and highly interactive  group activity for those living in residential care.

Radio Here & Now sees residents creating a  "radio show" in which they become the presenters and producers. The resulting "programme" is available to share with friends and family around the world. (The recordings are NOT for broadcast.)

See my Radio Here & Now page.  Here's a taster from a recent session. (Music by AShamaluev Music)

 

Event Hosting

Whether it's a conference, an away day or a charity fundraiser ... everything goes better when a professional hosts the event.

Recent events  include a TV outside broadcast, commentary for a major sporting fundraiser and  a charity auction.

Picture: Compering the 2018 "Chariots of Fire" relay race in Cambridge.  Interviewing the High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire, Dr Andrew Harter, on stage in front of 4,000 people.

Photographs by Keith Heppell.

 

 

When you only have one chance at an interview …

I've had a few big interviews in my time, but none bigger than chatting to a top Dalek. Naturally, I relied on my trusty Rode reporter, plugged into a Rode i-XLR interface connected to my i-phone.

Tech Reviews

I love trying out new tech. My reviews are impartial and unpaid.  Here's one of the more recent ones for a radio made by Majority.

Unique gift for future generations

My Talking Photos creates special films of memorable moments in people's lives through their own words and photographs.  Click here for more details.