Broadcaster, Trainer & Media Skills Consultant

 

Welcome

"I have 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 on TV, radio and online
Radio training  ... helping you become an even better broadcaster
Radio presentation ... warm, informed, intelligent & personality fueled
Podcast production ... taking your message into the digital space
 
Event hosting ... professional compering to ensure an event's success
Lecturing ...  at colleges, schools & universities
Voice Overs ... for ads, podcasts, videos and animation.
Public Relations   ...  positive press coverage & producing affordable video & audio.

My Talking Photos
... creating great films from amazing memories.

 

Media Skills Training

Gerald Main training in Cambridge

Media Skills Training  equips you to give a confident performance in  radio, TV and press interviews.  The training sessions are highly practical and focus on how to maximise opportunities. Gerald works with the private, public and voluntary sectors. 

 

Next On-Air

Radio-Cambs
Sat 21 October 9:00 - 12:00
Sat 28 October 9:00 -12:00

 

Event Hosting

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

Gerald recently hosted two of the biggest charity events in the region.  He was commentator / host for the Chariots of Fire Race in Cambridge and compered a televised Children in Need event at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford.

 

Radio Skills Training

Gerald is working with the BBC's  Training Academy developing new on-air talent.  He's also running training events and presenter coaching sessions across the UK and the Channel Islands. 
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"

Unique gift for future generations

My Talking Photos creates special films of memorable moments in people's lives through their own words and photographs.  They make unique wedding, anniversary or retirement gifts,  or simply amazing heirlooms for future generations. Click here for more details or simply spend a few minutes watching a film we recently recorded with Happiness Nhandara.

My Talking Photos

The University Tour

Slash the Odds events help students land jobs and work experience in the media.  The 60 minute sessions are packed full of tips, practical advice, case studies, interaction and big dollops of fun. They are often followed by an informal open ended Q&A . If you would like Gerald to visit your school, college or university to discuss careers in the media, please get in touch.  The is an online version of the course available at the International Media College.   

 Slash the Odds  has been described as inspirational and motivational,  as well as highly practical and interactive.  Recent sessions  have been held at the University of Westminster, University of Portsmouth, University of Loughborough and Lambeth College ... and here's the students' feedback.  

More about Media Career Coaching.

DBS certified

 

 

The Uni Way is Essex

The University of Essex  has  launched a new multimedia journalism degree course.  Gerald is a guest lecturer on radio presentation, production and news gathering.  In the first term students have their first taste of practical radio.  Here's what they took away from Gerald's session. 

 

X Factor to Breakfast Show

Andy Collins at BBC 3 Counties RadioAndy "Show Biz" Collins is the UK's top warm up man and regularly gets the party started for TV shows including  X Factor and Britain's Got Talent.  However, he had no experience of radio.

Gerald worked 1 to 1 with Andy and the team at the BBC 3 Counties  and now he's their top Breakfast Show presenter.