Broadcaster, Trainer & Media Skills Consultant
"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
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.
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.
The Uni Way is Essex
X Factor to Breakfast Show
Gerald worked 1 to 1 with Andy and the team at the BBC 3 Counties and now he's their top Breakfast Show presenter.