Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Media Coach 30th December 2016

The end of a year; Happy New one!; MediaMaster and MediaMug of the Year; Making the vital connection; Five ways to ruin your PR material; Listen up; An interview with Katie Bulmer-Cooke; Music fromThe Dustbowl Revival

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

The Media Coach 23rd December 2016

Compliments of the season; A return of the Monday video tips; A place on my speaker coaching programme; James Corden; A fake interview; The Queen’s Speech; It’s over when you get home; Be who you are; An interview with Tony Hawks; Music from Rob Corcoran

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Media Coach 16th December 2016

A bit of a weekend; Santa relatively speaking; AA Gill; Really bad advice; Stage Presents; All I want for Christmas is a guest; Be a social media Santa; An interview with Richard McCann; Music from The Lost Hollow Band

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Thursday, December 08, 2016

The Media Coach 9th December 2016

Listen to Lord Pannick; Bake-Off stays the same; Peter Vaughan; A storm in a teacup; Is it really yours?; Ten media commandments part 2; Print copy versus web copy; An interview with Cathy O’Dowd; Music from Lucinda Sieger

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Thursday, December 01, 2016

The Media Coach 2nd December 2016

Another year nearly over; Christmas countdown; Daryll Jones; Shilpa Shetty; Seven tips for good humour; Ten Media Commandments part 1; 4 tips for social media; An interview with Lindsay Adams; Music from Robbie Boyd

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Media Coach 25th November 2016

Black Friday; A Welshman who wasn’t there; Storytelling Masterclass; Barack Obama; Chasing Pavements; Make it Personal; Should you accept interview requests?; How to stop people following you; An interview with Bob Mills; Music from Lisbee Stainton

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Media Coach 18th November 2016

A storytelling masterclass; Leonard Cohen; Danny Baker; A new name for coffee?; Instead of the handout; Know where you are going; What should I do on Twitter?; An interview with Vinny Verelli; Music from Ellie Rose

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Media Coach 11th November 2016

That advert; Trumped up; Armistice Day; Sir Jimmy Young; Painting the Post; Whose line is it anyway?; The Media Ambush; Don’t outsource your voice; An interview with Duncan Bhaskaran Brown; Music from Simon Stanley Ward

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Thursday, November 03, 2016

The Media Coach 4th November 2016

Brexit on hold; US Election nearly done; WiFi in the sky; Bono is a woman; Let’s work together; On-air brevity, On-line detail; A tweet is a headline; Interviews with Rob Corcoran and Kelly McRae; Music from Kelley McRae

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Media Coach 28th October 2016

My speech revealed; The oldest venue; Abba; Justin Bieber; Get in your comfort zone; Show you care; Play nicely, share!; An interview with Heather Waring; Music from the 1957 Tail-Fin Fiasco

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Media Coach 21st October 2016

The Last presidential debate; Win a signed book; Jessica Ennis-Hill; A shed defender; Time is on my side; You’re only live twice; take five; An interview with Jim Lawless; Music from Rob Corcoran

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Media Coach 14th October 2016

A speaker convention; Nasty US politics; Bob Dylan; A multi-level row; Three Speaking Emergencies; Burning Phones; Building an audience for your blog; An interview with Jeremy Nicholas; Music from Rob Corcoran

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Thursday, October 06, 2016

The Media Coach 7th October 2016

Professional Speaking in Nottingham; Political speeches; Rod Temperton; Facebook red faced; The Double Close; How to behave on Air; What to post, where  to post it?; An interview with Craig Price; Music from Ainsley Diaz Stevens

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Media Coach 30th September 2016

No sparks in the USA; A year-long speaker coaching offer; Tube chat; Ryder Cup Madness; Everything is important; The sound of silence; Unexpected objective in the tagging area; An interview with Carol Spiers; Music from Rob Corcoran

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Do you want to become an exceptional speaker?

The Exceptional Speaker Masterclass UK 2016

Tuesday October 11th, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London


Facilitated by co-authors of The Exceptional Speaker:


Alan Stevens FPSA, PSAE, Global Speaking Fellow (United Kingdom)  


Paul du Toit CSP, Hall of Fame Speaker, Global Speaking Fellow (Republic of South Africa)



Calling the next generation of exceptional speakers…

 Do you want to know exactly how to :-

  • Deliver exceptional speeches?
  • Get your key message across with impact?
  • Feel supremely confident on the podium?
  • Wow every audience?
  • Be remembered and recommended
  • Be the speaker everyone’s talking about? 

“Delivered my speech at the festival of female entrepreneurs today and got a standing ovation. So glad I came on your Masterclass, it really helped me to focus and take my speaking more seriously”Julie Creffield, 9 days after attending the Exceptional Speaker Masterclass in London on 13 October 2015.

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You can be an exceptional speaker soon – with our help!

Having listened to hundreds of speakers and studied many of the world’s great speeches, the workshop facilitators and co-authors, Alan Stevens and Paul du Toit, themselves two of the most decorated professional speakers globally, have identified exactly what it takes to speak with conviction, clarity and pizzaz. And they’re ready to share it with you!

Here's what previous attendees have said:

What can you bring?

Delegates are requested to arrive armed with a 5 minute pre-rehearsed speech. That’s it!
Space is strictly limited – first come first served – make your booking now: 

London UK:       Theatre Royal, Drury Lane Tuesday 11 October 2016
Time:                  09h15 Registration. Session starts 09h30, ends 16h30
Investment:      £379 (EU475) + VAT per delegate
Lunches & tea/coffee will be provided. Each delegate receives a copy of the hard cover book The Exceptional Speaker, How to Deliver Sensational Speeches signed by both authors.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Media Coach 23rd September 2016

No to politics; Do you know about reputation?; Exceptional Speaking; LibDem humour; Duncan Carswell and the sun; Are you funny enough?; Anything you’d like to add?: Collaborate, Collaborate, Collaborate; An interview with Nick Bradley; Music from the Mona Lisa Twins

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Media Coach 16th September 2016

The BBC makes its own news; Well done Diego!; Exceptional Speaking; Stef Reid; Kayak capers; Hands across the world; Paint a portrait of the future; Twitteractive; An interview with Tanni Grey-Thompson; Music from Mick Terry

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

The Media Coach 9th Spetember 2016

Back to school; Stef in Rio; Exceptional Speaking; Richard Neville; Anne Coulter; Gigging around; Due Diligence; Think before you film; An interview with Dr Josh Packard; Music from Mick Terry.

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