MORE SHODDY JOURNALISM FROM THE UK

I wouldn’t like you to think I only call out the Daily Mail for sub-standard journalism, so here’s an example from the UK Metro.

https://metro.co.uk/2018/08/28/dwarf-banned-from-college-cooking-course-gets-job-offer-from-gordon-ramsay-7889563/?ito=social

So what’s wrong with this?

1) The young man has not been ‘banned’ from his cookery course. The College is still going through the application process.

2) Gordon […]

By |August 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on MORE SHODDY JOURNALISM FROM THE UK

THE DAILY MAIL SURPASSES ITSELF…

The Daily Mail has really surpassed itself today. In its absolute determination to stitch up Jeremy Corbyn at all costs it has forgotten, or abandoned, the absolute basics of the journalist’s craft. So for the benefit of Mail editor Paul Dacre and […]

By |August 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on THE DAILY MAIL SURPASSES ITSELF…

WHY MEDIA STARS RISE AND FALL

As human beings we’re hard-wired for gossip.

Professor Robin Dunbar of Oxford University, who studies the way primate behaviour evolved into human behaviour, believes that gossip is one of the reasons we developed language.

He believes that once groups of […]

By |April 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on WHY MEDIA STARS RISE AND FALL

Do you need publicity? Let me show you how it’s done!

If you’re handy for Bristol, UK, come and see me talk on ‘How to Get Media Publicity’ on Feb 27th at Bristol Yes Group. Info and tickets through www.yesbristol.co.uk.

By |February 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Do you need publicity? Let me show you how it’s done!

10 SPEAKING LESSONS FROM AN EX-PRIME MINISTER

You can learn a lot by studying a great speaker at the top of their game.

This week I had the privilege of spending nearly an hour in the presence of one – the former UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brown.

You may be surprised […]

By |November 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 10 SPEAKING LESSONS FROM AN EX-PRIME MINISTER

10 TOP TIPS ON HOW TO SMASH YOUR ‘NETWORKING MINUTE’

I was at a networking breakfast this week at the start of a huge trade show in my home town of Bristol, UK, and in between the bacon and eggs, all 90 attendees (yes 90!) had 30 seconds to introduce themselves and […]

By |October 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 10 TOP TIPS ON HOW TO SMASH YOUR ‘NETWORKING MINUTE’

OFFICE GOSSIP:  A BLESSING OR A CURSE?

I was taking to a lady last night who works in an organisation where gossip is banned. It’s simply not considered cool to talk about other people behind their backs. What’s more, she thoroughly approved of this rule, saying that gossip is […]

By |September 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on OFFICE GOSSIP:  A BLESSING OR A CURSE?

MEDIA TRAINING 101 – DON’T LIE, AND DO ANSWER THE QUESTION!

I’ve just watched a car crash TV interview on MSNBC in which Trump advisor Brad Thomas was crucified by two extremely knowledgeable financial journalists.

Mr Thomas praised President Trump for making the stock market go up and for creating a million jobs. His […]

By |August 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on MEDIA TRAINING 101 – DON’T LIE, AND DO ANSWER THE QUESTION!

WHY YOU SHOULD GET MEDIA TRAINED

In these days of fake news and presidential tweets, do you still need to be trained to meet the media? Or is ‘mainstream media’ too dead to bother with? My view is that social media posts are still not ‘news’ on their own. Think of Donald Trump’s tweets. If he […]

By |August 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on WHY YOU SHOULD GET MEDIA TRAINED

DO YOU KNOW YOU CAN PRODUCE A GREAT VIDEO IN ABOUT AN HOUR?

Well, your bit anyway. My contribution takes a bit longer than that, but it’s all stress-free for you.

Here’s how I do it.

By |July 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on DO YOU KNOW YOU CAN PRODUCE A GREAT VIDEO IN ABOUT AN HOUR?