Tricks of the trade

2019-10-14T10:46:41+01:00July 8th, 2019|

Years ago, I found myself in a car park outside the BBC’s Television Centre, in front of a large broadcast camera, reporting on a story about a flood. It was fake news because I was actually taking part in a practical exercise for a rare BBC trainee...

Smart engagement for Maria

2019-09-23T12:24:46+01:00June 16th, 2019|

Last week I ran my one-day ‘Make Yourself a Little Bit Famous at Work’ workshop, at a big company. I set up a choice of activities in the afternoon, you could take part in a panel discussion, deliver a short talk or make a video on...


How to get noticed by the broadcast media

2019-09-23T12:40:57+01:00April 25th, 2019|

Being interviewed on TV or radio is good for you: it helps build your brand profile, drives business to you, and provides big career kudos. The minute you are seen or heard on air, you are deemed more expert than you were...

What do you want?

2019-09-23T19:28:08+01:00January 14th, 2019|

"What do you want?" is a big, short question. When I worked for the BBC as an employee on Radio 4, I never stopped to ask it of myself and as a result I felt stuck and directionless. When I took voluntary redundancy...

Say yes to all opportunities!

2019-09-23T19:26:49+01:00January 7th, 2019|

I strongly advocate you say YES to opportunities to expose yourself (stop it!) and raise your profile – even if the opportunity seems all a bit scary biscuits. You might, for example, get asked to take part in a panel...

Make yourself a little more confident

2019-09-30T13:38:56+01:00December 10th, 2018|

When I tell people that I’m not always confident, they are quite surprised. They shouldn’t be really, because no-one can be 100% confident all of the time and, like most people, my confidence...

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