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Questions and answers

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Below are a collection of regular questions — just click the title to reveal the answer.

I’m a manager — how many staff can you handle in one session?

The beauty of my workshops is that they can be very cost effective, because they run so well with large or small numbers.  Because I create news desk teams of five, groups of 15, 20 and 25 are particularly good.   If you have larger numbers, I can work through your teams in back to back workshops while you provide other activities.  If you have fewer than 15 staff, I can offer a more debate-based session with more personal challenges and one to one interaction.

It sounds interesting, but the team I manage will probably cringe if I tell them they’re doing a tv news themed confidence boosting workshop!

I understand this — and consider it my job to win them over.  My aim is indeed to take them out of their comfort zones — but whilst having fun, and within the security of their own colleagues in a comfortable, safe environment.  Because I gather detailed feedback from delegates, I know that the vast majority have been very glad they have had the experience.

Do you offer workshops for the staff in how to handle the media or promote a news story?

No. To avoid any perceived conflict of interest with my on air role two days a week with BBC South East, I limit my workshops to motivating staff, pupils and students to fulfil their potential in class and in the workplace.  Because my workshops are my own product and not the BBC’s, I request that any promotion of an event involving me does not use the BBC’s logo or imply the BBC’s endorsement of that event.

Still not sure?

Have a look at what some of my clients have to say …


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