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I don’t do theory or flow charts

I’m not a management consultant with qualifications in business theory.

I’m a BBC journalist with more than 30 years’ experience in the fast-moving world of breaking news — one of them spent training journalists at the BBC Academy.  You may still see me on the telly, because I still work two days a week in the newsroom at BBC South East.

Since 2013, I’ve been running workshops which show how skills gained in a busy newsroom can improve communication, confidence and productivity in business.

My workshops involve:

  • activity, challenges, video and surprises.
  • writing in clear English and delivering to tight deadlines.
  • debate and reflection, agile decision-making, new ways of thinking.

Here’s what they DON’T involve:

  • flow diagrams.
  • jargon.
  • waffle.

My workshops are different

They’re a lot of fun – but they also deliver serious business benefits.  After more than 30 years on lunchtime news bulletins, I help your teams get more stuff done … by lunchtime.

What’s more, I can provide hard evidence that it all works.  Within twenty-four hours, you’ll receive a written report compiled from post-course feedback.  It means that you can assess whether the course has met its objectives, and see how newly-learned skills will be directly transferable to delegates’ professional lives.

Find out more about communications workshops, confidence training and problem-solving training.

Get in touch on 07850 188620 or 01273 606246 and we can chat about what you need.   Or if you prefer to write…

Email here

By the way…

In 2011, I took a year’s sabbatical from the BBC to work as a volunteer English language teacher in Laos and in the small village of Kabubbu in Uganda.  It reminded me that life can be short, and ideas should be acted upon.

I donate 10% of my fee from larger corporate clients to work with young people who struggle at school with employability skills, and Eastbourne’s Quicken Trust, near my home, to support their remarkable work in Uganda.


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What My Clients Say ...

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Making a real difference at a staff Awayday in Ashford

Ten months on: how my training stuck for easyJet’s senior managers

Getting It Done By Lunchtime

My free to download Quick Read guide that will help you be as agile as a journalist on a lunchtime deadline – by revealing how we communicate fast, tell stories crisply and hit our deadlines. Read and recommended by CEOs, communications managers and sales team leaders!


Get in Touch

If you find these forms a bit annoying, just give me a call on 07850 188620 or 01273 606246 — I always like to chat about how I might be able to help.  Or just send an email to john@johnyoungmedia.co.uk — letting me know what you have in mind, and we can take it from there.  If you do like the forms, don’t forget to put something in each box marked with a *.

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