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Communicate with Confidence, Speak with Style

 

Speciality

Communication
35 Years
Media
27 Years
Customer Care, Service
31 Years
Alan is Past President of the Professional Speakers Association UK 2007-2008

With 25 years experience presenting to live audiences, as well as on radio and television, this trainer is guaranteed to improve anyone's communication skills.

An accomplished and entertaining presenter, he is much in demand as a speaker at conferences, seminars and corporate events.

He has been both a TV presenter and expert interviewee. In the latter capacity, he has notched up over 1,000 radio and TV interviews, so is uniquely placed to give advice. In a 21-year career with UK's Consumers' Association, he appeared regularly on BBC TV News, Sky News, Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live as well as in every ITV region, dozens of local radio stations, and has been quoted in every national newspaper. A regular conference speaker, he was recently a member of the Cabinet Office committee on "Good Government Websites".


His Clients include:

Virgin, Pfizer Pakistan, Mumm Champagne, Reims France, BMW Park Lane, Macmillan Nurses, Dubai Biotechnology Park, Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai International Financial Exchange, Dubai Financial Services Authority, CanCan Communications, IntEvents, Muscat Oman, Peacock Design, Greenpark Capital, Glaxo Smith Kline, Allen and Overy, The Security Industry Authority, Talk Sport Radio, North Yorkshire Police, The Honourable Company of Master Mariners, Majan University College, Muscat, Oman, East Herts District Council, Raglan Housing Association, Websters Solicitors, Andrew Eames, Author and Travel Writer, London Marketing, Cunliffe Associates, East Thames Group, Raglan Housing, Dumfries and Galloway Council, Welwyn Hatfield District Council, East Herts District Council, EMC Middle East, The Dorchester Hotel, Sony Ericsson, Association of Marketing and Development in Independent Schools, Wales Centre for Health, Team Sunseeker F1 PowerBoats

Expertise Portfolio

Communication

35 Years

Able to demonstrate how anyone can speak to any audience with confidence and clarity.

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Media

27 Years

I have been both a TV presenter and expert interviewee. In the latter capacity, he has notched up over 1,000 radio and TV interviews, so am uniquely placed to give advice. In a 21-year career with Consumers' Association, I appeared regularly on BBC TV News, Sky News, Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live as well as in every ITV region, dozens of local radio stations, and has been quoted in every national newspaper. A regular conference speaker, I was recently a member of the Cabinet Office committee on "Good Government Websites".

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Customer Care, Service

31 Years

A spokesperson for the UK's largest consumer organisation, with the knowledge to improve customer service in any company.

A former advisor to the UK Government on internet strategy, and the project manager and first director of on of the UK's most successful Internet Service Providers.

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Personal Details

Name & ID Alan S.Alan Stevens, MediaCoach - ID 245
Profile Title Communicate with Confidence, Speak with Style
Category Coaches
Travels from United Kingdom - LONDON
Citizen of United Kingdom
Gender Male
Age-Group 56 to 60

Good to Know

Languages (fluent) English  French  English, French
Worked in Countries United Kingdom  Canada  United Arab Emirates
Oman  US, Europe Wide
        US, Europe Wide
Professional Memberships Member, British Computer Society
Member, Institute of Public Relations
Member, Professional Speakers Association
Hobbies Running, Travel.
Availability Globally
Strengths Good Communicator, Adaptable.

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Presenting to win

Category: Presentation Skills - Reading Time: 4 min - 2897 Views

Your whole body is trembling with fear - but a stiff drink won't help. Your voice has almost disappeared - but you don't need a doctor. Your mind has gone completely blank - but you haven't developed amnesia. The real reason? - you're just about to make a presentation.

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Ah! I didn't expect that to happen?

Category: Media - Reading Time: 4 min - 4125 Views

Crisis Management is one of those things that sounds like a good idea, but is easily put off - after all, things have been fine so far, haven't they? But - just stop what you-re doing for five minutes and think how long it would take you to get your business back to normal if disaster struck. If you'd be out of action for more than 48 hours, you need to do something - now.

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Don't worry - I can handle the media!

Category: Media - Reading Time: 4 min - 3748 Views

Words that send an icy shiver up the spine of any communications director are confident statements by senior managers that they can "handle the media". These days, there are more outlets than ever for news, and even the smallest company can find its reputation at risk from a misplaced quote. However, very few companies ensure that their spokespeople are trained to say the right thing at the right time (and when to keep quiet).

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Ten things not to say to a Reporter

Category: Media - Reading Time: 3 min - 4109 Views

Good publicity is a fantastic way of bringing in business. When a reporter calls, it's important to remember that this is not just a flattering episode to relate to your fellow professionals, but an excellent business opportunity. What you say, and how you react is very important. Here's a checklist, gathered from my 25 years of working in and with the media, of the ten things you should definitely not say!

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