TV presenter experience
Previous unpaid TV presenter roles
Radio presenter experience
Previous unpaid Radio presenter roles
I realise that the following will be used to determine whether, without paid TV presenting experience, it is worth taking a punt on me. Hence the below summary needs to herald my positive attributes so please excuse the boasting tone, I would prefer to be modest but that simply won't sell my credentials. I am akin to marmite, reading this you will either love it or hate it and I'd rather not waste your time ...
If you decide to offer me a presenting role, I am confident that you won't regret the decision.
I'm eccentric, quirky, fun-loving and extrovert.
I'm a qualified teacher and experienced skills trainer, having previously trained other trainers and teach public speaking when working for the ABTA National Training Board - the in-house training department for ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents). I'm also a professional and accomplished international speaker and I'm engaging and confident in front of crowds. I've been filmed presenting numerous times and been interviewed multiple times on the radio (BBC Radio South, Radio Wey Hospital and Brooklands Radio).
I've recently trained professionally and have some unpaid presenting experience. In training, I proved to be comfortable in front of a camera and able to work with autocue; in my first attempt I successfully curtailed an interview and truncated the 'wind-up script' to fit in with the outgoing music and credits. I am quick-witted, erudite, well-read, intellectually able and gifted at spontaneous conversation without compromising my listening skills. Even whilst studying at University (1978-81) - when video cameras and editing were archaic by today’s standards - I was chosen to do a filmed 'improvised' interview where I did not know who I would be until introduced. I was introduced as an academic who had just returned from studying the nose picking habits of the Peruvian Indians. Having embraced this with articulate and amusing commentary it was found that no-one else would volunteer and next time around I was presented as an international cheese expert.
In my self-employed profession I'm an intuitive healer, specialising in Ancient Egyptian philosophies & Alchemy. I also offer intuitive business consultancy though The Business Alchemists. I'm passionate about spirituality and reincarnation (I can read 'past lives' assuming this is not just an active imagination) and I know I would excel at being interviewed and/or interviewing others about these phenomena and also interviewing other therapists/practitioners about their healing modalities.
I was booked to appear (as an interviewee) on Nick Ashron's Lightworkers Guide to the Galaxy, sadly just before it was axed by Edge Media: Controversial TV - Sky Channel 200. I have appeared as a contestant on Several BBC and Channel 4 TV quizzes.
On a final random note, with 2019 being the 75th Anniversary of the WWII Great Escape at Stalag Luft III, my father (a decorated RAF Bomber Command pilot) was interned there for 2½ years and I have access to his diary detailing day-to-day life in the camp and the dreadful enforced march, commencing 27th January 1945, eventually leading to their liberation. I would love to present a documentary on this.