Media, Presentation and Writing Trainer
Simon has 25 years’ experience in communications training and development. He is a media interview and presentation coach, as well as teaching both presentation writing and delivery. He is also a freelance journalist and editor working for most of the national newspapers as well as various specialist publications on subjects ranging from travel, business and management to marketing, education, the environment and property. Simon has over 17 years media coaching experience, having worked for a wide variety of blue chip clients including Visa, British Airways, RBS, GSK, Gatwick Airport, PwC, EDF Energy and Nissan as well as various law firms, charities, professional associations and health service organisations to help them to develop, test and communicate their corporate messages. As Head of Broadcasting at the Conservative Party, Simon trained senior politicians to appear on television and radio and to handle media interviews. Simon has worked in many areas of the media, having started his career in financial and corporate public relations at Broad Street Associates where his clients included British Airways and Saatchi & Saatchi amongst others, before joining the in-house PR department at W H Smith, where he specialised in investor relations plus issue and crisis management. The author of two novels and a book on management techniques published last year called Be Bulletproof How to Achieve Success in Tough Times at Work, Simon writes speeches, corporate brochures and promotional materials for a variety of organisations and helps executives write and deliver effective reports and presentations.