Saturday, August 30, 2008

Lee Ryan

London, UK

Loads of hits on the LSQ TV "fan-cam" from the other evening. (See post below) Lee Ryan, formerly of boy band Blue made a real hit in "Pretender Agenda"

Here's the fan-cam footage (just in case you haven't seen it here or here on You Tube)

Friday, August 29, 2008

Boy Band Blue to reform?

No mention of it last night at the New Players Theatre where Lee Ryan was appearing in "Pretender Agenda". Leicester Square Television covered the event on "fan-cam" and there's this. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Speaking of Vlogs

London, UK

Alan Stevens
, the media-coach is now a vlogger as well as a blogger! What do you think of this?

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

TV Production Companies

London, UK

One of the best in the UK is Exposure TV. Here's a taste of what they can do:

Eva Mendes

London, UK

Why the photo of Hollywood star Eva Mendes? Check out in a day or two. All will be revealed!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Improve Your Public Speaking

London, UK

Want to be a funny speaker? Then pop along to a workshop being organised by Toastmasters International in West London this Tuesday. Here's a link to the London Speaker blog which has all the details:

Friday, August 22, 2008

Steely Dan

London, UK

Something for the Bank Holiday Weekend. I never tire of Steely Dan.

Question. How is the name Steely Dan derived?

Fear of Public Speaking

London, UK


Friday, May 18, 2007
Public Speaking (Fear of)

Over at my main site, I've received an interesting comment concerning the fear of public-speaking. It's all to do with of adrenalin. Take a look at Christina's remarks. It may alter your view on your fear of public-speaking.

Posted by Jeremy Jacobs at Friday, May 18, 2007

Labels: Current Affairs, general-discussion, Jeremy, public-speaking, UK


Crushed by Ingsoc said...

Oddly, I don't actually get the adranelin rush until I'm actually speaking when I have to do these sorts of things.
I think it simply has to do with being used to speaking to groups of various sizes. It's fear of the unknown.
Friday, May 18, 2007
Jeremy Jacobs said...

Well what's the worst that can happen?
Friday, May 18, 2007
Crushed by Ingsoc said...

According to Desmond Morris- who I don't always agre with- it's that having eyes focussed on us alerts us to potential danger. Someone staring at us is giving us a challenge. Therefore standing in front of a lot of stares intimidates.
I must admit, I guess a buzz out of large audiences, but I know a lot of people who find it very threatening.
Friday, May 18, 2007
Jeremy Jacobs said...

AFAIAC, the more the merrier.
Friday, May 18, 2007
james higham said...

J.P. Craig listed:

Develop an optimistic attitude toward speaking
Don't procrastinate preparing your speech
Set realistic goals
Realize the audience wants you to succeed
Direct your concerns at important issues. (Don't sweat the small stuff.)

but I feel the critical issue is that your audience is your friend and they are there to hear expert opinion.

Another factor and I'm not being facetious, is breathing - every thespian knows this. Diaphragm breathing does wonders for concentration, relaxation and confidence building.
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Jeremy Jacobs said...


You must be psychic. Diaphragm breathing has been uppermost in myt activities over the past couple of weeks. Yoga can help too.
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Random Magus said...

I am so scared of presentations its not even funny... my heart feels like its beating inside my throat.. really loudly. Yet I always choose to present in a group assignment. If you remember the first 90secs by heart or have a good opener your body relaxes. The funny thing i that I used to be a presenter for television. But thats easier because you can cut and have a retake plus there are usually not hordes of people around.
If you do something you are scared of enough times, the fear subsides
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Jeremy Jacobs said...

True, but just this evening at my advanced tv presenting course we discussed the merits of getting nervous. If it subsides, it usually means you're no interested in the audition or gig.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Another TV Presenter Blooper

London, UK

A tv presenter must always do his/her research, otherwise you look stupid. And as for the mic handling - rubbish.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

TV Bloopers

London, UK

A few months ago, I posted a video showing a presenter being physically sick on live tv. This poor lady feinted..........

I wonder if she recovered quickly?

Tops Tips for Sports Broadcasting

From December, 2006

Sunday, December 10, 2006
Top Tips for Sports Broadcasting on Radio

Earlier I mentioned that having a great voice for radio is important. Well, there are many great radio voices out there. The best "voices" are those that talk with variety, enthusiasm and clarity.

More information can be found at the British Voice Association - BVA

Friday, August 15, 2008

Selling Youself on the 'Phone

London, UK

Later this year, I'll be holding a seminar (details to follow) on telephone cold calling.

One can go to networking events, send out mailshots, rely on existing clients, in my view though, the best way to get new business is by cold-calling. This applies whether you're selling garden furniture, tyres; office equipment, financial data; or looking for clients who need an experienced presenter for their corporate video

Favourites from Leicester Square Television

London, UK

Looking back over a very successful first 9 months at Leicester Square Television, I think my favourite premiere was St Trinians. Enjoy:

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Presenting Style

London, UK

I often like to see different presenting styles. This clip, from a German TV station, shows the presenter standing, whereas our "footballing gurus" tend to be seated.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Monty Python - Argument Sketch

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Slow down when presenting and speaking

London, UK

Lisa Braithwaite, the public-speaking blogger, has just posted an article on the importance of slowing down when one's delivers a speech or presentation. I would add that when delivering news buletins on radio or presenting something live to camera, it's essential that you speak slowly.
Why not try and mouth the words of the newscaster next time you watch the television news. You'll be surprised by the speed of the delivery.

Here's those tips about slowing down:

Slowing down allows you to breathe. When you breathe, you send more oxygen to your brain, you support your voice, and you calm yourself down.

Slowing down allows you to hear yourself talking. When you can hear yourself talking, you're less likely to get ahead of yourself, lose your place or forget your next point.

down forces you to be concise with your material. You'll have to leave out all the extraneous and non-critical content and just focus on the most meaningful aspects of your message.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Blogging Break

No blogging as outlined other at my other presenter site

Friday, August 01, 2008

Hellboy & Rachel

London, UK

Newbie presenter Rachel Hopkins joins Russell and the stars at Somerset House for Hellboy2