Tuesday, September 30, 2008

How to lose it on radio

London, UK

Nick Thomas wrote a great article a few months ago here about corpseing. There are four great video clips. My favourite is the "Jonners" one.

Sometime ago at Jeremy Jacobs, I mentioned some tips for radio presenters on how to get over the giggles should you ever succumb to them.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Want to know about Radio Presenting?

London, UK

This site is full of interesting information.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

How to Sound Great on the Radio

London, UK

You really ought to listen to one of our best presenters Gabby Logan on BBC Radio 5 live. Bright, perceptive and punchy her show is a great listen. A little earlier this morning, Bob Weide, director of "How to Lose Friends and Alienate People" was one of her guests. He had a bit more time with her than I did at Leicester Square the other evening and he spoke in more depth about H2LF&AP as well the US Election.

For those of you who have seen my presenter showreel (see left-hand margin or http://www.jeremyjacobs.com/presenter-preview/) you'll know that she appears about two-thirds of the way through. Apart from being a radio and television presenter, Gabby is also a corporate host and speaker.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Leicester Square Television

London, UK

Simon Pegg and the rest of the cast at the Premiere of "How to Lose Friends and Alienate People". Simon appears on the Jonathan Ross Show later this evening on BBC1.


Did you see Simon Pegg on the Jonathan Ross Show? Catch the latest at Simon's website and blog, HERE

Thursday, September 25, 2008

How to Win at Public Speaking Competitions

London, UK

A bit tongue-in-cheek this one. Earlier on, I won the "Table Topics" contest at my Toastmasters International speaking club, London Corinthians. For those of you familiar with Toastmasters, Table Topics is all about impromptu speaking. I had about 10 secs to make up my mind what I was going to speak about. Luckily for me, I'm quite quick of mind and thought and managed to beat the five other contestants. This means I go forward to represent London Corinthians at the next round.

How can you be a winner at public speaking?

1. Join a Toastmasters Club

2. Attend reguarly

3. Learn how to become expert at speaking "on-the-cuff"

4. Enter competitions.

Remember, you've got to be in it to win it!

Miryam Margolyes - what a coincidence

London, UK

One of the stars I managed to speak to last night at the Premiere of "How to Lose Friends and Influnce People" was actress Miryam Margolyes. This clip is taken from her web site. Enjoy.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

How to Win Friends and Influence People

London, UK

When I started out in the world of sales I was handed a copy of Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People".

But tomorrow night in Leicester Square, that literary piece of brilliance meets its nemesis as Leicester Square Television will be there to present for you the UK Premiere of "How to Lose Friends and Alienate People" starring Simon Pegg and Kirsten Dunst.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Tv Presenter

London, UK

In the Guardian newspaper a couple of weeks ago was this story about Blue Peter. New presenter Joel Defries will be hosting the show as part of the presenting team celebrating the programme's 50th anniversary next month. Is it really 50 years?

Friday, September 19, 2008

French Farce

London, UK

TF1's Laurence Ferrari runs into a bit of hot bother with Al Pacino & Robert de Niro earlier this week:

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Righteous Kill - "Fan-Cam"

London, UK

London: 14 September 2008
Premiere organised by DDA Public Relations.

www.lsq.tv for all premieres.
A lovely late summer Sunday afternoon in the Square. The strong sunlight pierces my eyes as I turn the camera along the red carpet to glimpse two of cinemas icons; De Niro and Pacino, coming towards me. Pinch me. Can you believe it? Thirteen years since theyve appeared together and here they are in front of me. Pacino arrived first and spend more time with fans and media. De Niro too made sure a good number of the screamers got signed but he ran out of signing power before he got to our end. One nice story. A very talented painter* had done two super portraits one of each of the stars and he got them both signed by their subject. Hell be walking on air. Another fan had Pacino sign his Raging Bull CD an offer a smiling Al couldnt refuse.

Stars in attendance:
Robert De Niro
Al Pacino
Curtis 50 Cent Jackson
Jon Avnet Director

Celebs spotted:
Alex Pettyfer
Liz Fuller
Lady Victoria Hervey

Media in attendance:
BBC News
Sky News
The Sun Online
Simply Media TV
Press Association-Multimedia
Leicester Square TV
Digital Spy
The Fashion Show
Think Jam
Film 2008
Love Film

As usual, please let me know of omissions, errors and comments. Thank you E.
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* www.paulstillwell-art.com
There are stills of the event at www.richard-gold.com

Robert de Niro at UK Premiere of Righteous Kill

London, UK

Al Pacino on Leicester Square Television

London, UK

My lovely co-presenter Catherine Whale at LSQ TV was on hand with the main man himself Mr Ian to report from the Square. Catherine managed to get some great questions in to Al Pacino at the UK Premiere of "Righteous Kill"
Check out this:

There will be more on Al Pacino and Robert de Niro at the "elizabethtoni" You Tube(UK) account in a few hours.

Robert De Niro & Al Pacino in Leicester Square

London, UK

Later today, the two Hollywood greats are expected at Leicester Square for the UK Premiere of "Righteous Kill". I'll be there with Leicester Square Television, so check out http://www.lsq.tv tomorrow night for clips.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Leicester Square Television - Year One

London, UK

November 27th, 2008 marks the first anniversary of Leicester Square Television. So I've decided to highlight some of the best moments.

One of the most popular Premieres was St Trinians, Russell Brand and all. The main LSQ clip (which has had over 23,000 hits) can be found by going to this link and here's the "fan-cam" footage (which has reached over 63,000 hits on You Tube). My co-presenter Claire Bueno was on the red carpet with me on that chilly night.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Presenter News

I hear that presenter Russell Brand (just click on the mini-vid on your left) is teaming up with Britney Spears. Read this

Friday, September 05, 2008

Sell Yourself

London, UK

One way of keeping in touch with your existing and prospective customers is to inform them of what you are doing. Many individual and organisations send mailshots and the quarterly newsletter is always popular isn't it.

Internet expert, Graham Jones, likes e-mail. So do I. Just recently, I sent out a link to my "latest news" page on my main presenter site.

Keeping focused on what your doing.

London, UK

"Presenter, corporate host, radio broadcaster" , so what do you spend most of your time doing?
My answer is this. In media, it's not that easy to specialise or concentrate on one area. In my view, I think it's better to have a blend of experience rather than being obsessed about wanting to be a presenter on a certain television programme. Building your brand, gaining experience by producing and presenting, for example, a regular podcast or video blog, will get you noticed.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Keira Knightley in Leicester Square

London, UK

at the Premiere of the Duchess

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Madonna and Guy Ritchie in Leicester Square

London, UK

My fellow presenter at LSQ TV, Claire Bueno was with the "fan-cam" team last night for the Premiere of Rock n Rolla.

London: 1 September 2008
www.lsq.tv for all premieres.

Well the summer's over and to get the autumn season underway Guy Ritchie's new "gals n gangster" flick Rock N Rolla had its world premiere in the Square. As the chill set in, the Square was set alight by the appearance of Mrs Ritchie, Madonna herself. She made sure she was the very last celeb to arrive and just made it into the cinema in time. The paparazzi and their flashes were unbelievable. I've not seen such a strobe-o-rama in quite a while. The main cast members showed too. Gerald Butler spent a load of time at the fan-line as did Guy Ritchie. Uber producer Joel Silver came too, spiffily attired in magenta trainers this time. There were media outfits from all over the globe. Madonna signed only a couple as far as I could tell -- there was so little time for her to spend any time at all with fans. A really good premiere with the most extensive red-carpeting of any recent event -- all for Madge.

Cast in attendance:
Guy Ritchie - Director
Joel Silver and Susan Downey - Producers
Gerard Butler
Idris Elba
Thandie Newton
Tom Wilkinson
Mark Strong
Toby Kebbell
Tom Hardy

Celebs spotted:
Trudie Styler
Greg Dyke - ex BBC Chief
Meg Matthews
Oswald Boateng
Leon Jackson
Alex Zane

As usual, please let me know of omissions, errors and comments. Thank you - E.
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