Alan Stevens

Alan Stevens

Managing Director, MediaCoach

Summary

Sign-up here for my free email newsletter - "The MediaCoach". How to massively improve your profile and Profits - New Book! Ping! I help individuals and companies build and protect their reputations using all types of media. My clients include Google, The Savoy, Virgin, BMW, The Beverly Hills Hotel, Glaxo, Vodafone, Guinness World Records - and maybe you. I'm also a speaker, so if you'd like to book me to speak, facilitate or chair your event, drop me a line or give me a call on 07986 852621 Sign-up here for my free email newsletter - "The MediaCoach". Still a best-seller - The Pocket Media Coach MediaCoach provides cost-effective training and coaching for anyone who has to face the media, deliver presentations, speak in public, or pitch for business. In fact, We guarantee to remove your fear of speaking in public, or on the media - otherwise you don't pay us a penny. Call on 020 8220 6919, or email alan@mediacoach.co.uk to find out what we can do for you. My passions? After my wife and daughter, there's good food and wine, running, travel, music photography (no comma intended) and writing (latest book is here). I'm also co-leader of the Ecademy running club. I'm always happy to talk to fellow Ecademists and Ecademy groups about any of the topics listed below - contact me via a link on this page if you're interested. MediaCoach works worldwide, and provide group training and individual coaching by telephone or face-to-face, in every aspect of media skills, presentation skills and pitching skills. As a PR Professional and member of the Institute of Public Relations, I ensure that MediaCoach delivers the best possible service. You can book tailored coaching and training at short notice, while never compromising on quality. One of our specialities is crisis management training, providing you with an always on-call service should the worst happen. As a Public Speaker and Past President of the Global Speakers Federation, I insist that MediaCoach trainers are also competent and regular speakers. They know what it is like to face a live audience - and they are able to draw on their experiences to help the most timid speaker become a good presenter. I offer a number of presentations which are always well-received, including -

  • Free Publicity that's worth a fortune (How to get customers without advertising)
  • How to manage the media to promote your business (Why you shouldn't ever turn down a request to talk to a reporter)
  • Ten low-cost ways to boost your business (If times are hard, what can you do to give your business a lift without breaking the bank?)
  • What do Journalists want? (and how to provide it to them)
  • The 7 Secrets of Media Mastery
  • Winning websites you can build today
  • Why some brands win - and others lose
  • Throw away the rule book (and increase your profit)
  • Make your own Adventure

To book a speech, or make an enquiry, send me a message or phone 020 8220 6919. Having worked for 21 years at Consumers' Association, and also being a member of the British Computer Society, I still broadcast regularly on technology and consumer issues. This ensures that I keep up to date with both the latest tools and techniques, and also keeps me aware of the issues faced by radio and TV interviewees. Unlike other media training companies which are run by ex-journalists, our training and coaching is based on the feelings of the interviewee - something which I understand very well indeed. MediaCoach has a pool of working media journalists and presenters that we draw from to provide exactly the kind of training that you need. Our public courses and masterclasses provide excellent value if the PR budget is limited, and we are adept at providing cost-effective in-house training for small groups. To find out what we can offer you or your clients, call Media Coach now Call us on 020 8220 6919, or email alan@mediacoach.co.uk

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Testimonials

RealSteveHolmes Fading away soon

"Alan is a top bloke with his head screwed on who sensibly agrees with me on most issues and doesn't get in a huff when we disagree. I like him much better than the average entrepreneur!!! In fact I like him a lot and I actually read what he says, whereas most things I skip because they are sententious, self-obsessed and covertly self-promoting. He doesn't do that: he participates, like what a real networker should. Wish him nothing but good."

Milton Rodrigues

"Alan is a Media Coach and Top Professional Speaker with lots of great experience under his belt. He also has top-level Contacts & is a man who WILL speak his mind & correct you if you're wrong ! One of the very best guys on Ecademy, in my opinion. SHEER CLASS & a Top Man of great Integrity and Ethics. Milton Rodrigues."

Mark Sinclair

"Alan, too often we trudge on with our daily lives without stopping to thank those who have an impact on us. So, for a moment, I am stepping out of the trudge-march to say thank you. Thanks, Alan, for consistently writing interesting, informative and above all challenging blogs. You input hugely into the Ecademy community, and your input is thoughtful, honest and adds huge value. You've also done some great interviews with yBC - and I particularly liked your analysis of the presidential debates many months ago. I think we'd both had little sleep that night, yet you still came across as an expert commentator. Very professional. Cheers mate Mark"

PeopleCoach Elizabeth M. Lengyel

"Are you ready to step in front of the spotlight? Every business and professional needs media attention. Wants media attention. As the author of Ping! and a media coach, Alan Stevens can help you show up authentically, real and help your know-how sizzle. And shine. "

Victor Marques

"Thank you dear Alan for being in my network. I wish great abundance to you and the ones that you care and love.. Big hug from Douro Valley. Victor Marques"

Pip Martin

"I've spoken with Alan twice via ecademy - on both occasions he's been fantastic. I'm geniunely glad he's on ecademy."

MariƩme Jamme

"I had a telephone chat with Alan, he is really helpful, knowlegable and very kind. I am gald we are connected and thank you for letting me in your world. Thank you :-) Merci."

Ian R McAllister

"I was advised by a friend that I needed some media training in 2008, and started asking questions in many places. The recommendations consistently came back to Alan, who I had only recently discovered through networking. The best recommendation I can give anyone is someone who can communicate their own field of expertise to enlighten and educate others who come from outside it - and Alan can do that in spades. A good and intelligent gent who wholly understands his business"

Jan Mulder

"Alan, Thank you for your questions, for your openess and willingness to learn more about the world. Most people act upon assumptions, Alan is one of those rare and precious kind of people who are open minded. He did ask the question. Please let the questions go on forever, the only way to learn and educate yourself. Warmest regards, Jan "

Richard Derwent Cooke

"I had a chat with Alan this morning and found him expert, helpful and available (in the very best sense of that word!) Many thanks"

Mark Sinclair

"Alan was recommended to me by Penny Power as a potential commentator on our series about the US Presidential debates which you can see here. We needed someone who would help us deliver terrific material, very quickly, following each debate. Alan was interviewed by us half a dozen times over the last month, sometimes after having had no sleep (because of the timing of the debates GMT), and via web cam (which is not always straight forward). His comments were very interesting, his delivery thoroughly professional and we've had great feedback about the shows. If you need to get your face (or a colleague's) in front of a camera, a radio mic, or a journalist of any description, then you first need to speak with Alan. His knowledge is immense and his ability to cut it right "back to fundamentals" very powerful. I unreservedly recommend Alan."

Mick Say

"Opening my emails this morning I found a regular free ezine that I subscribe to and recommend. It is written by a guy with many skills and attributes, public speaker, media expert President of the Professional Speakers Association UK, no less (I am not worthy). His ezine is very good and I recommend that you connect with Alan and register for his ezine at his profile or his website The Media Coach. Thanks for the ezines Alan they obviously soak up a lot of your time and I am greatful and pleased to recieve them. Mick "

Mick Say

"Top Guy, Great presenter, Very interesting story teller, Great Blog, Hook up with Alan you won't be dissapointed. Mick"

Deborah 'Digital Business' Collier

"Alan supported us with the launch of the EBF- Network and Learn Event yesterday. As expected his speech was highly entertaining and relevant. "Excellent", "Interesting", "Brilliant", "Witty", "Entertaining" and "Educational", were the words used in the feedback by our event attendees. Thank you Alan, once again"

Jeremy Nicholas

"If I could only have one person in my network on ecademy it would be Alan, even if he is a Fulham fan. He was a regular guest on my business and technology show on Talk Sport and even though the show is long since gone, there's no way I'd ever lose contact with this fellow. Sign up for his Friday ezine- the Media Coach. Read his book The Pocket Media Coach. Book him to train you in media skills. And if you ask him a question about the media and he doesn't know the answer, I'd be very surprised. Jem"

I am Chris Green

"Called Steve today for some help with PR and found him to be very helpful, friendly and knowledgable. Cheers Steve."

Philip M Williams

"You should all subscribe to Alan's weekly e-newsletter. Easy to read with some great tips and stories with fun running through it all. Thank you Alan for a great start every Friday Phil Williams"

Max Alter

"Alan made last night's meeting at the North and North West London Ecademy club a resounding success. Undaunted by the low turnout (only 3 members turned up, most of them late) not only did he deliver what he promised, he went far beyond it and gave generously from his huge experience. This was one-to-one media coaching at its best with tailor made solutions for each personal media and PR project. I cannot recommend Alan highly enough. Thanks for a great evening, Alan. Max Alter"

Mark Baker (speaker )

"Based upon Alans tireless work for the professional speakers association in the UK , I would have to say that should you be fortunate enough to network with this man that you should consider yourself fortunate as he is one of very few people who follow through on their commitments, but even more than that he is one person who will go out of his way for anyone who needs his help . Mark Baker www.markbakerint.com"

Penny Power

"Alan provided Ecademy members with an excellent talk on achieving media relations on 13th February 2007 at our London Venue. His content was excellent and his book 'The Media Coach' is terrific. Achieving publicity for small business' is critical - I can see many of the memebrs that heard Alan's talk implementing his ideas and achieving the PR they need."

Rod Sloane

"I saw Alan speak at the February 2007 London Ecademy meeting. You can see the video here on Ecademy, from the home page. He was entertaining and full of excellent tips. If you are looking for a speaker on working with the media. Alan is your man."

AJ "Digital Coach" Silvers

"A superb speaker! Entertaining and informative. What was most impressive was the speed with which Alan modified his speach on the day, to take into account a lunch time straw pole of delegates - the sign of a true professional speaker!"

Shamus Doherty

"I placed a request in one of the forums and Alan was one of the first to reply with a connection that could indeed prove to be very valuable, not in monetary terms but in depth of experience which cannot be bought. Prior to that Alan was not in my network but in the space of 30 secs to write a reply he became one of my most valuable."

Terry Toms

"I met Alan and heard him speak, bought his book and he gave me an outstanding 1 to1 coaching session. If you are interested in improving your skills in public speaking, connect with Alan. If you ever have to deal with the press, TV or radio talk to Alan and read his book. If you are looking for a speaker call Alan. He is a truly skillful professional prepared to share his expertise. A great asset to ecademy. Terry "

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