Barbara Gray

Barbara Gray

TV Journalist and Media Coach

Barbara is a bicultural TV journalist and trilingual (English, French and German) living and working in Paris for over 30 years initially for ABC News US, then ITV News (ITN) GB and subsequently as a freelance news producer for BBC TV and Radio, Channel 4 News, CNN, NBC, Reuters… After having realised hundreds of television interviews in both English and French, Barbara naturally transformed herself into a media trainer, carrying out teaching in how to handle the media, public speaking and crisis management for top executives in both English and French in France and abroad. Although she has been a media trainer for several years she remains a freelance TV journalist essentially for British and US broadcasters.

Barbara has recently created an innovative offer with Phyllis ROOME offering two-session modules Firstly Phyllis teaches public speaking and presentation skills followed by Barbara who takes over to share media training and interview techniques

 

Phyllis Roome

Phyllis Roome

Bi-lingual Public Speaking expert

bilingual French English draws on her career as a radio producer and stage actress (as a member of the National Theatre and the BBC in London), to personalise each of her corporate coaching assignments. She teaches her clients  a sense of presence, clarity, timing, voice modulation, pacing and projection.

She works in the corporate world at all levels of management, both in the US and in Europe.  Phyllis also runs regular seminars for clients and together with Barbara Gray has recently launched Pro-Present 2 modules offering public speaking tuition followed by media training.

Clients include: J1J, Metalmark, Novartis, Sandoz,United Nations, Starwood Investment, Prudential, Research Centre for Cancer, NYU, 92Y

Stephen BUNARD

Stephen BUNARD

French journalist and non-verbal analyst

Since 2002 Stephen coaches top management and political leaders in public speaking and media training in both normal and in times of crisis.  He regularly teaches at l’ENA , the IEQT and OIC.  Stephen has ten years experience in economic and European journalism for Le Figaro, ARTE TV, Canal+ TV, and BFM TV.  For three years he also taught journalism techniques at the Sorbonne in Paris and at the CFPJ.

Stephen’s speciality is however – Synerologie  (this is an analytic method of reading and understanding non verbal communication). Stephen has himself learnt and thereby shares his knowledge of psychology, language and human science. With ten years of acting experience behind him, Stephen regularly offers classes in theatrical improvisation.  His multidisciplinary approach naturally leads him to share his experience in public speaking and media training

 

Stephanie BISSON-SMITH

Stephanie BISSON-SMITH

Intercultural public speaking and media training

British-born Stephanie has spent most of her career in France. For twenty years, she ran Cappuccino, a PR and marketing agency which undertook media relations, event management and crisis communications for numerous French and international corporations and government bodies. Thanks to her understanding of the international business environment and the media, Stephanie trained her customers in public speaking, handling the press and how to manage crisis situations.

TEFL trained, she now devotes her time to preparing executives in France and beyond for presentations and media interviews.

Media interview & presentation customers include BNP Paribas, Bouygues Construction, Chanel, Dow Jones, Epsilon International (Alliance Data group), Fret SNCF, Crédit Agricole Immobilier, Danone, Grace Construction, Lundbeck Laboratories, Microsoft, Pearson Education, Société Générale, Ubisoft, The Wall Street Journal Europe …

Vernon MANN

Vernon MANN

Our British TV journalist associate

Vernon Mann, ex senior correspondent for ITN, our British partner based in the UK conducts media training courses and workshops worldwide for companies like Shell International, Exxon, Mobil, British Airways, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways and others ranging from the UK Ministry of Defence to Hello! Magazine.

Mann has been running his training company for eighteen years and has developed a special knowledge of the airline industry and the oil business. For the above-mentioned airlines he has trained in London, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Bangkok and Sydney, and for oil companies in China, Russia and often in the West Africa oil producing countries like Nigeria, Angola, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.

His courses are highly interactive and practical, ranging from one-on-ones with senior management about to face the media on a controversial issue, day-long crisis media response workshops, to more general media awareness sessions in developing countries.

Carsten HEER

Carsten HEER

d Il a par le passé travaillé pour Bloomberg TV à Londres, Euronews à Lyon et a organisé la stratégie des relations publiques pour The Wall Street Journal en Europe. Depuis dix ans il travaille aux cotés de groupes industriels internationaux ainsi que de PME pour les aider à définir avec succès leurs stratégies de communication.

Il y a cinq ans Carsten a fondé son agence media econNEWS réseau, basé à Hambourg. Cette société est spécialisée dans la communication des faits et accompagne ses clients dans la gestion de leurs relations publiques dans des grands médias au niveau national et international.

Carsten de nationalité allemand est bilingue allemand-anglais. Il possède un diplôme juridique de l’université de Constance ainsi que du droit du travail à la cour suprême allemande. Avec ce parcours il a acquis une forte expertise en communication de crise et il travaille régulièrement en étroite collaboration avec des cabinets d’avocats afin de défendre la réputation d’entreprises internationales, celle de leurs marques ainsi que des VIP’s.

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Media Training

Media Training

TV, Radio, written or electronic press are powerful tools to deliver your message, just as long as you are prepared and are aware of the expectations and limitations of both French and foreign journalists.

Our team will explain the different way each type of media operates.  Together we will develop your message, show you how to anticipate certain questions so that you become at ease. You will be taught about body language for television interviews, questions not to answer, when to accept to do an interview, the differences between live and pre-recorded interviews for radio and television.

Public speaking

Public speaking

In public speaking, every situation demands particular expertise. Whether presenting a new product, speaking in front of a shareholders meeting, talking internally to a sales force or holding a press conference in a foreign language, you are required to adapt fast and efficiently to a specific demand.

IMT ensures that your message is adapted to your environment. You learn to avoid misunderstanding or distortion. You work with a journalist or an expert to ensure that your speech is proficient and clear. You learn to overcome stage fright, to use impacted body language and acquire confidence and presence. We also prepare for Q&A sessions.

Crisis Management and communication

Crisis Management and communication

We give you the tools to face a crisis and how to handle the media at this most difficult time.
We will simulate a crisis tailor-made to your industry and show you how to be prepared.

Our personalised tuition has been devised for senior management personnel wishing to communicate to an international audience in France and beyond.

IMT trainings put you in real situations.  They can take place either in your offices, or in a fully equipped TV studio.
We can accept tuitions on a one on one basis, or with groups of participants depending on your requirements

Your progress will be video’d, analysed and corrected and you will subsequently receive a copy of your interview or presentation.

Customized program

Customized program

Every client has different needs and at IMT we assess our client’s requirements according to the number of participants.  We offer individual one on one modules of  half a day or more.  For groups, the maximum recommended participants are six. However should your teams needing training exceed this number, we can divide the teams into workshops each with its own individual coach.

Mostly we come to your offices all over France, but we also reserve conveniently located conference suites or TV and/or radio studios.
We quote according to budget constraints and numbers of participants.