In addition to my onscreen appearances, for 16 years I worked behind the camera as their Chief Guest Trainer coaching and training guest presenters and celebrities to excel at the art of ‘selling on telly’. In effect selling to an invisible audience.
This experience of, how to create a compelling selling proposition, informs my approach to sales coaching and communication in the corporate arena. I have also been an estate agent and my early career was in advertising working for an agency with Mafia connections.
As a speaker I talk on several topics relating to communication, selling, influence and persuasion and present on TV, to corporates, at symposiums and at conferences.
The same processes and frameworks I used when coaching others how to sell on TV are the same when we are seeking to get our message across.
I have written a book on the subject called Stand Up and Sell that enables those who follow these tried and tested processes to be more effective in their sales and presenting activities.
As a trained voice over I have also been the ‘voice of god’ at award functions. My claims to fame are having popcorn thrown at me by Julia Roberts in Notting Hill, being sworn at by Kate Winslet in Branner’s Hamlet and my life as a background artist. Also, various other anecdotes about my work with Nigella Lawson, Lulu, and others and what goes on behind the scenes at QVC.