The Media Coach Radio Show

Alan Stevens


Hints, tips and advice about speaking to radio, TV and in public, from the UK's leading Media Coach, Alan Stevens

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943 episodes

The Media Coach 29th March 2024

A very Happy Easter; Advice from Armando; The Author’s Talkthrough; Happy Birthday 5 Live; Nike oops; Bunny, bunny, bunny; As smooth as chocolate; Speak their language; An interview with, and music from, Marty Wilde

Mar 28
The Media Coach 22nd March 2024

Tony Hadley swings; Spain and Colombia in London; A tribute to Steve Harley; Too many eggs; Getting from here to there; Be a go-to media guest; How to be engaged; An interview with David Hyner; Music from Emily Wolfe

Mar 21
The Media Coach 15th March 2024

Well done to Apple; Some time in a volcano; A tribute to Vince Power; A badly edited photo; The practice of practice; What is News?; It’s got your name on it; An Interview with, and music from, Tally Spear

Mar 14
The Media Coach 8th March 2024

International Women’s Day; A family story; Stormy Weather; A controversial syrup tin; How to have stage presence; Deliver a powerful interview; Work with your superfans; An Interview with, and music from, Carrie Martin

Mar 07
The Media Coach 1st March 2024

Happy St David’s day; Away for a while; Well done Peter Kay; Banana art; Prune your speeches; Five media myths; Listen all the time; An interview with Dan Flanagan; Music from Simon Stanley Ward

Feb 29
The Media Coach 23rd February 2024

How to accept an award; Authors wanted; Farewell Ewen MacIntosh; The Wonder of Woolies; Some Royal Advice; The Overtaking Rule; A casual glance; An interview with Gareth Kane; Music from When Rivers Meet

Feb 22
The Media Coach 16th February 2024

Thanks very much; Transatlantic Sessions; A tribute to Steve Wright; A crafty fox; Leave a lasting impression; Think like a reporter; Brand yourself from the start; An interview with, and music from, Simon Stanley Ward

Feb 15
The Media Coach 9th February 2024

How many is it?; How to be offensive; Well done Kate Garraway; Stop that pigeon; Review and renew; six things you should never say to a journalist; Picture this; An interview with, and music from, Robert Miller and Project Grand Slam

Feb 08
The Media Coach 2nd February 2024

Help a Paralympian; Going well on GB News; A tribute to Paul Brett; Spotify gets it rude; Stay aware on stage; What should I say to the media?; Social media tips from films; An interview with Jennifer do St Georges; Music from Paul Brett and Gordon Giltrap

Feb 01
The Media Coach 26th January 2024

Keeping doing what I do; How to get an author talk-through; Hannah White; A minister struggling; Close with style; The tiny relatable example; Be the same everywhere; An interview with John Young; Music from Chris While and Julie Matthews

Jan 25
The Media Coach 19th January 2024

A case of Imposter syndrome; Speaker coaching; A new service for authors; A generous boss; Katie Hopkins; Own the stage; Don’t make me yawn; The social media cocktail; An interview with Tanya Wheway; Music from Rob Corcoran

Jan 18
The Media Coach 12th January 2024

Post Office Woes; Speaker Coaching; A tidy mouse; BooHoo gets it wrong; Can you come up on stage please?: Will I look silly?: Getting operatic;  An interview with and music from, Kevin Montgomery and Jude Johnstone

Jan 11
The Media Coach 5th January 2024

 A very Happy New Year; An offer for speaker coaching; A kiss in Paris; Predicting the future with asparagus; How to be original; Wave the flag; Set your content free; An interview with Rory Cellan-Jones; Music from Simon Stanley Wardtv,radio

Jan 04
The Media Coach 22nd December 2023

A very Happy Christmas; A free offer; Glasgow Film Theatre; X goes down; ’Tis the season; All I want for Christmas; Ten ways to give love;  An interview with, and music from, HP Gundersen

Dec 21, 2023
The Media Coach 15th December 2023

The Lost Library of Spitalfields; A free offer; A response to a troll; Joey Barton; To what do you refer?; On the panel tonight: Are you really social?: An interview with, and music from, Emily Wolfe

Dec 14, 2023
The Media Coach 12th December 2023

A trip to Amsterdam; Help with your speaking; A tribute to Benjamin Zephaniah; Fake speakers; Believe it say it, do it; It’s not over ’til it’s over; Get more engaged in 2024; An interview with Simon Phillips; Music from Slim Chance

Dec 07, 2023
The Media Coach 1st December 2023

Whamageddon; Farewell to Shane; A trip to Rotterdam; Speaker coaching; An Irish pub advert; Which Royals?; Handling a Heckle; Why not be nice?; Just say thank you; An interview with and music from, Keith Smart

Nov 30, 2023
The Media Coach 24th November 2023

A lot of Leiths; Speaker coaching; Shane McGowan is getting better; No goal of the month; Talk with, not at. Your audience; Handling a pre-rec; Don’t throw fuel on the fire; An interview with and music from The Condriacs

Nov 23, 2023
The Media Coach 17th november 2023

A great tennis match; A long week in politics; Speaker Coaching; A sixty year marriage; The Crown; What makes a speech weak; Double double toil and trouble; Raise your video game; An interview with and music from Mike Vernon

Nov 16, 2023
The Media Coach 10th November 2023

Remembrance Day; A tennis match; Speaker Coaching; Carol Vorderman’s integrity; Goodby Omegle; 5 things to do before a speech; Listen with your body; 7 tips for online video; An interview with and music from Dan Raza

Nov 09, 2023
The Media Coach 3rd November 2023

Fireworks in the sky; Fireworks at Number 10; Speaker Coaching; Matthew Perry remembered; Chandler mis-remembered; What makes you exceptional?; Plan your one-liners; Relationship glue; An interview with and music from Mustangs of the West

Nov 02, 2023
The Media Coach 27th October 2023

National Mentoring Day; Get yourself some speaker mentoring; A band called The Beatles; The Wrong Rangers; Mind your language; Keep it simple; Four social media tactics; An interview with Chelsey Baker; Music from When Rivers Meet

Oct 26, 2023
The Media Coach 20th October 2023

A new home for the show; Stop Making Sense; Thelma Shoonmaker honoured; A medal too far; Gathering the evidence; Dealing with bias; Keeping the debate going; An interview with Caroline Stafford; Music from Slim Chance

Oct 19, 2023
The Media Coach 13th October 2023

The Professional Speakers gather; A coaching offer; Mark Kermode rants; Easy doesn’t do it; Seven ways to speak better; I’ve been misquoted; Speed, Structure, Mood; An interview with Ian Cleverdon; Music from The Huers

Oct 12, 2023
The Media Coach 6th October 2023

Some time at Oktoberfest; An exceptional speaking day; Judy Collins; The Wrong Trousers; Don’t share myths; Be in the news flow; Plough your own furrow; An interview with Martin Parnell; Music from Slim Chance

Oct 05, 2023
The Media Coach 29th September 2023

A few beer-related events; Speaker Coaching; An inspirational musician; Dan Wootton; Everything matters; As I was saying earlier; Put it out there, watch it come back; An interview with Will Kintish; Music from Hannah White.

Sep 28, 2023
The Media Coach 22nd September 2023

Well done to Mary Earps; Speaker Coaching; A great photographer; Who scored that?; Lest we forget; Small is Beautiful; Unique and Priceless; An interview with Dr Lynda Shaw; Music from Robert Corcoran

Sep 21, 2023
The Media Coach 15th September 2023

Did we land on the moon?; My coaching programme returns; Jean Both remembered; A daft idea on a pub; How flat is your earth?; Don’t ask me; You’re not the BBC; An interview with Richard Hewson; Music from The RAH Band

Sep 14, 2023
The Media Coach 8th September 2023

A high level Paris walk; An exceptional day;  Sarah Lancashire - brilliant; Richard Madly - not; Oh come on Ref!; Consume the media; Don’t change a winning team; An interview with Justin King; Music from The Dustbowl Revival

Sep 07, 2023
The Media Coach 1st September 2023

Still looking for guests; A walk in Norfolk; Lunch in Paris; Adele stands up; The worst show on TV?; Deliver it, change it, deliver it; Say it, say it again and again; Listen up; An interview with Rebecca Hill; Music from When Rivers Meet

Aug 31, 2023