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Ann Bird

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Full name Ann Bird
Country United Kingdom
Primary language English
Specialist areas

Editorial work News writing, Features writing, Editing, Radio, Video
Last updated 15-06-2012 09:42

Biography

Highly experienced former Executive Features Editor on national daily newspaper, with a career which includes working for international newspapers and magazines, as well as on radio and television.

I offer a first class service for editorial and corporate communications.

As well as lecturing on journalism for one of Europe's largest media training centres, I give presentations on dealing with the Press and how to maximise PR impact on the media.

I’ve written for most national UK newspapers, including The Daily Mirror, The Sun, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Financial Times and for many consumer magazines. I’ve also written a regular column for a national sports newspaper.

As a media trainer, I’ve helped coach staff, including PRs, at international management consultancies, global investment banks, environmental agencies, telecoms companies, food giants, trade bodies, international travel companies, healthcare agencies, government departments, major accountancy firms and national transport carriers.

The courses I run aimed at PRs and/or their clients include:

IMPROVING WRITING SKILLS
CRISIS MANAGEMENT
HOW TO MAKE P.R. STAND FOR PERFECT REPRESENTATION
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF FLEET STREET
HOW TO BE INTERVIEWED
BETTER PRESENTATIONS
PUBLICITY WITHOUT A PRESS RELEASE

What do delegates say about them?

"I found the course exceptionally useful...The tips on how to work with the media in general were very valuable. It helped talking to someone who knows the industry so well and has worked on the other side!” – E.H., (Senior Account Exec, major travel PR company).

“A targeted programme from which we all benefited, whether experienced or relatively new to PR. The course, given by a ‘bona fide’ national press journalist, honed our ability to spot a newsworthy story and increased our confidence in defending our style of writing when pressured by clients, who think press releases should read like brochure copy!” – L.M. (Chair, national consumer PR company).

Please contact me for more details, sample agenda etc...




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