Jill Brown Media offers ‘Speak for Yourself’ workshops – a range of training packages specially tailored for professional women.
What’s Your Story?
Telling your own story in a professional setting has never been more important. Together, our team of experts will draw on their respective successful careers in acting, journalism and broadcasting to give you the essential toolkit to present yourself and your organisation in a professional, engaging and confident manner.
We’ve all been in a room full of strangers and had to say who we are and what we do for a living. For many, it sets the heart racing and beads of sweat form on a previously unfurrowed brow. Imposter syndrome sits on the shoulders of many but you can make it work in your favour.
That’s where Speak for Yourself comes in. There is a way to tell your own story succinctly, simply and with impact. We will show you how. We will also help you create a strong personal presence online. Before meeting in person, a contact will find you on social media so your online persona has to sing and set the tone for future dealings.
You will leave this inspiring session knowing how to make a positive impression in person and online.
Jan Patience is a respected arts journalist. She has written a regular visual arts column for The Herald since 2007 and is a regular on-air “expert voice.” Listeners and viewers of BBC Radio Four’s Front Row, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Scotland and STV are familiar with Jan’s considered analysis. A published author, Jan chairs events at book festivals, including the Edinburgh International Book Festival. She is co-chair of Women in Journalism Scotland and a social media influencer in the arts sphere. Jan has worked on the BBC’s Expert Women initiative which equips women to be on-air contributors. Jan met Jill when she approached her to help promote her music career.
Jill Brown is a former STV television presenter, reporter and producer. She has done freelance work for the BBC in documentaries and radio and has run her own media company for over a decade. Jill helps clients generate a positive profile while also advising on when clients should shy away from the limelight. A straight-talker who is generous in sharing her extensive knowledge of the media, Jill has been delivering media training to clients for a number of years while helping them understand how the communications industry works. She is from a musical family and has a burgeoning career as a singer/songwriter.
Leigh Biagi is an actor and experienced communication skills trainer in the public and private sectors teaching a range of invaluable skills. These include how to deliver powerful presentations, develop a positive personal impact and manage difficult conversations successfully. As an actor with 30 years of experience behind her, Leigh has an unerring instinct for passing on practical advice on how to stay calm, confident and present. She has appeared in a host of well-known dramas, from Taggart to Shetland. She has been “murdered” twice in both! Leigh first met Jill when she was her voice coach at STV and the pair have kept in touch.