Alan is a reputation expert who was Past President of the Global Speakers Federation and is the director of MediaCoach. He is also an author and journalist, and both a TV presenter and expert interviewee. He has been speaking and coaching remotely since 1998, and created a Facebook group for fellow professionals who wish to speak remotely. It’s called, unsurprisingly, Remote Speaking.
His clients include politicians, TV presenters and sports stars as well as companies including Virgin, Google, The Beverly Hills Hotel, BMW and Mumm Champagne. The Independent newspaper listed him as “one of the top 10 media experts in the UK”. He also created a successful online social network (Which?Online) in 1996, with over 100,000 paying subscribers, long before Facebook.
His latest book “The Exceptional Speaker”, co-authored with Paul du Toit, was published in July 2013, and a revised and expanded edition, featuring advice on remote speaking, was published in January 2021. He has also co-authored “The Exceptional MC” with Celia Delaney and Guy Clapperton.