My tutor in creativity
Passing on Tricks of the Trade
Nothing continues to give me greater pleasure than passing to tomorrow's generation of media people the tricks I have learned. One is the secret of creative writing which the late George Markstein, a journalist turned fiction writer passed to me: "Think one way, write in the opposite direction". He used this technique on many of his successful novels and hit TV series such as The Prisoner.
Here's what some of my students have said about me (obviously only the compliments have been selected). I'd be very pleased to identify them if you are at all interested
Owner of a new media communications agency
"David has enabled me to gain clarity in my business planning that is already translating into massive progress. He has shown me extremely effective strategies for enhancing communication and organisational skills and he has a fantastic way of leading you to a solution, without telling you what to do."
Press Officer, Transport Company
"David has a very natural teaching skill, very easy to talk to and listens to you.. he is very genuine and I would like to say a big thanks for all his continued help."
Freelance PR consultant, UK
"My first year has gone really well. David's training and advice in setting up and marketing myself has proved invaluable. He also gave me confidence to look to the future after being terminated from my staff job"
PR Manager, national charity
"I really enjoyed the training and now feel much more confident about the future"
Chief Executive, PR agency
"He has given us direction to our growing company, the confidence to aim higher and an personal insight into the world of PR which has enabled us to avoid some of the pitfalls - David has been a true asset to our team"
HR Manager, international pharmaceutical company
"The feedback I receive from our communications people says that David is extremely helpful and a brilliant communications tutor"
Chief Executive, leading publicly traded property company
"As the company's adviser on investor and marketing communications, David has helped Shaftesbury set new property industry standards for the effective way we reach out to shareholders and how we work with external PR and web agencies to promote Carnaby and Seven Dials, our retail and leisure villages in London's West End"
Co-founder of new PR agency
"By drawing on David's knowledge we were able to grow quickly but soundly and were able to deal confidently with the challenges that new agencies face. His skills, natural talent and considerable experience in the industry make him a valued advisor - in fact, we consider him an essential part of our team".
Let me know if I can be of any help