“I engaged Robin and his team while working with Shawbrook Bank to train the Head of Marketing and I. Although I’d been a commentator on savings for the national financial press for sometime, my colleague had no experience. Robin was able to constructively recommend a number of areas we could both improve both the content and delivery of our messages. Having our interviews filmed allowed us to instantly watch and analyse our performances.
“Robin’s unique experience of being interviewer, interviewee and his years of delivering training makes him a subject matter expert in the media and his relaxed and engaging style allows him to impart that knowledge and experience to enable his clients to quickly make significant improvements to their delivery.
“I’d have no hesitation in recommending Robin and Capricorn to both media novices and those who have experience of the media but wish to further improve.”
James Blower, Founder, The Savings Guru Ltd
“I’ve dealt with Robin at Capricorn for media training twice now, once as a local politician and then more recently when I asked him to train me as the CEO of my online property business.
“I do a lot of media and I feel comfortable with that environment however I’ve discovered from Robin’s training that there is a lot that you don’t know that you don’t know. Eye contact, posture, hands, speech anomalies etc.. Robin and his team spend time and professional experience polishing and fine tuning your approach to make you look and feel like a real pro. The additional confidence that this provides can be the difference between a consummate performance or freezing on set and ending up on a bloopers out-take programme.”
Russell Quirk, Chief Executive, Emoov
“Robin scripted and produced my Corporate video used on my website, as well as coaching me talking to camera, and I know has helped other Partners at St. James’s Place, Robin made it fun and easy to do, resulting in a very high quality outcome.”
Robert Hutchinson, Hutchinson Financial Planning Ltd Associate Partner Practice, St. James’s Place Wealth Management
“Robin’s courses have been an integral part of BBC News Channel sport for 13 years now. My first experience was as a pupil – Robin used beautifully simple techniques to polish my writing to pictures. Before long, my work was on BBC1 bulletins. As a manager, I’ve put a number of my colleagues Robin’s way.
“He’s helped young broadcasters like Tim Hague blossom into experienced network presenters and reporters. Robin’s also guided numerous others into taking their first steps in TV package-making, including the former Paralympic swimmer Kate Grey. Everyone I’ve spoken to who’s worked with Robin benefits enormously from his training and the follow-up notes I receive after each session are invaluable in their ongoing development.”
Ian Moss, Assistant Editor, BBC Sports News
“Having known Robin for many years as a colleague at the BBC, I had no hesitation in bringing him into MUTV to train presenters, reporters and website journalists. Together with Kevin Gearey, Robin created and led sessions designed to develop our existing team of on-air talent, while also devising and leading sessions with the web team who are increasingly being required for broadcast work as we embrace the multi-platform world. I thoroughly recommend Robin as a highly regarded broadcast trainer.”
Stefano Bozzi, Head of Programmes, MUTV
“Thank you to Robin and his team, It was great to have training delivered by experienced broadcasters and journalists. The team really enjoyed the session and I came away from the session with some ideas on how to further deliver PR for my company.”
Faye Rimdap, Press Officer, Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO)
“I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Capricorn as a media training company. The experience I had with Robin in a training session benefitted me greatly and has been a huge help in my confidence and capability in dealing with the media.”
Daryl Selby, England Squash Player
“During my time as Academy Manager at Southampton Football Club we were keen to provide the scholars and young pros with practical media training and instruction in how to conduct themselves in public. Capricorn Media developed and delivered an excellent programme to our players, which was informative and relevant to their needs. The measurement of success has been in the many positive comments that have been received from media personnel and various other client groups such as sponsors who the players have addressed. Theo Walcott, Gareth Bale, Nathan Dyer and Martin Cranie are excellent advocates for Capricorn’s work.”
Huw Jennings, Academy Manager, Fulham Football Club
“We used Capricorn Media across all of our sports throughout 2013 and found them to be an excellent investment. The training that Robin delivers is well researched and delivered and was incredibly beneficial to the athletes.”
David Richards, Communications Director, British Swimming
“I would thoroughly recommend Capricorn Media Training. I attended two media training days which were professional, extremely well run, practical and insightful. The sessions were specifically tailored to a sports organisation which enabled me to grow in confidence in front of the camera, and to calmly and effectively respond to difficult questions.”