I've just been sent another review for The Pitching Bible, this time from well known improvisational comedian and actor Neil Mullarkey.
Neil does a lot of corporate work too, using improv comedy skills to help teams become more creative and effective.
I'm very excited to have received this review from David Lyle, CEO of National Geographic's TV channels:
“I enjoyed the book very much and I think it is a top to bottom checklist and practice guide for an essential part of television that is too often overlooked. Too often producers agonize about the development of an idea and fantasize about the production, But without an effective pitch they are whistling in the dark.
I'm very pleased to see that New Business magazine have published my article about my observations on pitching within the TV series The Apprentice.
Dragons’ Den is back on BBC TV, starting Sunday 31st July, and with it a regular insight into the world of venture capitalism and investment funding.
WHEN, a few years ago my old friend John Gough (the Obi-Wan Kenobi of media) - asked me to become an Entertainment Masterclass trainer — we were on a huge boat in Cannes at the time, obligatory glass of champagne in hand — I was hugely flattered to be asked to join a faculty that includes such TV legends as Peter Bazalgette, David Liddiment and Paul Jackson.
I have been to New York about fifty times. And every time I arrive, I am still in awe as I come in from JFK and see that famous skyline.
Then, as I enter the city and feel that extraordinary 'buzz', I feel that I am in the greatest city on earth. It is a bustling, energising, vibrant snapshot of the world.
Why do we need to be entertained?
I'm just heading off to Toronto to deliver my 'Art of Pitching' lecture, based on the Seven Secrets of a Successful Pitch, for the Entertainment Master Class Canadian Conference. Looking through the list of lectures at the event, I saw these notable speakers:
Mark Burnett (creator of The Apprentice) - The Inside Story of “The Voice”
Alan Boyd (the man who commissioned Pop Stars and franchised many of Simon Cowell’s shows around the world) - Entertainment Is a Serious Business