CGM Business Media Club, July 25

The CGM Business Media Club focuses on three key elements: media training, personal development and quality networking. Visitors are welcome to attend our July meeting at Wild Wood Rooms, Worcester, on Friday, July 25 at 9.30am.  Click here for more details about the club. Call us on 01905 453908 or email info@chrisgreenmedia.co.uk to book.

More CGM executive media training dates added

Due to demand, we’ve added more 2014 dates to our executive media training programme at Wild Wood Rooms in Worcester. The revised list of dates and topics looks like this: June 20 – Media crisis and reputation management strategy July 10 – Mastering broadcast media interviews October 2 – Delivering perfect presentations and speeches October 20 – Business writing skills November 6 – Media crisis and reputation management strategy November…

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CGM blog: (Best) practice makes perfect

The undoubted joy of my weekend was watching my son take two wickets for his junior cricket team. Playing in a national knockout competition against boys a school year above his age, Nicholas wasn’t expected to play much part but bowled to help his team to victory. Teresa and I were proud parents. Not because his team won (though that’s always nice) but because it was deserved, earned and a…

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New partner makes history at HallmarkHulme

Worcester’s oldest law firm HallmarkHulme has appointed a new partner. Lynda Bragg-Walker is the first Chartered Legal Executive in the practice’s 224 year history to take on the role. Her fellow partners are all solicitors. The mother of two grown-up children, Mrs Bragg-Walker joined the Sansome Place-based firm in 2010 and currently heads up HallmarkHulme’s wills and lasting powers of attorney department. “I’m delighted to have been made a partner…

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CGM blog: Hunker down days – the best time to write

When is the best time to write? It’s a question I’m asked fairly frequently. Having written several books, edited live event websites, been through the daily grind of being a jobbing broadcast and print journalist and now managing a media consultancy, I think I know a bit about writing. It’s subjective but, for me, morning is usually the best time of day to write. You’re fresh (hopefully after a good…

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CGM blog: Crisis, what crisis?

During the Q&A at a recent networking talk an audience member asked me how he could predict a media crisis at his business. It was an excellent question. I had mentioned media crisis management in my speech and the perils of failing to have a plan in place. The stakes are high and businesses can fold virtually overnight because they fail to see what is coming and how to respond…

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Lemore Manor’s book launch boost for charity

EXCLUSIVE Herefordshire event venue Lemore Manor hosted a fund-raising ladies lunch to celebrate the launch of breast cancer survivor Tracey Jacob’s first book. Mrs Jacob, from Knightwick, near Worcester, read several poems from Dot’s Ditties and explained how her own experience and the loss of her mother to the same illness inspired her to try to raise £20,000 for the Worcestershire Breast Unit Campaign. Guests at the Therapy, Lunch and…

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Ladies lunch with literary twist at Lemore Manor

Luxury Herefordshire event venue Lemore Manor is hosting a fund-raising ladies lunch on Friday, May 9 to celebrate the launch of breast cancer survivor Tracey Jacob’s first book. Inspired by her own experience and the loss of her mother to the same illness, Mrs Jacob will donate all proceeds from Dot’s Ditties, a collection of hilarious and heart-warming poems about everyday life, to the Worcestershire Breast Unit Campaign and is…

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CGM blog: Just do, won’t do

Nike’s Just Do It strapline captured the zeitgeist when it was launched in the 1980s. Aimed at competitors (joggers, mainly) it meant: stop the talking, start the doing. But just doing isn’t enough in business or broadcasting. One of the most irritating phrases of recent years is ‘whatever’. Yeah, whatever… a dismissive phrase deliberately designed to suck energy and enthusiasm out of activities, work-wise or other. In business, I often…

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