"Virtual Presenter of the Year (UK) 2021" - 6th Annual Hospitality Awards. Former BBC news anchor, specialist conference moderator, interviewer & author
Formerly a BBC reporter, Roy Sheppard offers decades of experience as a broadcasting moderator/ facilitator, compere, conference producer, virtual presenter and communication coach to name a few of his skills. With such a vast knowledge of the online broadcasting and live conferencing world, Roy is the ideal candidate for producing high quality conferences, webinars, online TV shows and much more. A first choice facilitator by many speaker bureaus, Roy has solidified his name in the industry as one of the most reliable, experienced and talented virtual presenters and producers.
Professional Online TV Presenter & Producer
Expert High-Stakes Facilitation
Voiceovers & Podcasts
Executive Producer & Meeting Designer
Online Training & Video Production
Speaker/ Workshop Leader/Trainer
Roy's early career began in television and radio, where he presented music and interview-based programmes. Roy Sheppard was also involved in production and script writing, but his main area of expertise was in live television. From 1985-91, he was an anchorman of the early evening news for the BBC in London.
Roy brings events to life with his humour, energy and most importantly, his deep knowledge of the issues and challenges being faced by the assembled group. He always represents the ‘conscience’ of his audiences.
Intuitive, insightful and knowledgeable, Roy has coached countless CEOs and senior executives on how to improve their impact, charisma and presentation skills.
Executives do not always present well. Roy often gets asked to coach presenters – either on-site or in the weeks leading up to your conference.
Roy offers a ‘package’ in which all presentation skills participants enrol on his online presentation course. Once everyone has completed this, he then chairs an online workshop in which selected participants deliver short presentations followed by peer-to-peer feedback and then Roy’s personal feedback. These virtual sessions are always hugely appreciated. In part, because they also provide everyone with ‘real-world’ detailed coaching on how to facilitate interactive online sessions.
No matter why you are holding a small or large meeting that includes genuine discussion and dialogue, it often pays to bring in a well-briefed, experienced external facilitator like Roy to keep everyone focused and moving forward towards a common goal. When the stakes are high – Roy can be trusted to guide the discussions and deliver the desired results.
Bring your events and websites alive with engaging videos.Working with your video/TV crew, as a former BBC TV reporter Roy understands how to gain the best insights from your live or remote attendees when recording vox-pops. Roy routinely interviews people on video at conferences. Or prior to an event via online screen-capture technology. These videos are often played at a live conference. Or as video inserts on a virtual conference.
Do you have a script that needs writing or voicing? Roy can help you from his home sound studio.
Audio books, documentaries, commercials, corporate video narration, e-Learning, training, web video and audio content, radio imaging, radio and TV promos, interviews, radio and TV news reading and a presenter on BBC Radio 2, Radio 4, Radio 5, LBC Radio in London, and a BBC continuity announcer, live and recorded awards ceremonies and stadium announcing, Roy has really done it all.
If you are looking for a neutral British ‘BBC’ style voice that is warm, friendly, yet authoritative, or if you need something with a bit more ‘punch’, enthusiasm and energy, Roy can help you achieve the precise result you are looking for.
As a former BBC radio 4 presenter and reporter (including the Sony award winning “In the News”), and with his own prime-time programmes on LBC talk radio (“Success with Roy Sheppard”) in London, Roy has vast experience delivering broadcast, as well as corporate radio programmes and podcasts.
Roy has created a number of video-based online courses for corporate clients. Including “Presentation Skills for Medical Professionals”.
When Roy is hired, he brings with him decades of experience as a writer, communication expert, executive producer, large and small meeting facilitator, speaker, performance and presentation coach, trainer, video reporter, virtual presenter, vision-mixer, radio interviewer and voiceover.
Whatever skills are required to help you deliver the best possible result, all this experience and all these skills are available to you within his fee.
Roy is proactive and easy to work with. He is full of practical ideas that will help you engage with your audience in appropriate and relevant ways.
Most of Roy’s clients repeatedly book him primarily as their facilitator/MC.
However, at no extra charge Roy offers to give keynote and workshop lectures and training sessions on a variety of relevant business, personal and career development topics. In some cases, a session that is outside Roy’s area of expertise can be held with Roy leading it as a facilitated discussion.
For virtual meetings, he can pre-record 5 minute mini-seminars on a variety of the topics below:
These are the most popular topics Roy is asked to deliver:
Meet Greet & Prosper – a ‘keynote’ at the opening of any conference where with networking is an important element of your conference. This session is deliberately structured to ensure every attendee meets at least 4-5 new people. Roy is the leading European expert on this topic and his talk is fun, engaging, interactive and inspiring. He is also the author of the short eBook “Meet Greet & Prosper” which this talk is based on.
Presentation Skills Masterclass. This interactive workshop/training session lifts the lid on how professional speakers design, structure and deliver engaging, entertaining and inspirational presentations.
“How to be Upbeat in a Downbeat World”. Stress is everywhere. And its constant. How do you deal with it? This thought-provoking session provides practical strategies and techniques to help you develop resilience and manage/enhance your personal energy (without any artificial stimulants!)
Event Hosts, Presenters, Emcee's
“Roy was the backbone of our successful customer forum. His sharp understanding of key issues in the moment, facilitation skills and lively personality are crucial ingredients to any successful event”.
Ian Martin, Head of Marketing,
C - £2.5k to £5k