Michael Dodd

Michael Dodd

(7 customer reviews)


Michael Dodd is a broadcast journalist who is best known for his live reviews of British newspapers; that can be seen on satellite TV around the world. He knows how to ask the tough questions – and how to answer them.

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Michael Dodd: Speaker

As a speaker and media trainer he advises businesses, civil servants and others; how to add substance and sizzle to their communication skills and media performances.

Michael’s recent work has included speaking trips to; Japan, France, Russia, Finland, China, Hungary, Portugal, Belgium, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Singapore and Brazil.

He explains media response techniques to corporations and a host of government departments. Michael comments on national and international issues on BBC national television and radio networks. He files television, radio, newspaper and web reports for foreign media outlets.

He has served as Berlin Correspondent, London Correspondent and Canberra Correspondent for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation; and has covered stories from most major European countries and in America.

Michael lectures in broadcast journalism and presentation skills at the University of Westminster. Four of his Post-graduate students have received the trophy from the Broadcast Journalism Training Council; for winning the radio category of the Young Broadcaster of the Year Award.

BBC Award

He received a BBC award from the File on Four programme; after his students won the Gold, Silver and Bronze prizes for documentary-making. In a competition held to mark the show’s twenty-fifth anniversary.

Michael has taught media skills to hundreds – business people, civil servants, military personnel, lawyers, health professionals and charity workers. Clients are taught on a confidential basis. Here’s what some of them have said:


“Michael’s unique, practical style of masterclass is not only fun and highly regarded by all who have attended; but furthermore has helped us to realise genuine, measurable benefits following his support”. Brian Underwood, Head of Corporate Marketing, UK Trade and Investment.

Set your conference alight with MEDIA SKILLS ON THE BIG STAGE. Projecting the right image through the media requires more than just a slick spokesperson.

Effective high-profile organisations have a wide range of media-savvy people in their ranks; both to spot good news stories and to know exactly what to do when the media comes knocking at your door with tough questions.

Media Skills On The Big Stage

With international speaker and broadcaster Michael Dodd; will boost the media response skills of large numbers of your people at a time. It’s a fast-moving interactive session ideal for enlivening conferences and away-days. Media Skills On The Big Stage is designed for an audience of anywhere between ten and a thousand.

The session includes demonstration media interviews with participants – including instant playbacks and critiques. The idea is for everyone to learn vital lessons about how to master the media in a single exciting session.

Your entire audience can understand how journalists work and how to project your organisation’s messages; through the news media in the way you want.

Michael Dodd: Media Skills

Michael Dodd has taught media skills around the world; in Beijing, St Petersburg, Rio de Janiero, Budapest, London, Lisbon, Prague, Helsinki, Paris, Dubai, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Dusseldorf, Geneva, Madrid and Tokyo.

“Michael’s unique, practical style of masterclass is not only fun and highly regarded by all who have attended, but furthermore has helped us to realise genuine, measurable benefits following his support.” Brian Underwood, Head of Corporate Marketing, UK Trade and Investment.

Formats and content are tailored to suit your requirements – and deal with the issues your team needs to grapple with. Make your next conference one to remember – and one where your people learn invaluable media skills; they can put into practice day after day, week after week, year after year.

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7 reviews for Michael Dodd

  1. Professor Dame Joan Higgins – NHS Litigation Authority

    A very valuable day with lots of practical exercises. Helped us to get our messages across effectively.

  2. Gary Thornton – Dynamics

    Michael opened my eyes to the way to have a successful interview with the media, and he did it in a way that was fun.

  3. John Pallister – Cumbrian Homes Ltd

    Michael made what can be a nerve wracking experience less daunting and actually showed how positive it can be.

  4. Dominic Jones – Business Design Centre

    Straight talking, direct and extremely engaging. A must for any Chief Executive Officer.

  5. Simon Albert – Charity Challenge

    Every single point discussed was a golden nugget! It was a day incredibly well spent. My confidence is massively improved.

  6. Peter Pritchett – Group 5

    Michael delivered an outstanding, very practical and absolutely engaging session to my group of twelve chief executives. This session achieved one of the highest overall scores that I’ve ever seen from this group. The people who gained the most were those least looking forward to a challenging session. They all performed live in front of camera: Michael’s robust and fast-paced style encouraged them to stretch themselves with great benefits for their technique, self-esteem and confidence. It was a truly valuable day for all of us.

  7. Simon Lester – Group 7

    Michael is one of the newest and best speakers we have ever had in the Academy in the last 13 years. He puts an enormous amount of effort into the preparation and the final delivery is nothing short of brilliant. The workshop is compelling, engaging, entertaining and a must for any CEO in today’s world. Michael’s skill and experience as a journalist is brought to bear in ruthless fashion creating an unforgettable experiential learning experience, my group just LOVED him.

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