Interactive Investor and Moneywise have worked with Alison Bell and Globell Communications for five years.
During this time they have helped us shape and develop our video and presentation output by delivering top class presenter training sessions to help our own staff deliver effective video communication.
Alison has also been the key presenter of our video analysis and content that is designed to inform customers about how to use our services. When we were in need of professional presenters for other video products, Globell delivered a shortlist of appropriate candidates from their Presenter Sourcing Service in just a few days. They managed the audition process in an extremely professional manner and made it very easy for us to choose a brilliant presenter.
Alison has also hosted a number of major live events for us, including the annual Moneywise Awards and monthly Investor Relations presentations.
The service has been exceptional and the quality of advice always of the highest level. Globell Communications deliver on their promises and I couldn’t recommend them highly enough.
Publishing Director, Moneywise TV
Alison Bell is a consummate media professional and an outstanding broadcaster.
We were delighted to work alongside Alison in 2005 on a celebrity reception in Mayfair, London, at which a film made by Ali was shown to celebrities, dignitaries and media to mark the 20th anniversary of the international
development charity HARVEST HELP.
The film followed a trip by Alison to Zambia and Malawi and was well received by media and celebrity guests alike.
Alison commands respect as a hard worker and as an experienced radio and TV presenter, Alison has a comprehensive knowledge of the workings of the
media. She understands all elements of the production process - in front of and behind the camera or microphone.
Her charming and engaging personality has won her an extensive and impressive network of contacts while her down-to-earth attitude and good humour endears her to many friends in the business and I am proud and
privileged to number among them.
Joint Managing Director
Upfront Television (est. 1991)
and Celebrities Worldwide (est. 2000)
As the writer, director and narrator of a film about our charity's work in southern Africa, Alison's professionalism and expertise was invaluable. The resultant high quality and effective film, produced in difficult working conditions and on a limited budget, speaks for itself.
Director, Harvest Help UK
Occasionally, in the field of Ophthalmic surgery, one is approached by medical and other media to comment on new procedures, techniques and innovations. These opportunities are important for informing the public
and the industry, as well as for building organisational and personal profile.
Globell Communications encourage you to focus on the most important issues and deliver a stand-out interview. The training also ensures one presents an appropriate image for a media-friendly experience.
The one day course was fascinating, informative and entertaining at times! The role-play practice 'on-camera' was invaluable. Some may feel they are perfectly capable of giving good interviews - but if giving great interviews is the aim - I would highly recommend a Media Skills Training course from Globell Communications.
Alexander Ionides BSc FRCOphth MD
Just a short note to say how much I enjoyed the media training and I cannot thank you enough for your very informative and professional approach.
As a result I now feel I have gained so much more confidence and am ready to talk on both radio and television without making an absolute fool of myself or blowing that ‘one chance’.
You made the whole episode a fascinating and very rewarding day and I have taken an awful lot from this. I am now working on additional key messages!
I will not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone and will be coming back for a refresher in the not too distant future.
Independent Financial Advisor, Debtwizard.com
As a successful Arab businessman and philanthropist, based in Europe, it became evident to me that I could no longer avoid the media spotlight. I needed to ensure that when the media called (Arabic or English), I was able to perform with style during interviews.
I also understood the need to improve my public speaking skills - ensuring that the addresses I was required to make, were interesting and listenable.
Globell Communications gave me the confidence and skills to speak publicly with distinction - and to ensure my key messages were developed and clearly heard during media interviews.
I work for Technolas Perfect Vision, a subsidiary of Bausch & Lomb. We are a global healthcare company, in Ophthalmology.
We worked with Globell Communications, to promote a new Laser. Following a detailed and in-depth consultation and analysis by Globell, a comprehensive proposal was presented to us.
This consisted of:
1. Media training for the Surgeon - verbal/written and real time broadcasting training and role play.
2. PR and Celebrity endorsement - negotiation of the treatment and ensuring the article appeared in relevant journals and broadsheets etc...
3. Managing surgeon radio interview, for launch.
4. Producing and distributing press releases.
5. Handling/managing all calls/enquiries resulting from the above.
The service and advice was prompt and professional, and we felt at all stages we were the priority.
We would definitely recommend, and use again.
This is to confirm that the Diplomats in the Political and Information Section of the Embassy undertook Media Training with Globell Communications during the summer of 2005.
The interview techniques, public speaking and other courses were very interesting and informative - and the fact that Globell Communications films and critiques each performance, made the whole experience unique and very beneficial.
Having an Arab facilitator during the training was also invaluable.
I would recommend Globell Communications to anyone who wants their media messages heard and anyone who wants to acquire effective interview techniques and public speaking skills.
Middle Eastern Ambassador to the UK
“PHENOMENAL at what she does”, is how I would describe Alison Bell and her company Globell Communications.
She takes no prisoners and never lets up, but the results are perfect and justified.
We gained great exposure through local radio interviews, TV interviews with both ITN and the BBC, as well as plenty of press coverage.
I would not hesitate in recommending her, which I have already done numerous times.
Daniel Bexfield Antiques
Globell Communications provide monthly training in media skills for Amnesty International, for beginner and intermediate spokespeople, as well as refresher courses for senior managers.
The training drills home the importance of preparing and managing your key messages during an interview in order to ensure you get your point across clearly and with impact. Feedback and follow-up is also provided to the trainees, so they can progress as spokespeople.
Alison gets rave reviews from all staff who take part in her training. They come out of her courses with a much better understanding of what the media wants and a clearer sense of how to get the message about their work across.
Effective media engagement is such an important part of helping us achieve human rights impact and Alison makes an invaluable contribution to this. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to other organizations.
Director of Media, Amnesty International.