Deborah Hall

Deborah was trained by BBC TV as a journalist and presenter.  She was a TV presenter for BBC1 and a regional and national newsreader for 12 years including 6 years as anchor for BBC World.

Deborah conducts presentation and media training courses for many diverse clients including Unilever Ventures, the BBC, Coca-Cola Enterprises, BT, European Southern Observatory and the London insurance market.  She is also a visiting lecturer at Oxford and Durham universities.  Deborah has coached CEOs and Board Directors of Barclaycard, Ofcom, Serco, the Football Association, Clifford Chance, BT, King’s College Hospital, European Centre for Disease Control, the World Health Organisation and many PCTs throughout the UK.

Deborah is an Associate of The King’s Fund in the UK, helping to design and run training courses to develop inspirational communication skills for senior leaders in the NHS.  In 2012 she coached 150 graduates (from 15,000 applicants) in ‘Inspirational Communications’ on the NHS Management Training Scheme.

As a trainer, Deborah uses her extensive experience in journalism and broadcasting to help people improve their clarity and impact. She has a highly interactive and inspirational style, which is transferred to delegates, encouraging them to light up a room. Deborah coaches delegates in the art of crafting key messages to make them unforgettable, as well as revealing how to create impact using theatrical techniques and psychology to influence and persuade audiences without them even realising.

Deborah believes that finding a delegate’s own unique qualities and key strengths and building on those (at their own pace) is critical.  Delegates leave her workshops inspired and with a strong sense of what they excel at, with specific tips on how to improve even further.  Feedback from her workshops is consistently excellent, with delegates commenting on Deborah’s ‘depth of knowledge’ and that the training was ‘terrific and thought-provoking’, ‘inspirational’, ‘dynamic’ and ‘I can’t believe how much I’ve achieved’.

Area of Expertise

  • Presentation Skills for Professionals
  • Presenting Yourself, Representing your company
  • Media Skills
  • Advanced Communication Skills
  • Preparing to Pitch
  • Through the Glass Ceiling – Coaching for the Successful Business Woman
  • Executive Coaching

Find out more about the skills and experience different members of the Masterclass team bring.