Everyone at Grist has worked in telly. Mrs Grist was a journalist on most of the BBC News programmes as well as Newsnight, Newsround, and quite a number of Science documentaries, and I was a documentary maker. When we look for people to work with us we have always ended up with ex-TV people. Our latest is Julie Griffiths who has just left BBC Sport, and the first job we did? Media training for Wasps young star players. Handy.
So why do we think TV skills help in presentations?
As Mrs Grist always says, “In television you put words and pictures together to tell a compelling story. But, the first thing you do is consider the audience.”
Lindsay worked on all the BBC1 news programmes, The World Service, and Newsround among others. She also piloted the ‘blipvert’ style news you get on BBC3. In each case the same news story…
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