Robert Taylor

Robert Taylor is one of the UK’s most experienced media trainers, offering a uniquemethodology for successful media interviews. For more than a decade he has trained politicians, chief executives and chairmen who are about to speak liveon TV, directors preparing for interviews with the international press andnational radio stations, and managers learning how to get the best out of theirtrade or local media.He has trained throughout the world, including assignments in the US, Brazil, China, India,South Africa and Russia. His trainees include more than a thousand spokespeoplefor the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Department for International Development and the British Council, including ambassadors and other senior embassy officials.His many other clients have included the entire executive management teams of the Olympic Delivery Authority for London 2012, senio rexecutives at BT, British Airways, FedEx, SAP, Orange, Oracle and SITA(the air transport company), and a huge range ofpublic-sector bodies and charities. He has also been the leading media trainer of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations since 2008, and has achieved consistently excellent feedback from delegates.Earlyin 2013, Robert travelled to the Falklands to media train the Islands’ entire legislative assembly and civil service in the weeks leading up to the sovereignty referendum. He enabled these executives to become powerful,confident spokespeople when doing interviews on the referendum results with the world’s broadcast and print media.Robertbegan his career as a TV executive in Asia, and went on to become a columnistfor the International Herald Tribune and an international communicationsadvisor. Though he now dedicates his time to media training, he still writes thought-provoking columns for the American Spectator about British and Europeanaffairs.Robertlives in Tunbridge Wells with his wife and their two children, loves to traveland is fascinated by politics.

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