You want your conference to be focused, inspiring, and accurately timed. That is what I am here to do. I bring out the best in your speakers, your audience and your subject.
Speaking English, French and German fluently, and Spanish, Italian and Dutch conversationally, I have a sense not just of linguistic subtleties, but of different cultural mindsets. I have travelled widely across the world, working in these languages. So you know I will be in tune with your needs and those of your delegates.
My BBC training was a great foundation for bringing objectivity and fairness into all my work. Years of moderating, as well as working as a TV reporter, presenter and producer in many countries across Europe, means I can adapt to a wide variety of topics, guiding your conference with understanding, empathy and where appropriate, humour.
I will immerse myself in your topic, to be fully conversant with the subject matter. I will liaise with your speakers by email and phone so they all give of their best, speaking clearly and succinctly – for many years I have been training public speakers across Europe, from judges to CEOs, from doctors to presidents of EU departments.
Apart from an MA in existentialism, I am continually studying new topics. I am learning counselling, taking classes in alternative medicine, taking two Guildhall public speaking exams and becoming a qualified Mediator. As well as winning awards for TV programmes, my greatest satisfaction comes from the kind words of event organisers when I have helped to make their conference a resounding success.
“Wir Freuen uns immer sehr, wenn wir an Deine Erfahrung and Deine Hilfe zurueckgreifen koennen. Gerne wieder ein anderes Mal!”
(We are always very happy when we can ask once again for your help and your experience. We look forward to the next time).
Johannes Mueller, SWR/ARD German TV
“It has been superb working with you and thank you once again for a tremendous job”
Emma Minshall, Electric Airwaves
Thank you very much for all your help and excellent moderation on Thursday. It was really great to work with you and I really appreciated your professionalism and personal touches throughout the day.
Christine Wissink, Prime-C, Kent County Council
“Apart from her extensive experience in media and presentation skills, I would also emphasise Rene’s linguistic abilities, as someone who not only speaks several languages, but also understands cultural differences between the Anglophone, Francophone and Germanophone worlds.”
Alun Drake, Council of Europe
“Many thanks for your excellent moderating at Le Havre. The event was a great success and we have had lots of positive feedback”
Aidan Winder, Pegaseas Project, Devon County Council