St Neots Business Network Welcomes Colette Parker

Stirring it up in the Teashop on 19th August is Colette Parker, our keynote speaker. Last month we heard how story-telling is more memorable than facts and figures. This month we focus on how to get your story published.

If you want to market your company better and for free, and tell the world about your achievements, without feeling like you’re bragging, Then book your place now.

Colette’s practical, down to earth advice, will encourage you to think about how you can use the media to get free marketing for your company.

Colette’s experience as a national journalist means she’s perfect to help you understand:

What makes a story worth publishing

What makes a good press release

Who you should send your press release to

Read on to understand why Colette is THE person to help you understand how the media works and how you can use it to your advantage.

Colette began her working career as a newspaper reporter at the Hunts Post for Sharman Newspapers where she was Young Journalist of the Year. She then went on to work for Oxford Mail, followed by Cambridge Evening News. Colette worked for 10 years on TVTimes Magazine where she launched a new publication Film and TV Week. She has also freelanced on Daily Express, Guardian Education, the Times, and Elle Magazine. Colette then took a break to do a degree at Cambridge for three years where she studied English, with drama and education, specialising in Theatre Directing (for which she received a 1st) and Community Arts.

She ran communication and stagecraft workshops, a theatre company (Ocras) and worked with Menagerie Theatre Company in Cambridge including acting and directing in their annual festival Hotbed. She was arts writer for Cambridgeshire Life and Communications Manager at Luminus Group before moving on to Anglian Water, where as media manager she led high-profile environmental campaigns, radio and television interviews. Her freelance work has included internal communications for Care UK, PR for Peterborough City Council and Papworth Trust, property features for Fine & Country, and marketing for Savills.

Colette completed a leadership management course with Jarrold Training in Norwich. She was the media representative on Water UK’s National Wastewater Group, and Chaired the PR and Media Group for the National Federation of Housing.

Colette’s specialties include: Press releases, media interviews, campaigns, copywriting, speech writing, eulogies, engaging audiences and staging, hosting and presenting events for maximum impact and theatre directing.

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