Become a Confident Presenter







Virtual training programmes you can do from home right now


The ultimate online presenter training experience with four essential modules that cover all aspects of TV Presenting, Podcasting, YouTube/Vlogging, Radio Presenting and Basic Journalism.

Modules includes video lessons, audio description, and written theory that you can study and master at your own pace and convenience. 


Join Brian Naylor on his next live & interactive training session on TV & Video Presenting and how you can accelerate your career while on lockdown. We only have limited

places for this informative & interactive training session so sign up below to join.

Saturday 3rd July 10am 2021


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our members area for exclusive videos, top tips and advise from all the industry experts. Connect and network with other Presenters plus live Q & A sessions with industry professionals.  



We offer a range of courses, tailored to your individual needs, all designed to help you improve your visual communication skills on camera and to help you get work as a presenter. At The TV Training Academy we have a diverse team of award-winning presenters, directors, producers and casting agents, all working together to deliver first class training and ready to pass on their expertise so you can succeed. 


The TV Academy has been helping people to become effective on-screen communicators for over two decades. Many of the people we have trained have become successful presenters on BBC, ITV and Sky, are now major influencers on YouTube and social media or have become professional keynote speakers on some of the world’s leading platforms including TED.

We understand that appearing on camera, whether at home or in a studio, can be quiet a daunting experience, but you already have the resources you need to be a great speaker, you just need us to show you how to use them.

Our professional team of presenters, directors, producers and agents have the depth and breadth of experience you need to become a high impact communicator in the world of television, social media and business.

The TV Training Academy was founded by working performer Brian Naylor. 

After working as a presenter on both television and stage for many years he recognised that the guidance and direction he received was often inconsistent, unclear and even suppressive. This drove him to develop a learning environment and style that allows anyone to find their true, authentic voice while maintaining an assertive, professional and engaging delivery.

Regarded as one of the UK’s top presentation skills coaches Brian has now been working with Presenters and Speakers for over twenty years offering training and mentorship for those looking to be build confident, effective and credible on camera delivery. 

Using his first-hand experience Brian has designed online training courses, mentorship programs and is the author of ‘TV & Video Presenting made easy’ all of which maximise people’s potential as a presenter.

He now has a well-respected and highly decorated team around him who can pass on their first-hand knowledge so current and potential presenters can stand out from the competition, boost their visibility and get the career they desire.

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Work with one of our experts on a 1-1 basis with one of our virtual sessions. 

Ideal if you're looking for any additional training, career strategy planning, or some individual feedback on your showreel or personal branding.

You can book your session via the book now button and your mentor will be in touch to arrange a time for your session. 

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Helen Sheppard

Helen Sheppard has directed and produced programmes for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, and S4C. Her work has included comedy, documentary, education, puppetry, skins and animation. 

A BAFTA winner in 2019 for her CBBC programme 'Get Well Soon Hospital' which she produced.  

She also has won 3 RTS awards and has had a further seven BAFTA nominations.


As a Director and Producer, Helen knows exactly what she is looking for from upcoming presenters and will pass her knowledge onto you so that you stand out and get booked. 

Book your 1-1 session now

£69(usually £150)

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Karen Witchalls-Plunkett

Karen Witchalls-Plunkett is the owner and senior Agent at one of the UK’s top presenter agents Perfect Match Presenters and has over 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry.


Karen can answer all your questions about securing representation, getting presenter work as well as looking at your branding as a presenter. Karen knows exactly what’s she’s looking from talent who are looking to secure representation, progress up the career ladder and can help you to stand out in the industry. An amazing opportunity to have your branding and showreel checked by one of the UK's top Presenter Agents.

Book your 1-1 session now

£69(usually £150)

News presenting course

Michael Watkins

Over seven years’ experience presenting on Sky News as well as further broadcasting assignments on Russia Today and Al Jazeera. 

Michael also has extensive Radio presenting, News reporting and Bulletin writing on BBC Radio 5 Live, LBC, BBC Radio News and BBC Radio Travel.

He has over 25 years Broadcasting experience and has delivered some of the world’s most breaking news live. 

Michael can advise you on any aspects of working within the top News channels as well as performance considerations for high pressure environments. 

£69(usually £150)


Gemma-Leigh James

Gemma-Leigh James is our multi award-winning presenter. 

In 2019 & 2020 she won silver award for Best Female Presenter at the national CRA’s two years running. Specialising in Light Entertainment and Celebrity interviews, over the years she’s interviewed some big names including Russell Brand, Ross Kemp and Tim Brooke Taylor. She’s made some regular appearances on BBC and been a contributor for The One Show. She’s presented on-screen for big brands including Sony. She also has her own production company and creates her own content. 


Gemma-Leigh can help launch your career in radio or if you’re looking to create a career plan to get started in the industry. 

£69(usually £150)




My bespoke Presenter mentorship programme is suitable for fresh-faced newcomers, seasoned professionals looking for a new direction or entrepreneurs who need to leverage video content in their marketing to keep current customers engaged and attract new customers to their brand.

Weekly sessions include a one-hour video session (Zoom/Skype/Facetime) and 4 Lifelines which can be used anytime during the week for audition advice, casting submission help or any other points that can’t wait. Simply text ‘Lifeline’ to my direct mobile number and I will respond as soon as possible.

I only work with a maximum of 5 Presenters at any one time, so availability is very limited.

£899 – Lockdown offer now just £499! Prices will increase after lockdown 

Extended mentorship can then be arranged on a monthly basis.

As a working performer, it can be easy to get stuck in a rut, lose sight of your goals, or go off-track on your career path. Having a successful Presenting career isn’t all about luck, talent, looks and connections, although these things do help. There are so many things you can do to maximise your career and to achieve the success you deserve.

My 6-week one-to-one bespoke Presenter mentorship programme is designed to transform your career, so you have unstoppable confidence in yourself, reach your full potential and achieve the highest level of performance possible. I work differently with everyone because everyone is different and unique.

Working with me on a one-one basis, I can pass on my first-hand knowledge so you can stand out from the competition, boost your visibility and get the career you desire. This is based on everything I have learnt and experienced as a Presenter, Producer, Director and Media Coach over the 30 years working in the industry.

On my 1 to 1 mentorship programme I can help you with:

  • Confidence on camera

  • Coaching for virtual and online presentations

  • Preparation for media interviews

  • Presentation Skills development

  • Starting a business plan and run your career as a business

  • Set achievable goals and objectives and track your progress

  • Building your brand

  • Boosting your visibility

  • Create a step-by-step career strategy

  • Building new contacts and connect with new people

  • Accelerating your success by using the right tools

  • Maximise your potential as a Presenter or Vlogger

  • Become the person you want to be



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Learn top tricks and tips from the industry experts through our engaging video content, which you can complete at your own pace.



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Become part of our Presenters Community & get access to our member’s area for exclusive videos, top tips, and advice from all the industry experts. Connect and network with other Presenters plus join live webinar Q & A sessions with industry professionals. 


Here’s Just A Few Of Our Recent Guests…

Presenter Ria Hebden (ITV’s Lorraine, All Around Britain, BBC’s Sunday Morning Live). Jodie McCallum (ITV’s Entertainment Show FYI, BBC’s The Edit). BAFTA-winning Producer/Director Helen Sheppard, Presenter Agent Karen Witchalls-Plunkett. 

If you need help with anything, you can access our private community forum, collaborate with other presenters and vloggers for projects and ideas, ask for recommendations for agents, job leads, and showreel help.



The ultimate online presenter training experience with essential modules that cover TV Presenting, Podcasting, Vlogging, Radio Presenting and Basic Journalism.

Module includes video lessons, audio description, practical exercises and automated assessments that you can study and master at your own pace and convenience.


  You'll cover every element of audio and camera communication as well as how to self shoot effectively, scriptwriting, and agenda based delivery in this ground-breaking training programme which is suitable for all genres of presenting. There's also a module on how to brand yourself as a presenter, creating your presenter show reel and how to get work as a presenter

You can work through this online presenters course in your own time and fit around your other commitments. You can access via your computer, phone or smart device. There is no time limit to complete. 

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Our brand new three-day Video & TV Presenter Course gives you the complete guidance and direction needed to start as a TV presenter or Vlogger.


You’ll see your on-screen confidence and personality leap to a whole new level. During the course you’ll also gain a concrete understanding of the technical side of TV presenting so that when you audition you’re in an entirely different league to the competition.


During the 3 days you'll film your own show reel both in studio and on location and you'll receive a step-by step career strategy on how you can start getting work.


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Create an outstanding demo reel in just one day and make an impact with TV Producers and Agents. 


Our Show Reel Starter Package is a great way to get seen online and is perfect for new and experienced performers.

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TV Presenter training courses

The UK's most diverse and experienced media training team with proven track records. Our coaches include current TV & Radio Presenters, TV Directors and Producers who are winners of the most prestigious Television awards including BAFTA and RTS. You won't find a more committed, professional and experienced training team anywhere else, GUARANTEED.  

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Brian Naylor

Director & Founder

Brian has presented on Factual, Shopping, Travel, Business and Educational TV.

He's also Directed and Produced for Life TV and successfully commissioned his own TV show, U-Sell TV. Currently presenting on radio. He started TV Training in 2001 and is regarded as one of the top presentation and communication skills coaches in the UK. He's worked with big brands including Tesco, Microsoft and Virgin and trained the likes of Duncan Bannatyne and Charlie Brooker. 

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Colin Napthine


TV Director & Producer

Colin spent sixteen years working for the BBC, now a freelance Producer/Director his credits include Countryfile, The London Programme, Life of Grime, Horizon, 24 Hours in A&E, Timewatch and many more. Winner of 2 RTS Awards including 'Best Series Director'

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Helen Sheppard

BAFTA winning

TV Director & Producer

Helen Sheppard has directed and produced programmes for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, and S4C. Her work has included comedy, documentary, education, puppetry, skins and animation.

A BAFTA winner in 2019 for her CBBC programme 'Get Well Soon Hospital' which she produced.  

She also has won 3 RTS awards and has had a further seven BAFTA nominations.


Aaron & Vicky

Children's TV Presenters

Aaron & Vicky make up our team for the Kids TV Presenting courses, both having vast experience working with children as well as performance work on The Tellytubbies, In the Night Garden, Wild Brain and various Pantos.

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TV & Radio Presenter

Gemma-Leigh presents  across a wide range of formats, specialising in celebrity interviews and light entertainment. She's interviewed  Russell Brand, Ross Kemp, Tom Kerridge, Tim Brooke Taylor, Donavan, Atul Kochhar, Mike Read and many more.

She's also a current, award- winning producer and presenter on Marlow FM and this year won silver award at the national CRA's for Best Female Presenter. 

Michael Watkins

News Broadcaster

Over seven years experience presenting on Sky News as well as further broadcasting assignments on Russia Today and Aljazeera. He also has extensive Radio presenting, News reporting and Bulletin writing on BBC Radio 5 Live, LBC, BBC Radio News and BBC Radio Travel.