Executive Online Producer, Consultant, Tech-Savvy Virtual Emcee, Presenter & Interviewer
Awarded "Virtual Presenter of the Year (UK)"
6th Annual Hospitality Awards 2021
Online TV, Hybrid, Virtual Conferences and Events, Internal Comms, Presentation Skills Coach"Breaks more ice than the Russian fishing fleet." delegate feedback.
Described as 'the cheapest insurance I have' and 'the safest pair of hands in the business'.
Clients routinely use these words to describe Roy: affordable, easy-to-work-with, hugely experienced, multi-skilled, insightful, funny, quick-witted, thought-provoking, calm under pressure, enthusiastic, engaging, focused & energetic.
What sets Roy Sheppard apart from the growing number of people who call themselves a broadcasting moderator, facilitator, virtual emcee or host is a rare combination of strategic business acumen, a three dimensional understanding of live and virtual conference communication and a readiness to invest the time necessary to fully comprehend the crux of a client brief. He has been told repeatedly by executives and event producers that his input in the lead up to an event is invaluable. He possesses a remarkable capacity to tap into a company’s key challenges, its culture and its people whilst simultaneously building trust, rapport and credibility so that by the time he steps on stage or in front of a remote camera, his depth of knowledge about the company is more comprehensive than most of its employees.
Executive Online Producer
Design your online events using broadcast TV techniques. With his former BBC reporting background, Roy can show you precisely how to create more engaging, interactive and focussed events.
Tech-Savvy Virtual Presenter
Using a virtual camera, Roy can vision mix his own video feed, playing in video inserts, super-imposing captions, on-screen quizzes and submitted questions.
Interviewer & Coach
Roy has conducted thousands of interviews. He prepares meticulously and is committed to making his guests look and sound great. Coaching is included.
Thank you for visiting my website. There are literally HUNDREDS of TV, radio and virtual presenters to choose from. If choosing one is not what you do often, it can be extremely confusing. Who is right for you, your organisation or your audience? How much will you have to pay? Do you want an expensive celebrity or someone who is less well-known but will get involved in helping you create and deliver the best result? Production, presenting and interviewing skills are what I do best. And I think I’m the only virtual and live presenter in the world who actually publishes my prices. A lot of people charge whatever they can get away with! I don’t do that. Perhaps its one of the reasons I get re-booked so often.
Check out my ‘Client Charter’ at the end of the ‘Rates‘ web page that gives details of my fees.
I hope the information on my website helps you. Obviously, I would like you to put me on your shortlist! If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch any time for a no-obligation chat.
Online Broadcasting, Virtual Presenter, Moderator, Communication Coach, Conference Producer & Former BBC Reporter
Formerly a BBC reporter, Roy Sheppard offers decades of experience as a broadcasting moderator/ facilitator, compere, conference producer, virtual presenter and communication coach to name a few of his skills. With such a vast knowledge of the online broadcasting and live conferencing world, Roy is the ideal candidate for producing high quality conferences, webinars, online TV shows and much more. A first choice facilitator by many speaker bureaus, Roy has solidified his name in the industry as one of the most reliable, experienced and talented virtual presenters and producers. If you’re interested in seeing some of Roy’s past work from both the UK and internationally, please click here.
As an online broadcasting moderator, Roy has worked alongside many clients and helped to structure more engaging presentations, conferences, interviews and more. If you’re in need of someone with a wealth of online broadcasting experience, Roy’s background as a BBC presenter and former reporter has given him a beneficial, technical edge which makes his producing and presenting techniques highly sought after. Roy is also experienced in virtual roundtables, which combine his skills within video conferencing technology and online broadcasting.
Roy has been an on-stage presenter and communication coach for conferences of up to 9,000 attendees. As we move further into the digital age, Roy’s skills as a communication coach can now be transferred to the world of online events. Using all of his presenting and producing knowledge, Roy can create informative, interesting webinars and virtual conferences which keep people motivated. Better still, Roy can work for clients based in the UK, in areas such as London, Manchester and more. Roy is even able to travel internationally for clients.
Unlike most virtual and live conference hosts, Roy Sheppard is able to provide a full, online list of his services and prices for future clients. These services include live and virtual conferences, online broadcasting, coaching, video interviews and much more. For more information, please click here.
If you’re looking for a compere with personality, a producer with a wide range of technical capabilities or a moderator who keeps an audience interested, then look no further than Roy Sheppard. Contact Roy today using the online contact form here. Make your next corporate event professional and above all else, engaging.
What Roy Brings to Your Virtual Events
Roy Sheppard has a unique combination of virtual production and presenting skills: including vision-mixing his own live video feed, playing in video inserts, super-imposing captions as well as audio and video editing, programme structuring and formatting, journalism, interviewing, scriptwriting and presenting. This was born out of a long history as a LIVE, fast-thinking BBC news studio presenter and location reporter.
Today, this combination of skill and experience has never been so relevant if you want your virtual events to be of the highest professional quality: as well as being entertaining and engaging for your audiences.
Technicians are often deeply impressed with his technical dexterity operating his ‘virtual’ camera from his well-equipped home TV studio. Think of him as ‘the thoughtful conscience of your audience’. He is totally committed to helping you achieve your objectives by constantly reminding you “How is this relevant to your audience?”
We as an industry have a duty to provide a service that’s FAR superior to anything our clients and audiences can do for themselves.
Why its worth talking with Roy early in the process
Producer & Interviewer
Talk to Roy at the planning stages of your virtual event. He will help you clarify your messaging and come up with a variety of ideas to make your online meeting work more effectively. Roy can also help you by recording professional video interviews to insert into your live programmes.
Watch Roy Live and Un-Edited
London Speaker Bureau is the largest bureau in the world. They regularly hire him to conduct live, online interviews with key experts. Here Roy interviews Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, former Director-General of the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) LIVE and interactive to share her point of view on the future role and opportunities women have in the business world today. This insightful discussion also covers topics such as Inclusion in the workplace, digital transformation and International Trade.
"Knowledge Oman" in the Middle East invited Roy to host a LIVE interactive TV show interviewing Roger Fisk, former political strategist to President Barack Obama. Production was in Muscat in Oman, Roy was in the UK while Roger Fisk was in Washington DC, USA.
Wow! Where did you find this guy?
Typical comment from the client MD or CEO.
Shooting and Editing Video Interviews
Roy also shoots and edits video interviews such as this one (again for The London Speaker Bureau). The interview was conducted remotely during lockdown, using two high definition video cameras: one in Roy's TV studio, the other on location at the offices of the London Speaker Bureau.
Roy shines the spotlight on you and your people. It’s never about him.
What clients say about Roy
I have known Roy for 25 years. We have worked together on many occasions in TV, radio and on the conference and meetings circuit — and he has always been a joy and, of course, a professional. An example is on one occasion we brought Roy in to facilitate a three-day conference (in Barcelona) for a major international pharma company. A large part of the conference was an extended and detailed discussion about the merits of a complex drug for an audience of 170 senior doctors from all around the world, Roy handled it superbly. He THEN had to give them a presentation on how to give a presentation at 2pm, the notorious graveyard shift, and with an audience where only 5% used English as their first language. The fact that the audience were enthralled and ranked the session so highly is a testament to Roy’s skill. Would I recommend Roy? Absolutely yes. He does what it says on the tin — and he does it very, very well indeed.” Richard Cobourne, Producer and Director at On Screen Productions Ltd
Journalist and Acknowledged Industry Thought-Leader
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Roy wrote this article (below) in 2017, before anyone had even heard of ‘hybrid’ meetings: ‘Therapy’ for online meeting-phobic events professionals – using a ‘leading-edge’ technology at the time called Zoom!
A little chuckle about America in front of about 5,000 people in Barcelona.