Executive Online Producer, Consultant, Tech-Savvy Presenter & Interviewer
Online TV, Hybrid, Virtual Conferences and Events
Described as 'the cheapest insurance I have' and 'the safest pair of hands in the business'
Executive Online Producer
Design your online events using broadcast TV techniques. With his BBC background, Roy can show you precisely how to create more engaging, interactive and focussed events.
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.
What Roy Brings to Your Online Events
Roy Sheppard has a unique combination of 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 online 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 You Probably Need to Talk With Roy
Executive Online 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.
EACTS (the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery) invited Roy to host four one hour LIVE TV shows at the end of each day of their first ever annual virtual congress. Production was in Rennes, France. Roy was in the UK. Live guests dropped in from all over the world including: Los Angeles, Uruguay, the UK and Switzerland.
Online Meetings Etiquette
Delia, Jamie, Tom and Nigella can film in their kitchens, so can Roy! In this 10 minute tutorial video (recorded in March 2020) Roy offers practical advice for hosts, participants and speakers to improve online meeting etiquette and professionalism.
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.
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!
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
A little chuckle about America in front of about 5,000 people in Barcelona.