Date(s) - 06th July 2022
10:30 am - 2:00 pm

FREE Business Support Interactive Workshop – Including FREE Lunch

About this event

The ‘Professional Video’ workshop will focus on ‘What’s your business story’. This will be delivered by Tom Palmer, one of the founders of Ocean City Media, and former senior BBC editor, in partnership with the ‘Meet the Expert’ Business Support Programme and will offer practical advice on how storytelling is a great way of engaging with people and getting key messages across about you and your business. The interactive workshop will cover:

  • Storytelling is an effective way of attracting interest and making things real
  • By applying storytelling techniques you can enhance your pitches, reports, presentations and meetings. You can transform the way people think and feel about your work as well as build trust and amplify messages
  • It can be used in many different situations – funding bids, pitching for contracts, meetings with colleagues and stakeholders, engaging with customers, presenting to boards or producing reports (including annual reports)
  • Utilising skills honed in newsrooms from major newspapers to the BBC, this course will teach you how to identify and structure stories that will build trust with the audiences you want to engage

What will delegates learn?

By the end of the session you will be able to:

  • Understand how to identify an engaging story within your work
  • How to structure a story so it applies to your work and will best engage your audience
  • Understand fundamental safeguarding and legal risks and how to provide balance and fairness
  • Understand audience behaviours and social media opportunities / risks
  • If you are eligible to access a non repayable fixed sum grant of £1000 to support your business growth aspirations.

There will be opportunities to ask questions and receive bespoke advice during the sessions along with a FREE lunch.

We will contact you with the joining details once you have registered. Please book early to avoid disappointment as spaces for Meet the Expert Workshops are limited and sell out very quickly.

Who is our presenter?

Tom Palmer is one of the founders of Ocean City Media, which makes professional video content and delivers training in how you could make your own using smartphones or cameras. He has led campaigns for a broad range of clients from the NHS and local authorities to SMEs and charities, supporting teams from the first creative planning stages to delivering the final broadcast-quality content. Tom is a former senior BBC editor with a track record of delivering impactful content to audiences on TV, website and social media platforms.

Meet the Expert is a three year Plymouth City Council and EU funded business support programme. To find out more about the programme and access to grant funding please visit

The business support programme is EU funded and completely free to eligible SMEs based in Devon.

Book online here.

Any queries please contact:

Sandy Gianni, Business Relationship Manager

T 01752 304373

M 07790 880455


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