Mentor launches first 'Lunchtime Live' - Facebook & Periscope Broadcasts

Mentor launches 'Lunchtime Live' - Facebook & Periscope Crisis Comms Broadcasts

Mentor became the first UK media training company to go 'live' on Facebook and Twitter simultaneously, delivering a crisis communications 'webcast' with our experts.

In what will be regular 'Media Training Live' events and discussions with associates and experts, the 'VODs' launched this new website with a bang!

We figure that if we're training our clients to go on camera and do live interviews, we should embrace the latest technological means of doing so ourselves. Our blog about how we did it and the best ways to interact with viewers, will appear here soon to assist companies who may want to do the same.


We broadcast on Facebook's live facility and Twitter, (via Periscope), with our Crisis Communications consultant Magnus Carter, and Head of Media Training Dave Mason, discussing issues as diverse as Sir Philip Green and the BHS scandal, Talk Talk and cyber security, is Brexit 'talking Britain down' and other recent case studies. 

The beauty of being live is that Facebook allows you the viewer, to ask us questions and feedback on the issues. Magnus did a sterling job of answering several questions live on the spot!

You can watch this event ON DEMAND below.  

Do join us over your sandwich, for our next Lunchtime Live, 1.30pm BST, Wednesday 24th August, with author and global safety expert Lloyd Figgins. We'll be discussing workforce safety when abroad. 




Go to: Mentor Communications Consultancy page on Facebook to watch live. The broadcast will also be uploaded here afterwards. 



We will also be broadcasting live on Periscope via our @mentortrainer Twitter account. This will be available for 24 hours after the live event.

Article Author: Dave Mason

Dave is Mentor Media Training's Managing Director. He is a CIPR Accredited Practitioner and regularly trains for the PR industry institute. His extensive career in broadcasting spans 30 years across radio and television. He has coached executives from major public and private sector organisations, as well as the UK Armed Forces/NATO, around the world for the past decade. Dave is respected for his inspiring training, which is supportive and concentrates on fast learning development. A founding presenter and shareholder of Somerset’s Orchard FM, he went on to work extensively in commercial radio around the UK, as well as BBC News, where he was a Correspondent at BBC Radio 5 Live and Radio 1 Newsbeat. Dave has been a TV presenter, reporter and producer at ITN, GMTV, (ITV Breakfast), ITV News Westcountry and HTV West. He was one of GMTV’s senior producers for a decade, covering major international, domestic, political and entertainment stories. His roles have included senior news producing and planning, undercover investigations, war reporting and features production. He still broadcasts as a crisis communications pundit on LBC, BBC Radio and is a visiting lecturer at the Universities of Bath Spa, Gloucestershire and the Cardiff School of Journalism. He is the author of 'Handling the Media In Good Times & Bad'.