Mentor's latest 'Lunchtime Live' webcast announced - 29th September 13:30 BST

Mentor's latest 'Lunchtime Live' webcast announced - 29th September 13:30 BST

We're delighted to announce details of our latest Lunchtime Live on Facebook Live and Periscope, during your sandwich!

Put the date in your diary/GoogleCal: 

Thursday 29th September, at 1.30pm UK time.

This month, our discussion features two great guests, discussing the news media revolution in PR and the health of modern journalism.

Have the two converged?

What challenges face traditional media owners?

Dave Mason will be joined by Sara Turner, a former journalist and senior content manager at Speed Communications, and Rob Stokes, former Editor of the Western Daily Press and Bristol Post journalist of some 30 years. 

Every month, Mentor broadcasts live across the globe using social media platforms. As part of an ongoing 'Media Training Live' series, we discuss everything from crisis PR to travel safety for organisations and their workers. 

Our last Lunchtime Live on Facebook Live and Periscope, was with author and global safety expert, Lloyd Figgins FRGS.

So far, the live webcasts and subsequent 'on-demand' views have reached more than five and a half thousand people across the major social media platforms.

We're not afraid to practice what we preach to our clients!


We discussed safeguarding workers when travelling abroad, safety tips for leisure or business, the best social media sources to find the latest international travel advice. Useful for business travellers and companies alike, where putting staff safety ahead of budgets is a essential for maintaining reputation.  




Highly respected global safety expert, Lloyd, has recently written, 'Looking For Lemons', a must-have travel survival guide, for work or leisure.

Lloyd has worked on crisis communications courses with Mentor over several years, and has appeared on Sky News as an expert. 



In July, 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 are regular 'Media Training Live' events and discussions with associates and experts, the 'VODs' launched our new training website with a bang!

We figure that if we're training our clients to go on camera and do live interviews, we should embrace cutting edge technological advances, ourselves.

To assist companies who may want to do the same, our blog about how we achieve it and the best ways to interact with viewers, is also on our news page.

We 'Face-cast' live through our page and Twitter, (via Periscope), with @lloydfiggins. 

The beauty of being live, is that Facebook and Periscope allow you the viewer, to ask us questions and feedback on the topics raised. 

You can watch this webcast ON DEMAND below.    


View our previous 'Lunchtime' Live by clicking here

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'.