If you need a professional compere Rachel Sloane has compered many events for businesses, charities and community organisations, including variety shows, auctions, fashion shows, classical concerts, product launches and award ceremonies. Venues have included Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Ipswich Corn Exchange, St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, St Mary's Church in Bury St Edmunds, New Wolsey Theatre, Christchurch Mansion, Wherstead Park, Newmarket Racecourse Conference Centre, Trinity Park Conference Centre, Felixstowe Spa Pavilion, Dunston Hall in Norwich and numerous village halls.
If you need a speaker for your meeting, lunch, dinner or conference, Rachel has spoken to cruise ship passengers, businesses, organisations, charities and community groups in a speaking career of over thirty five years.
Her talks include...
Rachel reveals what happens behind the scenes at a local radio station and how a nursery nurse found herself with a career in radio. Hear about the outside broadcasts, the phone-ins and embarrassing moments, such as the taxi driver who wanted to reveal all – and the Australians who did!
A local radio presenter can find herself travelling to all sorts of places and ending up in all sorts of situations. Rachel Sloane remembers the holiday series that saw her saddle sore in Suffolk, and close to a watery grave in the Lancashire. There is every mode of transport from a hot air balloon to a Harley Davidson... and stories from documentary making in Italy and Mozambique.
"Which famous people have you met?" is a question all broadcasters are asked. Rachel Sloane has upset a prime minister, teased Sir Cliff Richard and discovered a secret about Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. All is revealed in "Celebrities and Challenges." The challenges? Well, they include an attempt at football commentary, becoming the oldest Girl Guide in the camp, and a neighbourhood romp on a waterbed!
Writer and broadcaster Rachel Sloane has spent 28 years talking to callers on her radio shows. She has spoken to the outraged, the hysterical, the confused, the funny and the upset. She has also been out on patrol with the police, been "rescued" by the fire service and thrown overboard by lifeboat men. More stories from a career in local broadcasting.
Every broadcaster has to make daily decisions about what is suitable for broadcast with a live programme a particular challenge. As a local radio producer and presenter, Rachel Sloane has found herself talking to offenders and victims of crime, watching major news stories unfold and juggling the niceties of political correctness. She has walked the tightrope of taste and decency while playing records, taking listeners calls and judging competitions. More stories from behind-the–scenes in local radio.
Local radio isn’t just pop music. Rachel Sloane has met young musicians and dancers, followed a brass band to the Championships, produced carol concerts and been to belly dancing and tap classes. She never knows where the next invitation will take her.
How do you get the publicity you want for yourself, your company, community group or charity. With examples from Rachel's 30 years in writing and broadcasting, this talk includes the dos and don'ts of publicity, from a terrified tailor to a pole-dancing drama group.
Rachel Sloane will also undertake keynote speeches on specific topics for conferences, schools etc. The subjects are either suggested by the theme of the conference, or by the organisers, for example, “The British media” (for Bangkok Patana School. The British International School in Thailand), "The Importance of Community" (for a housing association), and "Victims of Crime and the Media" (for a victim support conference).
"The event was a great success and we have received many positive comments from winners and guests. Your skills and expertise in hosting events was very evident in the smooth running of the day. You made all of the winners feel very special."
Julie White, Apprenticeship Coordinator, NHS Apprenticeship and Mentoring Awards.
Please contact Rachel Sloane for more details.
“Thank you for the most interesting and entertaining talk this afternoon”.
Sally Butcher, Framlingham SJAB
"Rachel is a total professional at putting people at their ease, engaging them and bringing them out of their shell. I have worked with Rachel at several community events and she is very good at picking up the brief in 2 minutes flat, and working the room to include everyone”
Sally Chicken, Chairman, Rainbow Saver Anglia Credit Union Ltd