SOUTH East TV newsreader and reporter John Young is back with another Newsroom Business Bootcamp.

He calls it a fun, interactive, tried and tested way of learning, improving or refreshing skills for use in everyday work, no matter what your job might be.

When not on the TV, John runs his own company John Young Media.

He goes into schools, colleges and businesses to explain the lessons he’s learned from nearly 30 years in a TV newsroom working to hourly deadlines, having to make can’t-wait decisions, and about-to-go-live teamwork.

Over the last year, John has run lively, funny and empowering business-focussed workshops in Brighton for the Sussex business community.

This type of learning is completely different because it’s based on the authentic TV news theme and delivered by a working TV journalist.

Delegates come from companies of all sizes, from sole traders to directors, individuals and those sending teams, from the commercial world and not-for-profit sector.

People don’t necessarily realise they’re learning at the time because the course content is fascinating, yet there are plenty of practical takeaways to put into use straight away.

The next Bootcamp is on Thursday February 22, from 9.30am arrival for a 10am start, ending at 1pm.

The venue is The Nightingale Room above The Grand Central Pub, Surrey Street, Brighton.

Numbers are limited to 20 and you can book via

In small teams on tight deadlines, delegates will experience the excitement of a live TV newsroom -- debating news stories, dealing with breaking news, dashing off some headlines and, if they feel inclined, reading them to camera off John’s portable autocue.

It’s not media-training and it’s not a BBC product, but it is a roller-coaster newsroom experience.

John is supported by Jill Woolf, owner and managing director of leading PR and marketing consultancy Chimera Communications.

In this workshop, Jill will be looking at

• creating the right first impression for your business purpose

• effective use of body language to help achieve a desired outcome

• feeling confident to give and receive constructive feedback

• how to engage with an audience so they listen to what you’re saying.

John says recent feedback to his events has been very positive.

They include:

“This was a thousand times more engaging than some training I’ve booked in the past for my staff.” Chris Thomson, former Principal, BHASVIC.

“After 30 years in education, this was one of the top five trainings I’ve ever received.” Clare Goldfinch, former Ofsted inspector and deputy headteacher.

“You inspired me ... I was learning without realising it, learning to take risks, be succinct, not to be afraid to say what I think.” Rachel Collins, Impetus Advocacy.