Alan Stevens is Past President of the Global Speakers Federation and director of MediaCoach Ltd. He is an author, journalist, been a TV presenter and expert interviewee. Involved in over 2,000 radio and TV interviews, he is uniquely placed to give insights about the media, and how to build and protect reputation. In 2012 he was named amongst the “Top social media experts to follow on Twitter”. His company, MediaCoach, provides coaching in broadcasting and social media skills and consultancy in reputation management to CEOs, politicians, celebrities and communication professionals. Clients include MPs, TV presenters, sports stars, Virgin, BP, The Dorchester, Sony Ericsson, BMW and Mumm Champagne. The Independent newspaper listed him as “one of the top 10 UK media experts”. He's the only person in Europe with the highest accreditation in public speaking (FPSA, PSAE) and public relations (MCIPR). His new book “The Exceptional Speaker”, co- authored with Paul du Toit, is due late 2012.