Roy Sheppard, experienced moderator and BBC TV host, reflects on his 35-years career in his recent article… “As a speaker, the spotlight is on you. As a moderator, you put the spotlight on the panelists.”
A former BBC news reporter and TV news anchorman in London, England. As a moderator, today Roy Sheppard works on high-profile conferences for some of the world’s largest and most respected organisations. He has been asked back time and again to moderate ‘private’ conferences for the Olympic movement held in Lausanne, Beijing and Rio de Janeiro. He has moderated conferences for the world’s largest trade association – the ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers) in Rome, Dubai, Cape Town, Istanbul, New York and their flagship event RECON in Las Vegas (attended by 53,000 delegates).
He is the acknowledged European expert on building profitable business relationships through networking and referrals and has spoken at conferences all over the world. He has worked as a visiting lecturer at Cranfield University’s full-time MBA course. And more recently at Henley School of Management.
He also speaks on the topic of “How to Be Upbeat in a Downbeat World”
His early career began in television and radio. Working both regionally and nationally for the BBC, he presented music and interview-based programmes, including the Sony Award winning “In the News” on BBC Radio 4.