Monday, March 30, 2009

Congratulations to findaTVexpert's Nyokabi Musila

Dr Musila was found on findaTVexpert and approached by a Mail on Sunday journalist regarding a feature on alternative medicine. To read article in yesterday's paper, click here.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Spring might not be in the air, but I've got a spring in my step!

I'm feeling very chuffed today as I've finally had a breakthrough with Broadcast magazine. I've spoken to 3 different journalists over the last couple of months but to no avail. Today, however, I spoke to journalist no. 4 and he's asked me to write 400 words on one of the angles we discussed. This is very exciting because if I can get some coverage in Broadcast that will increase awareness of findaTVexpert among programme makers, which will benefit all the experts on the site. I'll keep you posted.

Friday, March 20, 2009

The best thing about running findaTVexpert

No.1: Being able to spend the hour I'd normally spend commuting into work on a crowded, stressful tube doing some early morning pruning instead. What a perfect start to the day.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Congratulations to findaTVexpert's Nyokabi Musila

Just heard that that Holistic Pharmacist Nyokabi was found on findaTVexpert and asked to contribute to an article on herbal tinctures in the Mail On Sunday. That's great news.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

New TV Experts, New Members of the Media

Sent out my weekly update to the industry featuring new experts today - barristers, food, property, etiquette experts, etc - and it's great to see that new members of the media have registered to search the site: a reporter from the Mail on Sunday, a producer from Nine Lives Media and an Asst Producer from Crackit Productions. Oh, and a features writer from Cosmpolitan registerd earlier this week as well. All great news for the experts. To see the update, use this link and click on today's date.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Press Release: Get rid of your wallet & energy vampires on the 20th of March says

The official end of Winter on the 20/21 March (and the release of a mock horror film) encourages us to spring into action and get rid of the vampires that are draining our life, our finances and our wellbeing. Luckily there’s no need for crucifixes, stakes or cloves of garlic, just some practical advice from the experts on

Energy Vampires
Rid your life of energy vampires: people or things that get you down. List all the things you’re putting up with - from the shoe mayhem at the bottom of the wardrobe to selfish friends - and work out how to fix them.
Carole Ann Rice, findaTVexpert’s Lifecoach & Journalist

Beware the Wallet Vampires that are feeding off your finances
Supermarkets spend a small fortune studying ways to get more money out of us. But you can save up to £520 a year by simply making a shopping list to help you avoid those impulsive & unnecessary purchases.
Richard Fenton, findaTVexpert’s Debt Doctor

Check your bank statements for unknown Standing Orders or redundant Direct Debits.
Tom Craig, findaTVexpert’s Organised Crime and Identity Fraud Expert

Make a diary note 5 weeks before your car & home insurance is due and shop around for the best deal.
Jackie Dunn, findaTVexpert’s IFA & Financial Life Coach

Tackle the Mental Vampires head on
There is a small module in your brain called the reticular activating system (RAS). Your RAS scans information from your surroundings and compares it to what you’re giving a lot of attention to. It assumes anything you’re thinking about a lot is stuff you want more of. That’s why if you get up in the morning in a bad mood it’s easy to attract situations and people that make it worse, because the more think about it, the more your RAS draws that to you. So change the way you think. Focus on what you want and believe you can get it.
Jessica Robbins, findaTVexpert’s Transformational Coach

Once you’ve decided what you want, eliminate the phrase ‘I can’t’ from your vocabulary and find an ‘accountability partner’. Making that commitment and being held accountable will help you focus on the outcome.
Cheryl Goldenberg, findaTVexpert’s Transition Coach

This is especially important in tough economic times. We need to be around people, both professionally and personally, who have a positive sense of self and purpose. So identify 5 things you can be proud of - things people can admire either personally or professionally - and remind yourself of them on a daily basis.
Sean Brickell, findaTVexpert’s Confidence Coach

”The vampire analogy is just a bit of fun, but the truth is there are people, places and things all around us that sap our energy, our lives and our finances”, says findaTVexpert founder Claire Richmond. “Luckily they’re very easy to get rid of”, adds Richmond.

For more information:
Claire Richmond
020 8742 2541

Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday 13th is turning out to be a very lucky day!

Just had another call from a production company wanting to speak to one of the experts. It would be to appear in a major prime time show. Beside myself with excitement on the expert's behalf.

Fingers Crossed!

An Exec Producer from Talkback Thames wants to meet one of the experts featured in my weekly update to the industry, which is great news. I've also forwarded details of other experts from findaTVexpert who might be relevant. Fingers crossed!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Update to the industry

I've just sent out my weekly round up of new experts and expert news to TV&Radio producers, researchers, commissioners, etc + journalists. Want to read it? Use this link and click on today's date.

Congratulations to findaTVexpert's Sue Firth

Just found out that Sue - Psychologist, Business Stress & Behaviour expert - was found on findaTVexpert by the BBCs Panorama team and filmed for an online piece about the behaviour of the bankers who said sorry. To see Sue's 'Is Sorry Really the Hardest Word', click here. (It's below the episode.)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Latest findaTVexpert success stories

1. Jean, Social Anthropologist & Flirtologist: hired to do some research work for Unilever/Lynx deodorant.
2. Dr Abigael, Doctor of Clinical Psychology: did a live phone-in on self harming on This Morning in February and was approached by Tiger Aspect to discuss a programme on phobias.
3. Andrew, Househusband & Writer: had two interview requests within two weeks of registering - one for Channel 4 Dispatches and the other for BBC London Radio.
4. Penny, Entrepreneurs & Social Networking: was approached by Channel 4 Dispatches re filming for a forthcoming programme.
5. Sian, Property & Credit Crunch Survival: contaced by a producer from BBC Birmingham who's scouting for presenters for a new property series.

Good luck and congratulations to all!

Monday, March 9, 2009

findaTVexpert on Enterprise Nation + National Referral Week

findaTVexpert is delighted about a second profile piece on Enterprise Nation.

Also, as this is National Referral Week, if you know any experts who want to showcase their expertise to the industry - or members of the media who would benefit from access to Aladdin's cave of experts, ideas and inspiration - please refer them to

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Scientists from findaTVexpert re Science Week

Scientists from findaTVexpert have been featured in TVMole's round-up about what TV shows scientists would like to develop and present.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Getting Motivated in March

There's something about March with it's sunshine, cherry blossom and spring bulbs that makes you believe everything is possible. That's why I've just issued a press release with top tips from the experts on on how to get motivated in March for a beach body in June. Someone will pick it up which will be good for the experts - and for the business.