Chris Stark – the Creative Executive Producer and presenter on Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the table, making him an ideal person for media students to learn from as part of our Global Insights series.
For students of Global Academy, the opportunity to attend an exclusive industry insights talk from Chris Stark was truly special. The academy is dedicated to providing its students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the media industry, and learning from someone as accomplished and experienced as Chris Stark in radio production was an invaluable experience.
During his talk, Chris shared his advice and wisdom with students on a variety of topics related to the media industry. He discussed the importance of getting into radio and shared some of his top tips for doing so. He also talked about the role of bosses and PAs in the industry, and the differences between working in radio and television.
One of the most important topics Chris addressed was dealing with criticism. As a Creative Executive Producer and presenter, he is often subject to criticism from listeners and viewers, but it is important to learn to take it in stride and use it to improve. He also stressed the importance of being part of a team, and the pressure that can put on ideas.
Chris also discussed the differences between Global and the BBC in terms of structure and ideas and discussed the challenges of dealing with millions of audiences and the importance of quality over quantity in the media industry.
Stark shared the importance of being a good team player and how being a good listener and collaborator can help to bring out the best in everyone. He also mentioned the importance of switching off and maintaining a work-life balance to avoid burnout.
Overall, Chris’s talk was a valuable and enlightening experience for the students of Global Academy. It provided them with valuable insights and advice from someone who has been successful in the industry and helped them to understand the realities of working in media.
Millie Swindley, Year 12 student said:
“Chris Stark’s talk was truly inspiring. The opportunity to hear from someone so accomplished in the media industry was invaluable, his advice and insights will definitely help me in my future career. It was an incredible opportunity to learn from someone as respected as him”
At Global Academy, students have the opportunity to attend industry talks and workshops like this one on a regular basis. These events are an important part of the academy’s curriculum and are designed to help students kickstart their careers in media. Whether they are interested in radio, television, social media or any other aspect of the industry – Global Academy provides the tools and resources they need to succeed.