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Training Presenters
since 2003
Become one of my success stories

Working with Kathryn has been nothing short of invaluable throughout my media career

David McClelland, Technology Presenter BBC Rip Off Britain, ITV Good Morning Britain

Kathryn is my go-to expert for presenter training. Kathryn’s tips and advice absolutely helped me to prepare for auditions, and not long after training with her I got a dream

job as a children’s television presenter!

Sita Thomas, TV Presenter  Channel 5, Milkshake


I set up Pukka Presenting in 2003 to coach presenters for TV, online and public events - anyone who needs to talk to camera or speak in public. My clients can be seen presenting on BBC, ITV, Sky, Channel 4, Channel 5, QVC and many other channels, on a range of media platforms, in their companies and workplace being recorded to video, presenting as part of their business.

Until 2018 I was Course Leader TV Production and Senior Lecturer Media Performance at University of Bedfordshire for 12 years where my course gained 100% student satisfaction in the National Student Survey.

My background is BBC trained TV Director with over 20 years experience in directing top shows at BBC and ITV.


For 16 years I’ve been devising and teaching TV Presenting courses at City Lit and The Actors Centre in London’s Covent Garden, as well as theatre schools, Universities, colleges, TV companies and corporate clients across UK. I've written two leading text books, So You Want to be a TV Presenter, Nick Hern Books 2010, and The TV Presenter's Career Handbook, Focal Press 2014.

I give private coaching in NW London in all genres of presenting, at your own pace. Take your presenting to the next level - train with me in open courses or privately.

Extremely informative, helpful and thorough, a real eye opener

Joanne Clifton, BBC Strictly Come Dancing, Strictly – It Takes Two

Classes with Kathryn has been one of the best investments I've made in establishing my career on TV and as a public speaker. 

Melanie Eusebe, Chair Black British Business Awards


Open Courses

Your course was streets ahead in terms of structure, value for money and efficiency.  

Phoebe Eley, Opera Singer, Presenter

For more information and bookings, click the course title.

City Lit, Covent Garden

I teach several short TV presenting courses at City Lit, Covent Garden. Max 10 people per course, professionally equipped TV studio with multi camera, green screen, Autocue and in-ear talkback. Courses take place on Weds/Thurs afternoons for 3 – 4 weeks, each course is 12 hours teaching time.

TV Presenting: Introduction

City Lit, Oct 2019, Jan 2020, Mar/April 2020

Presenting to camera for vlog and YouTube
City Lit, Oct/Nov 2019 and Jan/Feb 2020
Presenting to camera for TV shopping channels
City Lit, Nov 2019 and Feb/Mar 2020

Presenting to camera: Children’s TV
City Lit, Feb 2020

TV Presenting: Auditioning
City Lit, Feb/Mar 2020

The Actors Centre, Covent Garden

I teach 2 day workshops at The Actors Centre, Covent Garden. These intensive courses are limited to 8 people, and include a wide range of TV presenting skills. They are taught with one camera and autocue, 12 hours per course.

Presenting for TV

The Actors Centre 24th Nov & 1st Dec (2 day course)


Private Tuition

We spent time on vocal training as well as on camera work - my confidence increased hugely


Charlotte Kristensen @thelondonwinegirl

Do you need to talk to a camera, for work or want to build up your own business using vlogging/video but find nerves get in the way? Do you have to give presentations, speak in public or take part in recorded media, but are not sure where to start? Do you have a presenting audition coming up, or need bespoke career advice, training at your own pace?

Is your showreel up to scratch? Unique showreels are important to make you stand out. Prepare and rehearse with Kathryn who can also arrange the shoot and edit.

Private coaching covers all this and more, in NW London in a domestic setting. Contact Kathryn for details and fees.

I GOT IT!!!!!!!! 

Thank you so much for everything!

Waseem Mirza, BBC Look East Presenter


Clients include

We won!

Matthew Bellhouse, Civil Engineer, Winner Fleming Award for the Best Presentation, Geological Society


Get In Touch

To get in touch about private tuition or for more details on open courses email kathryn@pukkapresenting.co.uk