Imagine a workplace where the dynamics are ever-evolving — new equipment, updated procedures, a continuous flow of changes, new people on every project, different topics to become expert on, different suppliers, bosses, clients, collaborators, systems, technologies, styles, tones, priorities, everything.

Welcome to my world.

My green screen set-up, from the front

Of course, I have chosen to work on a project basis, freelance, for many different clients. And I have chosen to do many different things: journalism, training, coaching, acting, consulting, writing, copy-editing, filming, video editing, voiceover work, audio editing, modelling (yes! I’ll tell you about that later*).

My greenscreen set-up : from behind

I was recently presenting (using my greenscreen set-up, see photos) some e-learning content on this issue – how to handle the constant flux of change, how to manage risk, maintain quality and standards. The answer is : constantly reviewing your work, having an overview of what you’re doing, and making enough time to do this.

The upside is: that all these different activities and skills feed into each other. Techniques or solutions you learned on one project can be adapted, reused or repurposed for a totally different project.

My point is:

It doesn’t suit everyone to work this way, constantly learning new things, working with different people, acquiring new skills. But it’s stimulating, keeps you on your toes – it ain’t boring! So if you have the type of personality that needs a lot of stimulation and creativity – go for it.

*re me being a model: I have been the face of a company that makes hygiene products, and I’ve also been a hair model (when I was in my 20s) so that’s something you maybe didn’t expect of me!

PS: Looking at these photos, my home office is currently a complete tip because I am selling off a tonne of stuff I’ve inherited from my dad, after clearing out his flat (he’s fine, he’s just gone into a home). So bear with me. My husband reckons it’ll take me 6 months to clear it, and he’s probably not wrong.

To work with me – get in touch! #mediatraining #crisiscomms #communication #presentationskills #publicspeaking #communicationskills #voicetraining #voiceskills #publicspeakingskills

Sarah Lockett

Sarah Lockett is a former BBC News / Sky News anchor who currently presents a variety of content for corporate clients and delivers media training.
She has presented on BBC News and Sky News, plus reported for Channel Four News, 5 News, Reuters and others.
She now hosts webinars and conferences, chairs corporate/academic panel discussions, hosts award ceremonies and events. She writes, presents and produces training videos, as well as voiceovers (both factual and drama/comedy). She has written two books and is also working as an actor.

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