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Introducing my Son, our New Site and your New Courses

Twenty-six years ago this month, I took the biggest gamble of my life.

I quit my full-time job as a BBC Scotland presenter of news and sport to set up my own company, The Broadcasting Business.

We would run media training courses, presentation skills courses and make corporate and sporting videos.

Image by Guy Hinks.

With three children under six, it simply had to work. And it did.

We’ve now visited 23 countries running over 3000 courses with more than 300 clients.

The highlight was helping Glasgow win the 2014 Commonwealth Games through 25 presentation skills courses.

Image by Guy Hinks.

Preparing Cunard for the launch of the QM2 with media training at the French shipyard where she was being built.

Running emergency exercises with BP in Azerbaijan, Dubai and Georgia.

And simply building the confidence of thousands who’ve visited our Glasgow studios – to help them interview better on TV or command an audience from the stage.

Last year my son Andrew McFarlan – who was two when I set up the company – became my business partner as we relaunched as Pink Elephant Communications…capitalising on the Pink Elephant brand we’d built for a quarter of a century.

Image by Guy Hinks.

Today he launches our new website – packed with handy tips in weekly blogs, carrying videos explaining what we do and why.

We’ve also launched new courses to build on the success of the last 26 years.

Thank you for your continued support. Please take a fresh look at everything we can do to help you succeed in business and in life.

Bill McFarlan is managing director of media training and presentation skills training firm Pink Elephant Communications in Glasgow.

You can view his full profile here.

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