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November Newsletter

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STORYTELLING SUCCESS

Our storytelling trainer – actor, novelist and film director Danny Scheinmann – produced an original film telling real life stories of people living with psoriasis. The film was made in association with the See Psoriasis: Look Deeper campaign which looks at the wider impact of living with the skin disease.

If you want to know how to captivate your audience, check out Pixar’s 10 storytelling rules. Or take our Powerful Storytelling course with Danny and learn to harness the power of stories to drive home your message and boost your business. Read More

Trainer Profile: Jon Worth

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Our social media trainer Jon Worth is a former UK civil servant who taught EU policy making for the British government and now works with EU institutions and other clients to help them improve their social media strategies, web writing and online policy advocacy. He has written columns for POLITICO Europe, The Guardian and the World Economic Forum and has been blogging about EU affairs for over a decade. Jon lives in Berlin, but makes speeches, presentations and runs courses across Europe. He also teaches at the College of Europe in Bruges, the University of Maastricht and the University of St. Gallen. Read More

October Newsletter

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SHOOTING & EDITING VIDEO COURSE 23-24 NOV

More and more companies, organisations and individuals need video content for their websites. However, most people lack the skills to shoot, edit and upload film themselves.

In our two-day shooting & editing video course, film-maker, cameraman and trainer Hervé Verloes will teach you the basics of video storytelling and how to shoot and edit film professionally. The emphasis is on learning through doing and you will leave the training having shot, scripted, edited and uploaded a video segment.

You’ll find more information about the course content here or please contact us.

There are a limited number of places available, so please purchase tickets through Eventbrite soon to avoid disappointment. Read More

Trainer Profile: Paul Schuchhard

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Paul Schuchhard is a digital media consultant with an eye for development. Originally a lobbyist, Paul fell into a career with media after being bored by the monotony of a traditional public affairs job. He seized an opportunity with APCO in the late 90s to develop the company’s online presence and from there made the rush headfirst into digital media. Paul has worked with companies such as Philip Morris International, Interel, the European Internet Foundation, and Burson-Marsteller. An enthusiast of Netflix ad ebooks, Paul has watched the Internet and digital technology grow from its inception. Today Paul is the owner of EUIQ, which specializes in public affairs and communication strategies for digital campaigns. Paul is also a trained psychologist and teaches his clients how to avoid a career burnout.

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Clear Europe is Hiring

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We are looking for a Communication and Business Development Manager to join our small but growing team in Brussels. Our ideal candidate is someone who is media-savvy, super-techy, passionate about clear communication and enthusiastic about promoting an exciting young company. You will have at least three years experience working in business development, consultancy, marketing or communication and be comfortable multitasking in a startup environment.

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Trainer Profile: Leo Cendrowicz

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Leo has worked as a journalist for over two decades, reporting from around the globe for dozens of titles on a plethora of issues – from reporting EU affairs in Brussels to covering the Zimbabwe elections in 2013. He was a longtime correspondent for Time in Brussels and his work has appeared in the Guardian, The Independent, The Financial Times and The Hollywood Reporter. He also edits The Economist Guide to the European Union. 

Leo is Clear Europe’s lead writer and has written and edited numerous conference reports, speeches and articles for our clients. He has also delivered training on how to report the EU in Vietnam and guided journalists on study tours of Brussels. 

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June Newsletter

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TELL US A STORY

On June 13, actor, author and film director Danny Scheinmann (pictured above) held a masterclass on the importance of telling simple, concrete and credible stories in business. Around 50 people came to see Danny explain how to make stories sticky by using emotions, painting pictures and showing what’s at stake. Afterwards, Danny signed copies of his new novel, The Half Life of Joshua Jones. Here are a few photos to remind you of a great evening.

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How Brussels Journalists View Their Sources

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Journalists love Twitter, favour personal contacts over press releases, rate NGOs highly and companies poorly, and think that PR people don’t understand their needs. These are some of the key takeaways from a major survey of Brussels-based correspondents written and published by Dober Partners today.

The poll of 80 correspondents, almost 10% of the total number in Brussels, offers a unique insight into what journalists are looking for from the army of communicators that tries to influence them.

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