On Monday 4th January, four excited individuals made their way to London to embark on the first of many inspiring days to develop their skills, confidence and expertise as the F.A.M.E. Team 2016.
Jamie Benny, Melissa Timperley, Rosie Binns and Zoe Williams joined Project Leader, Antony Licata at ghd Studios in Soho. The morning welcomed photographer Jack Eames, stylist Bernard Connolly and session stylist Tina Farey, who ensured ideas were flowing in preparation for the Team’s upcoming photo shoot. Jamie, Melissa, Rosie and Zoe had created beautiful mood boards which were developed with the guidance of these industry experts.
The afternoon introduced Neil Atkinson from Mahogany who gave an overview into his own career, before providing stage presentation tips and tricks that enable the audience to really become engaged. He shared with the Team aspects including language and structure, an area that the Team will really benefit from throughout 2016 and their future career.
The Team were then given the opportunity to put into practice everything in their own presentations, with further direction provided from Neil. Melissa Timperley from Sassoon said,
Today, we met with Neil Atkinson from Mahogany, and it was fabulous to get his insights into his exciting career journey. It was wonderful to share some of his stage presentation tips and tricks to create an engaging stage presence; for example answering to the audience rather than the compere when being asked a question. I know I have learned a great deal that I will be able to use straight away and feel really energised and confident after the workshop. It was a tremendous kick-start to our F.A.M.E Team year.
The next date for the F.A.M.E. Team 2016 is Monday 11th January, where they will be attending a cutting workshop with Mahogany.