Ex breakfast DJ Darren Kelly is using his skills to help people get back to work and advance their careers. Kelly the former Heart FM, Birmingham afternoon DJ and Real Radio, Yorkshire breakfast show host is the owner of Kellcomm, The Academy of Public Speaking based in Leeds, which specialises in business communication. He is on a mission to eradicate the world’s number 1 fear and give people the confidence to achieve their goals.
He says Its such a shame that people who have the ability to do a job freeze up when they are under the microscope at interview. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld referred to speaking before a group as the thing that strikes panic in us most. Seinfeld said That means at a funeral its better to be in the coffin than offering the eulogy.
Kelly who has interviewed some of the worlds biggest stars like George Michael and Cher is a former corporate executive for Irelands largest shipping port, Dublin Port. During his media career, he has hosted events of up to 100,000 people in Yorkshire and the Midlands. West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire Service and Birmingham City Council have also availed of his services. He understands that once you are asked to explain, perform and be interviewed you are on stage and there are techniques to help you deliver better and be remembered for longer.
His Interview Edge programme shows people how to prepare and produce when the interview day arrives. The 3 reasons people fail to express themselves properly is fear of embarrassing mistakes, worry about damage to career and freezing up.
Kelly says I want to make it easier for all interviewees including mums returning to work after a career break or people seeking work after redundancy. By using the correct communication tools they can feel more confident in themselves, and what they have to offer. Our job is to help people show their value to a company and give them the ability to create a new or better career and life. Communication is the worlds number 1 business skill as it can transform opinions, motivate, inspire and lead people. Great communication also helps people display their true worth. Kellcomm is offering a free Interview Edge programme for one person. You can enter online at www.kellcomm.co.uk