Stephen Feneley is an experienced journalist who’s been in the business over 40 years. He’s worked across newspapers, television, radio and online.
In 1992, after two years as a US correspondent for the Nine Network, he returned to Sydney and went freelance.
Since then he’s been helping people tell their own stories.
His media and presentation coaching business, Feneley and Co, works mostly with senior people in corporate, government and not-for-profit organisations. He prepares them for everything from tough TV interviews, to public inquiries and encounters with shareholders and staff.
He’s also been involved with TEDx Sydney for the last six years as the presentation director.
With all his presentation and on-camera experience, he was a great portrait subject.
He taught me that by placing hands on top of one-another in the way he has here, rather than clasping them, you free yourself to gesticulate when presenting.
In terms of non-verbal communication, and also photography, it is a more open gesture, with implied potential for movement when compared to the other alternatives.
Stephen is today’s noisemaker. You can learn more about his services on his website.