What my clients and companies say about TALK 2 DAN
‘I discovered Talk 2 Dan through a publication called Pocket Magazine. I then contacted Dan through the information stated on the magazine and asked him for advice in regards to jobs and finding placements. Dan then gave me a small list of companies appropriate to the field I want to be in. Within the next 24 hours, I secured a job at one of the suggested companies, New Wave Magazine. I now work as a music journalist for them providing music content for their online platform which I am thoroughly enjoying. I would highly recommend Dan as he helped me find a job at a
publication that fits my profile perfectly.
Client- Elle Evans [Music Journalist]
I discovered Talk 2 Dan when my friend sent me one of his Instagram posts. The post was about an opportunity to illustrate for a children's story about a pug. It sounded like something I would be interested in, so I sent Dan a message. He got back to me straight away and forwarded my website and details over to the client. A few days later, I got an email from the client- we discussed and agreed on the commission. From start to finish everything went really smoothly. The client was lovely and fun to work with, we built up a good business relationship which has helped set foundations for future commissions together. Dan was really supportive throughout the process and it was a very positive experience.
I discovered Talk 2 Dan very early on, on Twitter, and i booked a 1-1 session with him to get my media CV up to scratch. My session with Dan put me at ease, so much so, it led me to apply for roles that I previously thought I wasn't qualified to do. One of the positions I applied for was to The Warrior Programme, which led me to become a Content Creator for their programme. He gave my CV a complete overhaul showing me how to add character to my profile and how to sell my skillset. Working with Dan helped build my confidence, allowing me to see the value in my previous unpaid media experiences and the goals I wanted to achieve. So much so, I now believe in my CV and my talent. Think of Dan as that big brother in the industry and if you are struggling to get into the media industry, TALK 2 DAN. I am glad I did.
Daniel was invited to London College of Fashion to be a guest speaker at a recent event in partnership with the organisation Success Talks. Daniel provided an inspirational and thought-provoking talk for our students on finding out what's important to them and how to act on it. Our students are often at a pivotal point in their lives; they know where their passions and talents lie but do not necessarily know the next steps to take and Daniel offered some practical advice on how to turn ambition into reality. Daniel was very relatable for our students as he drew on his own experiences and talked honestly and openly about the personal challenges he has faced and how he has used them to drive himself towards reaching his full potential. Post event feedback from our students was very positive and they felt very motivated by his advice and support. One student commented “all the speakers had something great to say but Daniel stood out to me the most because of the confidence, energy and drive he had, trying to get someone similar for future talks.” I would not hesitate to recommend Daniel as a speaker and we wish him lots of luck with his future projects.
London College of Fashion, UAL.
[The Freelancer Starter Pack Online Course] Dan- That was epic! Thank you so much- you held that space so well and really made everyone feel involved and valid. Great response from the group- I've been in access meetings with them all week and everyone has mentioned how useful the resources you shared were for them. Not everyone completed the exercises at home so they decided to do it during their sessions on Friday which was refreshing- it defintiely provoked them to feeling more confident about being in control of their freelance journey and pivoting towards a more full time freelance approach.
Amanda Fernandez [Programme Producer- Sour Lemons]
Talk 2 Dan gave a motivational speech at our Graduation ceremony for Kingston college. After that day, I followed him on social media of which I noticed that he tweeted about the ITV Insight Programme, so I liked the post. He reached out to me and congratulated me on graduating and encouraged me to apply for the Insight programme. With his help and advice, he totally helped me rebuild my CV, ready for the media industry. Without his encouragement and guidance, I wouldn't have been able to gain a place on the ITV Insight programme and I feel more confident in applying for jobs and work experience.
Emily Tierney [Hair & Make-up Artist]
I went to uni and realised it wasn’t for me and that I’d be better suited for an apprenticeship role. I wanted to find a marketing apprenticeship in a media related company. I couldn’t find anything that was ticking the boxes until I came across @talk_2_dan Instagram and saw a variety of many interesting well paid media apprenticeships and other opportunities posted on his page that I never saw on other apprenticeship websites including .gov search engine. So I saw an opportunity with a leading British TV channel and thought let me go for it. Dan gave support for my interview and then checked in to make sure everything went alright. Couple weeks later I then received a phone call saying I got the apprenticeship. Without me finding the @talk_2_dan Instagram, I would have never known about this opportunity which will now jump start my career. Grateful for the moral support he gave me along the way too.
Alim Montell [Social Media Apprentice]
Client- Isabella Croker [Illustrator]
Client- Jimi Alli [Content Creator]
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