Valerie Geller, president of Geller Media International, a broadcast consulting firm, trains broadcasters and podcasters throughout the world to help each become more a powerful communicator.
Thousands who have attended her workshops, conference sessions and training seminars, heard her speak at events or have worked with her in one-on-one coaching sessions, have learned to become more engaging-storytellers using proven methods to successfully engage and grow audiences.
Just to name a few… Geller has worked with top stations and personalities throughout the world at more than 500 Radio and TV stations in 42 countries, including the ABC, Bloomberg TV and radio, CNN, The BBC, CBS Radio, CBC, Univision, NPR, local public media stations, WNYC, KCRW, Minnesota Public Radio, Michigan Public Radio, KNKX, Seattle, Colorado Public Media, and more here: www.creatingpowerfulpodcasts/clients
Consulting Condé Nast Worldwide Audio, (including The New Yorker podcasts,) the award winning “Lords of Soccer” podcast on the FIFA scandal, various podcasts for iHeart, Apple and Audible.
TV & DOCUMENTARY FILMS
Valerie Geller consulted several documentary films for POV on PBS TV including “Water Pressures” on global water sustainability, “Ties That Bind,” “Daisy Bates, First Lady of Little Rock “ and The Rotunda” for the BBC. She has also trained broadcasters for for Bloomberg TV and CNN.
BOOKS AND ARTICLES:
Valerie Geller has written a number of professional articles and is the author of five books including bestseller: “Beyond Powerful Radio – A Communicator’s Guide to the Internet Age” from Routledge press which has been translated into 9 languages. More here: link to http://www.beyondpowerfulradio.com/ or https://creatingpowerfulpodcasts.com/ And www.lifestagedemographics.com
Geller has been a contributor to many books about media including:
“Viral Podcasting” ,”The Radio Station” “Audio Production Worktext” and “Managing Electronic Media” the forthcoming text, from Routledge, “Finding Your Voice with Audio & Radio Production” due for publication in 2024.
Keynote Speeches, Workshops
As an in demand keynote speaker, Geller has presented training workshop sessions for various conferences throughout the world including The NAB, AllAccess Worldwide Radio Summit, (BEA) Broadcast Educators Association,Northwest Public Radio, The Podcast Movement, The Conclave, European Radio Days, Power FM Conference in Istanbul, Turkey, Media, Alliance, Radio & TV News Association, (RTNA) Public Radio Program Directors (PRPD), (AMPPR)the Association of Music Personnel in Public Radio, the EBU- European Broadcasters Union, the CRS- Country Radio Seminar, Canadian Music Week, (CAB) The Canadian Association of Broadcasters,British Columbia Association of Broadcasters, Radio Days North America, RTNDA Canada, (CRA)The Commercial Radio Association of Australia, the British Radio Academy, NEXT Radio in London, LBC London, Learning Waves, Ireland, Radio Conference Poland, The Associated Press, Reuters, Le Radio Conference, Paris, The Swedish Radio Academy, Radio Mango, Kerala, India, Kapisanan Broadcasting in the Philippines, NPOX, The Netherlands, EGTA,Brussels, Medientage, Vienna The Medien Forum in Germany, WITS Academy and Radio Days South Africa, RCS Singapore, Radio Days in Sweden, Finland, Norway and at 31 State Broadcast Associations in the USA, and more.
The Beyond Powerful Radio book comes with an instructor manual. (Note: If you teach, adopt the book as a text, Valerie will happily speak to your class.)
Valerie Geller has guest lectured or been an adjunct at The Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, Pepperdine University, The University of Southern California (USC), (NYU) the New York University Film School, Hunter College, Landmark College in Vermont, and New York’s Stonybrook University among others throughout the world.
IN THE BEGINNING… Geller was the former program director of WABC in New York, executive producer of KFI in Los Angeles and news director at K-101 FM in San Francisco. Before that she was a reporter at KTAR in Phoenix, a talkshow host at KOA in Denver and at WPLP in Tampa.
Before that she worked at various stations in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Casper, Wyoming and her native Los Angeles.
BOARD MEMBERSHIPS / AWARDS
Geller has served as an elected National board member of the Associated Press Broadcasters and APTRA, (Associated Press Radio and Television Association and the (RTDNA)Radio & TV News Directors News Assn. She currently serves on the board of directors for the IRTS (International Radio & TV) and is a judge for their audio and video NY Festivals Awards. She has long held a place on Radio Ink’s “Most Influential Women in Radio” list and serves on the board of MIW, which helps mentor women in Radio. Shes received numerous awards including the Associated Press, RTNDA, the Los Angeles Press Club and was honored with the Conclave’s prestigious Rockwell Lifetime Achievement Award for Broadcasting.