April's Newsletter

Welcome to April's Newsletter

I hope you are keeping safe and well during this awful Covid-19 crisis.

I understand that many businesses, including the entertainment & hospitality sectors and those immediately associated, have been affected, this certainly includes me. However, we must not lose hope but use this time to review, analyse, refocus and strategize our vision and approach. As a presenter, I really love interacting with others and sharing energy. However, not being able to step into the normal realm has not stopped me from presenting and engaging. When sometimes I genuinely wanted to pull a blanket over my head, each day I have got up and done my best to make a difference for myself, and others. Let’s take a look at what I ‘Phil Oldershaw the Presenter’ has been up to this month.


Hosted by Elegant Entertainment, I was able to join forces with them as the presenter and host for evening. This online party was created to raise money to help talented local performers, whom otherwise would have had little work or profiling… as well as a donation going directly to our NHS heroes, and also Hospitality Action who are there to assist people in the industry in need through crisis grants and more. This fantastic event included; Cook-a-longs with two of Birmingham's finest chefs: Michelin Starred TV Chef and author - Glynn Purnell (Purnell's & Purnell's Bistro & Bar) and 'Great British Menu' star Alex Claridge from The Wilderness.

Musical performances from Elegant Entertainment, Aston Performing Arts, Feel Good Gospel Choir, The Collective Live Band, Cast of The Greatest Show PLUS a whole host of other celebrity guests, West Midlands Mayor and comedians live from their homes.

Busking Battles 2019/20

Last year I was fortunate to be able to present and deliver a concept show I had written, initially for television, onto the Birmingham Updates platform. Working in partnership to deliver this online, we filmed; 8 x heats, 2 x semi-finals and a final with plenty of other ‘Facebook Lives’ and content in-between too! The buskers of the streets were incredibly talented, humble and heartfelt, giving us plenty of entertainment. It reached an audience of approximately 1.5 million viewers and gained huge recognition locally, thanks to the viewers being ‘the talent scouts and the judges too’!

We are looking at expanding Busking Battles nationally this year but are currently unsure of our forward timing with current circumstances. Please have a look at these brand-new highlights that have been put together by myself and Ewis Law (cameraman and editor).

Finding Phil's Flavours 

I have created this show for three reasons. One of them being for my own sanity and creativity during lockdown. Two, to enable my creative flair to have some extra time to make the food I love to eat. Three, to enable everyone else to try different flavours at home and to create simple mouth-watering dishes in your own kitchen. With the incredible response on social media platforms, I have decided to post as many dishes as I can each week. Why not give it a try?

Solihull Radio
The Phil O Show

Also helping to keep me sane and to enhance the lives of listeners, and viewers alike on ‘Facebook Live’, I am maintaining to turn up every Sunday and put out my weekly show from 6-8pm. Engaging listeners and viewers worldwide, I have really enjoyed adapting my show to incorporate the audience more, making it more interactive with subjects that allow more comments and music choice around featured subjects while we are unable to have artists and guests in the studio. You can see more about my show via my website www.philoldershaw.com in the podcasts section, or visit www.solihullradio.com for station details.

Webinar on Presentation Skills

I was invited to TAG Network Midlands, to do a webinar on ‘Online Presentation Skills’. As more people are now having to work and present from home, I shared my expertise to help individuals grow in confidence to deliver an outstanding presentation to their customers, colleagues and senior level personnel. The presentation was based on my 6 Steps to Success! Program, and it was great to see that so many people are joining online webinars to engage, learn and improve their own skills. It appears ZOOM! has become everyone’s new best friend.

Phil Oldershaw - YouTube Channel

I have created this playlist for you to visit my YouTube Channel and see Phil Olderhsaw live in action, during April, with a virtual twist. Feel free to watch any other footage via this channel.

Please click on the image to your right to view clips.

Here’s what do next;

Should I be able to assist with anything, including; Online Presenting, Tips & Advice, A Unique Project or a conversation around an idea you have during this unprecedented time, it really would be my pleasure to engage with you.

Please ensure we are connected on all social media platforms (Linkedin, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube) to see what I’ve been up to.

Contact myself or Sonia, via the return email, if you have an enquiry or any questions that can help us work together to achieve success.

For a chance to win a Nando's for two people, please answer what time The Phil O Show on Solihull Radio is on each Sunday? Please reply with your answer, name and contact number via return email. Good luck! (T&C's Apply)

Thanks for reading!

I hope it gave you something to smile and escape to during this history making time.

Stay safe & have a great month ahead


Presenter - Host – Compére - PR - Events 
Phil Oldershaw
Phone:  07889109302
Web: www.philoldershaw.com

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