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Terry Prone

(20 Jan 2009)

Terry ProneTerry has no degree. In anything. She sees this as a weakness, so we try to highlight it wherever possible. Like here…


Terry was on TV at fifteen, had her own radio programme by nineteen, was an editor of a magazine by twenty one, wrote her first book by twenty five. That book led on to twenty-five others, several of the novels becoming best-sellers reprinted in five languages and one of which was awarded the RTE Francis McManus Award for short-story writing. Several of the non-fiction works became required reading on third–level communications courses (even though she doesn’t have a degree. Didn’t want to miss the chance to mention that again.)
She was a script-writer for the Gay Byrne Hour, has written numerous TV and radio plays and has written more than 8,000 major speeches for political and business clients.
She was a Director of Carr Communications before she was thirty and succeeded Bunny Carr as Managing Director, expanding the company and building its reputation and profile.
She’s also been an editor within one of Ireland’s national newspapers as well as editing magazines for the Creation Group and The Institute of Public Administration. Terry has written for every national paper, is a columnist with the Irish Examiner and a regular commentator for The Sunday Tribune. She has also appeared on nearly every current affairs programme in the nation, (and several in the USA) and is a regular on Today with Pat Kenny.
She was seconded to the Department of Environment as the Chief Communications Advisor to the Minister, and has advised nearly every Taoiseach since Jack Lynch. Her services have been retained by all of the major parties in the Dail. (Thankfully none of them asked for third-level qualifications…)


Terry has served on the Boards of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin Zoo, Magill Magazine and The Arts Council. She was on the first Board of the Independent Radio and Television Commission (later the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland).


She is a founder Director of the Communications Clinic and is a key part of the development of its training and public relations services. Something she’s got quite a lot of experience in, given that she has trained in eleven countries, provided consultancy to hundreds of the top companies in the country, designed training programmes in every aspect of communications and was one of the first people to develop Media Training in Ireland.

 

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