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Media Training

Would you love to be featured in the media but aren’t sure if you are ready yet?

Do you have an interview coming up and don’t know how to best prepare for it?

Lets work together so you can swiftly become “Media Ready”

Adults learn and apply their knowledge best when they have practical, hands-on training, get immediate constructive feedback and have fun in a safe and supportive learning environment.

That’s why my courses and training workshops are hands-on, realistic, tailored to your individual needs and conducted by an experienced journalist.

Our bespoke, pre-training media skills assessment will help us create realistic interview scenarios tailored specifically to your sector or your upcoming media opportunity

Training can be done in-person or online. Whatever suits your needs and makes you feel comfortable and safe.

  • For individuals or small groups with a range of media experience
  • Practical and supportive workshops that build your confidence, skills and credibility.
  • Strategies to prepare for all types of media interview opportunities across print, radio, TV or online.
  • Practice skills and gain experience for handling down the barrel news style, live or pre-recorded TV and radio, news-style or on location interviews.
  • Train in working studios and experience a real-life media environment.
  • Speak clearly, confidently and authentically
  • Get your points across in succinct, memorable quotes and soundbites
  • Deal with tough issues and tricky, unexpected questions
  • Build your confidence manage your nerves and stay calm under pressure
  • Polish your vocal and presentation skills
Ann has a wealth of media industry knowledge and experience and was very open to sharing real, professional insights. I was nervous about doing media interviews, but Ann helped build my skills and confidence during the session and showed me how to share my key messages in a credible, engaging way. H…..
A really valuable workshop that demonstrated the depth of possible media talent in our organization and how we can use that talent to our advantage.  Ann did a great job holding the attention of our people, helping them shape their media messages and build their communication skills. She explained …..
Ann was great – direct, knowledgeable, and very engaging with her teaching. I came in with very little confidence about talking to the media and left the session with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to do an effective media interview……
Ann gave great practical advice and easy-to-apply frameworks that underscored the importance of interview planning and preparation. The hands-on interview practice was challenging (in a good way!)  and Ann’s insightful feedback was invaluable. I learned some great key messaging skills that I …..
Ann’s media training workshop was fantastic and I felt it was very well pitched to suit my needs. Ann provided really great video examples and easy-to-follow frameworks. I came out with more confidence to deal with the media. wouldn’t change a thing……

Spokesperson Coaching

“Just In Time” fast-track media coaching and real-life interview practice.

When the media calls or a great opportunity to be featured in the news lands suddenly in your lap, you need to hit the ground running.

You probably feel excited, but also a little scared, which isn’t surprising given that most people hate being put the spot and are terrified of public speaking… especially to a journalist.

But how do you nail a great interview with very little time to prepare?

I can help you swiftly prepare and rehearse for print, radio, TV and podcast interviews.

Your one on one coaching and media messaging session can be done either face to face, online via Zoom or even on the run, via your mobile device.

You will fine tune your key messages and do on the spot interview rehearsal with a real journalist, so you have the confidence to get in front of the camera or microphone and tell your story authentically and succinctly.

I’ll send you out with tips on to help you stay on-message and handle any tough or unexpected questions that may come your way.

Dealing with the media is a high stakes game…. get it right and you will score one of the best opportunities your business has to win over your audience.

As a journalist and media trainer I have spent more than two decades asking the tricky questions and helping complete media novices tell their unique, compelling stories even if they’ve never been on-camera before.

Whether your business has an inspiring story to share or you need to manage a tricky situation, I can help you make the most of every media opportunity and help you share your story with confidence, clarity and control.

In an emergency…break glass…and…

Ann’s media training workshop was fantastic and I felt it was very well pitched to suit my needs. Ann provided really great video examples and easy-to-follow frameworks. I came out with more confidence to deal with the media. wouldn’t change a thing……
Ann was great – direct, knowledgeable, and very engaging with her teaching. I came in with very little confidence about talking to the media and left the session with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to do an effective media interview……
Ann knows the ‘ media game’ and can help maximize your exposure through having inside knowledge on what journalists are looking for and how to ensure that you elicit every bit of your return on investment out of the print, radio, or television piece……
I rang Ann from a taxi to the airport to ask for help with fast-track coaching on how to get the best out of a live-to-air ABC TV interview that was doing the next day. Immediately after the interview, I was contacted by a number of industry decision-makers and a large consulting firm and have sin…..
Ann gave great practical advice and easy-to-apply frameworks that underscored the importance of interview planning and preparation. The hands-on interview practice was challenging (in a good way!)  and Ann’s insightful feedback was invaluable. I learned some great key messaging skills that I …..

Confidence on Camera

Present your own online video content with confidence

If you want to connect with your audience, you must be able to show up on camera.

The 24/7 digital media cycle and social media platforms have transformed the way we share ideas and information and fundamentally changed journalism.

Today anyone… and that includes you… can be a publisher, a reporter, a thought leader.

And the global COVID-19 pandemic has shown that connecting with audiences via a screen rather than from a stage, is now a vital communication skill for leaders and entrepreneurs.

Even after COVID, the most powerful way to connect and build trust and connection, will be through the lens of camera.

But presenting confidently and authentically on-camera… to be what we journalists call “good talent”… does not come naturally to most people.

Learn how to present confidently on camera and craft a story that holds your audience’s attention.

This training is not about creating out presentation-clones who speak in a highly rehearsed and contrived way, it’s about finding your voice, keeping it real, and being your authentic self.

Bespoke, Face-to-Face studio or online training packages available.

Ann was great – direct, knowledgeable, and very engaging with her teaching. I came in with very little confidence about talking to the media and left the session with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to do an effective media interview……
I rang Ann from a taxi to the airport to ask for help with fast-track coaching on how to get the best out of a live-to-air ABC TV interview that was doing the next day. Immediately after the interview, I was contacted by a number of industry decision-makers and a large consulting firm and have sin…..
Ann has a wealth of media industry knowledge and experience and was very open to sharing real, professional insights. I was nervous about doing media interviews, but Ann helped build my skills and confidence during the session and showed me how to share my key messages in a credible, engaging way. H…..
A really valuable workshop that demonstrated the depth of possible media talent in our organization and how we can use that talent to our advantage.  Ann did a great job holding the attention of our people, helping them shape their media messages and build their communication skills. She explained …..
Ann knows the ‘ media game’ and can help maximize your exposure through having inside knowledge on what journalists are looking for and how to ensure that you elicit every bit of your return on investment out of the print, radio, or television piece……

Video Content

Video content is now the most powerful way for you grow your brand and get noticed.

So, what better way to create broadcast quality video clips for your social media feed, website or electronic press kit than while you train?

With our Media Bites service, we can capture your best sound bites during your on-camera training and then create snappy, attention-grabbing video stories for you.

Whether you want a 30 second story for your socials or a more detailed promo video for your website, Media Bites are a fantastic communications strategy for your business and show that you are “good talent” in the eyes of the media.

As all our media coaching courses are tailored to your specific needs, we can build Media Bites into your package, so that you’re ready to face the media with skill and confidence and armed with your slickest sound bites.

A really valuable workshop that demonstrated the depth of possible media talent in our organization and how we can use that talent to our advantage.  Ann did a great job holding the attention of our people, helping them shape their media messages and build their communication skills. She explained …..
Ann was great – direct, knowledgeable, and very engaging with her teaching. I came in with very little confidence about talking to the media and left the session with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to do an effective media interview……
Ann gave great practical advice and easy-to-apply frameworks that underscored the importance of interview planning and preparation. The hands-on interview practice was challenging (in a good way!)  and Ann’s insightful feedback was invaluable. I learned some great key messaging skills that I …..
With Ann you’re in such good hands – it’s rare to have access to someone with her depth of industry knowledge and hands-on experience. The combination is absolutely priceless, providing practical insight and inspiration, and I’d heartily recommend that you invest in her services today……
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All my services are bespoke and are tailored to your specific needs, so lets chat about how I can help you make the most of every media opportunity.

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