Introduction to Media Skills Training
Media interviews and public speaking can cause considerable stress. However, you and your team can handle these situations with calm confidence and authority with the proper preparation. Learn key techniques for dealing with interviews, speeches and press conferences from trainers with first hand experience as journalists and presenters in TV and radio.
“The quality of the training was of the highest standard and the facilitators put everyone at ease.”George (Georgios) Fella, Associate Director.
Structure & Scripting
Using the ‘GRID’ method to focus your message through script, structure and storytelling. Discover how to focus your ideas and content so they completely engage your audience with the most proven system in the world for building a story and persuading people.
Presenting to Camera
Learn the professional strategies used by broadcast journalists and TV presenters, so that you can increase your impact. Discover specific body language and voice techniques that boost your personal presence and gravitas, through making small changes that create a big difference, and understand how these techniques differ when presenting face to face versus to camera.
Uncover the most common technical challenges so that you can create the right impact online every time. Find out how to adapt your style to your audience to increase your gravitas, authority and impact. Finally, understand the different presentation styles and how to vary your personal style.
Develop your presence, authority and persuasion skills by learning the six key body language techniques used by great communicators. Then learn how to apply them to achieve maximum impact and influence in your meetings, pitches and presentations.
Discover advanced body language techniques that allow you to gain a dynamic and persuasive communication style when presenting both online and in-person – and the difference in approaches between the two – with examples from speakers and leaders who inspire us to listen.
Questioning & Listening Skills
Learn the ‘3 Levels of Questions’ that allow you to get to the root of the problem and gain a greater understanding of the people you meet and how they make their decisions. Understand how to build deeper connections with open questions (empathy vs. sympathy) and tailor what you say based on what your audience needs from you.
Alina JenkinsAward-Winning BBC Presenter, Broadcaster, Radio & Podcast Host
Alina Jenkins is an award-winning BBC presenter & broadcaster with a background in communicating science. She is also a keynote speaker, executive coach and hosts our podcasts.
Chetan PathakBBC Sport & News Presenter, Audiobook Narrator
Chetan is an award-winning Broadcast Journalist, with over 15 years experience working for the BBC across television and radio.
Jennifer BartramAward-Winning BBC TV & Radio Presenter
Jennifer is a multilingual TV and radio presenter who is passionate about language and communication.
Georgie PalmerBBC Broadcast Journalist, TV Presenter & Writer
Georgie Palmer is a broadcast journalist, TV presenter, voice-over artist, events host and writer with over 25 years presenting experience including 8 years at the BBC as a weather presenter and entertainment correspondent.
Can I customise my training to include multiple courses?
We are happy to build a training solution that fits your time, budget, and goals.
How do I prepare for a training session?
Our Client Services team will liaise with you to ensure all the timings, logistics and room/tech requirements are agreed ahead of the event. We also ask all delegates to complete a short questionnaire to help us understand individual challenges and goals. For some of our courses, we’ll ask you to bring a short presentation to work on. Otherwise, we just ask you to come with an open mind and be willing to learn.
What happens after I complete a training session?
We provide detailed workbooks for the training and encourage delegates to fill them in and refer to their notes regularly after the session. We also have a suite of blogs, podcasts and videos to support the learning.
What is included in with On-Demand training?
You’ll have access to your training instantly, anywhere in the world, at any time for a 3-month period, along with a digital PDF workbook to download. We also include an audiobook with 7 hours of additional content to deepen your learning.
What is the difference between one, two and three-day courses?
Simply, additional modules and learning plus more coaching time. We understand that time and budget are sometimes limited, so we offer one-day courses to provide a valuable foundation. Adding on additional days allows you to dive deeper into communication and presentation skills through advanced body language and managing difficult conversations to questioning, listening, and peak performance mindset. We are happy to tailor the training to meet your budget, time and goals.
What is the ratio of trainers to learners?
This depends on the type of training you’re looking at. For group training, our ratio is typically one trainer to four delegates; this allows for plenty of individual coaching and feedback. Our masterclasses are generally hosted by one presenter and up to 100 people.