What Can Media Training Do for You?

Have you ever fumbled your way through an interview, a presentation, or a simple explanation about what you do and why it’s relevant? Have you lost opportunities because of your lackluster presentation? If so, media training can help you express yourself more confidently and naturally, and teach you to share your ideas with more power and impact.

You Will Learn:

  • 10 Most Common Communications Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
  • How to Quiet Your Nerves and Bring Your “A” Game
  • How to Bulletproof Your Message
  • How to Hook an Audience
  • How to Make Your Message Stick
  • How to Use Body Language to Your Advantage in the Virtual World
  • The Power of the Pause

Training For:

  • Virtual Presentations & Meetings
  • TV Interviews
  • Book Tours
  • Panels
  • Keynote Speeches
  • Job Interviews
Full package — 3 hr intensive session with taped interview and follow up

Every client is different and we don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to media training. We customize our approach to meet each individual or group’s needs. However, there are some common goals and key strategies that we include in most sessions: 

Media training goals: You are given strategies to discuss your message with maximum power and impact — whether communicating in person or, these days, remotely. You learn how to: 

  • Make your message memorable 
  • Prioritize your core content 
  • Prepare for virtual interviews & presentations (including lighting, background, eyeline)
  • Face negatives head on 
  • Tell stories to connect with your audience 
  • Use body language to your advantage 

Initial session (2 hours): 

PART 1 — KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL COMMUNICATION

Interactive presentation that includes Core Message, Building a Narrative and Storytelling exercises. 

PART 2 — PRACTICE INTERVIEW: 

Practice interviews are recorded (on Zoom) so you can put into practice what you have just learned. 

Followup Session (1 hour): 

PART 3 — REVIEW 

We screen & review your practice interview and offer feedback. You’ll also get a list of your strengths and the challenge areas you should work on, and, when necessary, thoughtfully crafted talking points that emerge from the session. 

Hourly Sessions

Not everyone needs or wants the full package. Especially clients who already appear regularly on television. Hourly sessions allow us to target specific needs or problem areas. (There is a 2 hour minimum for first meetings.)

Group Sessions

I’m happy to customize presentations and workshops for small or large groups.

Women’s Coomunication Workshops

This interactive workshop is designed to address the specific communication needs of women.  Women leave feeling inspired and motivated because I give them concrete and actionable tips they can use to speak with confidence, connect with their audience, and make their message stick.

Praise for Kathleen:

Kathleen’s straightforward and easy-to-follow advice leaves HERlead Fellows feeling empowered and energized to communicate their passions to the world. The HERlead Fellowship is designed to equip young women with the leadership skills they need to effect global progress, and become their communities’ next generation of leaders. Kathleen’s public speaking and networking trainings are invaluable pieces of this leadership training, and the young women consistently report that her guidance allows them to unlock potential that they did not know they had. Kathleen has trained our Fellows for the past 4 years demonstrating her commitment to helping women and girls find their voices, and Vital Voices is honored to work with her.

-Kristen McAvoy, Senior Program Coordinator, Vital Voices Global Partnership

Please call to discuss how I can customize this high impact seminar for your group.

“Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening.”
– Dorothy Sarnoff