First-class Media Training for the UK Private & Public Sectors

Media Training

Our media training courses are tailored to get you the most out of television, radio and the press. We can assist at all levels, from raising awareness to full-on interview coaching

Crisis Management

In the event of a crisis, your communications need to be clear, confident and assured. Crisis media training will keep you in control and protect your reputation.

PR Training

Whether you need help with proactive PR planning, developing your crisis media strategy or delivering tactical campaigns we can help you target and influence your audience.

Communication Skills

Being able to communicate effectively is one of the most important life skills you’ll ever learn, and we are here to help you.

Tailored Media Training

Communicate with confidence, control and credibility.
Whether you have good news to tell or a potential media crisis, how you communicate is critical to your reputation. Handling the media doesn’t have to be a nerve racking experience. Preparation is the key to your success. Preparation starts with tailored training from our BBC experienced, expert media trainers.

I now feel more skilled and confident to pro- and re-actively use the media to effectively promote the FPA and its activities. I came away enthused and more skilled and confident to tackle the “Jeremy Paxman’s” of the media world.

Audrey Simpson Director : N. Ireland, FPA (Family Planning Association) May 13, 2014

Not only will you learn how to handle all types of media interviews, but also the communication techniques you need to diffuse potentially difficult situations and awkward questions. You will learn how to communicate your messages clearly to your target audience.

Our Media Trainers not only understand the media, but they will also research your organisation, your issues as well as help you develop and enhance your key messages.

  • Our highly effective Media Training combines theory with plenty of practical media interviews with video playback analysis.
  • We tailor individual interview scenarios, specifically for you.
  • We share our formulae for handling both crisis and success messages, dealing with aggressive questions from potentially hostile journalists and maintaining “grace under pressure”.
  • You’ll take part in realistic media interviews with tailored scenarios and playback analysis to prepare you for real-life Print, Radio and Television Interviews. You will learn how to identify your key messages and how to promote the good news within your organisation.
  • We alert you to the pitfalls, show how to stay on message and how to avoid those tricky journalistic traps that can so easily snare even seasoned media performers.
Media training works best when it is tailored to you, your organisation and your issues. We discuss your training programme with you, research your organisation and design a programme that will give you exactly what you want from your workshop. We’re also here for you after the course is over, offering free on-going support, rehearsal and advice for your next live media interview. Even more, we will come to you and run training in your own premises, anywhere in the UK or abroad if appropriate.
It’s always better to be well prepared, but despite our best efforts, unforeseen events can overtake us. A minor issue can rapidly become a potential media crisis and your hard earned reputation can suddenly be at stake. When journalists are about to start hammering at your door with a camera crew in tow, call us.
Our BBC experience trainers can lead you through the media minefield.
Our range of Media, PR and Communication skills courses are as tailored as are bespoke workshops. Effectively we run one to one training sessions in a group format. We only take four or five people on our public courses so that we can concentrate on each person, making sure you get exactly what you need from the training.We not only research your organisation and send out a pre course questionnaire, we’ll also discuss it with you to make sure that you get precisely what you need from the day.We have regular Public Training events scheduled in our Grade ll listed training centre in Buckinghamshire and in other venues across the UK.
Media Friendly only use BBC experienced journalists who are also highly skilled media trainers. Our Media Director, Andrew Carapiet, has worked at the highest level, as a Producer on The Ten O’Clock News, The Six O’Clock News and BBC Breakfast News, as well as Breakfast With Frost.
Andrew has also been delivering media training to Chief Executives and Executive Management Teams for more than fifteen yearsAndrew and our team of BBC experienced media trainers provide the highest quality media training to global organisations, government departments, the public sector, the NHS and major charities.