Media training for New Zealand newsmakers

Make the most of your next news interview or presentation by joining one of my media training workshops. Expert coaching is now available face to face or online via Zoom.

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Greg Ward media trainer

Expert coaching from a BBC broadcaster

Nothing can beat coaching and guidance from a working reporter. My training workshops will build your confidence and remove all the mystery from media engagement. The sessions are lively and entertaining, not confronting or embarrassing. You'll discover how to be an effective spokesperson; a great story-teller; and a valued media contact.

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Boardroom media training

Face to face boardroom training has resumed in Auckland and throughout New Zealand. These boardroom workshops meet the requirements of New Zealand's Red traffic light setting. With physical distancing, you can complete all the activities associated with a typical workshop. Boardroom media training is ideal for individuals, or small groups of two or three people together.

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Boardroom media training
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Online media training

All media training options are now available online, via Zoom. Training online can be less intimidating than face to face. But all the content remains the same - including recorded interview critiques. There's also a new section on how to look your best during live video conferencing.

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Media tips

Media tips

How to respond

  • Buy time - stall media calls for one hour
  • Check reporter deadlines & contact details
  • Ask reporters to email the questions
  • Gather facts before making comment
  • Plan two or three talking points

What do news editors want?

  • Local angles on national stories
  • Informed comment and opinion
  • Surveys and consumer trends
  • Solutions to customer problems
  • Conflict; drama and good pics
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"Greg is inspiring and focused. I learnt more in our half-day session than a 2-day course back in the UK. I would happily recommend Greg”


"Probably the most worthwhile training I have ever done not just because of what it was but because who delivered it. Greg was simply brilliant".

Campbell Brown | GrabOne

"I have done a number of media training workshops and yours was one of the most interactive and extremely interesting sessions I have experienced."

Gary Talbot QSM | Thames Valley Emergency Operating Area

"I think we all learned a lot from you. We couldn’t stop talking about the training after you left.  It is no wonder you are the best media trainer in the business!"

Tracey Ha | Presenter, SnowIQ

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